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Fantasy Football Week 1 DFS guide: Daily notes, injury updates, more for Cowboys-Buccaneers plus all 16 games

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Merry Christmas! Comfortable Thanksgiving! No matter your favourite vacation is, in the present day is that day! Soccer is again. It occurs yearly however I by no means get uninterested in writing these phrases. You may count on this column each Thursday afternoon and mainly it is simply the notes I take every week when making rankings, rundowns for podcasts, and setting my very own private lineups. So we thought why not make it into a chunk of content material? It is smart to me. I will be doing it regardless. Every week you may count on snap counts, crimson zone utilization, goal shares, and common matchup notes. I am going to often embrace one or two of my favourite DFS performs up on the high right here as nicely. Sufficient chit chat, let’s get into it.

There’s a ton of extensive receiver worth on DraftKings this week however three of the obvious are Tee Higgins at $4,700, Michael Pittman at $4,100, and Marquez Callaway at $3,400. Of the three, Callaway is by far projected for the very best possession. Callaway flashed this preseason, going for 8-165-2 on 9 targets. With Michael Thomas on the PUP, Jameis Winston wants a WR1 and it seems like Callaway goes to be that man.

There appears to be a fairly apparent pricing discrepancy on FanDuel in the way in which of James Robinson who is just $5,900. Clearly pricing was launched a lot sooner than Travis Etienne’s damage however let’s benefit from that. Robinson is simply the twenty first highest-priced working again on FanDuel the place as he is the thirteenth highest on DraftKings. He must be fairly chalky because of this however for good purpose in a matchup with the Houston Texans. 

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G Zack Martin is out with COVID

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S Jordan Whitehead has been dominated out

Dak Prescott didn’t play within the preseason due to a shoulder damage… Prescott threw 47-plus occasions and for at the very least 450 yards in three of 4 full video games final season… TB gave up the fifteenth fewest fantasy factors to QBs final season

QB

Tom Brady reportedly performed by way of a torn MCL final season and nonetheless threw 40 touchdowns, averaging the ninth most Fantasy factors amongst QBs… DAL gave up the 14th mos Fantasy factors to QBs final season (confronted some fairly terrible QBs after their Week 10 bye)

Ezekiel Elliott averaged 22.74 DK factors with Prescott final season, 12.1 factors with out Prescott… Elliott’s 72.4% snap share ranked fourth amongst working backs… 52-plus receptions in three straight seasons… TB allowed the fewest carries and speeding yards however essentially the most receptions to RBs final season (returned all of their starters)

RB

Snap share final season (postseason included): Leonard Fournette 49%, Ronald Jones 46%, LeSean McCoy 15%… RZ alternatives: Jones 40, Fournette 38… Fournette and Jones are anticipated to separate early-down work with Giovani Bernard in on third downs because the pass-catching again… DAL allowed the tenth most Fantasy factors to RBs, second-most speeding yards, third-fewest receptions

Goal share in Weeks 1-4 with Prescott wholesome: Amari Cooper 26%, Elliott 15%, CeeDee Lamb 15%, Dalton Schultz 14%, Michael Gallup 12%… RZ targets with Prescott: Cooper 5, Schultz 5, Lamb 4, Elliott 2… Lamb ran 93% of his routes from the slot final season however solely 33% from the slot this preseason… TB gave up the eleventh most Fantasy factors and fifth most receptions to WRs final season

WR

Goal share from Week 9 on final season with Antonio Brown (postseason included): Mike Evans 20%, Chris Godwin 20%, Antonio Brown 18%, Leonard Fournette 11%, Rob Gronkowski 11%… RZ targets from Week 9 on: Evans 15, Gronkowski 12, Fournette 8, Brown 7, Godwin 5… DAL alloewd the fourth most Fantasy factors to WRs final season and essentially the most touchdowns to the place (27).

Blake Jarwin ran 13 routes this preseason, Schultz ran 4… TB gave up the tenth most Fantasy factors, seventh most receptions to TEs final season

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Gronkowski scored seven touchdowns over his last 11 common season video games after which two extra in the Super Bowl… DAL allowed the tenth fewest Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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OLB Brandon Copeland QUES

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FS Rodney McLeod, G Brandon Brooks, C Landon Dickerson QUES

Jalen Hurts averaged 23.75 FPPG over the ultimate 4 weeks final season and he was pulled early in Week 17… He had at the very least 69 speeding yards or a speeding landing in every of these video games… ATL allowed the second most Fantasy factors to QBs final season, six speeding touchdowns to QBs (tied for fifth most) and the protection nonetheless tasks to be fairly dangerous

QB

Matt Ryan has thrown the ball over 600 occasions in every of the previous three seasons. Will that proceed beneath Arthur Smith? Due to their protection, they won’t have a selection… PHI allowed the sixteenth most Fantasy factors to QBs however did little to enhance their secondary this offseason

Snaps from Weeks 14-16 with Hurts at quarterback and Miles Sanders wholesome: Sanders 81%, Boston Scott 17%… RZ alternatives from Weeks 14-16: Sanders 11, Hurts 3, Jordan Howard 1… ATL allowed the sixth fewest Fantasy factors to RBs but additionally the second fewest speeding makes an attempt

RB

The working again place was a multitude final season as evidenced by their snap share: Todd Gurley 49%, Brian Hill 29%, Ito Smith 23%… The crew will now be counting on Mike Davis and Wayne Gallman… Davis did play over 70% of the snaps in eight video games for the Panthers however maybe that is why he pale within the second half… PHI allowed the tenth fewest Fantasy factors to RBs final season and their entrance seven stays respectable

Goal share from Weeks 14-16 with Hurts: Jalen Reagor 19%, Zach Ertz 17%, Dallas Goedert 17%, Greg Ward 13%, Sanders 13%… RZ targets throughout that span: Reagor 3, Ward 2, Ertz 1… Heisman trophy winner DeVonta Smith ran 18 routes this preseason and all of them got here on the surface… Appears to be like like Quez Watkins will begin within the slot… ATL allowed essentially the most Fantasy factors and yards to WRs final season

