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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 PPR Rankings

George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 12. George Kittle TE - (vs . ARI)
What happens when you take one of the league's best tight ends, remove all the wide receivers around him due to injury, and then put him up against the league's worst defense against tight ends? We're going to find out in Week 1. The Cardinals were historically bad at defending tight ends last year. Seriously, they allowed league-highs in yards per target (9.02), catch-rate (75.4 percent), and targets per touchdown (8.1). That all amounts to 2.39 PPR points per target, while no other team in the league was over 2.04 points per target. They allowed nearly 70 more PPR points to tight ends than any other team. Am I driving my point home yet? There were 13 tight ends who finished top-10 against them. Ok, I'm done. To be fair, the Cardinals did draft one of my favorite defensive players in the draft when they snagged linebacker/safety hybrid Isaiah Simmons at No. 8 overall. He's going to help, that much is true. However, this is his first NFL game, with no preseason action. If you think it's that simple to stop Kittle, don't you think other teams would've gameplanned to do it? We talked to Jeff Fisher on the FantasyPros Football Podcast a few weeks ago and he told us tight ends are the hardest ones to gameplan against. Start him everywhere you can, including DFS.
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Raheem Mostert Note
Raheem Mostert photo 49. Raheem Mostert RB - (vs . ARI)
The matchup looks enticing for Mostert, but the competition at his position makes him less appealing of a start this week. Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon both figure to be key parts of the game plan for the 49ers, which is going to cap Mostert's ceiling. He'll receive around his 12-15 touches, but very little involvement through the receiving game pushes his value down a bit. He's going to have to score for you to feel happy starting him this week. Mostert is a borderline RB3/FLEX option for your lineups against Arizona.
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Kyle Juszczyk Note
Kyle Juszczyk photo 217. Kyle Juszczyk RB - (vs . ARI)
Wayne Gallman Note
Wayne Gallman photo 220. Wayne Gallman RB - (vs . ARI)
Jordan Reed Note
Jordan Reed photo 229. Jordan Reed TE - (vs . ARI)
Trent Taylor Note
Trent Taylor photo 230. Trent Taylor WR - (vs . ARI)
Mohamed Sanu Note
Mohamed Sanu photo 279. Mohamed Sanu WR - (vs . ARI)
Jeff Wilson Jr. Note
Jeff Wilson Jr. photo 285. Jeff Wilson Jr. RB - (vs . ARI)
Ross Dwelley Note
Ross Dwelley photo 347. Ross Dwelley TE - (vs . ARI)
Trent Sherfield Note
Trent Sherfield photo 379. Trent Sherfield WR - (vs . ARI)
Richie James Jr. Note
Richie James Jr. photo 391. Richie James Jr. WR - (vs . ARI)
Jauan Jennings Note
Jauan Jennings photo 412. Jauan Jennings WR - (vs . ARI)
Charlie Woerner Note
Charlie Woerner photo 444. Charlie Woerner TE - (vs . ARI)