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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 50# 102-
Best Rank# 44# 61-
Worst Rank# 62# 132-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LV at ARI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs LVThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs ARI-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total25.915.5-
Avg Game13.07.8-
Week 217.94.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather80 F, Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Indoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
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11 m
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
12 m
#56#106-
    
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Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
13 m
#20#97-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
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21 m
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Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
25 m
#42#111-
    
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Fantasy Victors
25 m
#55#100-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
32 m
#54#120-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
32 m
#58#107-
    
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Yahoo! Sports
33 m
#55#61-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
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33 m
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
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35 m
#54#107-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
35 m
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Matthew HillM. Hill
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37 m
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44 m
#77#116-
    
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45 m
#55#100-
    
David ZachD. Zach
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46 m
#67#133-
    
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Estadio Fantasy
50 m
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
51 m
#44#111-
    
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52 m
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Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
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53 m
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Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
54 m
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Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
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Mike WrightM. Wright
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Breaking Football
3 h
#75#111-
    
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Hail to Fantasy Football
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
4 h
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#55#98-
    
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4 h
#58#98-
    
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4 h
#46#111-
    
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5 h
#76#115-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
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Fake Teams
6 h
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6 h
#57#111-
    
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7 h
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
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15 h
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17 h
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1 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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3 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA
7 tar, 5 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
14 rush, 93 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at SEA
11 tar, 8 rec, 179 yds, 0 td
at GB
Week 3 vs. LV at ARI
Week 4 at KC vs. NO
Week 5 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 6BYE WEEK at JAC
Week 7 vs. SF at ATL
Week 8 at BUF vs. IND
Week 9 at NYJ at MIN
Week 10 vs. BAL vs. WAS
Week 11 at HOU at CAR
Week 12 vs. ARI vs. HOU
Week 13 at LAC at CHI
Week 14 at LAR vs. GB
Week 15 at MIA at TEN
Week 16 vs. BUF vs. TB
Week 17 vs. NYJ vs. MIN
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
2020 Points 
Week 18.011.4
Week 217.94.1
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Total25.915.5
Average13.07.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
2020 Targets 
Week 173
Week 2110
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Notes for Player Combination
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Adrian PetersonA. Peterson
RB - DET
Adrian Peterson
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
I had to double-check the stat sheet from Sunday night's game, as Edelman's eight catches for 179 yards brought his season average to 13.1 yards per target. He's never averaged more than 7.9 yards per target in his career. Just 51 of his 236 yards are after contact, so Newton is targeting him much further down the field. He's running 81 percent of his routes from in the slot, which means he'll see veteran Lamarcus Joyner in the slot. After a rough start to his slot cornerback transition (from safety), Joyner has been solid, allowing just 9.7 yards per reception, though the 72.9 percent completion-rate is high. The best performance by a slot-heavy receiver against the Raiders since the start of last year is Keenan Allen's eight-catch, 68-yard game where he didn't even score. That's not great for his projection in this game, but you have to keep playing him while getting the targets he is (9.0 per game) from Newton. Consider him a decent floor WR3 who may not come with a massive ceiling in this contest.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
Edelman was utilized downfield more than anticipated in New England's game against Seattle, which is exciting for fantasy football purposes. Edelman can be rolled out as a weekly WR3 option that could turn into something more if he continues to be used in the intermediate to deep levels of the field.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
The Raiders are 15th against fantasy wide receivers, Edleman is a WR3 at home this week on an offense that is one of seven in the league that has not had a touchdown scored by a wide receiver.