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at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 24th, 2020
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Recommended by
144 of 158 experts
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14 of 158 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 25# 32-
Best Rank# 21# 26-
Worst Rank# 31# 47-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ATL vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs ATLThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs CAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att20.321.1
Rush Yds83.3104.3
Rush TD0.71.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total45.440.6-
Avg Game9.18.1-
Avg Projection8.76.9-
Week 611.8-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CHI
14 rush, 93 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
15 rush, 48 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at GB
7 rush, 41 yds, 0 td
at LV
Week 3 at ARI
22 rush, 75 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
Week 4 vs. NO
11 rush, 36 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at DET
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. LAC
Week 6 at JAC
15 rush, 40 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 at ATL vs. CAR
Week 8 vs. IND at CHI
Week 9 at MIN at TB
Week 10 vs. WAS vs. SF
Week 11 at CAR vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. HOU at DEN
Week 13 at CHI at ATL
Week 14 vs. GB at PHI
Week 15 at TEN vs. KC
Week 16 vs. TB vs. MIN
Week 17 vs. MIN at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
 
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts13.410.2
Rush Yards52.542.1
Rush TDs0.40.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.11.6
Rec Yards7.911.4
Rec TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points8.76.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 111.44.8
Week 24.13.3
Week 38.56.5
Week 49.620.3
Week 55.7
Week 611.8
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total45.440.6
Average9.18.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 131
Week 202
Week 311
Week 422
Week 52
Week 61
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
 
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Peterson continues to get carries in this offense and he can be viewed as a fine fill-in option if fantasy teams are in a pinch. He can be viewed as a RB3 this week.Murray's been seeing enough work over the past few games, averaging 11.3 carries, to warrant consideration in this plus matchup as well. Murray should be viewed as a high-end RB3.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
I mentioned last week that it was possible we saw Swift shifted into a bigger role after the bye week, and while the box score says that Swift had his breakout game, I wouldn't be so quick to say that. Do you know how many touches the Lions running backs had last week? 38 of them. Swift saw 17 of them, or 44.7 percent. Do you know how many touches this Lions backfield averaged coming into this game? 26.5 of them. Applying Week 6's touch share, Swift would project for 11.9 touches per game, which isn't a whole lot. His role could (and should) continue to grow, but he's far from a locked-in stud in fantasy. We talked about it last week with Alexander Mattison, but the Falcons are a funnel defense. Teams have realized that, as just 36.4 percent of plays against them have been run plays. That's the fifth-lowest mark in the league. The opportunity in the passing game cannot be overlooked, though. Their opponents have essentially used a short passing game instead of the run game, as running backs have accounted for 55 targets, 328 yards, and four touchdowns through the air, which are all the most in the NFL. That would benefit Swift's role the most, as he's averaged 2.02 yards per route run this year, which ranks as the third-highest in the NFL among running backs who've seen at least 15 targets. He's also run nearly 20 more routes than Peterson. So, while Peterson is still going to be involved, Swift should have the more valuable role this week, and maybe moving forward. Knowing there have been five different running backs who've caught at least five passes against the Falcons, Swift should deliver a stable floor as an RB3, but don't jump to conclusions just yet. Peterson still had 16 touches last week, so he's still certainly involved, and he's also totaled 48.3 percent of the Lions carries in the red zone, but oddly enough, Swift has totaled four carries inside the five-yard line while Peterson has just one. Peterson should be considered a low-upside, low-end RB3/high-end RB4.Heading into his bye week, Kamara was the No. 1 running back in PPR formats by a full 34.3 points, which is a tad ridiculous through five weeks. Coming out of his bye, he's still the No. 1 running back by a full 23.9 PPR points. Murray has been getting work too, as he's totaled just nine fewer carries than Kamara. Even though he's only seen eight targets, this game should benefit both of their roles. When playing against the Panthers, running backs have outscored quarterbacks by 18.41 PPR points. Crazy, right? That's the largest gap in the league. Of the 71.95 PPR points per game they allow to skill-position players, running backs have accounted for 44.9 percent of it, which is a league-high. Some will see that teams have ranked 22nd in run-rate against the Panthers and think, "Why would they do that?" but if you look at the weighted opportunity, which relies heavily on passing-game usage, you'd see they face the more opportunity than any other team when it comes to running backs. Teams have used the west-coast passing attack against them, racking up short receptions. You're starting Kamara as an elite RB1 against a team that's allowed 39 running back touchdowns over their last 22 games. Murray should receive at least 10 carries in this game, and he's seen 10 red zone carries to Kamara's 14, so he should have a decent shot to find the end zone. He should be considered a decent RB3-type option, though his floor is lower than most if he doesn't score.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Peterson is going to lose touches to Swift as the season progresses, but with 4 teams on bye he could have flex value against a bad Falcons defense.