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Experts' Pick
 
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
vs. GB, Sun 8pm 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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11 of 162 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 37# 44-
Best Rank# 28# 38-
Worst Rank# 48# 55-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. GB vs. TEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs GBThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs TEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att14.317.7
Rush Yds74.390.7
Rush TD10.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total8.19.6-
Avg Game4.14.8-
Avg Projection5.94.9-
Week 23.31.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB
15 rush, 48 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
6 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at LV
3 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
at IND
Week 3 vs. GB vs. TEN
Week 4 at DET at HOU
Week 5 vs. LAC at SEA
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. ATL
Week 7 vs. CARBYE WEEK
Week 8 at CHI at GB
Week 9 at TB vs. DET
Week 10 vs. SF at CHI
Week 11 vs. ATL vs. DAL
Week 12 at DEN vs. CAR
Week 13 at ATL vs. JAC
Week 14 at PHI at TB
Week 15 vs. KC vs. CHI
Week 16 vs. MIN at NO
Week 17 at CAR at DET
Player Projections Comparison
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts8.86.6
Rush Yards35.931.0
Rush TDs0.20.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.41.5
Rec Yards10.011.2
Rec TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.94.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
2020 Points 
Week 14.88.0
Week 23.31.6
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
Total8.19.6
Average4.14.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
2020 Targets 
Week 114
Week 222
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
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Alexander MattisonA. Mattison
RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
All signs pointed to Murray having a great game against the Raiders last week, but the Saints fell behind and Murray was game-scripted out. After seeing 15 carries in week one, Murray fell to only three attempts on the ground on Monday. I don't expect that to be the norm moving forward and Murray should be fed the ball early in this matchup against the Packers to help take the pressure off of Brees. Murray's a fine RB3 play this week with upside. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
I don't know what the Saints were thinking last week. Murray had three carries through the first 10 minutes of that game for 14 yards, yet they went away from the run and it cost them the game. Meanwhile, Kamara continues to be hyper-efficient, and is the No. 2 running back in fantasy right alongside his doppelganger, Aaron Jones. The Packers run defense is nothing to be worried about, as they allowed a massive 4.86 yards per carry last year and have continued that trend in 2020 while allowing 4.87 yards per carry through two weeks. The lone issue is that running backs have totaled just 48 touches against them in the first two weeks, as they've averaged just 53.5 plays per game. But when you pair an efficient running back like Kamara against a Packers defense that's allowed 1.08 PPR points per opportunity, you get big results. Kamara has averaged two touchdowns per game to this point, and he might just get there again in Week 3. Start him as a star RB1. Murray went from 15 carries in Week 1 to just three in Week 2, which gives you all sorts of anxiety when trusting him. But we can't let one matchup dictate how we feel about a player. In a game where the Saints are 3.5-point favorites with an over/under of 51.5 points, he should have some scoring opportunities. Consider him a semi-risky RB4 who has touchdown upside.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.