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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Half PPR Draft Rankings

David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 78. David Johnson RB - (vs . TEN)
I think most people would admit that Johnson looked much better than expected in 2020, totaling over 1,000 total yards and eight touchdowns in just 12 games. That's the good news. The bad news is that the Texans are a team that legitimately might lose every game in 2021, as they've been stripped down and look like a roster of replacements. They've also added Mark Ingram, Phillip Lindsay, and Rex Burkhead to the backfield, which presents all sorts of issues. If Deshaun Watson were going to play, we'd dig into this backfield a little deeper, but with Watson out of the picture for the foreseeable future, this is not a backfield you want to be associated with.
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Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 91. Brandin Cooks WR - (vs . TEN)
Over the last six years, there have been just seven wide receivers who've finished top-24 in at least five of them. Those receivers are Mike Evans, Julio Jones, Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, Amari Cooper, Jarvis Landry, and... Cooks. He's done it with four different quarterbacks, too. However, 2021 might be his toughest test yet, as it appears Tyrod Taylor will be his quarterback, and this is projected to be the lowest scoring offense in the league. Still, he's the clear-cut top option on this team and should be a lock to see 100-plus targets as long as he's healthy.
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Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 124. Phillip Lindsay RB - (vs . TEN)
It's a shame Lindsay went to a team that's in complete shambles at the moment because he's a fine running back. Most would be shocked to learn that since the start of the 2018 season, Lindsay ranks 10th in rushing yards among running backs. He's averaged 4.78 yards per carry during that time, so it wasn't just volume. Again, Houston is a mess right now, and have a backfield that consists of Lindsay, David Johnson, Mark Ingram, and Rex Burkhead. There are not going to be enough touches to warrant a draft pick on Lindsay.
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Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 214. Mark Ingram II RB - (vs . TEN)
Would Ingram have signed with the Texans had he known all the moves that have taken place? I'm guessing not. He's now stuck on a depth chart that has David Johnson, Phillip Lindsay, and Rex Burkhead on it, while Tyrod Taylor is under center on what's expected to be a low-scoring Texans offense. You should avoid the Texans if you can help it, especially Ingram.
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Anthony Miller Note
Anthony Miller photo 244. Anthony Miller WR - (vs . TEN)
Despite trading up to draft Miller in the second round and having little depth behind Allen Robinson, the Bears have not given him opportunity to match his draft cost. He has yet to top 85 targets in a season, a number that Darnell Mooney surpassed as a rookie. Even Taylor Gabriel topped that number in 2018. Now that Mooney is in year two and the Bears added Dazz Newsome in the draft, it's unlikely we see the breakout we thought we would with Miller. The Bears are also reportedly interested in trading him, which could change his outlook in a hurry.
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Randall Cobb Note
Randall Cobb photo 245. Randall Cobb WR - (vs . TEN)
Ka'imi Fairbairn Note
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 276. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - (vs . TEN)
Keke Coutee Note
Keke Coutee photo 278. Keke Coutee WR - (vs . TEN)
Deshaun Watson Note
Deshaun Watson photo 279. Deshaun Watson QB - (vs . TEN)
The Texans want Watson to play for them. Watson doesn't want to play for them. Watson wants to be traded. No team wants the PR nightmare that would come with a trade for Watson. Also, the Texans don't want to trade him. The NFL might also step in and suspend Watson for these off-the-field incidents. It's not one obstacle, it's many of them. He shouldn't be on your redraft radar for the time being.
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Nico Collins Note
Nico Collins photo 288. Nico Collins WR - (vs . TEN)
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 318. Rex Burkhead RB - (vs . TEN)
Tyrod Taylor Note
Tyrod Taylor photo 322. Tyrod Taylor QB - (vs . TEN)
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 342. Jordan Akins TE - (vs . TEN)
Houston Texans Note
Houston Texans photo 345. Houston Texans DST - (vs . TEN)
Chris Conley Note
Chris Conley photo 395. Chris Conley WR - (vs . TEN)
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 396. Brevin Jordan TE - (vs . TEN)
Davis Mills Note
Davis Mills photo 431. Davis Mills QB - (vs . TEN)
Kahale Warring Note
Kahale Warring photo 439. Kahale Warring TE - (vs . TEN)
Pharaoh Brown Note
Pharaoh Brown photo 510. Pharaoh Brown TE - (vs . TEN)
Isaiah Coulter Note
Isaiah Coulter photo 531. Isaiah Coulter WR - (vs . TEN)
Andre Roberts Note
Andre Roberts photo 535. Andre Roberts WR - (vs . TEN)
Ryan Izzo Note
Ryan Izzo photo 544. Ryan Izzo TE - (vs . TEN)
Antony Auclair Note
Antony Auclair photo 548. Antony Auclair TE - (vs . TEN)
Alex Erickson Note
Alex Erickson photo 605. Alex Erickson WR - (vs . TEN)
Donte Moncrief Note
Donte Moncrief photo 718. Donte Moncrief WR - (vs . TEN)
Taywan Taylor Note
Taywan Taylor photo 730. Taywan Taylor WR - (vs . TEN)
Damon Hazelton Note
Damon Hazelton photo 759. Damon Hazelton WR - (vs . TEN)
Dontrell Hilliard Note
Dontrell Hilliard photo 817. Dontrell Hilliard RB - (vs . TEN)
Buddy Howell Note
Buddy Howell photo 822. Buddy Howell RB - (vs . TEN)
Scottie Phillips Note
Scottie Phillips photo 834. Scottie Phillips RB - (vs . TEN)
Chris Moore Note
Chris Moore photo 859. Chris Moore WR - (vs . TEN)
Jeff Driskel Note
Jeff Driskel photo 936. Jeff Driskel QB - (vs . TEN)