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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 13 Rankings
Frank Gore Note
Frank Gore photo 66. Frank Gore RB - (vs . LV)
He's a workhorse running back. He doesn't offer much upside, but after seeing him total 21 touches in Week 12, he's definitely worth considering in fantasy lineups. Think about someone like David Montgomery. He's not sexy but offers some stability in lineups. Of the production the Raiders have allowed to skill-position players, running backs have accounted for 35.8 percent of it, which is more than all but three other teams (Packers, Lions, Texans). Gore was targeted three times last week, which is great for his fantasy floor, so when you see that running backs have been targeted 21.9 percent of the time against the Raiders, which ranks as the fourth-highest mark in the league (tied with the Jets), it's a good thing. Gore has also averaged a very respectable 4.1 yards per carry over the last two weeks and has received 33 carries in those games. When you factor in weighted opportunity, the Raiders rank as the fourth-best matchup for running backs. Football Outsiders has them as the league's worst run defense in DVOA. If you're searching for a high-end RB3 this week with a sturdy floor, Gore can fill that role.
10 hours ago
Breshad Perriman Note
Breshad Perriman photo 85. Breshad Perriman WR - (vs . LV)
Denzel Mims Note
Denzel Mims photo 98. Denzel Mims WR - (vs . LV)
Jamison Crowder Note
Jamison Crowder photo 102. Jamison Crowder WR - (vs . LV)
Where has his role gone in this offense? We thought it was due to Joe Flacco under center, but after seeing just five targets in Week 12 with Darnold under center, you have to wonder if they're trying to move away from the slot receiver as the primary option. You'd have to go all the way back to Week 5 to find the last time Crowder finished with more than 48 yards. He's no longer someone who absolutely needs to be started. The Raiders matchup is tougher in the slot than it is on the perimeter, too. Lamarcus Joyner has allowed 34-of-48 passing for just 353 yards and no touchdowns in his coverage this season. The Raiders did allow big games to both Keenan Allen and Chris Godwin, but both of those wide receivers see plenty of time on the perimeter, which is something Crowder knows nothing about. The more comparable receivers would be Cole Beasley (3/32/1), Jarvis Landry (4/52/0), Curtis Samuel (5/38/0), and Russell Gage (3/34/0), who were all held in check against them. Crowder should be considered a low-upside WR4/5-type option who might have a higher floor than some in that range, but you might be better off sacrificing some floor for ceiling.
9 hours ago
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 206. Ty Johnson RB - (vs . LV)
Chris Herndon IV Note
Chris Herndon IV photo 209. Chris Herndon IV TE - (vs . LV)
Josh Adams Note
Josh Adams photo 255. Josh Adams RB - (vs . LV)
Braxton Berrios Note
Braxton Berrios photo 287. Braxton Berrios WR - (vs . LV)
Jeff Smith Note
Jeff Smith photo 291. Jeff Smith WR - (vs . LV)
Ryan Griffin Note
Ryan Griffin photo 293. Ryan Griffin TE - (vs . LV)
Daniel Brown Note
Daniel Brown photo 325. Daniel Brown TE - (vs . LV)