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Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron JonesA. Jones
RB - GB
Aaron Jones
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
vs. NE, Sun 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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148 of 164 experts
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16 of 164 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 15-
Best Rank# 4# 8-
Worst Rank# 13# 21-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DET vs. NE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs DETThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs NE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att1413.5
Rush Yds74.543.5
Rush TD00.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total13.618.6-
Avg Game13.618.6-
Avg Projection13.711.6-
Week 113.618.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather64 F, Clear65 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Aaron JonesA. Jones
RB - GB
Aaron Jones
Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIN
16 rush, 66 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
at ATL
6 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 45 yds, 2 td
Week 2 vs. DET vs. NE
Week 3 at NO vs. DAL
Week 4 vs. ATL at MIA
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. MIN
Week 6 at TBBYE WEEK
Week 7 at HOU at ARI
Week 8 vs. MIN vs. SF
Week 9 at SF at BUF
Week 10 vs. JAC at LAR
Week 11 at IND vs. ARI
Week 12 vs. CHI at PHI
Week 13 vs. PHI vs. NYG
Week 14 at DET vs. NYJ
Week 15 vs. CAR at WAS
Week 16 vs. TEN vs. LAR
Week 17 at CHI at SF
Player Projections Comparison
  Aaron JonesA. Jones
RB - GB
Aaron Jones
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
vs. NE, Sun 8pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.013.7
Rush Yards63.061.5
Rush TDs0.70.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.02.8
Rec Yards23.420.3
Rec TDs0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points13.711.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Aaron JonesA. Jones
RB - GB
Aaron Jones
Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
2020 Points 
Week 113.618.6
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
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Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
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Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total13.618.6
Average13.618.6
Player Targets Comparison
  Aaron JonesA. Jones
RB - GB
Aaron Jones
Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
2020 Targets 
Week 166
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
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Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Aaron JonesA. Jones
RB - GB
Aaron Jones
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
vs. NE, Sun 8pm EDT
Expert 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Jones rushed 16 times for 66 yards and one touchdown in the Packers' Week 1 win over the Vikings, adding four catches for 10 yards on six targets. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Aaron Jones is suddenly attached to one of the hottest offenses in the NFL and this is a phenomenal matchup for them to keep up their strong play from Week 1. Jones won't get as many touches as some of the other top running backs, but he is incredibly efficient and will be involved both in the passing game and in the red zone. The Lions' defense allowed the Bears to rush for 5.3 yards per carry as a team last week and should struggle against the Packers' elite ground game. Jones is a solid RB1 this week.Chris Carson only had 6 carries in Week 1, but he still finished as the RB10 on the week thanks to 6. receptions for 45 yards and two touchdowns. While Carson won't have those same receiving stats every week, it's nice to see him becoming more and more a factor there. This is a much tougher matchup than Carson faced in Week 1, but he should see more carries as the Seahawks balance their offense against an elite secondary. Treat Carson as a solid RB2 this week with RB1 potential if the touchdowns fall his way again.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Jones isn't going to see the amount of touches that some of the other elite backs in the NFL will, but he could absolutely go nuclear in this matchup based on TD production. Jones is the main option at the goal-line and the Packers should be frequent visitors in the red zone. The workload might not dictate that you should start Jones as a RB1, but he absolutely deserves to be viewed that way in this matchup.Carson saw very little work out of the backfield as a runner last week, but he was dominant as a receiver. I expect that to change this week and balance out a little bit and Carson is someone you can trust as a high-end RB2 in this matchup.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Here's a fun fact for you: Jones led the NFL in red zone targets (4) in Week 1. Crazy, right? The final opportunity count from the running backs was Jones 22, Williams 11, Tyler Ervin 4, A.J. Dillon 2. I don't see Jones getting to 20-plus opportunities every week, but if we can get 18, that's more than enough. The interior of the Packers offensive line is aching right now, which might hurt their efficiency, though the Lions aren't a stout unit up front, especially after they moved on from Damon Harrison this offseason. They have enough issues in the secondary to prevent them from loading the box, too. Last week, we saw David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen tag them for 105 yards on 20 carries. The duo of Jones and Williams hit them up for 151 yards on 25 carries last year in the first game, and then another 119 yards on 28 carries in the second game, and that was when they had Harrison with a competent cornerback unit. The Packers should put points on the board while at home, but who scores them is a mystery, as Jones got two goal-line carries, while Williams also got one. Jones is the one who's a must-play every week, while Williams might have some viability if the opportunity remains the same, though I wouldn't trust him just yet. Jones should be considered a low-end RB1 for this game, and someone who can be considered in tournaments.Without looking, how many games do you think Carson had fewer than 15 carries in 2019? The answer is two, and he was hurt in the Week 16 game that knocked him out for the year. So, when we see him total just six carries in Week 1, it's worrisome. Ok, enough of the negative. How many games do you think he had more than five targets? One. There are certainly pros and cons, but it adds up to him being a bit less reliable on a week-to-week basis. The Patriots aren't a team that's very friendly to running backs, as they allowed a league-low 15.8 PPR points per game to them in 2019. As mentioned in Wilson's notes, this isn't the same defense, but they did limit the Dolphins running backs to just 69 yards on 22 carries, though Jordan Howard found his way into the end zone. That's a step in the right direction, as the Patriots allowed just one rushing touchdown during the entire 2019 season. If the Seahawks get a lead, Pete Carroll is likely to hand the ball to Carson and Hyde continually, as it just means too much to get a win over the Patriots to risk it. We know they've been among the most run-heavy teams in a neutral gamescript, so don't let one game completely scare you off Carson. And don't forget, targets are worth 2.5 times as much as carries in a PPR format from a fantasy production standpoint. Carson should be looked at as a middling RB2 who carries a little more risk than last year.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Lions were 6th against fantasy running backs, but they have a much tougher task against the solid running game of the Packers. Jones should be a solid RB1 in the Packers home opener.The Patriots were 13th against fantasy running backs in Week 1, which is not great with their opponent being Miami. Carson should have RB2 appeal at home.