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Goal share final season: Calvin Ridley 25%, Julio Jones 20%, Russell Gage 18%, Hayden Hurst 14%… RZ targets: Ridley 22 (fourth in NFL), Hurst 16, Gage 16… Ridley additionally led the NFL in air yards in 2020… PHI allowed the ninth most Fantasy factors and, in accordance with Sharp Soccer, Darius Slay ranked a hundred and fifteenth out of 134 CBs in yards per try allowed

Snaps from Weeks 14-16: Ertz 77%, Goedert 77%… Ertz ran a route on 85% of snaps final season, Goedert did so on 82%… ATL allowed the fourth most Fantasy factors and second most receptions to TEs final season

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The Falcons have 195 unaccounted for targets from final season… Enter Kyle Pitts who’s a bodily freak and versatile… 49% of his 2020 targets in-line, 24% within the slot, 27% out extensive… PHI allowed the eleventh most Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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Jamison Crowder examined constructive for COVID however is vaccinated, has an opportunity to play… Jets misplaced their beginning DE Carl Lawson and their beginning LB Jarrad Davis all through preseason

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Beginning RG John Miller will miss Week 1 due to COVID

Zach Wilson will make his NFL debut after being chosen second general on this 12 months’s draft… He went 15-20 this preseason with 191 yards and two touchdowns (9.6 YPA)… CAR allowed the thirteenth most Fantasy factors to QBs final season

QB

Sam Darnold revenge recreation! He is been a catastrophe in his profession (45 TD, 39 INT, 6.6 YPA) however now we get to seek out out if that was due to Adam Gase… NYJ allowed the third most Fantasy factors to QBs final season and their secondary tasks as one in every of the worst within the NFL

As a substitute of taking a look at NYJ RB snaps from final season, let’s check out what SF did with OC Mike LaFleur final season: Raheem Mostert 42%, Jeff Wilson 41%, Jerick McKinnon 34%… There have been 4 video games the place one working again performed over 70% of the snaps however for essentially the most half it was a RBBC… that would be the case right here with Tevin Coleman, Ty Johnson, and Michael Carter… CAR allowed the ninth most Fantasy factors and third most receptions to RBs final season

RB

Christian McCaffrey solely performed in three video games final season however was in on 77% of snaps… He averaged 30.1 DK factors per recreation, by far essentially the most amongst working backs… NYJ allowed the fifteenth most Fantasy factors to RBs final season however groups might throw in opposition to them at will and so they’ve already misplaced a number of key items to their entrance seven

All new WR corps with Corey Davis, second-rounder Elijah Moore, and Keelan Cole becoming a member of Jamison Crowder… Davis noticed 10 targets from Wilson on simply 13 routes this preseason (Moore did not play due to damage)… CAR allowed the twelfth fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season however did quit a variety of huge performs

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Goal share beneath OC Joe Brady in 2020: Robby Anderson 26%, D.J. Moore 24%, Curtis Samuel 19%… RZ targets: Anderson 14, Samuel 12, Mike Davis 11, Moore 8… Moore ranked fifth within the NFL in air yards… Anderson can also be reunited with Darnold as they performed collectively on the Jets… NYJ allowed the 14th most Fantasy factors to WRs final season

I would count on to see Ryan Griffin and Tyler Kroft play a task for the Jets… Kroft did catch two touchdowns from Wilson of their second preseason game in opposition to the Packers… CAR allowed the ninth most Fantasy factors and fourth most receptions to TEs

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No tight finish exceeded 6% goal share final season however Dan Arnold and Ian Thomas mission to see time on the sphere… NYJ allowed essentially the most Fantasy factors, touchdowns and yards (by far) to TEs final season

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RB Rashaad Penny, T Jamarco Jones, G Ethan Pocic QUES

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T.Y. Hilton on Injured Reserve… WR Parris Campbell, G Quenton Nelson, DE Kemoko Turay, CB Xavier Rhodes, T Eric Fisher QUES

From Weeks 1-9 final season, Russell Wilson was the QB2 in FPPG… From Week 10 on, he was QB15 in FPPG… SEA slowed down the tempo and began working the ball extra within the second half of the season… IND allowed the tenth fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season

QB

Carson Wentz had an terrible seson with the Eagles final 12 months, completed with 16 TD:15 INT at simply 6.0 YPA… Wentz had foot surgical procedure in early August however is seemingly good to go for Week 1… SEA allowed the seventh most Fantasy factors to QBs final season

Snaps from Week 12 on with Chris Carson again from damage: Carson 53%, Carlos Hyde 37%… RZ alternatives throughout that span: Carson 9, Hyde 8… Carson has completed as a top-17 working again in FPPG every of the previous three seasons… IND allowed the twelfth fewest Fantasy factors to RBs final season

RB

Snaps from Week 13 on as soon as Jonathan Taylor returned from COVID: Taylor 63%, Nyheim Hines 32%… RZ alternatives throughout that span: Taylor 22, Hines 14… Taylor was RB2 in FPPG from Week 13 on… SEA allowed the sixteenth fewest Fantasy factors to RBs final season

Goal share final season: Tyler Lockett 25%, DK Metcalf 24%, Carson 12%, Greg Olsen 10%… RZ targets: Lockett 16, Metcalf 16, David Moore 13, Olsen 9, Jacob Hollister 9… Air yard share: Metcalf led the crew with 38%, Lockett 29%… IND allowed the fifteenth most Fantasy factors to WRs final season

WR

Goal share final season: T.Y. Hilton 19%, Nyheim Hines 14%, Michael Pittman 14%, Zach Pascal 13%… RZ targets: Pascal 14, Hines 12, Hilton 10, Pittman 9… Who did Wentz goal with the Eagles final season? Travis Fulgham 21%, Zach Ertz 20%, Dallas Goedert 16%… SEA gave up the sixth most Fantasy factors to WRs final season

Olsen led Seahawks tight ends with 10% goal share final season… It seems just like the plan is for Gerald Everett and Will Dissly to separate time in some capability… IND allowed the fourth fewest Fantasy factors to TEs

