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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Half PPR Rankings

Brian Robinson Jr. Note
Brian Robinson Jr. photo 27. Brian Robinson Jr. (vs . ARI)
I haven't been high on Brian Robinson during the fantasy football draft process, with his profile as an early-down grinder on a team that will likely be trailing in contests. But Week 1's matchup versus the bottom-dwelling Cardinals is the exact matchup where Robinson can thrive for the Commanders run game. They are favorites at home, so I expect Robinson to see a healthy amount of rushing volume even while splitting snaps with Antonio Gibson. From Week 6 onward last season, B-Rob averaged 9.4 fantasy points per game (RB34). But the points per game hardly depict Robinson's rookie campaign because he was getting pumped with volume. He ranked fourth in carries (17.8 per game) and averaged over 70 rushing yards per game as PFF's ninth-highest-graded running back (82.1). Start him versus the Cardinals in one of the few plus-matchups he will get all season.
24 weeks ago
Antonio Gibson Note
Antonio Gibson photo 34. Antonio Gibson (vs . ARI)
As the Commanders' No. 1 pass-catching back, AG has more appeal in PPR formats. But in a contest that projects for Washington to be playing with a lead, this isn't the spot to thrust him into your starting lineups. It's a Brian Robinson week, not a Gibson week.
24 weeks ago
Chris Rodriguez Jr. Note
Chris Rodriguez Jr. photo 79. Chris Rodriguez Jr. (vs . ARI)
Derrick Gore Note
Derrick Gore photo 142. Derrick Gore (vs . ARI)