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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 12 PPR Rankings
Marvin Jones Jr. Note
Marvin Jones Jr. photo 43. Marvin Jones Jr. WR - (vs . HOU)
Despite being without Kenny Golladay, Danny Amendola, and D'Andre Swift, Jones finished with just six targets against the Panthers. The Lions offense has been unpredictable almost all season and that extends to Jones, whose 5.7 targets per game ranks outside the top-50 at the wide receiver position. The matchup against the Texans is great for running backs - we've already discussed that - but it's also wonderful for wide receivers. They're one of just four teams who've allowed 2.0-plus PPR points per target to the wide receiver position. They're also one of just three teams who's allowed a 71-plus percent completion-rate to wide receivers. They have Bradley Roby do some shadowing in coverage, but he's far from untouchable, as he's allowed a 100.8 QB Rating in his coverage this year. He's actually better when they keep him on one side of the field, like they've done the last two games. He's been stuck at RCB, which is where Jones plays just 30 percent of his snaps, which means Jones will see plenty of Vernon Hargreaves, who's been a disappointment throughout his four-plus years in the league, allowing a massive 9.21 yards per target over 332 career targets in coverage. Jones didn't live up to his WR3 ranking last week, but he should be back in the low-end WR3 conversation this week.
1 week ago
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 62. T.J. Hockenson TE - (vs . HOU)
The missing pieces in the Lions offense led to seven targets for Hockenson, who's now seen 35 targets over his last five games. The 68 yards against the Panthers was his season-high, which is very much in line with what he's done all season, finishing in-between 53-68 yards in 6-of-10 games. The Texans have not been a matchup to shy away from with tight ends, as they've averaged 8.29 yards per target (6th in NFL), a 71.2 percent catch-rate (9th), and 11.64 yards per reception (8th). They've allowed just four touchdowns to tight ends, though we know those can be volatile, and Hockenson has done a good job finding them this year (5th among tight ends with five touchdowns). There have been just five tight ends who've seen more than three targets against the Texans, and four of them have finished as the TE14 or better, with Tyler Eifert being the only exception. Football Outsiders has the Texans ranked as the seventh-easiest matchup for tight ends on their DVOA metric. Hockenson should be in lineups as a TE1 nearly every week at this point, and this matchup doesn't scare you away from that.
5 days ago
Kerryon Johnson Note
Kerryon Johnson photo 103. Kerryon Johnson RB - (vs . HOU)
Adrian Peterson Note
Adrian Peterson photo 111. Adrian Peterson RB - (vs . HOU)
Marvin Hall Note
Marvin Hall photo 137. Marvin Hall WR - (vs . HOU)
Quintez Cephus Note
Quintez Cephus photo 191. Quintez Cephus WR - (vs . HOU)
Jamal Agnew Note
Jamal Agnew photo 235. Jamal Agnew CB,WR - (vs . HOU)
Jesse James Note
Jesse James photo 240. Jesse James TE - (vs . HOU)
Mohamed Sanu Note
Mohamed Sanu photo 272. Mohamed Sanu WR - (vs . HOU)
Jonathan Williams Note
Jonathan Williams photo 293. Jonathan Williams RB - (vs . HOU)
Isaac Nauta Note
Isaac Nauta photo 346. Isaac Nauta TE,RB - (vs . HOU)