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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2022 PPR Draft Rankings

James Conner Note
James Conner photo 32. James Conner RB - (at SF)
Marquise Brown Note
Marquise Brown photo 60. Marquise Brown WR - (at SF)
Marquise Brown seems slated for a massive target share in the Arizona Cardinals' pass-heavy offense.

Brown posted a top-12 target share last season (23%) with Baltimore. The speedy wideout also commanded a whopping 27% target share back in 2018 at Oklahoma - the last time he played with Murray. Christian Kirk was WR12 during the last four weeks without Hopkins in the lineup.

The Cardinals paid a premium to acquire Brown, so fantasy managers should expect them to use him plenty. Brace yourself for Brown to skyrocket up 2022 best-ball rankings as a top-20 fantasy WR option.
3 weeks ago
Kyler Murray Note
Kyler Murray photo 66. Kyler Murray QB - (at SF)
DeAndre Hopkins is being suspended six games for violating the NFL's Performance Enhancing Drug policy. This penalty has massive fantasy football repercussions for the Arizona Cardinals offense starting with quarterback Kyler Murray.

Murray's production dipped last season without Hopkins in the lineup over the final four weeks of the season. He averaged 18.8 fantasy points per game and 6.3 yards per pass attempt.

Murray averaged 24.9 fantasy points per game and 8.7 yards per attempt in the nine games with Hopkins fully healthy. He also posted the No. 1-ranked PFF passing grade (90.5).

Losing Hopkins for six games cannot be ignored, but the addition of Marquise Brown figures to make up for some of the lost production.
3 weeks ago
DeAndre Hopkins Note
DeAndre Hopkins photo 70. DeAndre Hopkins WR - (at SF)
DeAndre Hopkins is being suspended six games for violating the NFL's Performance Enhancing Drug policy.

The alpha WR falls into the WR3/4 range for redraft purposes. He won't fall as much in best-ball based on the format, but it's hard to imagine drafting Hopkins over Marquise Brown with the six-game suspension baked in.
2 weeks ago
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 96. Zach Ertz TE - (at SF)
Tight end Zach Ertz is the other big winner in the wake of Deandre Hopkins' suspension. The former Eagle broke out in the Arizona Cardinals offense during the last four weeks of the season with Hopkins sidelined. Ertz was TE4 over that stretch averaging seven receptions per game (24% target share).
3 weeks ago
Rondale Moore Note
Rondale Moore photo 133. Rondale Moore WR - (at SF)
Rondale Moore is entering his second season with a straightforward path for an expanded role in the Cardinals' offense. He flashed his potential early on for Arizona in 2021, with 182 receiving yards in his first two NFL games. But Kliff Kingsbury never opted to go back to Moore with the likes of A.J. Green and Christian Kirk playing solid roles. We should see Moore - and his dead-last 1.3 aDOT - experience significant growth in Year 2 especially with DeAndre Hopkins suspended for the first six weeks of the season.
7 days ago
A.J. Green Note
A.J. Green photo 225. A.J. Green WR - (at SF)
Matt Prater Note
Matt Prater photo 226. Matt Prater K - (at SF)
Arizona Cardinals Note
Arizona Cardinals photo 238. Arizona Cardinals DST - (at SF)
Trey McBride Note
Trey McBride photo 270. Trey McBride TE - (at SF)
Incoming rookie from Colorado State put on a show in 2021 with 86 catches for 1,017 yards. Nuanced route runner with a knack for making himself available to QBs.
19 weeks ago
Eno Benjamin Note
Eno Benjamin photo 333. Eno Benjamin RB - (at SF)
Keaontay Ingram Note
Keaontay Ingram photo 350. Keaontay Ingram RB - (at SF)
Jaylen Samuels Note
Jaylen Samuels photo 460. Jaylen Samuels RB - (at SF)
Antoine Wesley Note
Antoine Wesley photo 504. Antoine Wesley WR - (at SF)