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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 2 PPR Rankings
Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 8. Austin Ekeler (vs . KC)
Ekeler is still an every week start even though he hasn't been as involved so far this season as a receiver. He's still seeing a ton of work on the ground and Taylor's going to need him this week if they are indeed playing from behind. He's a solid RB2.
1 day ago
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 41. Joshua Kelley (vs . KC)
It was not what Ekeler owners had hoped for in his first game alongside Tyrod Taylor. Sure, he got 19 carries that amounted to 84 yards, but he saw just one target. That's an issue, especially when you see that Kelley got the lone carry inside the five-yard-line. After the game, Anthony Lynn said it's a priority to get Ekeler more involved. Expect a big bounce-back this week against the Chiefs, who allowed the most receiving yards to running backs last year. They allowed a massive 59.4 yards per game through the air to running backs while no other team allowed more than 55.7 per game. It's not just that, either. They allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per opportunity to running backs, so touches mean everything. And guys, let's not pretend that 19 carries for 84 yards isn't impressive, as that was the eighth-most among running backs in Week 1. Start Ekeler as an RB1 and expect big results. Kelley is a bit tougher to place this week, as he looked good on his 12 carries last week, but that was a neutral gamescript where they ran the ball 33 times with the running backs. Against the Chiefs, that won't happen. Opponents averaged just 22.3 carries per game against them in 2019. Still, if they get into a goal-line situation, it seems Kelley will be the guy. Seeing that Justin Jackson is dealing with an injury, we should still get 8-10 carries out of Kelley. Consider him a touchdown-dependent RB4.
2 days ago
Justin Jackson Note
Justin Jackson photo 84. Justin Jackson (vs . KC)
Troymaine Pope Note
Troymaine Pope photo 143. Troymaine Pope (vs . KC)