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Trey Burton led IND TEs final season with an 11% goal share however is now not with the crew… Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox look to separate duties… SEA allowed the thirteenth fewest Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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TE Tyler Conklin, OLB Anthony Barr QUES

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CB Trae Waynes has been dominated out with a hamstring damage

Kirk Cousins is coming off a career-year the place he threw for 35 touchdowns and eight.3 YPA… He was thirteenth in FPPG on the place in 2020… CIN gave up the 14th fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season however misplaced William Jackson in free company and Trae Waynes is not going to play

QB

Joe Burrow was having a strong rookie season earlier than tearing up his knee: 13 TD:5 INT, 6.7 YPA… He was on tempo for 646 cross makes an attempt over 16-games… Burrow threw only one cross within the Bengals’ last preseason recreation… MIN allowed the thirteenth fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season after which added CB Patrick Peterson and S Xavier Woods this offseason

Snap share final season: Dalvin Prepare dinner 71%, Alexander Mattison 27%… Prepare dinner’s 64 RZ carries had been tied for second within the NFL… Prepare dinner completed because the RB2 in FPPG behind solely McCaffrey… CIN allowed the eighth most Fantasy factors and fourth most speeding yards to RBs final season

RB

Snaps share from Weeks 1-6 with Joe Mixon wholesome: Mixon 65%, Giovani Bernard 32%… RZ alternatives in Weeks 1-6: Mixon 21, Bernard 6… Bernard is now not with the crew, which suggests Mixon ought to see added taking part in time and touches… MIN allowed the sixth most Fantasy factors and third most speeding touchdowns to RBs final season however their entrance seven must be higher

2020 goal share: Justin Jefferson 26%, Adam Thielen 24%, Prepare dinner 13%, Irv Smith Jr. 12%… Thielen led MIN with 20 RZ targets (sixth most within the NFL), Jefferson was tied for second on the crew with 12… Tight focus of targets with the Vikings… CIN allowed the sixteenth most Fantasy factors to WRs final season however once more, secondary is a bit beat up

WR

Goal share from Weeks 1-10 with Burrow: Tyler Boyd 21%, A.J. Inexperienced 19%, Tee Higgins 17%, Mixon 11%… RZ targets throughout that span: Boyd 9, Drew Pattern 9, Bernard 8, Inexperienced 7… Inexperienced has been changed by rookie first-round decide Ja’Marr Chase… MIN allowed the fifth most Fantasy factors and second most receiving touchdowns to WRs final season however once more, added items to their secondary

Kyle Rudolph is gone. Irv Smith Jr. is out for the season. That leaves Tyler Conklin and newly-acquired Chris Herndon to select up the slack… It might take a while for Herndon to get acclimated, which might open up alternatives for Conklin… CIN allowed the seventh most Fantasy factors and third most receiving yards to TEs final season

TE

C.J. Uzomah ought to begin and could possibly be an element within the crimson zone… Drew Pattern was tied for the most crimson zone targets on the crew whereas Burrow was wholesome… Uzomah additionally had at the very least 5 targets in every recreation earlier than getting harm… MIN allowed the twelfth fewest Fantasy factors to TEs

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DT Kevin Givens, DT Javon Kinlaw, DB Emmanuel Moseley QUES

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DT Nick Williams, T Taylor Decker, DT Levi Onwuzurike, DE Michael Brockers, CB AJ Parker QUES

We’re all however assured Jimmy Garoppolo would be the starter in Week 1 however Kyle Shanahan talked about a QB “rotation” with Trey Lance… Garoppolo performed in six video games final season: 7 TD:5 INT, 7.8 YPA… DET allowed essentially the most Fantasy factors to QBs final season and their secondary nonetheless tasks to be low-end unit

QB

Jared Goff will get a recent begin with the Lions.. His final two season had been subpar with the Rams: 42 TD:29 INT at 7.3 YPA… He is obtained an excellent offensive line, two pass-catching working backs, a powerful tight finish, however extensive receiver expertise is missing… SF allowed the eighth fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season

Snap share final season: Raheem Mostert 42%, Jeff Wilson 41%, Jerick McKinnon 34%… There had been 4 video games the place one working again performed over 70% of the snaps however for essentially the most half it was a RBBC… They’re going to start the season with Mostert, Trey Sermon and JaMycal Hasty main that group… Per The Athletic: “Sermon is in line to be Shanahan’s early-down “tenderizer,” whereas Mostert stays a deadly velocity risk”… DET allowed essentially the most Fantasy factors and whole TDs (29) to RBs final season

RB

Snap share final season: D’Andre Swift 47%, Adrian Peterson 30%, Kerryon Johnson 28%… RZ alternatives: Peterson 36, Swift 28… Anthony Lynn is now the OC for the Lions, which provides us hope that Swift could be that Austin Ekeler sort again with Jamaal Williams as his 1B… Williams could possibly be in for big position early within the season as Swift battled a groin damage most of August… SF allowed the eighth fewest Fantasy factors to RBs final season and the Lions will doubtless be taking part in from behind

Goal share final season: George Kittle 24%, Brandon Aiyuk 23%, Deebo Samuel 18%… RZ targets: Aiyuk 14, Kendrick Bourne 11 (now with NE), Kyle Juszczyk 9… Onerous to gauge since Kittle and Samuel missed a lot time… Aiyuk led the crew with 30% air yard share… DET allowed the third most Fantasy factors to WRs final season and 2020 first spherical decide Jeff Okudah was an enormous letdown

WR

The Lions WR group is utterly new with Tyrell Wiliams, Kalif Raymond, Quintez Cephus and rookie Amon-Ra St.Brown all anticipated to have a task… Personally, I consider Williams and St. Brown will emerge from the group… 22 of 25 routes got here from the slot for St. Brown in the course of the preseason… We all know Goff liked Cooper Kupp within the slot… SF allowed the fifteenth fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season

