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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 13 PPR Rankings
DeVante Parker Note
DeVante Parker photo 23. DeVante Parker WR - (vs . CIN)
Once we found out that Fitzpatrick was starting last week, Parker should've been locked into starting lineups. He saw a season-high 14 targets that netted 8/119/0 against the dreadful Jets secondary. The Dolphins trust Fitzpatrick to throw a lot more than they do Tagovailoa, so you don't have to panic so much about his efficiency. The matchup against the Bengals certainly isn't a bad one, as they've allowed the 13th-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers, including a solid 1.88 PPR points per target. We are likely to see a bit of a shadow matchup with William Jackson, who's been a bit hit-or-miss in coverage this year while allowing just a 56 percent catch-rate, but when he does allow a completion, it goes for 14.8 yards a pop. He's also allowed a touchdown every 16.7 targets, which is hardly shutdown material. Of the 19 wide receivers who've seen six-plus targets against the Bengals, 16 of them have finished as the WR38 or better, which presents a great floor for Parker. 10 of those receivers finished as the WR20 or better, providing with him with a ceiling as well. He should be in lineups as a low-end WR2 who has a WR3-type floor with Fitzpatrick under center.
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Myles Gaskin Note
Myles Gaskin photo 67. Myles Gaskin RB - (vs . CIN)
Both these running backs were ruled out late in the week, so I'm guessing they both have a shot to play this week, though Gaskin seems like the safer bet. He's also the one who'll likely have the bigger role, so he's the one we really care about. The Bengals have allowed ball carriers 2.46 yards before contact this year, which ranks as the third-most in football. That's led to them allowing a massive 5.07 yards per carry, which ranks as the second-highest mark in football. It'A also good to know that Gaskin has averaged a team-high 2.58 yards after contact. Running backs haven't been targeted much against the Bengals, receiving just a 15.5 percent target share, which ranks as the third-lowest in football. Because of that, they've averaged just 7.1 PPR points per game through the air, which ranks as the fourth-lowest mark in football. There have been nine running backs who've totaled at least 16 touches against the Bengals, and each one of them were able to total at least 87 total yards, while five of them were able to find the end zone. Gaskin had totaled at least 21 touches in each of the last three games he played, and it seems like the Dolphins wanted to hold him out until he was 100 percent, so if he's active, he should probably be in lineups as a high-end RB3 because he does come with a little bit of risk as a running back coming off a multi-week injury. As for Ahmed, he'd likely fall into the 5-10 touch range, though Matt Breida has been used in some sort of role throughout the year, so we really don't know what the split would look like.
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Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 94. Mike Gesicki TE - (vs . CIN)
It's kind of frustrating playing Gesicki this year, as both Adam Shaheen and Durham Smythe have been thorns in our sides. Those two combined for as many targets (5) as Gesicki last week. On the year, they've combined for five touchdowns, while Gesicki himself has three of them. Gesicki does lead all tight ends with an 11.1-yard average depth of target. Just two other tight ends have an average depth of target over 9.8 yards, so theoretically, his targets should be worth more than the average target to tight ends. The Bengals have faced a tight end target 23.3 percent of the time, which ranks as the fourth-most in the NFL. Those targets have been worthwhile too, as they've allowed a league-high 65.3 yards per game to tight ends. The Bengals are one of four teams in the league who've allowed four 15-plus point performances to tight ends. Even lowering the bar a bit, there have been seven tight ends who've cracked 10.6 PPR points, which is the average number of points it took to finish as a top-12 tight end last year. Even factoring the level of competition they've played, they rank as the eighth-best matchup for tight ends. Gesicki doesn't have the guaranteed targets that most tight ends inside the top-10 do, but he's close. Consider him a low-end TE1 for this week's game who comes with some upside if he gets the end zone targets instead of Shaheen and Smythe.
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Jakeem Grant Note
Jakeem Grant photo 120. Jakeem Grant WR - (vs . CIN)
Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 175. Matt Breida RB - (vs . CIN)
Patrick Laird Note
Patrick Laird photo 184. Patrick Laird RB - (vs . CIN)
Mack Hollins Note
Mack Hollins photo 190. Mack Hollins WR - (vs . CIN)
DeAndre Washington Note
DeAndre Washington photo 194. DeAndre Washington RB - (vs . CIN)
Lynn Bowden Jr. Note
Lynn Bowden Jr. photo 236. Lynn Bowden Jr. WR,RB - (vs . CIN)
Salvon Ahmed Note
Salvon Ahmed photo 242. Salvon Ahmed RB - (vs . CIN)
Adam Shaheen Note
Adam Shaheen photo 252. Adam Shaheen TE - (vs . CIN)
Malcolm Perry Note
Malcolm Perry photo 253. Malcolm Perry RB,WR - (vs . CIN)
Durham Smythe Note
Durham Smythe photo 255. Durham Smythe TE - (vs . CIN)
Antonio Callaway Note
Antonio Callaway photo 260. Antonio Callaway WR - (vs . CIN)