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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Half PPR Rankings

Calvin Ridley Note
Calvin Ridley photo 14. Calvin Ridley (at NO)
The last time Ridley played an NFL game was Oct. 24, 2021. He stepped away from football in the fall of 2021 citing mental health issues, and he was suspended for the 2022 season for gambling. Ridley reportedly had a terrific training camp, and it will be fascinating to see how he and talented young QB Trevor Lawrence work together. It might take time for them to build chemistry, but you're not waiting to put Ridley into your starting lineup. regard him as a high-end WR2 for Week 1.
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DeAndre Hopkins Note
DeAndre Hopkins photo 24. DeAndre Hopkins (at NO)
The 31-year-old Hopkins joins a Titans squad that desperately needed pass-catching help. Although he's on the wrong side of the age curve, Hopkins is still a high-volume receiver. He played only nine games last year because of a six-game PED suspension at the beginning of the season and a knee sprain that cost him two games at the end, but Hopkins was the WR9 in fantasy points per game and had a hefty 29.4% target share and 43.5% air-yard share. Hopkins draws a tricky Week 1 matchup against CB Marshon Lattimore and the Saints. Treat Hopkins as a lower-end WR2 in his debut with Tennessee.
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Treylon Burks Note
Treylon Burks photo 41. Treylon Burks (at NO)
Before the Titans signed DeAndre Hopkins, Burks was ticketed to be Tennessee's No. 1 receiver. It might be best, however, that Burks is playing with a classic No. 1 like Hop and not being shoehorned into a role that may not suit him. Hopkins' presence allows Burks to do what he does best - operate near the line of scrimmage and run routes designed to get the ball into his hands in easy pitch-and-catch situations, setting him up to raise hell after the catch the way he did at the University of Arkansas. Still, Burks isn't a great percentage play in fantasy this week against a Saints defense that ranked fifth in DVOA against the pass a year ago. He's also been dealing with a knee issue, though he's expected to play. Regard Burks as a low-end WR4.
31 weeks ago
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine Note
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine photo 95. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (at NO)
Kearis Jackson Note
Kearis Jackson photo 163. Kearis Jackson (at NO)
Mason Kinsey Note
Mason Kinsey photo 233. Mason Kinsey (at NO)
Tre'Shaun Harrison Note
Tre'Shaun Harrison photo 238. Tre'Shaun Harrison (at NO)