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Fred Warner or Shaq Thompson

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Fred WarnerF. Warner
LB - SF
Fred Warner
Shaq ThompsonS. Thompson
LB - CAR
Shaq Thompson
Expert
Recommendation

75%
Recommended by
15 of 20 experts
25%
Recommended by
5 of 20 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 91% 9%
Top LB Experts--
Top Player Experts64%36%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 19
Best Rank# 8# 4
Worst Rank# 27# 52
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total221.9182.4
Avg Game13.913.0
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Fred WarnerShaq Thompson
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 h
#12#16
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
13 h
#19#13
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
15 h
#19#23
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
18 h
#15#21
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
23 h
#27#52
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
1 d
#15#18
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#16#23
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 d
#12#20
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
#18#20
   
Ryan SitzmannR. Sitz...
The IDP Guru
3 d
#19#18
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
3 d
#10#11
   
Justin VarnesJ. Varnes
Fantasy Points
5 d
#12#14
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 w
#13#4
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#16#21
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 w
#8#23
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#14#20
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
2 w
#18#26
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
4for4.com
3 w
#14#13
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
06/03
#12#16
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#23#19
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Fred WarnerF. Warner
LB - SF
Fred Warner
Shaq ThompsonS. Thompson
LB - CAR
Shaq Thompson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ARI vs. LV
Week 2 at NYJ at TB
Week 3 at NYG at LAC
Week 4 vs. PHI vs. ARI
Week 5 vs. MIA at ATL
Week 6 vs. LAR vs. CHI
Week 7 at NE at NO
Week 8 at SEA vs. ATL
Week 9 vs. GB at KC
Week 10 at NO vs. TB
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. DET
Week 12 at LAR at MIN
Week 13 vs. BUFBYE WEEK
Week 14 vs. WAS vs. DEN
Week 15 at DAL at GB
Week 16 at ARI at WAS
Week 17 vs. SEA vs. NO
Notes for Player Combination
  Fred WarnerF. Warner
LB - SF
Fred Warner
Shaq ThompsonS. Thompson
LB - CAR
Shaq Thompson
Expert 
Ryan Sitzmann
The IDP Guru
I have Warner listed lower than most other IDP rankers and when you look at his stats/play last year, you may be asking why. Well, my main concern is that he had his best games after Kwon Alexander went out with a season-ending injury and when he was playing alongside career backups. I like Warner a lot as a player, but I have my doubts he can produce top-10 fantasy numbers playing alongside Alexander. Additionally, the 49ers defense is again expected to be one of the best in the league which is likely to mean less snaps for Warner to produce elite levels.After being relegated to a two-down role for the first four years of his career, Thompson finally got an opportunity to play every down for the Panthers. He didn't take full advantage of the increase in snaps but still finished as a top 25-30 linebacker in most scoring formats. With Luke Kuechly retirement, Thompson will have even more opportunity to catapult himself into the top 15-20 linebacker conversation. He'll likely never be a LB1 "stud" linebacker as his skill sets lead to him rushing the passer and dropping into coverage more than most, but he has the run and chase speed to compile something along the lines of a 85/40/3 stat line.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
After a lot of tackles in his rookie season, Fred Warner took a jump into the fantasy top 12 by replicating that effort and adding in a heap of sacks, forced fumbles, passes deflected and even an intercept and a TD. With the 49ers defence so strong it's hard to know exactly what to expect in 2020 but Warner certainly has plenty of upside in a team with a lot of weapons to keep track of.Shaq Thompson has bizarrely played 14 games in all five of his seasons and he's improved every year. In a Panthers defence on the decline, he's going to be spending a lot of time on the field making tackles and that offers him a strong IDP floor. He's strong value given his current ADP.