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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Rankings

Jared Goff Note
Jared Goff photo 14. Jared Goff (vs . CHI)
If you were to go through Goff's games where he had great success last year, you'd notice a trend. The Cardinals twice (32nd), Falcons (25th), Bengals (27th), and Bucs (23rd) were the teams he had his best games against. Where did the Cowboys rank? 13th. We saw Goff drop back a massive 51 times against them in Week 15 last year where he completed 33 passes for 284 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. This game is likely to be very fast paced, just as that game last year was when the teams combined for a massive 142 plays. It was a common theme, too, as both teams ranked inside the top-six in total plays per game. The Cowboys defense did lose their best cornerback in Byron Jones this offseason, as well as edge rusher Robert Quinn and interior lineman Maliek Collins, but they tried to make up for those losses by adding cornerback Trevon Diggs in the second round, interior lineman Neville Gallimore in the third, and signing Everson Griffin in free agency. They should improve, though it's hard to say they come together as a unit right away with so much turnover. Knowing how many pass attempts Goff had their last meeting when the Cowboys ran all over them should make you feel better about his floor, though the concern is that Goff has only been producing against bottom-12 defenses. Are the Cowboys that? We'll see, but I'd consider Goff a middling QB2 until we know for sure. He does have appeal in tournaments with such high play volume.
30 weeks ago
Tim Boyle Note
Tim Boyle photo 63. Tim Boyle (vs . CHI)
David Blough Note
David Blough photo 64. David Blough (vs . CHI)