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Darwin Thompson or Jaylen Samuels

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  Darwin ThompsonD. Thompson
RB - KC
Darwin Thompson
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 81# 84-
Best Rank# 52# 52-
Worst Rank# 109# 109-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total23.158.4-
Avg Game1.94.2-
Avg Projection24.738.0-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank2910-
    
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08/11
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08/24
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Darwin ThompsonD. Thompson
RB - KC
Darwin Thompson
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU at NYG
Week 2 at LAC vs. DEN
Week 3 at BAL vs. HOU
Week 4 vs. NE at TEN
Week 5 vs. LV vs. PHI
Week 6 at BUF vs. CLE
Week 7 at DEN at BAL
Week 8 vs. NYJBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. CAR at DAL
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. CIN
Week 11 at LV at JAC
Week 12 at TB vs. BAL
Week 13 vs. DEN vs. WAS
Week 14 at MIA at BUF
Week 15 at NO at CIN
Week 16 vs. ATL vs. IND
Week 17 vs. LAC at CLE
Player Projections Comparison
  Darwin ThompsonD. Thompson
RB - KC
Darwin Thompson
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts31.434.0
Rush Yards140.4128.9
Rush TDs0.80.8
   
Receiving
   
Receptions8.522.4
Rec Yards54.9166.5
Rec TDs0.20.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points24.738.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Darwin ThompsonD. Thompson
RB - KC
Darwin Thompson
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
2019 Points 
Week 10.30.6
Week 20.13.1
Week 30.80.0
Week 40.015.5
Week 50.5
Week 60.0
Week 7
Week 8-0.1
Week 96.3
Week 100.74.0
Week 1110.5
Week 123.2
Week 1310.45.4
Week 144.33.4
Week 153.90.4
Week 161.43.9
Week 171.31.6
Total23.158.4
Average1.94.2
Player Targets Comparison
  Darwin ThompsonD. Thompson
RB - KC
Darwin Thompson
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
2019 Targets 
Week 112
Week 201
Week 300
Week 408
Week 54
Week 60
Week 7
Week 81
Week 913
Week 1017
Week 116
Week 123
Week 1302
Week 1452
Week 1511
Week 1606
Week 1712
Notes for Player Combination
  Darwin ThompsonD. Thompson
RB - KC
Darwin Thompson
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Thompson was incredibly hyped up last year, but he was never given the opportunity. Now that Clyde Edwards-Helaire is in town, it's unlikely that we ever see Thompson involved in this offense.At this point, it would shock me to see Samuels stick around on the Steelers final 53-man roster. James Conner, Benny Snell, and Anthony McFarland all appear to be above him on the depth chart.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Thompson has talent and plays in an outstanding system for running backs, but there's almost no chance he'll have fantasy value this year. Clyde Edwards-Helaire will lead the way in the Kansas City backfield, and DeAndre Washington and Darrel Williams will also compete for touches. Thompson would have potential if he ever saw enough of an opportunity, but there's little chance of that happening in 2020.Samuels has received just 122 carries in his first two seasons, and although he can factor in as a receiver at times, he doesn't have a path to regular playing time. Even if James Conner deals with injuries again, Benny Snell Jr. and Anthony McFarland Jr. stand in Samuels' way. He's relevant only in extremely deep PPR leagues and barely so even there.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Remember when Thompson had an incredible preseason and everyone wanted to draft him as the potential starter in this backfield? One year and 46 touches later, no one is drafting the second-year running back. He'd need multiple injuries to find his way into fantasy relevance, as both Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Damien Williams are well ahead of him on the depth chart. 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Last season's totally unwarranted hype surrounding 6th round rookie Darwin Thompson had predictable results. The little running back is at best a deep pass catching option with the drafting of elite prospect Clyde Edwards-Helaire.Jaylen Samuels is very much on the roster bubble. That's not a popular take as I know some believe he'll be the passing downs back but I just don't buy it. He didn't offer close to enough last year to suggest he's anything more than a special teams guy who'll get the occasional few snaps.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
 Samuels was one of the hottest waiver wire adds of the 2019 season and while he never reached his RB1 aspirations, he was able to stay relevant in PPR formats. Unfortunately for him, James Conner is slated to return which will all but eliminate all of Samuel's touches on the ground. He'll have a couple of games with high receiving numbers but still remains nothing more than a handcuff to Conner.