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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 12 Half PPR Rankings
Michael Pittman Jr. Note
Michael Pittman Jr. photo 36. Michael Pittman Jr. (vs . TEN)
Did you know that despite Rivers completing 24 passes last week, it was Jonathan Taylor who led the team with four receptions, while no one else had more than three? Pittman had 15 targets in the previous two games but left that game with just three targets. Fortunately for those who took a chance on him, he turned them into three receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown, but we need more volume. Is it shocking to know Pittman saw a career-high eight targets against the Titans the last time they played? Not really. Their opponents have chosen to target wide receivers on 63.7 percent of their pass attempts, which is the second-highest number in the league. That's led to 17.2 receptions per game for wide receivers against them, which is second to only the Seahawks. Volume has been more important than people realize, though, as the Titans have allowed just 7.55 yards per target to receivers, which is tied for the third-lowest mark in football. As Dan Harris and I discussed on the FantasyPros Football Podcast, Pittman is the sexy WR3 option everyone wants to play, though you have to bake in both the best and worse case scenarios for him, and that makes him a solid WR4 who presents top-24 upside in a plus matchup, but if he gets three targets again, you're likely going to be upset.
4 days ago
T.Y. Hilton Note
T.Y. Hilton photo 55. T.Y. Hilton (vs . TEN)
He's averaged just 1.23 PPR points per target this season, which ranks 111th among 117 wide receivers who've seen 20-plus targets. Whew. The Titans have allowed just 11.0 yards per reception to wide receivers this year, which is the lowest mark in the league, so you need to accumulate receptions to succeed. Hilton has still racked up five-plus targets in 7-of-9 games this year, which is why it's tough to completely erase him from consideration, but when you see him as the No. 84 wide receiver on the year, behind guys like Jalen Guyton and Gabriel Davis, you're reminded that there's almost no upside here. There have been 19 wide receivers who've finished as top-48 options against the Titans, too, but still, by playing him you're likely sacrificing upside with another player. He's just a low-ceiling WR5.
4 days ago
Zach Pascal Note
Zach Pascal photo 80. Zach Pascal (vs . TEN)
Marcus Johnson Note
Marcus Johnson photo 104. Marcus Johnson (vs . TEN)
DeMichael Harris Note
DeMichael Harris photo 129. DeMichael Harris (vs . TEN)
Ashton Dulin Note
Ashton Dulin photo 168. Ashton Dulin (vs . TEN)