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Experts' Pick
 
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
at IND, Sun 1pm EDT
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
vs. BAL, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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124 of 165 experts
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41 of 165 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 27-
Best Rank# 14# 7-
Worst Rank# 39# 71-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at IND vs. BAL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs INDThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs BAL-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total25.016.9-
Avg Game25.016.9-
Week 125.016.9-
    
Misc 
    
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
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Matt De LimaM. De Lima
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Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
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Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
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Mike WrightM. Wright
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Mike HarmonM. Harmon
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Real GM
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Yahoo! Sports
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Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
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Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
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Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
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Mundo Fantasy
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Estadio Fantasy
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
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Robert WaziakR. Waziak
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Matt SchaufM. Schauf
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Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
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Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
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Get Sports Info
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Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
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Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
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Scott SmithS. Smith
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CBS Sports
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Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
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John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
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Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
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Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
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Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
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Mike RigzM. Rigz
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DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
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Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
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Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
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Matthew HillM. Hill
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Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
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Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
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Ken ZalisK. Zalis
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Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
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Jordan RainsJ. Rains
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Donald GibsonD. Gibson
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Fantasy Football Advice
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NFL Spinzone
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Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
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Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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BRoto Fantasy
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FTN
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Fantasy Football Empire
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Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
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Kyle EnglishK. English
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Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
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Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
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Fantasy Football Advice
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SmittyS.
SleeperU
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Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
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Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
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Going For 2
15 h
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Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
15 h
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Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
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#18#29-
    
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Going For 2
16 h
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
17 h
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Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
17 h
#19#28-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
17 h
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
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Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
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Dan McLellanD. McLe...
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Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
21 h
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Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
22 h
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Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
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Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
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Packer Report
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Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
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Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
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Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
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Justin BooneJ. Boone
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
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3 d
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Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
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Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB
8 tar, 6 rec, 110 yds, 2 td
at KC
11 rush, 77 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at IND vs. BAL
Week 3 vs. TEN at PIT
Week 4 at HOU vs. MIN
Week 5 at SEA vs. JAC
Week 6 vs. ATL at TEN
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 8 at GBBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. DET at JAC
Week 10 at CHI at CLE
Week 11 vs. DAL vs. NE
Week 12 vs. CAR at DET
Week 13 vs. JAC vs. IND
Week 14 at TB at CHI
Week 15 vs. CHI at IND
Week 16 at NO vs. CIN
Week 17 at DET vs. TEN
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
2020 Points 
Week 125.016.9
Week 2
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
Total25.016.9
Average25.016.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
2020 Targets 
Week 184
Week 2
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Notes for Player Combination
  Adam ThielenA. Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
at IND, Sun 1pm EDT
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
vs. BAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 David Johnson flashed enormous upside against the Chiefs in Week 1. It looks like he's back to his old self, and with Duke Johnson banged-up, he's guaranteed to see the level of volume necessary to keep putting together RB2 finishes. That said, the Ravens make for a tough matchup, They should control the game script and limit Johnson's touches, so he's a lower-end RB2 option in Week 2.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Adam Thielen was phenomenal in Week 1 as the Vikings had to throw far more than they ever did last season. Their cornerback group is a mess and the defensive line generated the worst pressure rate of Week 1, so the Packers made this a shootout early. The Colts likely won't be as high-octane as the Packers were, but I can imagine a similar game script unfolding this week. The Colts' secondary is very beatable, as Gardner Minshew proved in Week 1. With Stefon Diggs out of the lineup and first-round rookie Justin Jefferson still getting his legs under him, Thielen is a solid bet to be among the target leaders on any given week. He's a strong WR1 until further notice.David Johnson was really impressive in Week 1 as he finished as the RB11 in his first game with his new team. However, the Texans have to face the Ravens this week, a defense that shut down Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt in Week 1. The other issue for DJ in this matchup is that the Texans will be playing from behind for most of the game - after the Chiefs went ahead by a significant margin last week, Johnson was marginalized in the offense. His pass-catching gives him a decent RB2 floor, but I'm concerned about this matchup.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 David Johnson is the only Texans RB that you should be considering starting. He looked great in his first game back in action, but he does get a tough matchup in this one. Johnson's a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Despite the Vikings passing the ball just 25 times in Week 1, we saw Thielen get eight of them, which amounted to the No. 3 wide receiver performance. Now, Thielen gets to go against the Colts secondary that just allowed Davante Adams to go absolutely ballistic, finishing with 14 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Thielen ran the majority of his routes from the perimeter, which means he'll see a combination of Xavier Rhodes and Rock Ya-Sin in coverage. Rhodes is a former teammate and while he may be itching to get back at his former team, he's just not very good anymore. Since the start of last season, he's seen 82 targets. Think about that number, okay. He's allowed 69 receptions on those targets for 855 yards and six touchdowns. That amounts to a passer rating near 135.0, which is easily the worst mark in football. Thielen is a can't-miss WR1 in this matchup and one you should be playing in cash lineups.It's fair to say that David Johnson looked like the running back we all knew and loved pre-injury. Before even taking a handoff, Johnson looked like he lost weight and that was apparent once he got the ball in his hands. He moved smooth through his blockers and didn't look clunky at all. To be fair, the Chiefs matchup was one of the best you can have as a running back, but it was a great start to his Texans career. Now comes a matchup no one looks forward to, as the Ravens are one of the toughest defenses in the league. We did see Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt total 132 yards on the ground with just 23 carries (5.71 yards per carry), but we're projecting this game to get out of hand rather quickly, and that's a problem for Johnson because despite many teams falling behind the Ravens last year, they allowed the second-fewest fantasy points through the air to running backs. Not only that, but running backs averaged a league-low 22.3 touches per game against them. The positive is that it'll be his backfield throughout the game with Buddy Howell and Scottie Phillips maybe getting a few touches. Still, 15-18 touches against the Ravens doesn't guarantee big numbers. He should be considered a low-end RB2 for this game due to his volume. Just hope that he falls into the end zone.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Colts really struggled to stop a bad Jaguars team last week, Thielen should be a WR1 on the road this week.Baltimore was 12th against fantasy running backs in Week 1, he has a tough matchup in a game they could fall behind early. Johnson is a low-end RB2 to flex option.