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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 19. Miles Sanders (vs . DAL)
The start to Sanders' career hasnt been what we'd hoped for, delivering RB2 or better numbers in just 14-of-28 of games (50 percent). To be fair, he hasn't been used in a workhorse role, totaling more than 15 touches just 11 times over that span. Will the departure of Doug Pederson allow him to shine, or will Nick Sirianni implement a timeshare as well? The depth chart now consists of Sanders, Kerryon Johnson, and Kenneth Gainwell, so this could very well be a Colts-like backfield, which would make sense given that's where Sirianni comes from. Sanders should be treated as a timeshare RB2 who's more talented than most in that conversation.
16 weeks ago
Kenneth Gainwell Note
Kenneth Gainwell photo 55. Kenneth Gainwell (vs . DAL)
Gainwell has plenty of talent, particularly in the passing game where he's an outstanding route-runner. The problem is that with his landing spot, there's very little to be excited about. Philadelphia not only has a locked in starting running back in Miles Sanders, but the team has plenty of depth with Jordan Howard and Boston Scott. And it's not exactly like the Eagles targeted Gainwell - he was a fifth-round pick in the draft - so they aren't going to go out of their way to build a role for him in his rookie year. The path to Gainwell being fantasy-relevant in 2021 is a tortured one that requires multiple injuries ahead of him, so he's best drafted only as a depth piece late in extremely deep leagues.
14 weeks ago
Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 63. Boston Scott (vs . DAL)
He went from a player who had the passing-down back role locked down at the start of the offseason, but we've watched that fade as we move throughout the offseason. The addition of Kenneth Gainwell in the draft was always going to be a problem, as Gainwell was arguably the best pass-catching back in the draft class. Not just Gainwell, though, as the team also signed Kerryon Johnson once the Lions released him. Opportunity is fading for Scott, who's nowhere near the redraft radar at this point.
16 weeks ago
Jordan Howard Note
Jordan Howard photo 98. Jordan Howard (vs . DAL)
Jason Huntley Note
Jason Huntley photo 161. Jason Huntley (vs . DAL)