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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Half PPR Rankings

T.Y. Hilton Note
T.Y. Hilton photo 23. T.Y. Hilton (at JAC)
After missing the start of training camp with a hamstring, Hilton came back and reportedly became Philip Rivers' favorite target. The Jaguars used to be a team to fear for wide receivers, as Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye were potentially the best duo in the league. Those days are gone. The starting cornerbacks for the Jaguars this year will be first-round rookie C.J. Henderson and Tre Herndon. We know that Henderson has never seen NFL game action, not even preseason. Herndon is someone who played well in a pinch last year, allowing 643 yards and four touchdowns on 76 targets in coverage, though he never saw opposing No. 1 receivers. They're likely going to play sides here, so Frank Reich and Rivers can pick/choose their matchup for Hilton. He's the one sturdy presence in the passing game and should see six-plus targets here, though you have to wonder how much the Colts need to drop back and pass while heavy favorites. If Hilton is healthy, which it appears he is, you want to start him as a WR3. It's best to be cautious in DFS, as it's his first game action with a new quarterback.
36 weeks ago
Parris Campbell Note
Parris Campbell photo 55. Parris Campbell (at JAC)
It's unclear whether or not Campbell will be on the field for 2WR sets, as T.Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal/Michael Pittman appear to be the perimeter options. With Chester Rogers gone, Campbell will play a role that netted 224 routes in 11 games last year. By comparison, Hilton ran 276 routes in 10 games, so Campbell can have a big role in the offense despite being the No. 3 receiver. Rivers has loved his targets over the middle of the field throughout his career and Campbell might be the most explosive one yet. The Jaguars have D.J. Hayden covering the slot, which might be their most stable cornerback for the time being. He allowed just 195 scoreless yards on 38 targets in coverage last year. Sure, it's a small sample size with the Jaguars, but he has held opposing quarterbacks below a 87.0 QB Rating when targeted in each of the last four seasons. You didn't draft Campbell as a starter, so sit back and watch how he's used in this game before trusting him.
36 weeks ago
Michael Pittman Jr. Note
Michael Pittman Jr. photo 64. Michael Pittman Jr. (at JAC)
Zach Pascal Note
Zach Pascal photo 86. Zach Pascal (at JAC)
Dezmon Patmon Note
Dezmon Patmon photo 132. Dezmon Patmon (at JAC)
Gary Jennings Jr. Note
Gary Jennings Jr. photo 168. Gary Jennings Jr. (at JAC)
Ashton Dulin Note
Ashton Dulin photo 187. Ashton Dulin (at JAC)