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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 PPR Draft Rankings

Stefon Diggs Note
Stefon Diggs photo 9. Stefon Diggs WR - (vs . NYJ)
How in the world do you go from one team to another, with no offseason to build chemistry, and then churn out 127 receptions for 1,535 yards and eight touchdowns? Diggs did that because he's uber talented, and he finally got the targets he deserves. The Vikings gave him 112 targets or less in four of the five seasons with them, hiding his true ceiling. He's now tied to Josh Allen, who's continually improved since coming into the league, on a pass-first offense where he's the featured star. There's no reason to think they don't pick up where they left off in 2020. Heck, even his three games in the playoffs against legit opponents netted 20 receptions for 311 yards and two touchdowns.
4 days ago
Josh Allen Note
Josh Allen photo 43. Josh Allen QB - (vs . NYJ)
All you can ask for out of an NFL quarterback is improvement. Allen has done that every single year, and it's translated to fantasy football as well. His percentage of QB1-type games by year: 41.7 - 43.8 - 56.3. He tallied 26-plus fantasy points in eight games last year, which tied for the most in the league. Even better is that he had just one game that was labeled a bust, which lets you know he's a set-it-and-forget-it quarterback who can be played, regardless of opponent. When spending a high-round pick on a quarterback, that's what you need. Allen can start to be considered around the fourth round.
4 days ago
Zack Moss Note
Zack Moss photo 100. Zack Moss RB - (vs . NYJ)
I really liked Moss coming out of college, but being injury prone was a label he needed to shake. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury early in the season and was never able to wrestle the starting gig away from Devin Singletary. He did finish with at least 12 carries in three of the last four games, which leaves room for hope, but he also saw just three targets in those four games combined, which makes him extremely touchdown-dependent. When Josh Allen is the primary goal-line back, that presents an issue. Without an injury to Singletary, it's tough to see Moss being anything more than a touchdown-dependent RB3/4 option.
4 days ago
Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 116. Devin Singletary RB - (vs . NYJ)
To this point in his career, do you know who Singletary's fantasy comparison is? Duke Johnson. Yeah, we all know how that story ended. Singletary has produced RB2 or better numbers just 35.7 percent of the time, which is extremely poor for a running back who's averaged 14.2 opportunities per game. The Bills don't run the ball a whole lot, and it's extremeley likely that Zack Moss is the better early-down back who will get more goal-line carries. Singletary is a very low upside pick late in drafts who's best served as a bye week flex-type player.
4 days ago
Cole Beasley Note
Cole Beasley photo 137. Cole Beasley WR - (vs . NYJ)
Did you know Beasley's finished as the WR34 and WR26 over the last two seasons with Allen under center? Crazy, right? He's not someone who's going to win you a fantasy championship singlehandedly, but he's certainly someone who can provide WR3 value in a pinch and/or during bye weeks.
4 days ago
Gabriel Davis Note
Gabriel Davis photo 174. Gabriel Davis WR - (vs . NYJ)
Despite playing as the No. 4 wide receiver behind Stefon Diggs, John Brown, and Cole Beasley last year, Davis managed to make his presence felt, racking up 599 yards and seven touchdowns on just 62 targets. The Bills lost Brown this offseason but gained Emmanuel Sanders. They're not the same player, as Sanders isn't someone who'll stretch the field the way Brown or Davis did/can. If you're looking for a boom-or-bust player in the late rounds who just might pay off, Davis makes sense.
4 days ago
Emmanuel Sanders Note
Emmanuel Sanders photo 183. Emmanuel Sanders WR - (vs . NYJ)
He's now been on four different teams in the last four years, though he's still remaining relevant in the fantasy conversation. He's also going to play with one of the best young quarterbacks in football, though he's clearly behind Stefon Diggs in the pecking order. The move to sign Sanders was odd considering how well Gabriel Davis played last year, but the Bills do run the second-most 4WR sets in football, so they'll be on the field together at times. But still, Sanders is now 34 years old and is likely in Buffalo to provide a reliable receiver in a pinch rather than one who'll pop back into the WR3 conversation. He is what he is at this point, which is a low-upside bye week filler.
4 days ago
Buffalo Bills Note
Buffalo Bills photo 188. Buffalo Bills DST - (vs . NYJ)
Tyler Bass Note
Tyler Bass photo 227. Tyler Bass K - (vs . NYJ)
Bass had a fine rookie season, seeing plenty of volume in an explosive Bills offense. He ranked second in the league in extra-point attempts and conversions, and made 28 of his field-goal tries. He could use to improve his accuracy (82.4%), but it's hard to fault him too much for it given that he kicks in a notoriously difficult home venue. All in all, Bass should again be drafted as a starting-caliber kicker in fantasy leagues.
2 weeks ago
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 234. Dawson Knox TE - (vs . NYJ)
We were hoping to see a second-year jump from Knox, but what we got was essentially the same thing we saw his rookie season. This has led to us hearing about the Bills exploring a trade for Evan Engram, as well as Zach Ertz. They signed Jacob Hollister, who's expected to compete for the starting job, though with all the receiving options they have, it's not likely either provides much fantasy value. There were just three occasions where a Bills tight end saw more than four targets last year, which means you'll use them in streaming situations. It's tough envisioning any sort of breakout season from Knox.
3 days ago
Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 268. Matt Breida RB - (vs . NYJ)
Jacob Hollister Note
Jacob Hollister photo 389. Jacob Hollister TE - (vs . NYJ)
Mitchell Trubisky Note
Mitchell Trubisky photo 416. Mitchell Trubisky QB - (vs . NYJ)
Isaiah McKenzie Note
Isaiah McKenzie photo 440. Isaiah McKenzie WR - (vs . NYJ)
Kenny Stills Note
Kenny Stills photo 444. Kenny Stills WR - (vs . NYJ)
Devonta Freeman Note
Devonta Freeman photo 484. Devonta Freeman RB - (vs . NYJ)
Antonio Williams Note
Antonio Williams photo 515. Antonio Williams RB - (vs . NYJ)
Marquez Stevenson Note
Marquez Stevenson photo 524. Marquez Stevenson WR - (vs . NYJ)
Isaiah Hodgins Note
Isaiah Hodgins photo 538. Isaiah Hodgins WR - (vs . NYJ)