Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 7 Rankings
Julio Jones photo 11. Julio Jones WR - (vs . LAR)
Devonta Freeman photo 23. Devonta Freeman RB - (vs . LAR)
It was good to see Freeman in more of a workhorse role last week, and he made the most of it, finishing with 118 total yards and two touchdowns against the Cardinals. Opportunity is everything, especially when you're playing on a high-scoring Falcons offense that's required to participate in shootouts every week. His 22 touches to Smith's three was easily the biggest gap this season. The Rams couldn't put up points on the 49ers last week, but they should against the Falcons unimpressive unit. There should be plenty of volume available for the Falcons backs, as the Rams have faced a league-high 158 rushing attempts through six weeks. They've allowed just 3.77 yards per carry, so they haven't been particularly efficient touches, though the six rushing touchdowns they've allowed is the fourth most in the league. In what's projected to be one of the highest-scoring games on the slate, you'll want to have Freeman plugged into your lineup as a solid RB2. The one concern with Freeman is the fact that Smith has received four of the five carries inside the five-yard line, which would seemingly make him their goal-line back. It's possible that Week 6 was a changing of the guard with how well Freeman played/how many touches he received, but it's still noteworthy.
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Calvin Ridley photo 53. Calvin Ridley WR - (vs . LAR)
Austin Hooper photo 64. Austin Hooper TE - (vs . LAR)
Mohamed Sanu photo 83. Mohamed Sanu WR - (vs . LAR)
It was a disappointing game for Sanu considering the matchup, but that'll happen when you're the No. 3 receiver on a team, as there are only so many targets to go around. The four targets he saw was a season-low and it served as a reminder to keep expectations in check. The Rams have Nickell Robey-Coleman covering the slot, which is a much worse matchup than the one Sanu had last week. He's allowed just 4.23 yards per target in his coverage this year, and the 26 targets he's seen in coverage does rank as the most on the team, so it's not a small sample size, either. This isn't a matchup you should be expecting a big game out of Sanu, who is just a middling WR5-type option in this game.
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Ito Smith photo 106. Ito Smith RB - (vs . LAR)
Justin Hardy photo 210. Justin Hardy WR - (vs . LAR)
Kenjon Barner photo 248. Kenjon Barner RB - (vs . LAR)
Brian Hill photo 251. Brian Hill RB - (vs . LAR)
Qadree Ollison photo 258. Qadree Ollison RB - (vs . LAR)
Russell Gage photo 286. Russell Gage WR - (vs . LAR)
Luke Stocker photo 296. Luke Stocker TE - (vs . LAR)
Jaeden Graham photo 306. Jaeden Graham TE - (vs . LAR)