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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Half PPR Rest of Season Rankings
Calvin Ridley Note
Calvin Ridley photo 16. Calvin Ridley WR - (at TB)
Ridley's start to the season is almost comical at this point, with 239 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He might be the best receiver to roster in Atlanta, but even if he's not, he's a locked in WR1 going forward.
9 weeks ago
Julio Jones Note
Julio Jones photo 21. Julio Jones WR - (at TB)
Todd Gurley II Note
Todd Gurley II photo 45. Todd Gurley II RB - (at TB)
He keeps falling into the end zone, which is what's holding up his fantasy stock, but his inefficiency cannot be ignored. Neither can his schedule, which ranks as the third-toughest in the NFL over the remainder of the season, including another game against the Saints and one against the Bucs, two teams you really don't want to start running backs against.
5 days ago
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 81. Hayden Hurst TE - (at TB)
Hurst rarely played even half the snaps with Baltimore, but he was sixth in yards per target last year and was PFF's eighth-highest graded tight end. Dirk Koetter's offense likes to target the tight end, as Austin Hooper saw 60 targets through eight games last year and Tony Gonzalez saw 118 targets per season under Koetter. Add in that Hurst is likely to run routes out of the slot this year and Hurst's first year with the Falcons should be a big one.
11 weeks ago
Matt Ryan Note
Matt Ryan photo 101. Matt Ryan QB - (at TB)
Ryan was having an outstanding season before he suffered an ankle injury. Even with his second-half decline, he led the league in pass completions and was fifth in passing yards. He's now got a better offensive line, another year of development from Calvin Ridley, and Todd Gurley as his running back. Even at his advanced age, if he bounces back at all from his 7.3 YPA and 4.2% touchdown rate last year, then in Dirk Koetter's system he could have a monstrous year.
11 weeks ago
Younghoe Koo Note
Younghoe Koo photo 194. Younghoe Koo K - (at TB)
Russell Gage Note
Russell Gage photo 195. Russell Gage WR - (at TB)
Brian Hill Note
Brian Hill photo 207. Brian Hill RB - (at TB)
Olamide Zaccheaus Note
Olamide Zaccheaus photo 267. Olamide Zaccheaus WR - (at TB)
Atlanta Falcons Note
Atlanta Falcons photo 291. Atlanta Falcons DST - (at TB)
Ito Smith Note
Ito Smith photo 397. Ito Smith RB - (at TB)
Smith has been Devonta Freeman's primary backup for two years, but has never seen more than 14 touches in a game. He'll again play second fiddle in Atlanta, this time to Todd Gurley. Even if Gurley were to get injured, however, Smith would likely split time with Brian Hill, making him only a low-end handcuff who isn't worth rostering in fantasy leagues.
11 weeks ago