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Experts' Pick
 
  D.J. Chark Jr.D. Chark
WR - JAC
D.J. Chark Jr.
vs. MIA, Thu 8pm EDT
Questionable
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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113 of 114 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 41# 103-
Best Rank# 33# 61-
Worst Rank# 63# 133-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. MIA at ARI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs MIAThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs ARI-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total16.915.5-
Avg Game8.57.8-
Week 28.44.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertChest-
Weather78 F, HumidIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
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Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
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Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
6 m
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Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
19 m
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Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
27 m
#36#93-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
31 m
#34#107-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
32 m
#36#109-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
33 m
#40#100-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
37 m
#44#111-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
1 h
#43#85-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
1 h
#36#93-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
1 h
#49#131-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
1 h
#47#92-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 h
#43#100-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#44#61-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 h
#46#100-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 h
#42#107-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 h
#35#92-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
2 h
#50#83-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
2 h
#49#115-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 h
#34#111-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 h
#47#115-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
2 h
#43#111-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 h
#54#127-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
3 h
#43#98-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
3 h
#47#100-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
3 h
#39#120-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
3 h
#46#98-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
3 h
#54#111-
    
4 h
#55#107-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
4 h
#58#133-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
4 h
#34#115-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
4 h
#42#107-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 h
#46#116-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
4 h
#36#98-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
5 h
#35#100-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
5 h
#39#111-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
5 h
#43#133-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
5 h
#34#133-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
5 h
#35#100-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
6 h
#42#107-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
6 h
#42#111-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
10 h
#34#98-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
10 h
#41#151-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
11 h
#39#98-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
13 h
#37#107-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
14 h
#39#107-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
14 h
#42#107-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
14 h
#45#107-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
15 h
#42#116-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
15 h
#54#91-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
15 h
#47#111-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
15 h
#42#108-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
15 h
#63#120-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
16 h
#50#131-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
16 h
#54#100-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
16 h
#40#107-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
16 h
#70#111-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
17 h
#39#109-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
17 h
#42#119-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
17 h
#34#107-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
17 h
#63#118-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
17 h
#33#109-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
17 h
#43#115-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
18 h
#104#98-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
18 h
#47#125-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
18 h
#34#107-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
18 h
#51#119-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
19 h
#42#141-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
19 h
#37#107-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
20 h
#59#111-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
20 h
#41#119-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
20 h
#37#84-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
20 h
#76#119-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
20 h
#45#122-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
20 h
#44#79-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
21 h
#44#127-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
21 h
#37#107-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
21 h
#37#107-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
21 h
#44#87-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
22 h
#37#121-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
22 h
#42#109-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
23 h
#42#109-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
23 h
#59#119-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#57#109-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
1 d
#39#107-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#53#119-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#39#87-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#46#107-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#37#87-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#39#96-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#40#96-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#39#96-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
1 d
#57#109-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
1 d
#37#96-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
1 d
#40#88-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#39#96-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#40#93-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
2 d
#40#93-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#40#96-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#44#88-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#39#96-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 d
#40#96-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#40#93-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#40#96-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#37#103-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#40#96-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 d
#41#104-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#40#88-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#53#111-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#40#88-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
2 d
#39#93-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 d
#50#96-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#48#73-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
3 d
#40#134-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
  D.J. Chark Jr.D. Chark
WR - JAC
D.J. Chark Jr.
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND
3 tar, 3 rec, 25 yds, 1 td
vs. CHI
14 rush, 93 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at TEN
at GB
Week 3 vs. MIA at ARI
Week 4 at CIN vs. NO
Week 5 at HOUBYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. DET at JAC
Week 7BYE WEEK at ATL
Week 8 at LAC vs. IND
Week 9 vs. HOU at MIN
Week 10 at GB vs. WAS
Week 11 vs. PIT at CAR
Week 12 vs. CLE vs. HOU
Week 13 at MIN at CHI
Week 14 vs. TEN vs. GB
Week 15 at BAL at TEN
Week 16 vs. CHI vs. TB
Week 17 at IND vs. MIN
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  D.J. Chark Jr.D. Chark
WR - JAC
D.J. Chark Jr.
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
2020 Points 
Week 18.511.4
Week 28.44.1
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
Total16.915.5
Average8.57.8
Player Targets Comparison
  D.J. Chark Jr.D. Chark
WR - JAC
D.J. Chark Jr.
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
2020 Targets 
Week 133
Week 240
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
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Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  D.J. Chark Jr.D. Chark
WR - JAC
D.J. Chark Jr.
vs. MIA, Thu 8pm EDT
Questionable
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If you didn't gauge the panic level of Chark's owner in your league this week, you're doing fantasy football wrong. He's the No. 1 receiver on this team and the flood gates are going to open soon. With Minshew using everyone on the field, it'll only take away the attention that Chark gets. This week will likely be a tough one to maintain his efficiency, but the Dolphins cornerback duo of Xavien Howard and Byron Jones haven't lived up to their reputation over the first two weeks. They allowed N'Keal Harry and Julian Edelman catch 10-of-13 balls for 96 yards (and almost a touchdown, had Harry not fumbled into the end zone), and then allowed Stefon Diggs and John Brown to rip them to shreds for 12 catches, 235 yards, and two touchdowns. It's likely due to the fact that their front seven isn't generating any pressure, leaving them out to dry in coverage. I'd like Chark more if he moved into the slot more than 17 percent of the time (his percentage to this point), as he'd evade the coverage of those two cornerbacks, but he's still talented enough to win. Because of that, he should be considered a high-end WR3 who should start seeing more targets. *Update* Byron Jones has been ruled out for this game, which is good news, but Chark himself is listed as a game-time decision with a chest injury. You'll want to check the inactive list right before Thursday night football.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.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Chark has been relatively quiet through the first two weeks of the season and there are now concerns about whether he's going to be able to suit up for this game. At the time of writing, we haven't received any further word, which makes Chark a risky play this week. If he does play, Chark should be viewed as nothing more than a WR3 due to the fact that he'll be less than 100%.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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Chark is hurt by playing on a slow-paced offense that does not run a ton of plays and does not throw the ball deep. His big-play ability keeps him in the WR3 range, but he is boom / bust given the Jaguars offensive tendencies through 2 weeks.