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Experts' Pick
 
  Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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135 of 137 experts
1%
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2 of 137 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 104# 150-
Best Rank# 60# 106-
Worst Rank# 136# 189-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ARI at PHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs ARIThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs PHI-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total15.51.7-
Avg Game7.80.9-
Week 24.10.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor81 F, Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CHI
14 rush, 93 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
5 tar, 2 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at GB
at CLE
Week 3 at ARI at PHI
Week 4 vs. NO vs. JAC
Week 5BYE WEEK at BAL
Week 6 at JAC at IND
Week 7 at ATL vs. CLE
Week 8 vs. IND vs. TEN
Week 9 at MINBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. WAS at PIT
Week 11 at CAR at WAS
Week 12 vs. HOU vs. NYG
Week 13 at CHI at MIA
Week 14 vs. GB vs. DAL
Week 15 at TEN vs. PIT
Week 16 vs. TB at HOU
Week 17 vs. MIN vs. BAL
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
2020 Points 
Week 111.41.7
Week 24.10.0
Week 3
Week 4
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Week 17
Total15.51.7
Average7.80.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
2020 Targets 
Week 135
Week 202
Week 3
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Notes for Player Combination
  Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
John RossJ. Ross
WR - CIN
John Ross
at PHI, 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.After Ross was trusted as the clear-cut No. 3 receiver on this team in Week 1 running 37 routes to just 9 routes for Higgins, we saw a changing of the guard in Week 2 when Higgins ran 42 routes while Ross ran just 23 of them. This is clearly an open competition, and one that Ross may have lost already. For now, we should give Higgins the benefit of the doubt. Against the Eagles, you really don't want to start either of them, as they have yet to allow a receiver top 81 yards or five receptions. Keep in mind they've played against Terry McLaurin, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp. We'll continue to monitor this receiver corps, but neither of these two need to be rostered right now.
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.Ross has the talent to be a fine option for fantasy football, but right now he's falling down the depth chart here in Cincinnati. Ross just simply isn't seeing the necessary volume to be considered for fantasy football. He can remain on your waiver wire.