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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
vs. DAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 23-
Best Rank# 8# 20-
Worst Rank# 16# 39-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DAL vs. TEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs DALThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs TEN-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total35.428.1-
Avg Game17.714.1-
Week 216.83.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather68 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.Indoor-
    
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12 h
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13 h
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The Hateful 8
14 h
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14 h
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15 h
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WBLZ Media
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FTN
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16 h
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16 h
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16 h
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16 h
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16 h
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Doug NorrieD. Norrie
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16 h
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16 h
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BRoto Fantasy
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Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
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16 h
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Dave RichardD. Richard
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16 h
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Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
16 h
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Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
16 h
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
16 h
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Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
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16 h
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
17 h
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Packer Report
17 h
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Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
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Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
19 h
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19 h
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at ATL
6 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 45 yds, 2 td
vs. GB
8 tar, 6 rec, 110 yds, 2 td
Week 2 vs. NE
at IND
8 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. DAL vs. TEN
Week 4 at MIA at HOU
Week 5 vs. MIN at SEA
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. ATL
Week 7 at ARIBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. SF at GB
Week 9 at BUF vs. DET
Week 10 at LAR at CHI
Week 11 vs. ARI vs. DAL
Week 12 at PHI vs. CAR
Week 13 vs. NYG vs. JAC
Week 14 vs. NYJ at TB
Week 15 at WAS vs. CHI
Week 16 vs. LAR at NO
Week 17 at SF at DET
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2020 Points 
Week 118.625.0
Week 216.83.1
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total35.428.1
Average17.714.1
Player Targets Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
2020 Targets 
Week 168
Week 238
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
vs. DAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Week 2 was more of the timeshare we envisioned before the season started, as Carson totaled 20 touches to Hyde's seven touches. When the ball is in his hands, Carson looks good... refreshed. They're working to get him in space in the passing game, too, which certainly raises his floor. The Cowboys have faced a league-high 65 rushing attempts through two weeks, but they haven't allowed a whole lot of efficiency, as they've allowed just 3.40 yards per carry and 1.30 PPR points per target. That amounts to just 0.61 PPR points per opportunity to this point, which is the third-lowest mark in the league. While the Cowboys were a team to run the ball against last year, things change under a new coordinator, and Mike Nolan has apparently put more emphasis on stopping the run. Carson should still be started as a high-end RB2, but just know that running backs haven't been particularly efficient against them to this point. Hyde isn't someone who can be trusted outside of maybe a game the Seahawks are expected to win by double digits.He was one of my biggest whiffs last week, as I figured he'd crush the Colts secondary, but Kirk Cousins had one of the worst games of his career. Thielen has seen a 31.4 percent target share through two weeks, so there's little reason to worry about him in that aspect. Sadly, they're only having him run 15 percent of his routes from the slot, which is where he's been most effective throughout his career. Thielen might get a rookie in coverage more often than not in Week 2, as the Titans are missing their top cornerback Adoree Jackson, and might be down his backup with Johnathan Joseph, who suffered a leg injury in Week 2. That would leave Kristian Fulton at LCB, which is where Thielen lines up most of the time. Fulton has only seen four targets in his young NFL career, which have led to three catches for 48 yards, though the one incomplete pass was an interception just last week. I did like Fulton during the draft process but going against Thielen is going to be tough for any rookie. Knowing his target share, combined with the fact that the Vikings should run a lot more plays this week, you should trust Thielen as a high-end WR2 in his matchup with the rookie.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Carson got back to his usual workload on the ground last week against New England and he should see a substantial amount of work in this one too. With this offense being extremely efficient, Carson's an every week must-start as a low-end RB1.Right now, Thielen is the only WR on Minnesota that you want to consider for fantasy football. With the offense struggling as much as it has been, Thielen's nothing more than a WR2 option each week that needs to connect on the deep shot downfield. The Titans will be expecting that this week and should be able to focus in on Thielen and let the other options on the Vikings try to beat them. Thielen's nothing more than a l0w-end WR2 that needs to connect on the big play in order to even return that value in this offense.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Cowboys are 15th against fantasy running backs, Carson should be able to put up RB2 numbers for a team that is on fire on offense early in the season.Kirk Cousins was awful in Week 2 and the result was Thielen posting 3 receptions on 8 targets for 31 yards and no touchdowns. Tennessee is 18th against fantasy receivers, but Thielen is a dicey WR1 until Cousins starts playing more consistent football.