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Experts' Pick
 
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
at CHI, Sun 4pm EST
at PHI, Sun 8pm EST
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Oct 29th, 2020
96%
Recommended by
115 of 120 experts
4%
Recommended by
5 of 120 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 2# 8-
Best Rank# 1# 3-
Worst Rank# 6# 20-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CHI at PHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs CHIThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att24.125.5
Rush Yds104.8114.1
Rush TD0.81.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total124.496.8-
Avg Game20.713.8-
Avg Projection16.614.0-
Week 714.85.1-
    
Misc 
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB
12 rush, 16 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 5 rec, 51 yds, 1 td
at LAR
22 rush, 96 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at LV
13 rush, 79 yds, 2 td
9 tar, 9 rec, 95 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
22 rush, 89 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. GB
6 rush, 58 yds, 0 td
14 tar, 13 rec, 139 yds, 2 td
at SEA
14 rush, 34 yds, 1 td
11 tar, 6 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at DET
19 rush, 83 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 36 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
12 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 8 rec, 71 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. LAC
11 rush, 45 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 8 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
19 rush, 91 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. ARI
12 rush, 49 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 8 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. CAR
14 rush, 83 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 8 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
at WAS
12 rush, 45 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at CHI at PHI
Week 9 at TB vs. PIT
Week 10 vs. SFBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. ATL at MIN
Week 12 at DEN vs. WAS
Week 13 at ATL at BAL
Week 14 at PHI at CIN
Week 15 vs. KC vs. SF
Week 16 vs. MIN vs. PHI
Week 17 at CAR at NYG
Player Projections Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
at CHI, Sun 4pm EST
at PHI, Sun 8pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts13.418.3
Rush Yards63.575.1
Rush TDs0.60.7
   
Receiving
   
Receptions6.33.3
Rec Yards52.325.2
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.614.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
2020 Points 
Week 118.724.7
Week 229.416.2
Week 331.711.8
Week 417.912.5
Week 511.922.5
Week 64.0
Week 714.85.1
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total124.496.8
Average20.713.8
Player Targets Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
2020 Targets 
Week 184
Week 297
Week 31411
Week 448
Week 5102
Week 610
Week 782
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
at CHI, Sun 4pm EST
at PHI, Sun 8pm EST
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Kamara's matchup proof. He can be started every single week as a top-3 option.Zeke has been one of the most consistent fantasy options for a long time, but there's no way you can keep him up at the top of your rankings with the offensive situation surrounding him. He's a risky low-end RB1 play that you're hoping gets a ton of volume this week in a tough matchup.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We're almost halfway through the NFL season and Kamara has yet to finish worse than RB13 in half-PPR formats or RB9 in PPR formats. The amount of work he's been getting through the air has led him to the most weighted opportunity in the league, even though him and Murray are essentially a 55/45 split on the ground. The Bears defense as a whole has allowed just 1.18 PPR points per offensive play to opposing offenses. That's not running backs; that's the whole team. Running backs have averaged 0.76 PPR points per opportunity (carry or target), which ranks as the 10th-lowest number in the league, so it's not as bad as the passing game. The Bears have allowed the same number of yards per carry as they have yards per target (4.40), which is extremely rare. Knowing that, you should be able to do the math to figure out that they've allowed the 10th-most fantasy points on the ground to running backs but have allowed the fourth-fewest through the air to them. Through seven games, they've still yet to allow a top-15 running back performance, though there have been eight running backs who've reached double-digit PPR days. That's right, no running back has finished with more than 15.6 PPR points against them, which makes it difficult to pay up for Kamara in DFS cash lineups. You're playing him in redraft, obviously. As for Murray, this matchup does better suit his skillset, but the Bears have faced an average of 22.7 running back carries per game. If the timeshare of 55/45 holds up on the ground, we'd be looking at 10-11 carries. He's fine as a low-end RB3/high-end RB4 but will let you down if he doesn't score.He has just one run of 15-plus yards this year, which is the second-worst mark in the league among running backs with 75-plus carries (tied with David Montgomery). The offensive line is not doing him any favors, as he's averaged just 1.26 yards before contact. After finishing as a top-16 running back in each of the first five games with Prescott, Elliott has finished as the RB28 and RB40 over the last two weeks. It also doesn't help that the Eagles have been among the best in the league at stopping the run, allowing just 3.30 yards per carry, which ranks second to only the Bucs defense. The last time Elliott played them, he totaled just 47 yards on 13 carries, though he did add seven receptions for 37 yards. Keep in mind that was with Prescott under center. No running back has been able to crack 81 yards on the ground against the Eagles, and in fact, if you go back to last year, they've allowed just four running backs to top 66 rushing yards in their last 23 games. If you have Elliott, you're rooting for Dalton to return, as he at least targeted 10 times in his one full game. But even then, the Eagles have allowed just 1.27 PPR points per target to running backs, which is one of the lowest marks in football. Overall, the 0.73 PPR points per opportunity they've allowed ranks as the sixth-fewest in football. Elliott is still the workhorse, but he's trending more into the low-end RB1/high-end RB2 territory than the elite one he used to be.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Bears are 11th against fantasy running backs, but Kamara is a matchup proof RB1.Elliot has only 14 fantasy points the last two weeks combine, He is a low-upside RB2 on the road against the Eagles 10th ranked fantasy running back defense.