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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 Draft Rankings

Christian McCaffrey Note
Christian McCaffrey photo 1. Christian McCaffrey RB - SF
McCaffrey remained "THE DUDE" at running back in fantasy last year. He was the RB1 in fantasy, finishing as an RB1 in 81% of his games and as a top 24 RB in every game he played. McCaffrey averaged 21.2 touches and 126.5 total yards per game while ranking second in carries, fourth in targets, and first in red zone touches among running backs. There's no reason to expect a falloff entering 2024. His deeper efficiency metrics all scream that he remains in the prime of his career after ranking fourth in explosive run rate and 10th in yards after contact last season (per Fantasy Points Data).
10 weeks ago
Tyreek Hill Note
Tyreek Hill photo 2. Tyreek Hill WR - MIA
Tyreek Hill was second overall in total points, scoring 299.2 points (19.9 per game). He recorded 1,717 receiving yards from 112 catches on 158 targets, showcasing his deep-threat ability with a longest reception of 78 yards and 12 touchdowns.
16 weeks ago
CeeDee Lamb Note
CeeDee Lamb photo 3. CeeDee Lamb WR - DAL
Through 18 weeks, CeeDee Lamb finished as the top WR in half-PPR formats, amassing 335.7 fantasy points (19.7 per game, second-best). He had 135 receptions on 181 targets, totaling 1,749 yards with a long catch of 92 yards. Lamb scored 12 receiving and 2 rushing touchdowns, displaying versatility and consistency throughout the season.
14 weeks ago
Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 4. Justin Jefferson WR - MIN
Justin Jefferson finished the season 5th in points per game (16.8) despite missing seven games and losing starting quarterback Kirk Cousins. Still, he had a standout season with 68 receptions from 100 targets, gaining a total of 1,074 receiving yards. Jefferson found the end zone 5 times, showcasing his ability to convert receptions into touchdowns. He commanded a 28% target share, 41% air yards share and finished 8th in weighted opportunity. Before Cousins' injury, he led all WRs in fantasy points scored (21.7 per game). Jefferson's ability to perform without Cousins last season suggests he can still produce in the Vikings 2024 offense that will be without it's former QB. He is going to fall in drafts as a result. But Weeks 15-18, Jefferson was still a clear-cut ALPHA without Cousins. 18.4 points per game (WR3) averaging 119 receiving yards per game.
6 weeks ago
Ja'Marr Chase Note
Ja'Marr Chase photo 5. Ja'Marr Chase WR - CIN
This Bengals offense could look very different in 2024, but one thing remains certain.
Ja'Marr Chase is going to be the focal point. He finished with an impressive stat line: 100 receptions (career-high) on 145 targets (26% target share), amassing 1,216 yards at an average of 12.2 yards per catch. Chase scored 7 touchdowns while ranking top-10 in red zone targets. Over 16 games, he totaled 212.7 fantasy points, averaging a strong 13.3 points per game (WR13). But we all know Chase left production on the table without his healthy star QB. Weeks 1-10 with Joe Burrow, Chase averaged 16.2 points per game (6th) and 19.6 expected points per game (fifth).
13 weeks ago
Amon-Ra St. Brown Note
Amon-Ra St. Brown photo 6. Amon-Ra St. Brown WR - DET
Amon-Ra St. Brown (DET): St. Brown finished third with 247.5 points (16.5 per game). He had 112 receptions for 1,371 yards and 9 touchdowns, proving to be a reliable target with a 12.2 yards per reception average. In the season's entirety, St. Brown commanded a 30% target share (6th) and 34% air yards share. He finished 4th overall in total receiving EPA and 11th in total weighted opportunity.
12 weeks ago
Breece Hall Note
Breece Hall photo 7. Breece Hall RB - NYJ
Despite recuperating from an extensive knee injury, it didn't derail Hall in his second season. He finished the season as the RB6 in fantasy points per game with 299 touches and 1,585 total yards. Hall was 12th in opportunity share and second in weighted opportunities, and in Weeks 5-18, he averaged 20.2 touches and 102.5 total yards. A huge part of his value last season came from his pass game usage, as he led all running backs in targets, receiving yards, and receptions. While some of this was part of the fallout of Zach Wilson at the helm, Hall should remain a focal point for the passing attack in 2024. He was a baller as a receiver last season, ranking third in yards per route run and fourth in expected fantasy points per route run (per Fantasy Points Data). Hall is a top-five fantasy running back in all formats.
10 weeks ago
Bijan Robinson Note
Bijan Robinson photo 8. Bijan Robinson RB - ATL
The Arthur Smith experiment capsized what could have been an enormous rookie season for Robinson. He ranked ninth in snap share, third in targets, sixth in receptions, and fourth in receiving yards among running backs, but he finished as the RB17 in fantasy points per game. Robinson was the RB12 in expected fantasy points per game, but his opportunity share ranked 31st, and he was also 32nd in red zone touches with Smith's insistence on utilizing Tyler Allgeier. If Robinson receives the bulk of the high-leverage touches under the new Falcons regime, he should crush in 2024. Last year, he ranked 23rd in explosive run rate, 17th in yards after contact per attempt, and 25th in yards per route run (per Fantasy Points Data). Robinson is a locked-in RB1 for 2024.
10 weeks ago
A.J. Brown Note
A.J. Brown photo 9. A.J. Brown WR - PHI
A.J. Brown rounded out the top five WRs, scoring 237.2 points (14.8 per game). He had 105 receptions for 1,447 yards and 7 touchdowns, demonstrating his ability to make big plays with a longest catch of 59 yards. Brown's only blemish was he - like the Eagles' entire offense - did not finish strong. In weeks 11-17, even with Goedert out of the lineup for a handful of games, AJB was out-scored by DeVonta Smith as the WR25 and WR35 in points per game. If the Eagles' late-season collapse trickles over in 2024, Brown's production might take a hit.
14 weeks ago
Puka Nacua Note
Puka Nacua photo 10. Puka Nacua WR - LAR
Puka Nacua is so clearly the alpha in the Rams passing game. 9 catches for 181 yards and 2 TDs on 10 targets (29%) with 100 yards coming after the catch in his final game of his rookie season, capped off a historic rookie campaign that saw him break the receptions and receiving yards records for a first-year player. In his 18 games played, Nacua posted a 29% target share and 15.3 points per game (4th among all WRs). First in yards after the catch, 3rd in receiving EPA and 14th in weighted opportunity.
13 weeks ago
Jonathan Taylor Note
Jonathan Taylor photo 11. Jonathan Taylor RB - IND
It was a weird year for Jonathan Taylor all around. From contract disputes to injuries, we rarely got to see Taylor fully ramped up and healthy in 2023. Entering his age-25 season, Taylor remains firmly in the prime of his career. In Weeks 7-18, he handled 21 touches per game, churning out 99.4 total yards per game. While many of his efficiency metrics were depressed last season, Taylor still ranked 13th in yards after contact per attempt, which tells me all I need to know. He's still one of the best backs in the league and should remain a locked-in RB1 after finishing last season as the RB12 in fantasy points per game. A rushing attack fueled by Taylor and Anthony Richardson should be a nightmare for defensive coordinators this season.
8 weeks ago
Jahmyr Gibbs Note
Jahmyr Gibbs photo 12. Jahmyr Gibbs RB - DET
Every nerd who said the Lions were foolish for selecting Gibbs in the first round has a tiny bit of egg on their face. Gibbs finished the season as the RB8 in fantasy points per game and fantasy points per opportunity. He was a tackle-breaking blur last season, ranking 18th in yards after contact per attempt and 11th in missed tackles forced per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). After David Montgomery returned from injury, Gibbs averaged 14.1 touches and 73.1 total yards per game. Montgomery isn't going anywhere, but that doesn't mean Gibbs can't be a top-shelf RB1 again in 2024.
8 weeks ago
Kyren Williams Note
Kyren Williams photo 13. Kyren Williams RB - LAR
Williams was a revelation in 2023 as he quickly kicked Cam Akers to the curb, taking over the starting job in Week 2. Williams was the RB2 in fantasy points per game, ranking fourth in red zone touches, first in snap share, and fourth in opportunity share. Among 68 qualifying backs, he ranked 25th in missed tackles forced per attempt and 27th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Despite his smaller frame, Sean McVay had no issues leaning on Williams as his bellcow. In Weeks 2-17, he averaged 22.3 touches and 117.8 total yards playing at least 72% of the snaps in ten of 11 games played. The only knock on Williams' usage last season was his pass-game role. Despite entering the NFL as a ballyhooed passing down back, Williams only ranked 18th in target share and 58th in yards per route run (among 60 qualifying backs). Williams will need to reprise his every-down role in 2024 or see a bump in passing game usage to retain his high-end RB1 status, which is possible.
10 weeks ago
Brandon Aiyuk Note
Brandon Aiyuk photo 14. Brandon Aiyuk WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk operated as the more traditional WR1 in the 49ers offense in 2023, leading the team with nearly 1,500 receiving yards and 8 TDs in 19 games played despite a mediocre role in the red zone. He led the 49ers offense with a 24% target share and 39% air yards share (15th). 20th overall in weighted opportunity. Aiyuk averaged 12.4 fantasy points per game (WR19) finishing with career-highs across the board in his fourth season. Entering a contract year at age 26, we still may not have seen the best to come from Aiyuk fresh off a second consecutive top-15 WR finish in half-PPR. His efficiency numbers are off the charts as a top-5 finisher in yards per route run in 2023.
10 weeks ago
Saquon Barkley Note
Saquon Barkley photo 15. Saquon Barkley RB - PHI
The Philly front office has officially gaslit the entire Giants' fanbase. Barkley's move to the Eagles might be met with some blowback because people are worried about his touchdown equity with Jalen Hurts. Barkley and D'Andre Swift are not close to being in the same talent area code. Bringing in Barkley means we likely see a downtick of Hurts' goalline dives in 2024. While the overall counting stats for Barkley look depressed, he's still very much an every-down bell cow with juice left in the tank entering his age-27 season. Last season, he played at least 70% of the snaps in 11 of his 14 games while ranking second in opportunity share and ninth in weighted opportunities. Last season, Barkley was still an explosive player, ranking 17th in explosive run rate, but his tackle-breaking metrics took a hit as he was 37th in missed tackles forced per attempt and 33rd in yards after contact per attempt (minimum 50 carries per Fantasy Points Data). Barkley remains a stud RB1.
6 weeks ago
Josh Allen Note
Josh Allen photo 16. Josh Allen QB - BUF
The fantasy track record Josh Allen has compiled is impressive. His yearly finishes in fantasy scoring since 2019: QB7, QB1, QB1, QB2, QB1. He's thrown for more than 4,000 yards in each of his last four seasons, averaging 4,385 passing yards and 34.3 TD passes over that span. Allen adds immense value as a runner. We probably shouldn't expect a repeat of the 15 rushing touchdowns he had this season, since his previous single-season high was nine. But Allen has averaged 596 rushing yards and 9.0 TD runs over the last five years. A spring trade that sent Stefon Diggs to the Texans brings the caliber of the Bills pass-catching into question, but even with a loss of WR firepower, Allen still has a strong case to be considered the QB1.
2 weeks ago
Garrett Wilson Note
Garrett Wilson photo 17. Garrett Wilson WR - NYJ
Garrett Wilson's 2023 peripheral metrics are tantalizing, with his actual production lackluster based on the horrible QB play in New York this past season. He finished with 95 receptions from a whopping 168 targets, amassing 1,042 receiving yards. Wilson only found the end zone three times. He wrapped up the year with 165.7 fantasy points in half-PPR formats, which placed him 31st overall among wide receivers, averaging 9.7 points per game (39th). Wilson was targeted on 30% of the Jets' passing plays, the 5th highest share in the league, and he led the NFL with a 46% air yards share. Assuming the Jets' quarterback play stabilizes and improves, Wilson's ceiling could rise even further in 2024.
15 weeks ago
Deebo Samuel Sr. Note
Deebo Samuel Sr. photo 18. Deebo Samuel Sr. WR - SF
Deebo Samuel was electric during the fantasy football season, finishing as the fantasy WR12 overall in 15 games played averaging 14.2 points per game as the WR9.
The dominant YAC receiver ranked second on the team in target share (22%) and second in total TDs (12) with his dual usage as both a rusher/receiver. Samuel finished the year with the most total red-zone touches among all WRs. As we project Samuel into 2024, two things need to be strongly considered. First, his injury history is based on how physical of a player he is. Second, he may experience impending TD regression given he scored more fantasy points above expectation than any other WR from Weeks 1-17. He was the WR26 in expected points per game (10.9). His rushing production is difficult to rely on year-to-year, and Brandon Aiyuk is continuing his ascent into the top-tier WR conversation entering a contract year.
10 weeks ago
Marvin Harrison Jr. Note
Marvin Harrison Jr. photo 19. Marvin Harrison Jr. WR - FA
Marvin Harrison Jr.'s tenure at Ohio State was marked by rapid development, transitioning from a reserved role as a true freshman to a dominant force by his sophomore year. Although given the talent he was competing with for targets as a freshman in 2021 at Ohio State - Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba - it's no wonder Harrison couldn't crack the starting lineup. But the 19-year-old finally drew his first start in the Rose Bowl going nuclear to the tune of 6 catches for 71 yards and 3 TDs. Harrison's junior year further solidified his status as a premier talent, earning him a Heisman Trophy finalist nod-a rare feat for a wide receiver. He concluded the season with 67 receptions for 1,211 yards and 14 TDs. That awarded him not only a 44% dominator rating (second-best mark in the class) but the 2023 Fred Biletnikoff Award bestowed to the best WR in college football.
12 weeks ago
Davante Adams Note
Davante Adams photo 20. Davante Adams WR - LV
Davante Adams showed no signs of slowing down despite the QB carousel in Las Vegas. 45% air yard share (nearly 1,900 air yards, 2nd among all WRs) and a league-leading 33% target share with 103 catches on a whopping 175 targets, he notched 1,144 yards at an average of 11.1 yards per reception. Adams' ability to find the end zone was on full display as he secured 8 touchdowns, with the second-most red-zone targets in the NFL (29).
Adams racked up 213.9 points, averaging 12.6 points per game, which placed him as the 18th wide receiver in points per game and WR11 overall. Even at 31 years old, he's shown to still be QB-proof to be a high-end fantasy WR2.
14 weeks ago
Mike Evans Note
Mike Evans photo 21. Mike Evans WR - TB
Mike Evans ranked as the WR4 Iin 2023, totaling 239.3 points (14.4 per game, WR8). He caught 76 passes for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns, displaying his scoring prowess with a long catch of 75 yards. He re-signed a two-year deal with the Buccaneers, keeping his talents in Tampa Bay.
7 weeks ago
Chris Olave Note
Chris Olave photo 22. Chris Olave WR - NO
The usage metrics were ALL there for Chris Olave, who commanded a 25% target share and 40% air yards share (over 1,800 air yards, 8th). Olave made a significant impact with 87 receptions from 138 targets (12th), and he amassed 1,123 receiving yards (17th). He found the end zone 5 times ranked 21st among wide receivers in points per game. Nothing about Olave's talent suggests he should be a fantasy WR2, but that's likely going to be the case with Derek Carr back at QB. However, the duo showed glimpses of improvement in the second half of the season after the bye week as Olave ranked second in catchable target rate (89%) averaging 12.7 points per game (WR16).
14 weeks ago
DJ Moore Note
DJ Moore photo 23. DJ Moore WR - CHI
D.J. Moore finished with 96 receptions on 136 targets, accumulating 1,364 receiving yards, and 8 touchdowns. These impressive numbers placed him as the 6th overall wide receiver in total fantasy points and 10th in fantasy points per game with an average of 14.0. More impressively, he captured a 43% air yards share within his team, the 4th highest in the league, and garnered a top-10 target share at 29%. His 6th place in weighted opportunity highlights his importance in the offensive scheme, combining targets and air yards to showcase his integral role in the Bears' passing game. A notable aspect of Moore's season was his performance with quarterback Justin Fields over 12 games. During this stretch, Moore averaged 16.8 points per game, demonstrating high-end WR1 production. He amassed over 1,100 yards and 8 touchdowns, with an impressive 91 receiving yards per game. Therefore, fantasy managers need to adjust expectations if/when Fields gets replaced by a rookie QB, that will likely hinder Moore's fantasy upside in 2024. As will the addition of a target machine, WR Keenan Allen.
6 weeks ago
Sam LaPorta Note
Sam LaPorta photo 24. Sam LaPorta TE - DET
Sam LaPorta was a revelation as a rookie, catching 86 passes for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns to finish as the overall TE1. What can LaPorta do for an encore in Year 2? It might be hard for Sammy Ballgame to improve upon or even equal his 2023 touchdown total, but it's reasonable to think he could improve upon his average of 52.3 receiving yards per game and his 7.4 yards per target. LaPorta's age-22 season was a triumph, and he could be one of the top tight ends in the league -- and in fantasy football -- for years to come. Based on the splash he made at such a tender age, there's a strong case to be made that LaPorta should be the first TE selected in 2024 fantasy drafts.
13 weeks ago
Jalen Hurts Note
Jalen Hurts photo 25. Jalen Hurts QB - PHI
Jalen Hurts finished QB2 in fantasy scoring in 2023, but there are reasons for concern heading into the 2024 season. After averaging 25.6 fantasy points per game during a banner 2022 campaign, Hurts' scoring average dropped to 21.9 FPPG in 2023. His passing yardage per game fell from 246.7 to 226.9, and his yardage per attempt slipped from 8.0 to 7.2. Hurts also had slippage in completion percentage and touchdown rate, and his passer rating plummeted from 101.5 to 89.1. On the bright side, Hurts provided ample rushing value, with 605 rushing yards and 15 TD runs, the most ever for a quarterback in a single season. The fear is that Hurts' fantasy value could take a tumble in 2024 if there's a significant drop-off in rushing touchdowns. TD runs accounted for 24.1% of Hurts' 2023 fantasy points. If Hurts is to remain a top-three fantasy quarterback, he'll probably need to boost his passing efficiency.
15 weeks ago
Travis Etienne Jr. Note
Travis Etienne Jr. photo 26. Travis Etienne Jr. RB - JAC
From a top-down view, Etienne's 2023 season looks like a smashing success as he was the RB7 in fantasy points per game, logging 325 touches with 1,484 total yards and 12 total touchdowns. If you rostered him last year, you know that his weekly performances left something to be desired down the stretch, and it was a Jekyll and Hyde type of runout. In Weeks 1-8, he averaged 22.3 touches and 106.2 total yards as the RB4 in fantasy points per game. After Week 9, he saw a big dip in his production as he averaged 16.3 touches and 70.5 total yards for the rest of the season as the RB22 in fantasy points per game. Etienne deserves to be in the RB1 conversation for 2024, but we can't ignore these splits and the Jaguars offensive line that finished 32nd in Fantasy Points rush grade and adjusted yards before contact per attempt. Etienne could easily improve upon last year's stats in 2024, but the Jaguars have work upfront to do this offseason.
8 weeks ago
Derrick Henry Note
Derrick Henry photo 27. Derrick Henry RB - BAL
Some players are simply built differently. Henry has and remains one of those guys. Last year, at age 29, he ranked first in rushing attempts and second in rushing yards while showing little drop-off in his efficiency metrics. Last season, among 68 qualifying backs, Henry ranked ninth in explosive run rate and 11th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). While he will cross the dreaded age 30 threshold this year, it's tough to project a drop-off for Henry and any reasons that he can't continue to chug along as an RB1., especially when Henry has proven over the last two seasons that his pass game utility should increase despite his advancing age. Over the last two years, Henry has ranked 11th and 14th in TPRR and seventh and first in YPRR among backs. The big fellow isn't slowing down. Continue to believe in the King in 2024 as the Ravens' workhorse back.
6 weeks ago
De'Von Achane Note
De'Von Achane photo 28. De'Von Achane RB - MIA
Achane was part of the new wave of explosive young rushers to hit the scene last season. He finished as the RB5 in fantasy points per game. In the eight games he played at least 41% of the snaps, Achane averaged 14.2 touches and 113.8 total yards. Any fantasy gamer who falls in love with efficiency stats will love Achane. He was so damn good last year, ranking first in explosive run rate, third in missed tackles forced per attempt, and second in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). If he can overtake Raheem Mostert as the team's primary goal-line rusher, Achane could finish as a top-three back in 2024.
