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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Half PPR Rest of Season Rankings

David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 33. David Johnson RB - (vs . TEN)
Johnson has been placed on IR after suffering a concussion in Week 9. He'll miss a minimum of three games. It's unusual for a player to be ruled out for three games so quickly after a concussion, but given where the Texans are in the standings, they're likely just being overly cautious. Stash Johnson if you can, but he won't be able to help you until at least close to the fantasy playoffs.
15 weeks ago
Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 43. Brandin Cooks WR - (vs . TEN)
Cooks played through his quad injury during the opening game against the Chiefs, but his snaps were limited and he had minimal production. If the Texans were just being cautious with him and he's a full-go for Week 2, then he should be a fine WR3 option. But, until he's fully recovered from his quad injury, he's not someone to target.
24 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson Note
Deshaun Watson photo 53. Deshaun Watson QB - (vs . TEN)
If you're looking ahead to the playoffs, you shouldn't rely on top-six production out of Watson. In Weeks 14 and 15 he'll play the Bears and the Colts, two of the worst matchups for quarterbacks. When you add in the loss of Will Fuller, it seems to be too much for Watson.
12 weeks ago
Keke Coutee Note
Keke Coutee photo 84. Keke Coutee WR - (vs . TEN)
Chad Hansen Note
Chad Hansen photo 147. Chad Hansen WR - (vs . TEN)
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 184. Jordan Akins TE - (vs . TEN)
Akins caught both of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Chiefs. He splits time with Darren Fells and is unlikely to be heavily involved, but in deep leagues with bonus points for tight ends, he could be a bench option that fills in during bye weeks.
24 weeks ago
Ka'imi Fairbairn Note
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 208. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - (vs . TEN)
Fairbairn's accuracy fell significantly last year, from 88.1% on field-goal attempts and 95% on extra-point attempts in 2018, to 80% and 89%, respectively, last year. To make matters worse, Fairbairn's field-goal attempts dropped from 42 down to 25 last year. It's the perils of drafting any fantasy kicker, but on a decent offense and kicking mostly indoors, Fairbairn is worth drafting in a 12-team league, albeit it as one of the last kickers.
24 weeks ago
Houston Texans Note
Houston Texans photo 215. Houston Texans DST - (vs . TEN)
Duke Johnson Jr. Note
Duke Johnson Jr. photo 238. Duke Johnson Jr. RB - (vs . TEN)
Johnson will get his chance as the featured back for the Texans beginning in Week 10, with David Johnson placed on IR with a concussion. Duke has talent and should provide a high floor with his receiving chops, and should be considered an RB2 for as long as David is out.
15 weeks ago
Randall Cobb Note
Randall Cobb photo 291. Randall Cobb WR - (vs . TEN)
Buddy Howell Note
Buddy Howell photo 312. Buddy Howell RB - (vs . TEN)
Darren Fells Note
Darren Fells photo 342. Darren Fells TE - (vs . TEN)
Fells caught both of his targets for 19 yards in the opener, but it was Jordan Akins who found the end zone and had the more productive day. Neither is worth rostering in anything other that deep, tight end-premium leagues.
24 weeks ago