Fantasy Football Player Notes
Week 3 Half PPR Rankings
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Through two weeks, Jonnu Smith has a 14.9% team target share, which is encouraging to see for fantasy managers. And while Jonnu is reeling in 90% of those targets, it's not leading to much reliable fantasy production. Without Jones opening up the offense, Smith is going to have to live and die by his YAC ability off of a very low ADOT and that's a risky game to play for fantasy managers. We know that Smith has the talent to be a dynamic receiving threat after the catch, but he shouldn't have to rely solely on that to provide fantasy value. With very little receiving touchdown upside, Smith needs to be downgraded in our Rest-of-Season Rankings and just be viewed as a safe option each and every week. He can be viewed as a mid-range TE2 this week.
(vs . NO)
Hunter Henry has just seen a lowly 10.4% target share through his first two games in a Patriots uniform and it's hard to contribute consistently to fantasy football lineups with that small of an opportunity. With Jonnu being the clear TE1 in this offense, there's very little leftover for Henry from a fantasy perspective. He's filling a valuable role for the offense in New England, but we can't view him as a reliable fantasy option until we see Jones begin throwing more touchdowns. Henry shouldn't be in your startign lineups this weekend.