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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Rest of Season Rankings
Joe Mixon Note
Joe Mixon photo 15. Joe Mixon RB - (vs . BAL)
There are going to be a lot of Mixon owners panicking. Don't be shocked if you get some offers for him this week as sharp owners look to buy low. The Bengals offensive line has struggled early on, and it's left Mixon with little room to work with. However, as the weeks progress, we're going to see defenses worrying more and more about the rookie Joe Burrow, and it's going to lead to more lanes for Mixon. Don't be selling him on the cheap.
5 hours ago
A.J. Green Note
A.J. Green photo 66. A.J. Green WR - (vs . BAL)
There's some pros and cons to Green moving forward. The pros are that he's seen a team-high 22 targets through two weeks and Burrow looks like he's going to be a good one. The cons are that Green has turned those 22 targets into just 80 scoreless yards and hasn't looked like the player he once was. His 3.6 yards per target is the 31st worst mark of all-time from wide receivers who've seen 20-plus targets. It seems every time he gets up off the ground, it's a struggle. He might be working back into game-shape after having 2019 off, which must be the hope. If you can find a fantasy owner willing to sell on the cheap, the vital signs are pretty good. He can likely be bought for WR4-type prices at this point.
4 hours ago
Tyler Boyd Note
Tyler Boyd photo 72. Tyler Boyd WR - (vs . BAL)
Giovani Bernard Note
Giovani Bernard photo 158. Giovani Bernard RB - (vs . BAL)
Had Bernard not missed six games in 2016 that artificially kept his numbers down, he'd be coming off three straight years of declining touches. As it is, he's been nothing more than a change-of-pace back for the last two seasons, who occasionally factors into the passing game but rarely does anything noteworthy. Even with an injury to Joe Mixon, it's doubtful that Bernard would carry the load himself given his age and size, so he's best ignored in fantasy circles.
1 week ago
John Ross Note
John Ross photo 177. John Ross WR - (vs . BAL)
After Ross was trusted as the clear-cut No. 3 receiver on this team in Week 1 running 37 routes to just 9 routes for Tee Higgins, we saw a changing of the guard in Week 2 when Higgins ran 42 routes while Ross ran just 23 of them. This is clearly an open competition, and one that Ross may have lost already.
3 hours ago
Drew Sample Note
Drew Sample photo 206. Drew Sample TE - (vs . BAL)
The Bengals have thrown the ball 97 times through two weeks, with the tight ends accumulating a massive 21 targets (21.6 percent target share). Now that C.J. Uzomah is out for the season, Sample will be relied upon as the go-to option. He caught 7-of-9 targets for 45 yards against the Browns last week, which may not seem like a huge deal from a yardage standpoint, but seeing nine targets is huge.
3 hours ago
Tee Higgins Note
Tee Higgins photo 210. Tee Higgins WR - (vs . BAL)
Auden Tate Note
Auden Tate photo 229. Auden Tate WR - (vs . BAL)