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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Rest of Season Rankings

Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 9. Josh Jacobs RB - (at DEN)
Jacobs had an excellent rookie season, despite missing three games with injury. He flashed explosiveness and the ability to continue to gain yards after contact. To the extent there was a downside, it's that he barely factored in as a receiver (just 27 targets). Although he's expressed a desire to be far more involved in the passing game, the presence of pass-catching running backs, including Jalen Richard, makes that less likely, though the recent trade of Lynn Bowden Jr. helps Jacobs' cause in that regard. Regardless of any increased work in the passing game, Jacob should have a workhorse role and be drafted as a borderline RB1.
24 weeks ago
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 33. Darren Waller TE - (at DEN)
Waller should be the fifth tight end off the board, but fantasy managers should temper their expectations a bit. The Raiders added Jason Witten, Henry Ruggs, Lynn Bowden, and Bryan Edwards, so there will be plenty of more competition for targets. Also, remember, last season, the Raiders assumed they'd have Antonio Brown and then had to coordinate a new offensive gameplan on the fly. With their new additions, the Raiders have had months to figure out how to involve them in their offense, so Waller's usage and target share should likely decrease. Again, he should be the fifth tight end off the board, but he might not be worth the draft capital you'll need to spend to acquire him given the later options available at the position.
24 weeks ago
Nelson Agholor Note
Nelson Agholor photo 98. Nelson Agholor WR - (at DEN)
Agholor has never made the most of his opportunities, struggling with drops throughout his five-year career. Now with the Raiders, even if a fresh start would have done him some good, there's simply no room for him to find fantasy production. Even with Tyrell Williams out for the season, behind Henry Ruggs, and Hunter Renfrow, not to mention the presence of Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones, it's almost impossible to envision a scenario where fantasy managers are starting Agholor at any point.
24 weeks ago
Derek Carr Note
Derek Carr photo 167. Derek Carr QB - (at DEN)
Devontae Booker Note
Devontae Booker photo 173. Devontae Booker RB - (at DEN)
Hunter Renfrow Note
Hunter Renfrow photo 197. Hunter Renfrow WR - (at DEN)
Henry Ruggs III Note
Henry Ruggs III photo 210. Henry Ruggs III WR - (at DEN)
Ruggs will miss Week 3's game against the Patriots with knee and hamstring issues. It's unclear if his long-term availability is threatened, but it doesn't matter all that much for fantasy. With Darren Waller soaking up the targets, there's little room for Ruggs even when he is healthy.
23 weeks ago
Marcus Mariota Note
Marcus Mariota photo 235. Marcus Mariota QB - (at DEN)
Daniel Carlson Note
Daniel Carlson photo 237. Daniel Carlson K - (at DEN)
Jalen Richard Note
Jalen Richard photo 261. Jalen Richard RB - (at DEN)
Richard saw a dip in production with Josh Jacobs on the roster, but he'll always be the passing-downs thorn in Jacobs' side. The Raiders gave Richard a two-year extension this offseason, so despite talk of Jacobs' added involvement in the passing game, Richard should continue to hold his role. Unfortunately, that role isn't worth that much, particularly with Lynn Bowden added to the mix. Richard is worth a look in extremely deep PPR formats, nothing more.
24 weeks ago
Alec Ingold Note
Alec Ingold photo 266. Alec Ingold RB - (at DEN)