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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Rankings

J.K. Dobbins Note
J.K. Dobbins photo 15. J.K. Dobbins RB - (BYE)
Must-start in Week 1. Dobbins has been kept in bubble wrap for the entire preseason, with the expectations set that he will assume RB1 duties in the Baltimore backfield. The Texans run defense has been a bottom-5 unit over the past three seasons, so Dobbins should be set for a very productive day rushing. The Texans tried to plug up their interior with the additions of Sheldon Rankins and Hassan Ridgeway this offseason, but it remains to be seen if new head coach Demeco Ryans can turn this unit into the stingy 49ers run defense of the south with overall inferior personnel.
32 weeks ago
Odell Beckham Jr. Note
Odell Beckham Jr. photo 91. Odell Beckham Jr. WR - (BYE)
The Texans boast a myriad of talented cornerbacks from Steven Nelson, Tavierre Thomas, Derek Stingley and Shaquill Griffin. So again, the individual WR matchups for the Ravens WRs I do not love. However, if I were to bet on a one finding the end zone, it would probably be OBJ, given his red-zone prowess the last time we saw him healthy with the LA Rams. Still, I'd rather just leave him on my bench as I anxiously await the target distribution in the Ravens' new-look offense.
31 weeks ago
Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 105. Damien Harris RB - (BYE)
The ex-Patriot will get touches, but he might not be fantasy-relevant if the Bills are committed to using James Cook as their lead back. Harris had 15 touchdown runs in 2021, but even if he ends up as Buffalo's designated goal-line back, it's hard to imagine Harris scoring double-digit touchdowns when Bills QB Josh Allen is so fond of calling his own number when the Bills are close to the end zone. Fade Harris until we see how his role evolves.
31 weeks ago
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Note
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 108. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - (BYE)
At this juncture, we know who Valdes-Scantling is. He's a drop-prone (18th-most) field stretcher. Valdes-Scantling had a 13.3% target share last year, ranking seventh in aDOT and 14th in deep targets among receivers. He had the seventh-highest passer rating while sitting at 21st in YPRR when targeted 20+ yards downfield (minimum ten deep targets). With Detroit remaking their corner room, their 2022 stats against deep passing could be a tad noisy as they allowed the fourth-highest completion rate and second-most deep passing yards. I'm sorry if you're stuck plugging in Valdes-Scantling in Week 1. He could surprise with a long touchdown. He'll run about 60% of his routes against Sutton and Jacobs as a WR5/6.
31 weeks ago
Michael Gallup Note
Michael Gallup photo 114. Michael Gallup WR - (BYE)
Hunter Renfrow Note
Hunter Renfrow photo 143. Hunter Renfrow WR - (BYE)
Renfrow is this year's Curtis Samuel. Everybody is just going to completely forget that Renfrow leveraged his savvy route-running to a 111-1096-9 stat line in 2021 because he was never healthy at any point in 2022. Don't be that person who overlooks Renfrow. He showed in Week 18 that he still has "it" going a perfect 7-for-7 for a season-high 63 yards and 1 TD. We still don't know what his role will be with Meyers added to the offense, so he cannot be started in Week 1. But if he sees great usage from the slot (that's what I am projecting) look out for him on the Week 2 waiver wire.
31 weeks ago
Marvin Jones Jr. Note
Marvin Jones Jr. photo 166. Marvin Jones Jr. WR - (BYE)
Jones isn't a spring chicken, and it showed last year as he limped to a WR69 (nice
31 weeks ago
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 173. Logan Thomas TE - (BYE)
Logan Thomas has missed a lot of time this preseason period dealing with a nagging calf injury, but he is believed to be back to full health in preparation of Week 1. We know that he will have a featured role on the offense given Bieniemy's experience with tight ends in his days spent in Kansas City. If healthy, LT could surprise in a big way as soon as Week 1. Recall that he finished 4th at the position in 2020 and was 10th in points per game in 2021. And the matchup versus a Jonathan Gannon-led defense could prove very favorable. Gannon's defense was very strong in Philadelphia over the last two years, but linebacker depth was always a serious question mark. Kyzir White came over from the Eagles this offseason, but the team traded Isaiah Simmons for a seventh-round pick. White is not a difference maker in coverage which lends itself to Thomas finding production in Week 1. Gannon's Eagles in 2021 were the second-worst team versus tight ends in fantasy points allowed.
