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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
vs. BAL, Tue 8pm EST
COV-IR
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
COV-IR
 
 
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Updated: Nov 29th, 2020
70%
Recommended by
88 of 125 experts
30%
Recommended by
37 of 125 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 150# 181-
Best Rank# 14# 19-
Worst Rank# 49# 68-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. BAL vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs BALThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CAR-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total109.0134.1-
Avg Game10.913.4-
Week 119.924.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertIllness-
Weather49 F, Partly CloudyIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
James ConnerAdam ThielenAdd Player
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
17 m
#31-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
23 m
#28-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
28 m
#14#28-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 h
#28-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
1 h
#24#23-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
2 h
#218-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 h
#62#31-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
3 h
#236-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
4 h
#17#28-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
4 h
#110-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
5 h
#49-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
5 h
#14#23-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
5 h
#17#28-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
6 h
#17#20-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
7 h
#45-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
8 h
#24#40-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
9 h
#14#23-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
10 h
#11#24-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
10 h
#24#23-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
11 h
#29-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
11 h
#27-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
13 h
#25#23-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
13 h
#35-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
14 h
#16-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
14 h
#14#81-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
14 h
#14-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
15 h
#33#20-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
16 h
#14#24-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
23 h
#25#41-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
24 h
#33#24-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
1 d
#33-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
1 d
#25#71-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 d
#50#235-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
1 d
#25#24-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#180-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#23-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#16#22-
    
1 d
#33#23-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
1 d
#16#69-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#25#24-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
1 d
#27-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
1 d
#16#23-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#16#30-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#14#24-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
1 d
#25-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#16-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 d
#27#23-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#36-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
#16#37-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
1 d
#16#55-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#38-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
1 d
#68-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
1 d
#28#27-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
1 d
#24#22-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
1 d
#35#36-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 d
#16#27-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
2 d
#25#24-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 d
#23-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
2 d
#23#24-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
2 d
#27#33-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
2 d
#23#20-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
2 d
#32#24-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
2 d
#23#17-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#16#24-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 d
#31#19-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 d
#23#20-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 d
#16#24-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 d
#22#36-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#33#27-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
3 d
#16#24-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
3 d
#13#27-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 d
#16#24-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
3 d
#32#23-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
3 d
#22#24-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
3 d
#16#31-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 d
#14#28-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
3 d
#18#27-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
3 d
#19#27-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#12#38-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
3 d
#16#31-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
3 d
#13#24-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
3 d
#29-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
3 d
#18-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
3 d
#12#31-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
3 d
#12#31-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 d
#16#31-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
3 d
#12#27-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
3 d
#12#31-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
3 d
#12#211-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
3 d
#12#27-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
3 d
#29#27-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
3 d
#12#27-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
3 d
#22#24-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
3 d
#12#27-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
3 d
#12#27-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
3 d
#35#13-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
3 d
#32#23-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
3 d
#33#22-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 d
#28#40-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
3 d
#29#31-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#12#31-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
3 d
#16#31-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
3 d
#18#31-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#18#40-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
3 d
#19-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 d
