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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 13 Rankings
Stefon Diggs Note
Stefon Diggs photo 18. Stefon Diggs WR - (at SF)
Despite John Brown being out of the lineup, as well as the Chargers top cornerback Casey Hayward, Diggs finished with just seven catches for 39 yards in Week 12. It was just the second time all year where Diggs has finished outside the top-36 wide receivers, so we can't panic. It could be a coincidence, but both times he's finished outside of that range have been when Brown's been out of the lineup. The Bills are not going to be able to run the ball on the 49ers, so we should be expecting double-digit targets for Diggs in this contest. Production can be had in this matchup. It should be noted that the 49ers did get Richard Sherman back last week, which certainly doesn't hurt their defense. Diggs plays on both sides, though he will see Sherman the most. We don't have a big sample of targets against Sherman this year, though he did appear to be winding down at the end of last year. The 49ers have done a good job despite all the injuries they've dealt with, as the 7.84 yards per target they've allowed to receivers ranks as the 12th-lowest number in the league. But again, if Diggs gets those targets, he's going to perform just like the rest of those wide receivers did.
2 days ago
Cole Beasley Note
Cole Beasley photo 61. Cole Beasley WR - (at SF)
I remember the good ol' days when we knew exactly what to expect out of Beasley. He lacked upside, but at least he gave you a floor. Suddenly, that floor is gone. He's finished with fewer than 40 yards in three of his last four games. Meanwhile, sandwiched in between all those games are two 11-catch, 100-plus-yard performances. The matchup against the 49ers is better than it used to be in the slot, as they lost starting cornerback K'Waun Williams for what might be the year. His replacement is Jamar Taylor, a veteran cornerback who's played for 22 percent of the teams in the NFL. Since joining the 49ers, he's allowed 14-of-19 passing for 185 yards, though he's still yet to allow a touchdown and has intercepted two passes. There has been just one slot-heavy wide receiver who's posted more than 8.6 PPR points against the 49ers this year, and that was Braxton Berrios when he caught 6-of-8 targets for 59 yards and a touchdown. So, it's not a clear-cut must-start situation for Beasley this week, but with Brown out, he should receive more targets than the four he did last week (though Allen threw just 24 passes). He's in the high-end WR4 territory but he lacks much of a ceiling in this matchup.
2 days ago
Zack Moss Note
Zack Moss photo 64. Zack Moss RB - (at SF)
The duo combined for a respectable 25 touches in Week 12, which was one of the higher marks on the season for them. Singletary looked good while finishing with 102 total yards, though he did fumble early in the fourth quarter, which has been a problem for him over his career. Moss out-snapped him 37-25 in the game, so the touches should still favor Moss, who also gets the goal-line work. The matchup this week is not good. The 49ers have faced just 24.8 running back touches per game (6th-fewest), so when you combine that with the minuscule 20.7 touches that the Bills running backs average. As a team, the Bills rank 29th in running back fantasy points. Meanwhile, the 49ers have allowed the seventh-fewest points per game to them. You don't need to be great at math to handle this equation. Not a single running back has topped 88 yards on the ground against the 49ers, while just five running backs have found the end zone. There have been six running backs who've totaled 30-plus yards through the air, but there's been just one game all year where any of the Bills running backs have totaled more than 33 receiving yards. Knowing Moss gets the goal-line touches, he is the preferred option because he could fall into the end zone, but he's just a low-end RB3 with a low floor. Singletary can be considered a high-end RB4 who should net 10-12 touches, even if they aren't particularly efficient.
2 days ago
Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 81. Devin Singletary RB - (at SF)
The duo combined for a respectable 25 touches in Week 12, which was one of the higher marks on the season for them. Singletary looked good while finishing with 102 total yards, though he did fumble early in the fourth quarter, which has been a problem for him over his career. Moss out-snapped him 37-25 in the game, so the touches should still favor Moss, who also gets the goal-line work. The matchup this week is not good. The 49ers have faced just 24.8 running back touches per game (6th-fewest), so when you combine that with the minuscule 20.7 touches that the Bills running backs average. As a team, the Bills rank 29th in running back fantasy points. Meanwhile, the 49ers have allowed the seventh-fewest points per game to them. You don't need to be great at math to handle this equation. Not a single running back has topped 88 yards on the ground against the 49ers, while just five running backs have found the end zone. There have been six running backs who've totaled 30-plus yards through the air, but there's been just one game all year where any of the Bills running backs have totaled more than 33 receiving yards. Knowing Moss gets the goal-line touches, he is the preferred option because he could fall into the end zone, but he's just a low-end RB3 with a low floor. Singletary can be considered a high-end RB4 who should net 10-12 touches, even if they aren't particularly efficient.
2 days ago
Gabriel Davis Note
Gabriel Davis photo 101. Gabriel Davis WR - (at SF)
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 174. Dawson Knox TE - (at SF)
Isaiah McKenzie Note
Isaiah McKenzie photo 259. Isaiah McKenzie WR - (at SF)
Tyler Kroft Note
Tyler Kroft photo 279. Tyler Kroft TE - (at SF)
Lee Smith Note
Lee Smith photo 302. Lee Smith TE - (at SF)
Reggie Gilliam Note
Reggie Gilliam photo 313. Reggie Gilliam RB,TE - (at SF)
Jake Kumerow Note
Jake Kumerow photo 336. Jake Kumerow WR - (at SF)
Andre Roberts Note
Andre Roberts photo 367. Andre Roberts WR - (at SF)