8 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson Note
Lamar Jackson photo 29. Lamar Jackson QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson has long been the best running quarterback in football -- and quite possibly the best of all time. But Jackson made enormous striders as a passer in 2023, thriving under the tutelage of first-year Ravens offensive coordinator Todd Monken. Jackson established new career highs in passing yardage (3,678), completion percentage (67.2%) and yards per attempt (8.0). And of course, Jackson provided plenty of fantasy value as a runner, with 821 rushing yards and five TD runs. Jackson finished QB4 in fantasy scoring in 2023 despite being held out of the season finale, and he had a spectacular stretch run for his fantasy managers, averaging 27.8 fantasy points per game in Weeks 14-17. Jackson will once again take his rightful place on the top QB tier for 2024 fantasy drafts.
15 weeks ago
Nico Collins Note
Nico Collins photo 30. Nico Collins WR - HOU
Nico Collins' third-year breakout was truly remarkable. The former Michigan product had glimpses of potential in his first two seasons, but being paired with C.J. Stroud unlocked his fantasy ceiling in 2023. He was a YAC God. Nearly 1500 receiving yards with 1,370 air yards. 641 yards came after the catch. 24% target share. His 3.11 yards per route run ranked second among all WRs. Only three other players have accomplished this feat since 2017 - Tyreek Hill, Cooper Kupp and Julio Jones. Collins averaged 14.6 points per game in 17 games played in 2023 and 15.7 points per game in 15 games played alongside Stroud. Even if newly acquired veteran Stefon Diggs eats into Collins' target share, his efficiency should remain high with another viable weapon for the defense to be concerned about.
3 weeks ago
DK Metcalf Note
DK Metcalf photo 31. DK Metcalf WR - SEA
D.K. Metcalf finished 2023 with 66 receptions on 119 targets (23% target share), accumulating 1,114 yards and over 1,500 air yards (40% air yards share, 14th), averaging 16.9 yards per reception as the WR16 overall. 22nd in weighted opportunity. His longest catch of the season was a notable 73-yard play. He demonstrated his big-play capability with 37 receptions of 20+ yards (10th) and finished 20th in points per game (12.0). Metcalf scored 8 touchdowns, underlining his scoring prowess over 16 games with the 5th-most end-zone targets (15). He missed the first game of his NFL career in 2023. He's an Iron Man and a staple of consistency as high-end fantasy WR2.
13 weeks ago
Patrick Mahomes II Note
Patrick Mahomes II photo 32. Patrick Mahomes II QB - KC
Could Patrick Mahomes be a bargain in 2024 fantasy drafts? That will be a distinct possibility if enough fantasy managers are scared off by a disappointing 2023 campaign in which Mahomes finished QB8 in fantasy scoring. Mahomes averaged 261.4 passing yards per game last season, the fewest in his six years as the Chiefs' starting quarterback. He also hit a six-year low in yards per attempt (6.9) and touchdown rate (4.0%). Mahomes is too good to have "lost it." The easy explanation is that Mahomes simply didn't have enough pass-catching firepower. Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is 34 and may have reached the slowdown phase of his career. WR Rashee Rice put up good numbers in 2023, but Rice is a non-traditional receiver who had an average depth of target of only 4.8 yards and made his living off schemed-up receptions. If Kansas City adds a couple of quality receivers -- and they already added speedster Marquise Brown in free agency -- Mahomes should be back in business. We are, after all, talking about a player who's won two MVP awards, has had two 5,000-yard passing seasons and has had a 50-TD season. Mahomes is on the shortlist of the best pure passers to ever play in the NFL. Fade him at your own peril.
2 weeks ago
Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 33. Josh Jacobs RB - GB
Well, if you had worries about Josh Jacobs following up his nearly 400-touch season in 2022 with a dud last year, your fears were validated. Jacobs was limited to 13 games played (quad strain in Week 13) and looked like someone sucked out his tackle-breaking ability with a straw when he was active. Jacobs wasn't the same guy who, in 2022, ranked 18th in yards per touch, 13th in yards created per touch, and second in evaded tackles. Last season, Jacobs had the 12th-highest stuff rate while also crawling in at 37th in missed tackles forced per attempt and 44th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). He enters the Green Bay Packers' depth chart as the clear and unquestioned RB1 with Aaron Jones gone and A.J. Dillon unlikely to return. Jacobs could be this season's Rachaad White. A back who has an elite role while producing mediocre tackle-breaking stats en route to an RB1 season.
6 weeks ago
Jaylen Waddle Note
Jaylen Waddle photo 34. Jaylen Waddle WR - MIA
Tyreek Hill will be at the top of nearly every single fantasy football draft, whereas Jaylen Waddle will be drafted much later than in 2024 after his worst professional season to date. WR34 overall and WR24 in points per game (11.6). He still managed over 1,000 receiving yards in 14 games but he scored just 4 times. But his 24% target share was still excellent. He also posted his highest yards per route run (6th) and PFF receiving grade of his career (5th). Probably a sharp buy-low candidate.
14 weeks ago
Drake London Note
Drake London photo 35. Drake London WR - ATL
Drake London's usage numbers were strong in 2023, commanding a 23% target share and 31% air yards share. Over 1,200 air yards, 69 catches and 905 receiving yards, but with just 2 TDs. The lack of TDs positioned London as the WR39 overall, averaging just 8.7 points per game (WR46). Like many WRs, London's ceiling cannot be realized unless the Falcons improve their QB play. Until that happens, he's a talented real-life WR relegated to fantasy WR3 status. Hello, Kirk Cousins.
6 weeks ago
Mark Andrews Note
Mark Andrews photo 36. Mark Andrews TE - BAL
An ankle injury in Week 11 ended Mark Andrews' regular season prematurely, but before he went down, he was having a characteristically productive season, ranking fourth among tight ends in fantasy scoring. Andrews' yearly finishes in fantasy points per game (0.5 PPR) since his second-year breakout in 2019: TE4, TE4, TE1, TE3, TE4. Over that fruitful five-year run, he's averaged 4.9 receptions, 60.6 receiving yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. Andrews should once again be a prominent contributor in the Baltimore passing attack in 2024 and should be one of the first three tight ends to come off the board in fantasy drafts.
13 weeks ago
Michael Pittman Jr. Note
Michael Pittman Jr. photo 37. Michael Pittman Jr. WR - IND
Michael Pittman Jr. proved his alpha status all year long in the Colts offense with 109 receptions (7th) on 156 targets, accumulating 1,152 yards, averaging 10.6 yards per catch. Like Josh Downs, he had an equally bad TD production with only 4 TDs. Even so, in 16 games, racking up 195.7 fantasy points (WR15 overall), which averages out to 12.2 points per game (WR19). Nearly 1300 air yards (33% air yards share), with a 30% target share to boot - 4th-highest among all WRs. Pittman comes with a super-high floor that could be further unlocked with better TD variance in 2024. He will return to the Colts after signing a long-term contract extension.
6 weeks ago
Isiah Pacheco Note
Isiah Pacheco photo 38. Isiah Pacheco RB - KC
Pacheco settled in a strong RB2 last season (RB14), but he could have even more upside in 2024 if the team doesn't retain Jerick McKinnon. In the four games he played without McKinnon active, Pachecho averaged 20.2 touches and 100.7 total yards. He was Kansas City's workhorse, as he played at least 70% of the snaps in three of those four games. The second-year back rewarded their faith in him as he was 12th in explosive run rate and 26th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Among 48 qualifying backs, he also ranked 28th in yards per route run. Pacheco had plenty of high-leverage usage last season, ranking seventh in red zone touches and third on Kansas City in red zone targets. He's a solid RB2 who could easily run hot with touchdowns and climb into the RB1 category in 2024.
8 weeks ago
Amari Cooper Note
Amari Cooper photo 39. Amari Cooper WR - CLE
Amari Cooper's season-long statistics were impressive during the fantasy football season despite playing with 4 different QBs. 10th in yards (1,250) and tied for second behind only Tyreek Hill in 20 yards gains (42). 10th-highest air yards share at 41%.
17th in points per game (12.7) as the WR18 overall through 17 games. But projecting Cooper ahead, we can look at his 5-game splits with Deshaun Watson has his QB. 23% target share, 42% air yards share were in-line with his full season long usage numbers. Averaged just under 100 receiving yards per game. 14.8 fantasy points per game (6th) and 15.7 expected fantasy points per game (15th).
14 weeks ago
Kenneth Walker III Note
Kenneth Walker III photo 40. Kenneth Walker III RB - SEA
Walker continues to hum along as a dependable RB2 in fantasy (RB20 last season) despite dealing with a myriad of injuries in 2023. Walker worked through a bruised shoulder, a strained oblique, a chest issue, and a tender calf last season. This didn't stop him from averaging 17.3 touches and 82 total yards in the 14 games that he played at least 41% of the snaps. Walker remains one of the best pure rushers in the game while sitting at fourth in missed tackles forced per attempt and 26th in explosive run rate last season (minimum 50 carries per Fantasy Points Data). Zach Charbonnet will continue to be a weekly worry as he siphons off red zone and pass game work, but Walker should still lead the backfield in touches this year.
8 weeks ago
Rashee Rice Note
Rashee Rice photo 41. Rashee Rice WR - KC
Rashee Rice caught 105 balls for 1,200 yards in 20 games played in 2023 with 8 receiving TDs (19% target share). The former standout from SMU averaged 10.9 fantasy points per game - 29th. His role grew substantially after Week 6, and the rookie delivered averaging 12.1 points per game - placing him firmly inside the top 20. Rice finished the year with a 28% target rate per route run - 13th among all WRs last season. He was Patrick Mahomes's primary underneath option with the lowest average depth of target in the NFL among WRs (5.2). Rice finished the season 6th in targets inside the 10-yard line - more than Travis Kelce. The only "concern" for the Chiefs WR entering Year 2 is that Kansas City will be a favorite team to add more competition at the WR position. So far they have added Marquise Brown. And given Rice's new legal situation, he will likely be facing a suspension, shrouding his availability for the start of the 2024 NFL season.
6 days ago
Malik Nabers Note
Malik Nabers photo 42. Malik Nabers WR - FA
Malik Nabers, a junior wide receiver from LSU, made significant waves in the college football scene with his impressive 3-year career. Standing at 6 feet and weighing 200 pounds, Nabers led all college wide receivers during the regular season with 86 receptions for 1,546 yards and 14 touchdowns (34% dominator rating). Over his collegiate career, he accumulated 186 receptions for 2,983 yards and 21 touchdowns, showcasing his consistent development and explosive playmaking ability. His 28% career college dominator rating ranks 3rd among all WRs in the 2024 draft class. But what's more impressive is Nabers' age-adjusted production. Broke out at 18 years old in 2021 as a freshman. A great sign of things to come for him at the next level.
12 weeks ago
Rachaad White Note
Rachaad White photo 43. Rachaad White RB - TB
Rachaad White was Leonard Fournette 2.0 for Tampa Bay last season. An inefficient rusher whose pass game role and every down snap share vaults them to RB1 land. Last year, White was the RB10 in fantasy, ranking fourth in snap share, seventh in opportunity share, and fourth in weighted opportunities. He also ranked top-ten in carries (second), targets (ninth), and red zone touches (ninth). White didn't do nearly as much with that volume as we'd hoped. Among 49 qualifying backs, White ranked 42nd in missed tackles forced per attempt, 40th in explosive run rate, and 45th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). While he was eighth in overall target volume among running backs, he was only 43rd in targets per route run and 18th in yards per route run. White could easily roll back into 2024 as the Bucs do it all back, but don't be surprised if the team drafts a running back to help him shoulder the load.
7 weeks ago
C.J. Stroud Note
C.J. Stroud photo 44. C.J. Stroud QB - HOU
A magnificent rookie season for C.J. Stroud has fans and fantasy managers clamoring for more in 2024, and the trade that brought WR Stefon Diggs to the Texans gives the young quarterback one of the best sets of pass catchers in the league. The second overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft behind Bryce Young, Stroud was a revelation in his first NFL season, throwing for 4,108 yards and 23 touchdowns in 15 games. Stroud ranked third in the league in passing yardage per game (273.9) among QBs with at least six starts, third in yards per attempt (8.2), sixth in passer rating (101.8) and first in interception percentage (1.0%). The future looks bright for Stroud, who, in addition to Diggs, can also leverage the talents of exciting young WRs Nico Collins and Tank Dell. Stroud doesn't provide a great deal of rushing value, with only 167 rushing yards and three touchdown runs, but his proficiency as a passer will make him a coveted fantasy asset in 2024 drafts.
2 weeks ago
Tank Dell Note
Tank Dell photo 45. Tank Dell WR - HOU
Tank Dell posted an identical air yards share to Nico Collins (31%) while falling just short in target share (21%). Note that Dell posted over 1,000 air yards in just 10 games played.
In those games, Dell posted a 20.5% target share, 33% air yards share and 14.2 points per game. In the 8 games, Collins and Dell played together - each missed a game with injury - the production was nearly identical. 13.9 points per game for Collins and 14 points per game for Dell.
13 weeks ago
DeVonta Smith Note
DeVonta Smith photo 46. DeVonta Smith WR - PHI
Over the last two seasons, DeVonta Smith has FEASTED when A.J. Brown or Dallas Goedert has missed games. This season, Smith was WR16 from Weeks 11-18 after DG got hurt. Including the postseason, Smith averaged 13.6 points per game (backend fantasy WR1 numbers). But before Week 11, Smith was WR25 overall averaging 10.9 points per game (WR29). Again, Smith's talent is undeniable, but it's clear that for him to be a fantasy WR1, somebody else in the Eagles passing game has to take a step back. Overall, Smith finished the year 20th in points per game (12.2) with a 24% target share.
14 weeks ago
James Cook Note
James Cook photo 47. James Cook RB - BUF
Cook looks like a locked-in RB1 in 2024. After Joe Brady took over as the Bills' offensive coordinator, his season took off. In Weeks 11-18, Cook was the RB11, averaging 19.6 touches and 104.3 total yards per game. Yes, he only played more than 60% of the snaps twice during that stretch, but it didn't matter. When he was on the field, he was being fed the rock, and his pass game usage skyrocketed. After Week 10, he was 16th in target share (11.4%) among 34 qualifying backs while also ranking 10th in TPRR, fourth in receiving yards per game, and second in YPRR. The touchdown worries and red zone usage remain concerning. In the final seven games of the season, he did lead the running back room with a 48.1% snap rate inside the 20, but that number ranked 32nd out of 61 qualifying backs.
8 weeks ago
Stefon Diggs Note
Stefon Diggs photo 48. Stefon Diggs WR - HOU
2023 was a terrible year for Stefon Diggs. He was WR10 overall, but he averaged just 13 points per game as the WR15 in half-point scoring. And his lackluster finish is what had fantasy football gamers pulling their hair out. From Week 10 onward, Diggs was the WR45 averaging a meager 7.3 points and 42 receiving yards per game. This was right around the time the Bills swapped Joe Brady as their new offensive coordinator as Ken Dorsey was fired after Week 10's loss to the Denver Broncos. And it's not like Diggs wasn't seeing opportunities. On the year, the Bills' polarizing WR finished just below a 30% target share with over 1,800 air yards. 12th overall in weighted opportunity. Even during the bad finish, Diggs still had a 25% target share and strong route participation at 85%. That makes it tough to draft Diggs confidently coming off career-lows across the board entering his age 31 season. Even with C.J. Stroud as his QB, competition from both Tank Dell and Nico Collins could mark the end of Diggs' alpha WR status in fantasy football.
3 weeks ago
Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 49. Travis Kelce TE - KC
Once the gold standard at the TE position, Travis Kelce will still be the overall TE1 for a lot of people in 2024 fantasy drafts, but he will no longer be a unanimous choice. Kelce finished the 2023 regular season for 93-984-5. That would be a terrific season for any other tight end, but it was the first time since 2015 that Kelce fell short of 1,000 yards. The statistical decline suggests that the 34-year-old Kelce is starting to slow down, But then Kelce went on a postseason rampage, with 32-355-3 in four playoff games. Obviously, playing with QB Patrick Mahomes is a big plus for any pass catcher. Kelce might not be a first-round pick in fantasy leagues anymore, but he's still an immensely valuable asset.
10 weeks ago
Tee Higgins Note
Tee Higgins photo 50. Tee Higgins WR - CIN
Tee Higgins recorded 42 receptions from 76 targets, covering 656 yards with a notable average of 15.6 yards per reception. Demonstrating his big-play ability, Higgins had 14 receptions of 20+ yards to go along with a team-high 37% air yards share (17th) on just an 18% target share. He scored 5 touchdowns. Playing in 12 games, Higgins accumulated 116.6 fantasy points, averaging 9.7 points per game (WR40). He dealt with injuries throughout the season and failed to finish as a fantasy WR2 for the first time in the last three seasons. Ergo, 2023 stands out like a complete outlier for the 25-year-old WR, who will likely play for the Bengals for one more season after being franchise-tagged. The command of air yards shows that Higgins is still a dominant downfield receiver, as are the 4 games where he scored 20-plus fantasy points.
7 weeks ago
Cooper Kupp Note
Cooper Kupp photo 51. Cooper Kupp WR - LAR
Many will point to the injuries Cooper Kupp has dealt with throughout the season, as a reason to be concerned about him moving forward. He hasn't looked like himself all season and he will be 31 in 2024. A lot of his production was salvaged by his 5 receiving TDs. Posted a career-low yards per route run (1.77). Kupp was WR27 in points per game in 2023 despite a 26% target share.
14 weeks ago
Anthony Richardson Note
Anthony Richardson photo 52. Anthony Richardson QB - IND
Injuries limited Anthony Richardson to just four games in his rookie season, but that appetizer-sized portion of Richardson left fantasy managers craving an entree-sized portion in 2024. Richardson went on injured reserve in October after sustaining a grade-3 AC joint sprain in Week 5. He also missed a game after a Week 2 concussion. But in the two full games he played, Richardson was dazzling, with 21.9 fantasy points in Week 1 and 29.6 points in Week 4, good for weekly fantasy finishes of QB4 and QB2. Richardson had three TD passes and four TD runs. He averaged 0.43 fantasy points per snap. Putting that into perspective, Josh Allen, who led all QBs in fantasy scoring, averaged 0.36 fantasy points per snap. The 6-4, 244-pound Richardson has a rare combination of size and speed that makes him one of the best running QBs in the league. And based on the small 2023 sample, he may be a more advanced passer than he was billed as in the run-up to the 2023 NFL Draft. Richardson's fantasy stock is ready to soar.
14 weeks ago
Rome Odunze Note
Rome Odunze photo 53. Rome Odunze WR - FA
Washington's Rome Odunze's four-year career with the Huskies has been marked by consistent improvement, with his junior year in 2022 marking his status as one of college football's best WRs: accumulating 75 catches for 1,145 yards, averaging 15.3 yards per reception, with 7 TDs.
The 2023 season saw further improvement, with the 6-foot-3 and 215-pound WR amassing 81 catches for 1,428 yards and 13 TDs, leading to a spot on the AP first team among other awards en route to a career-high 33% dominator rating. And that was accomplished with him battling through a reported broken rib and punctured lung in late September.
Overall, he finished with the 4th-highest dominator rating in the class at 26%. Also broke out at the early age of 19 years old, during his sophomore campaign.
12 weeks ago
Joe Mixon Note
Joe Mixon photo 54. Joe Mixon RB - HOU
Joe Mixon and Rachaad White were the Spiderman GIF last season. Both were exceptionally inefficient runners who survived on volume and passing game work. Mixon was the RB11 last season, ranking eighth in snap share, third in opportunity share, and seventh in weighted opportunities. He was whopping fifth in carries and 13th in targets as Cincinnati worked in Chase Brown only sparingly. He has the opportunity to reprise that same workload in Houston. With only Dameon Pierce, J.J. Taylor, and Gerrid Doaks behind Mixon, he should be the unquestioned bellcow for the Texans in 2024. Last season, Mixon's per-touch efficiency was horrendous. He was 36th in yards per touch, 35th in yards created per touch, and 41st in breakaway run rate. That didn't stop him from being an RB1 last year, and it likely won't this season.
1 week ago
George Pickens Note
George Pickens photo 55. George Pickens WR - PIT
In four games with Mason Rudolph, George Pickens averaged a 24% target share, 44% air yards share, 14.6 fantasy points (backend fantasy WR1 numbers) and nearly 100 receiving yards per game. On the year, Pickens hauled in 63 receptions from 106 targets, accumulating 1,140 yards, which translated to a remarkable 18.1 yards per reception Weeks 1-18. Pickens closed out the season with 177.3 fantasy points, which gave him an impressive average of 10.3 points per game, ranking him 33rd among wide receivers in points per game. He finished with a 24% target share (6.5 targets per game) and 41% air yards share (13th in total air yards). Pickens offers a lot of upside if Pittsburgh can find the right guy under center. Russell Wilson offers much more upside than Kenny Pickett, given he is a threat to the throw the ball downfield (8th in deep ball rate in 2023). Pickens also will be true alpha in 2024, with Diontae Johnson traded to the Panthers. During the first 5 weeks of the 2023 season with DJ sidelined, Pickens was the WR13 in fantasy averaging 12.8 points per game (19th) with a 43% air yards share and 24% target share. Averaged nearly 80 receiving yards per game.
