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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Half PPR Rankings

Davante Adams Note
Davante Adams photo 20. Davante Adams WR - (at DEN)
Will Patrick Surtain make Davante Adams a bust in Week 1? Probably not. In both games versus the Broncos in 2022, Adams went over 100 receiving yards. Nearly 23 fantasy points per game. Keep him in all lineups.
32 weeks ago
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 27. Alexander Mattison RB - (at DEN)
After spending the first four years of his NFL career backing up Dalvin Cook, Mattison has inherited a starting role. In six previous career starts, Mattison averaged 79.5 rushing yards and 36.0 receiving yards, topped the 100-yard rushing mark twice, and scored five touchdowns. Mattison is a jack-of-all-trades type who isn't considered particularly gifted in any area but does everything well enough. The Buccaneers aren't an easy matchup, but nor are they a prohibitive matchup. Roll with Mattison as a midrange RB2.
32 weeks ago
Jakobi Meyers Note
Jakobi Meyers photo 86. Jakobi Meyers WR - (at DEN)
Meyers ranks 26th in targets and 24th in target share (21.4%) over the last two seasons. He inked a 3-year deal with the Raiders this offseason, reuniting him with his former Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. He joins a Las Vegas offense filled with playmakers, including Josh Jacobs, Davante Adams, and Hunter Renfrow. And that offense will be led by ex-Patriots and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. And that's where things could be problematic for Meyers, who has been the target hog in a lackluster Patriots offense over the last two seasons. It's hard to envision Meyers commanding a 23% target share (a mark he has reached the last two seasons) with Adams' alpha presence in the offense, along with Renfrow chipping in. However, the Waller trade suggests Meyers could still end up as the clear-cut No. 2 - which is a pretty enticing role. I'd imagine Meyers still plays primarily on the outside, with Renfrow operating from the slot in 11 personnel, which means Meyers won't leave the field (as he did in the preseason). That makes Meyers a fringy WR4 option in Week 1 with him most likely taking over the Mack Hollins role. Hollins finished 10th in routes run per dropback (93%) and commanded 1,153 air yards as the clear-cut No. 2 wide receiver in the Raiders offense last season. He finished last season as WR41 in half-point scoring, which seems like a nice floor projection for Meyers's season-long numbers. There's more competition in the offense for targets, but Meyers is the superior talent after averaging nearly 2.0 yards per route run in 2022. The Surtain-Adams matchup could also force targets toward Meyers in Week 1, as it did for Hollins the last time LV played the Broncos. Hollins commanded nine targets for 6 catches and 52 yards in that Week 11 contest.
32 weeks ago
Michael Mayer Note
Michael Mayer photo 163. Michael Mayer TE - (at DEN)
Like Dulcich, Mayer saw discouraging usage in the preseason by splitting snaps with veteran tight end Austin Hooper. It's problematic with three decent WRs atop the depth chart for Meyer to have a major role in Year 1, let alone in Week 1 of the 2023 season.
32 weeks ago
Zamir White Note
Zamir White photo 183. Zamir White RB - (at DEN)
Ameer Abdullah Note
Ameer Abdullah photo 220. Ameer Abdullah RB - (at DEN)
Harrison Bryant Note
Harrison Bryant photo 259. Harrison Bryant TE - (at DEN)
Brandon Bolden Note
Brandon Bolden photo 280. Brandon Bolden RB - (at DEN)
DeAndre Carter Note
DeAndre Carter photo 312. DeAndre Carter WR - (at DEN)
Jakob Johnson Note
Jakob Johnson photo 336. Jakob Johnson RB - (at DEN)
Jesper Horsted Note
Jesper Horsted photo 357. Jesper Horsted TE - (at DEN)
Zach Gentry Note
Zach Gentry photo 390. Zach Gentry TE - (at DEN)
Kristian Wilkerson Note
Kristian Wilkerson photo 404. Kristian Wilkerson WR - (at DEN)
Cole Fotheringham Note
Cole Fotheringham photo 469. Cole Fotheringham TE - (at DEN)
John Samuel Shenker Note
John Samuel Shenker photo 473. John Samuel Shenker TE - (at DEN)
Sincere McCormick Note
Sincere McCormick photo 507. Sincere McCormick RB - (at DEN)