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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Half PPR Rankings

Chris Olave Note
Chris Olave photo 11. Chris Olave (vs . TEN)
A QB upgrade from Andy Dalton to Derek Carr should suit Olave nicely, since Carr should be able to better leverage Olave's wheels. Last season, Carr averaged 9.1 intended air yards per pass attempt last season, fourth-highest in the league. Dalton averaged 7.9 intended air yards per pass attempt last season. Olave was dynamite as a rookie, finishing with 1,042 receiving yards in 15 games and averaging 8.8 yards per target. Fire up Olave this week against a pass-funnel Titans defense that gave up the most fantasy points to opposing WRs in 2022.
32 weeks ago
Michael Thomas Note
Michael Thomas photo 39. Michael Thomas (vs . TEN)
Plagued by foot problems that limited him to 10 games over the last three seasons, Thomas is seemingly healthy now. The NFL's receptions leader in 2018 and 2019 probably isn't going to catch 100 passes this year even if he stays completely healthy - teammate Chris Olave is too good - but Thomas can be a useful fantasy asset as a complementary possession receiver. With Thomas in a home matchup against a bad Tennessee pass defense, Thomas is flex-worthy this week as a low-end WR3.
32 weeks ago
Rashid Shaheed Note
Rashid Shaheed photo 69. Rashid Shaheed (vs . TEN)
This former undrafted free agent from Weber State was wildly efficient in his first NFL season, averaging 14.4 yards per target and 2.59 yards per route run. Unfortunately, Shaheed isn't likely to see a lot of targets as long as Chris Olave and Michael Thomas are both healthy. Leave Shaheed on your bench.
32 weeks ago
Keith Kirkwood Note
Keith Kirkwood photo 146. Keith Kirkwood (vs . TEN)
Lynn Bowden Jr. Note
Lynn Bowden Jr. photo 208. Lynn Bowden Jr. (vs . TEN)