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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Questionable
A.J. GreenA. Green
WR - CIN
A.J. Green
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 26th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 25# 27-
Best Rank# 19# 12-
Worst Rank# 32# 44-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LV at PHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs LVThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs PHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec1612.3
Rec Yds194148.3
Rec TD0.71.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total25.98.0-
Avg Game13.04.0-
Avg Projection10.18.5-
Week 217.92.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertKnee-
Weather75 F, Partly Cloudy79 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
A.J. GreenA. Green
WR - CIN
A.J. Green
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA
7 tar, 5 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
9 tar, 5 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at SEA
11 tar, 8 rec, 179 yds, 0 td
at CLE
Week 3 vs. LV at PHI
Week 4 at KC vs. JAC
Week 5 vs. DEN at BAL
Week 6BYE WEEK at IND
Week 7 vs. SF vs. CLE
Week 8 at BUF vs. TEN
Week 9 at NYJBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. BAL at PIT
Week 11 at HOU at WAS
Week 12 vs. ARI vs. NYG
Week 13 at LAC at MIA
Week 14 at LAR vs. DAL
Week 15 at MIA vs. PIT
Week 16 vs. BUF at HOU
Week 17 vs. NYJ vs. BAL
Player Projections Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Questionable
A.J. GreenA. Green
WR - CIN
A.J. Green
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions5.54.4
Rec Yards71.660.3
Rec TDs0.40.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.60.0
Rush Yards3.70.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points10.18.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
A.J. GreenA. Green
WR - CIN
A.J. Green
2020 Points 
Week 18.05.1
Week 217.92.9
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
Total25.98.0
Average13.04.0
Player Targets Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
A.J. GreenA. Green
WR - CIN
A.J. Green
2020 Targets 
Week 179
Week 21113
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
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Questionable
A.J. GreenA. Green
WR - CIN
A.J. Green
at PHI, Sun 1pm 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.There's some pros and cons to Green moving forward. The pros are that he's seen a team-high 22 targets through two weeks and Burrow looks like he's going to be a good one. The cons are that Green has turned those 22 targets into just 80 scoreless yards and hasn't looked like the player he once was. His 3.6 yards per target is the 31st worst mark of all-time from wide receivers who've seen 20-plus targets. It seems every time he gets up off the ground, it's a struggle. He might be working back into game-shape after having 2019 off, which must be the hope. Until we see his efficiency rise, we have to treat him as a risky start in fantasy. Still, his ridiculous 330 air yards through two weeks leads the NFL by a full 34 percent. Take this from someone who loved Green before the season began: I have zero clue what to do. Fortunately, his matchup doesn't entice you to start him this week, as he's likely getting Darius Slay in coverage, one of the top cornerbacks in the game. Slay did move around the formation in Week 1, but then stayed firmly planted at LCB in Week 2, so it's possible we don't have a shadow situation, but I'd expect it. Slay hasn't allowed anything higher than a 97.4 QB Rating in his coverage over each of the last six seasons. Green should be considered a risky WR3 who needs to remind us of the player we once knew. If he does, the volume has been better than ever.
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. 
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.People are going to be scared off of AJ Green if they just see the boxscore stats, but we should be focused in on his opportunity. 13 targets is hard to come by for any receiver and it's encouraging to see that Burrow is continuously looking his way. With that being said, this isn't the greatest matchup for Green from a fantasy perspective. The Eagles are currently ranked 24th in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers, which means that it's a tough matchup, and Darius Slay is a big reason for that. Slay is expected to cover Green in this matchup, which means that Green can be viewed as nothing more than a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 this week.