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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 PPR Draft Rankings

Josh Allen Note
Josh Allen photo 23. Josh Allen QB
The fantasy track record Josh Allen has compiled is impressive. His fantasy finishes over the last five years: 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. The Buffalo offense is built around Allen's talents, and that won't change anytime soon. Some people will make cases for other quarterbacks to be the fantasy QB1 in 2024, but Allen's case for that honor is the strongest.
6 weeks ago
Stefon Diggs Note
Stefon Diggs photo 32. Stefon Diggs WR
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.
5 weeks ago
James Cook Note
James Cook photo 37. James Cook RB
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.
1 day ago
Dalton Kincaid Note
Dalton Kincaid photo 97. Dalton Kincaid TE
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.
5 weeks ago
Gabe Davis Note
Gabe Davis photo 104. Gabe Davis WR
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 in potential QB play, his spiked weeks might also not be nearly as big even if he is slightly more consistent on a week-to-week basis.
5 weeks ago
Khalil Shakir Note
Khalil Shakir photo 155. Khalil Shakir WR
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.
5 weeks ago
Buffalo Bills Note
Buffalo Bills photo 187. Buffalo Bills DST
Tyler Bass Note
Tyler Bass photo 206. Tyler Bass K
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 282. Dawson Knox TE
Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 314. Damien Harris RB
Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 338. Latavius Murray RB
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 414. Ty Johnson RB
Deonte Harty Note
Deonte Harty photo 463. Deonte Harty WR
Nyheim Hines Note
Nyheim Hines photo 471. Nyheim Hines RB