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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2022 PPR Draft Rankings

Stefon Diggs Note
Stefon Diggs photo 4. Stefon Diggs (vs . NE)
2021 was a somewhat odd season for Stefon Diggs as his fantasy production took a step back from his first season in Buffalo. His 29% target share fell to 24% as did his yards per route run (2.5 versus 1.8). This resulted in Diggs finishing with just two games with at least 90 receiving yards, a dramatic decrease from his ten 90-plus yard outings during the 2020 regular season.

He finished as a top-15 WR just once through the first nine weeks of the season but improved down the stretch as Buffalo's offense hit its stride. He had three top-10 finishes as the WR8 in fantasy points per game in half-point scoring (14.8).

Still, top-5 upside still exists with Diggs in this explosive Bills offense even if his target share holds at 24% in 2022. Because his command of high-value targets in the Buffalo offense was unmatched by almost every other WR in the NFL.

He was one of just two WRs to hit over 2,000 air yards (Justin Jefferson). Diggs also commanded the most end-zone targets in the NFL (25) during the regular season - six more than the next closest receiver (Justin Jefferson).
13 weeks ago
Gabe Davis Note
Gabe Davis photo 31. Gabe Davis (vs . NE)
Gabriel Davis averaged 19.8 fantasy points per game (PPR) and 16.0 expected fantasy points per game in his last six games while running a route on 88% of dropbacks as the Bills finally emphasized his playing time in the offense.

As a strong bet to earn the No. 2 wide receiver job come opening day, Davis has a legitimate shot to be a reliable fantasy option in a Josh Allen-led offense in 2022.
13 weeks ago
Isaiah McKenzie Note
Isaiah McKenzie photo 71. Isaiah McKenzie (vs . NE)
Isaiah McKenzie looked primed to take on the starting slot role after the team moved on from Cole Beasley. After all, McKenzie showed up big-time in his last two starts with Beasley sidelined.

But the dream of a full-time role for McKenzie will have to wait after the team signed former Jets slot wide receiver Jamison Crowder (WR - BUF) to a one-year $4M deal. He is making almost as much money in 2021 alone as McKenzie is over two years ($4.4M).

Needless to say, Crowder will likely be the Day 1 starter in the slot and fantasy gamers will have to wait for another injury for McKenzie to see a fantasy-worthy role. Remember this coaching staff is the same unit that played 33-year-old Emmanuel Sanders (WR - BUF) over Gabriel Davis (WR - BUF) for 80% of the 2021 season.

I don't doubt they will do the same with Crowder and McKenzie in 2022.
13 weeks ago
Jamison Crowder Note
Jamison Crowder photo 84. Jamison Crowder (vs . NE)
If Jamison Crowder can just do what Cole Beasley did last season - 82 receptions for 693 yards, WR40 in PPR, WR48 in HPPR - he will vastly out-produce his ADP outside the top-60.

Playing in a super pass-heavy offense will allow Crowder the opporuntity to soak up targets underneath, as he has done when healthy for the New York Jets. Just last year, the 29-year old commanded at least five targets in every single game he played without leaving due to injury.

In those ten healthy games, the slot receiver averaged nearly five receptions and seven targets per game.
13 weeks ago
Khalil Shakir Note
Khalil Shakir photo 112. Khalil Shakir (vs . NE)
Jake Kumerow Note
Jake Kumerow photo 194. Jake Kumerow (vs . NE)
Marquez Stevenson Note
Marquez Stevenson photo 212. Marquez Stevenson (vs . NE)
Isaiah Coulter Note
Isaiah Coulter photo 235. Isaiah Coulter (vs . NE)
Tanner Gentry Note
Tanner Gentry photo 266. Tanner Gentry (vs . NE)
KeeSean Johnson Note
KeeSean Johnson photo 315. KeeSean Johnson (vs . NE)