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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Rankings

Jared Cook Note
Jared Cook photo 10. Jared Cook (at CIN)
Regression is going to hit Cook hard this year, as he won't average 16.4 yards per reception or score a touchdown every 7.2 targets. Will he get more targets per game? Hard to say yes when they signed Emmanuel Sanders, adding another quality option to the pass catchers. The Bucs did allow the seventh-most fantasy points to tight ends last year, and it was definitely a safety unit to target. The Bucs did add one of my favorite safeties in the draft when they took Antoine Winfield in the second round, but it's still his first NFL game with no experience. Is there a hole in the Bucs defensive scheme? Teams targeted tight ends 129 times against them, which ranked as the seventh-most in the NFL. Knowing how well the Bucs stop the run, the Saints could resort to a west-coast, quick-hitting offense this week that produces a lot of pass attempts. Cook's lines against them last year were 4/41/1 and 2/33/1, so nothing massive. He's going to be touchdown-dependent throughout the year, but given the fact that he scored in both matchups against them last year, it might not be the worst bet. Consider him a high-end TE2 who comes with a lower floor than most would like. He's not a tight end to consider in cash lineups.
34 weeks ago
Virgil Green Note
Virgil Green photo 71. Virgil Green (at CIN)
Stephen Anderson Note
Stephen Anderson photo 78. Stephen Anderson (at CIN)
Donald Parham Jr. Note
Donald Parham Jr. photo 91. Donald Parham Jr. (at CIN)