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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 PPR Rankings

Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 23. Aaron Jones RB - (at CHI)
Jones has been seldom used with the first-team offense during the preseason, twice just playing one snap before being taken out of the game entirely. His fantasy value will remain through his uber-efficient rushing effectiveness and his proficiency as one of the league's best RB pass-catchers. He ripped through the Bears defense early last season with 132 yards on 15 carries. Jones followed up with a strong receiving game, catching five targets for 24 yards in the second matchup. With A.J. Dillon taking over red zone duties, Jones settles in the mid-range RB2 territory in a plus-matchup.
24 weeks ago
Romeo Doubs Note
Romeo Doubs photo 95. Romeo Doubs WR - (at CHI)
Doubs is dealing with a hamstring injury, which puts his status for Week 1 in doubt. Lower body injuries are also tricky to address, especially with their high rate of recurring during play. Not worth the risk even if he's deemed healthy enough to play in Week 1. The expectation is that he is going to play, but I'd much rather take a shot on one or two GB rookies instead. 
24 weeks ago
AJ Dillon Note
AJ Dillon photo 97. AJ Dillon RB - (at CHI)
Dillon ran wild versus the Bears defense the last time he faced them, going for 93 yards and 1 TD on 18 carries. A heavy dosage of Dillon seems to be the Packers' fancy because earlier in the season he saw the exact same workload of 18 carries (albeit for 61 yards). The 2022 game logs suggest we should expect a healthy dosage of Dillon versus a beatable Bears defensive line, as the Packers offense looks for balance in the post-Aaron Rodgers era. If you are in a pinch at RB2 or FLEX, Dillon is a sneaky start I like a lot for Week 1. His projected workload and red-zone usage in the second half of last season present fantasy managers several different paths to early-season fantasy production.
24 weeks ago
Jayden Reed Note
Jayden Reed photo 102. Jayden Reed WR - (at CHI)
I'd much rather take advantage of Watson's injury by stashing or even starting Jayden Reed. The second-round rookie WR was the slot starter in 11 personnel with the Packers during the preseason Reed checks off all the boxes of a Day 3 sleeper WR, but the Green Bay Packers couldn't wait until Day 3 draft him in the 2023 NFL Draft. They selected Reed 50th overall. Expect the Michigan State product to step in and be the immediate No. 2 WR. He broke out at an early age, at 18 years old while playing alongside NFL talent at Western Michigan. In 2021, Reed blew up as a junior, with 1,026 yards and ten receiving touchdowns en route to a career-high 34% dominator rating. His 23-year-old age isn't ideal, but his experience might just help him hit the ground running sooner rather than later, especially considering that Reed flashed ability as a downfield threat with a top-5 deep target rate (29%) in his draft class in 2022. Make sure he's not hanging out on any waiver wires. Could be in line for a big Week 1.
24 weeks ago
Luke Musgrave Note
Luke Musgrave photo 135. Luke Musgrave TE - (at CHI)
Packers TE Luke Musgrave is the clear-cut TE1 in Green Bay with an elite role. He ran a route on 100% of Jordan Love dropbacks in Week 2 of the preseason, indicating his status as a full-time player. Running enough routes is critical in finding breakout TEs, and Musgrave's role and impressive college production profile suggest he is on the cusp of immediate impact. Stash him if he's on waivers and start him if you need a Week 1 flier. He's also the perfect punt tight end on DraftKings, egregiously priced at $2,900. Better yet, no Watson should create more opportunities for Musgrave to produce. 
24 weeks ago
Samori Toure Note
Samori Toure photo 247. Samori Toure WR - (at CHI)
Malik Heath Note
Malik Heath photo 271. Malik Heath WR - (at CHI)
Tucker Kraft Note
Tucker Kraft photo 272. Tucker Kraft TE - (at CHI)
Dontayvion Wicks Note
Dontayvion Wicks photo 273. Dontayvion Wicks WR - (at CHI)
Josiah Deguara Note
Josiah Deguara photo 303. Josiah Deguara TE - (at CHI)
Ben Sims Note
Ben Sims photo 376. Ben Sims TE - (at CHI)
Patrick Taylor Jr. Note
Patrick Taylor Jr. photo 396. Patrick Taylor Jr. RB - (at CHI)
Grant DuBose Note
Grant DuBose photo 429. Grant DuBose WR - (at CHI)
Joel Wilson Note
Joel Wilson photo 462. Joel Wilson TE - (at CHI)
Bo Melton Note
Bo Melton photo 484. Bo Melton WR - (at CHI)