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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 6 PPR Rankings
Jerry Jeudy Note
Jerry Jeudy photo 66. Jerry Jeudy WR - (at NE)
Through four NFL games, Jeudy has been... consistent. He's totaled at least 55 yards in each game but hasn't topped 62 yards. His touchdown catch against the Jets last week was a thing of beauty, and it masked what would've been a rough game, as he caught just one pass for 13 yards outside of that 48-yard touchdown. He did have the toughest matchup with Brian Poole in the slot. He has seen a steady stream of targets no matter the quarterback, so we shouldn't be too concerned. This week, the Patriots will be without Stephon Gilmore, which tilts their whole defense upside down, but the slot was already an issue for them. Here are the slot performances they've allowed this year: Tyreek Hill (4/64/1 on six targets), Hunter Renfrow (6/84/1 on nine targets), Tyler Lockett (7/67/1 on eight targets), and Jakeem Grant (3/25/0 on four targets). This is a much better matchup and one where you should be willing to trust the consistent Jeudy for WR3 production.
1 week ago
Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 67. Phillip Lindsay RB - (at NE)
In case you missed it, Gordon has been charged with a DUI and may not be available for this game. He went to the Broncos facility on Wednesday and they sent him home on the day they install the gameplan. I would prepare to be without him this week, but I'll post updates at the bottom of this section as the week goes on. Gordon looked good on his 23 touches against the Jets in Week 4, racking up 107 yards and two touchdowns. Now onto a Patriots team that doesn't look the same as it did two weeks ago, let alone a year ago. They've allowed a healthy 4.36 yards per carry on the season, though no running back has been able to top 72 yards on the ground due to lack of plays. Their opponents have averaged just 57.2 plays per game on the year, which ranks as the second-fewest in the league. That has led to just 105 running back touches, or 26.3 per game. With Lindsay coming back this week, it would lower Gordon's fantasy floor a bit more. However, with both Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore on the COVID list, there's a much better chance for the Broncos to actually win this game and be in a positive gamescript. If Gordon plays, he should still have a 15-touch floor against a defense that's gone through too many changes to expect them to be better than average this year. With very little risk of getting blown out, Gordon should be an RB2 play this week, again, if he plays. Lindsay is someone who's creeping up as a sneaky RB2 with Gordon so questionable. It's a good time to check your league's waiver wire list. Even if Gordon is active, Lindsay will likely split the workload. Stay tuned for more info.
4 days ago
Tim Patrick Note
Tim Patrick photo 94. Tim Patrick WR - (at NE)
What in the world is happening when Patrick is the No. 38 wide receiver points per game, in front of guys like Julio Jones, Marquise Brown, and Michael Gallup? He's caught 16-of-21 targets for 209 yards and two touchdowns, which is impressive given his quarterback situation. And now, the Patriots are going to be without No. 1 cornerback Stephon Gilmore, which leaves J.C. Jackson as their top perimeter cornerback. He's allowed 10-of-13 passing for 102 yards and a touchdown in his coverage this year. The Patriots haven't allowed a 100-yard receiver against them this year, but they have allowed six different receivers to post double-digit PPR days. They've allowed seven touchdowns to receivers which ranks as the third-most in the league, and that's despite playing just four games. It's also what's propelled them to allow the most points per target (2.24) to wide receivers. We can't forget about Patrick's first three games where he didn't top four catches or 43 yards, so he's far from a lock, but it helps to know that Noah Fant is likely out for this game. Patrick's in the WR4 conversation this week.
4 days ago
Royce Freeman Note
Royce Freeman photo 128. Royce Freeman RB - (at NE)
DaeSean Hamilton Note
DaeSean Hamilton photo 169. DaeSean Hamilton WR - (at NE)
Jake Butt Note
Jake Butt photo 221. Jake Butt TE - (at NE)
Nick Vannett Note
Nick Vannett photo 235. Nick Vannett TE - (at NE)
Albert Okwuegbunam Note
Albert Okwuegbunam photo 252. Albert Okwuegbunam TE - (at NE)
Diontae Spencer Note
Diontae Spencer photo 270. Diontae Spencer WR - (at NE)
Tyrie Cleveland Note
Tyrie Cleveland photo 280. Tyrie Cleveland WR - (at NE)
Andrew Beck Note
Andrew Beck photo 301. Andrew Beck TE - (at NE)
Jeremy Cox Note
Jeremy Cox photo 337. Jeremy Cox RB - (at NE)