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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 8 PPR Rankings

DeVonta Smith Note
DeVonta Smith photo 40. DeVonta Smith WR - (at DET)
Smith continues to ride the rollercoaster that is playing receiver for Hurts in this Eagles offense. Smith now has just one game this season where he finished as a top-20 option on the week, but has three performances where he's finished as the WR70 or worse. The upside just simply isn't there for Smith the way that we hoped it would be coming into the season and it's a valid question now to wonder if Minshew would be better for Smith from a fantasy perspective. Regardless, this is a plus matchup for the Eagles' receiving options and Smith should still be in consideration as a mid-range WR3.
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Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 59. Dallas Goedert TE - (at DET)
Goedert was certainly efficient with his opportunity in his first game without Zach Ertz on the roster and he turned five targets into three receptions for 70 yards. The talent has always been there for Goedert, but it's just a matter of whether or not he's going to be consistent enough to be a weekly TE1. The upside is still there, and especially in this matchup, so he deserves to be in our starting lineups this week as a mid-range/low-end TE1.
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Kenneth Gainwell Note
Kenneth Gainwell photo 64. Kenneth Gainwell RB - (at DET)
With the news that Miles Sanders is week-to-week and is all but ruled out for this matchup against Detroit, we should see Gainwell step into the lead role here in this Lions offense. It's worth noting that we're likely to see Howard called up from the practice squad for this game, which will keep Gainwell in his typical role as the pass-catching option out of the backfield. He should see an uptick in work over his usual volume - and the matchup is supreme - but we shouldn't be expecting him to walk into 15+ touches here. Gainwell is a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 for this matchup against Detroit.
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Jalen Reagor Note
Jalen Reagor photo 105. Jalen Reagor WR - (at DET)
Reagor was able to find the end zone this past week for Philadelphia, but he still only saw two targets for this team. If you do play him, you're hoping that he's the recipient of a garbage-time touchdown and that's pretty much it.
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Quez Watkins Note
Quez Watkins photo 106. Quez Watkins WR - (at DET)
Watkins has shown flashes of his potential here or there throughout the season so far, but it has yet to lead to consistent fantasy production due to Hurts' deficiencies as a passer. Watkins is outside the top-48 WRs this week.
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Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 115. Boston Scott RB - (at DET)
Scott stepped into Sanders' vacated role last week against Detroit, but this was most likely out of necessity and being the only other active RB on the roster. With Howard likely being called up from the practice squad, we should expect to see Scott move back into his Special Teams only role in this offense. He's a risky play this week.
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Jordan Howard Note
Jordan Howard photo 202. Jordan Howard RB - (at DET)
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 228. Miles Sanders RB - (at DET)
Greg Ward Note
Greg Ward photo 233. Greg Ward WR - (at DET)
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Note
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside photo 332. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR - (at DET)
Jack Stoll Note
Jack Stoll photo 335. Jack Stoll TE - (at DET)