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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2023 Draft Rankings

DJ Chark Jr. Note
DJ Chark Jr. photo 57. DJ Chark Jr.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba Note
Jaxon Smith-Njigba photo 62. Jaxon Smith-Njigba
Smith-Njiba won't burn you in the open field with his raw speed, but that isn't necessary for him to succeed. He's a route tactician with the route-running chops of an NFL veteran. Smith-Njiba's snap at the top of his stem is excellent, which allows him to create easy separation. Any team investing high draft capital in him knows what they are getting: a high-volume wide receiver that can work both inside and on the perimeter. Yes, Smith-Njiba was a slot receiver in college, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have the intangibles to get loose on the boundary. He wins with excellent, quick footwork at the line and in space. He's more quick than fast. Also, in saying that, it has to be mentioned that he is plenty quick to win in the NFL. While it's not a huge part of his game (only 16.1% of his 2021 target volume), he can win on vertical routes. He flashes the ability to stack corners on verticals from the slot easily. Smith-Njiba was ninth in yards per route run on deep targets, tied for first In PFF deep receiving grade, and second in passer rating when targeted on routes 20-plus yards in 2021 (minimum 15 deep targets). Smith-Njigba could be an immediate target hog in the NFL. He will be an immediate asset to the run game. He's a tenacious blocker who engages well with defenders and anchors them. He won't blow defenders out of their cleats, but he has the functional strength to hold running lanes or clear a path.
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Quentin Johnston Note
Quentin Johnston photo 63. Quentin Johnston
Jordan Addison Note
Jordan Addison photo 68. Jordan Addison
Addison is fluid and silky smooth through his routes. He's quick in and out of his breaks. He displays nuance in his routes with pacing, subtle head fakes, and his understanding of leverage. His change of direction ability is effortless. He can gear down easily and jab step during a route without losing speed. Addison has a decent burst after the catch, but it's not likely to ever be a calling card. He dealt with drops early in his collegiate career, with 14.3% and 9.9% drop rates before 2022. He displayed growth here in 2022, decreasing that mark to 3.3%. He has strong hands, though, with contested catch rates of 53.8% and 55.6% before 2022. Addison will never be confused as a body catcher as he routinely plucks the ball from the air away from this body. Addison is a versatile wide receiver that played from the slot in 2020-2021 (68.0-82.6%) before transitioning to the boundary (75.5% out wide) in 2022. His superb route running and short area separation skills allow him to play multiple roles fluidly. Addison's varied release package at this stage of his career is impressive. Addison reminds me of watching DeVonta Smith with a difference in play strength. Smith played above his weight class, but Addison played at his weight.
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Zay Flowers Note
Zay Flowers photo 82. Zay Flowers
Odell Beckham Jr. Note
Odell Beckham Jr. photo 88. Odell Beckham Jr.
Julio Jones Note
Julio Jones photo 89. Julio Jones
Jalin Hyatt Note
Jalin Hyatt photo 93. Jalin Hyatt
Josh Downs Note
Josh Downs photo 97. Josh Downs
Marvin Jones Jr. Note
Marvin Jones Jr. photo 98. Marvin Jones Jr.
Richie James Jr. Note
Richie James Jr. photo 104. Richie James Jr.
Jarvis Landry Note
Jarvis Landry photo 105. Jarvis Landry
Kayshon Boutte Note
Kayshon Boutte photo 106. Kayshon Boutte
Nelson Agholor Note
Nelson Agholor photo 107. Nelson Agholor
Chosen Anderson Note
Chosen Anderson photo 108. Chosen Anderson
Kenny Golladay Note
Kenny Golladay photo 109. Kenny Golladay
Rashee Rice Note
Rashee Rice photo 113. Rashee Rice
Cedric Tillman Note
Cedric Tillman photo 114. Cedric Tillman
Marvin Mims Note
Marvin Mims photo 117. Marvin Mims
Xavier Hutchinson Note
Xavier Hutchinson photo 121. Xavier Hutchinson
Parker Washington Note
Parker Washington photo 123. Parker Washington
A.T. Perry Note
A.T. Perry photo 125. A.T. Perry
T.Y. Hilton Note
T.Y. Hilton photo 126. T.Y. Hilton
Chris Moore Note
Chris Moore photo 128. Chris Moore
Olamide Zaccheaus Note
Olamide Zaccheaus photo 131. Olamide Zaccheaus
Sammy Watkins Note
Sammy Watkins photo 132. Sammy Watkins
Demarcus Robinson Note
Demarcus Robinson photo 133. Demarcus Robinson
Byron Pringle Note
Byron Pringle photo 135. Byron Pringle
Puka Nacua Note
Puka Nacua photo 136. Puka Nacua
DeAndre Carter Note
DeAndre Carter photo 139. DeAndre Carter
Marquise Goodwin Note
Marquise Goodwin photo 141. Marquise Goodwin
Justin Watson Note
Justin Watson photo 145. Justin Watson
Randall Cobb Note
Randall Cobb photo 147. Randall Cobb
Jonathan Mingo Note
Jonathan Mingo photo 150. Jonathan Mingo
Dontayvion Wicks Note
Dontayvion Wicks photo 152. Dontayvion Wicks
Dante Pettis Note
Dante Pettis photo 154. Dante Pettis
Zakhari Franklin Note
Zakhari Franklin photo 155. Zakhari Franklin
Marcus Johnson Note
Marcus Johnson photo 160. Marcus Johnson
KhaDarel Hodge Note
KhaDarel Hodge photo 167. KhaDarel Hodge
Trey Palmer Note
Trey Palmer photo 171. Trey Palmer
N'Keal Harry Note
N'Keal Harry photo 174. N'Keal Harry
Rashard Higgins Note
Rashard Higgins photo 175. Rashard Higgins
Charlie Jones Note
Charlie Jones photo 176. Charlie Jones
Bryan Edwards Note
Bryan Edwards photo 177. Bryan Edwards
William Fuller V Note
William Fuller V photo 182. William Fuller V
Juwann Winfree Note
Juwann Winfree photo 183. Juwann Winfree
Jason Moore Jr. Note
Jason Moore Jr. photo 189. Jason Moore Jr.
James Washington Note
James Washington photo 191. James Washington
Scotty Miller Note
Scotty Miller photo 197. Scotty Miller
Michael Bandy Note
Michael Bandy photo 199. Michael Bandy
Breshad Perriman Note
Breshad Perriman photo 200. Breshad Perriman
Damiere Byrd Note
Damiere Byrd photo 203. Damiere Byrd
Jalen Guyton Note
Jalen Guyton photo 207. Jalen Guyton
Brandon Zylstra Note
Brandon Zylstra photo 217. Brandon Zylstra
Miles Boykin Note
Miles Boykin photo 219. Miles Boykin
Joseph Ngata Note
Joseph Ngata photo 230. Joseph Ngata