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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Draft Rankings
Kenny Golladay Note
Kenny Golladay photo 17. Kenny Golladay WR - (vs . MIN)
We've watched Golladay ascending into the clear-cut No. 1 role in the Lions offense, and even though he did finish as the No. 6 wide receiver in 2019, there's still some meat left on the bone. Matthew Stafford went down in Week 9 last year. Golladay had four games with 23-plus PPR points with Stafford in the lineup, and just one game with more than 18 PPR points without him. If Stafford can stay healthy, Golladay should return WR1 numbers.
2 days ago
D'Andre Swift Note
D'Andre Swift photo 74. D'Andre Swift RB - (vs . MIN)
Swift is an exceptional talent who just happened to end up in an offense that can't do much on the ground. A lot can change over an off-season but even if Swift can beat out Kerryon Johnson for immediate touches, his upside is likely limited to an RB2, and drafting him with the expectation to start right away is by no means a safe play.
1 day ago
Marvin Jones Note
Marvin Jones photo 75. Marvin Jones WR - (vs . MIN)
When doing the "Boom, Bust, and Everything In Between" series, I can't help but notice how undervalued Jones is nearly every season. The "bust" score is anything less than 8.0 PPR points. Jones busted just 23.1 percent in 2019, the 22nd lowest mark among wide receivers. He was at just 22.2 percent in 2018, the 25th lowest mark. And lastly, he was at just 18.8 percent in 2017, the ninth-lowest mark. Meanwhile, he'll give you big games here and there while not completely tanking your team. If you want to wait at wide receiver in your draft and play him as your WR3, it's not that bad.
2 days ago
Matthew Stafford Note
Matthew Stafford photo 92. Matthew Stafford QB - (vs . MIN)
On a per-game basis, Stafford was unbelievable last year and on pace for some ridiculous numbers but let's also try to remember that Ryan Fitzpatrick, Gardner Minshew and Daniel Jones had some amazing runs too. Small sample sizes can easily fool people. Meanwhile, the much larger sample tells us Stafford is a fringe QB-1 with limited upside (when he doesn't have Calvin Johnson).
1 day ago
Kerryon Johnson Note
Kerryon Johnson photo 101. Kerryon Johnson RB - (vs . MIN)
Kerryon owners had high hopes several times but injuries have prevented us from seeing who he really was, and while this year was looking like the time we'd finally get to see it, Detroit drafted D'Andre Swift. Now, there is a chance, Kerryon is technically the starter for the first month, but it will essentially be a split backfield at best.
1 day ago
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 133. T.J. Hockenson TE - (vs . MIN)
It can be easy to discount receiving options after one rough season but there are limited examples of any rookie tight end succeeding in fantasy football. Don't forget that this is one of the top tight end prospects of all-time, and while he certainly isn't safe to rely on, Hockenson's ceiling is virtually unlimited.
1 day ago
Matt Prater Note
Matt Prater photo 215. Matt Prater K - (vs . MIN)
Prater is getting up there in age, but he remains one of the most accurate long-range kickers in the game. He hit 7-of-8 field goals from 50 or more yards last year, and nearly 84% of his overall attempts. He's also missed just two extra-point attempts over the last three seasons. On a good but not elite offense that will trust him from long range, Prater makes one of the best kicker options in fantasy.
8 weeks ago
Danny Amendola Note
Danny Amendola photo 244. Danny Amendola WR - (vs . MIN)
Not many realize that Amendola saw five-plus targets in 10-of-15 games last year, including eight or more targets in seven of them. Sure, losing Marvin Jones for half the season allowed him to see more targets, but he's definitely a bigger part of the offense than most realize. He's someone who'll give you a decent floor in PPR formats during bye weeks, but that's about it.
2 days ago
Detroit Lions Note
Detroit Lions photo 305. Detroit Lions DST - (vs . MIN)
Bo Scarbrough Note
Bo Scarbrough photo 338. Bo Scarbrough RB - (vs . MIN)
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 376. Ty Johnson RB - (vs . MIN)
Quintez Cephus Note
Quintez Cephus photo 436. Quintez Cephus WR - (vs . MIN)
Hunter Bryant Note
Hunter Bryant photo 437. Hunter Bryant TE - (vs . MIN)
Jesse James Note
Jesse James photo 456. Jesse James TE - (vs . MIN)
Jason Huntley Note
Jason Huntley photo 464. Jason Huntley RB - (vs . MIN)
Marvin Hall Note
Marvin Hall photo 502. Marvin Hall WR - (vs . MIN)