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Saquon Barkley or Alvin Kamara

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Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 4# 7-
Best Rank# 2# 1-
Worst Rank# 12# 11-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total9.4294.8-
Avg Game4.719.7-
Avg Projection239.0230.6-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank3125-
    
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Expert Ranks 
Saquon BarkleyAlvin KamaraAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#9#7-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
15 h
#5#10-
    
Mark RingoM. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
1 d
#12#11-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
1 d
#8#2-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 d
#4#7-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#8#11-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
2 d
#4#8-
    
Mike MaherM. Maher
FantasyPros
2 d
#3#5-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
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#2#5-
    
Alex GodshallA. Gods...
Beaver Dam
3 d
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Fantasy BRF. BR
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Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
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Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
3 d
#4#9-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#7#6-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
3 d
#2#5-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
3 d
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Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
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3 d
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Matthew McCarthyM. McCa...
Gridiron Ratings
4 d
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#8#4-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
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Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
4 d
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Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#7#4-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
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4 d
#10#6-
    
Joe PisapiaJ. Pisapia
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#7#6-
    
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Fantasy Football Lord
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Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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New Life Fantasy
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Dynasty Nerds
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Liz LozaL. Loza
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
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David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
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Tim BrosnanT. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips
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Yahoo! Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Razzball
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Razzball
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Razzball
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Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
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#4#7-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
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Estadio Fantasy
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Adrian AlpansequeA. Alpa...
Estadio Fantasy
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Ellis JohnsonE. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
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The Football Girl
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Joe BondJ. Bond
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Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
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Michael HauffM. Hauff
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Jaime EisnerJ. Eisner
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Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
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#4#9-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
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NFL Spinzone
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Richard KingR. King
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Matthew HillM. Hill
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#4#8-
    
Richard CoolingR. Cooling
5 Yard Rush
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#6#3-
    
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Hail to Fantasy Football
2 w
#4#6-
    
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3 w
#4#9-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
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Davis MattekD. Mattek
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Andy VandaA. Vanda
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#4#9-
    
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#4#7-
    
Dave KlugeD. Kluge
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#6#3-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
4 w
#6#4-
    
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Fantasy Football From Up North
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#4#8-
    
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4 w
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4 w
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FantasyPros
05/20
#4#8-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
05/18
#8#1-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
5 d
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Fantrax
05/17
#4#8-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
05/10
#3#5-
    
Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
05/05
#5#3-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
04/16
#6#4-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
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QB List
02/01
#8#4-
    
Jorge B. EdwardsJ. B. E...
Fantasy In Frames
01/11
#8#2-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
01/05
#8#3-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
12/30
#5#3-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. DEN vs. GB
Week 2 at WAS at CAR
Week 3 vs. ATL at NE
Week 4 at NO vs. NYG
Week 5 at DAL at WAS
Week 6 vs. LARBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. CAR at SEA
Week 8 at KC vs. TB
Week 9 vs. LV vs. ATL
Week 10BYE WEEK at TEN
Week 11 at TB at PHI
Week 12 vs. PHI vs. BUF
Week 13 at MIA vs. DAL
Week 14 at LAC at NYJ
Week 15 vs. DAL at TB
Week 16 at PHI vs. MIA
Week 17 at CHI vs. CAR
Week 18 vs. WAS at ATL
Player Projections Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts284.5210.5
Rush Yards1,297.4951.4
Rush TDs9.98.7
   
