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Experts' Pick
 
  Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Duke Johnson Jr.D. Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson Jr.
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 43# 71-
Best Rank# 38# 58-
Worst Rank# 55# 74-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. TEN at PIT-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs TENThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PIT-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att17.715.3
Rush Yds90.744.3
Rush TD0.70
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total9.61.4-
Avg Game4.81.4-
Avg Projection4.94.0-
Week 21.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor74 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
Duke Johnson Jr.D. Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson Jr.
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB
6 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
at KC
5 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at IND
vs. BAL
Week 3 vs. TEN at PIT
Week 4 at HOU vs. MIN
Week 5 at SEA vs. JAC
Week 6 vs. ATL at TEN
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 8 at GBBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. DET at JAC
Week 10 at CHI at CLE
Week 11 vs. DAL vs. NE
Week 12 vs. CAR at DET
Week 13 vs. JAC vs. IND
Week 14 at TB at CHI
Week 15 vs. CHI at IND
Week 16 at NO vs. CIN
Week 17 at DET vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
  Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Duke Johnson Jr.D. Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson Jr.
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts6.63.9
Rush Yards31.016.7
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.51.9
Rec Yards11.215.8
Rec TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points4.94.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
Duke Johnson Jr.D. Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson Jr.
2020 Points 
Week 18.01.4
Week 21.6
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
Total9.61.4
Average4.81.4
Player Targets Comparison
  Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
Duke Johnson Jr.D. Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson Jr.
2020 Targets 
Week 141
Week 22
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
  Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Duke Johnson Jr.D. Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson Jr.
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The fact that Cook has scored three touchdowns has saved him from looking like an ugly top-six pick this year, though it's not his doing. The Vikings offense has only run 48.0 plays per game because their defense can't get off the field, and it's led to Cook totaling just 29 touches through two weeks. The two starting running backs who've gone against the Titans haven't had that problem, as they've both (James Robinson, Melvin Gordon) totaled at least 18 touches, and that's despite the Titans winning both those games. Titans opponents have averaged 66.5 plays per game this year, which would be a welcomed sight for all Vikings players who've been forced to be too efficient with minimal plays. The 5.15 yards per carry the Titans have allowed to this point is the fourth-highest mark in the league, though it was expected to be a strength of theirs this year with their talented front seven. Maybe the loss of interior defensive lineman Jurrell Casey matters more than most thought? There were also nine running backs who totaled at least five receptions against the Titans last year, so Cook's floor should be fine, and we all know his ceiling in this offense. Trot him back out there as a solid RB1 this week. With the Vikings not running many plays, Mattison has totaled just 14 touches through two weeks, which makes it difficult to trust him as anything more than a desperation RB5. He does remain one of the better handcuffs in the league, though.It was all David Johnson for the Texans in Week 2, as he totaled all 15 opportunities for the Texans running backs. It didn't amount to much, as he tallied just 50 scoreless yards against a stingy Baltimore defense. That matchup likely primed him for this one, as the Steelers have been the worst matchup for running backs since the start of 2019. Here's a fun fact: You'd have to go all the way back to Week 16 of 2018 to find the last time they allowed a top-12 performance to a running back. That's 19 straight games without allowing a running back to finish as an RB1. It's not due to a lack of trying, either, as the Steelers faced the ninth-most running back touches in 2019. Over their last 18 games, running backs have averaged a miniscule 0.65 PPR points per opportunity (carries and targets). Think about how good that is... even if Johnson were to get 20 touches, their average performance would give him 13.0 PPR points. Johnson is just a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 who you're hoping finds the end zone similar to Melvin Gordon last week. Duke Johnson was reportedly close to playing last week and will put a dent into David's workload, though not enough to make Duke a viable fantasy option, especially in this game.