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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 2 Half PPR Rankings
Robert Woods Note
Robert Woods photo 10. Robert Woods (at PHI)
It seemed like Woods was going to see 20 targets with the way the game started last week. He wound up with a respectable eight targets and a carry that netted 119 total yards. His role in this offense was never in doubt and that showed in Week 1. The Eagles did have Darius Slay playing on both sides of the formation last week, so it's possible we see him glued to Woods. That would be an issue, as it was for Terry McLaurin last week when he finished with 5/61/0 on seven targets. That's not a horrible game and the Rams do move Woods around the formation quite a bit, so he'll likely shake Slay a few times. Even in the slot, Nickell Robey-Coleman is not an easy cornerback to beat in coverage. You can't look at last year's numbers for wide receivers against the Eagles, as this cornerback unit is new and improved. Washington was not a big test for them, so we don't know if they'll be playing on all cylinders just yet, as there's a communication aspect to coverage. Woods has now seen 88 targets in his last eight games, so you're starting him regardless, but this matchup should have you temper expectations to mid-to-low-end WR2 territory.
2 days ago
Cooper Kupp Note
Cooper Kupp photo 14. Cooper Kupp (at PHI)
There was a lot of chatter about Kupp and how much he'd be taken off the field if/when the Rams run 12 personnel. They did run 12 personnel on 20 snaps, which is a lot, but Kupp was on the field for 61-of-72 snaps over the course of the game. He's a full-time player, so don't pay too much attention to the four-catch, 40-yard performance. The issue this week is that he'll match up with Nickell Robey-Coleman more often than not. The Eagles snagged him in free agency from the Rams oddly enough, so Robey-Coleman likely has a lot of practice time against Kupp. Over the last four years, Robey-Coleman has allowed 153-of-246 passing (62.2 percent) for 1,492 yards and eight touchdowns. That's just 6.07 yards per target and a touchdown every 30.1 targets. Now, to be fair, he is in a new defensive scheme, which can change things, but he's been consistently good in coverage. Kupp remains on the high-end WR3 radar who might be a good buy-low target after this game.
2 days ago
Van Jefferson Note
Van Jefferson photo 80. Van Jefferson (at PHI)
We didn't know how the snaps would work out between these two, and as it turns out, they split them. Reynolds got the start, but Jefferson edged him in targets (3 to 1). This is a duo we'll continue to monitor, as they'll have fantasy relevance in good matchups, though it's hard to say this is one of them. The cornerback trio of Darius Slay, Nickell Robey-Coleman, and Avonte Maddox is a solid one, though it's possible that Slay shadows Woods and Robey-Coleman tracks Kupp, which would leave them matched up against Maddox. He would be the weakest link of the bunch, but will the Rams have a chance to get the ball downfield against the Eagles? I'd say Jefferson is the hail mary play, though neither are recommended starts until one separates themselves.
2 days ago
Josh Reynolds Note
Josh Reynolds photo 88. Josh Reynolds (at PHI)
We didn't know how the snaps would work out between these two, and as it turns out, they split them. Reynolds got the start, but Jefferson edged him in targets (3 to 1). This is a duo we'll continue to monitor, as they'll have fantasy relevance in good matchups, though it's hard to say this is one of them. The cornerback trio of Darius Slay, Nickell Robey-Coleman, and Avonte Maddox is a solid one, though it's possible that Slay shadows Woods and Robey-Coleman tracks Kupp, which would leave them matched up against Maddox. He would be the weakest link of the bunch, but will the Rams have a chance to get the ball downfield against the Eagles? I'd say Jefferson is the hail mary play, though neither are recommended starts until one separates themselves.
2 days ago
Nsimba Webster Note
Nsimba Webster photo 172. Nsimba Webster (at PHI)
Trishton Jackson Note
Trishton Jackson photo 185. Trishton Jackson (at PHI)