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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 PPR Rankings

Ja'Marr Chase Note
Ja'Marr Chase photo 5. Ja'Marr Chase WR - (at CLE)
An elite WR option, Chase is a must-start in all managed fantasy leagues and an appealing option in DFS. The Cleveland pass defense was solid last season, but in the one game against the Browns he was healthy for last year, Chase caught 10-of-15 targets for 119 yards and a touchdown. The Browns will probably try to get high-quality CB Denzel Ward as often as they can if Ward is able to play, but he's recovering from a concussion, leaving his status uncertain. Regardless of whether Ward plays, start Chase with confidence.
32 weeks ago
Tee Higgins Note
Tee Higgins photo 29. Tee Higgins WR - (at CLE)
The Robin to Ja'Marr Chase's Batman, Higgins has topped the 1,000-yard mark in each of his last two seasons even though he was limited to 14 games in 2021 and had to leave two games early last season - including a game against the Browns in which he was injured on his first offensive snap. Higgins will look for a better result against the Browns this time around. Consider him a high-end WR2 this week.
32 weeks ago
Tyler Boyd Note
Tyler Boyd photo 103. Tyler Boyd WR - (at CLE)
A high-quality slot receiver, Boyd has averaged 74 catches and 901 receiving yards over his last five seasons. The numbers have been trending slightly downward in recent years, due largely to the presence of teammates Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins, exceptional talents who command a lot of targets. The problem with Boyd for fantasy is that it's hard to know when to use him. He's had some big games even when both Chase and Higgins have been healthy, but there are also games where Boyd is the forgotten man in the Cincinnati offense. Since it's Week 1 and fantasy managers aren't dealing with byes or a large number of injuries left, Boyd will most likely be left on benches in Week 1.
32 weeks ago
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 145. Mike Gesicki TE - (at CLE)
If he didn't miss so much time in camp, I'd feel much better about Gesicki. But given questionable health and currently unknown role on offense. The ex-Dolphins tight end is just a wait and see proposition, that should remain on waiver wires until further notice.
32 weeks ago
Chris Evans Note
Chris Evans photo 190. Chris Evans RB - (at CLE)
Trayveon Williams Note
Trayveon Williams photo 211. Trayveon Williams RB - (at CLE)
Trenton Irwin Note
Trenton Irwin photo 281. Trenton Irwin WR - (at CLE)
Drew Sample Note
Drew Sample photo 300. Drew Sample TE - (at CLE)
Charlie Jones Note
Charlie Jones photo 345. Charlie Jones WR - (at CLE)
Mitchell Wilcox Note
Mitchell Wilcox photo 347. Mitchell Wilcox TE - (at CLE)
Andrei Iosivas Note
Andrei Iosivas photo 349. Andrei Iosivas WR - (at CLE)
Tanner Hudson Note
Tanner Hudson photo 377. Tanner Hudson TE - (at CLE)
Demetric Felton Jr. Note
Demetric Felton Jr. photo 386. Demetric Felton Jr. RB - (at CLE)
Stanley Morgan Jr. Note
Stanley Morgan Jr. photo 497. Stanley Morgan Jr. WR - (at CLE)
Kwamie Lassiter II Note
Kwamie Lassiter II photo 498. Kwamie Lassiter II WR - (at CLE)
Shedrick Jackson Note
Shedrick Jackson photo 517. Shedrick Jackson WR - (at CLE)