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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2022 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Deebo Samuel Note
Deebo Samuel photo 7. Deebo Samuel (vs . ARI)
Deebo Samuel made me pay the price for overlooking him, as the talented wideout finished last season as the WR2 overall and in points per game (18.8). His receiving production alone would have him placed inside the top-10.

But there's reason to believe that Samuel won't be able to sustain that same elite production from last season. Natural regression is firmly in play considering no WR earned more fantasy points above expectation than Samuel did in 2021.

And that number doesn't come as a surprise considering nearly 30% of Samuel's fantasy points came from rushing alone.
2 weeks ago
Brandon Aiyuk Note
Brandon Aiyuk photo 40. Brandon Aiyuk (vs . ARI)
Fantasy managers are still trying to figure out what went wrong with Brandon Aiyuk during the first half of last season. He was hyped up after an impressive rookie campaign, but suffered a hamstring injury during training camp that made him unreliable in the starting offense. Through Weeks 1-7, Aiyuk had just one weekly finish inside the top-25. He also averaged an abysmal 0.63 yards per route run - a mark that ranked 98th out of 102 qualifying WRs. Woof.

But give credit to Aiyuk for turning his season around during the second half. His yards per route run increased substantially (2.16, 13th) and he averaged 13.1 PPR fantasy points per game as the WR24.

If Aiyuk can roll over his second-half production into 2022, he could end up as a smashing fantasy value in a similar way that Deebo Samuel was viewed in 2021.
1 week ago
Danny Gray Note
Danny Gray photo 125. Danny Gray (vs . ARI)
Jauan Jennings Note
Jauan Jennings photo 134. Jauan Jennings (vs . ARI)
Ray-Ray McCloud Note
Ray-Ray McCloud photo 155. Ray-Ray McCloud (vs . ARI)
Tay Martin Note
Tay Martin photo 194. Tay Martin (vs . ARI)
Marcus Johnson Note
Marcus Johnson photo 213. Marcus Johnson (vs . ARI)
KeeSean Johnson Note
KeeSean Johnson photo 237. KeeSean Johnson (vs . ARI)