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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2023 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Dameon Pierce Note
Dameon Pierce photo 45. Dameon Pierce RB
The Houston Texans looked like they struck gold with Dameon Pierce early on during the season, as the rookie running back looked like the early favorite to take home offensive rookie of the year honors with a hot start. Pierce stepped in and immediately became the team's bellcow in Week 2. From that time until Week 10, Pierce ranked 5th in the NFL in rushing yards (739) averaging north of 19 carries and 92 rushing yards per game. He was the fantasy RB12 overall and in points per game. Other Texans RBs combined for just 11 carries versus Pierce's 154 over this stretch. However, the Florida product seemed to have hit a wall in the middle of the year totaling just 16 rushing yards against Washington and Miami through Weeks 11-12. However, these two defenses would turn out to be some of the tougher matchups for all RBs, so that's likely the cause of Pierce's fall-off in production. The tackle-breaking machine more than proved that he still had juice left in the tank with two strong outings to conclude his season versus Dallas and Cleveland. However, he suffered a season-ending ankle injury that would knock him out for the rest of the season - just 61 yards away from 1,000 rushing yards on the year. Despite the missed games, he still finished 4th in missed tackles forced and 1st in missed tackles forced per attempt (28%) among RBs with at least 100 carries. Pierce should lead the Texans backfield in 2023, but an entirely new coaching staff and Pierce's 4th-round draft capital suggest that his undisputed workhorse role could change if the team elects to add a free-agent rusher or draft another running back.
9 weeks ago
Dalton Schultz Note
Dalton Schultz photo 96. Dalton Schultz TE
Dalton Schultz is due to become an unrestricted free agent, and his 2023 fantasy value will largely depend on his landing spot. Schultz was TE3 in fantasy scoring in 2021, catching 78 passes for 808 yards and eight touchdowns. But his production tapered off in 2022. He finished with 57-577-5 and dealt with an early-season knee injury that cost him a pair of games. Schultz isn't particularly athletic, and he's averaged just 6.5 yards per target last season, suggesting that his 2021 numbers aren't likely to be repeated.
5 weeks ago
Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 120. Devin Singletary RB
Devin Singletary operated as the 1A in the Buffalo Bills backfield for the majority of the 2022 season finishing the year as RB23 overall and RB27 in points per game. However, unlike the last two seasons that ended with strong finishes for the undersized rusher, Singletary was in a full-blown committee with rookie James Cook to close out the year. The first-year rusher averaged a 40% snap share over the team's final seven games, matching Singletary point-for-point (RB25 in points per game, 52% snap share). Cook was also the superior rusher in the season's totality capping off his year by averaging 5.3 yards per carry (5th). He earned PFF's No. 1 ranking in breakaway run rate (44%). Singletary totaled just nine more carries than Cook from Weeks 13-Week 20 but ended the year 10th in PFF rushing grade. Overall, Singletary may have done just enough to grab the attention of other potential running back suitors this offseason with him slated to hit free agency.
6 weeks ago
Nico Collins Note
Nico Collins photo 132. Nico Collins WR
Robert Woods Note
Robert Woods photo 191. Robert Woods WR
John Metchie III Note
John Metchie III photo 204. John Metchie III WR
Ka'imi Fairbairn Note
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 318. Ka'imi Fairbairn K
Noah Brown Note
Noah Brown photo 347. Noah Brown WR
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 348. Brevin Jordan TE
Davis Mills Note
Davis Mills photo 391. Davis Mills QB
Houston Texans Note
Houston Texans photo 402. Houston Texans DST
Mike Boone Note
Mike Boone photo 458. Mike Boone RB
Amari Rodgers Note
Amari Rodgers photo 477. Amari Rodgers WR
Andrew Beck Note
Andrew Beck photo 490. Andrew Beck TE,RB
Case Keenum Note
Case Keenum photo 498. Case Keenum QB
Teagan Quitoriano Note
Teagan Quitoriano photo 529. Teagan Quitoriano TE