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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2022 Draft Rankings

Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 3. Justin Jefferson (at CHI)
Justin Jefferson has been a revelation since entering the league. He has the most receiving yards in NFL history (3,016) in a player's first two seasons and is PFF's second-highest-graded receiver over that span (91.7).

The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver finished 2021 as the WR4 in fantasy points per game (19.5 PPR) and expected fantasy points per game (18.8). Jefferson was the model of consistency at just 22 years old, finishing as a weekly top-20 wide receiver in 76% of his games (13 of 17) while commanding the league's third-highest target share (27%) and No. 1 air yards share (44%).
3 weeks ago
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 37. Adam Thielen (at CHI)
The 32-year old wideout has made his hay in fantasy because of his "ability" to find the end zone 24 times since the start of 2020, but it's something that just isn't sustainable in the long term. Based on Thielen's targets and yardage totals, his total TD number should be closer to 16.

Justin Jefferson is an ascending rocketship that will only see his TDs rise entering Year 3, most likely coming at the detriment of Thielen. Not to mention, AT's age may finally be catching up to him after he posted his lowest PFF receiving grade and yards per route run since he first became a starter back in 2016.
1 week ago
K.J. Osborn Note
K.J. Osborn photo 86. K.J. Osborn (at CHI)
K.J. Osborn flashed at times during the 2021 season, but never more so than when he filled in for Adam Thielen. From Weeks 13-17, the second-year pro averaged 12 half-PPR fantasy points per game to go along with six targets.

If Thielen starts to break down entering his age 32-season, Osborn would be the prime benefactor.
1 week ago
Jalen Nailor Note
Jalen Nailor photo 147. Jalen Nailor (at CHI)
Ihmir Smith-Marsette Note
Ihmir Smith-Marsette photo 157. Ihmir Smith-Marsette (at CHI)
Bisi Johnson Note
Bisi Johnson photo 169. Bisi Johnson (at CHI)