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vs. SEA, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 16# 51-
Best Rank# 7# 27-
Worst Rank# 23# 70-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. SEA vs. CHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs SEAThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs CHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att24.527.4
Rush Yds95.6113.4
Rush TD1.10.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total138.2112.5-
Avg Game9.27.0-
2019 Average9.27.0-
    
Misc 
    
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Expert Ranks 
Todd Gurley IIAdrian PetersonAdd Player
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
FullTime Fantasy
09/29
#12#57-
    
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SleeperWire
09/13
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
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09/13
#17#53-
    
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SleeperWire
09/13
#12#45-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#17#54-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#17#54-
    
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Bruno Boys
09/13
#16#57-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
09/10
#18#61-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
09/10
#9#51-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
09/10
#12-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
09/10
#17#54-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#17#49-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
09/13
#12#45-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#18#53-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
09/13
#13#55-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
09/13
#11#57-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#11-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#13#52-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
09/13
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#17#52-
    
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09/09
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09/13
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09/10
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09/13
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08/10
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09/13
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Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
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09/13
#23#50-
    
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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Razzball
09/13
#18#46-
    
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The Draft Zone
09/13
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Fantrax
09/10
#12#58-
    
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09/13
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09/10
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09/09
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09/10
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09/13
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CBS Sports
09/13
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09/13
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The Athletic
09/13
#9#54-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
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09/12
#11#62-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
09/13
#17#54-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
09/13
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09/13
#17#53-
    
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FantasyData
09/10
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09/12
#17#46-
    
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FTN
09/13
#17#65-
    
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FTLS Fantasy Football
09/13
#16#50-
    
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The Fantasy Scout
09/13
#20#47-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
09/13
#16#55-
    
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FTN
09/08
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09/10
#19#51-
    
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Gridiron Experts
09/13
#13#54-
    
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FullTime Fantasy
09/13
#16#53-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
09/13
#19#68-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
09/10
#17#59-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
09/09
#16#55-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
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09/12
#17#58-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
09/10
#17#67-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
09/13
#22#57-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
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09/13
#18#53-
    
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09/13
#13#52-
    
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Fake Teams
09/13
#13#53-
    
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Mundo Fantasy
09/11
#15#45-
    
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Hail to Fantasy Football
09/13
#7#52-
    
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numberFire
09/13
#11#55-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
09/09
#14#57-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
09/13
#18#42-
    
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09/13
#15#54-
    
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Fantasy Sports LR
09/12
#18#57-
    
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09/13
#10#53-
    
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09/13
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Important Nonsense
09/10
#11#53-
    
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FantasyPros
09/13
#12#46-
    
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The Undroppables
09/09
#17#51-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
09/11
#18#51-
    
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Real GM
09/09
#13#54-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
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09/13
#17#53-
    
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FTN
09/13
#14#55-
    
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FantasyData
09/13
#13#49-
    
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Fantasy Hot Read
09/09
#17#35-
    
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The Hateful 8
09/13
#17#57-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
09/13
#17#56-
    
Clayton CadieuxC. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North
09/12
#12#53-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
09/13
#18#51-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
09/10
#17-
    
Jose Ramon LlacaJ. Ramo...
Estadio Fantasy
09/07
#17#58-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/13
#16#47-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
09/12
#18#48-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
09/13
#17#54-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
09/10
#17#52-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/09
#18#57-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
09/13
#11#55-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
09/10
#19-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
09/12
#11#65-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
09/09
#23#55-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
09/13
#16#60-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
09/10
#13#65-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
09/13
#17#50-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
09/13
#17#31-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
09/13
#18#47-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
09/10
#11#70-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
09/13
#17#60-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
09/13
#18#52-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
09/13
#11#45-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
09/08
#19#52-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
09/13
#16#51-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#20#27-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
09/13
#16-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
09/13
#11#53-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
09/13
#16#27-
    
Francisco (Chato) RomeroF. (Cha...
Estadio Fantasy
09/13
#17#53-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#21#54-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
09/13
#9#69-
    
09/10
#17-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
09/12
#12-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#16#52-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#12#48-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
09/13
#20#58-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
09/09
#17#46-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#18#58-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
09/07
#13#56-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#11#50-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
09/13
#16-
    
09/13
#16#52-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
09/13
#22#54-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
09/13
#16#53-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
09/09
#12#46-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
09/13
#16#40-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
09/11
#16-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
09/12
#18#57-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
09/13
#13#57-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
09/12
#12-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
09/10
#12#55-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
09/13
#16#66-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
09/10
#13#46-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
09/12
#17-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
09/12
#17#58-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
09/13
#11#37-
    