6 weeks ago
David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 56. David Montgomery RB - DET
David Montgomery wrapped up his first season in Detroit as a resounding success in real-life football and fantasy. He was the RB15 in fantasy as he managed the second 1,000-yard rushing season of his NFL career. Montgomery did see his volume limited down the stretch some, as he averaged 15 touches and 75.7 total yards after his return in Week 10. He'll continue to share the backfield load with Jahmyr Gibbs weekly, but in one of the best offenses in the NFL, that shouldn't be a massive worry for his 2024 outlook. Montgomery will be the early down hammer (19th in missed tackles forced per attempt, per Fantasy Points Data) and be plenty involved in the red zone. Last season, he was 15th in carries and fifth in red zone touches as he scored 13 touchdowns (fourth-most).
8 weeks ago
Keenan Allen Note
Keenan Allen photo 57. Keenan Allen WR - CHI
Keenan Allen was a league winner. Third in points per game. WR8 overall. 3rd in target share at 31%. He will be 32 in 2024. In yet, he showed no signs of slowing down with Justin Herbert as his QB. But he will face new challenges in 2024, after being traded to the Bears for a 4th-round pick. Allen himself is hurt by the transaction, given the massive downgrade in QB play, while he battles father time past age 30. Allen's avoided the age cliff up to this point, but a brand new situation with a rookie QB could be the beginning of his downfall.
6 weeks ago
Joe Burrow Note
Joe Burrow photo 58. Joe Burrow QB - CIN
If Joe Burrow gets a full season of good health in 2024, he'll likely be one of the more valuable fantasy assets at the QB position. The 2023 season was a frustrating one for Burrow, who got off to a slow start due in part to a calf injury he sustained in training camp, then went on injured reserve in mid-November with a wrist injury. Four games into the 2023 season, with his ailing calf clearly hindering his mobility and perhaps his throwing mechanics, Burrow was QB31 in fantasy scoring averaging 8.4 fantasy points per game. Then he caught fire, averaging 296.0 yards and 2.4 TD passes over a five-game stretch from Week 5 to Week 10 in which he was QB4 in fantasy points per game. That's the Burrow we hope to see in 2024 if his health cooperates. He'll once again get to work with his longtime LSU and Bengals teammate Ja'Marr Chase, one of the finest wide receivers in the game.
14 weeks ago
Dak Prescott Note
Dak Prescott photo 59. Dak Prescott QB - DAL
After a disappointing, injury-marred season in 2022, Dak Prescott rebounded with perhaps the finest season of his career in 2023. Prescott led all NFL quarterbacks in touchdown passes (36) and completions (410) last season and finished QB3 in fantasy scoring. Although he doesn't offer a great deal of value as a runner, Prescott is one of the better pure passers in the game. In 2023, he ranked second in completion percentage (69.5%) among QBs with at least six starts, second in passer rating (105.9) and sixth in yards per attempt (7.7). Prescott benefits from playing with CeeDee Lamb, one of the best young receivers in the game.
13 weeks ago
James Conner Note
James Conner photo 60. James Conner RB - ARI
James Conner is like a finely aged bourbon. He keeps getting better as the years are piling up. Since he arrived in Arizona, he has finished as the RB7, RB9, and RB13 in fantasy points per game. On a per-touch basis, last season might have been his best year to date. Despite ranking 21st in rushing attempts, he was sixth in rushing yards in the NFL. Conner showed no signs that Father Time was starting to creep in as he ranked seventh in explosive run rate, eighth in missed tackles forced per attempt, and fifth in yards after contact per attempt. He should reprise his role as Arizona's workhorse back in 2024 in what should be an improved offense with a full season of Kyler Murray under center. Conner is an easy top 15 back for this year who could be a monster value high-end RB1 if everything breaks right.
8 weeks ago
Kyler Murray Note
Kyler Murray photo 61. Kyler Murray QB - ARI
A dangerous dual-threat quarterback, Kyler Murray will enter the 2024 season more than a year removed from the torn ACL that prematurely ended his 2022 season and delayed his first start of 2023 until Week 10. Since entering the NFL in 2019, Murray has averaged 20.9 fantasy points per game. We saw his ceiling in 2020, when Murray averaged 24.4 fantasy points per game and finished QB2 in fantasy scoring behind only Josh Allen. Murray is a decent passer, with a career completion percentage of 66.6% and a career average of 7.0 yards per pass attempt. But he is an exceptional runner who's averaged 37.7 rushing yards per game over his career and has 26 touchdown runs in 65 games. Murray's passing upside may be limited unless the Cardinals bolster a below-average WR corps in the offseason, although the 2023 emergence of TE Trey McBride as a pass catcher helps mitigate the shortage of WR firepower.
14 weeks ago
Trey McBride Note
Trey McBride photo 62. Trey McBride TE - ARI
Trey McBride had an impressive second-year breakout in 2023, finishing with 81 catches for 825 yards and three touchdowns, good for a TE7 fantasy finish in PPR scoring. McBride's 2023 season got off to a slow start. He had two or fewer catches in each of his first five games, and after seven weeks he was TE30 in PPR fantasy scoring. Then, Cardinals TE Zach Ertz went on IR with a quad injury, and McBride caught fire in an expanded role. From Week 8 on, McBride was TE3 in PPR scoring, averaging 6.6 catches and 65.5 receiving yards per game. McBride became the go-to receiver for An Arizona offense thin on talent at the WR position. It's a good bet that the Cardinals will bring in new blood at wide receiver in the offseason, which could cut into McBride's target total. But the talented McBride figures to be a high-end fantasy tight end for years to come and is likely to be one of the first 10 TEs to come off the board in 2024 fantasy drafts.
13 weeks ago
Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 63. Aaron Jones RB - MIN
Father Time comes calling for all of us. The hope for Aaron Jones is that he can keep him at bay for one more year. Last season, Jones objectively wasn't healthy until the end of the season. Luckily for him, when he was healthy, we got to see that Jones has plenty left in the tank to consider reinvesting in him in fantasy for one more season. In Weeks 15-20, Jones averaged 21.6 touches and 120.3 total yards as he was a weekly stud. During that same stretch, among 47 qualifying backs, he was eighth in explosive run rate and 10th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Jones should lead the Vikings backfield in 2024 as an RB2 with RB1 upside if he can stay healthy.
6 weeks ago
Zay Flowers Note
Zay Flowers photo 64. Zay Flowers WR - BAL
Rookie Zay Flowers emerged as Lamar Jackson's top target, hauling in 5 of his 8 targets (24% target share) for 115 yards and scoring the Ravens' lone receiving touchdown on a spectacular 54-yard play. As he has done all season, he was the clear-cut No. 1 WR for Baltimore. Flowers led the Ravens in air yards/target share (24%) in 2023, totaling over 1,000 air yards, 1,000 receiving yards and 6 receiving TDs (plus one rushing TD) on 86 catches in 18 games played in 2023. Although his final stat line as the WR29 overall and WR31 in points per game (10.7) suggest he left some production on the table. He finished 11th in route participation among all WRs (88%). Only 3 WRs with a route participation that high finished with fewer than 11 points per game.

Note that Flowers is reportedly under investigation for an alleged possible domestic assault, but he has not been charged with any crime at this time.
6 days ago
Jordan Love Note
Jordan Love photo 65. Jordan Love QB - GB
Jordan Love's first full season as an NFL starter raised hopes that he can be one of the better quarterbacks in the league for years to come. After an uneven start to his 2023 season, Love caught fire. Over his first nine starts, Love was averaging 223.2 passing yards per game, with 14 TD passes, 10 interceptions, a 58.7% completion rate and an average of 6.7 yards per attempt. Over his last eight starts of the 2023 regular season, Love averaged 268.8 passing yards per game, with 18 TD passes, one interception, a 70.3% completion percentage and 7.7 yards per attempt. He then went out and dissected the Cowboys in a wild-card game, completing 16-of-21 passes for 272 yards and three TDs. Love adds some value as a runner (247 rushing yards and four TD runs in 2023), and he has a gaggle of good young pass catchers. The future is bright for the Packers' heir apparent at quarterback.
14 weeks ago
Rhamondre Stevenson Note
Rhamondre Stevenson photo 66. Rhamondre Stevenson RB - NE
To say Rhamondre Stevenson's 2023 season was a disappointment would be an understatement. Stevenson was the RB10 in 2022, averaging 86 total yards per game, but he couldn't come close to those numbers last year, finishing as the RB27 in fantasy points per game with 71.4 total yards per game. Stevenson's overall numbers stunk, but if we look further into how his season played out, there's hope for 2024. In Weeks 1-8, among 39 qualifying backs (minimum 50 rushing attempts per Fantasy Points Data), he ranked 33rd in missed tackles forced per attempt and 38th in yards after contact per attempt. In Weeks 9-13 (Stevenson missed the remainder of the season due to a high ankle sprain), he looked like the stud that we thought we were getting for the entire season. In that four-game stretch (minimum 25 carries), among 48 qualifying backs, he ranked 13th in missed tackles forced per attempt and third in yards after contact per attempt. Stevenson could easily bounce back this season and be the hero for Zero RB drafters. With only Kevin Harris, JaMycal Hasty, and Ke'Shawn Vaughn on the roster, Stevenson should be the leader of this running back room with bell-cow upside.
7 weeks ago
Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 67. Alvin Kamara RB - NO
Alvin Kamara retained his every-down role last year despite the team drafting Kendre Miller. Miller spent most of his rookie season on the injury report, so we'll see if Kamara can hold him off in 2024, but at least expect Kamara to be a workhorse (maybe not a bellcow). Last year, Kamara was tenth in opportunity share, eighth in weighed opportunities, and ninth in red zone touches. While Karmara's rushing prowess took another massive hit (40th out of 49 qualifying backs in missed tackles forced per attempt per Fantasy Points Data), his receiving chops remained strong. Last year, out of 60 qualifying backs, he ranked first in target share (18.1%) and sixth in yards per route run. Kamara might not have the same bounce in his step as he did during the Drew Brees era, but his pass game and high-leverage usage in 2024 should keep him firmly planted in the RB1 ranks.
7 weeks ago
Najee Harris Note
Najee Harris photo 68. Najee Harris RB - PIT
Harris finished last season with his third consecutive season with at least 1,000 rushing yards, eight total touchdowns, and 1,200 total yards, and still, it felt like a huge disappointment. Harris was the RB30, ranking 29th in snap share and 26th in opportunity share as he split with Jaylen Warren. Harris still finished sixth in carries and eighth in red zone touches among backs, but he saw his pass game usage plummet with only a 7.9% target share (33rd) while ranking 49th in route participation. Harris's stats were helped by the fact that Pittsburgh leaned heavily on the run down the stretch. This could happen again in 2024, depending on what the team does at quarterback, but it's not for certain, and don't be surprised if Warren eats into Harris's work further. Harris is an RB3/flex option in 2024.
7 weeks ago
Christian Kirk Note
Christian Kirk photo 69. Christian Kirk WR - JAC
Christian Kirk played an integral role in the Jaguars' passing game, with 57 receptions on 85 targets (21% target share) for 787 yards, averaging 13.8 yards per catch. Kirk found the end zone 3 times during the season. In 12 games, Kirk accumulated 121.8 fantasy points, averaging 11 points per game, positioning him as a reliable flex option in fantasy leagues. WR28 in points per game. When he and Calvin Ridley were both healthy, Kirk posted the higher target share at 21% as the WR23 overall. With Ridley replaced by the "can't earn targets" Gabe Davis, Kirk will the WR1 in the Jaguars offense.
6 weeks ago
Jayden Reed Note
Jayden Reed photo 70. Jayden Reed WR - GB
I loved Jayden Reed coming out as a prospect and his rookie campaign makes me excited for what the future holds. He didn't always play a full-time role as the team's primary slot WR - sub 60% route participation - but he was always targeted heavily with a 25% target rate per route run. He also led all Packers WRs in fantasy points per game at 10.6 - good for WR31 status this past season. He averaged just under 2 yards per route run with ten total touchdowns scored.
13 weeks ago
D'Andre Swift Note
D'Andre Swift photo 71. D'Andre Swift RB - CHI
D'Andre Swift lands in Chicago with a contract that is large enough to consider him the clear starter for the Bears. Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson had their moments last season, but the aggression and contact size for Chicago speak volumes about how they feel about those two rushers. The Bears obviously felt that an upgrade was warranted. Swift ranked 17th in explosive run rate last season while disappointing in other tackle-breaking metrics as the RB24 in fantasy. Among 49 qualifying backs last season, Swift ranked 40th in yards after contact per attempt and 30th in missed tackles forced per attempt. Swift should be a solid RB2 in 2024.
6 weeks ago
Calvin Ridley Note
Calvin Ridley photo 72. Calvin Ridley WR - TEN
Calvin Ridley secured a pivotal role in the Jaguars' offense, catching 76 passes on 136 targets for 1,016 yards, averaging 13.4 yards per reception. Nearly 1,800 air yards on a 22.5% target share and 36% air yards share. He scored 8 touchdowns.
Across 17 games, he totaled 191.9 fantasy points, averaging 11.3 points per game, making him a solid WR2 in fantasy formats. WR17 overall but WR26 in points per game.
Ridley led the entire NFL in end zone targets (24). He was the WR10 in expected fantasy points per game. But he never fully took advantage of his elite opportunities to churn out a fantasy WR1 season. He signed with the Titans as a free agent, to be their new WR1 alongside DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins was a fringe fantasy WR1 in ppg with Will Levis at QB albeit in a run-heavy offense.

Ridley's going to continue to have spiked weeks of production in a more pass-heavy centric offense heralded by new head coach Brian Callahan. Assuming that the Titans don't draft a top-tier rookie WR - still very much in play as Hopkins enters the final year of his career - a concentrated target share between Hopkins/Ridley would be ideal for fantasy purposes. It's possible that Tennessee might not value the TE position, given the Bengals' lack of TE production under Callahan the last several years.
6 weeks ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 73. George Kittle TE - SF
If you value week-to-week consistency, George Kittle might not be the tight end for you. But if you're an adrenaline-fueled roller-coaster enthusiast, Kittle is your guy. In 2023, Kittle had seven games in which he produced 16 or more PPR points and six games in which he produced 6 or fewer PPR points. The drawback with Kittle is that he doesn't see as many targets as other top tight ends. Over the last three seasons, Travis Kelce has averaged 8.5 targets a game, Mark Andrews has averaged 7.8, and Kittle has averaged 6.0. Kittle's well-rounded skill set can actually be a hindrance, since the 49ers like to leverage his exceptional blocking ability. But Kittle is quite a pass catcher, too. He's topped 1,000 receiving yards in three of the last six years and has averaged 9.8 yards per target for his career -- almost a full yard better than Kelce's career average of 8.9 yards per target. The TE5 in fantasy scoring last season, Kittle will again be a good bet for a top-five positional fantasy finish in 2024. Just realize it might not always be a smooth trip.
13 weeks ago
Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 74. Tony Pollard RB - TEN
I'll own the L here. Tony Pollard was a massive disappointment last year. He went from being one of the most explosive backs in the NFL to a rusher that left a ton of yards on the field. Pollard got the role that we all wanted last season, ranking seventh in snap share, 13th in opportunity share, and second in red zone touches. He was a volume-eating machine, ranking seventh in carries and 11th in targets among backs, but he did very little with the work. Pollard was the RB11 in expected fantasy points per game, but he was the RB23 in fantasy points per game. He was 44th in yards per touch and 37th in yards created per touch. Some of this could easily be due to the injury he sustained in the prior season because his numbers down the stretch were much better. In Weeks 11-18, among 44 qualifying backs, Pollard ranked 15th in yards after contact per attempt, so there's hope that he bounces back in 2024 with a full offseason to get back to 100%. Tennessee isn't the sexiest landing spot for Pollard, but considering the contract size and length and the team's yearning to move quickly to acquire his services, he should be considered their lead back in 2024. Tyjae Spears will push him at every turn, but money talks, and Pollard got it this offseason.
6 weeks ago
Nick Chubb Note
Nick Chubb photo 75. Nick Chubb RB - CLE
Chubb's 2023 season was cut short in Week 2 due to a gruesome injury. I don't want to say the deck is stacked against Chubb to be a meaningful contributor in 2024, but it won't be a cakewalk. Chubb will be entering his age-29 season, and while (with the pay cut) he'll be staying with the Browns, it's tough to count on him as anything more than a dart throw RB3 for 2024.
1 week ago
Brock Purdy Note
Brock Purdy photo 76. Brock Purdy QB - SF
If there were any doubts about Brock Purdy's QB bona fides following his partial-season success in 2022, he dispelled them with an excellent performance in 2023. Purdy led all NFL quarterbacks in yards per attempt (9.6), passer rating (113.0) and QBR (72.8). He also led the league in touchdown rate (7.0%), although naysayers might suggest that such a high TD rate is destined for regression. Purdy has the benefit of an ideal ecosystem, with Kyle Shanahan as his playcaller and Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle as his pass catchers. After finishing QB7 in fantasy scoring in 2023, Purdy is destined to be a top-12 fantasy quarterback in 2024 drafts.
13 weeks ago
Jordan Addison Note
Jordan Addison photo 77. Jordan Addison WR - MIN
Jordan Addison ended the season with 70 receptions on 108 targets, amassing 911 yards at an average of 13 yards per reception. His long play of the season was a 62-yard catch. He was particularly effective in the red zone, scoring 10 touchdowns (5th) on a 17% target share. Totaled over 1,300 air yards. He played in all 17 games, contributing consistently to the Vikings' offense, with a total of 186.3 fantasy points, averaging about 11 points per game (WR28). Addison averaged slightly more points per game 12.2 (22% target share and 4 TDs) versus 10.1 (6 TDs) with Justin Jefferson sidelined. Considering the team will likely be without T.J. Hockenson to start the 2024 season coming off a torn ACL/MCL, Addison initially looked like a strong bet to return early low-end WR2 value in Year 2. However his stock will be hurt without Kirk Cousins under center in 2024.
6 weeks ago
Raheem Mostert Note
Raheem Mostert photo 78. Raheem Mostert RB - MIA
Raise your hand if you saw Raheem Mostert finishing last season as the RB4 in fantasy with 21 total touchdowns. Funny...I don't see any hands raised. Weird. Mostert thrived as the Dolphins' primary back, playing 15 games and finishing with 234 touches and almost 1,200 total yards. Yes, Mostert played in an explosive offense with plenty of touchdown opportunities propping up his fantasy value, but he was also stellar on a per-touch basis. Mostert finished 17th in yards per touch, sixth in explosive run rate, and 11th in missed tackles forced per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). We'll see if he can hold off Devon Achane for another season as Miami's workhorse, but he should still be a consistent contributor with RB1/2 upside.
7 weeks ago
David Njoku Note
David Njoku photo 79. David Njoku TE - CLE
David Njoku was superb in in 2023, his seventh NFL season, establishing new single-season highs in receptions (81), receiving yards (882) and touchdowns (6). But Njoku was far more productive with Joe Flacco at quarterback than he was with Deshaun Watson and other QBs. In the six games he played with Flacco (including the playoffs), Njoku averaged 6.2 receptions and 80.5 receiving yards per game, and he had four TD catches. In 11 games with QBs other than Flacco, Njoku averaged 4.6 receptions and 44.7 receiving yards per game, and he had two TD catches. In the five full games Watson played, Njoku averaged 4.0 catches and 35.2 receiving yards a game, with one TD catch. Njoku is one of the most athletic tight ends in the league, and despite his ample NFL experience, he'll only be 28 when the new season begins. The question is whether Njoku can replicate the success he had with Flacco as his quarterback if the Browns, as expected, open the season with Watson as their starting QB.
13 weeks ago
DeAndre Hopkins Note
DeAndre Hopkins photo 80. DeAndre Hopkins WR - TEN
DeAndre Hopkins showcased his elite receiving skills with 75 catches on 137 targets (28% target share), amassing 1,057 receiving yards, averaging 14.1 yards per reception. He proved to be a deep threat with a long reception of 61 yards and 27 catches of 20+ yards. 1,934 total air yards (42%) - the most of any WR during the regular season. Over 17 games, Hopkins scored a total of 186.1 fantasy points, averaging 10.9 points per game (29th) marking him as a dependable WR2 in fantasy lineups. WR22 overall. Specifically, with Will Levis under center, Hopkins posted a 27% target share, 46% air yards share and 13.4 fantasy points per game (WR13). And that came with a sub-50% catch rate. But with Calvin Ridley added to the fold as legitimate target competition, Hopkins' fantasy value takes a hit.
