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Justin Jefferson or Mecole Hardman

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mecole HardmanM. Hardman
WR - KC
Mecole Hardman
Justin JeffersonJ. Jefferson
WR - MIN
Justin Jefferson
Expert
Recommendation

64%
Recommended by
82 of 128 experts
36%
Recommended by
46 of 128 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 85% 15%
Top WR Experts70%30%
Top Player Experts65%35%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 55
Best Rank# 34# 32
Worst Rank# 82# 100
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total93.50.0
Avg Game5.8
Avg Projection90.493.7
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank912
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Mecole HardmanJustin Jefferson
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#40#56
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
1 h
#48#57
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
3 h
#59#56
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
3 h
#59#61
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
11 h
#71#67
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
13 h
#43#38
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
14 h
#48#52
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
15 h
#54#51
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
15 h
#51#65
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
15 h
#46#59
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
15 h
#62#51
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
17 h
#65#45
   
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
21 h
#48#58
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
22 h
#41#68
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
1 d
#41#60
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
1 d
#52#61
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
1 d
#34#80
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#51#58
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
#48#61
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#47#65
   
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 d
#48#49
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#49#48
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
2 d
#47#57
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
2 d
#59#57
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
#34#60
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 d
#45
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
2 d
#57#41
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 d
#58#66
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#48#50
   
Dave LoughranD. Loug...
Awesemo
2 d
#49#56
   
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#38#57
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 d
#63#47
   
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#44#56
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#49#40
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 d
#41#48
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#60#43
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
3 d
#52#41
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
3 d
#60#61
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
3 d
#71#61
   
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
3 d
#50#58
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
3 d
#35#71
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
3 d
#54#47
   
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
3 d
#46#52
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
3 d
#66#55
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#51#49
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#39#38
   
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
3 d
#49#61
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
3 d
#65#100
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 d
#61#41
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#54
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
#46#58
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
4 d
#42#53
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#46#57
   
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
4 d
#49#61
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
4 d
#52#61
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#55#64
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
4 d
#52#49
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
4 d
#53#57
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 d
#35#49
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
4 d
#41#57
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
5 d
#42#52
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
5 d
#61#43
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
5 d
#52#43
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#50#97
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
5 d
#52#51
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
6 d
#39#62
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
6 d
#51#38
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
6 d
#46#39
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6 d
#51#61
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
6 d
#44#58
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
6 d
#53#58
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
6 d
#47#57
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
7 d
#55#58
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
1 w
#46#32
   
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
1 w
#48#57
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 w
#54#36
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
1 w
#82#62
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 w
#49#56
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#49#44
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#41#51
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#42#59
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#51#60
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 w
#53
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 w
#50#71
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
2 w
#51#62
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 w
#69#43
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#61#62
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
2 w
#50#51
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#52
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 w
#45#61
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 w
#46#62
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 w
#49#56
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 w
#52#48
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#49#45
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 w
#52#44
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#52#51
   
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#25#45
   
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#55#48
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#52#73
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
3 w
#40#41
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
3 w
#58
   
M. Starks PowellM. Star...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#50#53
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#50#55
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 w
#39#46
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 w
#51#33
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
07/15
#57#52
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
07/15
#52#58
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
07/14
#41#55
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
07/14
#37#65
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
07/14
#73#39
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#52#63
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#52#56
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#63#55
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#41#54
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
4 d
#53#113
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#63#41
   
06/23
#56#61
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#66#61
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#60#44
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#50#57
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
2 w
#48#57
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#52#50
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#53#55
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#51#54
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#70#47
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#51
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#53#40
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#57
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Mecole HardmanM. Hardman
WR - KC
Mecole Hardman
Justin JeffersonJ. Jefferson
WR - MIN
Justin Jefferson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU vs. GB
Week 2 at LAC at IND
Week 3 at BAL vs. TEN
Week 4 vs. NE at HOU
Week 5 vs. LV at SEA
Week 6 at BUF vs. ATL
Week 7 at DENBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. NYJ at GB
Week 9 vs. CAR vs. DET
Week 10BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 11 at LV vs. DAL
Week 12 at TB vs. CAR
Week 13 vs. DEN vs. JAC
Week 14 at MIA at TB
Week 15 at NO vs. CHI
Week 16 vs. ATL at NO
Week 17 vs. LAC at DET
Player Projections Comparison
  Mecole HardmanM. Hardman
WR - KC
Mecole Hardman
Justin JeffersonJ. Jefferson
WR - MIN
Justin Jefferson
Receiving
   
Receptions38.151.5
Rec Yards585.0701.4
Rec TDs4.84.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts6.61.4
Rush Yards36.68.5
Rush TDs0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points90.493.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Mecole HardmanM. Hardman
WR - KC
Mecole Hardman
Justin JeffersonJ. Jefferson
WR - MIN
Justin Jefferson
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
Justin JeffersonJ. Jefferson
WR - MIN
Justin Jefferson
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
Justin JeffersonJ. Jefferson
WR - MIN
Justin Jefferson
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. 
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.Justin Jefferson has regularly been under-estimated compared to the big three of Ruggs, Lamb and Jeudy and that's simply not an accurate representation of his ability. Now falling into a brilliant opportunity in the wide-open Minnesota back-field, Jefferson will get the perfect chance to prove himself and I believe he's the rookie you want in 2020. He's expected to play mostly out of the slot but showed in 2018 that he's very capable of bouncing outside so he should play on most downs. Adam Thielen's stats prove that the slot snaps are most valuable in Minnesota so Jefferson should be the hot ticket in town. Excitingly, he's available well into the double-digit rounds and is the perfect late-round dart throw, especially in PPR.
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.The landing spot in Minnesota is a good thing for Jefferson, as Stefon Diggs is gone and Adam Thielen is going to be 30 years old (with back problems) at the start of the season. But for now, Jefferson is just a middling WR4 due to the low volume available in the Vikings offense.
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.Justin Jefferson landed in a beautiful spot for fantasy football, as he steps in alongside Adam Thielen and will assume the Stefon Diggs role. Thielen and Jefferson are the only true players there that should command targets and we know that Thielen has started to deal with some injuries the past couple of years. Jefferson should easily see over 100 targets in year one and may bring even more upside if something were to happen to Adam Thielen.
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.2019 Slot % Diggs - 14.7 Thielen - 29.3 Bisi - 34 Beebe - 52.5 (barely played) Justin Jefferson is going to be a WR2 right out of the gate. His biggest obstacle? Not Adam Thielen, but passing volume. No one had over 100 targets and Cook was 2nd on the team with 63. Injuries played a part in this but the Vikings went from 606 ATT in 2018, fired Defilippo, 466 ATT in 2019. The slot roll was basically a committee in 2019, Jefferson should consolidate that in 2020