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Henry Ruggs III or Mecole Hardman

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mecole HardmanM. Hardman
WR - KC
Mecole Hardman
Henry Ruggs IIIH. Ruggs
WR - LV
Henry Ruggs III
Expert
Recommendation

65%
Recommended by
82 of 127 experts
35%
Recommended by
45 of 127 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 65% 35%
Top WR Experts60%40%
Top Player Experts85%15%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 53
Best Rank# 34# 27
Worst Rank# 82# 96
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total93.50.0
Avg Game5.8
Avg Projection90.4100.6
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank927
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Mecole HardmanHenry Ruggs III
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 h
#48#50
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#47#49
   
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
8 h
#48#52
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
9 h
#49#55
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
9 h
#47#59
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
9 h
#59#52
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
10 h
#34#44
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
13 h
#57#56
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
14 h
#58#56
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
16 h
#56#62
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
16 h
#48#56
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
16 h
#41#40
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
17 h
#49#41
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
17 h
#60#52
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
18 h
#46#49
   
Dave LoughranD. Loug...
Awesemo
19 h
#49#50
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
20 h
#37#36
   
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
21 h
#38#60
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
21 h
#63#27
   
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
21 h
#44#54
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
21 h
#49#62
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
24 h
#65#53
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#60#51
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
1 d
#41#88
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#60#53
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#52#45
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
1 d
#60#53
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
2 d
#71#42
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
2 d
#70#66
   
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#50#56
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#35#54
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#54#34
   
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
2 d
#46#56
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#66#57
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#51#36
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#39#48
   
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 d
#49#56
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#41#59
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
2 d
#65#79
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 d
#61#51
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
#54#42
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#46#43
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
3 d
#42#57
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#46#68
   
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
3 d
#49#56
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
3 d
#52#42
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
#55#36
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 d
#52#73
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
3 d
#53#59
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
3 d
#35#42
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
3 d
#41#51
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 d
#42#60
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
4 d
#58
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#61#46
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
4 d
#52#48
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#51#59
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#50#96
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
4 d
#52#53
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
4 d
#39#51
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
5 d
#51#54
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
5 d
#46#45
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#51#37
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
5 d
#44#48
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
5 d
#53#42
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
5 d
#47#53
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
5 d
#55#59
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
6 d
#46#57
   
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
6 d
#48#52
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
6 d
#54#62
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
7 d
#82#61
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 w
#49#53
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#49#53
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#41#50
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#42#61
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#51#48
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 w
#53
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 w
#50#74
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
1 w
#51#56
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 w
#69#32
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#61#33
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
2 w
#50#54
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#52
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
2 w
#34#61
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 w
#45#55
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 w
#46#54
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 w
#49#51
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 w
#52#45
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#49#48
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 w
#52#55
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#52#54
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#50#64
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 w
#44#52
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 w
#41#43
   
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#25#81
   
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#55#73
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#52#64
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
3 w
#40#45
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
3 w
#63#49
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
3 w
#58
   
M. Starks PowellM. Star...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#50#54
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#50#48
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
3 w
#47#52
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 w
#39#56
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 w
#51#54
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#57#45
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
4 w
#52#53
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
07/14
#41#54
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
07/14
#37#48
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
07/14
#73#49
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#52#61
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#52#53
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#63#54
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#41#48
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#53#112
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#63#37
   
06/23
#56#73
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#66#79
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#60#51
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#50#59
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
1 w
#48#59
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#52#44
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#53#58
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#51#56
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#70#39
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#51
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#53#48
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#57
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Mecole HardmanM. Hardman
WR - KC
Mecole Hardman
Henry Ruggs IIIH. Ruggs
WR - LV
Henry Ruggs III
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU at CAR
Week 2 at LAC vs. NO
Week 3 at BAL at NE
Week 4 vs. NE vs. BUF
Week 5 vs. LV at KC
Week 6 at BUFBYE WEEK
Week 7 at DEN vs. TB
Week 8 vs. NYJ at CLE
Week 9 vs. CAR at LAC
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. DEN
Week 11 at LV vs. KC
Week 12 at TB at ATL
Week 13 vs. DEN at NYJ
Week 14 at MIA vs. IND
Week 15 at NO vs. LAC
Week 16 vs. ATL vs. MIA
Week 17 vs. LAC at DEN
Player Projections Comparison
  Mecole HardmanM. Hardman
WR - KC
Mecole Hardman
Henry Ruggs IIIH. Ruggs
WR - LV
Henry Ruggs III
Receiving
   