When wholesome, Kittle ought to contend for the crew lead in goal share… Completed third in FPPG amongst TEs final season behind Travis Kelce and Darren Waller… DET allowed the sixteenth most Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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The Lions have 360 unaccounted for targets from final season, essentially the most within the NFL… We have seen stretches the place Jared Goff made Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett extraordinarily Fantasy viable… That will probably be T.J. Hockenson if he can keep wholesome… Per The Athletic: “Goff, rapidly, has developed excessive belief in him (Hockenson)”

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TE Darrell Daniels QUES

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WR A.J. Brown, LB David Lengthy, DB Chris Jackson QUES

Over the primary 9 video games final season, Kyler Murray was the QB1 and on tempo for 1,074 speeding yards and 18 speeding touchdowns… In six video games following a shoulder damage, he was simply the QB10… TEN allowed the fifth most Fantasy factors and the second most passing touchdowns (36) to QBs final season… Additionally they misplaced Adoree’ Jackson, Malcolm Butler, and Desmond King this offseason

QB

In 28 video games with the Titans, Ryan Tannehill has 55 TD:13 INT and completed because the QB11 in FPPG final season… Former Titans OC Arthur Smith is now not with the crew however they promoted Todd Downing from inside and bought Julio Jones within the offseason… ARI allowed the fifteenth most Fantasy factors to QBs final season and moved on from Patrick Peterson/Dre Kirkpatrick within the secondary

Snap share from Weeks 10-17 with Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds energetic: Drake 54%, Edmonds 46%… RZ alternatives throughout that span: Drake 35, Edmonds 12… James Conner now replaces the Drake position however I believe we see a extra even cut up, possibly even one which favors Edmonds barely… TEN allowed the seventh most Fantasy factors to RBs thanks to twenty whole touchdowns

RB

Snap share final season: Derrick Henry 67%, Jeremy McNichols 24%… Henry led the NFL with 65 RZ carries… The Large Canine has amassed 827 whole touches during the last two seasons (postseason included). Will it catch as much as him at 27 years previous? … ARI allowed the 14th fewest Fantasy factors to RBs final season and boast a entrance seven that ranks within the top-half of the NFL

Goal share final season: DeAndre Hopkins 29% (second within the NFL), Christian Kirk 16%, Larry Fitzgerald 16%, Edmonds 13%… RZ targets: Hopkins 11, Kirk 8, Edmonds 5… The Cardinals changed Fitzgerald with A.J. Inexperienced and added Rondale Moore in the draft… Moore ran 31 of 32 routes from the slot this preseason… TEN allowed the second most Fantasy factors, second most receptions, and third most receiving touchdowns to WRs final season

WR

Goal share final season: A.J. Brown 26%, Corey Davis 23%, Jonnu Smith 15%, Adam Humphries 15% (solely seven video games performed)… RZ targets: Smith 18, Brown 12, Davis 8, Firkser 7… Should you had any doubt, Julio Jones ranked fifth in yards per route run amongst cross catchers with at the very least 60 targets final season… ARI allowed the 14th fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season

No tight finish on the Cardinals exceeded an 8% goal share final season… Maxx Williams sits atop the depth chart heading into Week 1… TEN allowed the thirteenth most Fantasy factors to TEs final season however there’s nothing to see right here

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Jonnu Smith had a 15% goal share and led the Titans with 18 RZ targets final season… Nonetheless, Smith is now not with the Titans… As a substitute, Geoff Swaim and Anthony Firkser mission because the starters… ARI allowed the sixth fewest Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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CB Tre Herndon has been dominated out for Week 1

Accidents

DE Whitney Mercilus, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, DT Maliek Collins, and CB Lonnie Johnson Jr. QUES

Trevor Lawrence will make his NFL debut after throwing 90 TD:17 INT in three years at Clemson… Lawrence went 31-44 for 323 yards, 2 TD:0 INT, 7.3 YPA within the preseason… HOU allowed the ninth most Fantasy factors and 30 passing touchdowns to QBs final season and simply traded away Bradley Roby

QB

Tyrod Taylor is again! The final time we noticed him with a official beginning position was again in 2017 when he threw 14 TD:4 INT at 6.7 YPA however averaged 28.5 speeding yards per recreation… JAC allowed the fourth most Fantasy factors to QBs final season however did add Shaquill Griffin in free company

Snap share final season: James Robinson 70% (seventh highest within the NFL), Dare Ogunbowale 20%… RZ alternatives: Robinson 37, Chris Thompson 5… Robinson completed because the RB7 in FPPG final season primarily as a result of sheer quantity. Carlos Hyde will get some work for causes I can’t comprehend… HOU allowed the second most Fantasy factors however essentially the most speeding yards and speeding touchdowns to RBs final season

RB

David Johnson performed on 74% of the Texans’ offensive snaps final season however the crew added each Phillip Lindsay and Mark Ingram in free company… Johnson led HOU with 34 RZ alternatives final season… You are taking a look at a three-headed RBBC on one in every of the worst groups in soccer… JAC allowed the third most Fantasy factors and third most speeding yards to RBs final season

Goal share final season: DJ Chark 20%, Laviska Shenault 15%, Keelan Cole 15%, Robinson 12%, Chris conley 11%, Tyler Eifert 11%… RZ targets: Chark 12, Eifert 11, Shenault 11, Cole 10… Shenault ran 25 of 37 routes from the slot in the course of the preseason… Marvin Jones comes over from DET and completed because the WR25 in FPPG final season… HOU allowed the seventh most Fantasy factors to WRs final season

WR

Goal share final season: Brandin Cooks 24%, Will Fuller 21%, Keke Coutee 15%, Randall Cobb 15%… RZ targets: David Johnson 14, Cooks 11, Coutee 11… Cooks completed as the WR17 in FPPG final season however that was with Deshaun Watson as his quarterback… The crew added Chris Conley, Anthony Miller and rookie Nico Collins this offseason… JAC allowed the thirteenth most Fantasy factors to WRs however improved their secondary