Aaron LarsonA. Larson
FantasyPros
09/09
#17#59-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/04
#12#64-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
09/13
#14#58-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
09/13
#16#53-
    
Ellis JohnsonE. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football
09/13
#12#56-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
09/13
#13#53-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
09/10
#17#45-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
09/09
#16#56-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
09/01
#9#56-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
09/09
#20#46-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
09/10
#15#55-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
09/13
#15#45-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#16#44-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
09/08
#20#30-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/12
#16#46-
    
Benjamin KlotzB. Klotz
Touchdown Squad
09/12
#13#39-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
09/11
#14-
    
Nicholas YouN. You
The Undroppables
09/11
#12#67-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
09/13
#20#51-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
09/10
#17#58-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
09/10
#19#54-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#18#54-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
09/10
#15#50-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
09/10
#19#43-
    
Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
09/10
#13#62-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
09/10
#18#60-
    
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
09/09
#18#54-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
09/08
#18#59-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
09/08
#19#59-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
09/07
#9#62-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA vs. CHI
Week 2 at DAL at GB
Week 3 vs. CHI at ARI
Week 4 at GB vs. NO
Week 5 vs. CARBYE WEEK
Week 6 at MIN at JAC
Week 7 vs. DET at ATL
Week 8 at CAR vs. IND
Week 9 vs. DEN at MIN
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. WAS
Week 11 at NO at CAR
Week 12 vs. LV vs. HOU
Week 13 vs. NO at CHI
Week 14 at LAC vs. GB
Week 15 vs. TB at TEN
Week 16 at KC vs. TB
Week 17 at TB vs. MIN
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 111.711.4
Week 26.14.1
Week 314.28.5
Week 418.39.6
Week 521.0
Week 66.711.8
Week 720.23.0
Week 810.61.2
Week 911.54.3
Week 103.0
Week 112.91.8
Week 1217.5
Week 132.017.7
Week 143.13.0
Week 151.42.3
Week 165.01.0
Week 173.512.3
Total138.2112.5
Average9.27.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 153
Week 200
Week 321
Week 412
Week 55
Week 641
Week 731
Week 801
Week 925
Week 101
Week 1121
Week 120
Week 1311
Week 1431
Week 1520
Week 1630
Week 1720
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. SEA, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
As long as Todd Gurley can stay healthy, he's a must-start running back in your lineup. While the Seahawks' defense will improve with Jamal Adams, they were below average in most run defense metrics last year. Gurley's pass-catching productivity plummeted last year, but he'll still see targets in this offense. He's also going to have tremendous touchdown upside as long as he's seeing the full starting workload. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
As long as Gurley is active, he belongs in your starting lineup due to the offense that he plays in. While the days of Gurley receiving 20+ carries are most likely gone, he can absolutely still make contributions for fantasy football with his scoring upside in this high-powered Falcons offense. Gurley's a low-end RB1 in this matchup against the Seahawks defense.Peterson's joining the Lions after being released by Washington and he figures to be a part of the game plan right away. With that being said, this is going to be a messy situation to figure out for fantasy football and none of these backs are worth starting against the Bears if you can avoid it. I'd recommend looking elsewhere if you can.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Falcons have come out and said they want Gurley to touch the ball between 15-25 times per game, depending on how much he can take. Being it's early in the season, I'm guessing he'll be fine with whatever they give him. The Seahawks only allowed two running backs to top 87 rushing yards last year, and despite Gurley playing them twice, he was not one of them. In the two games, he totaled just 130 yards on 38 carries (3.42 yards per carry) but managed to find the end zone in both games. Oddly enough, Gurley has scored 11 total touchdowns in his last five meetings with the Seahawks. Yes, those are real numbers. It's all about opportunity against the Seahawks, as they appear okay on paper, allowing the 13th-most fantasy points to running backs, but when you look at it on a per-touch standpoint, it's much worse. The 0.99 PPR points per opportunity (carry/target) they allowed was the third most in the league, behind only the Panthers and Jaguars. Knowing that Gurley will get as many opportunities as he can handle against a team he's done well against in the past, I'd argue he's a low-end RB1 in this game with multiple touchdowns in his range of outcomes. If you're looking for his handcuff, it's Brian Hill, though he won't have weekly viability while Gurley is out there. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
I am not sold on Gurley being able to handle 12-15 carries per game this year given his arthritic knee condition. He is a dicey flex option at home on a team that could go RBBC this year.