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Alvin Kamara or James Conner

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Experts' Pick
 
  Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
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Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 18
Best Rank# 1# 10
Worst Rank# 14# 29
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total167.5111.5
Avg Game12.011.2
Avg Projection209.2163.1
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank2610
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Alvin KamaraJames Conner
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
3 h
#6#17
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
5 h
#8#18
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
5 h
#5#15
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#5#17
   
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
6 h
#6#22
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#6#16
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
6 h
#5#17
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
7 h
#5#19
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
7 h
#6#14
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#6#19
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
8 h
#8#19
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
8 h
#5#16
   
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
9 h
#6#17
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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#6#16
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
9 h
#6#23
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
9 h
#5#21
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
9 h
#6#15
   
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The Football Girl
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#6#21
   
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
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#6#16
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
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#4#16
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
12 h
#6#16
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
15 h
#4#17
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
15 h
#5#14
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
20 h
#6#15
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
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#6#20
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
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#5#18
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
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Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
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#5#28
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
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Legion Report
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Yahoo! Sports
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Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 d
#7#23
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#6#21
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
2 d
#7#17
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
2 d
#6#27
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
2 d
#6#17
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#6#16
   
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2 d
#6#18
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
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2 d
#6#10
   
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RotoBaller
3 d
#6#19
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
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#5#20
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 d
#4#24
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
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#6#21
   
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
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#6#19
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
4 d
#6#20
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
4 d
#5#16
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#6#11
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
4 d
#7#18
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
4 d
#6#20
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
5 d
#4#22
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
5 d
#5#19
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#6#19
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
5 d
#1#19
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
5 d
#6#21
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
5 d
#5#16
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
5 d
#4#18
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
6 d
#1#17
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
6 d
#5#20
   
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FFToday
6 d
#6#20
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
6 d
#5#14
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
6 d
#6#23
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
6 d
#14#24
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
1 w
#4#15
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 w
#5#18
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#6#21
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
1 w
#6#18
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#6#22
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
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#4#20
   
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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#5#20
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
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#6#21
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
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#5#16
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
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Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
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#3#15
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
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#5#25
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
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numberFire
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Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
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#4#21
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#8#21
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#5#22
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 w
#5#19
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 w
#4#19
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 w
#6#16
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
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#5#22
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 w
#5#20
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#5#16
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
2 w
#4#15
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
2 w
#6#19
   
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FullTime Fantasy
3 w
#6#24
   
M. Starks PowellM. Star...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#6#21
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#6#15
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
3 w
#7#22
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
3 w
#6#15
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 w
#6#21
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#5#17
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
4 w
#6#24
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
4 w
#4#25
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
4 w
#5#14
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4 w
#5#33
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#6#20
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#6#20
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
4for4.com
07/03
#5#19
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#4#17
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
07/01
#5#19
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#4#16
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
07/04
#5#25
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#6#20
   
