Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 8 Rankings
Terry McLaurin photo 26. Terry McLaurin (at MIN)
It was a very disappointing game for McLaurin last week, but if you watched the game, you know why he didn't perform. The field was a giant slip-and-slide with mud, and that's going to affect a route-runner like him. Now heading out to Minnesota, we at least know he'll be playing in a dome this week. The Vikings have allowed 14 different wide receivers to finish as top-50 options against them through seven weeks. While top-50 isn't necessarily startable, it highlights the fantasy floor they've allowed to opposing receivers. That's an average of two per game. Nine of those wide receivers have finished as top-32 options, which is absolutely inside the startable range. While many will point to Kenny Golladay as a point against McLaurin this week, but I'd point to his two targets as the reason, not the matchup, as Marvin Jones seemed to do just fine. Knowing McLaurin has seen a league-leading 50 percent of his team's air yards (which is ridiculous, as no other wide receiver is over 42 percent), you can lock him in for volume in this game. In non-mudslide games, McLaurin has seen at least seven targets in every game. Keep him in lineups as a WR2 this week.
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Trey Quinn photo 77. Trey Quinn (at MIN)
Paul Richardson photo 79. Paul Richardson (at MIN)
Steven Sims photo 118. Steven Sims (at MIN)
Kelvin Harmon photo 131. Kelvin Harmon (at MIN)