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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Rest of Season Rankings
Kenny Golladay Note
Kenny Golladay photo 29. Kenny Golladay WR - (vs . MIN)
There may be some teams who drafted Golladay in the second round panicking. If you look at their roster and notice they're 0-2, throw an offer out there for Golladay before he's back on the field. This is where you must take advantage of the situation they're in. He's going to be locked into WR1 production upon his return, which could be as early as Week 3.
5 days ago
D'Andre Swift Note
D'Andre Swift photo 67. D'Andre Swift RB - (vs . MIN)
The draft capital the Lions spent on Swift suggested that he'd take the lion's share of the running back touches in Detroit even with the presence of Adrian Peterson. But Swift has battled injury and missed two weeks of practice heading into the season, and word is that the Detroit coaching staff preferred a committee approach to the backfield. With the Lions now signing Adrian Peterson, it's hard to see Swift getting a big workload early on even if he is healthy. He'll likely eventually be the back you want to roster in Detroit and should certainly be drafted as a low-end Flex play, but be prepared to ride with other options for the first several weeks of the season.
2 weeks ago
Marvin Jones Jr. Note
Marvin Jones Jr. photo 82. Marvin Jones Jr. WR - (vs . MIN)
Jones is the poster boy for being undervalued in fantasy circles. If you look at his last 16 games, Jones has 78 catches for 1,017 yards and 11 touchdowns, comparable numbers to Kenny Golladay who is valued as a WR1. He also has the potential to be an impact fantasy player if Golladay were to get injured. Even if not, Jones's steady numbers are worthy of starting as a WR3, and he's the type of boring player who doesn't excite you during draft day, but who ultimately is an integral part of winning rosters.
2 weeks ago
Adrian Peterson Note
Adrian Peterson photo 102. Adrian Peterson RB - (vs . MIN)
Peterson had a great first game with the Lions, dominating the carries and factoring into the passing game. Eventually, D'Andre Swift should take over the lead role, but for now, expect Peterson to lead the backfield in touches. That's not the mot desirable situation for fantasy, but it's also not something that can be entirely ignored. Add Peterson if he's available and start him if you're utterly desperate.
1 week ago
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 125. T.J. Hockenson TE - (vs . MIN)
Hockenson battled injuries throughout his rookie season bit is extremely talented, seeing a high average depth of target and more than a 14% target share. He's a potential breakout candidate but there's been some pessimism on his recovery from his ankle injury, and he admitted at the start of camp that he's not 100%. Monitor his progress but unless he's fully recovered, he's not worth drafting against other TE2s going in the same area, such as Jonnu Smith and Jack Doyle.
2 weeks ago
Kerryon Johnson Note
Kerryon Johnson photo 132. Kerryon Johnson RB - (vs . MIN)
Poor Johnson cannot catch a break. After battling injuries throughout his young career, the Lions drafted D'Andre Swift this offseason, which put Johnson as only borderline relevant in fantasy circles. With Swift battling injury as the Lions approached the season, however, it looked like Johnson would at least have an impact role early in the year, with the chance to carve out a larger role even when Swift was healthy. But now, with the Lions signing Adrian Peterson, Johnson again has impediments to fantasy-relevance. Johnson is talented and could succeed in the right situation, but given all the roadblocks in front of him, he's best left as a bench stash in deeper leagues.
2 weeks ago
Danny Amendola Note
Danny Amendola photo 181. Danny Amendola WR - (vs . MIN)
Quintez Cephus Note
Quintez Cephus photo 206. Quintez Cephus WR - (vs . MIN)
Marvin Hall Note
Marvin Hall photo 223. Marvin Hall WR - (vs . MIN)
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 243. Ty Johnson RB - (vs . MIN)