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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 4 PPR Rankings

Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 29. Alvin Kamara RB - (vs . MIN)
After missing a week, Kamara returned with 17 touches and 73 total yards while playing a season-high 70% of the snaps. He handled 68.2% of the team's carries and saw a 17.9% target share (61.9% route per dropback rate). Kamara is in a smash spot this week. Minnesota has been swiss cheese against the run with the fifth-highest success rate and ninth-highest EPA allowed. They are also fourth-highest in explosive run rate and seventh in receptions allowed to running backs. Kamara is a strong RB1 in Week 4 with additional receiving upside to boot because of injuries to both Michael Thomas and Jameis Winston. 
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Chris Olave Note
Chris Olave photo 48. Chris Olave WR - (vs . MIN)
With Thomas and Landry exiting Week 4's game, Olave went nuts. He saw a 33.3% target share (eighth-highest for the week) while finishing fifth in air yards and 11th in weighted opportunity. Olave ranks fifth in aDOT among wide receivers (minimum five targets) while leading the NFL in deep targets. He's 20th in PFF receiving grade and 13th in yards per route run (minimum ten targets). He'll run about 79% of his routes against Patrick Peterson and Cameron Dantzler. Peterson has allowed a 42.9% catch rate and 63.7 passer rating, but as Week 1 showed against Christian Watson, he can be beaten by deep speed. Dantzler has given up an 81% catch rate and a 123 passer rating. Olave is a high upside flex option, but has considerably a much lower floor with Andy Dalton and not Jameis Winston has his QB under center in Week 4. Dalton ranked 29th in aDOT and yards per attempt (6.4) in 2021. He's just not as aggressive throwing downfield as Winston is, which removes Olave's biggest strength from the equation. It's also no guarantee that Olave's 33% target share from the past two weeks rolls over either with a brand new QB under center even with Michael Thomas not playing. Considering the boom-or-bust nature to Olave's game, I'd imagine this is probably a spot he's more likely to bust. 
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Jarvis Landry Note
Jarvis Landry photo 89. Jarvis Landry WR - (vs . MIN)
Landry also left last week's game with an injury (foot/ankle). He's questionable for Week 4. Obvious appeal with Landry as a candidate to lead the Saints in targets as the team's primary slot receiver with Thomas out. 
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Juwan Johnson Note
Juwan Johnson photo 142. Juwan Johnson TE - (vs . MIN)
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 153. Mark Ingram II RB - (vs . MIN)
Ingram returned to his strict backup role in Week 3. With only five touches and 33% of the snaps played, he isn't startable despite the touchdown. Ingram split the red zone work with Kamara in Week 3, which isn't something to gravitate to as each player only received one carry inside the 20. In the two games they've played together, Kamara leads Ingram in red zone work (three touches vs. one).
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Taysom Hill Note
Taysom Hill photo 177. Taysom Hill QB,TE - (vs . MIN)
Marquez Callaway Note
Marquez Callaway photo 200. Marquez Callaway WR - (vs . MIN)
Tre'Quan Smith Note
Tre'Quan Smith photo 213. Tre'Quan Smith WR - (vs . MIN)
Dwayne Washington Note
Dwayne Washington photo 252. Dwayne Washington RB - (vs . MIN)
Adam Trautman Note
Adam Trautman photo 282. Adam Trautman TE - (vs . MIN)
Deonte Harty Note
Deonte Harty photo 326. Deonte Harty WR - (vs . MIN)
Nick Vannett Note
Nick Vannett photo 366. Nick Vannett TE - (vs . MIN)
Adam Prentice Note
Adam Prentice photo 367. Adam Prentice RB - (vs . MIN)
Tony Jones Jr. Note
Tony Jones Jr. photo 384. Tony Jones Jr. RB - (vs . MIN)
Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 404. Latavius Murray RB - (vs . MIN)