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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Michael Carter Note
Michael Carter photo 82. Michael Carter RB - (at BUF)
Don't sleep on Carter in redraft formats. The only player standing in his way of 15-plus touches is Tevin Coleman, who's played just 22-of-32 games the last two seasons. On top of that, he's never been efficient when asked to carry a heavy workload. Carter reminded me of Justin Forsett while scouting him. He does everything well, and though he's undersized, that shouldn't stop him from getting plenty of opportunity, especially in the passing game. The Jets are no longer an Adam Gase-led team. There's value to be had in this offense, and Carter is one of the best late-round values in fantasy football.
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Corey Davis Note
Corey Davis photo 117. Corey Davis WR - (at BUF)
We got somewhat of a breakout season from Davis last year, as he finished with 65 receptions for 984 yards and five touchdowns despite missing two games and playing second fiddle to A.J. Brown. He signed with the Jets in free agency and figures to be their go-to receiver, though there are suddenly tons of mouths to feed in New York. The Jets also added Keelan Cole in free agency, drafted Elijah Moore in the second round, and managed to restructure Jamison Crowder's contract to keep him in town. On top of all that, they have a rookie quarterback under center, which presents another obstacle. Davis is likely to be the leader in targets, but he may not have enough consistency to be a weekly WR3. Ideally, you draft him as a WR4 to play in spots.
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Tevin Coleman Note
Tevin Coleman photo 144. Tevin Coleman RB - (at BUF)
Let's just call it as it is: Coleman is essentially undrafted at this point in the offseason. He's not great, but he's going to be the starting running back for the Jets when the season begins. As time goes on, I fully expect Michael Carter to push him for that job (he's better than Coleman), but Coleman was brought to New York because he knows the offense. But still, a starting running back should be taken as a top-50 option.
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Jamison Crowder Note
Jamison Crowder photo 162. Jamison Crowder WR - (at BUF)
It's a shame the Jets re-worked Crowder's contract to keep him with the team because I'm not really sure where he fits in. The Jets are head over heels in love with Elijah Moore, who projects as someone who'll play quite a few slot snaps. They also went out and snagged Corey Davis in free agency, so he'll be their top receiver. You mustn't forget that Adam Gase is no longer the head coach, and Sam Darnold is no longer the quarterback. Removing those two is bad for Crowder's production, as both loved the slot very much. The Jets suddenly have a crowded depth chart at wide receiver, meaning Crowder might not even play a full-time role.
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Elijah Moore Note
Elijah Moore photo 165. Elijah Moore WR - (at BUF)
While scouting Moore this offseason, I came away saying, "that guy is a natural football player." The game seemed to come easy to him, which is the same thing I said about Tee Higgins. They're different players, but some are just born to play this game. So, to hear about Moore tearing up the offseason workouts, it didn't surprise me. What did surprise me was them re-working Jamison Crowder's contract to keep him with the team. His presence is going to be an issue for Moore's ceiling in his rookie year. The hope for Moore is that they'll use him in a Curtis Samuel-type role where they manufacture touches for him to give fantasy managers weekly usability. He's certainly someone to keep an eye on.
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Denzel Mims Note
Denzel Mims photo 203. Denzel Mims WR - (at BUF)
Yes, Mims was drafted in the second round last year. However, that doesn't matter much anymore. The Jets brought in a new coaching staff, and with that, they brought in a multitude of pass catchers. First, it was Corey Davis, who's built nearly identical to Mims (both 6-foot-3, just two pounds apart). Next, it was Keelan Cole, who's been underutilized throughout his career. Lastly, they drafted Elijah Moore, who's a utility blade in the offense. Oh, and they still haven't released Jamison Crowder. He's going to have a tough time seeing the field on a consistent basis.
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Zach Wilson Note
Zach Wilson photo 208. Zach Wilson QB - (at BUF)
The Jets liked Wilson enough to draft him over Trey Lance and Justin Fields, which tells you just how high they were on him. Judging by ADP on the entire Jets roster, many are still approaching the team as if they're run by Adam Gase. Insider info: They're not. Wilson is locked in as the starter all year long in Mike LaFleur's offense, and fantasy managers need to know about Wilson's upside as a rusher. Even Daniel Jones, who threw for 11 touchdowns in 14 games last year and missed two games, finished as a top-24 quarterback due to his 423 yards and one touchdown on the ground. Wilson is going to finish as a top-20 fantasy quarterback in year one.
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Chris Herndon IV Note
Chris Herndon IV photo 252. Chris Herndon IV TE - (at BUF)
After an impressive rookie campaign where he tallied 502 yards and four touchdowns on just 56 targets, Herndon's last two seasons have been... non-existent. Adam Gase didn't make Herndon a priority in the offense, but he's gone, which can give us room for optimism. This is a brand-new offense and one that should reset your thinking on what Herndon is/isn't.
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La'Mical Perine Note
La'Mical Perine photo 255. La'Mical Perine RB - (at BUF)
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 282. Ty Johnson RB - (at BUF)
New York Jets Note
New York Jets photo 289. New York Jets DST - (at BUF)
Keelan Cole Sr. Note
Keelan Cole Sr. photo 300. Keelan Cole Sr. WR - (at BUF)
Tyler Kroft Note
Tyler Kroft photo 419. Tyler Kroft TE - (at BUF)
Ryan Griffin Note
Ryan Griffin photo 434. Ryan Griffin TE - (at BUF)
Braxton Berrios Note
Braxton Berrios photo 472. Braxton Berrios WR - (at BUF)
Kenny Yeboah Note
Kenny Yeboah photo 505. Kenny Yeboah TE - (at BUF)
Chris Naggar Note
Chris Naggar photo 541. Chris Naggar K - (at BUF)
Lawrence Cager Note
Lawrence Cager photo 619. Lawrence Cager WR - (at BUF)
Trevon Wesco Note
Trevon Wesco photo 623. Trevon Wesco TE - (at BUF)
Daniel Brown Note
Daniel Brown photo 627. Daniel Brown TE - (at BUF)
Josh Malone Note
Josh Malone photo 705. Josh Malone WR - (at BUF)
Manasseh Bailey Note
Manasseh Bailey photo 723. Manasseh Bailey WR - (at BUF)
Matt Cole Note
Matt Cole photo 727. Matt Cole WR - (at BUF)
D.J. Montgomery Note
D.J. Montgomery photo 728. D.J. Montgomery WR - (at BUF)
Vyncint Smith Note
Vyncint Smith photo 755. Vyncint Smith WR - (at BUF)
Josh Adams Note
Josh Adams photo 765. Josh Adams RB - (at BUF)
Austin Walter Note
Austin Walter photo 788. Austin Walter RB - (at BUF)
James Morgan Note
James Morgan photo 867. James Morgan QB - (at BUF)
Jeff Smith Note
Jeff Smith photo 915. Jeff Smith WR - (at BUF)
Mike White Note
Mike White photo 964. Mike White QB - (at BUF)