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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 3 PPR Rankings

Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 4. Dalvin Cook (vs . DET)
If Cook can't take advantage of this matchup, it's probably time to start worrying. Cook has averaged 73% of the snaps with 16.5 touches and 72 total yards per game. His elusivity numbers are concerning as he's 26th in yards after contact per attempt and 31st in PFF's elusive rating (minimum ten carries). His offensive line hasn't been amazing, but they haven't been bad. They are 24th in adjusted line yards, seventh in second-level yards, and fourth in open-field yards. Among running backs with ten or more carries, Cook has seen the 25th-highest yards before contact mark, but he's 16th worst in yards after contact per attempt. The Lions offer a good "get right" matchup as they are ninth in rushing success rate and fifth in rushing EPA while also allowing the 12th-highest explosive run rate. They are also 19th in DVOA with the sixth-most receptions and 11th-most receiving yards permitted to receiving backs. Cook remains a top-ten option at the running back position, but his hold is becoming tenuous.
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Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 55. Alexander Mattison (vs . DET)
With only 25.6% of the team's rushing attempts, three high-value touches, and a 19.3% route run rate, Mattison is a deep league flex at best. He's a high-end stash, though. If Cook can't get it together, Mattison could begin to steal more work.
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C.J. Ham Note
C.J. Ham photo 85. C.J. Ham (vs . DET)
Kene Nwangwu Note
Kene Nwangwu photo 117. Kene Nwangwu (vs . DET)
Ty Chandler Note
Ty Chandler photo 129. Ty Chandler (vs . DET)