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Week 1 PPR Rankings

Chris Herndon IV Note
Chris Herndon IV photo 21. Chris Herndon IV (at BUF)
There have been rumblings about Herndon's role in the offense, saying he'll be a focal point, and to be fair, they make plenty of sense. The Jets have two new perimeter receivers who have no chemistry with Darnold, and one of them (Perriman) is known to be a deep threat. Knowing the Jets are likely starting five new offensive linemen, it's going to be a work in progress. We can't automatically look at Herndon's success in 2018 and think it translates, as that was prior to Adam Gase's arrival in New York. We do have a history of success with the tight ends that Darnold throws to, however. Even Ryan Griffin was able to haul in 34-of-41 targets for 320 yards and five touchdowns last year. The issue is that the Bills are one of the better teams in the league against tight ends. They allowed just 35.9 yards per game to tight ends last year. Seriously. It helps that tight ends were only targeted 84 times (third fewest in the league), but that says something about their defensive scheme. But when we look at the projected pass attempts for Darnold this week, they have to go somewhere, meaning Herndon should be locked into five-plus targets, which means he can be considered as a streamer. Just understand that his ceiling isn't likely all that high, as there was just one tight end who topped 48 yards against the Bills last year.
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Ryan Griffin Note
Ryan Griffin photo 46. Ryan Griffin (at BUF)
Tyler Kroft Note
Tyler Kroft photo 59. Tyler Kroft (at BUF)
Trevon Wesco Note
Trevon Wesco photo 97. Trevon Wesco (at BUF)
Daniel Brown Note
Daniel Brown photo 100. Daniel Brown (at BUF)