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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Rankings

Lamar Jackson Note
Lamar Jackson photo 2. Lamar Jackson (vs . CLE)
Here's a crazy stat on Jackson that I thought was interesting. He didn't throw for more than 238 yards after Week 3. It just goes to show that he doesn't need to do much through the air to produce elite numbers. He tagged the Browns for 485 yards and six passing touchdowns last year and chipped in another 169 yards on the ground. That's all irrelevant in 2020, though, as the Browns defense is now under Joe Woods. He was the defensive coordinator in Denver for both the 2017 and 2018 seasons, then went to San Francisco for the 2019 season to be the defensive backs coach. We don't have a large sample size to draw from, as his time in Denver was a bit up-and-down, but what most don't understand is that this Browns defense has a lot of talent. One thing that I want to mention about Woods' defense is that his defenses in Denver ranked No. 1 against mobile quarterbacks in 2018 and No. 5 against them in 2019. They allowed fewer than 130 rushing yards to quarterbacks in each season. Still, learning a new offense and defense with virtually no offseason while your opponent has everyone returning is a problem. Jackson is a problem. When we have a quarterback who scored 19.8 or more fantasy points in 14-of-15 games last year, he's an elite every-week starter when on the field. The Browns defense might be improved, but I think it takes some time to develop chemistry. As always, Jackson is in play for both cash and tournaments.
31 weeks ago
Trace McSorley Note
Trace McSorley photo 62. Trace McSorley (vs . CLE)
Hunter Cantwell Note
Hunter Cantwell photo 77. Hunter Cantwell (vs . CLE)