6 weeks ago
Brian Robinson Jr. Note
Brian Robinson Jr. photo 81. Brian Robinson Jr. RB - WAS
Brian Robinson's overall stat lines don't portray how good he was last season. Robinson was the RB14 in fantasy points per opportunity and the RB22 in fantasy points per game. He also stood out in efficiency categories, ranking 22nd in explosive run rate and 13th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). In the 12 games in which he played at least 40% of the snaps, Robinson averaged 15.5 touches and 77.9 total yards per game. He quietly displayed a three-down skillset last season, proving that he can play on passing downs, ranking fifth in yards per route run and 12th in PFF's pass-blocking grade (minimum 20 targets and 50 pass-blocking snaps). Robinson will have to fight Austin Ekeler for passing down snaps and red zone work as he settles into the RB3 zone for 2024.
6 weeks ago
Javonte Williams Note
Javonte Williams photo 82. Javonte Williams RB - DEN
Javonte Williams looked like a shelf of his former self in the first season. Yes, I know this was his first season coming off a devastating knee injury, but it still wasn't pretty. Volume wasn't the issue for the RB31 last season, as he rolled up 264 touches, but his efficiency numbers were scary. Among 49 qualifying backs last season, he ranked 41st in missed tackles forced per attempt and 33rd in yards after contact per attempt. Williams also was 55th in fantasy points per opportunity and 53rd in yards per touch. Could he bounce back in 2024 and look more like the eventual stud we saw in 2021 and 2022? Sure, it's possible. Is it also possible that a back with a 40th percentile speed score and 72nd percentile burst score never regains his former juice? Yep. Williams looks entrenched as Denver's early down guy, but don't be surprised if Jaleel McLaughlin eats into his carries more this season and capsizes his pass-game usage. Williams is an RB2/3.
7 weeks ago
Terry McLaurin Note
Terry McLaurin photo 83. Terry McLaurin WR - WAS
With a final tally of 79 receptions on 132 targets, Terry McLaurin accrued 1,002 receiving yards, averaging 12.7 yards per reception. His longest reception was a 48-yard catch, contributing to his total of 23 catches of 20+ yards. He found the end zone 4 times, finishing the season with 163.7 fantasy points in half-PPR scoring, which placed him at 32nd overall among wide receivers and 41st in points per game with 9.6. McLaurin's utilization in the offensive scheme was reflected in his air yards metrics - he held the 23rd spot in air yards share with 35%, emphasizing his role as a deep threat in the team's offense. His total air yards exceeded 1500, ranking him 13th league-wide, a testament to the Commanders' trust in him to stretch the field. While his touchdowns could see an uptick with better quarterback play or offensive scheme changes, his steady reception and yardage totals make him a reliable WR2/3 at worst in 2024.
15 weeks ago
Justin Herbert Note
Justin Herbert photo 84. Justin Herbert QB - LAC
Justin Herbert's 2023 season ended after 13 games due to a broken index finger on his throwing hand. Before the injury, he had been providing fantasy managers with low-end QB1 value. Herbert's yearly finishes in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks (six starts minimum): QB7, QB2, QB15, QB10. It would be nice if Herbert could get back to the production level of his first two years in the league. Over the 2020 and 2021 seasons, Herbert averaged 292.2 passing yards, 2.2 TD passes and 23.1 fantasy points per game. Over the last two seasons, he's averaged 262.4 passing yards, 1.5 TD passes and 17.7 fantasy points per game. With Herbert's exceptional arm talent and rushing upside, there's no reason he can't get back to that early-career level of production. Herbert is a solid fantasy option for 2024.
14 weeks ago
Zamir White Note
Zamir White photo 85. Zamir White RB - LV
Zamir White proved capable of carrying the mail last year. He could easily walk into 2024 as the Raiders' workhorse. In Weeks 15-18, he averaged 23.3 touches and 114.3 total yards as the RB12 in fantasy points per game. During this cup of coffee as the team's starter, among 41 qualifying backs, he ranked 13th in explosive run rate, sixth in yards after contact per attempt and 17th in success rate. With Josh Jacobs heading to Cheesehead town, White should be a volume-driven RB2 with upside for more in 2024.
2 weeks ago
Tua Tagovailoa Note
Tua Tagovailoa photo 86. Tua Tagovailoa QB - MIA
Let's start with a bit of good news: After sustaining multiple concussions in 2022 that left doubts about his NFL future, Tua Tagovailoa made it through the 2023 season concussion-free. But after a hot start last season, Tua cooled off considerably over the second half. Over the first eight weeks of the 2023 season, Tua was QB5 in fantasy scoring, averaging 302.0 passing yards and 2.3 TD passes per game, and producing more than 20 fantasy points four times. From Week 9 on, Tua was QB20 in fantasy scoring, averaging 245.3 passing yards and 1.2 TD passes per game. The drop-off concerning, but there's still a lot to like here. Tua has a terrific WR duo in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, along with an innovative playcaller in head coach Mike McDaniel. Tua adds zero rushing value, but he's shown us a lofty ceiling as a passer. It's just a matter of whether he can perform at a high level for a full season.
14 weeks ago
Christian Watson Note
Christian Watson photo 87. Christian Watson WR - GB
Christian Watson's sophomore season was completely derailed by hamstring injuries. He missed the first three weeks of the season entirely and struggled to put together any consistent production until his last three games in the regular season when he hurt his hamstring again. Scored four TDs, while averaging 17.1 points per game. Watson has a high ceiling when healthy, but it cannot be realized until he solves his hamstring woes. He averaged 10.6 expected fantasy points per game.
13 weeks ago
Brock Bowers Note
Brock Bowers photo 88. Brock Bowers TE - FA
Widely considered one of the best TE prospects to enter the league in recent years, Brock Bowers is expected to be a top-10 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. The 6-4, 230-pound Bowers had at least 56 catches and 714 receiving yards in all three of his seasons at the University of Georgia. He also scored 31 touchdowns in 40 collegiate games, including five rushing touchdowns. Bowers has good speed, terrific hands, and he's an absolute best after the catch. He lacks prototypical TE size, but Bowers plays bigger than he measures. Expect Bowers to make an immediate fantasy impact upon his arrival in the NFL and become fantasy-relevant right away.
13 weeks ago
Diontae Johnson Note
Diontae Johnson photo 89. Diontae Johnson WR - CAR
Before the switch to Mason Rudolph from Week 7-13 (when Diontae Johnson returned healthy), DJ led the team with a 26% target share and 9.2 fantasy points per game.
After Johnson returned from his injury in Week 7, he was overall very effective regardless of the QB play. He led the team with a 23% target share (as he typically does) while scoring 5 TDs averaging 9.7 points per game and 14 expected fantasy points per game. Despite the Steelers' offensive transitions and his own injuries to overcome, Johnson maintained his productivity, finishing the season with 127.2 fantasy points, averaging 10 points per game, and ranking 36th in points per game. Now in Carolina, Johnson will project for a boatload of targets in an offense that fueled Adam Thielen to WR25 finish. Johnson will be at worst a fantasy WR3 with potential ceiling unlocked if Bryce Young can take a step forward in 2024.
6 weeks ago
Dalton Kincaid Note
Dalton Kincaid photo 90. Dalton Kincaid TE - BUF
The first tight end selected in the 2023 NFL Draft, Dalton Kincaid had an uneven but promising rookie year, finishing with 73 catches for 673 yards and two touchdowns, good for a TE11 finish in PPR scoring. Kincaid was especially productive over a five-game midseason stretch when fellow Bills TE Dawson Knox was out with a wrist injury. With Knox on the shelf, Kincaid averaged 7.4 targets, 6.2 catches and 56.2 receiving yards per game. He also scored both of his touchdowns over that span. In games that Knox played, Kincaid averaged 4.9 targets, 3.8 catches and 35.6 receiving yards per game. Kincaid has considerable talent and plays with one of the NFL's best quarterbacks in Josh Allen. But with Knox on the roster sharing snaps and targets, Kincaid's fantasy ceiling may be capped at midrange to low-end TE1 value.
13 weeks ago
Kyle Pitts Note
Kyle Pitts photo 91. Kyle Pitts TE - ATL
Kyle Pitts was regarded as one of the best TE prospects to enter the league in years when the Falcons drafted him No. 4 overall in 2021. But after debuting with a 68-catch, 1,026-yard season as a rookie, Pitts has been considered a disappointment the last two seasons. Pitts played 10 games in 2022 before a torn MCL ended his season prematurely. He ranked TE18 in PPR fantasy scoring when he went down, with 28 catches for 356 yards and two touchdowns. Last season, Pitts had 53 catches for 667 yards and three touchdowns, finishing TE13 in PPR scoring. There are reasons to be optimistic that Pitts will rebound in 2024. Arthur Smith, notorious for not getting the ball into the hands of his best playmakers, was dismissed as Atlanta's head coach. Also, it's possible that Pitts was still bothered by the lingering effects of the knee injury, as we learned that he had also sustained PCL damage in addition to the MCL tear. Pitts has immense athletic talent and entered the league with a sterling college résumé. This might be a good time to buy in, with two dissatisfying seasons likely meaning a discounted price for Pitts in 2024 fantasy drafts.
13 weeks ago
Evan Engram Note
Evan Engram photo 92. Evan Engram TE - JAC
After being considered a fantasy disappointment for the majority of his first five years in the league, Evan Engram has become one of the most productive pass catchers at the position. Engram finished TE6 in half-point PPR fantasy scoring in 2022, then finished TE2 last year (though it should be noted that three TEs finished less than 3 points behind Engram). With 114 catches in 2023, Engram shattered his previous single-season high by 41 receptions. He also had a career-high 963 receiving yards, though Engram averaged a career-low 8.4 yards per catch. As QB Trevor Lawrence's favorite security blanket, Engram had four games with double-digit reception totals in 2023 and eight games with seven or more receptions. Drops are seemingly always an issue for Engram, and he hasn't scored more than four touchdowns in a single season since he was a rookie in 2017. But Engram has become a high-quality fantasy asset and will be a good bet to once again return TE1 value in 2024.
13 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins Note
Kirk Cousins photo 93. Kirk Cousins QB - ATL
Kirk Cousins hits free agency in 2024, so there's a good chance he'll be playing for a team other than the Vikings in 2024. But it's not a lock that Cousins will be playing at all in Week 1. He tore his Achilles on Oct. 29, and as he heads into his age-36 season, we probably shouldn't assume he'll make a hasty recovery. It will be interesting if Cousins signs with a new team and isn't able to take any full-speed reps in a new offense before the start of the season. But Cousins will be coveted in free agency because he's one of the better pure passers in the league. Before going on IR, he was averaging 291.4 passing yards and 2.3 TD passes a game. For fantasy managers, drafting Cousins to be your starting quarterback would be risky, but once he's fully healthy, this proven veteran should be able to provide solid QB2 value.
14 weeks ago
Chris Godwin Note
Chris Godwin photo 94. Chris Godwin WR - TB
Unlike Mike Evans, Godwin did not experience the same type of resurgence with Baker Mayfield at QB. At least when it comes to scoring fantasy points. Godwin led the Buccaneers with 91 catches for 1,1109 receiving yards, but he only caught 3 19 games played. Meanwhile, Evans totaled 14. His target share (23%) was nearly identical to Evans (25%). But it was the lack of high-value opportunities that nuked Godwin in fantasy football. As a result, he finished with under 10 fantasy points per game (outside top-36 WRs). No player scored fewer TDs with more receiving yards than Godwin. Based on his usage he should be closer to a total of double-digit scores versus the 3 TDs he has the past two years. Still, at 28 years old, Godwin could be in for a major bounce back if Evans leaves Tampa Bay in free agency.
12 weeks ago
Jared Goff Note
Jared Goff photo 95. Jared Goff QB - DET
Fantasy managers might not ever get excited about drafting Jared Goff, but after strong seasons with the Lions in 2022 and 2023, Goff should be regarded as no worse than a solid midrange QB2. Goff finished QB7 in fantasy scoring last season, although he was only QB13 in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks who made at least six starts. Over the last two years, he's averaged 265.1 passing yards and 1.7 TD passes a game. Goff adds very little value as a runner, but his solid passing production makes him a useful fantasy asset.
14 weeks ago
Caleb Williams Note
Caleb Williams photo 96. Caleb Williams QB - FA
The odds-on favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, Caleb Williams figures to be a Day 1 starter for whichever team selects him. After transferring from Oklahoma to USC in 2022, Williams won the Heisman Trophy in his first season with the Trojans, throwing for 42 touchdowns and running for 10 more. Williams was slightly less spectacular in 2023 but still had a fine season for a defensively weak USC squad that asked its quarterback to carry the team all year. Williams has abundant arm talent and mobility. He's a creative quarterback who excels at making plays out of structure. Williams' supporting cast at USC wasn't great, so he probably won't be overwhelmed if he steps into an NFL offense that isn't brimming with talent. There's always a steep learning curve for rookie quarterbacks, but C.J. Stroud just reminded us that a high-quality rookie QB can be fantasy-viable right away.
14 weeks ago
Trevor Lawrence Note
Trevor Lawrence photo 97. Trevor Lawrence QB - JAC
Fantasy managers were hoping to see Trevor Lawrence take a major step forward in 2023 after a promising 2022 season. Much of Lawrence's third NFL season was a disappointment in that regard, but a strong finish raises hopes for 2024. Over the first 10 weeks of the 2023 season, Lawrence was QB19 in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks with at least four starts, averaging 235.6 passing yards and 1.0 TD passes per game. From Week 11 on, Lawrence was QB7 in fantasy points per game, averaging 270.9 passing yards and 1.7 TD passes a game. The former No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft was able to ramp up his production late in the year despite losing WR Christian Kirk to a core injury that kept him out of the last five games of the season. Lawrence has a fabulous toolkit that includes abundant arm talent and above-average rushing ability. Consistency is the missing ingredient, and maybe we'll finally get it from Lawrence in his fourth year in the league.
14 weeks ago
Courtland Sutton Note
Courtland Sutton photo 98. Courtland Sutton WR - DEN
Without any ideas about who the Broncos QB will be in 2024, it's hard to make firm stances about Courtland Sutton. But, Sutton likely won't benefit from the same TD production for 2 years in a row. This past season made a mend for 2022 when he was so horrible at scoring. But now that things have leveled out, after a back-to-back 2-TD season with 10 scores, we are looking more at him in the 4-6 TD range for 2024. And that's going to make things tougher on him, because aside from TDs, Sutton's usage wasn't as great as the WR35 overall. IN fact, it looks pretty similar to Jerry Jeudy's aside from the TDs (10 vs 2). Both guys had 1,000-plus air yards (36% vs 37%), around 90 targets (21% vs 20%), 750-plus receiving yards and just under 60 receptions. But with Jeudy traded to the Browns, that should cement Sutton's floor as the team's projected No. 1 WR regardless fo QB play. Per John Daigle of 4for4, Sutton has a 23% target share without Jeudy the last 3 seasons.
6 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 99. Austin Ekeler RB - WAS
Austin Ekeler's 2023 season was a letdown, no matter how you look at it. Ekeler suffered an ankle sprain in Week 1, which led to three games being missed and possibly muted production for the rest of the season. Once he returned from injury, he averaged 16.1 touches and 69.2 total yards as the RB28 in fantasy points per game. It was a dramatic fall from grace for a back that had not finished outside the top-nine running backs in fantasy since 2018 (RB28). Ekeler retained some of his pass game prowess as he ranked eighth in target share and 19th in yards per route run (among 60 qualifying backs per Fantasy Points Data), but his rushing skills fell apart. Among 49 qualifying backs, Ekeler ranked 38th in yards after contact per attempt and 46th in missed tackles forced per attempt. Landing in Washington with Anthony Lynn was one of the better-case scenarios this offseason. He likely forms a frustrating committee with Brian Robinson in an Antonio Gibson-plus role for Washington.
6 weeks ago
Marquise Brown Note
Marquise Brown photo 100. Marquise Brown WR - KC
The 2024 free agent had a year to forget in 2023. He struggled with bad Cardinals quarterback play before Kyler Murray returned to the starting lineup as the WR21 overall and as the WR34 in points per game (10.2). But after Murray returned, the Cardinals WR still didn't produce. 5.8 points per game in three full healthy games before ultimately missing the remainder of the season due to injuries. Overall, Brown hauled in 51 receptions on 101 targets, accumulating 574 yards at an average of 11.3 yards per catch. He scored 109.2 points over the season, averaging 7.8 points per game (53rd) in 13 games played. The lack of production was shocking, considering Brown posted nearly 1,200 air yards, a 25% target share, and 39% air yards share with the 16th-highest weighted opportunity rating. But, it's hard to argue against him in the best possible landing spot to resurrect his career with Patrick Mahomes in an offense that needs playmakers not named Rice and Travis Kelce. He can use his speed to stretch the field and be a threat to get the ball, unlike Marquez Valdes-Scatling. But if he hits, it's like as a fantasy WR2.
6 weeks ago
Gus Edwards Note
Gus Edwards photo 101. Gus Edwards RB - LAC
Gus Edwards arrives in Los Angeles with a two-year deal that is essentially a one-year contract, with the money falling off after 2024. Edwards will likely have a running mate adding to this depth chart during the NFL Draft, but for now, he looks like the team's clear-cut starter. Last season, Edwards was the RB32 in fantasy, with the strength of 13 total touchdowns (fourth-most). Edwards is an early down grinder who only managed a 2.8% target share last season, so all of his value will have to come via rushing. Edwards looks like a player on the decline in the rushing department after finishing 51st in juke rate, 39th in evaded tackles, and 45th in yards created per touch last season. Edwards is currently an RB3, standing alone at the top of the Bolts' depth chart, but his stock will likely drop after the NFL Draft.
6 weeks ago
Zack Moss Note
Zack Moss photo 102. Zack Moss RB - CIN
Moss parlayed his starting stint last year with the Colts into a possible starting gig with the Bengals. In the seven games he started and played at least 50% of the snaps, he finished with 21.1 touches and 98.5 total yards per game. Moss should handle the early downs in Cincinnati this season after ranking 15th in missed tackles forced per attempt and 18th in yards after contact per attempt last year (per Fantasy Points Data). Chase Brown could eat into his pass game work as Moss was only 41st in yards per route run and 48th in targets per route run. Even if his passing game usage is capped, being the early down back on one of the league's best offenses still puts him in the RB2/3 conversation.
6 weeks ago
Jake Ferguson Note
Jake Ferguson photo 103. Jake Ferguson TE - DAL
One of the best fantasy values at the TE position in 2023, Ferguson had an average draft position of TE25 in PPR leagues, according to FantasyPros ADP data, but finished TE9 in PPR scoring. A fourth-round draft pick out of Wisconsin in 2022, Ferguson emerged as a dependable target for QB Dak Prescott, finishing with 71 catches for 761 yards and five touchdowns. There might not be much more room for statistical improvement out of Ferguson, but he should once again be a prominent part of the Dallas passing attack in 2024.
13 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 104. Dallas Goedert TE - PHI
By now, we have a pretty good handle on what sort of player Dallas Goedert is. He reliably puts up good reception and yardage totals, but he's not a prolific touchdown scorer, and he gets banged up quite a bit. Over his last five seasons, Goedert has averaged 4.1 catches and 48.6 receiving yards per game. But Goedert has never scored more than five touchdowns in a single season, and he's missed 14 games due to injury over the last four years. Goedert's efficiency numbers slipped in 2023. After averaging better than 10 yards per target in 2021 and 2022, he averaged 7.1 yards per target last season. he also averaged a career-low 10.0 yards per catch. Goedert's fantasy ceiling may be somewhat limited due to the presence of Eagles WRs A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, who give Philadelphia one of the best wide receiver combos in the league. Consider Goedert a low-end TE1 for 2024 fantasy drafts.
13 weeks ago
Jaylen Warren Note
Jaylen Warren photo 105. Jaylen Warren RB - PIT
Jaylen Warren was one of the most explosive and elusive backs in the NFL. This sounds like a hyperbolic statement I know, but it really isn't. Last season, he finished third in explosive run rate, first in missed tackles forced per attempt, and second in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). If these numbers don't jump off the page, then I don't know what else to tell you. Oh wait, he was also 12th in yards per route run and fifth in targets per route run. Warren is a stud and outperformed Najee Harris in nearly every metric. While he finished as the RB29 in fantasy points per game, that doesn't tell the entire story. Warren was an RB2 or better in weekly scoring in 50% of his games. Warren will still have to split a backfield this season with Harris, but if you're betting on talent (which you should be), there aren't many better options to grab in drafts that have his type of upside if anything were to happen to Harris.
