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Experts' Pick
 
  Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
at NYG, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Sep 26th, 2020
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Recommended by
125 of 158 experts
21%
Recommended by
33 of 158 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 103# 106-
Best Rank# 82# 96-
Worst Rank# 135# 175-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ARI at NYG-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs ARIThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs NYG-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total15.52.1-
Avg Game7.82.1-
Week 24.12.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor74 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
Expert Ranks 
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Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
32 m
#93#116-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
45 m
#135#108-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 h
#132#146-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#99#175-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
3 h
#151#137-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
4 h
#99#106-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
5 h
#93#138-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
6 h
#109#116-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
7 h
#92#110-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
7 h
#102#114-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
7 h
#109#117-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
7 h
#99#108-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
8 h
#90#114-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
8 h
#135#108-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
8 h
#91#101-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
9 h
#93#114-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
9 h
#135#95-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
9 h
#105#120-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
10 h
#99#106-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
10 h
#121#101-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
10 h
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Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
10 h
#92#106-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
11 h
#92#104-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
11 h
#109#114-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
11 h
#109#114-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
11 h
#82#106-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
11 h
#134#106-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
11 h
#91#104-
    
12 h
#99#111-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
12 h
#132#118-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
12 h
#93#108-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#102#108-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
13 h
#135#94-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
13 h
#99#104-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#93#158-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
14 h
#114-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
14 h
#99#104-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
14 h
#102#96-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
15 h
#99#129-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
16 h
#105#108-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
16 h
#93#111-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
16 h
#128#120-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
17 h
#100#122-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
17 h
#91#109-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
18 h
#94#105-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
18 h
#94#111-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
18 h
#92#112-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
19 h
#92#112-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
19 h
#93#121-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
19 h
#94#110-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
19 h
#101#110-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
21 h
#108#110-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
21 h
#94#119-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
21 h
#113#120-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
22 h
#114#110-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#94-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
#108#111-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
1 d
#98#109-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
1 d
#93#114-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
1 d
#114#105-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#106#116-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#106#113-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#99#107-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#99#112-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
#97#112-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
2 d
#110#120-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 d
#99#133-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
2 d
#109#110-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
2 d
#92#113-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
2 d
#106#112-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#118#120-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
2 d
#99#113-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
2 d
#97#113-
    
Dale DeMottD. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
2 d
#108#107-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 d
#108#113-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#106#118-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#97#118-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#106#107-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#108#107-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 d
#110#107-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
2 d
#108#107-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#99#103-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
2 d
#114#112-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#132#113-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 d
#119#112-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#98#110-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
2 d
#106#121-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
#99#120-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
2 d
#106#128-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#108#112-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#110#120-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#108#118-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#105#128-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#91#112-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 d
#108#107-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
2 d
#108#90-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
2 d
#106#112-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
2 d
#106#107-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
2 d
#84#105-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
2 d
#108#105-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
2 d
#99#112-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#82#125-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#97#112-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 d
#106#112-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 d
#99#113-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 d
#99#107-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 d
#119#101-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#117-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
2 d
#130#113-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#97#112-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
#105-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 d
#108#105-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 d
#97#105-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
2 d
#106#116-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 d
#106#112-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
2 d
#97#120-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
2 d
#63-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#99#107-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#132#100-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
#106#113-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 d
#108#116-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
2 d
#92#112-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#106#113-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 d
#99#107-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 d
#110#118-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#106#105-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#106#113-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 d
#110#107-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#110#112-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#106#107-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#106#112-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 d
#99#107-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
#110#120-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#97#113-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
2 d
#99#113-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
2 d
#106#105-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
#59#89-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
#94#110-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
2 d
#131#120-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
2 d
#99#112-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
#97-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 d
#91#138-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
2 d
#109#106-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
2 d
#99#107-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
2 d
#111#108-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
#100#126-
    
