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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 13 PPR Rankings
James Robinson Note
James Robinson photo 8. James Robinson RB - (at MIN)
It's remarkable what Robinson's been able to accomplish this season, especially considering the Jaguars offensive line is creating just 1.08 yards before contact, which ranks as the second-worst number in the NFL to only the Bears. It's pretty crazy; Robinson leads the league with 81.8 percent of his team's red zone carries, but his 27 red zone carries rank 12th among running backs. This team just isn't in scoring position very often. Then you add in this little tidbit: Of the carries their opponents have had inside the five-yard line, the Vikings have allowed a touchdown on a league-low 25 percent of them. It'll be interesting to see if Robinson gets any carries in that area of the field, because the Jaguars are the only team to convert all of their carries (there's only been four) inside the five-yard line into touchdowns. The good news is that running backs have averaged a robust 28.7 touches per game against the Vikings, so despite ranking as the fifth-toughest defense against running backs in efficiency, we should be able to count on 20-plus touches out of Robinson. You're starting Robinson as a low-end RB1 almost every week, and though this matchup isn't great, you shouldn't be fading him.
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D.J. Chark Jr. Note
D.J. Chark Jr. photo 66. D.J. Chark Jr. WR - (at MIN)
He was ruled out early last week, so there's no guarantee he plays through his rib injury this week, so stay tuned for updates to his status. Of the fantasy production the Vikings have allowed to skill-position players, wide receivers have accounted for 55.4 percent of it, which is the fourth-highest percentage in the NFL. They have allowed 18 wide receiver touchdowns on the season, which ranks as the second-most in football. Only the Cowboys have allowed touchdowns more often than the one every 12.6 targets that the Vikings do. The 2.03 PPR points per target they've allowed ranks second again to only the Cowboys. There have been 20 wide receivers who've finished as the WR41 or better against the Vikings, including nine top-16 receivers. We don't know what Chark looks like with Glennon, but Collin Johnson made it look pretty good. If Chark is able to play this week, he belongs in the high-end WR3 conversation with top-15 upside.
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Keelan Cole Sr. Note
Keelan Cole Sr. photo 83. Keelan Cole Sr. WR - (at MIN)
Despite Chark and Chris Conley being out, Cole was unable to get much going against the Browns last week, finishing with 3/44/0 on six targets. To be fair, we shouldn't be expecting a whole lot out of Cole considering he's topped 58 yards just once all season. He's more of a floor option than one you're playing to get a ceiling out of. The Vikings have allowed 2.03 PPR points per target, which is tied for the second-most in the league, so him seeing at least five targets in 9-of-11 games this year is somewhat of a big deal. The Vikings have rookie Jeff Gladney covering the slot, and he's been... well, like a rookie, allowing 30-of-48 passing for 364 yards and five touchdowns in his slot coverage. If you want to play Cole as a high-floor WR5 type option, that's fine, but understand he's had a very limited ceiling this year despite seeing solid targets.
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Laviska Shenault Jr. Note
Laviska Shenault Jr. photo 107. Laviska Shenault Jr. WR - (at MIN)
Tyler Eifert Note
Tyler Eifert photo 140. Tyler Eifert TE - (at MIN)
The good news is that he scored a touchdown in a great matchup last week. The bad news is that he split the targets with James O'Shaughnessy and finished with just 16 yards. He has seen 18 targets over the last four weeks, so he's not the worst option for desperate fantasy managers looking for a streamer, though he doesn't offer much of a ceiling (hasn't topped 48 yards all year). The Vikings have allowed a league-high 9.03 yards per target, but teams haven't felt it necessary to pepper them with targets, as they've averaged just 5.9 targets per game. But again, with the efficiency they've had, we've seen six tight ends finish with 11-plus PPR points against them. It's worth noting that five of those tight ends saw at least six targets, a mark that Eifert has hit three times this season, but all those games came over the first five weeks of the season. If you're in a league that starts two tight ends, Eifert can be played as a top-24 option at the position, but his lack of ceiling doesn't make him a very enticing streamer in standard leagues.
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Collin Johnson Note
Collin Johnson photo 156. Collin Johnson WR - (at MIN)
Devine Ozigbo Note
Devine Ozigbo photo 209. Devine Ozigbo RB - (at MIN)
Dare Ogunbowale Note
Dare Ogunbowale photo 235. Dare Ogunbowale RB - (at MIN)
James O'Shaughnessy Note
James O'Shaughnessy photo 251. James O'Shaughnessy TE - (at MIN)
Eric Saubert Note
Eric Saubert photo 316. Eric Saubert TE - (at MIN)
Ben Ellefson Note
Ben Ellefson photo 322. Ben Ellefson TE - (at MIN)
Chris Conley Note
Chris Conley photo 335. Chris Conley WR - (at MIN)
Trey Quinn Note
Trey Quinn photo 359. Trey Quinn WR - (at MIN)
Terry Godwin Note
Terry Godwin photo 375. Terry Godwin WR - (at MIN)