Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 2 Half PPR Rankings
Phillip Lindsay photo 31. Phillip Lindsay (vs . CHI)
Lindsay ceded more snaps and touches to Royce Freeman in Week 1 than he typically did last season, which is a concern for his fantasy outlook going forward. The concern is also amplified by Denver's overall offensive struggles. With a brutal matchup against Chicago on tap, Lindsay is looking like a low-upside RB3/flex option.
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Royce Freeman photo 42. Royce Freeman (vs . CHI)
The timeshare is real, as Lindsay played 33 snaps to Freeman's 29 snaps. The good news is that Devontae Booker played just one snap. He was a thorn in both their sides last year, playing 316 snaps on the year. The Bears completely shut down the Packers timeshare last week, holding the combination of Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams to just 39 yards on 18 carries. Playing the Bears defense was brutal for running backs last year, as they allowed a touchdown an NFL-best once every 75.5 carries. No other team had a mark higher than 52.7 carries. They allowed just 133.6 fantasy points on the ground the entire season. By comparison, the Raiders (their Week 1 opponent) allowed 268.2 fantasy points on the ground. Knowing there were just nine running backs to finish as top-24 options against the Bears, this doesn't look great for a timeshare. Lindsay is involved a lot more in the receiving game, so he'd be the preferred option, though he's just a middling RB3 in this matchup while Freeman would need a touchdown to salvage much of anything.
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Devontae Booker photo 72. Devontae Booker (vs . CHI)