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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Kalen Ballage
RB - LAC
at BUF, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
at TB, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Nov 29th, 2020
99%
Recommended by
141 of 142 experts
1%
Recommended by
1 of 142 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 24# 116-
Best Rank# 6# 105-
Worst Rank# 41# 112-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at BUF at TB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs BUFThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs TB-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att21.520.9
Rush Yds103.866.9
Rush TD1.20.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total39.76.7-
Avg Game6.61.3-
Avg Projection8.60.6-
Week 117.10.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertAnkle-
Weather48 F, Clear80 F, Overcast-
    
Expert Ranks 
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Rudy GambleR. Gamble
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34 m
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Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
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#18-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 h
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
2 h
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The Fantasy Scout
3 h
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The Football Girl
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Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
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4 h
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4 h
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Real GM
4 h
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Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
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TwoQBs
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BRoto Fantasy
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5 h
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Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
6 h
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Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
6 h
#19#111-
    
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Hail to Fantasy Football
6 h
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Estadio Fantasy
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Draft Sharks
7 h
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Yahoo! Sports
8 h
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8 h
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8 h
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8 h
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Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
9 h
#10-
    
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SportsLine
9 h
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
10 h
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BRoto Fantasy
10 h
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Razzball
12 h
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The Fantasy Footballers
12 h
#10-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
13 h
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The Fantasy Footballers
13 h
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13 h
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Pressbox
13 h
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15 h
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The Fantasy Coaches
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16 h
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Justin SablichJ. Sablich
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18 h
#10-
    
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FantasyPros
19 h
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numberFire
20 h
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Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
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1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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FFToday
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WalterFootball
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Gridiron Experts
1 d
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Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#11-
    
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Important Nonsense
1 d
#11-
    
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BallBlast
1 d
#10-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
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1 d
#23-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
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Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
#20-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
1 d
#19#105-
    
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1 d
#29-
    
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Drink Five
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Breaking Football
2 d
#20-
    
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Packer Report
2 d
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NFL Spinzone
2 d
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FTN
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EDSFootball
2 d
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Matt Brandon
2 d
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FTN
2 d
#10-
    
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theScore
2 d
#29-
    
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XN Sports
2 d
#7-
    
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Pro Football Focus
2 d
#10-
    
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Gridiron Experts
2 d
#20-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 d
#20-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 d
#11-
    
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Take Your League
2 d
#12-
    
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Going For 2
3 d
#14-
    
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Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#28-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
3 d
#20-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
3 d
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Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 d
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Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
3 d
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Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
3 d
#11-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
3 d
#21-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 d
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Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
3 d
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Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
3 d
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Alex BlickleA. Blickle
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3 d
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Fantasy Victors
3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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FF Prophet
3 d
#21-
    
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FTLS Fantasy Football
3 d
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3 d
#15-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
3 d
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Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
3 d
#15-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
3 d
#8-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
3 d
#21-
    
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The Fantasy Fix
3 d
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The Hateful 8
3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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EDSFootball
3 d
#15-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
3 d
#14-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#17-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
3 d
#7-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 d
#26-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
3 d
#21-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
3 d
#10-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
3 d
#15-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
#16-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
3 d
#14-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
3 d
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
3 d
#15-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
3 d
#18-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
3 d
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John FergusonJ. Ferg...
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3 d
#17-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#22-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
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3 d
#20-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 d
#21-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
3 d
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Roto Street Journal
4 d
#22-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
4 d
#23#103-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
4 d
#15-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
5 d
#21-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
5 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Kalen Ballage
RB - LAC
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN
vs. HOU
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. KC
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
at LAC
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. CAR
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 44 yds, 0 td
at BAL
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 1 td
Week 4 at TB
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
vs. NE
Week 5 at NO
vs. LV
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 6BYE WEEK at BUF
Week 7 vs. JAC
at DEN
Week 8 at DEN
vs. NYJ
Week 9 vs. LV
15 rush, 69 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at MIA
18 rush, 68 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 34 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. NYJ
16 rush, 44 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 7 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
at LV
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at BUF at TB
Week 13 vs. NE vs. DEN
Week 14 vs. ATL at MIA
Week 15 at LV at NO
Week 16 vs. DEN vs. ATL
Week 17 at KC vs. LAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
Kalen Ballage
RB - LAC
at BUF, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
at TB, Sun 4pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts11.50.4
Rush Yards45.30.3
Rush TDs0.30.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.60.4
Rec Yards19.42.2
Rec TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points8.60.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Kalen Ballage
RB - LAC
2020 Points 
Week 10.2
Week 21.70.0
Week 35.26.5
Week 41.1
Week 50.0
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 914.4
Week 1010.2
Week 117.10.0
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total39.76.7
Average6.61.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
Kalen Ballage
RB - LAC
2020 Targets 
Week 10
Week 220
Week 351
Week 43
Week 50
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 930
Week 106
Week 1190
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Kalen Ballage
RB - LAC
at BUF, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
at TB, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We don't know if Ekeler will play as of right now, but there's certainly a chance after he tweeted saying he's been medically cleared. If he does return, there will likely be some sort of timeshare between these two, but we'll cross that bridge once we get word that he's playing. This game certainly favors the early-down work, as the Bills have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points on the ground to running backs but have allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points through the air to them. They've still yet to allow a receiving touchdown to a running back and are one of four teams who can say that. When you break it down with weighted volume, the Bills are allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per opportunity, so it's not a bad matchup. Considering Ballage has received an average of 16.3 carries per game over the last three weeks, the 4.65 yards per carry the Bills have allowed looks fantastic. Not just that, but they've also allowed a touchdown every 25.2 carries. Ballage has also earned some credit in the passing game, as he's received 15 targets over the last two weeks. With that type of volume, he's an RB2, at minimum. That hinges on Ekeler's absence. If Ekeler plays, I'd expect them to keep him on some sort of snap count. The Bills have seen 26.8 running back touches per game, which isn't great for a messy timeshare. Ekeler would have to move back into the most valuable back, though there's enough risk to keep him in the low-end RB2/high-end RB3 territory, while Ballage would move back to a low-end RB3 who should still offer some value. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Bills are 18th against fantasy backs, Ballage is a flex option on the road in a good matchup with no teams on bye this week. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Ballage was injured early on in last week's game, but he fought through it and played the rest of the game. Unfortunately, his efficiency may have suffered because of the injury and he was only able to put up 44 rushing yards on 16 attempts. He did reel in seven receptions though, which brings a safe floor for fantasy managers each week. Assuming that Ballage is fully healthy, he should be plugged in as a safe mid-range RB2 option with upside due to his work in the receiving game.