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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 PPR Rankings

Jamison Crowder Note
Jamison Crowder photo 66. Jamison Crowder WR - (at BUF)
If you go and look at the games the Bills allowed to wide receivers last year, you'd see Crowder occupying two of the top three games. He crushed them for 22 receptions, 165 yards, and a touchdown in their two meetings. The other top game they allowed? Another slot-heavy receiver, Jarvis Landry. They are not a team that allows big passing plays, as just one receiver hit the 100-yard mark against them last year, but there were 14 wide receivers who caught at least five passes against them. They were consistent, that's for sure. Not only do we have that, but we also have Crowder as the only receiver who's returning to the starting lineup for Sam Darnold. It's hard to see a scenario where Crowder doesn't see at least eight targets in this game, and they'd be against the same cornerback (Taron Johnson) as last year. The Bills allowed just 10 wide receivers to finish as top-36 receivers last year, so it's not great regardless, but Crowder is the best bet on the Jets this week. Consider him a WR3 who doesn't have a massive ceiling, but he should come with a decent floor.
34 weeks ago
Chris Herndon IV Note
Chris Herndon IV photo 106. Chris Herndon IV TE - (at BUF)
There have been rumblings about Herndon's role in the offense, saying he'll be a focal point, and to be fair, they make plenty of sense. The Jets have two new perimeter receivers who have no chemistry with Darnold, and one of them (Perriman) is known to be a deep threat. Knowing the Jets are likely starting five new offensive linemen, it's going to be a work in progress. We can't automatically look at Herndon's success in 2018 and think it translates, as that was prior to Adam Gase's arrival in New York. We do have a history of success with the tight ends that Darnold throws to, however. Even Ryan Griffin was able to haul in 34-of-41 targets for 320 yards and five touchdowns last year. The issue is that the Bills are one of the better teams in the league against tight ends. They allowed just 35.9 yards per game to tight ends last year. Seriously. It helps that tight ends were only targeted 84 times (third fewest in the league), but that says something about their defensive scheme. But when we look at the projected pass attempts for Darnold this week, they have to go somewhere, meaning Herndon should be locked into five-plus targets, which means he can be considered as a streamer. Just understand that his ceiling isn't likely all that high, as there was just one tight end who topped 48 yards against the Bills last year.
34 weeks ago
Tevin Coleman Note
Tevin Coleman photo 136. Tevin Coleman RB - (at BUF)
Tevin Coleman is going to be needed as a receiver out of the backfield with the injuries the 49ers have suffered at the WR position. He's a sneaky FLEX play this week, but it might be best to wait it out a week and see how Kyle Shanahan divvies up the touches amongst these three RBs in SF before rolling out Coleman in your lineup.
35 weeks ago
Corey Davis Note
Corey Davis photo 141. Corey Davis WR - (at BUF)
We saw the numbers with A.J. Brown dramatically increase when Ryan Tannehill came on the field, but why didn't we see a bump from Davis? Well, it does help that Tannehill and Brown were working together as backups prior to the 2019 season in training camp. Now that Davis has had some time to work with Tannehill, we could see a bump in production. If the Broncos are going to use A.J. Bouye to shadow anyone, it'd be Brown, and that would leave Davis against Devontae Harris, who was destroyed in coverage last year, allowing 31/296/3 on just 44 targets in coverage. The Broncos cornerback depth is one of the biggest weaknesses on their team, and the Titans should be exploiting that, depending on who's lined up against Harris. Here's something that could blow your mind: Davis has totaled 21 targets over his last five games, while Brown saw 20 targets in that span. You can't start Davis knowing how bad he was throughout 2019, but don't be surprised if he makes a splash now that Brown is seeing a lot more attention. *Update* He's apparently dealing with a hamstring injury that had him limited in practice this week.
34 weeks ago
Frank Gore Note
Frank Gore photo 175. Frank Gore RB - (at BUF)
Ryan Griffin Note
Ryan Griffin photo 250. Ryan Griffin TE - (at BUF)
Keelan Cole Sr. Note
Keelan Cole Sr. photo 264. Keelan Cole Sr. WR - (at BUF)
Tyler Kroft Note
Tyler Kroft photo 277. Tyler Kroft TE - (at BUF)
Braxton Berrios Note
Braxton Berrios photo 317. Braxton Berrios WR - (at BUF)
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 324. Ty Johnson RB - (at BUF)
Daniel Brown Note
Daniel Brown photo 392. Daniel Brown TE - (at BUF)
Trevon Wesco Note
Trevon Wesco photo 398. Trevon Wesco TE - (at BUF)
Josh Malone Note
Josh Malone photo 423. Josh Malone WR - (at BUF)
Josh Adams Note
Josh Adams photo 426. Josh Adams RB - (at BUF)