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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 2 Half PPR Rankings
Tyreek Hill Note
Tyreek Hill photo 4. Tyreek Hill (at LAC)
Prior to scoring his touchdown, Hill owners were in full-on panic mode last Thursday. His touchdown saved what would've been a miserable day, but you already knew there would be days like that when you drafted him. The bad part of last week is that it was one of the best matchups he could've asked for. This week isn't a walk in the park. He's going to see a mixture of all three Chargers cornerbacks, including Chris Harris Jr., Casey Hayward, and Desmond King. Without Harris on the team last year, Hill totaled 0/0/0 (left with injury in the first quarter) and 4/61/0. That was with Derwin James on the field, which helps the defense all around. But all in all, teams avoided targeting their cornerbacks heavily, as they faced a league-low 15.1 targets per game to wide receivers. They allowed a league-leading 71.5 percent completion rate, but also a miniscule 11.92 yards per reception. We could see Hill rack up some receptions here, but the big play may be hard to come by. He's still in your lineup as an every-week WR1 due to the ceiling he has any time he takes the field. Not a cash play this week, but he's fine in tournaments.
2 days ago
Sammy Watkins Note
Sammy Watkins photo 45. Sammy Watkins (at LAC)
Do we have another DeSean Jackson on our hands where he just lights things up in Week 1 and then lets fantasy owners down for most of the year? Watkins racked up seven catches for 82 yards and a touchdown against the Texans last week, and if you recall, he had nine catches for 198 yards and three touchdowns in Week 1 last year. He didn't top 64 yards the remainder of the regular season, so we can't automatically assume he's a fantasy starter, though the talent is certainly there. The matchup this week makes it easier to keep him on benches, too. The Chargers are not a team to target with wide receivers, as they allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers last year. On the year, they allowed just 128.9 yards per game to them, and that was before they acquired Chris Harris Jr. The Bengals trio totaled just 118 yards last week. Let's make Watkins prove it before trusting him in tough matchups. He's a very risky WR4/5 this week.
3 days ago
Mecole Hardman Note
Mecole Hardman photo 62. Mecole Hardman (at LAC)
Demarcus Robinson Note
Demarcus Robinson photo 78. Demarcus Robinson (at LAC)
Byron Pringle Note
Byron Pringle photo 148. Byron Pringle (at LAC)
Marcus Kemp Note
Marcus Kemp photo 202. Marcus Kemp (at LAC)