TE Jesse James - Detroit Lions

6-7, 261Born: 6-4-1994College: Penn StateDrafted: Round 5, pick 2015

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Week 7: vs Minnesota Vikings

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FBG says: Bad matchup. Matthew Stafford and the Lions passing attack started the game hot this past week throwing for 229 yards in the first half but sputtered in the second half which ultimately allowed the Packers to come back and win the game as Stafford threw for just 36 yards in the second half. All in all, this is a passing attack that on the year has looked much better than the unit that we saw in 2018, as the team is stretching the defense and taking more shots down the field with Kenny Golladay than they did last year which was more of an underneath passing strategy as Stafford averaged just 6.8 yards per attempt last year compared to this years 8.0. The biggest improvement has been the offensive line as over the last two seasons, Stafford was sacked an average of 2.7 times per game compared to this year where has just been sacked 2.0 times per game. Simply put, the only way to have success against this Vikings secondary is through garbage time. Allowing 241 yards passing per game which is the eighth-best in the NFL, the Vikings are a team that allowed Matt Ryan and Carson Wentz to both throw for over 300 yards in games in which the Vikings won by 16 and 18 points. While Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes are having down seasons, Anthony Harris and Harrison Smith at the safety position are both playing at an All-Pro level. Expect Harris to play over-the-top on Kenny Golladay for most of this game which should limit his upside and deep play ability that we have seen this season. The other place that the Vikings excel at is the pass-rush. Both Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter are elite pass-rushers coming off the edge which will be a handful for Taylor Decker and Rick Wagner this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at PHI 35 1.0 13 0 0 1.3
4 vs KC 37 0.0 0 0 0 0
6 at GB 33 1.0 8 0 0 0.8
7 vs MIN 0 1.0 7 0 0 0.7
7 vs MIN PROJ-Dodds * 1.1 * * * *
7 vs MIN PROJ-Tremblay * 1.1 * * * *
7 vs MIN PROJ-Bloom * 1.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Jesse James's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

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8vs New York Giants
9@ Oakland Raiders
10@ Chicago Bears
11vs Dallas Cowboys
12@ Washington Redskins
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14@ Minnesota Vikings
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