7 weeks ago
Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 106. Devin Singletary RB - NYG
Devin Singletary steps in as the Giants' new lead back with some big shoes to fill with Saquon Barkley's departure. Last year, with the Texans, he proved again that he could be a solid starting tailback in the NFL as he stepped in during the middle of the season and stole the starting job away from Dameon Pierce in Houston. In Weeks 9-18, he averaged 19 touches and 86.6 total yards as the RB21 in fantasy points per game. Singletary continues to roll along as an efficient rusher. Last year, he was 19th in explosive run rate and 22nd in missed tackles forced per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). While the Giants aren't the sexiest landing spot, Singletary should flirt with RB2 production as the team's bellcow.
6 weeks ago
Matthew Stafford Note
Matthew Stafford photo 107. Matthew Stafford QB - LAR
Coming up on his age-36 season, Matthew Stafford is in the twilight of his NFL career, but his performance in 2023 suggests that he still has gas left in the tank. Stafford averaged 264.3 passing yards, 1.6 TD passes and 16.9 fantasy points per game last season. He benefitted from the emergence of rookie WR Puka Nacua, and if Cooper Kupp can stay healthy, Stafford will have one of the better WR duos in the league. Stafford is interception-prone and has only slightly more mobility than the Statue of Liberty, but his talents as a passer should keep him fantasy-relevant in 2024.
14 weeks ago
Jaxon Smith-Njigba Note
Jaxon Smith-Njigba photo 108. Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR - SEA
In his first season, JSN managed 63 receptions from 93 targets (17.5% target share), totaling 628 yards with an average of 10 yards per reception. Smith-Njigba scored 4 touchdowns, indicating his growing role in the Seahawks' offensive scheme. 59th in points per game (7.0) and WR48 overall. But it shouldn't be forgotten that Smith-Njigba suffered a wrist injury that contributed to a slow start. He started to hit his stride more from Week 6 onward where he averaged 8.2 points per game. But still over this span, his route participation (74%, 50th) and high-end target competition made it tough for JSN to produce. With more opportunities in 2024 at just 22 years old, Smith-Njigba is an easy breakout candidate.
13 weeks ago
Tyjae Spears Note
Tyjae Spears photo 109. Tyjae Spears RB - TEN
RIP Tyjae Spears RB1 szn. It was fun while it lasted, but Tony Pollard's arrival has kiboshed that. That doesn't mean Tyjae Spears can't be 2021 Tony Pollard to Tony Pollard in Tennessee. Spears operated as discount De'Von Achane last season, ranking fifth in explosive run rate and 14th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). He proved that he can be a three-down explosive play monster as well, ranking seventh in target share, 10th in TPRR, and 17th in YPRR. If the Titans trot out an offense with an above-average neutral rushing rate and Spears can continue his insane efficiency, he will remain a strong RB3 who could finish as a low-end RB2 if this offense surprises people.
6 weeks ago
Jameson Williams Note
Jameson Williams photo 110. Jameson Williams WR - DET
Jameson Williams has had a tumultuous two years in the NFL. His rookie year was lost because of a torn ACL, and this year started out slow because of a suspension. When he's been on the field, he's teased big-play upside with a lot of inconsistencies and injuries. Entering Year 3, the former first-rounder will likely be viewed as a logical breakout candidate. After all, the WR2 job should be all his with Josh Reynolds slated to hit free agency. But he's hardly without his warts with just a 10% target share earned, 15% target rate per route run and 6.4 points per game scored in 2023 (WR66 same as Reynolds).
Williams might be overrated heading into 2024, because of his draft capital. But everything he showed in his second season suggests he still has a long way to go, especially as the "at best" third or fourth receiving option on the Lions.
12 weeks ago
Jakobi Meyers Note
Jakobi Meyers photo 111. Jakobi Meyers WR - LV
Jakobi Meyers' underrated talent was on full display all season in 2023, as the first-year Raider scored 8 receiving TDs (10 total) on a 21% target share and 15 red-zone targets (23rd). After failing comically to find the end zone as a member of the Patriots for most of his time spent there, Meyers couldn't stop scoring in 2023. This will likely regress next season as he scored four more TDs over expectation. Meyers accumulated 183.1 fantasy points over the season, resulting in an average of 11.4 points per game, ranking him 25th among wide receivers in points per game
14 weeks ago
Jayden Daniels Note
Jayden Daniels photo 112. Jayden Daniels QB - FA
Cole Kmet Note
Cole Kmet photo 113. Cole Kmet TE - CHI
Credit Cole Kmet for defying the limitations of the Bears' low-octane passing attack. Over the last three seasons, Chicago has finished 25th, 32nd and 28th in passing yardage, but Kmet has finished with 612. 544 and 719 receiving yards in those three seasons. He had a career-high 73 catches last year and scored six touchdowns, finishing TE8 in PPR fantasy scoring. If the Bears spend the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft on QB Caleb Williams, the Bears' passing game could get some added juice, giving Kmet an even higher fantasy ceiling. But the Bears could also add WR help in the offseason, increasing Kmet's target competition. Depending on what sort of moves the Bears make ion the offseason, consider Kmet to be either a low-end TE1 or high-end TE2 for 2024 fantasy drafts.
13 weeks ago
Chuba Hubbard Note
Chuba Hubbard photo 114. Chuba Hubbard RB - CAR
Chuba Hubbard stole the lead back job in Carolina from Miles Sanders last year. Maybe injuries helped pave the way, but Hubbard proved the entire season that he was the better player on a per-touch basis. Hubbard rolled up volume as Carolina's guy. In Weeks 6-18, as the RB24 in fantasy points per game, he averaged 19.2 touches and 77.7 total yards. We'll see if Hubbard can keep the job this year with a new coaching staff that has no allegiances to him. His efficiency stats don't paint a pretty picture, as he was 30th in explosive run rate, 32nd in missed tackles forced per attempt, and 31st in yards after contact per attempt last season (per Fantasy Points Data). Hubbard could be the Panthers' starting running back this season, but this situation could easily evolve into a messy committee.
6 weeks ago
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 115. T.J. Hockenson TE - MIN
T.J. Hockenson would have been drafted as a top-three tight end in the vast majority of 2024 fantasy leagues if he hadn't torn his ACL and MCL on Dec. 24, putting his early-season availability for the new season in doubt. It's possible that the recovery from multiple ligament tears will keep Hockenson out until midseason or later, and that he won't be his typically impactful self immediately upon his return. A healthy Hockenson is a fantasy difference-maker. He had 86 catches for 914 yards and six touchdowns in 2022, good for a TE2 finish in PPR fantasy scoring behind only Travis Kelce. Hockenson was having an even better season in 2023, with 95 catches for 960 yards and five touchdowns before the injury. Monitor the reports on Hockenson's recovery throughout the offseason, and resist the temptation to overspend on a player trying to come back from major knee surgery.
13 weeks ago
Tyler Lockett Note
Tyler Lockett photo 116. Tyler Lockett WR - SEA
Tyler Lockett is past his prime and he showed it all year long with his very inconsistent play. 43rd in points per game (9.6) and WR33 overall despite a strong 22% target share and over 1,300 air yards. He failed to crack the top 30 WRs for the first time since 2017. It was also the first time he failed to match or exceed D.K. Metcalf in fantasy points.
Lockett recorded 79 receptions on 122 targets, totaling 894 receiving yards at an average of 11.3 yards per catch. He found the end zone 5 times. Lockett is also a logical cut candidate with him due nearly $28M against the salary cap in 2024 and 2025. Seattle has an "out" in his contract for 2024. Entering his age-32 season, you don't need to squint to see the potential fall for Lockett in fantasy football.
13 weeks ago
Dalton Schultz Note
Dalton Schultz photo 117. Dalton Schultz TE - HOU
Dalton Schultz hasn't been able to recapture the glory of his 2021 season, when he had a career-high 808 yards and eight touchdowns to finish as the fantasy TE3, but he's been a decent fantasy performer over the last two years. Schultz had 57-577-5 in 2022 and 59-635-5 in 2023, finishing TE10 and TE11 in PPR fantasy scoring in those two seasons. Schultz will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so his fantasy value will largely depend on where he lands. But Schultz has firmly established himself as a useful fantasy asset over the last four years, and he'll be entering his age-28 season, so we needn't worry about an age-related drop-off yet.
13 weeks ago
Mike Williams Note
Mike Williams photo 118. Mike Williams WR - NYJ
Mike Williams was signed to a one-year deal worth $15 million by Gang Green, but he's going to be 30 years old coming off a Week 3 torn ACL. It's another band-aid fix that shouldn't dramatically alter the Jets' draft plans on a WR.
For what it's worth, Big Mike was productive before he got hurt. Ranked as WR15 overall and WR17 in points per game. Williams can at least slide in as the immediate No. 2 behind Garrett Wilson.
5 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson Note
Deshaun Watson photo 119. Deshaun Watson QB - CLE
Will we ever again see the early-career version of Deshaun Watson -- the one who was a top-five fantasy quarterback in each of his first three full seasons as an NFL starter? Watson has struggled to recapture the magic of his run with the Texans from 2018 to 2020. He was understandably rusty when he made his Browns debut late in the 2022 season after serving an 11-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy. Watson wasn't significantly better in six 2023 starts for the Browns before a shoulder injury ended his season. In each of his two abbreviated seasons with Cleveland, Watson has averaged 15.1 fantasy points per game. He's completed 59.8% of his passes over the last two years and has averaged 6.5 yards per attempt. Watson turns 29 at the beginning of the 2024 season, and it's seeming less and less likely that he'll ever recapture the electrifying form he showed when he first burst onto the NFL scene. Approach with caution.
14 weeks ago
Gabe Davis Note
Gabe Davis photo 120. Gabe Davis WR - JAC
Gabriel Davis did not play in the final two games of the Bills' season. The 2024 free agent will hit the open market in a relatively weak WR free agent class, which will likely create the demand for the extremely boom-or-bust WR. He finished the season as the WR40 in total points, averaging 8.2 points per game as the WR50. Davis posted 5 games with 20-plus fantasy points in 2023 to go along with 7 TDs and 1,200 air yards (30th), but he also went completely catch less in four of his last 8 games played. Even if he goes to a new team where he can improve on his 2023 15% target share (85th), Davis' body of work as a boom-or-bust player will be hard to knock. One could argue that with a step back with Trevor Lawrence has his new QB, his spiked weeks might also not be nearly as big even if he is slightly more consistent on a week-to-week basis. The latter is also hardly a lock, given the depth the Jaguars have across their several established pass-catchers.
6 weeks ago
Romeo Doubs Note
Romeo Doubs photo 121. Romeo Doubs WR - GB
Doubs followed up on decent rookie campaign with an improved second season. He was a consistent presence in the Packers' passing game, recording 69 receptions on 105 targets for 908 yards.
Doubs found the end zone 9 times, proving to be a valuable red zone target. Over 19 games, he averaged 9.4 points per game (WR47), making him a solid WR4 in fantasy leagues.
He benefitted greatly from TDs and injuries to other primary Packers pass-catchers. Worth noting that he also failed to take full advantage of the vast opportunity in the offense, scoring fewer than his expected output (11.1 per game).
13 weeks ago
Baker Mayfield Note
Baker Mayfield photo 122. Baker Mayfield QB - TB
Jerome Ford Note
Jerome Ford photo 123. Jerome Ford RB - CLE
Nick Chubb isn't assuredly returning to the Browns for 2024. He's an unrestricted free agent in 2025, and if Cleveland cut him this offseason, they could save roughly 11.8 million against the cap. Jerome Ford could be their starting tailback again this season. Last season, in Weeks 3-17, when Ford was the starter, he averaged 14.9 touches and 66.6 total yards as the RB20 in fantasy. Ford played well, ranking 13th in missed tackles forced per attempt and 16th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). If he is the team's starter again this season, he should be considered an RB2 with upside. He could see even more work this season if the team doesn't sign or draft someone or feel that Pierre Strong is up to the task of assuming Kareem Hunt's role.
7 weeks ago
Aaron Rodgers Note
Aaron Rodgers photo 124. Aaron Rodgers QB - NYJ
Khalil Herbert Note
Khalil Herbert photo 125. Khalil Herbert RB - CHI
Last season, the Bears could not decide who they wanted to be their lead back as it rotated weekly from Khalil Herbert to Roschon Johnson to D'Onta Foreman. With D'Andre Swift in Chicago now, Herbert returns to a backup role, which is saddening. Last year, Herbert proved once again that when given the opportunity, he is one of the better rushing talents in the NFL. Last season, he ranked 12th in explosive run rate and ninth in missed tackles forced per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). In the eight games he played at least 43% of the snaps last season, he averaged 14 touches and 77.8 total yards. Herbert is a high-end handcuff currently with only fringe flex value for 2024.
6 weeks ago
Zach Charbonnet Note
Zach Charbonnet photo 126. Zach Charbonnet RB - SEA
Zach Charbonnet played a complementary role in Seattle for most of his rookie season. Overall, he finished as the RB48 in fantasy points per game with 141 touches and 671 total yards. In the three games that he played at least 61% of the snaps, he averaged 19.7 touches and 75.3 total yards, with two top-18 running back finishes (RB18, RB13). Charbonnet did prove that he could carry the mail last year and surprised with his top-20 rankings in explosive run rate (20th) and yards after contact per attempt (11th, per Fantasy Points Data). Charbonnet could eat into Kenneth Walker's work more in 2024, but he's likely best viewed as a high-end handcuff with some stand-alone flex value.
6 weeks ago
Chase Brown Note
Chase Brown photo 127. Chase Brown RB - CIN
We'll see if the rumors that Joe Mixon will be cut become a reality, but for now, Chase Brown remains a high-end handcuff bet for 2024. Brown was impressive on a per-touch basis last season, although the sample size is pretty limited (44 carries). Among 77 backs with at least 40 carries, Brown ranked 12th in yards after contact per attempt and 16th in missed tackles forced per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Brown likely won't be given the job even if Mixon is cut, but that doesn't mean he couldn't win it in camp this year. Brown is a player to get exposure with during early best balls, as his ADP could vary widely depending on how the next few weeks play out.
6 weeks ago
Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 128. Brandin Cooks WR - DAL
Brandin Cooks ended the season as the WR45 in points per game (9.1) and WR36 overall. After his sluggish start, Cooks was unlocked from Week 6 onward as we saw the Dallas offense start to click. WR22 overall and WR28 in points per game (11.2).
14 weeks ago
Brian Thomas Jr. Note
Brian Thomas Jr. photo 129. Brian Thomas Jr. WR - FA
Brian Thomas Jr. posted modest numbers in his first two seasons until he exploded onto the scene this past year with a 33% dominator rating at 21 years old.
Standing tall at 6'4" and weighing 205 lbs, Thomas Jr. combines size and speed, evident in his 4.47-second 40-yard dash, to be a formidable boundary X-receiver. Over 38 games in college, he showcased his ability to be a game-changer, culminating in a junior year where he exploded onto the scene with 68 receptions for 1,177 yards and FBS leading 17 touchdowns, averaging an impressive 17.3 yards per catch. The obvious concern are that he's never been the focal point of his team's passing game, which won't get easier at the next level. That's despite a high production he has earned as he boasts the 6th-highest college dominator rating in the class at 24%. And he's competed for targets with another elite WR, Malik Nabers while playing at LSU.
12 weeks ago
Geno Smith Note
Geno Smith photo 130. Geno Smith QB - SEA
Jerry Jeudy Note
Jerry Jeudy photo 131. Jerry Jeudy WR - CLE
Jeudy, showcased his route running finesse and quickness, turning his 54 receptions on 87 targets into 758 receiving yards, averaging 14 yards per catch in 2023. However, finding the end zone was less frequent for Jeudy, with only 2 touchdowns to his name. Over the season, he accumulated 114.8 fantasy points, coming out to an average of 7.2 points per game to a WR50 overall finish. Both Courtland Sutton and Jeudy had 1,000-plus air yards (36% vs 37%), around 90 targets (21% vs 20%), 750-plus receiving yards and just under 60 receptions. Hard to see Jeudy breaking the fantasy WR3 mold unless we get elite QB play from Deshaun Watson, in addition to the newcomer playing/earning a full-time role.
6 weeks ago
Josh Downs Note
Josh Downs photo 132. Josh Downs WR - IND
Josh Downs made a notable impact in his rookie season with 68 receptions from 98 targets (17% target share), totaling 771 yards at an average of 11.3 yards per reception. Note that he was very unlucky when it came to scoring, with just two TDs. Only Drake London had more receiving yards and fewer than 3 TDs than Downs did in 2023. As a result, over 17 games, he amassed 123.1 fantasy points, averaging 7.2 points per game (WR46). But it should recognized that Downs' production fell off after he suffered a knee injury that lingered. Weeks 1-8, Downs led the Colts in yards per route run (2.0), averaging 9.9 points per game with a 19% target share.
13 weeks ago
Blake Corum Note
Blake Corum photo 133. Blake Corum RB - FA
Pat Freiermuth Note
Pat Freiermuth photo 134. Pat Freiermuth TE - PIT
After averaging 9.5 and 9.9 PPF fantasy points per game in his first two seasons in the league, Pat Freiermuth averaged only 6.4 PPR points per game in 2023, as he was thwarted by uneven QB play and a hamstring injury that cost him five games. Freiermuth had seven TD catches as a rookie in 2021. He only scored two touchdowns in 2022 but ramped up his yardage, finishing with 63 receptions for 732 yards. Freiermuth is adept at working the middle of the field, has dependable hands and is tough to bring down after the catch. A nine-catch, 120-yard performance vs. the Bengals in late November showed what Freiermuth is capable of, but will he once again be hindered by subpar QB play in 2024? Consider him a midrange TE2 for 2024.
1 week ago
Michael Mayer Note
Michael Mayer photo 135. Michael Mayer TE - LV
Michael Mayer had a somewhat disappointing rookie season for the Raiders, with 27 catches for 304 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games, but he's a second-year breakout candidate who could become fantasy-relevant in 2024 if the Raiders find a way to upgrade the QB position. Mayer was wildly productive in college, with more than 800 receiving yards in his final two seasons at Notre Dame. Mayer averaged only 2.9 targets a game in 2023, and it probably didn't help that Las Vegas started fourth-round rookie Aidan O'Connell at quarterback for much of the season. Mayer is a sneaky late-round target for 2024 who could potentially take a major step forward in Year 2,
13 weeks ago
Tyler Allgeier Note
Tyler Allgeier photo 136. Tyler Allgeier RB - ATL
Allgeier is a talented rusher, but last season, he was the thorn in the side of every Bijan Robinson drafter as Arthur Smith's prized pupil. Allgeier surprised in his rookie season as the RB31 in fantasy, finishing with 226 touches and nearly 1,200 total yards. While Allgeier shocked people in 2023 with 37 red zone touches (24th) and 186 carries, he couldn't carry his rookie season efficiency into last year. Last season, among 49 qualifying backs, he ranked 45th in explosive run rate and 35th in missed tackles forced per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). With Smith out of town, Robinson will likely own this backfield in 2024, which leaves Allgeier as a handcuff only.
6 weeks ago
Trey Benson Note
Trey Benson photo 137. Trey Benson RB - FA
Rashid Shaheed Note
Rashid Shaheed photo 138. Rashid Shaheed WR - NO
Rashid Shaheed enjoyed a solid sophomore season, as a boom-or-bust option. He totaled over 1,000 air yards on just 75 targets (14% target share). Shaheed excelled in making big plays, as seen in his 31 catches of over 20 yards (14th). He scored 132.6 fantasy points, averaging 8.3 points per game. Shaheed was ranked 49th among wide receivers in points per game.
14 weeks ago
Ty Chandler Note
Ty Chandler photo 139. Ty Chandler RB - MIN
With Aaron Jones now in Minnesota, Ty Chandler will be a backup for the Vikings in 2024. In Weeks 15-18, he played at least 53% of the snaps in every game, averaging 15.3 touches and 81.8 total yards. Chandler topped 90 total yards once in that four-game span, and his per-touch efficiency was in the toilet overall. Among 49 qualifying backs, Chandler ranked 47th last season in missed tackles forced per attempt and yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Chandler had hope entering this offseason that he had hopefully done enough in 2023 to have a shot at the starter's role, but sadly, that isn't in the cards for next season.
