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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Terry McLaurin Note
Terry McLaurin photo 64. Terry McLaurin WR - (at DAL)
Terry McLaurin demonstrated his reliability as a deep threat for the Commanders in 2023, tallying 79 receptions for 1,002 yards and 4 touchdowns. His 23 catches of 20+ yards underscored his big-play ability. While ranking 32nd among wide receivers in total fantasy points and 41st in points per game, McLaurin's 35% air yards share showcased his role as a deep threat. With over 1,500 total air yards, he ranked 13th league-wide. With Jayden Daniels now at QB, known for his great deep ball, McLaurin could see increased production, potentially breaking out of the fantasy WR2 category without commanding a WR2 draft price.
1 week ago
Brian Robinson Jr. Note
Brian Robinson Jr. photo 90. Brian Robinson Jr. RB - (at DAL)
Brian Robinson's overall stat lines don't portray how good he was last season. Robinson was the RB14 in fantasy points per opportunity and the RB22 in fantasy points per game. He also stood out in efficiency categories, ranking 22nd in explosive run rate and 13th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). In the 12 games in which he played at least 40% of the snaps, Robinson averaged 15.5 touches and 77.9 total yards per game. He quietly displayed a three-down skillset last season, proving that he can play on passing downs, ranking fifth in yards per route run and 12th in PFF's pass-blocking grade (minimum 20 targets and 50 pass-blocking snaps). Robinson will have to fight Austin Ekeler for passing down snaps and red zone work as he settles into the RB2/3 zone for 2024.
2 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 98. Austin Ekeler RB - (at DAL)
Austin Ekeler's 2023 season was a letdown, no matter how you look at it. Ekeler suffered an ankle sprain in Week 1, which led to three games being missed and possibly muted production for the rest of the season. Once he returned from injury, he averaged 16.1 touches and 69.2 total yards as the RB28 in fantasy points per game. It was a dramatic fall from grace for a back that had not finished outside the top-nine running backs in fantasy since 2018 (RB28). Ekeler retained some of his pass game prowess as he ranked eighth in target share and 19th in yards per route run (among 60 qualifying backs per Fantasy Points Data), but his rushing skills fell apart. Among 49 qualifying backs, Ekeler ranked 38th in yards after contact per attempt and 46th in missed tackles forced per attempt. Landing in Washington with Anthony Lynn was one of the better-case scenarios this offseason. He likely forms a frustrating committee with Brian Robinson in an Antonio Gibson-plus role for Washington.
1 week ago
Jayden Daniels Note
Jayden Daniels photo 118. Jayden Daniels QB - (at DAL)
The Washington Commanders selected this dynamic run-pass threat with the No. 2 pick in the draft and are hoping they've found a long-term answer at quarterback. Daniels won the Heisman Trophy last year, throwing for 3,812 yards and 40 touchdowns at LSU, with only four interceptions. He also ran for 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns. Daniels completed 72.2% of his throws in his final college season and averaged an outrageous 11.7 yards per pass attempt. Daniels probably won't be able to replicate that sort of passing success in his first exposure to NFL defenses, but Daniels' rushing ability should make him immediately playable in fantasy leagues.
3 weeks ago
Jahan Dotson Note
Jahan Dotson photo 140. Jahan Dotson WR - (at DAL)
Jahan Dotson's 2023 season was disappointing after a promising rookie campaign, characterized by inefficiency in a pass-heavy Commanders offense. However, Curtis Samuel's departure to the Bills opens up opportunities for Dotson to rebound in Year 3. Despite his struggles, Dotson showed flashes of potential in games where Samuel was absent or limited, posting strong numbers. With the Commanders' passing game relying heavily on volume over efficiency, Dotson, along with teammate Terry McLaurin, will depend on improved quarterback play from Jayden Daniels to elevate their fantasy value. Dotson's red-zone involvement in 2023 signals his potential for increased scoring opportunities with better quarterback performance.
6 days ago
Ben Sinnott Note
Ben Sinnott photo 193. Ben Sinnott TE - (at DAL)
The Commanders spent a second-round draft pick on Kansas State TE Ben Sinnott, signaling that they see him as their tight end of the future. Washington signed Zach Ertz in the offseason, but Ertz turns 34 in November and has lost 17 games to injury over the last two seasons. Sinnott had 49 catches for 676 yards and six touchdowns at K-State last season. Keep an eye out for news on the Commanders' TE competition in early August. If Sinnott can win the starting job, he might be able to offer high-end to midrange TE2 value.
3 weeks ago
Chris Rodriguez Jr. Note
Chris Rodriguez Jr. photo 298. Chris Rodriguez Jr. RB - (at DAL)
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 304. Zach Ertz TE - (at DAL)
Luke McCaffrey Note
Luke McCaffrey photo 318. Luke McCaffrey WR - (at DAL)
Luke McCaffrey's transition from QB to WR has been met with optimism, particularly given his impressive draft position in the third round by the Washington Commanders. Despite his relatively short time playing WR, McCaffrey's elite athletic pedigree and notable collegiate performance at Rice, where he commanded a 30% target share, suggest he could emerge as a valuable asset in Kliff Kingsbury's offense from the slot. While caution is often warranted with receivers drafted ahead of consensus rankings, McCaffrey's Day 2 draft capital should warrant attention from fantasy managers, especially given the potential opportunity in Washington's offense.
4 days ago
Brandon McManus Note
Brandon McManus photo 321. Brandon McManus K - (at DAL)
Cole Turner Note
Cole Turner photo 407. Cole Turner TE - (at DAL)
Jamison Crowder Note
Jamison Crowder photo 428. Jamison Crowder WR - (at DAL)
Washington Commanders Note
Washington Commanders photo 437. Washington Commanders DST - (at DAL)
Dyami Brown Note
Dyami Brown photo 472. Dyami Brown WR - (at DAL)
Michael Wiley Note
Michael Wiley photo 479. Michael Wiley RB - (at DAL)
Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint Note
Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint photo 489. Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint WR - (at DAL)
John Bates Note
John Bates photo 531. John Bates TE - (at DAL)
Olamide Zaccheaus Note
Olamide Zaccheaus photo 575. Olamide Zaccheaus WR - (at DAL)
Derrick Gore Note
Derrick Gore photo 619. Derrick Gore RB - (at DAL)
Damiere Byrd Note
Damiere Byrd photo 718. Damiere Byrd WR - (at DAL)
Dax Milne Note
Dax Milne photo 763. Dax Milne WR - (at DAL)
Jonathan Williams Note
Jonathan Williams photo 764. Jonathan Williams RB - (at DAL)
Marcus Mariota Note
Marcus Mariota photo 769. Marcus Mariota QB - (at DAL)
Jeff Driskel Note
Jeff Driskel photo 770. Jeff Driskel QB - (at DAL)