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Experts' Pick
 
 
Kenyan Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake
RB - ARI
vs. SEA, Sun 8pm EDT
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
vs. JAC, Sun 4pm EDT
IR
 
 
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Updated: Oct 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15-
Best Rank# 9-
Worst Rank# 21-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. SEA vs. JAC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs SEAThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs JAC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att16.326.7
Rush Yds63123.3
Rush TD0.81.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total74.045.2-
Avg Game12.311.3-
Avg Projection11.8-
Week 628.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertHamstring-
WeatherIndoor-
    
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3 d
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FantasySharks
3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Kenyan Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake
RB - ARI
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF
16 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
at CIN
19 rush, 84 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. WAS
20 rush, 86 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
16 rush, 93 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. DET
18 rush, 73 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
12 rush, 59 yds, 1 td
11 tar, 11 rec, 84 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CAR
13 rush, 35 yds, 0 td
at TB
2 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NYJ
18 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
at NO
Week 6 at DAL
20 rush, 164 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. SEA vs. JAC
Week 8BYE WEEK at DEN
Week 9 vs. MIA vs. LV
Week 10 vs. BUF at MIA
Week 11 at SEA vs. NYJ
Week 12 at NE at BUF
Week 13 vs. LAR vs. NE
Week 14 at NYG vs. ATL
Week 15 vs. PHI at LV
Week 16 vs. SF vs. DEN
Week 17 at LAR at KC
Player Projections Comparison
 
Kenyan Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake
RB - ARI
vs. SEA, Sun 8pm EDT
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
vs. JAC, Sun 4pm EDT
IR
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.3
Rush Yards65.0
Rush TDs0.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.7
Rec Yards12.8
Rec TDs0.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points11.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Kenyan Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake
RB - ARI
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2020 Points 
Week 112.58.7
Week 29.514.8
Week 37.920.3
Week 43.51.4
Week 512.2
Week 628.4
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total74.045.2
Average12.311.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
Kenyan Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake
RB - ARI
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2020 Targets 
Week 121
Week 224
Week 3111
Week 401
Week 51
Week 62
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Kenyan Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake
RB - ARI
vs. SEA, Sun 8pm EDT
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
vs. JAC, Sun 4pm EDT
IR
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Drake looked different running the ball last week and it finally led to the production that we had all been waiting and hoping for from him. It's impossible to say that Drake should be back to being viewed as a potential top-10 option at the RB position like he was in draft season, but the arrow is certainly pointing up. Drake can be plugged into your lineup as a mid-range RB2 in this matchup against the Seahawks that promises to see points go up on the board. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The reaction when Drake went off for 164 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys on Monday night was probably something like -_- if my reaction was anything like yours. He's received 18-plus touches in 5-of-6 games and hasn't had fewer than 13 carries in any game. Still, he's barely being used in the passing game and has weighted opportunity similar to someone like Devin Singletary or Jonathan Taylor. That's not great heading into this matchup. Against the Seahawks, wide receivers have outscored running backs by a massive 38.2 PPR points per game. There is no other team in the league who has a gap of more than 23.1 points. So, it should come as no surprise to hear that of the 90.88 fantasy points per game the Seahawks have allowed to skill-position players, a league-low 23.9 percent of that has gone to running backs. Part of the reason that's happened is due to teams being forced to go pass-heavy against them. Their opponents have called a run play on just 34.4 percent of plays, which is the second-lowest number in the league. Even through the air, the Seahawks haven't allowed a lot of production or efficiency, as the 3.88 yards and 1.10 PPR points per target both rank as the lowest marks in the league. Just one running back was able to rush for more than 65 yards against them this year, and that was a game that was played in the rain against the run-heavy Vikings. Bottom line is that Drake's role is on the ground, where the Seahawks have allowed just 55.8 fantasy points through five games, which ranks as the eighth-fewest in the league. Keep in mind that's while their opponents have averaged a ridiculous 75.6 offensive plays per game. Drake is in the low-end RB2 conversation because of his guaranteed touches, but this is not a week to get excited about him. As for Edmonds, he had a very small role last week while Drake looked good. Edmonds is valuable if the Cardinals fall behind, which is well within the realm of possibilities, but we've already talked about the Seahawks being the best defense in the league at defending pass-catching running backs, making him a low-upside, low-end RB3. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Seahawks are 11th against fantasy running backs, Drake had a breakout game last week, but he is still more RB2 than RB1 at home this week.