Tyler Eifert is not any longer on the crew however the crew is more likely to cut up duties with James O’Shaughnessy and Chris Manhertz… The Jaguars are usually not anticipated to characteristic both one a lot on this offense… HOU allowed the fifteenth fewest Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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Jordan Akins completed with a 12% goal share and eight RZ targets final season… Tyrod Taylor did goal Charles Clay on 20% of his passes again in 2017… JAC allowed the fifth most Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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DE Tyson Alualu, G Kendrick Inexperienced, LB Alex Highsmith QUES

Accidents

WR Emmanuel Sanders, DT Star Lotulelei, CB Taron Johnson QUES

Whereas Ben Roethlisberger threw for 33 TD:10 INT, he did not look proper coming off elbow surgical procedure, averaging simply 6.3 YPA… He says he feels higher than final season and he did look robust throughout preseason (13.7 YPA however solely 10 cross makes an attempt)…BUF allowed the sixteenth fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season however boast probably the greatest secondaries within the recreation

QB

Josh Allen went from a 59% completion charge in 2019 to 69% in 2020, throwing for 37 TD:10 INT and ending because the QB1 general… It additionally helps that he at the very least eight speeding touchdowns in every of his first three seasons… PIT allowed the second fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season and preserve a powerful secondary

With Najee Harris now on the Steelers, let’s ignore final season and give attention to the final time that they had a (largely) wholesome workhorse… Again in 2018, James Conner completed because the RB7 in FPPG, taking part in 79% of the snaps with a 13% goal share… I believe we can count on one thing comparable from Harris who dealt with 294 touches at Alabama final season… BUF allowed the twelfth most Fantasy factors to RBs final season

RB

Snap share final season: Devin Singletary 57%, Zack Moss 45%… Regardless of taking part in three much less video games, Moss led BUF with 31 RZ alternatives to only 28 for Devin Singletary… It does not assist that Josh Allen is successfully their goal-line again, ending with 26 RZ alternatives himself… PIT allowed the third fewest Fantasy factors to RBs final season

Goal share final season: Diontae Johnson 23%, JuJu Smith-Schuster 20%, Chase Claypool 17%, Eric Ebron 15%… RZ targets: Smith-Schuster 18, Ebron 18, Claypool 13, Johnson 11… Air yard share: Claypool 31%, Johnson 25%, Smith-Shuster 15%… BUF allowed the fourth fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season and each Johnson/Claypool ought to see some Tre’Davious White on this recreation

WR

Goal share final season: Stefon Diggs 29% (third within the NFL), Cole Beasley 20%, John Brown 17% (solely 9 video games), Gabriel Davis 11%… RZ targets: Diggs 15, Davis 12, Dawson Knox 9, Cole Beasley 9… Diggs completed because the WR3 in FPPG whereas Beasley completed WR33… Now Emmanuel Sanders joins the combo… PIT allowed the tenth fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season

Final season Eric Ebron noticed a 15% goal share and was tied for the crew lead with 18 RZ targets… The Steelers drafted Pat Freiermuth within the second spherical of this 12 months’s draft and he might steal some seems from Ebron… BUF allowed the sixth most Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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Dawson Knox led BUF TEs with a ten% goal share and was third on the crew with 9 RZ targets… The Payments run a bunch of 3-WR and 4-WR units, which limits manufacturing for any tight finish on the roster… PIT allowed the second fewest Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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RB Austin Ekeler, DB Trey Marshall QUES

Accidents

WR Curtis Samuel QUES

Justin Herbert was superior as a rookie, breaking the rookie passing landing file (31) whereas averaging 7.3 YPA… His offensive line is far improved although they are a little banged up heading into Week 1… WAS allowed the third fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season and their protection tasks as probably the greatest in the NFL

QB

The magic is again! Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starter in Washington… He had 10 TD:7 INT over his first six video games with Miami earlier than ceding to Tua Tagovailoa… LAC allowed the twelfth most Fantasy factors to QBs final season… Loads will rely if Derwin James can lastly keep wholesome

Snap share from Weeks 12-16 with Austin Ekeler again wholesome: Ekeler 64%, Kalen Ballage 32%… RZ alternatives throughout that stretch: Ekeler 15, Ballage 3… Ekeler averaged 8.2 targets per recreation throughout these 5 weeks… WAS allowed the second fewest Fantasy factors and fourth fewest receptions to working backs final season

RB

Snap share in Weeks 1-12 earlier than Antonio Gibson missed time: J.D. McKissic 54%, Gibson 46%… RZ alternatives from Weeks 1-12: Gibson 30, McKissic 17… The massive query heading into Week 1 is whether or not Gibson will probably be used on third downs and as a cross catcher… LAC allowed the fifteenth fewest Fantasy factors to RBs final season

Goal share from Weeks 2-17 with Herbert: Keenan Allen 27%, Austn Ekeler 19%, Hunter Henry 16%, Mike Williams 14%… RZ targets from Week 2 on: Allen 16, Henry 13, Williams 9, Ekeler 9… Williams handled a hip flexor damage all through the preseason however is on monitor to play in Week 1… WAS allowed the second fewest Fantasy factors and receiving touchdowns to WRs final season

WR

Goal share final season: Terry McLaurin 26%, McKissic 19%, Logan Thomas 19% with no person else over 10% however now Curtis Samuel joins the crew… RZ targets: Thomas 18, McLaurin 13, McKissic 12… Fitzpatrick goal share in Weeks 1-6 with MIA final season: DeVante Parker 20%, Mike Gesicki 15%, Myles Gaskin 15%… LAC allowed the seventh fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season

Jared Prepare dinner will begin however Donald Parham is an enormous goal that could possibly be utilized in particular conditions… Hunter Henry did see 16% of the goal share from Herbert final season so there’s an opportunity a good tight finish streamer emerges right here… WAS allowed the eighth fewest Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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Once more, Thomas accounted for a 19% goal share and 18 RZ targets, each top-six amongst TEs in the NFL… LAC allowed the twelfth most Fantasy factors to TEs, together with 10 touchdowns final season