#26#20-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
3 d
#18#21-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
3 d
#18#31-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
3 d
#30#27-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
#16#31-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
3 d
#29#27-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
3 d
#16-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
3 d
#16#31-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
3 d
#18#43-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
3 d
#16#19-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
3 d
#18#46-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#12#22-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
3 d
#18#31-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 d
#29#22-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
3 d
#16#22-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
4 d
#31#29-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
4 d
#15#23-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
4 d
#17#29-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#17#25-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
5 d
#19#22-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
8 tar, 6 rec, 110 yds, 2 td
Week 2 vs. DEN
16 rush, 106 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
at IND
8 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. HOU
18 rush, 109 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
5 tar, 3 rec, 29 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 4BYE WEEK at HOU
10 tar, 8 rec, 114 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. PHI
15 rush, 44 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
at SEA
13 tar, 9 rec, 80 yds, 2 td
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CLE
20 rush, 101 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
5 tar, 3 rec, 51 yds, 1 td
Week 7 at TEN
20 rush, 82 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8 at BAL
15 rush, 47 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
at GB
4 tar, 3 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at DAL
9 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, -2 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
5 tar, 2 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. CIN
13 rush, 36 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
at CHI
7 tar, 4 rec, 43 yds, 2 td
Week 11 at JAC
13 rush, 89 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
11 tar, 8 rec, 123 yds, 2 td
Week 12 vs. BAL vs. CAR
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. JAC
Week 14 at BUF at TB
Week 15 at CIN vs. CHI
Week 16 vs. IND at NO
Week 17 at CLE at DET
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 11.725.0
Week 218.13.1
Week 320.99.3
Week 418.2
Week 512.320.3
Week 616.211.1
Week 711.1
Week 812.02.7
Week 92.03.8
Week 104.816.3
Week 119.924.3
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total109.0134.1
Average10.913.4
Player Targets Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
2020 Targets 
Week 148
Week 228
Week 355
Week 410
Week 5313
Week 615
Week 75
Week 834
Week 925
Week 1027
Week 11311
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
vs. BAL, Tue 8pm EST
COV-IR
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen
WR - MIN
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
COV-IR
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After totaling at least 18 touches in each of his first six full games he played this year, Conner has been an afterthought in the Steelers offense. He's received just 42 touches over the last three games despite outscoring their opponents 87-32 in those games. Even worse, he's scored just one touchdown over the last five weeks while Benny Snell has vultured two touchdowns in that time. The last time these two teams played, Conner did total 18 touches, though they amounted to just 60 total yards without a touchdown. The Ravens have allowed a rushing touchdown once every 51.3 carries, which is the second-largest number in the league, though the status of their interior linemen is important. We already know that Brandon Williams has been ruled out with COVID, while Calais Campbell hasn't practiced. It seems they'll be without both players this week, which is certainly a big plus for Conner. I mentioned this last week with Henry, but the Ravens allowed just 4.12 yards per carry with Williams on the field last year but allowed a massive 5.31 yards per carry without him. While the Ravens sold out to stop Derrick Henry last week, they can't do that with the receivers that the Steelers have. There have been three running backs who've totaled 115-plus yards on the ground against the Ravens this year, and Conner should have relatively fresh legs with his limited work the last three weeks. Conner makes for a solid RB2 play who'll likely be under-owned in DFS tournaments with his recent performances.He's now seen a league-high 46.9 percent of his team's red zone targets. No other player in the league has seen more than 35.4 percent. Now you know why he ranks 19th in yards (646) among wide receivers, but first in touchdowns (11). The issue is that we don't know if he'll play this week after getting mixed reports from a COVID test. It's something we will be paying attention to as the week goes on. We don't know if Donte Jackson will play this week, either, but it's something to monitor as his replacement Troy Pride has only been targeted 28 times, but when targeted, he's allowed a robust 2.37 PPR points per target, which ranks as the 12th-most among 128 cornerbacks who've played 100-plus snaps in coverage. Oddly enough, the Panthers have allowed the eighth-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers, so it's not a great spot for a team that throws the ball just 27.5 times per game, but when they do throw, it often goes Thielen's way. If he's active, go ahead and play him as a high-end WR2.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Conner had 14 fantasy points the last time these teams played and he should be a RB2 against the Ravens 12th ranked fantasy running back defense.We'll see if Thielen can be cleared to play on Sunday, if he can play he is WR2 against the Panthers 9th ranked fantasy wide receiver defense.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Conner came back to life a bit in week 11 against the Jaguars as he rumbled for 89 yards on the ground and averaging nearly seven yards per carry. This is a good sign for fantasy managers that have continued to roll Conner into their starting lineup, but it's going to be difficult to get excited about Conner here in week 12. The Ravens struggled last week with Brandon Williams and Calais Campbell out of the lineup, so Conner's fantasy outlook depends a lot on their availability, but they've been a pretty difficult matchup otherwise. Conner can be viewed as a mid-range RB2 with very little upside, but he would get a slight bump up if both of those defenders miss this contest.Can we talk about that TD grab by Adam Thielen last week? Thielen was able to reel in a beautiful one-handed grab in the back of the end zone last week that is absolutely a must watch clip. Thielen was able to reel in another score last week too on his way to a dominant fantasy performance. This is a little bit tougher of a matchup on paper, but it doesn't quite matter. Continue to plug in Thielen as a mid-range WR1 with upside every single week.