6 weeks ago
Jahan Dotson Note
Jahan Dotson photo 140. Jahan Dotson WR - WAS
Curtis Samuel is a free agent and could leave in free agency. This is important, because it suggests that we could have live for Jahan Dotson in Year 3. Dotson broke out as a rookie, but was a TOTAL BUST in 2023. And he ran all the routes you could possibly ask for. Garrett Wilson and teammate Terry McLaurin were the only guys who ran more routes than Dotson did in 2023. He was brutally inefficient - as was the entire Commanders passing game that was more volume over efficiency - finishing bottom-10 in yards per route run. But Samuel missed or played very little in 3 games in 2023 - Weeks 8,9, and 11. These were by FAR Dotson's best games. 15.2 points per game with a TD scored in all 3 contests. Still was narrowly out targeted by McLaurin as the No. 2 WR. McLaurin and Dotson need a C.J. Stroud-esque rookie QB impact for them to take any leap for fantasy football. Don't hold your breath.
15 weeks ago
Adonai Mitchell Note
Adonai Mitchell photo 141. Adonai Mitchell WR - FA
As a Longhorn, AD Mitchell posted a breakout season en route to a 32 percent dominator rating with 11 TD scores on 55 receptions. Standing at 6'2″ with a lanky frame at 204 pounds, Mitchell offers an ideal build for an outside receiver. Mitchell reminded me a lot of a lighter Michael Pittman Jr. while watching him on film. At the NFL Combine, measured at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds and had a big day: 4.34-second 40-yard dash (94th percentile), 1.52-second 10-yard split (76th percentile), 39.5" vertical jump (89th percentile), 136" broad jump (98th percentile). His closest comparable per D.J. Chark Jr.
6 weeks ago
Kendre Miller Note
Kendre Miller photo 142. Kendre Miller RB - NO
Injuries decimated Kendre Miller's rookie season. He was limited to only eight games played, and he crossed the 30% snap mark only three times. Miller posted interesting/borderline impressive per-touch numbers when he got opportunities, with a 24% missed tackle rate and 3.07 yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). We'll see how much work he can siphon off from Alvin Kamara this season, but don't be surprised if he can eat into his work and carve out a 40-50% snap role weekly. He does have to contend with Jamaal Williams as Kamara's understudy, so it's not a clear path to success. Miller is still an intriguing late-round pick/RB4 for 2024.
6 weeks ago
Curtis Samuel Note
Curtis Samuel photo 143. Curtis Samuel WR - BUF
Curtis Samuel finished the 2023 season as the WR44 overall, averaging 7.9 fantasy points per game as the WR52 in points per game (7.9). Par for the course when it comes to Samuel, who always seems to string together consecutive weeks of production before seeing his numbers drop off because of injury.
His receiving numbers were nearly identical to his 2020 campaign, albeit he was more efficient as the Commanders primary slot WR. Unfortunately, he was barely used as a rusher with only 7 carries compared to 38 in 2022. Entering his age 28 season, Samuel has never finished higher than WR25 at any point during his career, regulating him to WR4 fantasy status regardless of any new landing spot. He will have his fair share of productive weeks, but nothing to move the needle as a fantasy game-changer. However it needs to be noted his best season came in 2020 under Joe Brady, his new OC in Buffalo. Attached to Josh Allen in a full-time role, Samuel has nice sleeper appeal in the Bills offense, especially with Stefon Diggs traded to the Houston Texans.
3 weeks ago
Joshua Palmer Note
Joshua Palmer photo 144. Joshua Palmer WR - LAC
Difficult to not view Josh Palmer as a legitimate winner after the Chargers moved on from both Mike Williams and Keenan Allen in the same offseason. Palmer stepped up big time in the Chargers offense last season when Williams/Allen missed time. In Week 18, he commanded 10 targets despite a 58% snap share. During the season, he posted an 18% target share and averaged 1.89 yards per route run. In games played without Williams fully healthy, Palmer averaged 10.6 points per game. During the final three games of the year with neither Williams or Allen or Justin Herbert available, Palmer hit a 20% target share and 23% target rate per route run averaging 11.5 points per game (WR25). The Chargers will draft a WR, so don't go crazy with Palmer. But note that he is the best in-house option on the roster at WR. Not Quentin Johnston.
6 weeks ago
Derek Carr Note
Derek Carr photo 145. Derek Carr QB - NO
Will Levis Note
Will Levis photo 146. Will Levis QB - TEN
Baltimore Ravens Note
Baltimore Ravens photo 147. Baltimore Ravens DST - BAL
Marvin Mims Jr. Note
Marvin Mims Jr. photo 148. Marvin Mims Jr. WR - DEN
A low-key winner of the Jerry Jeudy trade is second-year Broncos WR, Marvin Mims. Mims' role was redundant with Jeudy's last season, hence his limited playing time. His overall lackluster rookie year was tough due to lack of opportunity. He ran a route on 41% of the dropbacks - that outside the top 100. And we did see flashes with a 100-yard effort in his second game, along with another 73-yard game when he earned a season-high 5 targets back in Week 3. Was also named Second-Team All-Pro as a returner. Leave the light on for Mims to take off in Year 2 should he play starting snaps, which is much more likely with Jeudy gone.
Broncos HC Sean Payton said at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine, that Mims' progression as a receiver was hindered because he played the same role as Jeudy. WR depth on Denver hurt Mims. Payton also said they were generally happy when they did get Mims involved - duh - and that should continue in Year 2.
6 weeks ago
Dameon Pierce Note
Dameon Pierce photo 149. Dameon Pierce RB - HOU
The expectations for Dameon Pierce to follow his stellar rookie season with a bang were palpable last summer. Sadly, that's now how Pierce's sophomore season panned out. In Weeks 1-8, he averaged 16.9 touches, producing only 58.7 total yards. He was running behind an offensive line that was beaten up and struggling in those first seven games as Houston ranked dead last in adjusted yards before contact per attempt (Weeks 9-18, 12th-best). Pierce sprained his ankle in Week 9, and when he returned from injury, he found himself replaced by Devin Singletary as the starter. With Joe Mixon in town, Pierce's hopes of reclaiming the starting role have essentially been snuffed out. He falls into middling handcuff status for 2024.
6 weeks ago
Khalil Shakir Note
Khalil Shakir photo 150. Khalil Shakir WR - BUF
Khalil Shakir tied a bow on his second season on an extremely high note. He showed up big in the absence of Gabe Davis, catching 16 of 17 targets for 180 yards and 2 TDs over the last three games of the season. Shakir finished the season with the NFL's highest catch rate (88%) and passer rating generated (141.5). He led the Bills in receiving EPA, and ranked 16th overall in that category among all NFL receivers. He has definitely "earned" a bigger role in the offense in 2024.
13 weeks ago
AJ Dillon Note
AJ Dillon photo 151. AJ Dillon RB - GB
The Packers have brought back A.J. Dillon to back up Josh Jacobs. Sadly, Dillon could see a reduced role in 2024 if Jacobs can bounce back and stay healthy. Dillon has declined to a lowly change-of-pace grinder. Last year, he was only 48th in yards per touch, 51st in breakaway run rate, and 54th in juke rate. He had four games last year in which he played at least 60% of the snaps; only once did he surpass 80 total yards, and he finished outside the top 30 running backs twice in weekly scoring (RB33, RB69). Dillon is a low-end handcuff in 2024.
6 weeks ago
Roschon Johnson Note
Roschon Johnson photo 152. Roschon Johnson RB - CHI
Roschon Johnson had a consistent role as a committee back in his rookie season, but he was never able to fully seize the backfield. In the three games he played at least 49% of the snaps, he did average 9.7 touches and 53.5 total yards while flashing upside in the passing game. Among 60 qualifying backs last year, he ranked 27th in yards per route run and 17th in targets per route run rate (per Fantasy Points Data). Sadly, though, Johnson's collegiate tackle-breaking prowess didn't translate to the NFL in year one as he finished outside the top 40 backs in explosive run rate (46th), missed tackles forced per attempt (49th), and yards after contact per attempt (42nd). Johnson will likely serve as the passing down compliment to Khalil Herbert again in 2024.
6 weeks ago
Keon Coleman Note
Keon Coleman photo 153. Keon Coleman WR - FA
At 6'4" and 215 lbs, Keon Coleman's physicality is undeniable, making him a prototypical outside X-receiver. His junior year performance in his first year at Florida State was noteworthy, with 50 receptions, 658 receiving yards, and 11 touchdowns, averaging 13.2 yards per reception. Good for a 31% dominator rating. But he broke out officially in his sophomore season the year prior at Michigan State, with 58 catches, 798 yards, and seven touchdowns over 12 games. Hung a 29% dominator rating at just 19 years old. And he did this while competing for targets with an older future NFL star in the making, Jayden Reed. Coleman had more catches, targets, yards and TDs than the future second-round pick, despite being three years YOUNGER than Reed.
12 weeks ago
Antonio Gibson Note
Antonio Gibson photo 154. Antonio Gibson RB - NE
Gibson lands in New England on a three-year deal, which is essentially a puffed-up one-year deal. New England can get out of Gibson's contract after one season if he doesn't pan out as Rhamondre Stevenson's running mate this upcoming season. Last season, in a breather role, Gibson ranked first in missed tackles forced per attempt and eighth in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Gibson has displayed explosive playmaking when utilized properly, as well as also demonstrating the ability to be a volume rusher when it has been called for. Gibson should work in tandem with Stevenson as the pass-catching component of this backfield, but if Stevenson falters out the gate, don't be surprised if Gibson takes over the lead role. Gibson is an interesting RB3 with upside in 2024.
6 weeks ago
San Francisco 49ers Note
San Francisco 49ers photo 155. San Francisco 49ers DST - SF
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 156. Adam Thielen WR - CAR
Adam Thielen's 2023 season provided the full-body experience of an older veteran WR with zero competition for targets. He started out of the gates red hot, as the WR11 overall through 11 weeks, scoring fantasy points per game at a top-15 rate at 13.7. But alas the 33-year-old could not continue his production with shoddy QB play from his rookie QB. WR51 from Weeks 12-18. Woof. With 103 receptions (10th) on 137 targets (25% target share, 14th), Thielen racked up 1,014 receiving yards, averaging 9.8 yards per reception, and notched 4 touchdown receptions running the 5th-most routes in the NFL. He ended the season with a 10.6 points per game average, securing him as the 25th overall wide receiver in half-PPR scoring. WR31 per game. He's under contract until 2026 and will be entering the offseason as the Panthers' No. 1 WR until they add more WRs in the draft/free agency - the latter of which will likely happen based on the Panthers' interest before this past year's trade deadline.
15 weeks ago
Juwan Johnson Note
Juwan Johnson photo 157. Juwan Johnson TE - NO
Xavier Worthy Note
Xavier Worthy photo 158. Xavier Worthy WR - FA
Xavier Worthy, from the University of Texas, has swiftly become a notable figure in college football due to his remarkable speed and playmaking ability. Standing at an underwhelming 6 feet 1 inch and weighing 172 pounds, Worthy has utilized his athleticism to establish himself as a versatile threat on the field. His notable achievements include a freshman year with 62 receptions for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns, emphasizing his ability to be a game-changer from the get-go. He tied a bow on his Longhorns career with over 1,000 yards and 5 TDs his junior, to capture the second-highest career dominator rating (30%) in the class with the youngest breakout age at 18 years old.
12 weeks ago
Braelon Allen Note
Braelon Allen photo 159. Braelon Allen RB - FA
Luke Musgrave Note
Luke Musgrave photo 160. Luke Musgrave TE - GB
Rangy and athletic, Luke Musgrave has the tools to become one of the better pass-catching tight ends in the league. A second-round draft pick out of Oregon State, Musgrave produced modest rookie-year numbers: 34 catches for 352 yards and one touchdown. But Musgrave missed six games with a lacerated kidney and was averaging a respectable 7.3 PPR fantasy points per game before he got hurt. Musgrave gets to play with QB Jordan Love, a rising star. One concern, however, is that the Packers spent a third-round draft pick on another tight end last year, Tucker Kraft, who also had some impressive flashes as a rookie. Musgrave profiles as a midrange TE2 for 2024 fantasy drafts, but he could come on fast.
13 weeks ago
Dallas Cowboys Note
Dallas Cowboys photo 161. Dallas Cowboys DST - DAL
Tucker Kraft Note
Tucker Kraft photo 162. Tucker Kraft TE - GB
Daniel Jones Note
Daniel Jones photo 163. Daniel Jones QB - NYG
Ezekiel Elliott Note
Ezekiel Elliott photo 164. Ezekiel Elliott RB - NE
Ladd McConkey Note
Ladd McConkey photo 165. Ladd McConkey WR - FA
Concerns are his late breakout age at 21 years old. But it was in his third season as a redshirt sophomore (2022) when he totaled 762 receiving yards and seven scores en route to a 20% dominator rating.
Be aware that he's been competing with arguably the best college football tight end of all-time in Brock Bowers for targets since he's been at Georgia. And in 2022, AD Mitchell (another projected 1st-rounder in this year's draft) was also a Bulldog but was firmly behind McConkey on the depth chart. In the two games that McConkey played in 2023 without Bowers healthy, he posted his two highest yardage outputs of final season.
The 6-foot 185-pound WR missed time in his final year at Georgia with injuries, which hurt his final counting stats. But he was still efficient, finishing 8th in the nation in yards per route run (3.26).
Even so, McConkey's game is characterized by his quickness, route polish, and speed rather than physical dominance. His agility in creating separation and his nuanced route-running skills allow him to find space in tight coverage. He will likely be more underrated than most other WRs based on his final-year stats and injuries, but it's unwarranted. He ran a sub 4.4 at the combine and owned collegiate success at a top program like Georgia. McConkey has the tools to transition effectively to the professional level. He's in the conversation to be selected in Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft.
2 weeks ago
Drake Maye Note
Drake Maye photo 166. Drake Maye QB - FA
Quentin Johnston Note
Quentin Johnston photo 167. Quentin Johnston WR - LAC
New York Jets Note
New York Jets photo 168. New York Jets DST - NYJ
Cleveland Browns Note
Cleveland Browns photo 169. Cleveland Browns DST - CLE
Jonathon Brooks Note
Jonathon Brooks photo 170. Jonathon Brooks RB - FA
Troy Franklin Note
Troy Franklin photo 171. Troy Franklin WR - FA
By his junior season in 2023, Troy Franklin had established himself as a premier college football receiver, amassing nearly 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns, demonstrating not just his ability to find the end zone but also his ceiling with a final season dominator rating of 29% - 17th-highest mark in the 2024 class. Franklin's strengths lie in his elite speed, with a rumored 40-yard dash time of 4.35 seconds, making him a formidable deep threat with 14 catches of 20-plus air yards and the third highest yards per route run (3.32) in the 2024 draft class. However, his relatively light, tall and lanky frame at 6-foot-3 and 183 lbs could pose challenges against physical cornerbacks and in contested catch situations
12 weeks ago
Ricky Pearsall Note
Ricky Pearsall photo 172. Ricky Pearsall WR - FA
Ricky Pearsall broke out at Arizona State in his third season with a 28% dominator rating in 2021, tallying 580 yards and 4 TDs. Jayden Daniels was his starting QB after a 2020 season that was limited to four games due to the pandemic.
After transferring to the SEC, the 6-foot-1 and 189-pound WR continued to succeed over the next two years at Florida, with dominator ratings of 25% from 2022-2023, finishing with 963 receiving yards and 4 TDs in his final season as a Gator.
In 2022, he was Anthony Richardson's No. 1 WR and out-produced future NFL draft pick, Justin Shorter. He averaged nearly 20 yards per catch as the team's slot WR.
On the FantasyPros Football Podcast, our very own Thor Nystrom sat down with Pearsall to talk further about his route-running prowess and "ludicrous" hands.
He's an older prospect, considering he will be 24 years old this season. And the other concern is how he can separate himself from his future NFL teammates when it comes to his target competition. His target share over expectation (0.9%) ranked 36th in the class.
But he turned heads at the NFL Scouting Combine with string metrics across the board. 4.41 40-yard dash, 42″ vertical jump, 129″ broad jump, 4.05 20-yard shuttle (89th percentile) and 6.64 3-cone drill (93rd percentile).
To me, Pearsall's experience as a fifth-year senior and refined game makes him a high-floor player that can get hit the get-go from Day 1, but he may not have any more ceiling to unlock unless he lands with a truly elite NFL passer.
2 weeks ago
Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 173. Hunter Henry TE - NE
Miami Dolphins Note
Miami Dolphins photo 174. Miami Dolphins DST - MIA
Michael Wilson Note
Michael Wilson photo 175. Michael Wilson WR - ARI
The highlight of Week 18? Rookie Michael Wilson.
6 targets (21% target share), 6 receptions for 95 yards, averaging 15.8 yards per catch, with a long of 28 yards. 68 air yards and 40% air yards share. The rookie posted a very under-the-radar campaign as a highly involved Cardinals WR. He ran a route on 80% of the dropbacks (35th among all WRs) which locks him into a full-time role in this offense next season, regardless of any additional moves they make. He also finished his season on an extremely high note, averaging 15.5 points per game after his last two contests with Marquise Brown out of the lineup.
14 weeks ago
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 176. Miles Sanders RB - CAR
Justin Fields Note
Justin Fields photo 177. Justin Fields QB - PIT
Justin Fields is a dangerous dual-threat quarterback in fantasy football, but how much of a chance will he get to play in 2024? The Steelers acquired Fields from the Bears in a mid-March trade, giving up a sixth-round pick that could become a fourth-rounder depending on Fields' playing time this season. The modest compensation the Bears received -- particularly when there were other QB-needy teams that didn't make a play for Fields -- suggests that the league doesn't value the sack-prone young quarterback as much as fantasy managers may have. Fields now finds himself in the same QB room as Russell Wilson, whom the Steelers acquired earlier in the offseason, and early reports suggest that Wilson has the inside track to be the Week 1 starter. Fields has landed in QB1 range in fantasy points per game each of the last two seasons (6 starts minimum), finishing QB5 in FPPG in 2022 and QB12 in 2023. Fields' rushing production fell from 76.2 rushing yards per game and eight TD runs in 2022 to 50.5 rushing yards per game and four TD runs in 2023, but he averaged a career-high 197.1 passing yards per game last season.
5 weeks ago
Russell Wilson Note
Russell Wilson photo 178. Russell Wilson QB - PIT
Buffalo Bills Note
Buffalo Bills photo 179. Buffalo Bills DST - BUF
J.K. Dobbins Note
J.K. Dobbins photo 180. J.K. Dobbins RB - LAC
Elijah Mitchell Note
Elijah Mitchell photo 181. Elijah Mitchell RB - SF
Elijah Mitchell retains his backup/handcuff role in San Francisco for Christian McCaffrey. Mitchell struggled to stay healthy in the NFL, which continued in 2023. He was limited to 11 games played and 81 touches. Mitchell is a viable handcuff option in the later rounds of drafts again this season, but don't be surprised if Jordan Mason overtakes him as McCaffrey's backup. Mason was impressive with his limited work last season, with a 7.5% explosive run rate, a 23% missed tackle rate, and 2.95 yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Mitchell is a player to still get some exposure to in the later rounds of best ball and redraft formats.
6 weeks ago
Ja'Lynn Polk Note
Ja'Lynn Polk photo 182. Ja'Lynn Polk WR - FA
Ja'Lynn Polk, the talented No. 2 wide receiver from Washington, made a notable mark in college football with his performances, particularly shining in his junior year. With a height of 6'1″ and weighing in at 203 lbs, Polk has the ideal build for a versatile receiver capable of playing both on the outside and in the slot.
In his time at Washington, Polk demonstrated significant growth, culminating in a senior year after suffering an injury as a sophomore. He recorded impressive stats with 69 receptions for 1,159 yards and nine touchdowns, boasting an average of 16.8 yards per catch. He also started the 2023 season on absolute fire, scoring eight TDs in the first 10 weeks of the season alongside a teammate and fellow 2024 draft-eligible WR, Rome Odunze.
Polk's blend of speed, agility, and size makes him a compelling prospect. His quickness off the line is complemented by his strong hands and body control, enabling him to make challenging catches in traffic. He's extremely well-rounded.
Reminded me of Mohamed Sanu and Tyler Boyd. Other NFL Draft evaluators have compared Polk to Joshua Palmer.
1 week ago
Jaleel McLaughlin Note
Jaleel McLaughlin photo 183. Jaleel McLaughlin RB - DEN
Fully expect me to be above consensus regarding Jaleel McLaughlin this season. Last year, he was electric with every touch he earned. Among all running backs with at least 50 rushing attempts or 20 targets, McLaughlin ranked 14th in explosive run rate, fifth in missed tackles forced per attempt, fourth in yards after contact per attempt, and fourth in yards per route run. Denver made it a point to get him involved in the passing game when he was on the field as he also ranked first in targets per route run. McLaughlin could easily earn more opportunities this season, as Samaje Perine wasn't amazing last season, and Javonte Williams looked like a shadow of his former self. If McLaughlin earns Sean Payton's trust, he could be an RB3/4 that vaults into steady RB2 production.
