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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 3 PPR Rankings
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 6. Adam Thielen (vs . TEN)
He was one of my biggest whiffs last week, as I figured he'd crush the Colts secondary, but Kirk Cousins had one of the worst games of his career. Thielen has seen a 31.4 percent target share through two weeks, so there's little reason to worry about him in that aspect. Sadly, they're only having him run 15 percent of his routes from the slot, which is where he's been most effective throughout his career. Thielen might get a rookie in coverage more often than not in Week 2, as the Titans are missing their top cornerback Adoree Jackson, and might be down his backup with Johnathan Joseph, who suffered a leg injury in Week 2. That would leave Kristian Fulton at LCB, which is where Thielen lines up most of the time. Fulton has only seen four targets in his young NFL career, which have led to three catches for 48 yards, though the one incomplete pass was an interception just last week. I did like Fulton during the draft process but going against Thielen is going to be tough for any rookie. Knowing his target share, combined with the fact that the Vikings should run a lot more plays this week, you should trust Thielen as a high-end WR2 in his matchup with the rookie.
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Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 69. Justin Jefferson (vs . TEN)
It's going to be tough for Jefferson to produce when the Vikings have thrown the ball just 51 times over the first two weeks, but he's caught 5-of-6 targets for 70 yards while running nearly all his routes from the slot, which should be good for production. The Titans have seventh-round rookie Chris Jackson covering the slot and he's been picked on a bit through two games, allowing eight catches for 81 yards and a touchdown on just 12 targets in his coverage. Let me be clear: He hasn't been very good. To further that point, PFF has graded him as the third worst cornerback in coverage through two weeks. If you're looking for a hail mary play this week, Jefferson might offer a surprise.
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Olabisi Johnson Note
Olabisi Johnson photo 82. Olabisi Johnson (vs . TEN)
Chad Beebe Note
Chad Beebe photo 136. Chad Beebe (vs . TEN)
Tajae Sharpe Note
Tajae Sharpe photo 151. Tajae Sharpe (vs . TEN)
K.J. Osborn Note
K.J. Osborn photo 159. K.J. Osborn (vs . TEN)
Dan Chisena Note
Dan Chisena photo 167. Dan Chisena (vs . TEN)