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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Rankings

Justin Fields Note
Justin Fields photo 6. Justin Fields (vs . SF)
With some injuries hitting the Bears' offensive line during the preseason - no Teven Jenkins and Cody Whitehair moving from center to guard - expect the Packers to make life tough on the Bears offense and Justin Fields in Week 1. They finished 8th in pressure rate last season. Against starting Bears QB Justin Fields - who has a propensity to take sacks - Green Bay's defense has scored 9, 10 and 15 fantasy points in their three previous matchups versus Chicago under current defensive coordinator, Joe Barry. Fields was pressured on 40% of his dropbacks versus Green Bay in 2022, posting 0-3 TD-INT ratio. The Bears QB will likely be fine with his own rushing added to his fantasy profile, but I'd hardly say this is the spot or game where we see Fields' massive NFL leap as a passer.
31 weeks ago
Russell Wilson Note
Russell Wilson photo 17. Russell Wilson (vs . SF)
There were not a lot of positive takeaways from Russell Wilson's 2022 season. Except for his two matchups versus the Las Vegas Raiders, when he posted solid numbers. His highest scoring fantasy game came in Week 4 versus Las Vegas (26.5 fantasy points). The second matchup wasn't as great statistically for fantasy, but he still tossed for 247 yards and completed a season-high 77% of his passes. Wilson can beat this Raiders defense, especially when they are trotting out the likes of Marcus Peters and third-round rookie, Jakorian Bennett, as their two starting CBs. Las Vegas ranked 31st in pass defense DVOA in 2022, so Wilson should be able to start the season off on the right foot as a high-end fantasy QB2 in Sean Payton's debut as Denver's head coach.
31 weeks ago
Kyle Allen Note
Kyle Allen photo 58. Kyle Allen (vs . SF)