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Experts' Pick
 
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Kenny GolladayK. Golladay
WR - DET
Kenny Golladay
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 65-
Best Rank# 7# 22-
Worst Rank# 24# 213-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CAR at ARI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs CARThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs ARI-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total23.50.0-
Avg Game11.8-
Week 214.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather78 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.Indoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Kenny GolladayK. Golladay
WR - DET
Kenny Golladay
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN
19 rush, 84 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
Week 2 vs. KC
at GB
Week 3 vs. CAR at ARI
Week 4 at TB vs. NO
Week 5 at NOBYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. NYJ at JAC
Week 7 at MIA at ATL
Week 8 vs. JAC vs. IND
Week 9 vs. LV at MIN
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. WAS
Week 11 at DEN at CAR
Week 12 at BUF vs. HOU
Week 13 vs. NE at CHI
Week 14 vs. ATL vs. GB
Week 15 at LV at TEN
Week 16 vs. DEN vs. TB
Week 17 at KC vs. MIN
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Kenny GolladayK. Golladay
WR - DET
Kenny Golladay
2020 Points 
Week 18.7
Week 214.8
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total23.50.0
Average11.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Kenny GolladayK. Golladay
WR - DET
Kenny Golladay
2020 Targets 
Week 11
Week 24
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
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Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Austin EkelerA. Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Kenny GolladayK. Golladay
WR - DET
Kenny Golladay
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Guess who ranks sixth in the NFL in carries? Ekeler... and Kelley. They both have 35 carries through two games. Ekeler has been more efficient and has two more targets, but Kelley is a real thing in fantasy. He has the same number of carries as fellow rookies Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jonathan Taylor. Here's a crazy stat: Kelley totaled 23 carries in Week 2. Melvin Gordon didn't hit that number in any game through his last two years with the Chargers. Want more good news for these backs? A robust 56.1 percent of the production the Panthers have allowed to skill-position players has gone to running backs. No other team in the league has a number higher than 50.2 percent. Running backs have averaged 34.9 more PPR points per game than quarterbacks have against this Panthers defense. It's a limited sample size, sure, but you get the point. They've now allowed 33 rushing touchdowns to running backs over their last 18 games, while no other team in the league has allowed more than 19 in that span. Kelley has eight carries inside the red zone, while Ekeler has four to his name. I'm still siding with Ekeler as the one to play considering his passing-game usage, but the gap is shrinking. Ekeler needs to be played as a sturdy high-end RB2 while Kelley should be considered a high-end RB3, at minimum with the role he's walked into.It appears he'll be back in Week 3 based on early week reports. As is the case with any player coming off a multi-week soft tissue injury, there's a bit more risk associated with them. Coming back to a matchup with the Cardinals isn't a bad thing, though it's also not as good as some think. A league-low 34.4 percent of skill-position players fantasy points have come from wide receivers against the Cardinals. That number was at 45.7 percent in 2019, which was below league average as well, though it certainly helped that they allowed a million points to tight ends. Golladay caught 4-of-9 passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in their Week 1 meeting last year, though that was without Patrick Peterson, who was serving a suspension. The Cardinals now have a starting cornerback duo of Peterson and Dre Kirkpatrick on the perimeter, which should be considered above average. Through two games, the duo has combined to allow 9/113/1 on 18 targets. Volume was paramount against this defense last year, as they allowed 19 receivers to score more than 13.1 PPR points, and 14 of them had nine or more targets. Oddly enough, they didn't allow a single multi-touchdown game to a wide receiver. Golladay should be in lineups if he's playing but think of him as more of a WR2/3 in his first game back.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Are you ready for the Austin Ekeler explosion that's about to happen? Ekeler bounced back from week one and saw a significant workload in the receiving game with Herbert at QB, which will be the case against for week three. The Chargers are going to look to run the ball over and over again in this matchup and they should have no problem doing so against the Panthers defense that ranks 1st in fantasy points allowed to opposing RBs. Ekeler has overall RB1 upside in this matchup.Golladay is currently a question mark, but he's trending towards suiting up in this matchup after missing the first two weeks. If he plays, you can fire him up as a WR2 in this game.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Panthers are the worst fantasy running back defense in the league, which should bode well for Ekeler. He is a RB1, even with Joshua Kelley in the mix.Golladay is at least limited in practice and he is trending toward a start. The hamstring could have him on a snap count and the Lions could use him as a decoy to ease him back into action. I would have him as more of a WR2 than WR1 until we see how healthy he is at this point.