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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Half PPR Rest of Season Rankings

Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 11. Justin Jefferson WR - (vs . CHI)
It's true that Jefferson laid an egg on Sunday night against Dallas, catching just two passes for 21 yards on four targets. The sophomore receiver is simply too talented to be held down for too long. Now is the time to invest if the Jefferson manager in your league is frustrated.
5 weeks ago
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 39. Alexander Mattison RB - (vs . CHI)
In the three games that Dalvin Cook has missed this year, Mattison has touch counts of 32, 32, and 25. In Week 13 against the Lions he ran 22 times for 90 yards and a score while adding 34 yards on three receptions through the air. Minnesota plays on Thursday night in Week 14, which means it's unlikely that Cook returns against Pittsburgh. Mattison should therefore once again be treated as a borderline RB1. This isn't a spot to sell high. We also can't be certain that Cook will even return after that.
9 hours ago
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 74. Adam Thielen WR - (vs . CHI)
Entering Week 6, the 31-year-old might be on the verge of a decline, at least according to his targets per routes run metric (per PFF). Here are his TPRR since 2017: 2.33, 2.10, 1.86, 1.86, and 1.34. Thielen remains a presence in the red zone for Minnesota, but it seems as if we should begin valuing him as a WR3 rather than the WR2 we thought he might be prior to Week 1.
7 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins Note
Kirk Cousins photo 89. Kirk Cousins QB - (vs . CHI)
The Vikes are playing a tad more up-tempo this season, but make no mistake; Minnesota wants to run the ball once they gain a lead. Cousins has enough weapons around him to have some streaming appeal in the right matchups, but ultimately he still profiles as a mid-tier QB2 most weeks.
10 weeks ago
Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 102. Dalvin Cook RB - (vs . CHI)
Cook wasn't limited at all in his return to the offense in Week 6. The fantasy superstar was on the field for 74% of the snaps and handled 89% of the RB attempts. Additionally, he handled 100% of the SDD snaps, LDD snaps, and two-minute offense. Minnesota has a Week 7 bye, but Cook has a claim to be the top player in fantasy football with Christian McCaffrey currently on IR.
7 weeks ago
Tyler Conklin Note
Tyler Conklin photo 129. Tyler Conklin TE - (vs . CHI)
K.J. Osborn Note
K.J. Osborn photo 190. K.J. Osborn WR - (vs . CHI)
Osborn's number of routes run will likely fluctuate week to week depending on game script, but he's suddenly locked in as Minnesota's No. 3 wide receiver. Note that the Vikings are using far less 12 personnel sans Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith Jr.
11 weeks ago
Minnesota Vikings Note
Minnesota Vikings photo 207. Minnesota Vikings DST - (vs . CHI)
Greg Joseph Note
Greg Joseph photo 224. Greg Joseph K - (vs . CHI)