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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 6 PPR Rankings
Odell Beckham Jr. Note
Odell Beckham Jr. photo 22. Odell Beckham Jr. (at PIT)
After a slow start where some fantasy managers left him for dead, Beckham is suddenly a top-12 wide receiver in fantasy. Now, to be fair, it hasn't all been peachy for his managers, as he's tallied 11.4 fantasy points or less in three of the five games. With the low-volume nature of the offense, that'll continue to be a thing, but it's nice to see him tally 17 targets over the last two weeks. Wide receivers have seen a very-high 62.2 percent target share against the Steelers this year, which ranks as the third-highest mark in the league, and it makes sense when you see they've struggled to this point. As mentioned in the Hunt notes, the Steelers have allowed 26.5 more PPR points per game to wide receivers than they have to running backs, which is the third-biggest gap in the league. Beckham lines up on both sides of the formation, but mostly at LWR, which means he'll see the most of Steven Nelson in coverage. While Nelson was fantastic last year, he's struggled out of the gate in 2020, allowing 13-of-22 passing for 213 yards and two touchdowns in his coverage. He has also intercepted two passes, so it hasn't been all bad, either. But again, opponents have targeted wide receivers 62 percent of the time, which bodes well for Beckham, who's the clear No. 1 target in this offense right now. Knowing they're coming off a game where they allowed Travis Fulgham 10/152/1, this might not be the tough matchup it was for wide receivers last year when Beckham posted just 7/89/0... in two games combined against them despite seeing 16 targets. Beckham is far from a sure thing in the run-first offense but keep him in lineups as a WR2 while he rides a hot streak.
4 days ago
Jarvis Landry Note
Jarvis Landry photo 33. Jarvis Landry (at PIT)
Landry put together a good performance in a tough matchup last week, but it could have been even better. He had a couple of terrible drops in that game that would have inflated his overall numbers. Regardless, Landry should be viewed as a safe WR3 this week against the Steelers.
6 days ago
Rashard Higgins Note
Rashard Higgins photo 94. Rashard Higgins (at PIT)
Donovan Peoples-Jones Note
Donovan Peoples-Jones photo 131. Donovan Peoples-Jones (at PIT)
Taywan Taylor Note
Taywan Taylor photo 152. Taywan Taylor (at PIT)