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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Rest of Season Rankings

Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 71. Hunter Henry TE - (vs . NYJ)
Henry dealt with an injury yet again last season, but he was productive when he was able to play. Playing 12 games, he had the most targets, receptions, and yardage of his career. The departure of Philip Rivers, however, will likely do no favors for Henry, as the veteran quarterback historically targeted his tight ends heavily. Although Tyrod Taylor targeted Charles Clay often in Buffalo, he's almost certainly going to throw the ball less than Rivers did, meaning Henry is likely to see a dip in targets. He should still be valued as a TE1, but his stock has dimmed a bit with the change in quarterback.
30 weeks ago
James White Note
James White photo 97. James White RB - (vs . NYJ)
White suffered a terrible tragedy when he lost his father in an accident shortly before the Patriots' Week 2 game against Seattle. He'll miss at least Week 3, and it's simply uncertain when he'll return to the team. In PPR leagues, White is still worth rostering, but football is and should be the least of his concerns for now.
28 weeks ago
Nelson Agholor Note
Nelson Agholor photo 98. Nelson Agholor WR - (vs . NYJ)
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.
30 weeks ago
Sony Michel Note
Sony Michel photo 100. Sony Michel RB - (vs . NYJ)
Michel was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list prior to the Patriots' Week 6 game against the Broncos. It's unclear how much time he'll miss but given that he was already dealing with a quad injury, there's no reason to continue to roster Michel in redraft leagues.
25 weeks ago
Jakobi Meyers Note
Jakobi Meyers photo 118. Jakobi Meyers WR - (vs . NYJ)
Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 137. Jonnu Smith TE - (vs . NYJ)
Smith is one of the more intriguing names to be outside of the TE1 range. He is one of the most efficient tight ends in the game, and has a clear road to targets at the position now that Delanie Walker is no longer in his way. The problem is that there aren't all that many targets to go around in Tennessee, and Smith's targets have rarely come around the end zone. If that changes, then he's certainly got a shot at being fantasy-relevant. For now, however, he should be drafted as a TE1 only in 15-team leagues or larger or those that reward bonus points for tight ends.
30 weeks ago
Cam Newton Note
Cam Newton photo 143. Cam Newton QB - (vs . NYJ)
Newton has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has been placed on the reserve/injured list. The primary concerns are with his overall health, of course, but from a fantasy perspective, it seems likely that Newton will miss at least Week 5, too, considering that NFL's stringent protocols. If you are rostering Newton, prepare to use another option for at least the short term.
27 weeks ago
Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 195. Damien Harris RB - (vs . NYJ)
Harris came of the IR in Week 4 to rumble for 100 yards, and looked every bit the part of the lead back for the Patriots. But Rex Burkhead and James White will factor in, as will Sony Michel once he comes off IR. Roster Harris, and start him as a Flex option for now, but when Cam Newton comes back, it's unlikely that Harris will see much goal-line work, making him a risky weekly play.
26 weeks ago
New England Patriots Note
New England Patriots photo 243. New England Patriots DST - (vs . NYJ)
Kendrick Bourne Note
Kendrick Bourne photo 253. Kendrick Bourne WR - (vs . NYJ)
J.J. Taylor Note
J.J. Taylor photo 277. J.J. Taylor RB - (vs . NYJ)
Damiere Byrd Note
Damiere Byrd photo 290. Damiere Byrd WR - (vs . NYJ)
N'Keal Harry Note
N'Keal Harry photo 299. N'Keal Harry WR - (vs . NYJ)
Julian Edelman Note
Julian Edelman photo 331. Julian Edelman WR - (vs . NYJ)
Edelman underwent a precautionary standard knee procedure on October 29th an is expected to miss some time. Edelman was droppable before the injury, and given that his short-term future is doubtful, he can certainly be cut loose in redraft leagues.
23 weeks ago