06/23
#6#16
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#5#22
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#6#27
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#6#23
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
1 w
#6#24
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#8#23
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#6#22
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#6#23
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#3#15
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#9#30
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
06/10
#5#13
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#7#28
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#6#23
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB at NYG
Week 2 at LV vs. DEN
Week 3 vs. GB vs. HOU
Week 4 at DET at TEN
Week 5 vs. LAC vs. PHI
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. CLE
Week 7 vs. CAR at BAL
Week 8 at CHIBYE WEEK
Week 9 at TB at DAL
Week 10 vs. SF vs. CIN
Week 11 vs. ATL at JAC
Week 12 at DEN vs. BAL
Week 13 at ATL vs. WAS
Week 14 at PHI at BUF
Week 15 vs. KC at CIN
Week 16 vs. MIN vs. IND
Week 17 at CAR at CLE
Player Projections Comparison
  Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts195.4204.1
Rush Yards902.3869.4
Rush TDs7.76.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions79.640.3
Rec Yards582.1325.6
Rec TDs2.91.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points209.2163.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2019 Points 
Week 116.96.5
Week 26.010.5
Week 328.13.7
Week 48.918.5
Week 510.911.5
Week 66.623.9
Week 7
Week 821.0
Week 9
Week 107.4
Week 1112.21.6
Week 1210.2
Week 138.4
Week 142.3
Week 158.911.1
Week 1623.03.2
Week 1717.7
Player Targets Comparison
  Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2019 Targets 
Week 184
Week 234
Week 3104
Week 438
Week 570
Week 687
Week 7
Week 84
Week 9
Week 1010
Week 11102
Week 129
Week 138
Week 146
Week 1555
Week 1670
Week 173
Notes for Player Combination
  Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Expert 
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Alvin Kamara apparently tore up his knee week 5 of 2019 which likely had a lot to do with "down" year. In this "down" year, he still ended as RB12. Now that he is healthy, he has as high of a ceiling as anyone. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
There's just one running back who's had a higher "boom" percentage (25-plus PPR points) than Kamara over the course of their careers, and that's Christian McCaffrey. Kamara has now topped 25 PPR points in 14 of his 45 career games, which is quite ridiculous. His 2019 season was easily his worst to date, though he still finished as the RB12 despite missing two games. The Saints offense continues to groove, and though Drew Brees is still playing great football, his arm strength is declining, which could lead to more targets than every for Kamara, who's averaged 6.7 targets per game over the first three years in a Saints uniform. Provided he doesn't get hurt, Kamara is a near-lock to finish as a top-six running back.If Conner were able to stay on the field, he'd be considered as a top-10 running back in fantasy. Unfortunately, he hasn't done that, and it's led them to draft Jaylen Samuels, Benny Snell, and now Anthony McFarland. While none of them are better than Conner, it's likely we see them take some of the workload away from him in 2020.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Top 4 RB in each of 1st 2 NFL seasons before health and loss of QB Brees for 5 games helped sink him to RB No. 9 in '19 - give him a mulligan7th among RBs in FAN PPG over past 2 seasons (better than Cook, Henry, Mixon, to name a few), but in a prove-it season health wise - figure he's playing for his future in PIT
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
Kamara seems like one of the safest players in fantasy as long as he's on the field. Three consecutive years recording 81 receptions is incredible and Drew Brees is going to continue to target him constantly. My only fears are injury-related. If Kamara plays 16 games in 2020 he will easily finish as a top-5 back.Many people consider 2019 to be a bad season for Conner but before getting hurt, he was averaging over 14 points per game. Now, Ben Roethlisberger is slated to return and the Steelers offense of old could be coming back together. Getting a piece of that in the 3rd-4th round is terrific value.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 If Conner stays healthy this year, he's almost certainly going to be a draft-day bargain. Through Week 7, before his season was derailed by injury, he was on pace for more than 1400 total yards and 14 touchdowns. Mike Tomlin has come out and essentially stated that Conner is going to be a workhorse back, and he may get even more work in the receiving game if Ben Roethlisberger doesn't push it downfield as much as he used to after elbow surgery. In other words, it's just health with Conner. If he has it, he should be no worse than an extremely strong RB2 in half- or full-PPR leagues.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 People are quick to write Conner off, but injuries are the only difference from this season to last where he was being drafted as a first-round pick. In fact, Big-Ben is back, so Conner should have more running lanes than he did last season when he excelled. From weeks 1-8 last season, Conner saw almost 18 touches per game, was sixth among RBs in fantasy points per snap, and forced the second-most missed tackles on receptions. He's also played at least 10 games every year of his career and is an RB1 whenever he's on the field. He's easily worth the third round pick.
Justin Dodds
Locked In Football
Despite going from 18 TDs to 6 TDs, Kamara still finished as the RB9 in FP/g in half PPR and the RB8 in FP/g in PPR while playing through injuries. If you give him the same amount of TDs he got in his rookie year (13), he would've gotten 42 (7x6) more fantasy points which would've put his half PPR total at 250 fpts, good for RB7 in half PPR and RB5 in PPR. Kamara with those totals would've averaged 17.9 fpts (250/14) and 21.4 fpts (300/14). Those totals would've been good for RB5 (0.5PPR) and RB2 (PPR). I expect Kamara to have closer to 13 TDs rather than 6 TDs, so use your first round pick on him confidently. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Kamara was pretty disappointing in 2019, considering he was a Top-3 fantasy pick. He finished the year with 1,330 yards from scrimmage, but just 6 touchdowns. I think he is likely to rebound in 2020 and he should have RB1 value.Conner went from 1,470 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns in 2018 to 715 yards from scrimmage and 7 touchdowns in 2019. The big issue for me is durability, Conner has RB1 talent, but missed 3 games in 2018 and 6 games last year. He has a lot of upside due to his ability, but a lot of downside due to his durability.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Alvin Kamara had an absolute shocker in 2019. Despite no change in his rushing and receiving opportunities, Kamara dropped five points a game. There are myriad reasons for this massive change but most of them suggest a rebound is on the cards. Kamara battled knee and ankle injuries throughout last season and these really lowered his usually incredible efficiency and effectiveness. His TD numbers dropped by nearly a TD a game as well, which played a significant part in his drop in points. These should mostly regress, but it is worth noting his red zone looks halved last year and that will have an impact if things. Ultimately he's a great rebound candidate but he does come with some very real risk that places him clearly behind the elite three of CMC, Saquon and Zeke, battling with Cook in their own tier.What an awful season 2019 proved to be for those who draft James Conner in the first round of drafts. Big Ben was injured, the offence fell apart, Conner's body fell apart and other backs like Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels and even Kerrith Whyte (who oddly didn't look too bad) swarmed in. With Ben back, Conner ripped like a flying squirrel and another RB in 4th rounder Anthony McFarland in the mix, 2020 has turned into a real crap shoot. With a 4th round price tag though, Conner might just be worth the risk as an upside gamble returning to a good offence where he should be the lead back.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Alvin Kamara saw his total touchdowns drop from 18 in 2018 to 5 in 2019. This was, in large part, due to nagging injuries that he dealt with all season long. Assuming that Kamara's fully healthy again, he's an amazing bounce-back candidate and could even go off the board in the first three picks of your draft.Conner's a dicey pick, but that seems to be built into his ADP right now. If everything goes his way this season, Conner will drastically outperform where he's being drafted right now. However, we just simply don't know at this point whether or not he's going to remain healthy for all 16 games. In fact, I might bet against that happening.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
He's really been the same, consistent player since entering the league. 725-900 yards on the ground. 81 receptions EVERY.SINGLE.YEAR. The ups and downs have been based on health, TDs, and how productive he can be through the passing game. 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Alvin Kamara scored 106 less PPR points in 2019 than 2018. 84 of them were due to him only finding the endzone 6 times instead of 18 in 2018. -1,592 yards in from scrimmage in 2018 and 1,330 in 2019 -Caught the same amount of passes at 81 -Only had 2 TDs heading into Week 16