2 d
#107#108-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#116#117-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
2 d
#100#105-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 d
#108#111-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
#94#111-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
#113#118-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
#131#123-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
3 d
#107#112-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
3 d
#87#108-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
3 d
#96#110-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
4 d
#103#114-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
4 d
#93#105-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CHI
14 rush, 93 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
Week 2 at GB
at NYJ
3 tar, 2 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at ARI at NYG
Week 4 vs. NO vs. PHI
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. MIA
Week 6 at JAC vs. LAR
Week 7 at ATL at NE
Week 8 vs. IND at SEA
Week 9 at MIN vs. GB
Week 10 vs. WAS at NO
Week 11 at CARBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. HOU at LAR
Week 13 at CHI vs. BUF
Week 14 vs. GB vs. WAS
Week 15 at TEN at DAL
Week 16 vs. TB at ARI
Week 17 vs. MIN vs. SEA
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
2020 Points 
Week 111.4
Week 24.12.1
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
Total15.52.1
Average7.82.1
Player Targets Comparison
  Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
2020 Targets 
Week 13
Week 203
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
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Week 15
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Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
at NYG, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Through two weeks, here are the snap counts between these three: Swift 54, Peterson 39, Johnson 39. Gross. Here are the opportunity counts: Peterson 24, Swift 18, Johnson 16. Again, gross. Even worse is that Swift and Johnson have gotten two carries inside the 10-yard-line while Peterson has just one, which seems like it should be Peterson's role. This is going to be an ugly backfield to predict every week, though Swift should eventually establish himself as the top option. The Cardinals have surprisingly not allowed a running back more than 56 yards on the ground through two weeks. They limited Raheem Mostert to just 56 yards on 15 carries, though he did rattle off 95 yards and a touchdown through the air. Swift is clearly the preferred receiving option, as he's been in on 39 pass snaps, while Peterson and Johnson have combined for 33. Running backs have accounted for 50 percent of fantasy production against the Cardinals, which ranks as the third-highest in the league, so if the Lions are going to come anywhere close to their 24.5-point implied total, someone is likely to have value. Swift would be my choice, but as you can see, there's no guarantee. Treat him as a low-end RB3 and hope he finds his way into the end zone or sees quite a few targets. Peterson is getting the most touches but if he's not locked into goal-line work, he won't offer much upside at all. He's nothing more than a RB4 who's got a limited ceiling. I wouldn't want to start Johnson considering the 8.0 opportunities per game.He made his NFL debut last week, playing 44 snaps and running 25 routes, which was right up there with Bourne for tops among 49ers receivers. He saw three targets, catching two of them for 21 yards, so nothing to write home about. The Giants have still yet to allow a receiver more than 69 yards, and that's despite playing against JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and Allen Robinson. Newly acquired cornerback James Bradberry has played quite well outside of a few pick plays that caught him up. Aiyuk is playing almost all his snaps on the perimeter, which means he'll see Bradberry and Corey Ballentine, as I don't foresee Bradberry shadowing anyone in this game. Ballentine is the one to attack, as he's allowed nearly 10.0 yards per target over his two years in the league, including a touchdown every 10.0 targets. We watched Bears rookie Darnell Mooney just flat out win a one-on-one battle in the end zone with him last week on a broken play. Aiyuk is someone who's trending up and as long as Bradberry doesn't shadow, he could have a fantasy relevant week. We'd ideally see it first, making him a risk/reward WR5 play.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
On the surface, this looks like a great matchup for the Lions RBs, but there's just no way of knowing which one in this committee is going to return value for your lineup. Peterson has looked amazing on the field through two weeks, but he's simply not getting the goal-line opportunities that would vault him into the RB2 conversation. He's nothing more than a RB4 this week.Aiyuk was finally able to get onto the field in week two, but it didn't amount to much from a fantasy perspective. He's an intriguing hold in deeper leagues, but you simply can't trust him in your starting lineup right now.