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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Half PPR Rankings

J.K. Dobbins Note
J.K. Dobbins photo 23. J.K. Dobbins RB - (vs . MIA)
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
Quentin Johnston Note
Quentin Johnston photo 129. Quentin Johnston WR - (vs . MIA)
All indications are that QJ is the No. 4 WR on the depth chart behind Joshua Palmer. Will that be the case all season? Probably not. But for Week 1, leave the first-rounder on the bench with him likely not accumulating enough snaps/routes for any worthwhile fantasy production.
32 weeks ago
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 136. Hayden Hurst TE - (vs . MIA)
Hurst has noted that tight ends are often a quarterback's best friend, and he has volunteered to get chummy with rookie QB Bryce Young. Hurst faces a Falcons defense that gave up the third-most fantasy points to tight ends last year, so this is a good spot for the veteran tight end. He won't get a lot of love from fantasy managers, but Hurst is a viable option this week and an interesting contrarian choice in DFS tourneys.
32 weeks ago
Joshua Palmer Note
Joshua Palmer photo 138. Joshua Palmer WR - (vs . MIA)
Gus Edwards Note
Gus Edwards photo 142. Gus Edwards RB - (vs . MIA)
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 170. Joshua Kelley RB - (vs . MIA)
It's possible we see more of a 1-2 split with Kellen Moore inserted as the new offensive play caller, but I wouldn't bet a Week 1 Flex spot on it. Keep Kelley stashed as a high-end handcuff in case Ekeler suffers an injury. The former UCLA product has been a great fit in Moore's downhill running scheme and did enough during the preseason to get the initial No.2 nod over second-year RB Isaiah Spiller.
32 weeks ago
Isaiah Spiller Note
Isaiah Spiller photo 207. Isaiah Spiller RB - (vs . MIA)
Will Dissly Note
Will Dissly photo 233. Will Dissly TE - (vs . MIA)
Donald Parham Jr. Note
Donald Parham Jr. photo 242. Donald Parham Jr. TE - (vs . MIA)
Elijah Dotson Note
Elijah Dotson photo 314. Elijah Dotson RB - (vs . MIA)
Derius Davis Note
Derius Davis photo 334. Derius Davis WR - (vs . MIA)
Stone Smartt Note
Stone Smartt photo 367. Stone Smartt TE - (vs . MIA)
Simi Fehoko Note
Simi Fehoko photo 432. Simi Fehoko WR - (vs . MIA)
Alex Erickson Note
Alex Erickson photo 526. Alex Erickson WR - (vs . MIA)
Keelan Doss Note
Keelan Doss photo 527. Keelan Doss WR - (vs . MIA)