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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Rankings

George Pickens Note
George Pickens photo 30. George Pickens (vs . SF)
A big-play specialist, Pickens has a remarkable flare for making acrobatic catches. What Pickens stakeholders need more of is target volume. Pickens had a 15.3% target share last year. He didn't see more than eight targets in any game all season, and he didn't see more than six targets in any game from Week 6 on. Pickens is the sort of receiver who could make his weekly fantasy quota with one big TD catch, but the lower target volume makes for an unstable floor. He's a boom-or-bust WR3 this week.
24 weeks ago
Diontae Johnson Note
Diontae Johnson photo 32. Diontae Johnson (vs . SF)
Somehow, Johnson failed to score a touchdown last year despite drawing 147 targets and catching 87 passes. No other receiver in NFL history has drawn more than 109 targets in a season without scoring a touchdown. Whether Johnson will reverse his TD misfortune against the 49ers this week is unclear, but Johnson has averaged 9.6 targets, 5.9 catches and 61.8 receiving yards a game over the last three years, making him a must-start in most formats. Johnson is a low-end WR2 this week against a 49ers defense that yielded the sixth-most receiving yards to WRs last year.
25 weeks ago
Allen Robinson II Note
Allen Robinson II photo 88. Allen Robinson II (vs . SF)
Calvin Austin III Note
Calvin Austin III photo 116. Calvin Austin III (vs . SF)
Miles Boykin Note
Miles Boykin photo 163. Miles Boykin (vs . SF)
Marquez Callaway Note
Marquez Callaway photo 164. Marquez Callaway (vs . SF)
Dez Fitzpatrick Note
Dez Fitzpatrick photo 224. Dez Fitzpatrick (vs . SF)