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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 2 Half PPR Rankings
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 5. Adam Thielen (at IND)
Despite the Vikings passing the ball just 25 times in Week 1, we saw Thielen get eight of them, which amounted to the No. 3 wide receiver performance. Now, Thielen gets to go against the Colts secondary that just allowed Davante Adams to go absolutely ballistic, finishing with 14 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Thielen ran the majority of his routes from the perimeter, which means he'll see a combination of Xavier Rhodes and Rock Ya-Sin in coverage. Rhodes is a former teammate and while he may be itching to get back at his former team, he's just not very good anymore. Since the start of last season, he's seen 82 targets. Think about that number, okay. He's allowed 69 receptions on those targets for 855 yards and six touchdowns. That amounts to a passer rating near 135.0, which is easily the worst mark in football. Thielen is a can't-miss WR1 in this matchup and one you should be playing in cash lineups.
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Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 71. Justin Jefferson (at IND)
These two shared a lot of snaps last week, though it was Jefferson who won the battle for passing plays he was on the field for. He ran 26 routes while Johnson ran 20, so it's not a major gap, but we know Johnson lacks startability in fantasy, right? Jefferson was behind the curve after starting the year on the COVID list, so we should see him continually ramped up in his usage. Until that time, avoid these two receivers. Jefferson is the one I would stash in deeper leagues, as he might become viable if the Vikings defense keeps allowing them to fall behind.
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Olabisi Johnson Note
Olabisi Johnson photo 77. Olabisi Johnson (at IND)
These two shared a lot of snaps last week, though it was Jefferson who won the battle for passing plays he was on the field for. He ran 26 routes while Johnson ran 20, so it's not a major gap, but we know Johnson lacks startability in fantasy, right? Jefferson was behind the curve after starting the year on the COVID list, so we should see him continually ramped up in his usage. Until that time, avoid these two receivers. Jefferson is the one I would stash in deeper leagues, as he might become viable if the Vikings defense keeps allowing them to fall behind.
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Tajae Sharpe Note
Tajae Sharpe photo 130. Tajae Sharpe (at IND)
K.J. Osborn Note
K.J. Osborn photo 157. K.J. Osborn (at IND)
Chad Beebe Note
Chad Beebe photo 167. Chad Beebe (at IND)
Juaquin Iglesias Note
Juaquin Iglesias photo 191. Juaquin Iglesias (at IND)
Dan Chisena Note
Dan Chisena photo 198. Dan Chisena (at IND)
Alexander Hollins Note
Alexander Hollins photo 319. Alexander Hollins (at IND)