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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Draft Rankings
Davante Adams Note
Davante Adams photo 2. Davante Adams (at CHI)
I'm convinced that because Adams missed part of the 2019 season, many don't realize just how consistent he's been over the last few years. He's played 27 games over the last two years, and he's scored 16-plus PPR points in 23 of them. The Packers didn't add a wide receiver in the draft, so it's not likely his massive target-share is going away. He's the only other receiver who should be considered close to Michael Thomas in drafts.
9 weeks ago
Allen Lazard Note
Allen Lazard photo 54. Allen Lazard (at CHI)
We had to wonder whether it'd be Lazard or Devin Funchess as the starting receiver opposite Davante Adams, but after finding out that Funchess opted out, it should be Lazard's job. Despite only being a part of the offense in 10 games, Lazard racked up 52 targets last year, including 17 of them in the final two games that he turned into 114 yards and a touchdown. That pace of targets over a 16-game season would add up to 83.2, which is certainly enough to be relevant, and there's obviously room for growth with the departure of Geronimo Allison. Aaron Rodgers has continually gone to bat for Lazard, and that's something to latch onto, as Rodgers did the same thing for Davante Adams back when he struggled at the start of his career. Lazard isn't someone you should rely on for WR3 production right out of the gate, but it's certainly within the realm of possibilities knowing that Rodgers trusts him. If you can land him as your WR5/6, there aren't many in that territory who offer the target upside Lazard does without injury in front of them.
9 weeks ago
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Note
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 82. Marquez Valdes-Scantling (at CHI)
It seems that Valdes-Scantling got on the bad side of Aaron Rodgers early in his career, and then a move from the slot to the perimeter essentially decimated his fantasy potential. But did something happen this offseason that could get him back on track to the top-40 receiver he was being drafted as in 2019 fantasy drafts? Geronimo Allison was allowed to let walk in free agency, vacating the slot role once again. Valdes-Scantling seems like the natural replacement, as Davante Adams and Allen Lazard aren't primary slot receivers. That's great news considering Valdes-Scantling has averaged 1.02 more fantasy points per target in the slot than he has on the perimeter. That's the second-highest gap in football over the last two years, so you can say he's slot-dependent. If he can get back on Aaron Rodgers' good side, he'll have some streamer-worthy weeks.
9 weeks ago
Equanimeous St. Brown Note
Equanimeous St. Brown photo 125. Equanimeous St. Brown (at CHI)
The Packers are apparently "looking forward" to getting St. Brown back in the lineup after an injury-plagued season in 2019. What exactly does that mean? I'm not sure, but it seems he'll be in the mix now that Devin Funchess has opted out. Knowing the Packers wide receivers totaled just 306 targets last year, it's hard to say that their No. 4 option should be drafted, especially when Davante Adams averages 11.0 targets per game over the last two years, but he's a name to keep on waiver wire speed dial in case anything changes. Aaron Rodgers has supported multiple fantasy relevant receivers plenty of times.
9 weeks ago
Malik Taylor Note
Malik Taylor photo 202. Malik Taylor (at CHI)
Reggie Begelton Note
Reggie Begelton photo 203. Reggie Begelton (at CHI)
Darrius Shepherd Note
Darrius Shepherd photo 241. Darrius Shepherd (at CHI)
Kabion Ento Note
Kabion Ento photo 247. Kabion Ento (at CHI)