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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 PPR Rankings

Dameon Pierce Note
Dameon Pierce photo 53. Dameon Pierce RB - (at BAL)
All the reasons to be sour on Stroud also apply to the Texans starting RB. Except the matchup might be even worse for Pierce because the Ravens' strengths are certainly in their front seven led by linebacker Roquan Smith. From Week 9 onward (after the Ravens acquired linebacker Roquan Smith), the Ravens were 3rd overall in defensive DVOA (9th in pass, 2nd in run) in 2022. This defense has injuries in their secondary, so that's the only way I can envision the Texans moving the ball successfully, especially with Baltimore offering a lackluster pass rush. I warned the masses about drafting Pierce too aggressively in redraft formats for this exact matchup, and I feel strongly that his value is going to dip dramatically after he inevitably busts in Week 1. Pierce needs to ride the pine in Week 1 as a 10-point road dogs.
23 weeks ago
Nico Collins Note
Nico Collins photo 85. Nico Collins WR - (at BAL)
Collins is WR1 in Houston and he owns a juicy matchup on deck vs. the Ravens' banged-up secondary in Week 1. With C.J. Stroud under center: Collins has posted a 35% target share this preseason. Considering the Ravens' lack of pass rush, I think Stroud will have enough time to deliver the ball to Collins in full-blown comeback mode versus sub-par cornerbacks. Low-end WR4/FLEX option in Week 1.
23 weeks ago
Dalton Schultz Note
Dalton Schultz photo 111. Dalton Schultz TE - (at BAL)
Schultz is the quintessential definition of a floor play at tight end. He will likely see plenty of volume running the majority of routes among Houston's tight ends. But the fact that he was constantly subbed out in red zone packages during the preseason, shy me away from his upside, especially with almost zero YAC to work with. To add more concerns, the Ravens' strengths are at linebacker and safety between Kyle Hamilton, Marcus Williams, Patrick Queen and Roquan Smith. Considering those will be Schultz's matchups in most coverage looks, I don't LOVE his chances of having a super productive game. Low-end fantasy TE1 option for Week 1.
23 weeks ago
Robert Woods Note
Robert Woods photo 141. Robert Woods WR - (at BAL)
Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 148. Devin Singletary RB - (at BAL)
Tank Dell Note
Tank Dell photo 161. Tank Dell WR - (at BAL)
It's still unclear where Dell sits on the Texans depth chart with Robert Woods and Noah Brown seeing plenty of snaps with the starters during the preseason. It's just a matter of time until Dell usurps those players, but I doubt we see it off the bat in Week 1.
23 weeks ago
Noah Brown Note
Noah Brown photo 239. Noah Brown WR - (at BAL)
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 285. Brevin Jordan TE - (at BAL)
Teagan Quitoriano Note
Teagan Quitoriano photo 289. Teagan Quitoriano TE - (at BAL)
Xavier Hutchinson Note
Xavier Hutchinson photo 335. Xavier Hutchinson WR - (at BAL)
Andrew Beck Note
Andrew Beck photo 382. Andrew Beck RB,TE - (at BAL)
Steven Sims Jr. Note
Steven Sims Jr. photo 422. Steven Sims Jr. WR - (at BAL)
Eric Saubert Note
Eric Saubert photo 430. Eric Saubert TE - (at BAL)
Dalton Keene Note
Dalton Keene photo 463. Dalton Keene TE - (at BAL)
Johnny Johnson III Note
Johnny Johnson III photo 513. Johnny Johnson III WR - (at BAL)