7 weeks ago
Keaton Mitchell Note
Keaton Mitchell photo 184. Keaton Mitchell RB - BAL
We'll see when Keaton Mitchell is active this season after tearing his ACL in Week 14, but when he's ready to go, Mitchell should be the primary backup to Derrick Henry in Baltimore. Mitchell was impressive in his rookie season. Among 71 qualifying backs, he buried the competition ranking first in explosive run rate, missed tackles forced per attempt, and yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Mitchell could have some stand-alone flex appeal working alongside Henry this season, but it likely won't be a consistent stream of fantasy points.
6 weeks ago
Kansas City Chiefs Note
Kansas City Chiefs photo 185. Kansas City Chiefs DST - KC
Justin Tucker Note
Justin Tucker photo 186. Justin Tucker K - BAL
Dontayvion Wicks Note
Dontayvion Wicks photo 187. Dontayvion Wicks WR - GB
Elijah Moore Note
Elijah Moore photo 188. Elijah Moore WR - CLE
Taysom Hill Note
Taysom Hill photo 189. Taysom Hill TE - NO
Darnell Mooney Note
Darnell Mooney photo 190. Darnell Mooney WR - ATL
Darnell Mooney is coming off a horrible and injury-plagued season, but I can't help but think he is going to be a STEAL in a very bad WR free agent class on a new team. The Bears drafted Tyler Scott in the 2023 draft to be Mooney's replacement in 2024. Mooney finished the season 10th in yards after the catch per reception (6.0) despite entering the year coming off a late November broken ankle injury.

Mooney shined his brightest from 2021-2022 in the NFL with a 27% target share. He has shown the ability to command targets at a high level. In Atlanta, there is nobody behind Drake London, cementing Mooney as the clear-cut WR2 in a Kirk Cousins-led offense.
6 weeks ago
Philadelphia Eagles Note
Philadelphia Eagles photo 191. Philadelphia Eagles DST - PHI
New Orleans Saints Note
New Orleans Saints photo 192. New Orleans Saints DST - NO
Brandon Aubrey Note
Brandon Aubrey photo 193. Brandon Aubrey K - DAL
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 194. Darren Waller TE - NYG
Darren Waller was routinely coming off the board in the fifth or sixth round of 2023 fantasy drafts, but he was a major disappointment last year, missing five games due to a hamstring injury and averaging 9.4 PPR fantasy points in the games he played. He finished the 2023 season with 52 catches for 552 yards and one touchdown. Waller was once among the most impactful tight ends in football, producing back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for the Raiders in 2019-2020. But Waller is entering his age-32 season and has missed 19 games over the last three years. Insist on a discount if you're thinking about investing in the oft-injured Waller for 2024.
13 weeks ago
MarShawn Lloyd Note
MarShawn Lloyd photo 195. MarShawn Lloyd RB - FA
Pittsburgh Steelers Note
Pittsburgh Steelers photo 196. Pittsburgh Steelers DST - PIT
Jason Sanders Note
Jason Sanders photo 197. Jason Sanders K - MIA
Jaylen Wright Note
Jaylen Wright photo 198. Jaylen Wright RB - FA
Rico Dowdle Note
Rico Dowdle photo 199. Rico Dowdle RB - DAL
Minnesota Vikings Note
Minnesota Vikings photo 200. Minnesota Vikings DST - MIN
Harrison Butker Note
Harrison Butker photo 201. Harrison Butker K - KC
Wan'Dale Robinson Note
Wan'Dale Robinson photo 202. Wan'Dale Robinson WR - NYG
Jalin Hyatt Note
Jalin Hyatt photo 203. Jalin Hyatt WR - NYG
Rashod Bateman Note
Rashod Bateman photo 204. Rashod Bateman WR - BAL
Cade Otton Note
Cade Otton photo 205. Cade Otton TE - TB
Darius Slayton Note
Darius Slayton photo 206. Darius Slayton WR - NYG
Bryce Young Note
Bryce Young photo 207. Bryce Young QB - CAR
Jake Elliott Note
Jake Elliott photo 208. Jake Elliott K - PHI
Tyler Bass Note
Tyler Bass photo 209. Tyler Bass K - BUF
Zay Jones Note
Zay Jones photo 210. Zay Jones WR - JAC
Jones had a moderate impact with 34 receptions on 64 targets, gathering 321 yards at an average of 9.4 yards per reception. He was hurt the entire season with three different injuries, so I'd call his 2023 campaign a wash. Playing in 9 games, he earned 61.1 fantasy points with 2 TDs, averaging 6.8 points per game. WR62 in points per game. I'd look more at his final four games as a better representation of what we can expect from a healthy Jones. Without Kirk, Jones averaged 8 fantasy points per game and 17.3 expected points per game. Similar to Calvin Ridley, there was a stark difference between expected and actual production.
13 weeks ago
Kenneth Gainwell Note
Kenneth Gainwell photo 211. Kenneth Gainwell RB - PHI
Jake Moody Note
Jake Moody photo 212. Jake Moody K - SF
Younghoe Koo Note
Younghoe Koo photo 213. Younghoe Koo K - ATL
D'Onta Foreman Note
D'Onta Foreman photo 214. D'Onta Foreman RB - CLE
Chicago Bears Note
Chicago Bears photo 215. Chicago Bears DST - CHI
Ka'imi Fairbairn Note
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 216. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - HOU
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 217. Alexander Mattison RB - LV
DeMario Douglas Note
DeMario Douglas photo 218. DeMario Douglas WR - NE
Demario Douglas was essentially 2023's version of Jakobi Meyers - a completely afterthought of rookie WR that made an impact that could not score a TD to save his life. Case in point, his team leading 561 receiving yards were the most among all players to score 0 TDs in 2023.
Therefore, his final WR68 standing does a poor job projecting him going forward. He was the best playmaker on the Patriots all season. 18% target share. Earned 7 targets in his first NFL game. 5-plus targets in his 9 games played, seeing 7-plus in over half those contests.
From Week 7 onward, Douglas produced a 21% target share (27th), 25% air yards share, 11 missed tackles and 12.6 expected fantasy points per game (31st). Slightly behind Rashee Rice.
15 weeks ago
Isaiah Likely Note
Isaiah Likely photo 219. Isaiah Likely TE - BAL
Houston Texans Note
Houston Texans photo 220. Houston Texans DST - HOU
Chigoziem Okonkwo Note
Chigoziem Okonkwo photo 221. Chigoziem Okonkwo TE - TEN
A trendy sleeper choice a year ago, Chigoziem Okonkwo turned in a mildly disappointing season in 2023, but he's an intriguing post-hype sleeper candidate for 2024. After a promising rookie season in which he had 32 receptions for 450 yards and three touchdowns, Okonkwo boosted his reception and yardage totals in 2023, with 54 catches for 528 yards. But Okonkwo scored only one touchdown last season, and he went from 14.1 yards per catch and 2.61 yards per route run in 2022 to 9.6 yards per catch and 1.31 yards per route run in 2023. If young Titans QB Will Levis endures growing pains, Okonkwo's breakout chances could suffer. On the other hand, the Titans don't have a great deal of firepower at the WR position, which boosts Okonkwo's target outlook. Consider Okonkwo a midrange TE2 for 2024 fantasy drafts.
13 weeks ago
Devontez Walker Note
Devontez Walker photo 222. Devontez Walker WR - FA
Devontez Walker, the North Carolina standout wide receiver, made significant waves in the college football landscape with his explosive play and consistent performances, particularly in his junior year after transferring from Kent State.
Note that he posted bonkers numbers at Kent State with a 50% dominator rating in 2022 with 11 TD and nearly 1,000 receiving yards. That single-season dominator rating was the BEST among any WR in the class.
At 6'2″ and weighing 193 lbs, Walker possesses the agility, speed, and long-stride ideal for a receiver who can excel both on the outside and in the slot, offering versatility to any offensive scheme as a big-play merchant.
Walker showcased his dynamic playmaking ability, culminating in a 2023 junior year that saw him amass impressive statistics with 41 receptions for 699 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 17 yards per catch in just eight games.
He earned a 22% dominator rating for his efforts, but over the games he was eligible to play, Tez Walker hung at a prorated 33% dominator rating with future NFL QB Drake Maye under center. He has a top-5 overall prorated dominator rating among his draft-eligible teammates.
His ability to consistently produce big plays downfield made him a focal point of the Tar Heels' offense and a nightmare for opposing defenses. The downside is he doesn't offer much if anything after the catch.
Shows signs of Marvin Jones in his game. There's an upside in his profile. He's got wheels with 4.36 speed. Also, can jump out of the building: 40.5″ vertical (93rd percentile) and 134″ broad jump (97th percentile). Both were top-5 testing numbers in the 2024 WR class.
Tez Walker screams like a boom-or-bust product that needs a optimal landing spot to avoid being a disappointment.
1 week ago
Treylon Burks Note
Treylon Burks photo 223. Treylon Burks WR - TEN
Tyler Boyd Note
Tyler Boyd photo 224. Tyler Boyd WR - CIN
Boyd had 67 receptions on 98 targets, totaling 667 receiving yards at an average of 10 yards per catch, with a long catch of 64 yards. Boyd found the end zone twice. Over 17 games, Boyd earned 112.3 fantasy points, averaging 6.6 points per game as the WR64 in points per game. He will likely be a nice depth piece for a new team in 2024, and possibly provide some early in-season production as he turns 30 years old.
13 weeks ago
Evan McPherson Note
Evan McPherson photo 225. Evan McPherson K - CIN
Ja'Tavion Sanders Note
Ja'Tavion Sanders photo 226. Ja'Tavion Sanders TE - FA
Dustin Hopkins Note
Dustin Hopkins photo 227. Dustin Hopkins K - CLE
Cameron Dicker Note
Cameron Dicker photo 228. Cameron Dicker K - LAC
DJ Chark Jr. Note
DJ Chark Jr. photo 229. DJ Chark Jr. WR - FA
The 27-year-old is hitting free agency (again) after playing a complimentary role with the Panthers in 2023. Chark caught a long pass that was initially ruled a TD in Week 18, but it was overturned to a fumble through the end zone. Woof. He is a free agent in 2024 and will likely land on a new team as a complimentary deep threat who misses games with injuries.
Chark was the WR58 overall in 2023, averaging 6.5 points per game (65th). He led the Panthers in TDs (5) and posted over 1,000 air yards on a team-high 31% air yards share (33rd). No player had more air yards with fewer targets (66) than Chark despite two missed games.
10 weeks ago
Odell Beckham Jr. Note
Odell Beckham Jr. photo 230. Odell Beckham Jr. WR - FA
Beckham just turned 31 years old and did not live up to his contract expectations as a Raven in 2023. WR63 overall averaging 6.4 fantasy points per game (WR67). However, he still had his moments averaging 1.8 yards per route run - identical to his averages during his time spent in Cleveland from 2019-2020. Top-30 WR in PFF receiving grade with a top-3 ADOT among WRs as a primary deep threat in the Ravens' offense. And once OBJ got his sea legs under him - after Week 8 - he started to show out more and more. 18th in yards per route run (2.3). He's not completely washed and still can provide some fantasy juice in a favorable offensive environment.
10 weeks ago
Audric Estime Note
Audric Estime photo 231. Audric Estime RB - FA
Roman Wilson Note
Roman Wilson photo 232. Roman Wilson WR - FA
At 5'10″ and 185 pounds, Roman Wilson combines athletic prowess with technical skill to make an impact on the field. He truly saved his best for last in Michigan's run for the national championship. His standout senior year saw him amassing 48 receptions for 789 yards and 12 touchdowns, resulting in a 37% dominator rating in 2023. It was the 6th-highest single-season dominator rating in the class.
The obvious concerns are his late breakout age at 22 years old and the fact that he could only muster one legitimate year of production.
Even so, he was turning heads at the most recent Senior Bowl, and his stock has continued to rise after running a sub-4.40 yard-dash at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine.
He's drawn comparisons to Tyler Lockett from the Senior Bowl's own Jim Nagy. No doubt that's related to his deep prowess, given that 53% of his routes run were downfield per Sports Info Solutions.
1 week ago
Xavier Legette Note
Xavier Legette photo 233. Xavier Legette WR - FA
Xavier Legette, the impactful wide receiver from South Carolina, emerged as a notable talent in college football with his commendable performances, particularly highlighted in his SUPER senior year. Standing at 6'3″ and weighing 227 lbs, Legette's physical stature is complemented by his athletic prowess, offering the ideal blend of size and speed required for an outside receiver, making him a formidable presence on the field.
One of Legette's most notable qualities is his strong hands - he doesn't use his body to catch the ball - and ability to secure catches in traffic, showcasing his reliability as a target.
He broke out in his final and fifth year with the Gamecocks, hanging a 35% dominator rating. He posted 1,255 yards and seven touchdowns on 71 receptions.
Entering the league at 23 years old as a one-year wonder raises red flags about Legette's appeal at the next level. The size-speed specimen is enticing, but the lack of consistent production cannot be overlooked.
Easy comps for someone with this size and speed are receivers like D.K. Metcalf, who can often be more situationally dependent as a more "raw" prospect with traits that cannot be taught. Legette's combination of size, catching ability, and consistent playmaking make him an intriguing prospect for the 2024 NFL Draft. He will likely be extremely landing spot dependent as an obvious boom-or-bust WR.
2 weeks ago
Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 234. Jamaal Williams RB - NO
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Note
Clyde Edwards-Helaire photo 235. Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB - KC
Denver Broncos Note
Denver Broncos photo 236. Denver Broncos DST - DEN
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 237. Noah Fant TE - SEA
Tank Bigsby Note
Tank Bigsby photo 238. Tank Bigsby RB - JAC
Alec Pierce Note
Alec Pierce photo 239. Alec Pierce WR - IND
Matt Gay Note
Matt Gay photo 240. Matt Gay K - IND
Malachi Corley Note
Malachi Corley photo 241. Malachi Corley WR - FA
Malachi Corley enjoyed multiple seasons of productivity at Western Kentucky, capped off with dominator ratings of 26% and 27% the last two seasons, with 11 receiving TDs in both years.
The former Hilltopper measures in at 5-foot-11 and 210 pounds but saw a lot of his production come through manufactured touches. Corley's calling card is using his thick frame to create yards-after-catch (YAC), using his agility and vision to navigate through defenses and extend plays. He finished second in the FBS in yards after the catch in 2023.
In the 2024 WR draft class, Corley finished second in unique routes run and third in YAC/reception.
1 week ago
Justice Hill Note
Justice Hill photo 242. Justice Hill RB - BAL
Bucky Irving Note
Bucky Irving photo 243. Bucky Irving RB - FA
Jonathan Mingo Note
Jonathan Mingo photo 244. Jonathan Mingo WR - CAR
J.J. McCarthy Note
J.J. McCarthy photo 245. J.J. McCarthy QB - FA
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 246. Gerald Everett TE - CHI
Jerick McKinnon Note
Jerick McKinnon photo 247. Jerick McKinnon RB - KC
Andrei Iosivas Note
Andrei Iosivas photo 248. Andrei Iosivas WR - CIN
Jason Myers Note
Jason Myers photo 249. Jason Myers K - SEA
Kareem Hunt Note
Kareem Hunt photo 250. Kareem Hunt RB - CLE
Cairo Santos Note
Cairo Santos photo 251. Cairo Santos K - CHI
Ray Davis Note
Ray Davis photo 252. Ray Davis RB - FA
Tyler Conklin Note
Tyler Conklin photo 253. Tyler Conklin TE - NYJ
Cincinnati Bengals Note
Cincinnati Bengals photo 254. Cincinnati Bengals DST - CIN
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 255. Tyler Higbee TE - LAR
New England Patriots Note
New England Patriots photo 256. New England Patriots DST - NE
Indianapolis Colts Note
Indianapolis Colts photo 257. Indianapolis Colts DST - IND
Jeff Wilson Jr. Note
Jeff Wilson Jr. photo 258. Jeff Wilson Jr. RB - MIA
Rondale Moore Note
Rondale Moore photo 259. Rondale Moore WR - ATL
Michael Thomas Note
Michael Thomas photo 260. Michael Thomas WR - NO
Brenden Rice Note
Brenden Rice photo 261. Brenden Rice WR - FA
Brenden Rice, the dynamic wide receiver from USC and son of GOAT WR Jerry Rice, has made a notable impact in the college football arena with his compelling performances. Standing at 6'3″ and weighing 208 lbs, Rice brings an imposing, well-built physical presence to the wide receiver position, coupled with an impressive blend of speed and athleticism that makes him a formidable threat on the field.
He immediately produced from the get-go at age 18, breaking out with a 22% dominator rating in a truncated 2020 season for Colorado, albeit on a very small sample size.
Transferred to USC before the 2022 season. His stats in his senior year were particularly impressive, with 45 receptions for 791 yards and 12 touchdowns, boasting an average of 17.6 yards per catch. He finished 5th in target rate above expectation as Caleb Williams' No. 1 WR. Although a 25% final season dominator rating is underwhelming compared to the remainder of the class.
Josh Palmer is my comparable NFL WR for him, as I think he will only go as far as his QB, offense, situation, etc. will get him. Although I'll admit, some of his size, hand work off the line of scrimmage looked like a young, spry Michael Thomas. And there's no denying that he can feast in the red zone - 19% of his catches have been TDs (21 total).
1 week ago
Pierre Strong Jr. Note
Pierre Strong Jr. photo 262. Pierre Strong Jr. RB - CLE
Will Shipley Note
Will Shipley photo 263. Will Shipley RB - FA
Jalen McMillan Note
Jalen McMillan photo 264. Jalen McMillan WR - FA
Jalen McMillan broke out in his second season at Washington at 20 years old. Compiled a 19% dominator rating which set the stage for what was coming for him in 2022 when he had his best college season with 1,098 receiving yards and 9 TDs - good for a 25% dominator rating despite competing for targets with future NFL WRs Rome Odunze and Ja'Lynn Polk. He led the Huskies in targets and catches in 2022.
Alas, he could not sustain that success into this past season as the No. 3 option in Washington's pass attack given his injury and lack of usage downfield (9.6 Adot) in a vertical passing attack.
It won't get easier to command targets at the next level. But the fact that McMillan showed he's capable of rising to the occasion of elite target competition bodes well for him should he end up on a weak WR depth chart.
He's a strong route runner with an early breakout age. McMillan has played over 89% of the snaps from the slot over the last two seasons.
Odds are that one of McMillan or Polk will perform WELL above expectation at the next level, given how they likely hurt each other's statistics the past two seasons with Washington's spread offense.
1 week ago
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 265. Dawson Knox TE - BUF
Jelani Woods Note
Jelani Woods photo 266. Jelani Woods TE - IND
Michael Carter Note
Michael Carter photo 267. Michael Carter RB - ARI
Jordan Mason Note
Jordan Mason photo 268. Jordan Mason RB - SF
Kendrick Bourne Note
Kendrick Bourne photo 269. Kendrick Bourne WR - NE
The Patriots re-signed Kendrick Bourne to a 3-year, $19.5 million contract. He will be 29 years old in 2024, coming off a Week 8 torn ACL injury. Before his injury, Bourne was the fantasy WR28 averaging 10.2 points per game in half-PPR (38th). Led the Patriots with a 19.4% target share with a 28% air yards share.
6 weeks ago
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 270. Mike Gesicki TE - CIN
K.J. Osborn Note
K.J. Osborn photo 271. K.J. Osborn WR - NE
Blake Grupe Note
Blake Grupe photo 272. Blake Grupe K - NO
Cedric Tillman Note
Cedric Tillman photo 273. Cedric Tillman WR - CLE
A.T. Perry Note
A.T. Perry photo 274. A.T. Perry WR - NO
Jacksonville Jaguars Note
Jacksonville Jaguars photo 275. Jacksonville Jaguars DST - JAC
Daniel Carlson Note
Daniel Carlson photo 276. Daniel Carlson K - LV
Samaje Perine Note
Samaje Perine photo 277. Samaje Perine RB - DEN
Michael Penix Jr. Note
Michael Penix Jr. photo 278. Michael Penix Jr. QB - FA
Jacob Cowing Note
Jacob Cowing photo 279. Jacob Cowing WR - FA
At under 5-foot-9 and 168 pounds soaking wet (1st percentile), Jacob Cowing may not possess the towering frame of some of his contemporaries, but what he lacks in size, he more than compensates for with his speed, agility, and precise/nuanced route-running, making him a constant threat to opposing defenses.
Because he dominated production at Arizona and his previous stop at UTEP. 32% career dominator rating ranks No. 1 in the class.
