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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 PPR Rankings

Sterling Shepard Note
Sterling Shepard photo 43. Sterling Shepard (vs . PIT)
When Shepard's on the field he's produced for fantasy football. However, with Darius Slayton, Golden Tate, Evan Engram, and Saquon Barkley all healthy and active, it's hard to see how Shepard sees enough target volume to finish as a top-30 option at the WR position. Shepard's a low-end RB4 start this week that you're hoping comes down with a touchdown.
31 weeks ago
Darius Slayton Note
Darius Slayton photo 47. Darius Slayton (vs . PIT)
When all of the New York Giants WRs are healthy, it's going to be very difficult to determine which ones to start. Slayton should draw coverage from Joe Haden this game, which doesn't bode well for his fantasy outlook. Slayton's a boom/bust WR4.
31 weeks ago
John Ross Note
John Ross photo 71. John Ross (vs . PIT)
I've been telling everyone to snag Ross with one of their final picks in fantasy drafts. Why? Well, you'll find out what you have this week. If he's on the field playing almost every snap, he's going to have value in this offense that was extremely pass-heavy last year, even in neutral gamescripts. The downside is that he'll play a defense that allowed just six passing plays of 40-plus yards last year, which ranked fifth-fewest in the NFL. We know Ross can turn a bust week into a WR2 week with just one play, but against this secondary, it's probably unlikely. It helps that Derwin James will not be available, which could lead to some miscommunication on the back end of the defense, and it's not like Casey Hayward or Chris Harris Jr. can keep up with Ross one-on-one down the field (they're both 4.5-speed type players). With Joe Burrow under center, casual fans might realize that Ross is actually a good football player. It's a tough matchup, so I wouldn't bet on him producing here, but in a tournament, as a one-percenter, it could pay off.
30 weeks ago
Dante Pettis Note
Dante Pettis photo 111. Dante Pettis (vs . PIT)
Rysen John Note
Rysen John photo 142. Rysen John (vs . PIT)
Corey Coleman Note
Corey Coleman photo 157. Corey Coleman (vs . PIT)
C.J. Board Note
C.J. Board photo 161. C.J. Board (vs . PIT)