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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 PPR Draft Rankings

Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 79. 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.
3 days ago
David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 93. 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.
3 days ago
Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 136. 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.
3 days ago
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 228. 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.
3 days ago
Deshaun Watson Note
Deshaun Watson photo 243. 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.
3 days ago
Anthony Miller Note
Anthony Miller photo 244. Anthony Miller WR - (vs . TEN)
Being traded away from the Bears wasn't going to be the worst thing for Miller, until we found out it was to the Texans, which figures to be a fantasy wasteland without Deshaun Watson. If for some reason, Watson comes back to play for the team, Miller would have sleeper appeal, but that's not looking likely.
3 days ago
Ka'imi Fairbairn Note
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 278. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - (vs . TEN)
Fairbairn had a fine season, converting 87.1% of his field-goal attempts and 37 extra-point attempts. But regardless of his accuracy, it's going to be a struggle fantasy-wise for him this season playing in what is surely going to be a subpar offense. With a team that should struggle to move the ball and is likely to be playing from behind most weeks, there's just little reason to consider Fairbairn in fantasy this year.
5 days ago
Keke Coutee Note
Keke Coutee photo 279. Keke Coutee WR - (vs . TEN)
Nico Collins Note
Nico Collins photo 292. Nico Collins WR - (vs . TEN)
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 313. Rex Burkhead RB - (vs . TEN)
Burkhead is a talented player, particularly in the receiving game, but he's struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. He now finds himself in about as bad a situation as he could, playing for a poor Texans team with a crowded running back room, which includes David Johnson, Mark Ingram, and Phillip Lindsay. If one or more of those backs get cut, then Burkhead could have some value by default, but until or unless that happens, he can be ignored in fantasy circles.
5 days ago
Tyrod Taylor Note
Tyrod Taylor photo 322. Tyrod Taylor QB - (vs . TEN)
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 337. Jordan Akins TE - (vs . TEN)
Houston Texans Note
Houston Texans photo 348. Houston Texans DST - (vs . TEN)
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 397. Brevin Jordan TE - (vs . TEN)
Davis Mills Note
Davis Mills photo 409. Davis Mills QB - (vs . TEN)
Chris Conley Note
Chris Conley photo 420. Chris Conley WR - (vs . TEN)
Kahale Warring Note
Kahale Warring photo 455. Kahale Warring TE - (vs . TEN)
Andre Roberts Note
Andre Roberts photo 512. Andre Roberts WR - (vs . TEN)
Isaiah Coulter Note
Isaiah Coulter photo 552. Isaiah Coulter WR - (vs . TEN)