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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 4 Rankings
Julian Edelman Note
Julian Edelman photo 48. Julian Edelman WR - (at KC)
He's seen a league-high 51.5 percent of his team's air yards, which tells you not to panic. We're not going to be seeing Rex Burkhead, or any Patriots running back, score three touchdowns again, and we always knew Cam Newton wasn't going to score two rushing touchdowns every game. This is a game where you need to get him back into lineups, as the Chiefs have allowed production to high-volume receivers. The only receivers who've seen more than six targets against them have been Will Fuller (8/112/0) and Keenan Allen (7/96/0) who both finished as top-20 receivers. The Chiefs have Antonio Hamilton and Tyrann Mathieu covering the slot for them, which hasn't been horrific, as they've combined to allow 8-of-13 passing for 105 scoreless yards in the slot. The only slot-heavy receiver who was heavily targeted was Allen, who obviously made it work. The Chiefs don't allow a ton of wide receiver production, so you have to pick your spots with a single receiver from the opposition, and in this game, it's Edelman. Despite the Chiefs allowing the fewest yards to wide receivers in 2019, Edelman had one of his best games against them, catching 8-of-12 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown. You should plug him in as a mid-to-low-end WR2 this week.
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N'Keal Harry Note
N'Keal Harry photo 87. N'Keal Harry WR - (at KC)
After seeing 18 targets in the first two weeks, Harry came back down to earth in Week 3 totaling four targets and finishing with just 34 yards. He's not someone to consider this week, either. The Chiefs are the team who allowed the fewest yards to wide receivers last year, just 122.3 per game. That's seemingly continued to be the case in 2020, as they've allowed a league-low 106.3 per game. When we like Edelman to post top-30 numbers, it's going to be difficult to find another receiver to trust on the Patriots. Outside of a touchdown that props up his overall numbers, Harry isn't likely to crack 50 yards this week, making him a sit.
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Sony Michel Note
Sony Michel photo 90. Sony Michel RB - (at KC)
Sure, Burkhead has seen his touches ramped up the last two weeks, but if White plays, what do those touches look like? Probably similar to what they were in Week 1. The Chiefs have allowed just one running back touchdown through three games, which have kept their overall numbers down, but the efficiency has been strong. They've allowed 4.82 yards per carry and a league-high 10.88 yards per target to running backs. That's more yards per target than any other team has allowed to wide receivers. This bodes well for the White/Burkhead role, but if both are active, it's going to be tough to say which is the better option. Michel has played the Chiefs three times in the last two years, totaling 100-plus yards and two touchdowns in two of the games, but the most recent game, Week 13 of last year, he totaled just eight yards on five carries. The matchup isn't bad. In fact, it's a very good matchup. Still, you can't say with any degree of certainty that any of these running backs are going to get 10-plus touches if White is active, and we haven't even touched on the pending return of Harris, who was close to stealing the starting job before his injury. If White plays, he should be considered a risk/reward RB3, especially in PPR leagues. If White sits, Burkhead becomes someone you should be able to trust as a reliable RB3 with a decent floor with the projected gamescript. Michel is not someone you should aim to start considering he's maxed out at 11 touches through three weeks and will lose out on goal-line work to Newton most of the time. He's an RB4. I'll update the bottom of these notes later in the week.
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Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 106. Rex Burkhead RB - (at KC)
Sure, Burkhead has seen his touches ramped up the last two weeks, but if White plays, what do those touches look like? Probably similar to what they were in Week 1. The Chiefs have allowed just one running back touchdown through three games, which have kept their overall numbers down, but the efficiency has been strong. They've allowed 4.82 yards per carry and a league-high 10.88 yards per target to running backs. That's more yards per target than any other team has allowed to wide receivers. This bodes well for the White/Burkhead role, but if both are active, it's going to be tough to say which is the better option. Michel has played the Chiefs three times in the last two years, totaling 100-plus yards and two touchdowns in two of the games, but the most recent game, Week 13 of last year, he totaled just eight yards on five carries. The matchup isn't bad. In fact, it's a very good matchup. Still, you can't say with any degree of certainty that any of these running backs are going to get 10-plus touches if White is active, and we haven't even touched on the pending return of Harris, who was close to stealing the starting job before his injury. If White plays, he should be considered a risk/reward RB3, especially in PPR leagues. If White sits, Burkhead becomes someone you should be able to trust as a reliable RB3 with a decent floor with the projected gamescript. Michel is not someone you should aim to start considering he's maxed out at 11 touches through three weeks and will lose out on goal-line work to Newton most of the time. He's an RB4. I'll update the bottom of these notes later in the week.
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Damiere Byrd Note
Damiere Byrd photo 130. Damiere Byrd WR - (at KC)
James White Note
James White photo 160. James White RB - (at KC)
Sure, Burkhead has seen his touches ramped up the last two weeks, but if White plays, what do those touches look like? Probably similar to what they were in Week 1. The Chiefs have allowed just one running back touchdown through three games, which have kept their overall numbers down, but the efficiency has been strong. They've allowed 4.82 yards per carry and a league-high 10.88 yards per target to running backs. That's more yards per target than any other team has allowed to wide receivers. This bodes well for the White/Burkhead role, but if both are active, it's going to be tough to say which is the better option. Michel has played the Chiefs three times in the last two years, totaling 100-plus yards and two touchdowns in two of the games, but the most recent game, Week 13 of last year, he totaled just eight yards on five carries. The matchup isn't bad. In fact, it's a very good matchup. Still, you can't say with any degree of certainty that any of these running backs are going to get 10-plus touches if White is active, and we haven't even touched on the pending return of Harris, who was close to stealing the starting job before his injury. If White plays, he should be considered a risk/reward RB3, especially in PPR leagues. If White sits, Burkhead becomes someone you should be able to trust as a reliable RB3 with a decent floor with the projected gamescript. Michel is not someone you should aim to start considering he's maxed out at 11 touches through three weeks and will lose out on goal-line work to Newton most of the time. He's an RB4. I'll update the bottom of these notes later in the week.
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J.J. Taylor Note
J.J. Taylor photo 207. J.J. Taylor RB - (at KC)
Jakobi Meyers Note
Jakobi Meyers photo 224. Jakobi Meyers WR - (at KC)
Ryan Izzo Note
Ryan Izzo photo 239. Ryan Izzo TE - (at KC)
Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 241. Damien Harris RB - (at KC)
Jakob Johnson Note
Jakob Johnson photo 252. Jakob Johnson RB,TE - (at KC)
Devin Asiasi Note
Devin Asiasi photo 283. Devin Asiasi TE - (at KC)
Dalton Keene Note
Dalton Keene photo 320. Dalton Keene TE - (at KC)
Isaiah Zuber Note
Isaiah Zuber photo 329. Isaiah Zuber WR - (at KC)
Gunner Olszewski Note
Gunner Olszewski photo 342. Gunner Olszewski WR - (at KC)