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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Draft Rankings
Christian McCaffrey Note
Christian McCaffrey photo 1. Christian McCaffrey RB - (vs . NO)
You can try to make the argument that McCaffrey shouldn't go No. 1 overall this year, but you'd lose the argument. Outside of saying, "running backs don't repeat as the top option," there's nothing that should suggest McCaffrey won't. He's not just a running back. He's a wide receiver. He scored 182.5 half-PPR points through the air alone, which would've been the No. 20 wide receiver in fantasy last year, ahead of Stefon Diggs. Even if McCaffrey simply stopped playing football in Week 12, he would've finished as the No. 1 running back by a massive 22.1 PPR points. The new offense and improved quarterback play shouldn't hurt at all.
9 weeks ago
D.J. Moore Note
D.J. Moore photo 36. D.J. Moore WR - (vs . NO)
The new offense should be exciting, as should the arrival of Teddy Bridgewater, who is an upgrade over what Moore had throwing to him last year. The issue is that the Panthers decided to add another target to the offense, snagging Robby Anderson in free agency. It'll make his target share a bit lower, though the defense is in severe rebuild mode, which should allow for more pass attempts. Moore remains a relatively safe WR2 even if his upside took a hit.
9 weeks ago
Robby Anderson Note
Robby Anderson photo 128. Robby Anderson WR - (vs . NO)
One thing to watch with Anderson to the Panthers is that he's reunited with his old coach Matt Rhule from college. That's a check in the plus column for him, though there are a lot of mouths to feed in the Panthers offense. D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel, Christian McCaffrey, and Ian Thomas have all shown ability to produce with targets, while Anderson has been extremely hit-or-miss while asked to be "the guy" in New York. He's best viewed as a bench option with week-to-week upside.
9 weeks ago
Curtis Samuel Note
Curtis Samuel photo 137. Curtis Samuel WR - (vs . NO)
The quarterback play was atrocious in Carolina last year, but it was Samuel who was the least efficient of all the pass catchers. In fact, among the 157 wide receivers who've seen at least 100 targets over the last five years, Samuel's 0.96 yards per route run was the worst. There's so much competition for targets with D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson, Christian McCaffrey, and Ian Thomas, it's hard to see Samuel being a consistent fantasy option.
4 weeks ago
Ian Thomas Note
Ian Thomas photo 165. Ian Thomas TE - (vs . NO)
The loss of Greg Olsen will free up the starting role for Thomas, who has done extremely well when asked to fill-in a larger role. Despite seeing just 79 targets over the last two years combined, Thomas has four games with 14.8 or more PPR points. He might hit that target number in 2020 alone.
8 weeks ago
Teddy Bridgewater Note
Teddy Bridgewater photo 167. Teddy Bridgewater QB - (vs . NO)
He may not be mobile anymore, but he now has D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson, Curtis Samuel, Ian Thomas, and Christian McCaffrey at his disposal. He could be the 2020 version of Jameis Winston. Why? Because his defense is going through a major rebuilding process and will be allowing tons of points, forcing the Panthers to throw more than they'd like to. He's going to be a favorite of streamers. He's going to be a great option for those in 2QB leagues.
8 weeks ago
Joey Slye Note
Joey Slye photo 265. Joey Slye K - (vs . NO)
Slye struggled a bit with his accuracy in his rookie year, missing four extra-point attempts and hitting just 78.1% of his field-goal tries. He'll likely see a fair amount of attempts this year with Teddy Bridgewater guiding a decent but less than explosive offense, but he'll need to start converting more of his attempts to make him worth drafting in standard-sized leagues.
3 weeks ago
Carolina Panthers Note
Carolina Panthers photo 312. Carolina Panthers DST - (vs . NO)
Reggie Bonnafon Note
Reggie Bonnafon photo 334. Reggie Bonnafon RB - (vs . NO)
Mike Davis Note
Mike Davis photo 375. Mike Davis RB - (vs . NO)
Seth Roberts Note
Seth Roberts photo 499. Seth Roberts WR - (vs . NO)
Jordan Scarlett Note
Jordan Scarlett photo 527. Jordan Scarlett RB - (vs . NO)
Phillip Walker Note
Phillip Walker photo 530. Phillip Walker QB - (vs . NO)
Alex Armah Note
Alex Armah photo 537. Alex Armah RB - (vs . NO)
Keith Kirkwood Note
Keith Kirkwood photo 557. Keith Kirkwood WR - (vs . NO)