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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
at KC, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Sep 22nd, 2021
74%
Recommended by
62 of 84 experts
26%
Recommended by
22 of 84 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 11-
Best Rank# 8# 9-
Worst Rank# 14# 15-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at PIT at KC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PITThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs KC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att16.722.3
Rush Yds56.3134.7
Rush TD02.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total28.125.2-
Avg Game14.112.6-
Avg Projection12.913.5-
Week 27.113.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIN
29 rush, 127 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
at WAS
15 rush, 57 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at CHI
20 rush, 69 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
9 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 9 rec, 61 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at PIT at KC
Week 4 vs. JAC vs. LV
Week 5 vs. GB vs. CLE
Week 6 at DET at BAL
Week 7 at BALBYE WEEK
Week 8 at NYJ vs. NE
Week 9 vs. CLE at PHI
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. MIN
Week 11 at LV vs. PIT
Week 12 vs. PIT at DEN
Week 13 vs. LAC at CIN
Week 14 vs. SF vs. NYG
Week 15 at DEN vs. KC
Week 16 vs. BAL at HOU
Week 17 vs. KC vs. DEN
Week 18 at CLE at LV
Player Projections Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
at KC, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts18.211.7
Rush Yards73.755.1
Rush TDs0.50.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.35.0
Rec Yards23.741.8
Rec TDs0.10.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points12.913.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Points 
Week 121.011.7
Week 27.113.5
Week 3
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Week 5
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Total28.125.2
Average14.112.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Targets 
Week 140
Week 229
Week 3
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Week 5
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Notes for Player Combination
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
at KC, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Through two games, Mixon is averaging 24.5 carries, 98 rushing yards, and .5 rushing touchdowns. His workload is rivaling the top-tier fantasy assets and he's been an absolute steal for fantasy managers through the first couple of weeks based on where they drafted him. He had a tough matchup on the ground in week two against the Bears defense, but he still provided a high floor based on his workload. He will now get to take on the Steelers defense that has yet to allow a rushing touchdown on the season and is only allowing an average of 84.5 rushing yards per game. The upside for Mixon might not be there this week, but we know he's going to get one of the top carry shares across the entire league, which makes him a very reliable fantasy asset. He can be viewed as a low-end RB1 for week three.It's okay, people! All is right with the world! Austin Ekeler got back to being involved as a receiver out of the backfield in week two and saw his usual nine targets. He reeled in all nine of them for 61 yards and ended with a very respectable 2.26 Yards Per Route Run. He also logged nine rush attempts on the ground for 54 yards and showed off his elusiveness on several instances, logging four Forced Missed Tackles. While Ekeler left the game for a little bit after being evaluated for a concussion, he was able to return and should be all systems go for week three against the Chiefs. The Chiefs have been gashed on the ground so far this season, allowing four rushing touchdowns in week one and three in week two to Lamar Jackson and Latavius Murray. Ekeler stands a very good chance of finding the end zone this week and he should continue to be heavily featured as a receiver out of the backfield. He can be viewed as a low-end RB1.