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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 8 Rankings
Stefon Diggs Note
Stefon Diggs photo 10. Stefon Diggs (vs . NE)
Cole Beasley Note
Cole Beasley photo 34. Cole Beasley (vs . NE)
The Beasley tracker continues. We've made this a thing. He's now totaled at least 9.0 PPR points in 19-of-22 games since the start of the 2019 season. He's seen at least six targets in 6-of-7 games this year, including 12 targets in Week 7, which was the third-highest total of his career. The Patriots have struggled a bit with slot receivers, as we've watched Tyler Lockett post 7/67/1, Tyreek Hill 4/64/1, and Hunter Renfrow 6/84/1 against them. In two matchups against them last year, when they were a much better defense, Beasley posted 7/75/0 in the first game, and then 7/108/0 in the second game. Knowing there have been nine receivers who've already posted 11.5 PPR points against the Patriots, it makes you feel even better about his floor. The Patriots slot cornerback Jonathan Jones has been targeted once every 4.2 snaps, which ranks as the third-highest mark in the league. Beasley should be considered a high-floor, high-end WR4.
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Gabriel Davis Note
Gabriel Davis photo 65. Gabriel Davis (vs . NE)
John Brown Note
John Brown photo 81. John Brown (vs . NE)
It seemed like a wise move to hold Brown out against the Jets, as it seems like he's been trying to play through injuries, and it's clearly affected his productivity, as he hasn't topped 42 yards since back in Week 2. He didn't practice at all last week, so there's no guarantee he makes it back for this week. The Patriots have allowed just the 11th fewest fantasy points to wide receivers, but it's not because they've been great. They've faced the second-fewest targets in the league (101) through their six games. So, from an efficiency standpoint, they're actually one of the worst secondaries in the league. We've already watched nine wide receivers total 11.5 or more PPR points against them, a mark that just 13 receivers hit against them through 16 games last year. The one Brown would see the most of is J.C. Jackson, who has actually been their best cornerback, allowing just 7.63 yards per target and a 64.5 QB Rating in his coverage. Given the limited volume against the Patriots, it might just be best to ensure Brown is healthy before sticking him in lineups, especially with Allen struggling a bit over the last three weeks.
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Isaiah McKenzie Note
Isaiah McKenzie photo 86. Isaiah McKenzie (vs . NE)
Andre Roberts Note
Andre Roberts photo 130. Andre Roberts (vs . NE)
Duke Williams Note
Duke Williams photo 157. Duke Williams (vs . NE)