Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 7 Rankings
Kerryon Johnson photo 22. Kerryon Johnson RB - (vs . MIN)
Kenny Golladay photo 38. Kenny Golladay WR - (vs . MIN)
Marvin Jones photo 66. Marvin Jones WR - (vs . MIN)
After he was going back and forth with Golladay as the 1A and 1B last year, Jones has clearly faded into the No. 2 option this year. He's seen in-between 4-6 targets in 4-of-5 games with a nine-target game mixed in between. His average depth of target is two full yards higher than Golladay's, so he'll be more of the boom-or-bust variety regardless of the target numbers. He's likely going to be covered by Trae Waynes this week, the speedy Vikings cornerback who has done a great job keeping the play in front of him this year, allowing just 9.6 yards per reception in his coverage. He's allowed just one play of more than 26 yards (went for 37 yards) on 40 targets in coverage this year. You'll want to consider Jones in games the Lions are forced into shootouts against reverse funnel defenses, but this isn't one of them, making him nothing more than a boom-or-bust WR5.
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T.J. Hockenson photo 108. T.J. Hockenson TE - (vs . MIN)
It's been a bumpy ride for Hockenson, as he's failed to top 27 yards in each of his last four games. He almost hauled in his third touchdown of the year, but when he landed hard on the ground, the ball popped out of his hands. He's seen at least three targets in every game, which is not the highest floor, but among tight ends, it's somewhat appealing in 2019. Hockenson's top two performances this year came in games he had a great matchup (ARI, KC), so maybe we just pay attention to the defense to dictate whether or not we trust him. The problem with that is we have a mixed bag in Week 7 against the Vikings. They've allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to tight ends, but that's almost solely to do with the fact that they've seen 64 targets (over 10 targets per game), which is the most in the NFL. When you play against Darren Waller, Austin Hooper, Evan Engram, and Zach Ertz, your numbers are going to look a bit worse than most. Somehow, despite that competition, they've allowed just 1.30 PPR points per target, the third-lowest mark in the league. Hockenson is not a preferred option this week.
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Danny Amendola photo 142. Danny Amendola WR - (vs . MIN)
Ty Johnson photo 158. Ty Johnson RB - (vs . MIN)
J.D. McKissic photo 202. J.D. McKissic RB - (vs . MIN)
Marvin Hall photo 232. Marvin Hall WR - (vs . MIN)
Jesse James photo 259. Jesse James TE - (vs . MIN)
Logan Thomas photo 268. Logan Thomas TE - (vs . MIN)