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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 3 Rankings
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 5. Miles Sanders RB - (vs . CIN)
Based on what we saw in Week 2, Sanders is 100 percent healthy. He played 77 percent of the snaps, which is massive for a player in Doug Pederson's offense. Now a big home favorite, can we get a breakout game from him in Week 3? When playing the Bengals, the gap between running backs and quarterbacks is 24.6 fantasy points, which is the second-highest gap in the league. Despite the additions the Bengals made this offseason, they still appear to be a team you can run the ball against, as Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt showcased on primetime last week. We watched the Chargers and Browns both rack up at least 32 carries in this matchup, which bodes well for Sanders, and maybe even Scott. The Bengals allowed 19 running backs to finish as top-20 options against them last year and have allowed three of them through two games in 2020. The Eagles offensive line is a problem, but we can't pretend that the Browns or Washington have offensive lines that are great, and they were able to make it work. Start Sanders as an RB1 in this matchup. Scott touched the ball seven times in Sanders' return to the lineup, which isn't great, but what is great is the fact that it was only those two (Sanders and Scott) who touched the ball. If we get anywhere close to the 35 touches per game running backs have averaged against the Bengals here, Scott could offer last-minute RB4 value, especially in PPR formats.
3 days ago
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 55. Zach Ertz TE - (vs . CIN)
Ertz has been somewhat of a disappointment to fantasy managers through the first couple of weeks, but he's still seeing the targets that you hope for at the TE position. While this offense is still floundering and trying to figure out how to get back to being a high-powered unit, Wentz should continue to lean on his reliable target over the middle of the field. Ertz is still a weekly must-start option that could go off in this matchup.
3 days ago
DeSean Jackson Note
DeSean Jackson photo 60. DeSean Jackson WR - (vs . CIN)
He's the No. 2 receiver in the league when it comes to air yards, a stat that's often predictive of fantasy success. To this point, Jackson has averaged just 6.9 yards per target, but over the last seven years, he's averaged at least 10.0 yards per target in six of them. Seeing seven and nine targets is encouraging; he'll bounce back. The Bengals secondary hasn't allowed more than four receptions to a receiver over the first two weeks, which is due to the fact that running backs have had their way with them. But still, we've seen Keenan Allen get eight targets and turn them into 4/37/0, Mike Williams turn nine targets into 4/69/0, and then Odell Beckham turn six targets into 4/74/1. What was encouraging for Jackson is that Beckham seemed to routinely get open down the field against them, and if not for some holding, we would've seen a bigger game out of him. If Wentz can get some time, those air yards for Jackson might turn into a big play or two. Given his target and air yards share, he should remain in the WR3 conversation.
3 days ago
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 74. Dallas Goedert TE - (vs . CIN)
Goedert came out swinging in week one, but disappointed fantasy managers that rolled him into their starting lineup in week two. He's still getting the targets that make him an intriguing option in deep leagues, but he's not someone that can be trusted as a reliable start every single week. In this matchup, Goedert is a high-end TE2.
4 days ago
Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 132. Boston Scott RB - (vs . CIN)
Based on what we saw in Week 2, Sanders is 100 percent healthy. He played 77 percent of the snaps, which is massive for a player in Doug Pederson's offense. Now a big home favorite, can we get a breakout game from him in Week 3? When playing the Bengals, the gap between running backs and quarterbacks is 24.6 fantasy points, which is the second-highest gap in the league. Despite the additions the Bengals made this offseason, they still appear to be a team you can run the ball against, as Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt showcased on primetime last week. We watched the Chargers and Browns both rack up at least 32 carries in this matchup, which bodes well for Sanders, and maybe even Scott. The Bengals allowed 19 running backs to finish as top-20 options against them last year and have allowed three of them through two games in 2020. The Eagles offensive line is a problem, but we can't pretend that the Browns or Washington have offensive lines that are great, and they were able to make it work. Start Sanders as an RB1 in this matchup. Scott touched the ball seven times in Sanders' return to the lineup, which isn't great, but what is great is the fact that it was only those two (Sanders and Scott) who touched the ball. If we get anywhere close to the 35 touches per game running backs have averaged against the Bengals here, Scott could offer last-minute RB4 value, especially in PPR formats.
3 days ago
Greg Ward Note
Greg Ward photo 171. Greg Ward WR - (vs . CIN)
Ward is the next man up in this Eagles passing attack with the Reagor injury, but he's nothing more than a WR4 in Full PPR leagues.
4 days ago
JJ Arcega-Whiteside Note
JJ Arcega-Whiteside photo 198. JJ Arcega-Whiteside WR - (vs . CIN)
Corey Clement Note
Corey Clement photo 213. Corey Clement RB - (vs . CIN)
John Hightower Note
John Hightower photo 266. John Hightower WR - (vs . CIN)
Jason Huntley Note
Jason Huntley photo 288. Jason Huntley RB - (vs . CIN)
Deontay Burnett Note
Deontay Burnett photo 364. Deontay Burnett WR - (vs . CIN)
Richard Rodgers Note
Richard Rodgers photo 399. Richard Rodgers TE - (vs . CIN)