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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 7 Half PPR Rankings
Julio Jones Note
Julio Jones photo 11. Julio Jones WR - (vs . DET)
For those who didn't panic and held onto Julio during his absence, you were certainly rewarded last week with a huge performance. Jones is a top-5 wide receiver for fantasy when he's healthy and he could put up another big performance against the Lions pass defense.
24 hours ago
Calvin Ridley Note
Calvin Ridley photo 13. Calvin Ridley WR - (vs . DET)
Ridley continues to get the job done for fantasy and he's an every week must-start option. He can be viewed as a low-end WR1 with upside in this matchup.
24 hours ago
Todd Gurley II Note
Todd Gurley II photo 17. Todd Gurley II RB - (vs . DET)
Gurley continues to receive one of the largest workloads for RBs in the NFL, but he's doing next to nothing with his opportunity. Gurley can be viewed as a low-end RB2 with upside in this plus matchup.
1 day ago
Russell Gage Note
Russell Gage photo 97. Russell Gage WR - (vs . DET)
Gage wasn't heavily targeted last week, but with the Falcons offense back to being a dynamic unit, Gage is an intriguing deep league FLEX option this week. The Lions are surrendering plenty of fantasy points to opposing slot wideouts and Gage could be a sneaky play.
24 hours ago
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 100. Hayden Hurst TE - (vs . DET)
Hurst wasn't targeted heavily last week, but he was able to get the job done for fantasy with a 4-57-1 line. As long as the Falcons are back to being a high-flying offense, Hurst can be rolled out every week as a low-end TE1.
12 hours ago
Brian Hill Note
Brian Hill photo 136. Brian Hill RB - (vs . DET)
Was it a coincidence that the first game without Dan Quinn netted the most weighted opportunity for Gurley? He racked up 20 carries and four targets against the Vikings, and though they didn't amount to a massive fantasy performance, it's encouraging for his role moving forward. The Lions have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to running backs through five games. They've allowed a massive 5.25 yards per carry on the season, though Aaron Jones did account for a lot of that back in Week 2 when he racked up 168 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. He was one of the four top-10 performances the Lions have allowed to running backs, as both Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray finished there in Week 4, and then James Robinson last week. They did limit Robinson to just 29 yards on 12 carries last week, but he did chip in with four receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown, salvaging his fantasy day. He was the first starting running back who totaled fewer than 64 yards on the ground, and that includes David Montgomery. The Falcons have a 29.5-point team-implied total as home favorites, which bodes well for Gurley's scoring opportunities. He should be in lineups as a high-end RB2 this week. Hill managed to get 12 opportunities of his own last week, though he lost a fumble, which is never something you want to hear about a running back trying to earn more work in a timeshare. The Lions have faced a rather-high 28.2 running back touches per game, so we should see another 8-10 opportunities come Hill's way, unless he's punished for the fumble. That fumble did take place at the end of the first quarter and he got another nine opportunities after that, so we must assume he's okay. Still, he's just an emergency RB4-type option.
1 day ago
Olamide Zaccheaus Note
Olamide Zaccheaus photo 175. Olamide Zaccheaus WR - (vs . DET)
Ito Smith Note
Ito Smith photo 177. Ito Smith RB - (vs . DET)
Christian Blake Note
Christian Blake photo 212. Christian Blake WR - (vs . DET)
Keith Smith Note
Keith Smith photo 257. Keith Smith RB - (vs . DET)
Luke Stocker Note
Luke Stocker photo 289. Luke Stocker TE - (vs . DET)
Brandon Powell Note
Brandon Powell photo 300. Brandon Powell WR - (vs . DET)
Jaeden Graham Note
Jaeden Graham photo 303. Jaeden Graham TE - (vs . DET)