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Zach Cunningham or Shaq Thompson

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zach CunninghamZ. Cunningham
LB - HOU
Zach Cunningham
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 Experts79%21%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 18
Best Rank# 5# 4
Worst Rank# 31# 52
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total210.9182.4
Avg Game13.213.0
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Zach CunninghamShaq Thompson
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 h
#10#23
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
3 h
#15#20
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
15 h
#13#20
   
Ryan SitzmannR. Sitz...
The IDP Guru
1 d
#8#18
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#20#52
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
2 d
#15#11
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
3 d
#16#18
   
Justin VarnesJ. Varnes
Fantasy Points
3 d
#5#14
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 d
#12#22
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
6 d
#18#13
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
6 d
#13#16
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 w
#31#4
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
1 w
#16#21
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#14#21
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 w
#11#23
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#18#20
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
2 w
#20#26
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
4for4.com
3 w
#17#13
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
06/03
#17#16
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#14#19
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Zach CunninghamZ. Cunningham
LB - HOU
Zach Cunningham
Shaq ThompsonS. Thompson
LB - CAR
Shaq Thompson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC vs. LV
Week 2 vs. BAL at TB
Week 3 at PIT at LAC
Week 4 vs. MIN vs. ARI
Week 5 vs. JAC at ATL
Week 6 at TEN vs. CHI
Week 7 vs. GB at NO
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. ATL
Week 9 at JAC at KC
Week 10 at CLE vs. TB
Week 11 vs. NE vs. DET
Week 12 at DET at MIN
Week 13 vs. INDBYE WEEK
Week 14 at CHI vs. DEN
Week 15 at IND at GB
Week 16 vs. CIN at WAS
Week 17 vs. TEN vs. NO
Notes for Player Combination
  Zach CunninghamZ. Cunningham
LB - HOU
Zach Cunningham
Shaq ThompsonS. Thompson
LB - CAR
Shaq Thompson
Expert 
Ryan Sitzmann
The IDP Guru
Cunningham has continued to improve with each passing year and he took a big leap forward last year registering 100 solo tackles and 42 assists to go along with two sacks. Teammate Bernardrick McKinney's skillset and utilization doesn't really pose a threat to Cunningham's production, so we should expect similar production to last year.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
Zach Cunningham's massive jump in tackles led to significant improvement in his fantasy effectiveness. Entering his fourth season, he's now knocking on the door of LB1 status but he lacks the consistency or reliability to be drafted there. If he can bring more to his game than tackling though, he has big fantasy upside in an offence that's going to be busy.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.