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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Half PPR Rest of Season Rankings
Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 2. Alvin Kamara RB - (at CAR)
Those preseason concerns over Kamara seem foolish now, as he's totaled four touchdowns and four receptions through the Saints' first two games. He's the key cog in the New Orleans offense right now, especially with Michael Thomas battling a high-ankle sprain, and he should continue to be a top-four back in fantasy so long as he remains healthy.
6 days ago
Michael Thomas Note
Michael Thomas photo 16. Michael Thomas WR - (at CAR)
Thomas suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 1 against the Bucs, and he'll miss at least two weeks. There's no way around dropping Thomas fairly significantly in your rest-of-season rankings, but he's one of the toughest players in football, so unless you're blown away with an offer, don't sell low. He'll be elite once he returns, and since he wasn't placed on IR, the Saints are likely optimistic he can return in Week 4.
3 days ago
Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 83. Latavius Murray RB - (at CAR)
Jared Cook Note
Jared Cook photo 90. Jared Cook TE - (at CAR)
Cook's aDOT of 10.4 yards was second behind only Mark Andrews among tight ends who received at least 22 targets last year, and he scored an impressive nine touchdowns. But it's unlikely he can put up quite the same fantasy season again if he can't improve on his 43 receptions. With Emmanuel Sanders on board and Alvin Kamara fully healthy, Drew Brees will have plenty of other options in the passing game, meaning it's unlikely that Cook will see an increase in targets. In other words, draft Cook as a starting tight end, but consider him more of a low-end option despite last year's production.
2 weeks ago
Emmanuel Sanders Note
Emmanuel Sanders photo 111. Emmanuel Sanders WR - (at CAR)
It was more of what we expected for Sanders last week, as his target totals with the Saints are now 5, 3, 5. Knowing that Michael Thomas was out for two of those games should concern you about Sanders' reliability in fantasy. His two touchdowns will mask his low usage, though. Take this as your opportunity to get something for him.
10 hours ago
Tre'Quan Smith Note
Tre'Quan Smith photo 133. Tre'Quan Smith WR - (at CAR)
Smith should be the primary beneficiary of Michael Thomas's high ankle sprain. Fantasy managers have been waiting for years for Smith to become a reliable option and this is his best chance to do so. If he's available on waivers, add him everywhere, but wait to see how the New Orleans offense plays out before starting him immediately.
2 weeks ago
Ty Montgomery Note
Ty Montgomery photo 257. Ty Montgomery RB - (at CAR)