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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 PPR Rankings

Chris Godwin Note
Chris Godwin photo 5. Chris Godwin (at NO)
It's been rumored in camp that Godwin looks good, but that he's lacking something. He also missed a few practices throughout training camp, so it's something worth monitoring early in the season. The Saints cornerback unit is extremely good, especially since they added Janoris Jenkins at the end of the season. He'll replace the inconsistent Eli Apple opposite Marshon Lattimore. It's a tougher matchup than last year when Godwin hung 7/125/2 on them in Week 5, then 3/47/1 in Week 11. The Saints may not decide to shadow Mike Evans with Lattimore anymore considering Godwin's success, though Jenkins surely changes things. The combination of Lattimore and Jenkins allowed 87-for-159 passing in their coverage for 1,205 yards and seven touchdowns while intercepting six passes. That amounts to a QB Rating below 80. It is worth noting that Godwin's big game last year came while in New Orleans, but it was also before Jenkins was there. You're going to start Godwin in season-long leagues as a WR2 at worst, but it's not a week to feel very confident in cash games. I do like him better than Evans in tournaments, though.
32 weeks ago
Mike Evans Note
Mike Evans photo 38. Mike Evans (at NO)
Evans is reportedly doubtful for this week's matchup, which means that fantasy managers need to start preparing for Plan B. Even if he does somehow play, it's unlikely that he's going to return top-30 value.
32 weeks ago
Scotty Miller Note
Scotty Miller photo 85. Scotty Miller (at NO)
Mike Evans is reportedly going to suit up in this matchup, which negates any FLEX appeal that Miller had at one point this week. He can remain on your bench.
32 weeks ago
Justin Watson Note
Justin Watson photo 108. Justin Watson (at NO)
While we don't know how many snaps Mike Evans is going to play, his presence in the lineup quashes any appeal that Watson had as a fill-in option. While Watson could play the majority of the snaps if Evans truly is out there just as a decoy, it's too unpredictable of a situation to roll out Watson into your starting lineup.
32 weeks ago
Tyler Johnson Note
Tyler Johnson photo 109. Tyler Johnson (at NO)
Cyril Grayson Jr. Note
Cyril Grayson Jr. photo 183. Cyril Grayson Jr. (at NO)
Jaydon Mickens Note
Jaydon Mickens photo 188. Jaydon Mickens (at NO)