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OT David Bakhtiari on the PUP… OLB Za’Darius Smith, DT Tyler Lancaster, DB Vernon Scott QUES

Accidents

Michael Thomas on the PUP, Wil Lutz CB Brian Pool on injured reserve… CB Ken Crawley QUES

Aaron Rodgers gained his third MVP final season, with 48 TD:5 INT at 8.2 YPA… The offensive line took successful dropping Corey Linsley in free company and Bakhtiari on the PUP… NO allowed the sixth fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season

QB

Jameis Winston gained the Saints’ beginning job following a powerful preseason: 16-22 for 219 yards, 3 TD:1 INT, 10 YPA… GB allowed the fourth fewest Fantasy factors to QBs and boast one of many higher secondaries within the NFL

Snap share from Week 9 on with Aaron Jones again wholesome: Jones 62%, Jamaal Williams 35%… RZ opportunites from Week 9 on: Jones 24, Williams 11… Williams is now in Detroit, which suggests A.J. Dillon steps up because the RB2… Jones completed because the RB5 in FPPG in PPR… NO allowed the fewest Fantasy factors to RBs final season

RB

Snap share final season: Alvin Kamara 65%, Latavius Murray 36%… RZ alternatives: Kamara 61, Murray 28… The most important query will probably be Kamara’s goal share sans Drew Brees… Kamara was up over 19% goal share in every of the previous 4 seasons with Brees at quarterback… GB allowed the fifth most Fantasy factors and third most receiving yards to RBs final season

Davante Adams was ridiculous final season, averaging 25.7 FPPG in PPR, by far essentially the most amongst extensive receivers… Goal share final season: Adams 34% (led the NFL), Allen Lazard 15%, Jones 15%, Marquez Valdes-Scanting 13%, Robert Tonyan 12%… RZ targets: Adams 27 (led the NFL), Tonyan 11, Jones 10… NO allowed the sixteenth fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season and Marshon Lattimore took an enormous step again

WR

Let’s have a look again at TB goal share again in 2019 with Jameis Winston as their quarterback: Mike Evans 24%, Chris Godwin 22%, Breshad Perriman 13%, OJ Howard 10%… Winston appeared to have a reference to Marquez Callaway within the preseason as Callaway went for 8-165-2 receiving on 9 targets… GB allowed the fifth fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season and have one of many recreation’s greatest cornerbacks in Jaire Alexander

Robert Tonyan noticed 12% of the goal share and was second on the crew with 11 RZ targets… He figures for use in that space of the sphere once more… NO allowed the 14th most Fantasy factors to TEs because of 9 touchdowns

TE

Adam Trautman could possibly be restricted in Week 1, which might open up taking part in time for WR-converted-TE Juwan Johnson… GB allowed the third fewest Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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Climate

92 levels with 11 MPH winds

C JC Tretter, LB Jadeveon Clowney, WR Odell Beckham, WR Rashard Higgins, CB Troy Hill, CB GreedyWilliams, DB Ronnie Harrison, S Grant Delpit QUES

Accidents

S Tyrann Mathieu is in COVID protocol… WR Mecole Hardman, NT Derrick Nnadi, DE Frank Clark QUES

Baker Mayfield was effective final season, higher for real-life soccer than for Fantasy… He completed with 26 TD:8 INT and seven.3 YPA… KC allowed the eleventh most Fantasy factors to QBs final season

QB

Patrick Mahomes completed because the QB3 in FPPG, tossing 38 TD:10 INT whereas averaging 8.1 yards per try… CLE allowed the eighth most Fantasy factors to QBs however dealt with a variety of accidents to their secondary final season

Snaps from Week 10 on as soon as Nick Chubb returned: Chubb 52%, Kareem Hunt 48%… RZ alternatives throughout that span: Chubb 28, Hunt 18… Chubb completed RB9 in FPPG final season whereas Hunt completed RB23… KC allowed the eleventh most Fantasy factors to RBs final season

RB

Snap share from Weeks 1-12 earlier than Clyde Edwards-Helaire obtained harm: Edwards-Helaire 60%, Le’Veon Bell 29%, Darrel Williams 26%… RZ alternatives throughout that stretch: Edwards-Helaire 32, Bell 6, Williams 4… CEH was RB18 in FPPG by way of Week 12… CLE allowed the seventh fewest Fantasy factors to RBs final season

Goal share from Weeks 1-6 with Odell Beckham wholesome: Beckham 25%, Jarvis Landry 20%, Austin Hooper 20%, Hunt 11%… RZ targets throughout that span: Beckham 6, Hunt 5, Hooper 2, Landry 2… Air yard share: Beckham 40%, Landry 22%… Beckham was the WR27 in FPPG whereas wholesome… KC allowed the third fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season however misplaced cornerback Bashard Breeland

WR

Goal share final season: Travis Kelce 25%, Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins 14% (10 video games), Edwards-Helaire 11%, Mecole Hardman 10%… RZ targets: Kelce 23, Hill 19, Watkins 8… Hill completed because the WR2 in FPPG… Air yard share: Hill 35%, Kelce 26%… CLE allowed the eighth most Fantasy factors to WRs final season however once more, the secondary handled a ton of accidents

Austin Hooper was third on the Browns with a 19% goal share final season and second on the crew with 9 RZ targets… KC allowed the eighth most Fantasy factors to TEs final season

TE

Travis Kelce led KC with a 25% goal share and 23 RZ targets… He led all tight ends in yards (1,416) and was tied for first in touchdowns (11), ending because the TE1… CLE allowed the third most Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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Climate

81 levels with 10 MPH winds

OT Austin Jackson OUT with COVID… WR Preston Williams and OT Liam Eichenberg QUES

Accidents

CB Stephon Gilmore is on the reserve/PUP record… WR Nelson Agholor, CB Jalen Mills, OT Yodny Cajuste QUES

It was a good rookie season for Tua Tagovailoa who threw for 11 TD:5 INT at 6.3 YPA in 10 video games… He additionally added 10.9 speeding yards per recreation and three speeding touchdowns… NE allowed the seventh fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season however will probably be with out star cornerback Stephon Gilmore

