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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - CLE
Austin Hooper
vs. WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
93%
Recommended by
111 of 120 experts
8%
Recommended by
9 of 120 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 84# 124-
Best Rank# 60# 97-
Worst Rank# 127# 188-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LV vs. WAS-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs LVThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs WAS-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total11.63.7-
Avg Game5.81.9-
Week 21.92.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather80 F, Mostly cloudy throughout the day.80 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
Expert Ranks 
Sony MichelAustin HooperAdd Player
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
9 secs
#63#111-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
3 m
#84#111-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
7 m
#99#188-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7 m
#92#163-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
8 m
#92#109-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
8 m
#119#111-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
11 m
#91#117-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
11 m
#91#147-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
12 m
#63#111-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
14 m
#78#117-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
15 m
#119#117-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
15 m
#63#140-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
19 m
#59#156-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
23 m
#100#118-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
24 m
#93#112-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
24 m
#98#112-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
26 m
#79#112-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
28 m
#79#110-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
28 m
#92#110-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
35 m
#98#141-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
35 m
#98#121-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
36 m
#111#118-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
36 m
#98#112-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
37 m
#92#146-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
38 m
#127#141-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
39 m
#92#118-
    
40 m
#93#118-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
42 m
#60#130-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
46 m
#64#112-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
47 m
#107#146-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
48 m
#79#112-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
52 m
#79#146-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
54 m
#132#130-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
55 m
#78#109-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
56 m
#98#130-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
57 m
#79#141-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
58 m
#92#112-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
1 h
#83#112-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
1 h
#83#118-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
1 h
#98#118-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
1 h
#79#110-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 h
#92#118-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 h
#100#146-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
2 h
#83#112-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 h
#109#130-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
3 h
#92#148-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
3 h
#83#112-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
3 h
#64#125-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
3 h
#92#156-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
3 h
#85#146-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 h
#133#164-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
4 h
#109#112-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
4 h
#92#110-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
4 h
#92#112-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
4 h
#109#134-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
4 h
#131#110-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
4 h
#133#118-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
5 h
#98#125-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
5 h
#64#130-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
5 h
#85#117-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
6 h
#79#130-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
6 h
#83#144-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
7 h
#93#112-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
7 h
#93#99-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
11 h
#91#133-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
11 h
#158#172-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
13 h
#111#140-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
15 h
#92#112-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
15 h
#98#157-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
16 h
#84#140-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
16 h
#87#137-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
17 h
#119#143-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
17 h
#87-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
18 h
#69#133-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
18 h
#62#103-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
18 h
#69#133-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
18 h
#91#133-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
18 h
#75-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
18 h
#91#135-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
19 h
#91#148-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
19 h
#91#120-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
20 h
#108#124-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
20 h
#87#120-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
21 h
#107#97-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
21 h
#107#139-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
21 h
#109#135-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
21 h
#158#133-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
21 h
#148#88-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
21 h
#91#120-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
22 h
#87#120-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
22 h
#69#120-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
23 h
#79#120-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
23 h
#107#120-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
23 h
#98#149-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
24 h
#121#103-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#151#154-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#68#97-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
1 d
#87#134-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#68#134-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#89#125-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#73#127-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
1 d
#91#120-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
1 d
#76#127-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
#79#149-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#93#127-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#76#127-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
2 d
#76#127-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#73#127-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#79#127-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#76#127-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 d
#73#107-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#76#107-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#76#127-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#76#107-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#93#169-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#79#127-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
2 d
#83#131-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 d
#73#146-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#61#108-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
3 d
#60#143-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - CLE
Austin Hooper
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA
10 rush, 37 yds, 1 td
at BAL
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at SEA
vs. CIN
4 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. LV vs. WAS
Week 4 at KC at DAL
Week 5 vs. DEN vs. IND
Week 6BYE WEEK at PIT
Week 7 vs. SF at CIN
Week 8 at BUF vs. LV
Week 9 at NYJBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. BAL vs. HOU
Week 11 at HOU vs. PHI
Week 12 vs. ARI at JAC
Week 13 at LAC at TEN
Week 14 at LAR vs. BAL
Week 15 at MIA at NYG
Week 16 vs. BUF at NYJ
Week 17 vs. NYJ vs. PIT
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - CLE
Austin Hooper
2020 Points 
Week 19.71.5
Week 21.92.2
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
Total11.63.7
Average5.81.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - CLE
Austin Hooper
2020 Targets 
Week 102
Week 214
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
Notes for Player Combination
  Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - CLE
Austin Hooper
vs. WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was incredibly sad to hear about White's personal tragedy last week, so I want to send nothing but positive thoughts to him and his family. He is expected to be back with the team for this game, so we'll move forward assuming he does. Michel has picked up right where he left off last year, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry and not catching a single pass. It's brutal, too, as Cam Newton's presence should be opening holes up for him. It's worth noting that he's faced 8-plus man defensive fronts on 41.2 percent of his carries, which is the fourth-highest mark in the league. According to NFL's NextGenStats, he's getting almost exactly what he's been expected to, though that doesn't soak up fantasy owners' tears. In a game they're six-point favorites against a team that has allowed 4.66 yards per carry and four rushing touchdowns on just 41 carries, he must be under consideration as a mid-to-low-end RB3 who comes with touchdown upside. Guys, Newton isn't going to rush for two touchdowns every game. That same Raiders team that's allowed a lot of rushing totals has allowed a massive 9.83 targets to running backs, and that's something we continually saw last year, as they allowed the fourth-most fantasy points through the air to running backs. We don't know how much White will be involved, so it's a tough week to rank him, but given the matchup, he should offer high-end RB4 value in PPR formats. Burkhead has been even less efficient than Michel and will concede the passing down work to White, so he's droppable.We thought Hooper would be much more involved in the gameplan with David Njoku going to IR, but four targets is not something to get excited about. The Browns decided to involve rookie Harrison Bryant and give him two targets, so this is bound to be a timeshare no matter what. Unless we see a game where the Browns are expected to throw the ball 35-plus times, it's going to be tough to trust Hooper as anything more than a touchdown dependent TE2. In this game against Washington, it's tough to see that being the case with the Browns favored by almost a full touchdown. The one positive for Hooper, however, is that of the production Washington has allowed to skill-position players, 28.5 percent of it has gone to tight ends, which ranks as the third-highest mark in the league. He's far from a guarantee with the limited targets, but Hooper may be better than expected this week as a high-end TE2.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Michel had seven carries for 19 yards in Week 2. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Michel was an intriguing late-round option in draft season, but he's simply not seeing the necessary work to be relevant for fantasy football. With Cam taking away all goal-line opportunities, Michel has very little upside on a weekly basis and should remain on your bench.Hooper had a great opportunity in front of him last week with David Njoku sidelined, but he failed to deliver with a 2-21-0 line. Unfortunately, Hooper can't be trusted for fantasy football right now. He's a high-end TE2 moving forward that you're hoping finds the end zone if you're forced into starting him.