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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Robert Woods Note
Robert Woods photo 39. Robert Woods WR - (vs . SF)
It should be an interesting debate regarding Woods this year, because on the surface, it appears that he gets an upgrade to Matthew Stafford. While that's true, it can be argued that Jared Goff's skill-set was tailormade for Woods' skill-set. The 7.1 air yards per target Woods saw in 2020 was the 10th-lowest mark among wide receivers. Meanwhile, Stafford likes to push the ball down the field a bit more. Because of the questions (good or bad), Woods should ultimately be viewed as a mid-to-low-end WR2.
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Darrell Henderson Note
Darrell Henderson photo 43. Darrell Henderson RB - (vs . SF)
The year-ending injury to Cam Akers opens a door of opportunity for Henderson, who, just like Akers, was a second-round pick by this regime. In fact, Henderson was more efficient than Akers in nearly every category last year, though Akers had the momentum at the end of the season. Will the Rams bring in another running back to compete with Henderson for the starting job? It would seem likely, though for now, Henderson is a rock-solid RB2 with top-10 upside.
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Cooper Kupp Note
Cooper Kupp photo 47. Cooper Kupp WR - (vs . SF)
It seemed like the Rams wanted to stretch the middle of the field with Kupp at times over the last couple years, though Jared Goff's inability to accurately throw the ball downfield hindered Kupp's upside. Of the eight deep targets he saw in 2020, just one was catchable. Kupp's not a burner by any means, but if he doesn't have splash plays, he's not going to be anything more than a boring PPR asset. There's more to his game than what we've seen, and it's possible that Matthew Stafford unlocks it. He should be treated as a safe, high-floor WR2.
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Matthew Stafford Note
Matthew Stafford photo 98. Matthew Stafford QB - (vs . SF)
When you put Stafford's fantasy career alongside his peers, he's essentially the same quarterback as Matt Ryan. The difference? Stafford hasn't had a play-caller to bring out the best in him for quite some time and it's crushed his fantasy upside. Welcome to L.A. where you'll be working with Sean McVay, whose offense has been handicapped with Jared Goff under center. Could this be the change Stafford needed to reach the next level? The only concern would be that the Rams defense is so good, we won't get the volume needed for a pocket passer like Stafford. He has upside to finish as a top-10 option, but knowing his limitations as a rusher (with back problems), he likely won't reach much higher than the QB8-QB10 range.
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Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 106. Tyler Higbee TE - (vs . SF)
There've been six times over the course of Higbee's career where he's tallied more than 67 yards. Five of those games came at the end of the 2019 season when Gerald Everett was either out of the lineup or very limited. Well, Everett has been signed by the Seahawks, and the next man up on the Rams depth chart to fill his spot is Bryce Hopkins, who's seen as many targets as I have in an NFL uniform (none). Eliminating Everett's targets and upgrading Higbee's quarterback is the recipe for success, and it shouldn't shock anyone to see Higbee finish as a top-10 tight end in 2021.
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Los Angeles Rams Note
Los Angeles Rams photo 168. Los Angeles Rams DST - (vs . SF)
Van Jefferson Note
Van Jefferson photo 237. Van Jefferson WR - (vs . SF)
DeSean Jackson Note
DeSean Jackson photo 244. DeSean Jackson WR - (vs . SF)
Matt Gay Note
Matt Gay photo 305. Matt Gay K - (vs . SF)
Xavier Jones Note
Xavier Jones photo 349. Xavier Jones RB - (vs . SF)
Once we heard about Cam Akers' injury, we were wondering who the Rams would sign/go after, but they've said they're staying put for now and that they're happy with last year's undrafted free agent Xavier Jones behind Darrell Henderson. We still have plenty of time for them to sign another running back, but for the time being, Jones should be viewed as the primary handcuff to Henderson.
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Tutu Atwell Note
Tutu Atwell photo 371. Tutu Atwell WR - (vs . SF)
Jake Funk Note
Jake Funk photo 400. Jake Funk RB - (vs . SF)
Jacob Harris Note
Jacob Harris photo 439. Jacob Harris WR,TE - (vs . SF)
Brycen Hopkins Note
Brycen Hopkins photo 442. Brycen Hopkins TE - (vs . SF)
Raymond Calais Note
Raymond Calais photo 460. Raymond Calais RB - (vs . SF)
Johnny Mundt Note
Johnny Mundt photo 527. Johnny Mundt TE - (vs . SF)
Otis Anderson Jr. Note
Otis Anderson Jr. photo 554. Otis Anderson Jr. RB - (vs . SF)
Kendall Blanton Note
Kendall Blanton photo 586. Kendall Blanton TE - (vs . SF)
J.J. Koski Note
J.J. Koski photo 640. J.J. Koski WR - (vs . SF)
Trishton Jackson Note
Trishton Jackson photo 642. Trishton Jackson WR - (vs . SF)
Ben Skowronek Note
Ben Skowronek photo 643. Ben Skowronek WR - (vs . SF)
Jeremiah Haydel Note
Jeremiah Haydel photo 650. Jeremiah Haydel WR - (vs . SF)
John Wolford Note
John Wolford photo 857. John Wolford QB - (vs . SF)
Bryce Perkins Note
Bryce Perkins photo 949. Bryce Perkins QB - (vs . SF)
Devlin Hodges Note
Devlin Hodges photo 953. Devlin Hodges QB - (vs . SF)