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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Half PPR Rankings

Javonte Williams Note
Javonte Williams photo 59. Javonte Williams RB - (vs . LV)
Javonte Williams has made a miraculous return from his multi-knee ligament tear from the 2022 season. His speedy recovery allowed him to play in the preseason, with favorable usage as both a rusher and receiver. On the first drive, he had 3 targets and one carry over the 1st four plays. Then Perine entered the game. Over the first 23 plays, it was a 50/50 split essentially with Williams (56%, 8 RB opportunities) and Perine (47%, 3 RB opportunities). Perine played more receiving downs...but Williams was still peppered with targets like last year's pre-injury. However, I would hardly say that Juggernaut Javonte is 100% back to fantasy stardom with him still splitting work with Perine and potentially undrafted free agent, Jaleel McLaughlin. The Raiders' run defense is no world-beater - 24th in PFF's defensive line rankings - so I understand the appeal of starting Williams, but he's probably more of a floor play than ceiling option with it being his first real game back from the injury. A 20-touch guaranteed workload is likely too aggressive to project.
24 weeks ago
Courtland Sutton Note
Courtland Sutton photo 60. Courtland Sutton WR - (vs . LV)
In Weeks 1-5 without Jerry Jeudy fully healthy last season, Sutton's target share was 28%. In Weeks 10-12 (Jeudy also missed these games), Sutton's target share was back up to 27%. But even in the games where Sutton commanded the lion's share of looks, he came up short more often than not. He was completely forgotten in the red zone - 11 RZ targets, one red-zone TD before Week 18 - and he failed to capitalize on 1200-plus air yards. Considering Jeudy is likely going to miss Week 1 due to severe hamstring injury, it's difficult to not view Sutton as a fantasy WR3 at worst with volume coming his way, with room for more if he can take advantage of a beatable Raiders secondary and positive TD regression on his side. Sutton posted solid stat lines in his two matchups versus LV in 2022, both that also occurred without Jeudy healthy. He averaged five receptions for 66 yards on 7 targets, while also scoring one of his two total touchdowns from the 2022 season.
24 weeks ago
Samaje Perine Note
Samaje Perine photo 75. Samaje Perine RB - (vs . LV)
Perine was viewed during draft season as a stopgap for fantasy teams that went with a zero-RB approach. But a crazy return by Williams has forced Perine back into the RB3 ranks with only a receiving role seemingly in his possession outside the occasionally early down rush attempt. I'd keep him on the bench, with his stand-alone role likely not enough to warrant FLEX/RB3 consideration.
24 weeks ago
Marvin Mims Jr. Note
Marvin Mims Jr. photo 97. Marvin Mims Jr. WR - (vs . LV)
Greg Dulcich Note
Greg Dulcich photo 130. Greg Dulcich TE - (vs . LV)
The time is now to fade Greg Dulcich. The new coaching staff has no allegiance to him as the TE1 on the roster. During the team's first preseason game, Dulcich only ran a route on 50% of Russell Wilson's dropbacks. He was also out-snapped 10 vs 15 and out-targeted (0 vs. 3) by Adam Trautman (who was brought over from New Orleans). There are MUCH better tight ends to play in Week 1 with full-time roles. Stay away from Dulcich until he shows a usable role in Denver's offense.
24 weeks ago
Adam Trautman Note
Adam Trautman photo 212. Adam Trautman TE - (vs . LV)
Jaleel McLaughlin Note
Jaleel McLaughlin photo 213. Jaleel McLaughlin RB - (vs . LV)
Brandon Johnson Note
Brandon Johnson photo 250. Brandon Johnson WR - (vs . LV)
Lil'Jordan Humphrey Note
Lil'Jordan Humphrey photo 282. Lil'Jordan Humphrey WR - (vs . LV)
Phillip Dorsett II Note
Phillip Dorsett II photo 296. Phillip Dorsett II WR - (vs . LV)
Chris Manhertz Note
Chris Manhertz photo 326. Chris Manhertz TE - (vs . LV)
Michael Burton Note
Michael Burton photo 335. Michael Burton RB - (vs . LV)
David Sills Note
David Sills photo 418. David Sills WR - (vs . LV)
Lucas Krull Note
Lucas Krull photo 447. Lucas Krull TE - (vs . LV)
Johnny Lumpkin Note
Johnny Lumpkin photo 452. Johnny Lumpkin TE - (vs . LV)
Dwayne Washington Note
Dwayne Washington photo 453. Dwayne Washington RB - (vs . LV)
Tyler Badie Note
Tyler Badie photo 455. Tyler Badie RB - (vs . LV)
Michael Bandy Note
Michael Bandy photo 476. Michael Bandy WR - (vs . LV)