Receiving
   
Receptions57.882.2
Rec Yards439.9676.5
Rec TDs1.63.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points239.0230.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
2020 Points 
Week 16.618.7
Week 22.829.4
Week 331.7
Week 417.9
Week 511.9
Week 6
Week 714.8
Week 816.3
Week 910.9
Week 1027.8
Week 1110.5
Week 125.2
Week 1315.7
Week 1415.4
Week 1515.4
Week 1653.2
Week 17
Week 18
Total9.4294.8
Average4.719.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
2020 Targets 
Week 198
Week 209
Week 314
Week 44
Week 510
Week 6
Week 78
Week 813
Week 96
Week 108
Week 111
Week 122
Week 133
Week 1410
Week 156
Week 165
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
Expert 
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Saquon's coming off a devastating knee injury. The Giants might ease him back by limiting his touches. Even if they don't, Barkley's running style, which invovles plenty of quick stops and starts isn't ideal for an ACL injury. Can he be the same RB? Can he stay healthy? And I speak from personal experience having torn my ACL, albeit 20 years ago. The Giants line isn't very good and the book is still out on QB Daniel Jones. Saquon is too risky in 2021 for me as an early round pick. Let someone else take the chance. PassLosing Brees will hurt Kamara's receiving numbers. Brees was the king of check down passes. Kamara's receptions nosedived in three of the four games Brees missed last year due to injury. Make no mistake folks, that's where Kamara needs to shine to justify his first round price tag. My fear is QB Jameis Winston will eventually lose the job. He throws too many interceptions. And if Hill takes over that really hurts Kamara. Taysom will take off and run instead of throwing the check down pass. Also, the Saints need to keep Kamara fresh. If they overwork him he'll wear down. Like many NFL players, he was not in favor of the regular season increasing by one week. Despite Kamara's immense talent, I think there's a very real chance his numbers disappoint fantasy owners in 2021.
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
The good news is that by the time Week 1 rolls around, Saquon Barkley will have had a full calendar year to recover from his ACL/MCL/meniscus injury that he suffered last September. This is the fantastic as fantasy football is more fun when Barkley is healthy. The bad news? It truly sounds as if the Giants want to limit his workload early on this year, and it's tough to blame them considering Barkley is their franchise player at the moment. I'm also a tad concerned with his ultimate PPR ceiling, as Saquon benefited immensely from Eli "dumpoff" Manning back in 2018. He's still an unquestioned three-down bell cow, but I just don't expect that type of insane usage in the passing game again. Fantasy managers should expect Barkley's workload -- and therefore his fantasy value -- to increase as the season moves along. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After setting the fantasy world on fire his rookie season with over 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns, Barkley hasn't exactly lived up to expectations producing 1,535 total yards and eight touchdowns over 15 games the last two seasons. He tore his ACL early in the season, which should give him plenty of time to bounce back, though his violent running style could take a bit longer in recovery. The Giants suddenly have more weapons than ever in the passing game, so Barkley is unlikely to come close to the 121 targets he saw in 2018, though he should have more scoring opportunities. There is some risk with Barkley at the top of drafts due to his knee, but when on the field, we know he'll produce.You won't find a bigger Kamara fan than me, and that's going back to his college days. However, with the way Sean Payton rotates his running backs, it's going to be mighty hard for Kamara to live up to his draft cost now that Drew Brees is gone. Brees targeted his running backs at least 28 percent of the time in each of the last four years. Meanwhile, Jameis Winston hasn't targeted running backs more than 18 percent of the time in each of his last four seasons as a starter. The offense is also not nearly as likely to be scoring as many points without Brees.
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
 Kamara will slide into the #3 spot if Winston is the starting QB.
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Over the last two seasons, Barkley played a total of 15 games combined. The risk of injury is just too great right now for me to take him over some proven guys who stay on the field, even if he is the most talented back in the NFL.A lot of question marks around him, but there is no question about Kamara's ability. Whether its Winston or Hill under center, Kamara should continue to be the featured player in a well-designed, proven offense.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
Will injuries take their toll? Saquon is a great pick for re-draft, but scares me in bestball.I fully believe Winston is the starting QB in New Orleans. The more playing time Hill gets' the lower Kamara's value will be.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
From a talent perspective, Saquon Barkley is the best RB in the NFL when he's on the field. Unfortunately, the issue has been staying on the field the past two seasons. Barkley has played 15 out of a possible 32 games, which makes him a very risky investment at the top of your draft. For fantasy managers to have a shot of competing deep into their playoffs, they need their top draft pick to pull their weight all season long. As the RB3 in ECR right now, that's too high of a cost for Barkley that doesn't take into account his injury history whatsoever. As a late first-round draft pick, the risk is worth the reward. A top-3 pick in your fantasy football draft might be a little bit too rich. 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 Uncertainty with Taysom Hill & WInston keeps AK out of elite tier.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Injuries capped Barkley's 2019 season and completely derailed his 2020 season as he played only two games. I love Barkley's ability, but he needs to stay healthy if he is going to realize his unlimited potential.Kamara led the league with 336.3 fantasy points in 2020, but there are questions about how this offense will look with Drew Brees retired. Kamara is a special talent and he should continue to be the focal point of their offense.