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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Travis Etienne Jr. Note
Travis Etienne Jr. photo 19. Travis Etienne Jr. RB - (at IND)
From a top-down view, Etienne's 2023 season looks like a smashing success as he was the RB7 in fantasy points per game, logging 325 touches with 1,484 total yards and 12 total touchdowns. If you rostered him last year, you know that his weekly performances left something to be desired down the stretch, and it was a Jekyll and Hyde type of runout. In Weeks 1-8, he averaged 22.3 touches and 106.2 total yards as the RB4 in fantasy points per game. After Week 9, he saw a big dip in his production as he averaged 16.3 touches and 70.5 total yards for the rest of the season as the RB22 in fantasy points per game. Etienne deserves to be in the RB1 conversation for 2024, but we can't ignore these splits and the Jaguars offensive line that finished 32nd in Fantasy Points rush grade and adjusted yards before contact per attempt. Etienne could easily improve upon last year's stats in 2024, but the Jaguars have work upfront to do this offseason.
13 weeks ago
Christian Kirk Note
Christian Kirk photo 58. Christian Kirk WR - (at IND)
Christian Kirk ended 2023 with 57 receptions on 85 targets (21% target share) for 787 yards. But Kirk only found the end zone 3 times during the season. In 12 games, Kirk accumulated 121.8 fantasy points, averaging 11 points per game, positioning him as a reliable flex option in fantasy leagues. WR28 in points per game. When he and Calvin Ridley were both healthy, Kirk posted the higher target share at 21% as the WR23 overall. With Ridley replaced by the "can't earn targets" Gabe Davis and 1st-round rookie Brian Thomas Jr. (another non-elite target earner) Kirk projects as the WR1 in the Jaguars offense in target volume.
2 weeks ago
Evan Engram Note
Evan Engram photo 88. Evan Engram TE - (at IND)
After being considered a fantasy disappointment for the majority of his first five years in the league, Evan Engram has become one of the most productive pass catchers at the position. Engram finished TE6 in half-point PPR fantasy scoring in 2022, then finished TE2 last year (though it should be noted that three TEs finished less than 3 points behind Engram). With 114 catches in 2023, Engram shattered his previous single-season high by 41 receptions. He also had a career-high 963 receiving yards, though Engram averaged a career-low 8.4 yards per catch. As QB Trevor Lawrence's favorite security blanket, Engram had four games with double-digit reception totals in 2023 and eight games with seven or more receptions. Drops are seemingly always an issue for Engram, and he hasn't scored more than four touchdowns in a single season since he was a rookie in 2017. But Engram has become a high-quality fantasy asset and will be a good bet to once again return TE1 value in 2024.
18 weeks ago
Trevor Lawrence Note
Trevor Lawrence photo 111. Trevor Lawrence QB - (at IND)
Fantasy managers were hoping to see Trevor Lawrence take a major step forward in 2023 after a promising 2022 season. Much of Lawrence's third NFL season was a disappointment in that regard, but a strong finish raises hopes for 2024. Over the first 10 weeks of the 2023 season, Lawrence was QB19 in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks with at least four starts, averaging 235.6 passing yards and 1.0 TD passes per game. From Week 11 on, Lawrence was QB7 in fantasy points per game, averaging 270.9 passing yards and 1.7 TD passes a game. The former No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft was able to ramp up his production late in the year despite losing WR Christian Kirk to a core injury that kept him out of the last five games of the season. Lawrence has a fabulous toolkit that includes abundant arm talent and above-average rushing ability. Consistency is the missing ingredient, and maybe we'll finally get it from Lawrence in his fourth year in the league.
19 weeks ago
Brian Thomas Jr. Note
Brian Thomas Jr. photo 126. Brian Thomas Jr. WR - (at IND)
Brian Thomas Jr. emerged as a force in his junior year at LSU, boasting a 33% dominator rating and leading the FBS with 17 touchdowns. Standing at 6'4" and 205 lbs, he possesses the size and speed of a boundary X-receiver, evidenced by his impressive college production. Despite not being the primary target, Thomas still earned a 24% dominator rating, competing for catches with fellow standout Malik Nabers. Drafted by the Jaguars in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, Thomas has the opportunity to absorb a significant portion of targets left by departing players, potentially exceeding 100 targets. While he offers high-end splash week potential, his weekly consistency may vary due to Jacksonville's diverse offensive weapons.
2 weeks ago
Gabe Davis Note
Gabe Davis photo 140. Gabe Davis WR - (at IND)
Gabe Davis's move to the Jaguars offers him a fresh start after a mixed performance with the Bills in 2023. While he showcased his big-play ability with 7 touchdowns and 1,200 air yards, his inconsistency, including four catchless games in his last eight appearances, raises concerns. In Jacksonville, Davis could see an uptick in targets following the departures of Zay Jones and Calvin Ridley, but his boom-or-bust nature may persist. With Trevor Lawrence leading the offense and competition from established pass-catchers and rookie Brian Thomas Jr., Davis's fantasy outlook remains uncertain, making him a better fit for best ball formats where his spiked weeks could still offer value.
1 week ago
Tank Bigsby Note
Tank Bigsby photo 253. Tank Bigsby RB - (at IND)
Jacksonville Jaguars Note
Jacksonville Jaguars photo 275. Jacksonville Jaguars DST - (at IND)
D'Ernest Johnson Note
D'Ernest Johnson photo 296. D'Ernest Johnson RB - (at IND)
Parker Washington Note
Parker Washington photo 399. Parker Washington WR - (at IND)
Riley Patterson Note
Riley Patterson photo 404. Riley Patterson K - (at IND)
Mac Jones Note
Mac Jones photo 423. Mac Jones QB - (at IND)
Brenton Strange Note
Brenton Strange photo 496. Brenton Strange TE - (at IND)
Cam Little Note
Cam Little photo 515. Cam Little K - (at IND)
Keilan Robinson Note
Keilan Robinson photo 522. Keilan Robinson RB - (at IND)
Luke Farrell Note
Luke Farrell photo 525. Luke Farrell TE - (at IND)
Josiah Deguara Note
Josiah Deguara photo 536. Josiah Deguara TE - (at IND)
Devin Duvernay Note
Devin Duvernay photo 590. Devin Duvernay WR - (at IND)
Tim Jones Note
Tim Jones photo 676. Tim Jones WR - (at IND)
Matt Barkley Note
Matt Barkley photo 743. Matt Barkley QB - (at IND)
C.J. Beathard Note
C.J. Beathard photo 757. C.J. Beathard QB - (at IND)