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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Rankings

Allen Robinson II Note
Allen Robinson II photo 6. Allen Robinson II (at DET)
Coming off a season where he received 154 targets (and at least seven targets in 14-of-16 games), it's hard to see that number dipping much considering the Bears didn't add anyone of note to their receiving corps. He's had success against the Lions over the last two years, tallying at least 86 yards in 3-of-4 games, including three touchdowns in them. The biggest thing to note is the loss of top-tier cornerback Darius Slay. The Lions traded him away and then selected Jeff Okudah at No. 3 overall. While Okudah is likely going to be a star in this league for a long time, I'm highly doubting they ask him to shadow Allen Robinson in his first NFL game. Because of that, I believe he'll see a mix of Okudah and free agent signing Desmond Trufant in coverage. Trufant used to be very good, but has struggled mightily over the last three years, allowing a 62.8 percent catch rate, 8.45 yards per target, and a touchdown every 13.3 targets in his coverage. It's also his first game in a new defensive scheme. Robinson should be in lineups as the sturdy low-end WR1 you drafted him as.
31 weeks ago
Anthony Miller Note
Anthony Miller photo 38. Anthony Miller (at DET)
The last time that Miller faced off against Detroit was on Thanksgiving Day. In that matchup, he saw 13 targets for 9 receptions and 140 yards. If you're looking for a safe WR3/FLEX option this week with upside, Miller's a solid target. He's been receiving rave reviews coming out of camp and should be heavily targeted in this game.
31 weeks ago
Cordarrelle Patterson Note
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 87. Cordarrelle Patterson (at DET)
Javon Wims Note
Javon Wims photo 100. Javon Wims (at DET)
Darnell Mooney Note
Darnell Mooney photo 118. Darnell Mooney (at DET)