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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Rankings

Keenan Allen Note
Keenan Allen photo 20. Keenan Allen (at CIN)
The Chargers have a very shallow wide receiver depth chart. Seriously, after Allen, it's Mike Williams, Jalen Guyton, Joe Reed, K.J. Hill, and Darius Jennings. You probably haven't heard of most of them. Knowing that Williams is likely out for this game, Allen should be peppered with targets. The Bengals didn't have William Jackson shadow last year and I doubt they'll do that this year. They did snag both Mackensie Alexander and Trae Waynes in free agency, so they have a new look to them in the secondary, though Alexander has been away from the team for a lot of off-the-field issues, while Jackson and Waynes have been hit-or-miss in coverage through the years. The Bengals defense under Lou Anarumo allowed 9.48 yards per target to wide receivers last year, which ranked as the third-most, though teams didn't pass all that much against them. Wide receivers averaged just 17.3 targets per game, though that's more than enough when we know the state of pass catchers in the offense. Allen should see eight-plus targets in this game and be considered a high-end WR2. He's worth considering in cash lineups.
33 weeks ago
Mike Williams Note
Mike Williams photo 79. Mike Williams (at CIN)
Joe Reed Note
Joe Reed photo 99. Joe Reed (at CIN)
Jalen Guyton Note
Jalen Guyton photo 114. Jalen Guyton (at CIN)
K.J. Hill Note
K.J. Hill photo 129. K.J. Hill (at CIN)
Jason Moore Note
Jason Moore photo 147. Jason Moore (at CIN)