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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2023 Draft Rankings

Terry McLaurin Note
Terry McLaurin photo 51. Terry McLaurin WR
Terry McLaurin's 2022 season was a tale of two halves. With Carson Wentz under center, McLaurin's role withered, as he had a 16.3% target share, a 26.4% air yard share, and 1.52 yards per route run. McLaurin's season would have been sunk if Wentz had kept ignoring him all season. Once Wentz was sidelined by injury, McLaurin exploded with Taylor Heinicke under center. With Heinicke, McLaurin had a 29.8% target share, a 44% air yard share, and 2.73 yards per route run (28% target per route run rate). McLaurin's skills haven't diminished one bit. The problem has been the quarterbacks tossing him the ball. At the moment, Washington is entertaining the Sam Howell experience under center in 2023. In Week 18, McLaurin saw a 33% target share from Howell, so if we are to take anything away from that one game sample, it's that Howell knows where his bread is buttered. McLaurin is a volume-based WR2.
6 hours ago
Brian Robinson Jr. Note
Brian Robinson Jr. photo 75. Brian Robinson Jr. RB
Brian Robinson Jr. took little time getting adjusted to NFL bellcow duties after missing the first four games of his NFL career after suffering gunshot wounds in August. From Week 6 onward, B-Rob averaged 9.4 fantasy points per game (RB34). But the points per game hardly depict Robinson's rookie campaign because he was getting fed with volume. He ranked fourth in carries (17.8 per game) and averaged over 70 rushing yards per game as PFF's ninth-highest-graded running back (82.1). The Commanders running back's lack of receiving usage - just 9 catches for 60 yards on a 6% target share - and lack of TDs was the reason for his underwhelming fantasy box scores. And although his receiving usage likely won't change too dramatically with Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic back under contract in 2023, I'd fully expect him to experience positive TD regression. Robinson finishes the fantasy regular season 13th in carries, but with just two rushing TDs. His 14 carries from inside the 10-yard line were the most of any player to score fewer than three rushing TDs.
2 weeks ago
Jahan Dotson Note
Jahan Dotson photo 82. Jahan Dotson WR
Antonio Gibson Note
Antonio Gibson photo 108. Antonio Gibson RB
Antonio Gibson's production fell off substantially in 2022 as he split work in the Commanders' backfield with rookie Brian Robinson Jr. In Gibson's last nine healthy games played - he missed the end of the year with a foot injury that required surgery - he and Robinson operated as fantasy RB3s as the RB34 and RB30 respectively in points per game. AG was still the much more involved receiver with an impressive 14% target share - three catches, four targets and 22 receiving yards per game - but he was out-carried 9.7 rushing attempts per game to 16.7 by Robinson. B-Rob's status as the starter on early downs entering the season will surely make Gibson - a free agent at the end of 2023 - an enticing late-round running back option based on his pass-catching prowess and RB1 fantasy production his first two years in the league. Keep in mind, that J.D. McKissic is coming off a neck injury with an out in his contract, slating Gibson to reprise the full-blown receiving role for Washington. Gibson's 80.5 PFF receiving grade ranked third among all RBs in 2022.
7 days ago
Curtis Samuel Note
Curtis Samuel photo 190. Curtis Samuel WR
Sam Howell Note
Sam Howell photo 232. Sam Howell QB
Washington Commanders Note
Washington Commanders photo 249. Washington Commanders DST
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 281. Logan Thomas TE
J.D. McKissic Note
J.D. McKissic photo 298. J.D. McKissic RB
Carson Wentz Note
Carson Wentz photo 327. Carson Wentz QB
Dyami Brown Note
Dyami Brown photo 372. Dyami Brown WR
Jaret Patterson Note
Jaret Patterson photo 447. Jaret Patterson RB
Joey Slye Note
Joey Slye photo 464. Joey Slye K
Jonathan Williams Note
Jonathan Williams photo 468. Jonathan Williams RB
Cole Turner Note
Cole Turner photo 486. Cole Turner TE
John Bates Note
John Bates photo 490. John Bates TE