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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Half PPR Rankings

Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 23. Boston Scott (at WAS)
With the news that Sanders is out, Scott vaults up into start-worthy consideration this week. While he's going to absolutely split time with Corey Clement, he has some extra value in PPR leagues. You can roll out Scott as a low-end RB3 with some upside in Full PPR formats.
34 weeks ago
Jordan Howard Note
Jordan Howard photo 33. Jordan Howard (at WAS)
It seems the Dolphins are happy with the duo they've assembled this offseason, though not many are talking about the biggest variable they'll be dealing with. They Dolphins have replaced every member on the offensive line (which really isn't a bad thing considering who was there last year), including three rookies. Knowing they have zero game experience together, it's likely to be an issue. Howard isn't someone who's super elusive, but rather relies on his blocks being set up and hitting the hole. The Patriots allowed just four running backs to finish as top-24 options last year, though the biggest reason was due to them allowing just one running back touchdown the entire season. The Patriots defense has lost interior lineman Danny Shelton, edge rusher Kyle Van Noy, linebackers Jamie Collins and Elandon Roberts in free agency, and then had linebacker Dont'a Hightower and safety Patrick Chung opt out for the season. So, it's fair to say they won't be the same elite unit. They did allow a stable 4.06 yards per carry with those players, so it's not a flat-out zero for Howard, but I'm more worried about his offensive line and lack of scoring opportunities. I wouldn't rely on him for anything more than RB3/4 production.
34 weeks ago
Kerryon Johnson Note
Kerryon Johnson photo 41. Kerryon Johnson (at WAS)
Johnson's a depth option in a rotational backfield. Unless D'Andre Swift completely misses this game, it's hard to see how Johnson sees enough work to be a reliable fantasy option. I recommend looking elsewhere if you can.
35 weeks ago
Corey Clement Note
Corey Clement photo 67. Corey Clement (at WAS)
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.
34 weeks ago
Jason Huntley Note
Jason Huntley photo 104. Jason Huntley (at WAS)