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  Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 3# 15-
Best Rank# 1# 9-
Worst Rank# 6# 23-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. GB at PHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs GBThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att14.325
Rush Yds74.390.3
Rush TD11.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total48.113.7-
Avg Game24.16.9-
Avg Projection16.412.9-
Week 229.48.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor75 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB
12 rush, 16 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 5 rec, 51 yds, 1 td
vs. LAC
19 rush, 69 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at LV
13 rush, 79 yds, 2 td
9 tar, 9 rec, 95 yds, 0 td
at CLE
16 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. GB at PHI
Week 4 at DET vs. JAC
Week 5 vs. LAC at BAL
Week 6BYE WEEK at IND
Week 7 vs. CAR vs. CLE
Week 8 at CHI vs. TEN
Week 9 at TBBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. SF at PIT
Week 11 vs. ATL at WAS
Week 12 at DEN vs. NYG
Week 13 at ATL at MIA
Week 14 at PHI vs. DAL
Week 15 vs. KC vs. PIT
Week 16 vs. MIN at HOU
Week 17 at CAR vs. BAL
Player Projections Comparison
  Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts12.717.2
Rush Yards61.070.8
Rush TDs0.70.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions6.02.5
Rec Yards49.719.9
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.412.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
2020 Points 
Week 118.75.1
Week 229.48.6
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
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Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total48.113.7
Average24.16.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
2020 Targets 
Week 182
Week 294
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
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Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
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Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Alvin KamaraA. Kamara
RB - NO
Alvin Kamara
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 Mixon has been a big disappointment so far in 2020. He had a tough matchup in Week 1, and the Bengals couldn't keep things close enough against the Browns to justify giving him enough carries. He'll visit the Eagles this week, a team whose rushing defense has been worse than expected and ranks just 16th in defensive efficiency. While I'm expecting Mixon to turn things around on Sunday, I'm not expecting much better than a high-end RB2 finish from him.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Kamara was essentially unstoppable last week and there's a very good chance that we see him finish as the RB1 this week. The Packers are currently the 8th easiest matchup for opposing fantasy RBs and Kamara could easily find the end zone multiple times again in this one. Kamara should be viewed as a locked-and-loaded top-5 option this week.From a talent perspective, Mixon belongs in the conversation with the best of the best in the NFL. However, for fantasy football, he's not being utilized fully properly to be a top-tier option week in and week out. Even though Mixon saw four targets last week, he was game-scripted out for Gio Bernard eventually. Until Zac Taylor chooses to put the superior talent on the field for every situation, Mixon needs to be viewed as a low-end RB1/high-end RB2. This is a tough matchup for him, but he should see enough volume to return that value this week.
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.He's scored just 16.2 half PPR points through two games, which is not what fantasy enthusiasts had in mind when they drafted him in the first round. The offensive line does have a few new parts and may take some time to gel, but the biggest concern with Mixon is that he's conceding a lot of passing-down work to Giovani Bernard. To this point, Mixon has run 44 routes, while Bernard has run 41 routes. With that being said, Mixon has totaled just six targets on 97 pass attempts by Burrow (6.2 percent target share) while Bernard has seen 12 targets. Teams have chosen to run the ball against the Eagles, as Washington and the Rams ran the ball on 54.7 percent of their plays. Their running backs amassed 55 carries and 204 yards with three rushing touchdowns over the last two weeks, and we can't pretend they have the most talented units or offensive lines. The problem here is gamescript with Mixon, as the Bengals are 6.5-point underdogs, which would not favor his role as the early-down back. He should still get goal-line touches against a team that's allowed 64 points in their first two games. Mixon should remain in lineups as a high-end RB2.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Packers are just 19th against fantasy running backs, Kamara should be a great WR1 at home in a game that could turn into a shootout.The Eagles are just 17th against fantasy running backs, Mixon is a low-end RB1 play at Philly this week.