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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 5. Justin Jefferson WR - (at DET)
Despite dealing with injuries and bad quarterback play for part of the season, Jefferson finished as the WR5 in fantasy points per game. If you exclude Week 14, in which he played only 18% of the snaps, he was the WR4 in fantasy points per game. Even after Week 14, when he was suffering through the quarterback roulette wheel, Jefferson still churned out 22.1 fantasy points per game while drawing a 30.1% target share, manufacturing 3.03 YPRR, and blazing 0.134 FD/RR (ninth-best, per Fantasy Points Data). Jefferson is quarterback-proof, so it doesn't matter to me whether Sam Darnold or J.J. McCarthy is under center this season. Jefferson has proven he can still be a top-five fantasy wideout with putrid passers. If Darnold and McCarthy outperform expectations, Jefferson could still have WR1 overall upside.
3 days ago
Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 57. Aaron Jones RB - (at DET)
Father Time comes calling for all of us. The hope for Aaron Jones is that he can keep him at bay for one more year. Last season, Jones objectively wasn't healthy until the end of the season. Luckily for him, when he was healthy, we got to see that Jones has plenty left in the tank to consider reinvesting in him in fantasy for one more season. In Weeks 15-20, Jones averaged 21.6 touches and 120.3 total yards as he was a weekly stud. During that same stretch, among 47 qualifying backs, he was eighth in explosive run rate and 10th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Jones should lead the Vikings backfield in 2024 as an RB2 with RB1 upside if he can stay healthy.
2 weeks ago
Jordan Addison Note
Jordan Addison photo 84. Jordan Addison WR - (at DET)
Jordan Addison had a solid rookie campaign, recording 70 receptions for 911 yards and 10 touchdowns on a 17% target share. His consistent contributions earned him an average of 11 fantasy points per game, ranking him as WR28 overall. Despite his promising performance, his fantasy outlook for 2024 is clouded by uncertainty at the quarterback position following Kirk Cousins' departure. At least, the absence of T.J. Hockenson due to injury could boost Addison's role in the offense to open the season.
2 weeks ago
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 118. T.J. Hockenson TE - (at DET)
T.J. Hockenson would have been drafted as a top-six tight end in the vast majority of 2024 fantasy leagues if he hadn't torn his ACL and MCL on Dec. 24, putting his early-season availability for the new season in doubt. It's possible that the recovery from multiple ligament tears will keep Hockenson out until around midseason, and that he won't be his typically impactful self immediately upon his return. A healthy Hockenson is a fantasy difference-maker. He had 86 catches for 914 yards and six touchdowns in 2022, good for a TE2 finish in PPR fantasy scoring behind only Travis Kelce. Hockenson was having an even better season in 2023, with 95 catches for 960 yards and five touchdowns before the injury. Monitor the reports on Hockenson's recovery throughout the offseason, and resist the temptation to overspend on a player trying to come back from major knee surgery.
4 weeks ago
Ty Chandler Note
Ty Chandler photo 142. Ty Chandler RB - (at DET)
With Aaron Jones now in Minnesota, Ty Chandler will be a backup for the Vikings in 2024. In Weeks 15-18, he played at least 53% of the snaps in every game, averaging 15.3 touches and 81.8 total yards. Chandler topped 90 total yards once in that four-game span, and his per-touch efficiency was in the toilet overall. Among 49 qualifying backs, Chandler ranked 47th last season in missed tackles forced per attempt and yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Chandler had hope entering this offseason that he had hopefully done enough in 2023 to have a shot at the starter's role, but sadly, that isn't in the cards for next season.
2 weeks ago
J.J. McCarthy Note
J.J. McCarthy photo 169. J.J. McCarthy QB - (at DET)
The Vikings have tabbed McCarthy as the successor to Kirk Cousins, trading up one spot to select the University of Michigan product with the No. 10 pick in the draft. McCarthy has a strong arm, good mobility and an impressive track record of success that includes a national championship last season and a 61-3 record as a starter since high school. McCarthy steps into a good situation, with Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison at wide receiver and T.J. Hockenson at tight end (though Hockenson sustained a major knee injury late last year). Rookie struggles may be inevitable, but McCarthy has a chance to provide QB2 fantasy value as a rookie.
4 weeks ago
Minnesota Vikings Note
Minnesota Vikings photo 226. Minnesota Vikings DST - (at DET)
Sam Darnold Note
Sam Darnold photo 316. Sam Darnold QB - (at DET)
Cam Akers Note
Cam Akers photo 318. Cam Akers RB - (at DET)
Johnny Mundt Note
Johnny Mundt photo 395. Johnny Mundt TE - (at DET)
Josh Oliver Note
Josh Oliver photo 401. Josh Oliver TE - (at DET)
Brandon Powell Note
Brandon Powell photo 430. Brandon Powell WR - (at DET)
Robert Tonyan Note
Robert Tonyan photo 453. Robert Tonyan TE - (at DET)
Trent Sherfield Sr. Note
Trent Sherfield Sr. photo 525. Trent Sherfield Sr. WR - (at DET)
Myles Gaskin Note
Myles Gaskin photo 603. Myles Gaskin RB - (at DET)
DeWayne McBride Note
DeWayne McBride photo 607. DeWayne McBride RB - (at DET)
C.J. Ham Note
C.J. Ham photo 611. C.J. Ham RB - (at DET)
Trey Knox Note
Trey Knox photo 612. Trey Knox TE - (at DET)
Kene Nwangwu Note
Kene Nwangwu photo 629. Kene Nwangwu RB - (at DET)
Jalen Nailor Note
Jalen Nailor photo 666. Jalen Nailor WR - (at DET)
Ty James Note
Ty James photo 669. Ty James WR - (at DET)
Devron Harper Note
Devron Harper photo 671. Devron Harper WR - (at DET)
N'Keal Harry Note
N'Keal Harry photo 673. N'Keal Harry WR - (at DET)
Trishton Jackson Note
Trishton Jackson photo 679. Trishton Jackson WR - (at DET)
Nick Mullens Note
Nick Mullens photo 748. Nick Mullens QB - (at DET)
Jaren Hall Note
Jaren Hall photo 766. Jaren Hall QB - (at DET)