Who Should I Start? - Conference Championship

Brandin Cooks or Latavius Murray

 
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  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
, Mon 5pm EST
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
, Mon 5pm EST
 
 
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ECR# 4# 14-
Best Rank# 4# 3-
Worst Rank# 6# 20-
    
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Matchup Rank11-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total142.4156.2-
Avg Game8.99.8-
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  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NO
2 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
7 tar, 3 rec, 88 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
3 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
at NO
4 tar, 2 rec, 37 yds, 0 td
2 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. TB
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
7 tar, 5 rec, 131 yds, 2 td
Week 4 vs. DET
7 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
6 tar, 3 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CHI
12 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
at TB
8 tar, 5 rec, 85 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. GB
15 rush, 28 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
9 tar, 6 rec, 93 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. BAL
18 rush, 113 yds, 1 td
vs. ATL
5 tar, 4 rec, 65 yds, 1 td
Week 8 at CLE
19 rush, 39 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
8 tar, 5 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 10 at WAS
17 rush, 68 yds, 1 td
at DEN
11 tar, 6 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. LAR
15 rush, 95 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
at OAK
9 tar, 6 rec, 149 yds, 1 td
Week 12 at DET
20 rush, 84 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
7 tar, 6 rec, 83 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at ATL
16 rush, 76 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
at BUF
3 tar, 2 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 14 at CAR
9 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
at MIA
7 tar, 1 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 15 vs. CIN
20 rush, 76 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 28 yds, 0 td
at PIT
7 tar, 4 rec, 60 yds, 1 td
Week 16 at GB
21 rush, 69 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
5 tar, 2 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 17 vs. CHI
20 rush, 111 yds, 2 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
11 tar, 5 rec, 79 yds, 1 td
3 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
2017 Points 
Week 10.68.8
Week 20.64.3
Week 30.527.1
Week 42.94.2
Week 54.38.5
Week 63.79.3
Week 717.312.5
Week 84.72.6
Week 9
Week 1012.87.4
Week 1121.620.9
Week 1214.415.4
Week 139.72.2
Week 142.03.8
Week 1516.412.0
Week 167.52.5
Week 1723.414.7
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
2017 Targets 
Week 107
Week 204
Week 307
Week 426
Week 528
Week 619
Week 705
Week 818
Week 9
Week 10011
Week 1129
Week 1217
Week 1333
Week 1427
Week 1517
Week 1615
Week 17111
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
, Mon 5pm EST
Brandin CooksB. Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
, Mon 5pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
 While Cooks didn't do much to impress last weekend versus the easy Titans' defense, he did see 9 targets which has to encourage owners. Granted, his matchup is much more difficult this week, but with 8+ targets, he certainly has a chance to break a big play or two.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Murray scored a touchdown against the Saints, but did little else with 21 touches. He's clearly the go-to guy near the end zone, but he'll have a tough matchup against the Eagles. Philadelphia allowed the second-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs and, to the extent they have a weakness there, it's too pass-catching backs. That could mean more involvement for Jerick McKinnon, though neither back makes a particularly safe option.Cooks was quiet against the Titans, catching just three of his nine targets. Unfortunately, he now draws an even tougher matchup against Jacksonville and its elite secondary. The exact coverage breakdown for the Jaguars against the Patriots is unclear in light of Rob Gronkowski's presence, but Cooks will likely see a mix of A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey all game. That does not bode well for the speedy receiver, and he should be downgraded some from where he would be ranked in a neutral matchup.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Eagles are 2nd against fantasy running backs, Murray does not have a great matchup this week.The Jaguars allow the fewest points to fantasy receivers , but Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown had 7 receptions for 132 yards and 1 touchdown last week. Cooks could still have a big impact playing with QB Tom Brady.