QB

Mac Jones gained the Patriots’ beginning quarterback job this preseason by finishing 36-52 makes an attempt for 389 yards, one landing, and seven.5 YPA… MIA allowed the twelfth fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season and boast a top-five secondary in the NFL

Snaps in Weeks 1-8 with Myles Gaskin wholesome: Gaskin 69%, Matt Breida 23%… RZ alternatives throughout that span: Gaskin 30, Jordan Howard 8… The Dolphins added Malcolm Brown and talked early within the preseason a few full-blown RBBC… As camp progressed, Gaskin appears to have separated himself from the pack… NE allowed the sixteenth most Fantasy factors to RBs final season

RB

Snaps from Weeks 4-14 with Damien Harris wholesome: Harris 39%, James White 39%, Rex Burkhead 37% (seven video games), Sony Michel 21% (three video games)… RZ alternatives throughout that stretch: Cam Newton 27, Harris 22, Burkhead 10… Newton additionally led the crew with 19 carries inside-the-five whereas no Patriots working again had greater than three… MIA allowed the tenth fewest Fantasy factors to RBs final season

Goal share from Week 13-17 as soon as Tua Tagovailoa returned because the starter: Mike Gesicki 19%, Lynn Bowden Jr. 17%, DeVante Parker 17%, Jakeem Grant 14%… RZ targets throughout that span: Parker 8, Gesicki 6, Isaiah Ford 3… The Dolphins added Will Fuller and rookie Jaylen Waddle this offseason… Waddle ran 17 of twenty-two routes within the slot throughout preseason… NE allowed the ninth fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season however will probably be with out Stephon Gilmore

WR

Goal share from final season: Jakobi Meyers 23%, Damiere Byrd 18%, James White 18%, N’Keal Harry 16%… RZ targets: Harry 10, White 6, Burkhead 6, Meyers 5… The Patriots added Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne and two tight ends in Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry… Meyers ran 17 of 25 routes within the slot this preseason… MIA allowed the tenth most Fantasy factors to WRs however that is not indicative of how good their secondary is

Gesicki led MIA with a 19% goal share and was second with six RZ targets from weeks 13-17 with Tagovailoa… Week 1 could possibly be a greater week for him with out Will Fuller who is suspended… NE allowed the fifth fewest Fantasy factors to TEs final season

TE

It is clear the Patriots wish to get extra out of their tight ends as they introduced in Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry who completed TE12 and 13, respectively, in FPPG final season… MIA allowed the seventh fewest Fantasy factors to TEs final season

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Climate

83 and clear, 10 MPH winds

TE Noah Fant, OLB Bradley Chubb QUES

Accidents

RB Saquon Barkley, WR Kenny Golladay, CB Adoree’ Jackson, TE Evan Engram, TE Kyle Rudolph, WR Kadarius Toney, OT Andrew Thomas, CB Josh Jackson, DT Danny Shelton, LB Justin Hilliard QUES

Teddy Bridgewater gained the Broncos’ beginning job following a powerful preseason: 22-30 for 241 yards, 3 TD: 0 INT on 8 YPA… He had a good 12 months with the Panthers, was simply unfortunate with TD%… NYG allowed the fifth fewest Fantasy factors to QBs and have a powerful secondary as soon as once more

QB

Daniel Jones is coming off a really terrible season with 11 TD:10 INT, 6.6 YPA over 14 video games… Jones performed in a single preseason recreation, finishing 17-22 passes for 135 yards, 1 TD:1 INT… DEN allowed the tenth most Fantasy factors to QBs final season however utterly revamped their secondary with Ronald Darby, Kyle Fuller, and rookie Patrick Surtain

Snap share from Week 7 on as soon as Melvin Gordon returned: Gordon 59%, Phillip Lindsay 36%, Royce Freeman 14%… RZ alternatives from Week 7 on: Gordon 23, Lindsay 4… After chopping Freeman, the Broncos will roll with Gordon and rookie Javonte Williams in a probable 60-40 cut up… NYG allowed the 14th most Fantasy factors and fifth most receptions to RBs final season

RB

The final time we noticed Saquon Barkley in prolonged taking part in time was 2019 when he performed 83% of the snaps for NYG and was the RB7 in FPPG in PPR… He is now getting back from a torn ACL he suffered in Week 2 final season and could possibly be restricted early on… DEN allowed the thirteenth most Fantasy factors to RBs largely as a result of 14 speeding TDs from the place

Goal share final season: Jerry Jeudy 21%, Noah Fant 18%, Tim Patrick 16%, Ok.J. Hamler 13%… RZ targets: Fant 12, Patrick 10, Jeudy 8… Now Courtland Sutton returns to the combo after struggling a torn ACL in Week 2 final season… Sutton led DEN with 26% goal share in 2019… NYG allowed the eleventh fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season

WR

Goal share final season: Sterling Shepard 23%, Evan Engram 22%, Darius Slayton 19%, Golden Tate 14%… RZ targets: Engram 13, Shepard 11, Slayton 8… Tate was changed by Kenny Golladay, which suggests 3-WR units must be Golladay-Shepard-Slayton… DEN allowed the thirteenth fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season and possibly have essentially the most well-balanced secondary within the recreation

Noah Fant noticed an 18% goal share and led the crew with 12 RZ targets final season… Bridgewater did not use the tight finish a lot with the Panthers however he did not have one as gifted as Fant… NYG allowed the eleventh fewest Fantasy factors to TEs final season

TE

Evan Engram noticed a 22% goal share and led the crew with 13 RZ targets… He is presently dealing with a calf damage and in addition has to fend off Kyle Rudolph within the crimson zone… DEN allowed the fifteenth most Fantasy factors to TEs final season

