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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 13 Rankings

Christian McCaffrey Note
Christian McCaffrey photo 10. Christian McCaffrey RB - (vs . MIA)
McCaffrey logged a DNP on Wednesday. I'll update his status on Friday. While I expect him to play this week, the headlines around his knee injury, coupled with a DNP, make me leery and willing to let the practice reports do the talking this week.
9 hours ago
Deebo Samuel Note
Deebo Samuel photo 33. Deebo Samuel WR - (vs . MIA)
Since McCaffrey's arrival, Samuel has had a 23.4% target share, 13.4% air yard share, and 1.51 yards per route run. His 3.3 aDOT and 7.3 targets per game are too constricting as he's averaged 41.3 receiving yards per game. He's finished outside the top 50 wide receivers in fantasy in two of his last three games, with a WR5 week sandwiched in between. Samuel is a glorified low-end WR2/high-end WR3 unless McCaffrey misses, then he can be bumped up into the mid-WR2 range. Samuel will run about 61% of his routes against Xavien Howard (Since Week 9: 50% catch rate, 97.1 passer rating) and Keion Crossen (66.7% catch rate, 137.5 passer rating).
9 hours ago
Brandon Aiyuk Note
Brandon Aiyuk photo 51. Brandon Aiyuk WR - (vs . MIA)
Since Week 8, Aiyuk has a 20.8% target share (62.5 receiving yards per game), 20% end zone target share, 33.7% air yard share, and 2.21 yards per route run. Aiyuk has been a top-20 fantasy wide receiver in two of his last four games (WR11, WR15). He's been excellent all season, ranking 15th in PFF receiving grade and 27th in yards per route run (minimum 25 targets). Aiyuk has ten red zone targets (21st), and six have come in his last four games. Aiyuks is a WR2 that will run about 73% of his routes against Howard and Crossen.
9 hours ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 60. George Kittle TE - (vs . MIA)
Kittle could blow up with a vintage game this week. He's the TE6 seeing an 18.4% target share (eighth-best) and 15.3% air yard share (seventh-best). Kittle is ranked ninth in PFF receiving grade and sits at 11th in yards per route run (minimum 20 targets). Miami can't guard tight ends this season, ranking 29th in DVOA, bleeding out the third-highest catch rate, sixth-highest receiving yards per game, and third-most fantasy points per game. Kittle could fight Kelce for TE1 overall this week.
9 hours ago
Jauan Jennings Note
Jauan Jennings photo 153. Jauan Jennings WR - (vs . MIA)
Jordan Mason Note
Jordan Mason photo 155. Jordan Mason RB - (vs . MIA)
Tyrion Davis-Price Note
Tyrion Davis-Price photo 179. Tyrion Davis-Price RB - (vs . MIA)
Davis-Price projects to be the running mate with McCaffrey, but if McCaffrey were to miss, the workload for this backfield would change immensely. Look for Davis-Price's analysis on Friday.
9 hours ago
Kyle Juszczyk Note
Kyle Juszczyk photo 233. Kyle Juszczyk RB - (vs . MIA)
Tevin Coleman Note
Tevin Coleman photo 274. Tevin Coleman RB - (vs . MIA)
Ray-Ray McCloud Note
Ray-Ray McCloud photo 282. Ray-Ray McCloud WR - (vs . MIA)
Ross Dwelley Note
Ross Dwelley photo 311. Ross Dwelley TE - (vs . MIA)
Danny Gray Note
Danny Gray photo 338. Danny Gray WR - (vs . MIA)
Charlie Woerner Note
Charlie Woerner photo 345. Charlie Woerner TE - (vs . MIA)
Tyler Kroft Note
Tyler Kroft photo 347. Tyler Kroft TE - (vs . MIA)