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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 PPR Draft Rankings

Diontae Johnson Note
Diontae Johnson photo 81. Diontae Johnson WR - (at ATL)
Earning volume is a skill. It's a reflection of talent, and few do that better than Johnson year after year. Once he returned from injury in Week 7, he continued to gobble up targets like usual, ranking 14th in target share (23.7%), sixth in air-yard share (41.6%), and 20th in FD/RR (0.109). In that span, he was the WR33 in fantasy points per game. Johnson should have no issues earning similar volume this season in Carolina, flanked by Adam Thielen and Xavier Legette. Look for Bryce Young to pepper his new WR1. Johnson is a WR3/4 that could easily post WR2 production in 2024.
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Jonathon Brooks Note
Jonathon Brooks photo 130. Jonathon Brooks RB - (at ATL)
Brooks lands in CAR with second-round NFL Draft capital in a wide-open backfield, with his toughest competition being Chuba Hubbard and Miles Sanders. Yes, he's recovering from an ACL tear, but as soon as he's ready to shoulder most of the load for this backfield, it should be his job. Brooks displayed a three-down skillset last year at Texas, ranking 21st in yards after contact per attempt and yards per route run while also finishing ninth in PFF elusive rating. Brooks could begin the season as an RB3/flex but finish it as a stretch run hero.
3 days ago
Chuba Hubbard Note
Chuba Hubbard photo 134. Chuba Hubbard RB - (at ATL)
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 the 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. 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). Look for Hubbard and Miles Sanders to play part-time roles this season until Jonathon Brooks is up to speed. Once that happens, Hubbard will be a weekly zero.
3 days ago
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 143. Adam Thielen WR - (at ATL)
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.
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Xavier Legette Note
Xavier Legette photo 177. Xavier Legette WR - (at ATL)
Xavier Legette, a standout receiver from South Carolina, showcased his skills with exceptional performances, notably in his super senior year. At 6'3" and 227 lbs, his size and athleticism make him ideal for an outside receiver role. With strong hands and the ability to secure catches in traffic, he's reliable even without relying on his body. Despite concerns about consistency as a one-year wonder entering the NFL at 23, his physical traits resemble players like D.K. Metcalf, hinting at his potential. Drafted in the first round by the Carolina Panthers, his success may hinge on how well he's utilized in their scheme under new HC Dave Canales.
3 days ago
Bryce Young Note
Bryce Young photo 184. Bryce Young QB - (at ATL)
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 186. Miles Sanders RB - (at ATL)
Jonathan Mingo Note
Jonathan Mingo photo 230. Jonathan Mingo WR - (at ATL)
Ja'Tavion Sanders Note
Ja'Tavion Sanders photo 231. Ja'Tavion Sanders TE - (at ATL)
Rashaad Penny Note
Rashaad Penny photo 315. Rashaad Penny RB - (at ATL)
Carolina Panthers Note
Carolina Panthers photo 378. Carolina Panthers DST - (at ATL)
Eddy Pineiro Note
Eddy Pineiro photo 398. Eddy Pineiro K - (at ATL)
Terrace Marshall Jr. Note
Terrace Marshall Jr. photo 428. Terrace Marshall Jr. WR - (at ATL)
Tommy Tremble Note
Tommy Tremble photo 439. Tommy Tremble TE - (at ATL)
Andy Dalton Note
Andy Dalton photo 511. Andy Dalton QB - (at ATL)
Ian Thomas Note
Ian Thomas photo 517. Ian Thomas TE - (at ATL)