DOME

Climate

DOME

NT Eddie Goldman, OLB Khalil Mack, WR Darnell Mooney, LB Robert Quinn QUES

Accidents

DT A’Shawn Robinson QUES

Andy Dalton is again… for now. In 11 video games with the Cowboys final season, Dalton threw 14 TD:8 INT at 6.5 yards per try… He’ll must fend off rookie Justin Fields who accomplished 30-49 makes an attempt for 276 yards and two touchowns, including 92 speeding yards on the bottom this preseason… LAR allowed the fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season and so they nonetheless boast a top-five secondary

QB

Matthew Stafford performed by way of damage final 12 months, throwing 26 TD:10 INT at 7.7 yards per try… He completed simply QB23 in FPPG final season however was the QB3 again in 2019… CHI allowed the eleventh fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season however they misplaced Kyle Fuller in free company and didn’t exchange him adequately

David Montgomery’s utilization was ridiculous as soon as Tarik Cohen obtained harm final season: 80% snaps, 13% goal share, and 55 RZ alternatives (second most within the NFL throughout that span)… Montgomery was the RB6 in FPPG from Week 4 on and sure, he benefited from a bunch of nice matchups… LAR allowed the fifth fewest Fantasy factors to RBs final season

RB

Cam Akers seemed to be a bonafide RB1 after which tore his Achilles this summer season… Snaps from Week 12 on (postseason included): Akers 66%, Malcolm Brown 28%… The crew is now doubtless to make use of a two-headed assault that includes Darrell Henderson and newly acquired Sony Michel… Henderson was the RB25 in FPPG from Weeks 2-7 final season… CHI allowed the ninth fewest Fantasy factors to RBs final season

Goal share final season: Allen Robinson 25%, Darnell Mooney 16%, Anthony Miller 13% (now not with the crew), Jimmy Graham 13%… RZ targets: Graham 21, Robinson 19, Montgomery 12… Robinson has 150-plus targets in back-to-back seasons… LAR allowed the fewest Fantasy factors to WRs and Robinson will sadly see quantity of Jalen Ramsey on this recreation

WR

Goal share final season: Cooper Kupp 24%, Robert Woods 23%, Josh Reynolds 14%, Tyler Higbee 11%, Gerald Everett 11%… RZ targets: Kupp 13, Woods 12, Higbee 6… The Rams misplaced Reynolds however signed DeSean Jackson and drafted Tutu Atwell… CHI allowed the eighth fewest Fantasy factors to WRs however this secondary is just not what it has been the previous few seasons

Whereas Graham did have an enormous position final season, it appeared to dwindle within the second half… Snaps from Week 10 on: Cole Kmet 85%, Graham 47%… Goal share: Kmet 15%, Graham 9%… RZ targets: Graham 8, Kmet 4… LAR allowed the ninth fewest Fantasy factors to TEs final season

TE

We noticed Tyler Higbee’s upside with out Gerald Everett when he posted 100 yards or a landing in every of the ultimate 5 video games in 2019… Higbee was the TE1 general throughout that stretch… CHI allowed the second most Fantasy factors to TEs final season

DOME

Climate

DOME

RB J.Ok. Dobbins, WR Rashod Bateman, WR Miles Boykin are all on Injured Reserve and each RB Gus Edwards and CB Marcus Peters suffered doubtlessly severe knee accidents throughout Thursday’s apply … TE Nick Boyle DOUBTFUL

Accidents

RB Josh Jacobs, DE Clelin Ferrell, CB Damon Arnette, ILB Darron Lee, MLB Denzel Perryman, OG Richie Incognito QUES

Lamar Jackson began gradual final season because the QB15 in FPPG from Weeks 1-5… From Week 6 on, he was the QB3 in FPPG… Throughout these 10 video games, he averaged 76.7 speeding yards per recreation with six whole speeding touchdowns… LV allowed the sixth most Fantasy factors to QBs final season and have the worst secondary in soccer, in accordance to Sharp Soccer

QB

In line with passer ranking and QBR, Derek Carr had a career-year in 2020, tossing 27 TD:9 INT at 7.9 YPA… Like Baker Mayfield, Carr is healthier for real-life soccer than he is for Fantasy… BAL allowed the ninth fewest Fantasy factors to QBs final season and boast one of the crucial full secondaries within the NFL

Snap share final season: J.Ok. Dobbins 47%, Gus Edwards 34%, Mark Ingram 23%… RZ alternatives: Lamar Jackson 32, Dobbins 29, Edwards 27… With Dobbins out for the season and Mark Ingram now in Houston, the Ravens deliberate to  run a committee that includes Edwards and Ty’Son Williams… With Edwards doubtless out, lately signed Le’Veon Bell might make his debut prior to anticipated….LV allowed the fourth most Fantasy factors to RBs final season

RB

Snap share final season: Josh Jacobs 61%, Devontae Booker 22%, Jalen Richard 21%… Jacobs’ 67 RZ alternatives really led the NFL… The Raiders added Kenyan Drake this offseason who dealt with 264 touches with the Cardinals and completed RB26 in FPPG final season… BAL allowed the thirteenth fewest Fantasy factors to RBs

Goal share final season: Marquise Brown 25%, Mark Andrews 25%, Willie Snead 14%… RZ targets: Andrews 17, Brown 11, Snead 8… Brown noticed practically 39% of is crew’s air yards final season, the eighth highest within the NFL… The Ravens additionally added veteran Sammy Watkins this offseason who will provide an improve over Snead… LV allowed the twelfth fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season

WR

Goal share final season: Darren Waller 28%, Nelson Agholor 16%, Hunter Renfrow 15%, Henry Ruggs 10%… RZ targets: Waller 24, Agholor 12, Renfrow 8… Agholor left in free company however there was rising hype surrounding second-year WR Bryan Edwards… BAL allowed the sixth fewest Fantasy factors to WRs final season

Andrews’s 25% goal share ranked third amongst all tight ends final season… His 18 RZ targets had been tied for fourth-most on the place… LV allowed the sixteenth fewest Fantasy factors to TEs final season

TE

Darren Waller led all TEs with a 28% goal share and 24 RZ targets, ending because the TE2 in FPPG behind solely Travis Kelce… BAL allowed the 14th fewest Fantasy factors ot TEs final season



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