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Experts' Pick
 
  Joshua KelleyJ. Kelley
RB - LAC
Joshua Kelley
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 24# 44-
Best Rank# 17# 38-
Worst Rank# 45# 55-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CAR vs. TEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs CARThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs TEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att17.717.7
Rush Yds8590.7
Rush TD20.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total23.39.6-
Avg Game11.74.8-
Avg Projection8.04.9-
Week 211.31.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather79 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.Indoor-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Joshua KelleyJ. Kelley
RB - LAC
Joshua Kelley
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN
12 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
vs. GB
6 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. KC
23 rush, 64 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 49 yds, 0 td
at IND
Week 3 vs. CAR vs. TEN
Week 4 at TB at HOU
Week 5 at NO at SEA
Week 6 vs. NYJ vs. ATL
Week 7 at MIABYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. JAC at GB
Week 9 vs. LV vs. DET
Week 10BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 11 at DEN vs. DAL
Week 12 at BUF vs. CAR
Week 13 vs. NE vs. JAC
Week 14 vs. ATL at TB
Week 15 at LV vs. CHI
Week 16 vs. DEN at NO
Week 17 at KC at DET
Player Projections Comparison
  Joshua KelleyJ. Kelley
RB - LAC
Joshua Kelley
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts12.66.6
Rush Yards49.831.0
Rush TDs0.30.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.31.5
Rec Yards10.911.2
Rec TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points8.04.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Joshua KelleyJ. Kelley
RB - LAC
Joshua Kelley
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
2020 Points 
Week 112.08.0
Week 211.31.6
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
Total23.39.6
Average11.74.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Joshua KelleyJ. Kelley
RB - LAC
Joshua Kelley
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
2020 Targets 
Week 104
Week 222
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
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Week 14
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Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Joshua KelleyJ. Kelley
RB - LAC
Joshua Kelley
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Guess who ranks sixth in the NFL in carries? Ekeler... and Kelley. They both have 35 carries through two games. Ekeler has been more efficient and has two more targets, but Kelley is a real thing in fantasy. He has the same number of carries as Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jonathan Taylor. Here's a crazy stat: Kelley totaled 23 carries in Week 2. Melvin Gordon didn't hit that number in any game through his last two years with the Chargers. Want more good news for these backs? A robust 56.1 percent of the production the Panthers have allowed to skill-position players has gone to running backs. No other team in the league has a number higher than 50.2 percent. Running backs have averaged 34.9 more PPR points per game than quarterbacks have against this Panthers defense. It's a limited sample size, sure, but you get the point. They've now allowed 33 rushing touchdowns to running backs over their last 18 games, while no other team in the league has allowed more than 19 in that span. Kelley has eight carries inside the red zone, while Ekeler has four to his name. I'm still siding with Ekeler as the one to play considering his passing-game usage, but the gap is shrinking. Ekeler needs to be played as a sturdy high-end RB2 while Kelley should be considered a high-end RB3, at minimum with the role he's walked into.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.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Kelley has been an amazing find for fantasy managers that took the shot on him late in drafts and he saw an insane 23 carries last week against the Kansas City Chiefs. He's also seeing some work out of the backfield as a receiver and he's getting the goal-line carries. Kelley's in an excellent spot this week to return top-20 value at the RB position and he should be started everywhere you can against the worst run defense in the NFL right now. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Kelley is a great flex option against a Panthers team that has given up the most points to fantasy running backs through two weeks.