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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Sony Michel
RB - NE
at LAC, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Dec 4th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 13# 71-
Best Rank# 13# 62-
Worst Rank# 15# 77-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ATL at LAC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs ATLThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs LAC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att18.419.9
Rush Yds78.894.6
Rush TD0.80.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total195.125.6-
Avg Game17.78.5-
Avg Projection12.52.5-
Week 125.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor68 F, Clear throughout the day.-
    
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Justin GeorgeJ. George
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
Sony Michel
RB - NE
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB
12 rush, 16 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 5 rec, 51 yds, 1 td
vs. MIA
10 rush, 37 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at LV
13 rush, 79 yds, 2 td
9 tar, 9 rec, 95 yds, 0 td
at SEA
7 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. GB
6 rush, 58 yds, 0 td
14 tar, 13 rec, 139 yds, 2 td
vs. LV
9 rush, 117 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at DET
19 rush, 83 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 36 yds, 0 td
at KC
Week 5 vs. LAC
11 rush, 45 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 8 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. DEN
Week 7 vs. CAR
14 rush, 83 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 8 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
Week 8 at CHI
12 rush, 67 yds, 0 td
13 tar, 9 rec, 96 yds, 0 td
at BUF
Week 9 at TB
9 rush, 40 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
Week 10 vs. SF
8 rush, 15 yds, 2 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 83 yds, 1 td
vs. BAL
Week 11 vs. ATL
13 rush, 45 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at HOU
Week 12 at DEN
11 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, -2 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
Week 13 at ATL at LAC
Week 14 at PHI at LAR
Week 15 vs. KC at MIA
Week 16 vs. MIN vs. BUF
Week 17 at CAR vs. NYJ
Player Projections Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Sony Michel
RB - NE
at LAC, Sun 4pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts12.23.7
Rush Yards52.116.5
Rush TDs0.50.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions4.00.5
Rec Yards34.42.0
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points12.52.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
Sony Michel
RB - NE
2020 Points 
Week 118.79.7
Week 229.41.9
Week 331.714.0
Week 417.9
Week 511.9
Week 6
Week 714.8
Week 816.3
Week 910.9
Week 1027.8
Week 1110.5
Week 125.2
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total195.125.6
Average17.78.5
Player Targets Comparison
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
Sony Michel
RB - NE
2020 Targets 
Week 180
Week 291
Week 3142
Week 44
Week 510
Week 6
Week 78
Week 813
Week 96
Week 108
Week 111
Week 122
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Alvin Kamara
RB - NO
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Sony Michel
RB - NE
at LAC, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We're officially panicked with Kamara now that we've seen just three targets over the last two games with Hill under center. Some are wondering if Murray is worth more with Hill under center considering his production in last week's game, though I'm not there just yet. That game was a blowout and keeping Kamara fresh makes a lot of sense. Still, Kamara's value has taken quite the hit, as his weighted opportunity is comparable to guys like Melvin Gordon and Kareem Hunt. The Falcons allow a lot of fantasy production, right? Unfortunately, running backs haven't accounted for too much of it. They've allowed a league-low 25.0 percent of skill-player production go to running backs, while no other team in the league is below 26.6 percent. Teams have realized it's more profitable to throw the ball against the Falcons, and that's why you've seen them face a league-low 17.8 carries per game. That's turned into just 70.0 rushing yards and 0.36 rushing touchdowns per game to running backs. For those doing the math at home, that's just 8.55 fantasy points per game on the ground, which is the lowest mark in the league. There have been six running backs who've totaled at least 33 yards through the air against them, so that's where you'd like to see production. How good have the Falcons been against running backs as a whole? Well, they've allowed just six of them to hit 11.5 PPR points this year, which is tied for the third-fewest in the league. That number is significant because it's the average number of points running backs needed to finish as a top-24 running back in 2019. Because of his decrease workload in the passing game, Kamara is more of a high-end RB2 at this point in time who's in a tough spot here. Don't forget he totaled just 45 yards on 13 carries against them just two weeks ago, though a touchdown salvaged his fantasy day. As for Murray, this matchup is brutal for his skill set, but he has fantasy value if he keeps getting the 12-plus carries he's gotten in the two games with Hill. Murray should be considered a mid-tier RB3 that you don't have to play in this game. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The problem for Kamara is that his role in the passing game has disappeared since Drew Brees suffered a rib injury. If he is only going to see 10-12 rushing attempts and no passing attempts, he is only a RB2 with little upside. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Are we officially concerned about Kamara now? After being one of the most consistent fantasy assets with Drew Brees at QB, Kamara has now fallen off a cliff with Hill at QB. This offense simply isn't throwing the ball much and what little opportunity there is seems to be only going Michael Thomas' way. Kamara's a fantastic runner between the tackles, but his fantasy value comes from his work as a receiver. If he's not getting that opportunity, he needs to be viewed as a low-end RB1 moving forward.