31 weeks ago
Allen Robinson II Note
Allen Robinson II photo 179. Allen Robinson II WR - (BYE)
Ty Montgomery II Note
Ty Montgomery II photo 260. Ty Montgomery II WR,RB - (BYE)
Kirk Merritt Note
Kirk Merritt photo 316. Kirk Merritt WR,RB - (BYE)
Leonard Fournette Note
Leonard Fournette photo 321. Leonard Fournette RB - (BYE)
Anthony McFarland Jr. Note
Anthony McFarland Jr. photo 338. Anthony McFarland Jr. RB - (BYE)
Melvin Gordon III Note
Melvin Gordon III photo 355. Melvin Gordon III RB - (BYE)
Kenyan Drake Note
Kenyan Drake photo 360. Kenyan Drake RB - (BYE)
Dontrell Hilliard Note
Dontrell Hilliard photo 363. Dontrell Hilliard RB - (BYE)
Darrell Henderson Jr. Note
Darrell Henderson Jr. photo 365. Darrell Henderson Jr. RB - (BYE)
J.D. McKissic Note
J.D. McKissic photo 371. J.D. McKissic RB - (BYE)
Corey Clement Note
Corey Clement photo 378. Corey Clement RB - (BYE)
Darrel Williams Note
Darrel Williams photo 379. Darrel Williams RB - (BYE)
Cameron Brate Note
Cameron Brate photo 394. Cameron Brate TE - (BYE)
Jared Cook Note
Jared Cook photo 395. Jared Cook TE - (BYE)
William Fuller V Note
William Fuller V photo 398. William Fuller V WR - (BYE)
DeSean Jackson Note
DeSean Jackson photo 399. DeSean Jackson WR - (BYE)
Adrian Peterson Note
Adrian Peterson photo 401. Adrian Peterson RB - (BYE)
Johntay Cook II Note
Johntay Cook II photo 402. Johntay Cook II WR - (BYE)
Trey Burton Note
Trey Burton photo 403. Trey Burton TE - (BYE)
John Brown Note
John Brown photo 404. John Brown WR - (BYE)
T.Y. Hilton Note
T.Y. Hilton photo 407. T.Y. Hilton WR - (BYE)
Jordan Franks Note
Jordan Franks photo 410. Jordan Franks TE - (BYE)
Jason Huntley Note
Jason Huntley photo 416. Jason Huntley RB - (BYE)
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 419. Mark Ingram II RB - (BYE)
Taiwan Jones Note
Taiwan Jones photo 421. Taiwan Jones RB - (BYE)
Derek Watt Note
Derek Watt photo 422. Derek Watt RB - (BYE)
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 423. Rex Burkhead RB - (BYE)
Darrell Daniels Note
Darrell Daniels photo 437. Darrell Daniels TE - (BYE)
Austin Allen Note
Austin Allen photo 438. Austin Allen TE - (BYE)
Dezmon Patmon Note
Dezmon Patmon photo 439. Dezmon Patmon WR - (BYE)
Bruce Miller Note
Bruce Miller photo 441. Bruce Miller RB - (BYE)
Maxx Williams Note
Maxx Williams photo 451. Maxx Williams TE - (BYE)
Greg Bell Note
Greg Bell photo 456. Greg Bell RB - (BYE)
Laquon Treadwell Note
Laquon Treadwell photo 478. Laquon Treadwell WR - (BYE)
Amari Rodgers Note
Amari Rodgers photo 499. Amari Rodgers WR - (BYE)
Qadree Ollison Note
Qadree Ollison photo 511. Qadree Ollison RB - (BYE)
Tyron Billy-Johnson Note
Tyron Billy-Johnson photo 513. Tyron Billy-Johnson WR - (BYE)
Isaiah Winstead Note
Isaiah Winstead photo 515. Isaiah Winstead WR - (BYE)
Matthew Slater Note
Matthew Slater photo 519. Matthew Slater WR - (BYE)