42% dominator rating in 2020 and 41% dominator rating in 2021 were elite numbers he posted while was a member of the UTEP Miners. He represented a top-5 best single-season mark. And Cowing also delivered early on in his college career, breaking out at age 18 in 2019.
His senior year was particularly notable, with Cowing amassing 89 receptions for 868 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging a remarkable 9.8 yards per catch. His ability to stretch the field and create after the catch has been a hallmark of his college career.
Unfortunately, Cowing could not boost his stock at the Senior Bowl. He suffered an injury. Hopefully, this is not a sign of things to come for the undersized WR, who might be pigeonholed into the slot at the next level.
Definitely K.J. Hamler-esque. Especially given his size at 168 pounds. That's his official weight from the combine, slightly less than his previously listed weight at 175 pounds. But Cowing has decent long speed with sub 4.4 wheels, but that's too be expected. Nothing else about his drills pop off the page.
36-inch vertical (55th percentile). The 119-inch broad jump was below average (35th percentile). The 3-cone drill was at 7.02 (38th percentile). The 20-yard shuttle was listed at 4.32 (30th percentile).
1 week ago
Demarcus Robinson Note
Demarcus Robinson photo 280. Demarcus Robinson WR - LAR
Michael Gallup Note
Michael Gallup photo 281. Michael Gallup WR - FA
Israel Abanikanda Note
Israel Abanikanda photo 282. Israel Abanikanda RB - NYJ
Emari Demercado Note
Emari Demercado photo 283. Emari Demercado RB - ARI
Trey Palmer Note
Trey Palmer photo 284. Trey Palmer WR - TB
DeVante Parker Note
DeVante Parker photo 285. DeVante Parker WR - PHI
Bo Nix Note
Bo Nix photo 286. Bo Nix QB - FA
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 287. Joshua Kelley RB - LAC
Noah Brown Note
Noah Brown photo 288. Noah Brown WR - HOU
Kadarius Toney Note
Kadarius Toney photo 289. Kadarius Toney WR - KC
Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 290. Dalvin Cook RB - BAL
Josh Reynolds Note
Josh Reynolds photo 291. Josh Reynolds WR - DEN
Chris Rodriguez Jr. Note
Chris Rodriguez Jr. photo 292. Chris Rodriguez Jr. RB - WAS
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 293. Logan Thomas TE - FA
Sam Darnold Note
Sam Darnold photo 294. Sam Darnold QB - MIN
Evan Hull Note
Evan Hull photo 295. Evan Hull RB - IND
Unfortunately, Evan Hull got injured in Week 1 of the NFL season, so we were not able to see him in action during the regular season outside of one carry. Hull walks into the 2024 season as Jonathon Taylor's immediate backup. Hull only had 17 rushing attempts in the preseason, but he finished with a passable 2.53 yards after contact per attempt (per PFF). Hull proved in college that he has a three-down skillset with over 1,400 total yards and a 17.3% target share in his final season at Northwestern. Hull is a high-priority handcuff for 2024. If Taylor misses any time, Hull could be this year's Zack Moss.
6 weeks ago
Chase Edmonds Note
Chase Edmonds photo 296. Chase Edmonds RB - TB
Ronnie Rivers Note
Ronnie Rivers photo 297. Ronnie Rivers RB - LAR
Detroit Lions Note
Detroit Lions photo 298. Detroit Lions DST - DET
Deuce Vaughn Note
Deuce Vaughn photo 299. Deuce Vaughn RB - DAL
Tyler Scott Note
Tyler Scott photo 300. Tyler Scott WR - CHI
Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 301. Jonnu Smith TE - MIA
D'Ernest Johnson Note
D'Ernest Johnson photo 302. D'Ernest Johnson RB - JAC
Robert Woods Note
Robert Woods photo 303. Robert Woods WR - HOU
Rashaad Penny Note
Rashaad Penny photo 304. Rashaad Penny RB - PHI
Aidan O'Connell Note
Aidan O'Connell photo 305. Aidan O'Connell QB - LV
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Note
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 306. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - FA
Isaiah Spiller Note
Isaiah Spiller photo 307. Isaiah Spiller RB - LAC
Trey Sermon Note
Trey Sermon photo 308. Trey Sermon RB - IND
Cordarrelle Patterson Note
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 309. Cordarrelle Patterson RB - PIT
Hunter Renfrow Note
Hunter Renfrow photo 310. Hunter Renfrow WR - FA
Gardner Minshew II Note
Gardner Minshew II photo 311. Gardner Minshew II QB - LV
Cam Akers Note
Cam Akers photo 312. Cam Akers RB - MIN
Greg Dulcich Note
Greg Dulcich photo 313. Greg Dulcich TE - DEN
Wil Lutz Note
Wil Lutz photo 314. Wil Lutz K - DEN
Jermaine Burton Note
Jermaine Burton photo 315. Jermaine Burton WR - FA
Jermaine Burton took forever to "break out" until his senior year at 22 years old with a 30% dominator rating as a member of the Crimson Tide.
He transferred from the University of Georgia over his first two seasons to Alabama his final two collegiate seasons.
Although he did post a very serviceable 19% dominator rating his first year at Bama (essentially a breakout), with 677 yards and 7 TDs.
And Burton also produced decently during his time in Georgia, despite facing a myriad of tough competition. 16% dominator rating in 2020 as a true freshman (19 years old) while competing for targets with George Pickens. During his second season as a Bulldog, Burton was second on the team in receiving yards behind only Brock Bowers - despite competing for targets with the aforementioned tight end, Ladd McConkey and Adonai Mitchell.
He was also used exclusively downfield during his final year, with a 20.2 aDOT (3rd-highest in the FBS) in 2023. And zero drops.
Burton also led all WRs in the 2024 class and finished 12th overall in yards per route run. Burton possesses and explosive skillset with 4.45 wheels and jumps in the 82nd percentile-plus.
He's a big play waiting to happen, but likely won't command a hyper-intense target share at the next level. He's got two games on his college resume with double-digit targets. He also has some off-field issue concerns that could hurt his draft capital in the real-life NFL.
1 week ago
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 316. Zach Ertz TE - WAS
Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 317. Latavius Murray RB - BUF
Brandon McManus Note
Brandon McManus photo 318. Brandon McManus K - WAS
Greg Dortch Note
Greg Dortch photo 319. Greg Dortch WR - ARI
Keaontay Ingram Note
Keaontay Ingram photo 320. Keaontay Ingram RB - KC
Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 321. Matt Breida RB - NYG
Kenny Pickett Note
Kenny Pickett photo 322. Kenny Pickett QB - PHI
Dylan Laube Note
Dylan Laube photo 323. Dylan Laube RB - FA
Salvon Ahmed Note
Salvon Ahmed photo 324. Salvon Ahmed RB - MIA
Eric Gray Note
Eric Gray photo 325. Eric Gray RB - NYG
Las Vegas Raiders Note
Las Vegas Raiders photo 326. Las Vegas Raiders DST - LV
Tutu Atwell Note
Tutu Atwell photo 327. Tutu Atwell WR - LAR
Javon Baker Note
Javon Baker photo 328. Javon Baker WR - FA
Javon Baker couldn't sniff the field at Alabama (he wanted the ball), so he transferred to UCF during the last two seasons of his college tenure. He enjoyed two strong seasons with the Knights, posting dominator ratings of 23% and 31%.
The 6-foot-1 and 202-pound WR was a big-play savant, owning the second-highest yards per reception (21.9) nationally in 2023. He ended the season 5th in yards per route run among the 2024 WR draft class (3.21).
Reminds me a ton of DeVonta Smith from a route-running and body control perspective. But Baker has more size and YAC to his game.
1 week ago
Tre Tucker Note
Tre Tucker photo 329. Tre Tucker WR - LV
Jacoby Brissett Note
Jacoby Brissett photo 330. Jacoby Brissett QB - NE
Allen Lazard Note
Allen Lazard photo 331. Allen Lazard WR - NYJ
John Metchie III Note
John Metchie III photo 332. John Metchie III WR - HOU
JuJu Smith-Schuster Note
JuJu Smith-Schuster photo 333. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR - NE
Green Bay Packers Note
Green Bay Packers photo 334. Green Bay Packers DST - GB
Skyy Moore Note
Skyy Moore photo 335. Skyy Moore WR - KC
Greg Zuerlein Note
Greg Zuerlein photo 336. Greg Zuerlein K - NYJ
Los Angeles Rams Note
Los Angeles Rams photo 337. Los Angeles Rams DST - LAR
Kimani Vidal Note
Kimani Vidal photo 338. Kimani Vidal RB - FA
Isaiah Davis Note
Isaiah Davis photo 339. Isaiah Davis RB - FA
Sam Howell Note
Sam Howell photo 340. Sam Howell QB - SEA
Craig Reynolds Note
Craig Reynolds photo 341. Craig Reynolds RB - DET
Malik Washington Note
Malik Washington photo 342. Malik Washington WR - FA
The 5-foot-8 WR thrived at the East-West Shrine practices. Finished the 2023 season as PFF's second-highest graded WR (92.4). Malik Washington posted crazy numbers in his final and lone year at Virginia, after transferring from Northwestern. 47% dominator rating with 9 TDs and nearly 1,400 receiving yards for the 191-pound svelt WR. His 38% target share led all WRs in the 2024 draft class. His 2023 season was one of the best in the class. And his ascension continued into the testing with him posting impressive jumping numbers in both the broad and vertical leaps. No. 1 in the vertical jump in the class at 42.5″ (98th percentile). He may be short, but he is so stout and rocked up physically.
1 week ago
Carolina Panthers Note
Carolina Panthers photo 343. Carolina Panthers DST - CAR
Zach Evans Note
Zach Evans photo 344. Zach Evans RB - LAR
Johnny Wilson Note
Johnny Wilson photo 345. Johnny Wilson WR - FA
At an imposing 6'6″ and weighing 231 lbs, Johnny Wilson is a physical specimen who brings a unique set of attributes to the wide receiver position.
Wilson began his collegiate career at Arizona State before transferring to Florida State, where he truly flourished. His towering frame and catch radius made him a favorite target on contested catches. In his first season with the Seminoles, he racked up 43 receptions for 897 yards and five touchdowns for a 22% dominator rating, showcasing his ability as a constant threat to opposing defenses. The big concern is his late breakout age of 21, which came in 2022. He posted a 22% dominator rating but took a step back this past season with just two TDs after Keon Coleman took over as the No. 1 target for Florida State. Still, somebody will take a shot at his rare size, hoping they can recapture his 2022 form. Not to mention, his target rate above expectation (14.7%) ranked first in the 2024 WR class. He was targeted more often than he should have been - likely due to factors relating to his massive catch radius. When he's covered, he's still "open." Many NFL teams have expressed interest in converting Wilson to tight end, which would likely be a positive for his fantasy outlook.
5 days ago
Luke McCaffrey Note
Luke McCaffrey photo 346. Luke McCaffrey WR - FA
Cody Schrader Note
Cody Schrader photo 347. Cody Schrader RB - FA
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 348. Brevin Jordan TE - HOU
Jarrett Stidham Note
Jarrett Stidham photo 349. Jarrett Stidham QB - DEN
Atlanta Falcons Note
Atlanta Falcons photo 350. Atlanta Falcons DST - ATL
Justin Watson Note
Justin Watson photo 351. Justin Watson WR - KC
Xavier Hutchinson Note
Xavier Hutchinson photo 352. Xavier Hutchinson WR - HOU
Colby Parkinson Note
Colby Parkinson photo 353. Colby Parkinson TE - LAR
Donovan Peoples-Jones Note
Donovan Peoples-Jones photo 354. Donovan Peoples-Jones WR - DET
Bo Melton Note
Bo Melton photo 355. Bo Melton WR - GB
Jaheim Bell Note
Jaheim Bell photo 356. Jaheim Bell TE - FA
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Note
Tampa Bay Buccaneers photo 357. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST - TB
Parker Washington Note
Parker Washington photo 358. Parker Washington WR - JAC
Daniel Bellinger Note
Daniel Bellinger photo 359. Daniel Bellinger TE - NYG
Isaac Guerendo Note
Isaac Guerendo photo 360. Isaac Guerendo RB - FA
Royce Freeman Note
Royce Freeman photo 361. Royce Freeman RB - DAL
Frank Gore Jr. Note
Frank Gore Jr. photo 362. Frank Gore Jr. RB - FA
Noah Gray Note
Noah Gray photo 363. Noah Gray TE - KC
Ben Sinnott Note
Ben Sinnott photo 364. Ben Sinnott TE - FA
Donald Parham Jr. Note
Donald Parham Jr. photo 365. Donald Parham Jr. TE - LAC
Chase McLaughlin Note
Chase McLaughlin photo 366. Chase McLaughlin K - TB
Mac Jones Note
Mac Jones photo 367. Mac Jones QB - JAC
Kylen Granson Note
Kylen Granson photo 368. Kylen Granson TE - IND
Nelson Agholor Note
Nelson Agholor photo 369. Nelson Agholor WR - BAL
Seattle Seahawks Note
Seattle Seahawks photo 370. Seattle Seahawks DST - SEA
Tanner Hudson Note
Tanner Hudson photo 371. Tanner Hudson TE - CIN
Emeka Egbuka Note
Emeka Egbuka photo 372. Emeka Egbuka WR - FA
Mecole Hardman Jr. Note
Mecole Hardman Jr. photo 373. Mecole Hardman Jr. WR - KC
Jamari Thrash Note
Jamari Thrash photo 374. Jamari Thrash WR - FA
Jamari Thrash posted a top-10 career dominator rating in his draft class at 24%. A lot of that can be attributed to his marquee 2022 season at Georgia State, where Thrash posted a 43% dominator rating with over 1,100 yards and 7 TDs on 62 catches. That single-season rating was the third highest in the class.
The 6-foot and 188-pound WR transferred to Louisville this past season and caught 62 passes for the second straight season with a 26% dominator rating to boot. The jump in competition did not slow down Thrasher, who has been producing since he turned 20 years old as a sophomore at Georgia State.
He tied a bow on his college career with a top-10 dominator rating in the class (24%). He's an older prospect at 23 years old, but that might help him hit the ground running as he makes another competitive leap to the NFL.
Slippery after the catch and a savvy route runner are two of his most evident traits when you watch him on film. 12th in YAC/reception and 7th in broken/missed tackle rate in 2023. Finished 8th in the class in both target share (28%) and target rate above expectation (+8.1%).
He is particularly adept at gaining yards after the catch, using his quickness to evade defenders. His acceleration off the line of scrimmage and ability to change direction swiftly make him a challenging assignment for opposing defensive backs.
However, his vertical game is lacking and needs more consistency. Four drops on deep balls last season. And just 30% of his routes were deemed "deep" per Sports Info Solutions (25th).
5 days ago
Theo Johnson Note
Theo Johnson photo 375. Theo Johnson TE - FA
Greg Joseph Note
Greg Joseph photo 376. Greg Joseph K - GB
Riley Patterson Note
Riley Patterson photo 377. Riley Patterson K - JAC
Kendall Milton Note
Kendall Milton photo 378. Kendall Milton RB - FA
Kevin Harris Note
Kevin Harris photo 379. Kevin Harris RB - NE
Patrick Taylor Jr. Note
Patrick Taylor Jr. photo 380. Patrick Taylor Jr. RB - SF
Jalen Tolbert Note
Jalen Tolbert photo 381. Jalen Tolbert WR - DAL
Van Jefferson Note
Van Jefferson photo 382. Van Jefferson WR - PIT
Sean Tucker Note
Sean Tucker photo 383. Sean Tucker RB - TB
Will Mallory Note
Will Mallory photo 384. Will Mallory TE - IND
Charlie Jones Note
Charlie Jones photo 385. Charlie Jones WR - CIN
Tyquan Thornton Note
Tyquan Thornton photo 386. Tyquan Thornton WR - NE
Irv Smith Jr. Note
Irv Smith Jr. photo 387. Irv Smith Jr. TE - KC
Emanuel Wilson Note
Emanuel Wilson photo 388. Emanuel Wilson RB - GB
Dillon Johnson Note
Dillon Johnson photo 389. Dillon Johnson RB - FA
Kene Nwangwu Note
Kene Nwangwu photo 390. Kene Nwangwu RB - MIN
Jauan Jennings Note
Jauan Jennings photo 391. Jauan Jennings WR - SF
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 392. Hayden Hurst TE - LAC
Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 393. Boston Scott RB - PHI
TreVeyon Henderson Note
TreVeyon Henderson photo 394. TreVeyon Henderson RB - FA
Durham Smythe Note
Durham Smythe photo 395. Durham Smythe TE - MIA
Drew Lock Note
Drew Lock photo 396. Drew Lock QB - NYG
Josh Crockett Note
Josh Crockett photo 397. Josh Crockett WR - FA
Jeremy Ruckert Note
Jeremy Ruckert photo 398. Jeremy Ruckert TE - NYJ
Daijun Edwards Note
Daijun Edwards photo 399. Daijun Edwards RB - FA
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine Note
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine photo 400. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine WR - TEN
Darnell Washington Note
Darnell Washington photo 401. Darnell Washington TE - PIT
Isaiah Hodgins Note
Isaiah Hodgins photo 402. Isaiah Hodgins WR - NYG
Calvin Austin III Note
Calvin Austin III photo 403. Calvin Austin III WR - PIT
Mack Hollins Note
Mack Hollins photo 404. Mack Hollins WR - BUF
Mack Hollins is entering his age 31 season (wait what) and signed with the Buffalo Bills this offseason, presumably to operate as a field-stretcher and downfield blocker. Our new cardio king.
Hollins has only had one productive season in the NFL (2022 with the Raiders as the fantasy WR41) when finished 10th in routes run per dropbacks (93%) and commanded 1,153 air yards as the clear-cut No. 2 wide receiver.
The journeyman new landing spot will likely be completely overlooked by fantasy managers, but a WR running a route on 90% or more of Josh Allen's dropbacks (the Gabe Davis role) is pretty tantalizing, especially at a free price tag.
Just don't get carried away with Hollins as anything more than a depth fantasy WR4/5 a best. Worth an addition in deeper WR formats.
6 weeks ago
Washington Commanders Note
Washington Commanders photo 405. Washington Commanders DST - WAS
Kalif Raymond Note
Kalif Raymond photo 406. Kalif Raymond WR - DET
Malik Davis Note
Malik Davis photo 407. Malik Davis RB - DAL
Cade Stover Note
Cade Stover photo 408. Cade Stover TE - FA
JaMycal Hasty Note
JaMycal Hasty photo 409. JaMycal Hasty RB - NE
Jared Wiley Note
Jared Wiley photo 410. Jared Wiley TE - FA
Corey Clement Note
Corey Clement photo 411. Corey Clement RB - FA
Cole Turner Note
Cole Turner photo 412. Cole Turner TE - WAS
Matt Prater Note
Matt Prater photo 413. Matt Prater K - ARI
Tahj Washington Note
Tahj Washington photo 414. Tahj Washington WR - FA
Tahj Washington caught 13 of his 15 deep targets in 2023 (87%). Perfect passer rating generated on deep targets from Caleb Williams.
Broke out at an early age in 2020 at Memphis while competing for targets with Calvin Austin III, before transferring to USC the last three seasons. 5-foot-10 and 174 pounds, he is definitely on the smaller side of this WR class. Posted his most productive season this past year, with over 1,000 yards and 8 TDs (23% dominator rating). Counting stats were not elite, but he was absurdly efficient. Exceptional route runner, slot player and useful after the catch. Second in the class in both YAC/reception and broken missed tackle per reception.
5 days ago
Luke Schoonmaker Note
Luke Schoonmaker photo 415. Luke Schoonmaker TE - DAL
Josh Oliver Note
Josh Oliver photo 416. Josh Oliver TE - MIN
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 417. Ty Johnson RB - BUF
Ryan Tannehill Note
Ryan Tannehill photo 418. Ryan Tannehill QB - TEN
Joe Flacco Note
Joe Flacco photo 419. Joe Flacco QB - IND
Adam Trautman Note
Adam Trautman photo 420. Adam Trautman TE - DEN
Leonard Fournette Note
Leonard Fournette photo 421. Leonard Fournette RB - FA
Dallin Holker Note
Dallin Holker photo 422. Dallin Holker TE - FA
Donovan Edwards Note
Donovan Edwards photo 423. Donovan Edwards RB - FA
Foster Moreau Note
Foster Moreau photo 424. Foster Moreau TE - NO
Jase McClellan Note
Jase McClellan photo 425. Jase McClellan RB - FA
Jonathan Ward Note
Jonathan Ward photo 426. Jonathan Ward RB - TEN
Harrison Bryant Note
Harrison Bryant photo 427. Harrison Bryant TE - LV
Graham Gano Note
Graham Gano photo