Fantasy Football Player Notes
Week 1 PPR Rankings
(vs . LV)
With Greg Olsen off to the Seahawks, Thomas gets his shot at the starting lineup. There have been 10 games where Thomas has seen four-plus targets in his short two-year career. In those games, he's totaled 62 targets, 41 receptions, 397 yards, and three touchdowns. Those are numbers that can be streamed, though it's obviously worth noting that this is a brand-new offense. The Raiders allowed just a 64.0 percent completion rate to tight ends last year. That's about all they did that was above average, as they allowed 10 touchdowns (second-most), and 1.94 PPR points per target (fourth-most). Now that the Panthers have three legitimate receivers and the best pass-catching back in the league, it's tough to say Thomas will have a respectful target share. With so many moving parts, it's hard to say you should take any chances with him as a streamer this week, even if the matchup is a good one.
(vs . LV)
Arnold's nothing more than a touchdown-or-bust option in this offense that barely uses its TEs. I'd recommend looking elsewhere.