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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 2 PPR Rankings
Malcolm Brown Note
Malcolm Brown photo 32. Malcolm Brown (at PHI)
We knew it would be a timeshare, and though I said that Brown would have a larger role than most expected, no one guessed he'd lead the team with 21 touches. By comparison, there were just three games last year where Todd Gurley totaled 21 touches. We heard Sean McVay say he wanted to steal pages out of Kyle Shanahan's book, and he did just that in Week 1 as his running backs combined for a massive 39 touches in a win over the Cowboys. The Eagles run defense is going to be a much tougher test. Sure, they allowed two rushing touchdowns to Peyton Barber, but they've now allowed just 3.59 yards per carry since the start of the 2019 season. Running backs have combined to average just 24.6 touches per game against them. That's an issue for a three-headed monster. They've allowed just three running backs to top 66 rushing yards over their last 17 games. Brown did get both of the team's carries inside the five-yard line, so he's the most likely to score a touchdown, and he's also the one who led the team in targets (4). If you're starting one, it's him, though this matchup is a headache for running backs. Consider him a touchdown-reliant RB3.
2 days ago
Cam Akers Note
Cam Akers photo 39. Cam Akers (at PHI)
We knew it would be a timeshare, and though I said that Brown would have a larger role than most expected, no one guessed he'd lead the team with 21 touches. By comparison, there were just three games last year where Todd Gurley totaled 21 touches. We heard Sean McVay say he wanted to steal pages out of Kyle Shanahan's book, and he did just that in Week 1 as his running backs combined for a massive 39 touches in a win over the Cowboys. The Eagles run defense is going to be a much tougher test. Sure, they allowed two rushing touchdowns to Peyton Barber, but they've now allowed just 3.59 yards per carry since the start of the 2019 season. Running backs have combined to average just 24.6 touches per game against them. That's an issue for a three-headed monster. They've allowed just three running backs to top 66 rushing yards over their last 17 games. Brown did get both of the team's carries inside the five-yard line, so he's the most likely to score a touchdown, and he's also the one who led the team in targets (4). If you're starting one, it's him, though this matchup is a headache for running backs. Consider him a touchdown-reliant RB3. Akers was the clear No. 2 ahead of Henderson but did nothing to separate himself. Akers should be considered a volatile RB4 until further notice, but if McVay takes a page out of Shanahan's book, we could have a new leader in the backfield on a week-to-week basis.
2 days ago
Darrell Henderson Note
Darrell Henderson photo 68. Darrell Henderson (at PHI)
Raymond Calais Note
Raymond Calais photo 127. Raymond Calais (at PHI)
Xavier Jones Note
Xavier Jones photo 134. Xavier Jones (at PHI)