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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Half PPR Rankings

Saquon Barkley Note
Saquon Barkley photo 5. Saquon Barkley (vs . PIT)
It's not the start to the season that you'd hope for with Barkley, as the Steelers defense is about as good as it gets. Fun fact about them: Just one running back scored more than 14.2 PPR points against them last year. The only running back that did was Kareem Hunt, and he totaled 17.5 PPR points, and finished as the RB14. Seriously, that's the best performance the Steelers allowed last season, and that's despite 12 different running backs totaling at least 15 touches, including six running backs with 21 or more touches. Fortunately for Barkley, he's someone who has one-play upside. He didn't break many long runs last year, which may have had something to do with his ankle injury that he rushed back from. Fresh off the offseason, his chances of breaking one of those long plays goes up. You're starting Barkley every week, so this point is moot, but do yourself a favor and make him tournament-only in DFS.
36 weeks ago
Corey Clement Note
Corey Clement photo 67. Corey Clement (vs . PIT)
Clement will see some work now that Sanders is out for this matchup. However, it might not be enough to warrant RB3 or better value. He's going to split the work with Boston Scott, but Clement should be the goal line back. He's a fine FLEX play if you're desperate at the position.
35 weeks ago
Dion Lewis Note
Dion Lewis photo 72. Dion Lewis (vs . PIT)
Lewis is nothing more than a backup RB that will come onto the field in obvious passing down situations when Barkley needs a break. He's not worth considering in any format this week.
36 weeks ago
Devontae Booker Note
Devontae Booker photo 82. Devontae Booker (vs . PIT)
Ryquell Armstead Note
Ryquell Armstead photo 91. Ryquell Armstead (vs . PIT)
Elijhaa Penny Note
Elijhaa Penny photo 118. Elijhaa Penny (vs . PIT)