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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 3 PPR Rankings

Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 4. Tony Pollard RB - (at ARI)
Pollard is the RB6 in fantasy, playing 64% of the snaps per week. He's averaged 25 touches and 95.5 total yards while ranking first in expected fantasy points per game. His efficiency numbers are lagging, which has me slightly concerned. Among 48 qualifying running backs, he's 43rd in missed tackles forced per attempt and 32nd in yards after contact per attempt. I'm not sounding the alarm yet, but this is something to monitor. Arizona has put a tough run defense on the field weekly. They have the tenth-lowest missed tackles allowed per attempt, the eighth-lowest yards after contact per attempt allowed, and the eighth-lowest yards per carry allowed to gap runs (Pollard 64% gap). Week 3 Positional Value: RB1
3 days ago
CeeDee Lamb Note
CeeDee Lamb photo 6. CeeDee Lamb WR - (at ARI)
Lamb leads the team with a 27% Target share and a 36.5% air-yard share as the WR12 in fantasy. Arizona has utilized zone coverage on 61% of their corner's snaps. Lamb last season ranked 14th in receiving grade and seventh in YPRR against zone. Against zone coverage, Lamb leads the team with a 34.2% Target share, and he's second behind only Brandin Cooks (36.4%) in first-read share (34.8%). Lamb will run about 75% of his routes against Jalen Thompson (2022: 68.1% catch rate and 103.2 passer rating in slot coverage). Week 3 Positional Value: Elite WR1
3 days ago
Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 105. Brandin Cooks WR - (at ARI)
Cooks opened the week with a limited practice (knee), but he upgraded to back-to-back full sessions to close the week. Cooks doesn't carry an injury designation into Week 3. This season, in his small sample against zone coverage, Cooks has a 33.3% Target share, a 34.2% air-yard share, and a 40% TPRR (2.1 YPRR). Even going back to last season, Cooks still has the juice to get loose against zone. Last season, once Houston came to their senses and transferred Cooks back to a field stretching role, he crushed against zone. After Week 7, among 68 qualifying wide receivers, Cooks ranked 22nd in receiving grade and 21st in YPRR. Cooks will run about 81% of his routes against Marco Wilson (81.3% catch rate and 139.6 passer rating) and Kei'Trel Clark (66.7% catch rate and 95.8 passer rating). Week 3 Positional Value: WR3/4 with WR2 upside
2 days ago
Jake Ferguson Note
Jake Ferguson photo 111. Jake Ferguson TE - (at ARI)
Ferguson has only a 46.2% route run per team dropback rate. He's seen a 15.9% Target share with a 33% TPRR. Ferguson leads the NFL with seven red zone targets. His touchdown equity in this offense is massive. Last year, Arizona allowed the most receiving touchdowns to tight ends. This season, they have given up the third-most receiving yards and fifth-highest yards per reception to the position. Week 3 Positional Value: TE2 matchup-based streaming option
3 days ago
Michael Gallup Note
Michael Gallup photo 134. Michael Gallup WR - (at ARI)
Gallup has become an afterthought in this passing attack. Against zone coverage, he has a 10.5% Target share and a 20.4% air-yard share (0.43 YPRR). Gallup has a 13% first-read share (fourth on the team) against zone. Week 3 Positional Value: Must-sit WR5/6
3 days ago
Rico Dowdle Note
Rico Dowdle photo 179. Rico Dowdle RB - (at ARI)
Deuce Vaughn Note
Deuce Vaughn photo 183. Deuce Vaughn RB - (at ARI)
Jalen Tolbert Note
Jalen Tolbert photo 221. Jalen Tolbert WR - (at ARI)
Peyton Hendershot Note
Peyton Hendershot photo 259. Peyton Hendershot TE - (at ARI)
KaVontae Turpin Note
KaVontae Turpin photo 263. KaVontae Turpin WR - (at ARI)
Luke Schoonmaker Note
Luke Schoonmaker photo 269. Luke Schoonmaker TE - (at ARI)
Malik Davis Note
Malik Davis photo 316. Malik Davis RB - (at ARI)
Hunter Luepke Note
Hunter Luepke photo 346. Hunter Luepke RB - (at ARI)