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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
88%
Recommended by
99 of 113 experts
12%
Recommended by
14 of 113 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 78# 103-
Best Rank# 53# 61-
Worst Rank# 123# 133-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. GB at ARI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs GBThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs ARI-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total9.315.5-
Avg Game4.77.8-
Week 21.84.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
32 m
#122#92-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
43 m
#90#100-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
49 m
#89#61-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
50 m
#54#100-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
52 m
#139#100-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
60 m
#89#107-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
1 h
#68#92-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 h
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Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
1 h
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Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
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#126#115-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
1 h
#47#111-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
1 h
#95#115-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
1 h
#84#111-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 h
#108#127-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
2 h
#77#98-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 h
#86#100-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
2 h
#84#120-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 h
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Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 h
#90#111-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 h
#91#111-
    
3 h
#84#107-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
3 h
#104#133-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
3 h
#74#115-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
3 h
#76#107-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 h
#101#116-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
4 h
#75#98-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
4 h
#84#100-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
4 h
#88#111-
    
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The Football Girl
4 h
#77#133-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
4 h
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5 h
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
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5 h
#90#107-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
5 h
#75#111-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#88#98-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
9 h
#78#98-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
9 h
#166#151-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
11 h
#82#98-
    
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Fantasy Victors
12 h
#76#107-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
13 h
#94#107-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
14 h
#77#107-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
14 h
#95#107-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
14 h
#104#116-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
14 h
#102#91-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
14 h
#90#111-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
14 h
#109-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
15 h
#94#125-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
15 h
#90#131-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
15 h
#123#100-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
16 h
#78#107-
    
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16 h
#67#111-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
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16 h
#81#109-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
16 h
#78#119-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
16 h
#81#107-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
16 h
#129#118-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
16 h
#94#109-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
17 h
#113#115-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
17 h
#65#98-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
17 h
#96#125-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
17 h
#81#107-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
17 h
#82#109-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
18 h
#119-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
18 h
#78#141-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
18 h
#78#107-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
19 h
#100#111-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
19 h
#75#119-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
19 h
#78#84-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
19 h
#90#119-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
19 h
#94#122-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
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20 h
#53#79-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
20 h
#100#127-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
20 h
#78#107-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
21 h
#78#107-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
21 h
#81#87-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
21 h
#82#121-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
21 h
#83#109-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
22 h
#78#109-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
22 h
#106#111-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
22 h
#110#119-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
24 h
#94#109-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
24 h
#74#107-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
24 h
#75#119-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#67#87-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#75#107-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
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1 d
#64#87-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#68#96-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
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1 d
#87#96-
    
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1 d
#77#96-
    
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1 d
#81#109-
    
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1 d
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David BiggsD. Biggs
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1 d
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Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#65#96-
    
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2 d
#71#93-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
2 d
#70#93-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#71#96-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#94#88-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#67#96-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 d
#65#96-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#65#93-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#65#96-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#91#103-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
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2 d
#65#93-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#65#96-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
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2 d
#70#104-
    
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2 d
#67#88-
    
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2 d
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
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2 d
#65#88-
    
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2 d
#61#93-
    
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3 d
#69#96-
    
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3 d
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Expand The Boxscore
3 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB
5 tar, 3 rec, 15 yds, 1 td
vs. CHI
14 rush, 93 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at LV
at GB
Week 3 vs. GB at ARI
Week 4 at DET vs. NO
Week 5 vs. LACBYE WEEK
Week 6BYE WEEK at JAC
Week 7 vs. CAR at ATL
Week 8 at CHI vs. IND
Week 9 at TB at MIN
Week 10 vs. SF vs. WAS
Week 11 vs. ATL at CAR
Week 12 at DEN vs. HOU
Week 13 at ATL at CHI
Week 14 at PHI vs. GB
Week 15 vs. KC at TEN
Week 16 vs. MIN vs. TB
Week 17 at CAR vs. MIN
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
2020 Points 
Week 17.511.4
Week 21.84.1
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
Total9.315.5
Average4.77.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
2020 Targets 
Week 153
Week 230
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
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Sanders had some appeal as a WR3 in last week's matchup, but he absolutely fell flat. Sanders only reeled in one catch for 18 yards against the Raiders and he's taken a backseat to Smith, who had a huge day. Sanders isn't anything more than a WR5 in this matchup and he can't be trusted in your starting lineup.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.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It hasn't been a great start to the relationship between Sanders and Brees, as Sanders is averaging just 4.1 yards per target. He saw just three targets with Michael Thomas out of the lineup, making fantasy owners want to pull out their hair. Sanders is playing 40 percent of his snaps in the slot, which means he'll see a mixture of all Packers cornerbacks. If there's been a trend over the last two years, it's that the Packers are hurt deep down the field by wide receivers, and that's evidenced by the 14.95 yards per reception this year and 15.84 yards per reception last year. Sanders has an average depth of target of just 7.5 yards, which is among the lowest in the league. This doesn't seem like a matchup that fits his strengths very well, making him a mediocre WR4/5, and that's with Thomas out of the lineup.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.