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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 6 PPR Rankings
Julian Edelman Note
Julian Edelman photo 57. Julian Edelman WR - (vs . DEN)
After a hot start, Edelman has really cooled off the last few weeks, totaling just five catches for 58 scoreless yards against the Raiders and Chiefs. Whether people realize it or not, the Raiders (13th) and Chiefs (1st) are actually tough matchups for wide receivers. T.Y. Hilton, A.J. Green, and Edelman are the only receivers with 30-plus targets and no touchdowns this season. In Week 5, however, there are no excuses. Teams have continually attacked the Broncos cornerbacks, as wide receivers have averaged 25.3 targets per game against them. That's led to the fifth-most fantasy points in the league, including 16.8 receptions per game, which is the second-most in the league. The Broncos are not likely going to have A.J. Bouye back for this game, which means Essang Bussey is going to remain as the slot cornerback, which is a very good thing for Edelman. Bussey has allowed 12-of-14 passing for 120 yards and a touchdown in his coverage. It hasn't been pretty lately, but you have to shake it off and get Edelman back in lineups as a WR3 this week.
4 days ago
James White Note
James White photo 68. James White RB - (vs . DEN)
The Patriots wasted no time letting you know they have zero issues with Harris, who racked up 17 carries in his first game of the season. It should be reminded that Sony Michel hadn't had more than 11 carries in a game to this point. It should also be reminded that Harris racked up 100 yards on the ground, something Michel has done once over his last 20 games. The Broncos have allowed just one rushing touchdown on 88 carries this year and have been a funnel defense for the most part. The 0.59 PPR points per opportunity they've allowed to running backs is the lowest mark in the league, as no other team has allowed less than 0.64 PPR points per opportunity. The Broncos and the 49ers are the only two teams in the league who've allowed less than 0.68 PPR points per opportunity to running backs, highlighting just how bad this matchup is. The good news is that the Broncos aren't blowing anybody out, which is allowing opponents to stack up touches. The 88 carries through four games ranks as the 15th-most in football. We can't forget that they've lost two defensive tackles to IR this season, too. It's not a smash spot for someone like Harris, who's exclusively a two-down back, but he should net enough touches to get into low-end RB3 territory. White went right back to his heavy usage in his first game back, piling up 40 snaps to Burkhead's 27 snaps. Unfortunately, the 1.09 yards per target the Broncos have allowed through the air is the second-lowest mark in the league. This matchup requires volume, which is something we can't guarantee for White or Burkhead. If you're playing one it's White, though he should be considered a low-upside RB3 for this game. Burkhead falls into the RB4 territory after losing his pass routes to White.
4 days ago
N'Keal Harry Note
N'Keal Harry photo 90. N'Keal Harry WR - (vs . DEN)
Despite seeing six-plus targets in three of their four games, Harry has topped 39 yards just once. He did what he does best in their last game, skying up over a defender to win a contested catch from Stidham. It's good that he found a quarterback who'll trust him in those situations because he's not very good at separating. Now with 52 targets over his career to go along with 271 yards (5.2 yards per target), it's clear he needs volume to be a fantasy option. The Broncos have issues at cornerback with A.J. Bouye not due back, which means Harry will see a lot of Bryce Callahan in coverage. He's a slot cornerback who's not really used to playing on the perimeter. In his coverage this year, he's allowed 16-of-22 passing for 142 yards, which is better than I would've expected. Still, he's at a major size disadvantage against Harry (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) with his small 5-foot-9, 188-pound frame. Harry is going to remain a touchdown-heavy WR5 in fantasy until he starts getting more efficient.
4 days ago
Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 101. Damien Harris RB - (vs . DEN)
The Patriots wasted no time letting you know they have zero issues with Harris, who racked up 17 carries in his first game of the season. It should be reminded that Sony Michel hadn't had more than 11 carries in a game to this point. It should also be reminded that Harris racked up 100 yards on the ground, something Michel has done once over his last 20 games. The Broncos have allowed just one rushing touchdown on 88 carries this year and have been a funnel defense for the most part. The 0.59 PPR points per opportunity they've allowed to running backs is the lowest mark in the league, as no other team has allowed less than 0.64 PPR points per opportunity. The Broncos and the 49ers are the only two teams in the league who've allowed less than 0.68 PPR points per opportunity to running backs, highlighting just how bad this matchup is. The good news is that the Broncos aren't blowing anybody out, which is allowing opponents to stack up touches. The 88 carries through four games ranks as the 15th-most in football. We can't forget that they've lost two defensive tackles to IR this season, too. It's not a smash spot for someone like Harris, who's exclusively a two-down back, but he should net enough touches to get into low-end RB3 territory. White went right back to his heavy usage in his first game back, piling up 40 snaps to Burkhead's 27 snaps. Unfortunately, the 1.09 yards per target the Broncos have allowed through the air is the second-lowest mark in the league. This matchup requires volume, which is something we can't guarantee for White or Burkhead. If you're playing one it's White, though he should be considered a low-upside RB3 for this game. Burkhead falls into the RB4 territory after losing his pass routes to White.
4 days ago
Damiere Byrd Note
Damiere Byrd photo 102. Damiere Byrd WR - (vs . DEN)
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 110. Rex Burkhead RB - (vs . DEN)
The Patriots wasted no time letting you know they have zero issues with Harris, who racked up 17 carries in his first game of the season. It should be reminded that Sony Michel hadn't had more than 11 carries in a game to this point. It should also be reminded that Harris racked up 100 yards on the ground, something Michel has done once over his last 20 games. The Broncos have allowed just one rushing touchdown on 88 carries this year and have been a funnel defense for the most part. The 0.59 PPR points per opportunity they've allowed to running backs is the lowest mark in the league, as no other team has allowed less than 0.64 PPR points per opportunity. The Broncos and the 49ers are the only two teams in the league who've allowed less than 0.68 PPR points per opportunity to running backs, highlighting just how bad this matchup is. The good news is that the Broncos aren't blowing anybody out, which is allowing opponents to stack up touches. The 88 carries through four games ranks as the 15th-most in football. We can't forget that they've lost two defensive tackles to IR this season, too. It's not a smash spot for someone like Harris, who's exclusively a two-down back, but he should net enough touches to get into low-end RB3 territory. White went right back to his heavy usage in his first game back, piling up 40 snaps to Burkhead's 27 snaps. Unfortunately, the 1.09 yards per target the Broncos have allowed through the air is the second-lowest mark in the league. This matchup requires volume, which is something we can't guarantee for White or Burkhead. If you're playing one it's White, though he should be considered a low-upside RB3 for this game. Burkhead falls into the RB4 territory after losing his pass routes to White.
4 days ago
Jakobi Meyers Note
Jakobi Meyers photo 216. Jakobi Meyers WR - (vs . DEN)
Ryan Izzo Note
Ryan Izzo photo 222. Ryan Izzo TE - (vs . DEN)
Jakob Johnson Note
Jakob Johnson photo 235. Jakob Johnson RB,TE - (vs . DEN)
Gunner Olszewski Note
Gunner Olszewski photo 254. Gunner Olszewski WR - (vs . DEN)
Devin Asiasi Note
Devin Asiasi photo 256. Devin Asiasi TE - (vs . DEN)
J.J. Taylor Note
J.J. Taylor photo 277. J.J. Taylor RB - (vs . DEN)
Isaiah Zuber Note
Isaiah Zuber photo 279. Isaiah Zuber WR - (vs . DEN)