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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2022 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 6. Dalvin Cook RB - (at CHI)
Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 9. Justin Jefferson WR - (at CHI)
Justin Jefferson has been a revelation since entering the league. He has the most receiving yards in NFL history (3,016) in a player's first two seasons and is PFF's second-highest-graded receiver over that span (91.7).

The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver finished 2021 as the WR4 in fantasy points per game (19.5 PPR) and expected fantasy points per game (18.8). Jefferson was the model of consistency at just 22 years old, finishing as a weekly top-20 wide receiver in 76% of his games (13 of 17) while commanding the league's third-highest target share (27%) and No. 1 air yards share (44%).
2 weeks ago
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 93. Adam Thielen WR - (at CHI)
The 32-year old wideout has made his hay in fantasy because of his "ability" to find the end zone 24 times since the start of 2020, but it's something that just isn't sustainable in the long term. Based on Thielen's targets and yardage totals, his total TD number should be closer to 16.

Justin Jefferson is an ascending rocketship that will only see his TDs rise entering Year 3, most likely coming at the detriment of Thielen. Not to mention, AT's age may finally be catching up to him after he posted his lowest PFF receiving grade and yards per route run since he first became a starter back in 2016.
2 days ago
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 104. Alexander Mattison RB - (at CHI)
Kirk Cousins Note
Kirk Cousins photo 115. Kirk Cousins QB - (at CHI)
The walking definition of a league-average quarterback. Cousins' 2021 season was basically a carbon copy of his 2020 season, and he finished QB11 in fantasy scoring both years. It's possible he plays somewhere other than Minnesota in 2022, but a $35 million base salary will make him hard to move. For fantasy purposes, he's a safe, boring investment.
15 weeks ago
Irv Smith Jr. Note
Irv Smith Jr. photo 155. Irv Smith Jr. TE - (at CHI)
Touted as a potential breakout candidate last summer, Smith missed the entire 2021 season with a torn meniscus. Has the potential to be a significant contributor on a team with a narrow target tree.
18 weeks ago
K.J. Osborn Note
K.J. Osborn photo 246. K.J. Osborn WR - (at CHI)
K.J. Osborn flashed at times during the 2021 season, but never more so than when he filled in for Adam Thielen. From Weeks 13-17, the second-year pro averaged 12 half-PPR fantasy points per game to go along with six targets.

If Thielen starts to break down entering his age 32-season, Osborn would be the prime benefactor.
2 days ago
Minnesota Vikings Note
Minnesota Vikings photo 263. Minnesota Vikings DST - (at CHI)
Greg Joseph Note
Greg Joseph photo 334. Greg Joseph K - (at CHI)
Kene Nwangwu Note
Kene Nwangwu photo 357. Kene Nwangwu RB - (at CHI)
Jalen Nailor Note
Jalen Nailor photo 443. Jalen Nailor WR - (at CHI)
Ty Chandler Note
Ty Chandler photo 457. Ty Chandler RB - (at CHI)