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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 3 Rankings
Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 7. Aaron Jones RB - (at NO)
Jones went nuclear last week against the Lions run defense and he's currently the RB1 in all of fantasy football because of it. However, this is a much more difficult matchup for the veteran RB and it's important to temper expectations. Jones can be viewed as a low-end RB1 this week against a Saints defense that's currently allowing only 18.2 fantasy points on average to opposing RBs.
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Davante Adams Note
Davante Adams photo 53. Davante Adams WR - (at NO)
Adams was pulled from last week's game with a hamstring issue, but all indications are that it won't threaten his availability for this game. If Adams is playing, he needs to be in your starting lineup. Even though this matchup isn't great for opposing wideouts, Adams should easily still return WR1 value with the amount of targets that get funneled his way.
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Allen Lazard Note
Allen Lazard photo 92. Allen Lazard WR - (at NO)
Lazard is an intriguing FLEX play every single week because Rodgers can always connect with him on a shot in the end zone. However, if that doesn't happen, you're unlikely to be satisfied with his production.
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Marquez Valdes-Scantling Note
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 96. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - (at NO)
MVS is currently the WR20 in Half PPR scoring, but he's easily a sit for me in this matchup if I can afford it. This is a tough matchup for opposing WRs and MVS needs to connect on a big play downfield or find the end zone in order for you to feel happy that you played him. He's a WR4 in this matchup.
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Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 159. Jamaal Williams RB - (at NO)
Not only is Jones getting it done on the ground, but he's also tied for the league lead with four red zone targets through two games. If you saw his highlight reel catch last week, you'll know that his targets aren't going away. Against the Saints, the Packers will need to get creative, as this is a team that shuts down running games. They've allowed just 3.41 yards per carry on the year with one touchdown on 54 carries, and it's nothing new, as they ranked as the No. 6 team against running backs last year while allowing 3.65 yards per carry. The 145.9 fantasy points they allowed on the ground ranked as the third-best behind only the Patriots and Bucs. The 181.8 PPR points they allowed through the air to running backs was a lot better, as that was the 10th-most in football. Jones has now seen at least six targets in each of the last three regular seasons he's played. If Davante Adams is out or limited, that number should be safe. This is not going to be an explosion game on the ground, but as I've been saying since this offseason, Jones is very similar to Alvin Kamara in that he's highly efficient, even if he doesn't get 20-plus touches per game like some top-tier backs. Start him as a low-end RB1 in this matchup. Williams has surprisingly seen 19 touches over the first two games, but only four have been targets. In a matchup with the Saints, I don't want to take his touches, as they offer a very low ceiling.
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AJ Dillon Note
AJ Dillon photo 203. AJ Dillon RB - (at NO)
Tyler Ervin Note
Tyler Ervin photo 224. Tyler Ervin RB - (at NO)
Robert Tonyan Note
Robert Tonyan photo 226. Robert Tonyan TE - (at NO)
He's the leading tight end in snaps (92), pass plays (50), and production, though that's not saying much. He has three targets on the year with two catches for 25 yards and a touchdown. And after Jace Sternberger dropped one of his two targets last week, he's not moving up the depth chart. We saw Darren Waller dismantle the Saints defense last week, but that's because he's legitimately a wide receiver in a tight ends body. The Saints were the 10th-best defense against tight ends last year, so don't let that game sway your decision to never think about a Packers tight end again.
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Jace Sternberger Note
Jace Sternberger photo 242. Jace Sternberger TE - (at NO)
Marcedes Lewis Note
Marcedes Lewis photo 301. Marcedes Lewis TE - (at NO)
Josiah Deguara Note
Josiah Deguara photo 326. Josiah Deguara TE - (at NO)
Malik Taylor Note
Malik Taylor photo 331. Malik Taylor WR - (at NO)