Receptions38.152.7
Rec Yards585.0721.3
Rec TDs4.84.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts6.63.7
Rush Yards36.624.5
Rush TDs0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points90.4100.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Mecole HardmanM. Hardman
WR - KC
Mecole Hardman
Henry Ruggs IIIH. Ruggs
WR - LV
Henry Ruggs III
2019 Points 
Week 10.0
Week 212.1
Week 316.4
Week 4-1.1
Week 57.3
Week 64.5
Week 78.8
Week 811.5
Week 9-1.3
Week 1012.3
Week 111.3
Week 12
Week 130.9
Week 1410.8
Week 151.0
Week 160.0
Week 179.0
Player Targets Comparison
  Mecole HardmanM. Hardman
WR - KC
Mecole Hardman
Henry Ruggs IIIH. Ruggs
WR - LV
Henry Ruggs III
2019 Targets 
Week 11
Week 26
Week 35
Week 45
Week 56
Week 64
Week 73
Week 82
Week 90
Week 101
Week 114
Week 12
Week 130
Week 141
Week 152
Week 160
Week 171
Notes for Player Combination
  Mecole HardmanM. Hardman
WR - KC
Mecole Hardman
Henry Ruggs IIIH. Ruggs
WR - LV
Henry Ruggs III
Expert 
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
Just like all Chiefs WRs not named Tyreek Hill, Hardman is going to be a boom or bust player here in 2020. He has blazing speed which helps but there just aren't enough targets to go around to make him a reliable weekly starter. That being said, if oft-injured Sammy Watkins goes down, Hardman would be a very enticing player to keep an eye on.Maybe the most electrifying player from this year's draft class, regardless of position, Henry Ruggs finds himself in Oakland which doesn't seem like the best possible fit for his skill set. Ruggs has elite speed which should be utilized deep down the field but Derek Carr has never been known as someone who throws many deep balls. Even still, Ruggs is supremely talented and will have some huge games but expect there to be more down weeks than up.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Did you know that among wide receivers who've seen at least 30 targets, Mecole Hardman's 13.1 yards per target ranks as the third-highest mark among wide receivers over the last 10 years? His 2.77 PPR points per target ranked as the fourth-best mark in that time. He's good, we know that, but will he get the targets necessary to start him confidently? He's one of those players who can certainly take the leap into the top-30 receivers if he gets the opportunity, which is rare to find in the late rounds.He was the first wide receiver off the board and now goes to a team where there's plenty of opportunity available. Ruggs isn't a wide receiver who should demand anywhere close to 120-plus targets, but knowing the equity used to acquire him, he should have no issue approaching the 100 target mark, which puts him on the WR3/4 radar, as he has game-breaking upside.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Every year, fantasy experts latch onto young kids with great opportunities. Mecole Hardman was that guy last year and this year, he appears to be that guy again. The Chiefs offence will be explosive in 2020, but will Hardman have a role? The running backs should have a greater receiving role with CEH and Damien Williams back while Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill are the clear studs. Sammy Watkins is still the clear second receiver in KC, regardless of what some will have you believe, and that means you shouldn't break the bank for Hardman. His 11th round price is too rich for me, but he is a fine gamble if you're all set by then.This new Raiders offence has a lot of weapons. Josh Jacobs will do most of the hard work on the ground and that's the key to this offence but through the air there are targets aplenty. Darren Waller, Tyrell Williams, Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards, Hunter Renfrow, Lynn Bowden, Jalen Richard and Devontae Booker will all have a chance to be involved so that really limits the upside for the rookie deep threat. The news that Ruggs may start in the slot gives him far more upside but as a rookie, he's still likely to be limited in his rookie season.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 You know the Raiders are excited about Ruggs, drafting him as the first receiver off the board. It's going to be tough for any rookie receiver to succeed this year given the lack of preseason games, but Ruggs is in a good situation all things considered. His incredible speed (he scored a touchdown on a quarter of his receptions in college) should play well with Derek Carr, so there should be plenty of short routes where Ruggs can simply let his wheels do the work after the catch. In other words, chemistry with Carr may not be quite as important as it would be with other rookie wide receivers given Ruggs' likely low average depth of target, so he's an ideal bench receiver to stash and see what he can do early in the year.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Hardman's electric with the ball in his hands, but he simply doesn't see enough volume to be relevant for fantasy football. He's going to be battling it out with Watkins for targets this season, but he still may only be fourth on this team. Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, and potentially even Clyde Edwards-Helaire should all see a significant amount of targets in this offense. Hardman can certainly take any play to the house, which makes him an intriguing FLEX play in certain matchups, but otherwise he's probably not going to be consistent enough to have weekly value.Henry Ruggs going first off the board was a bit of a shocker to the Las Vegas Raiders, but he fits this offense perfectly and will step in and assume the Tyrell Williams role. This offense now has a bit more competition for targets than it did last year, but Ruggs is still going to have an impact for fantasy football. He won't be a steady week in and week out contributor, most likely, but he's someone you can plug into your lineup every week to bring tremendous upside. His pre-draft ranking in my system of WR2 has him still up here towards the top of the board.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
The separation he generated before the catch was crazy. And with the ball he easily ran away from 4.4 defenders. Made plays in the return game too. @KevinColePFF Hardman has only played the WR position for three years so far, two at UGA and one in KC, his progression has been dramatic. 
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Played a lot when Tyreek was out. And surprisingly very little with him back. HOWEVER. Demarcus Robinson is a FA and Sammy is thinking about chillin' out, and at the very least will be taking a pay cut. And Mecole's speed is absolutely a game changer if he gets onto the field more.Derek Carr on attempts 20+ yards: 18/48 568 yards, 4TDs Ranks among QBs that started at least 4 games Deep% - 30th, percentage of targets attempted 20 yards or more downfield DATT - 25th ADJ% - 17th  the % of aimed passes thrown on target (completions + drops / aimed) Passer Rating - 17th