Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 2 Half PPR Rankings
Tyler Lockett photo 19. Tyler Lockett (at PIT)
Lockett saw just two targets in Week 1. He should see more this week, but it's tough to feel optimistic after the offense's performance last week.
4 days ago
D.K. Metcalf photo 41. D.K. Metcalf (at PIT)
Just two weeks removed from his knee scope, Metcalf saw a team-high six targets against the Bengals, turning them into four receptions for 89 yards. He looked good, battling with the solid duo of William Jackson and Dre Kirkpatrick, using his body to shield the defenders very well. It seems Wilson trusts him already, which is a great thing for him when in one-on-one battles. The Steelers may be without their top cornerback Joe Haden this week, which would leave them starting Steven Nelson and Artie Burns. This would be a big upgrade for Metcalf, as Haden is easily the most talented cornerback on the roster. Nelson is 5-foot-11 and under 195 pounds, while Burns was benched last year after allowing 290 yards and four touchdowns on 26 targets. We don't want to overreact to one solid week from Metcalf but knowing there should be more pass attempts does help rise his projection a bit. Consider him a risk/reward WR4 who would benefit most if Haden had to miss the game. He saw a massive 59.1 percent of the Seahawks air yards in Week 1, the second highest mark in the NFL.
3 days ago
Jaron Brown photo 96. Jaron Brown (at PIT)
John Ursua photo 128. John Ursua (at PIT)
Malik Turner photo 151. Malik Turner (at PIT)
Gary Jennings photo 167. Gary Jennings (at PIT)