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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 PPR Draft Rankings

Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 6. Justin Jefferson (vs . CHI)
I'm not sure many realize just how difficult it would be for Jefferson to repeat his 2020 season. Not only was he a rookie, which is amazing in it's own right, but to finish with 1,400 yards on just 125 targets is ridiculous. How did that happen? Well, he caught 70.4 percent of his targets... at 15.9 yards a pop. No other wide receiver in the history of the game has totaled 1,400 yards on 125 or less targets. Bottom line... he needs more targets if he's going to live up to expectations because that's unlikely to happen again. With the defense getting back on track with Danielle Hunter (and adding in free agency), do the Vikings trend back to their run-heavy ways? Adam Thielen is a year older, but the chemistry between him and Kirk Cousins is magical. The sky is the limit for Jefferson with his talent, but will the targets follow? Don't forget this is the same team that held Stefon Diggs to 112 or less targets in 4-of-5 seasons.
16 weeks ago
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 22. Adam Thielen (vs . CHI)
It seems the torch has been passed from Thielen to Justin Jefferson, though it's not as if Thielen will just fade into oblivion. It goes back to the Stefon Diggs days where he had to share that production. While Thielen did finish as the No. 8 wide receiver last year, it was thanks to his 14 touchdowns on just 74 receptions and 925 yards. No other receiver finished higher than No. 18 with fewer yards than Thielen. He's also going to be 31 years old at the start of the season and has a history of back issues, presenting a bit of risk, though he does have a ton of proven production with Kirk Cousins, which can't be ignored.
16 weeks ago
Dede Westbrook Note
Dede Westbrook photo 129. Dede Westbrook (vs . CHI)
Ihmir Smith-Marsette Note
Ihmir Smith-Marsette photo 133. Ihmir Smith-Marsette (vs . CHI)
K.J. Osborn Note
K.J. Osborn photo 168. K.J. Osborn (vs . CHI)
Dan Chisena Note
Dan Chisena photo 228. Dan Chisena (vs . CHI)
Trishton Jackson Note
Trishton Jackson photo 237. Trishton Jackson (vs . CHI)
Myron Mitchell Note
Myron Mitchell photo 327. Myron Mitchell (vs . CHI)