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Experts' Pick
 
  Calvin RidleyC. Ridley
WR - ATL
Calvin Ridley
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Malcolm BrownM. Brown
RB - LAR
Malcolm Brown
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 19# 80-
Best Rank# 6# 43-
Worst Rank# 26# 106-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CHI at BUF-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CHIThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs BUF-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total47.827.7-
Avg Game23.913.9-
Week 222.94.7-
    
Misc 
    
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WeatherIndoor81 F, Clear throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Calvin RidleyC. Ridley
WR - ATL
Calvin Ridley
Malcolm BrownM. Brown
RB - LAR
Malcolm Brown
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 130 yds, 2 td
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
18 rush, 79 yds, 2 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at DAL
at PHI
11 rush, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. CHI at BUF
Week 4 at GB vs. NYG
Week 5 vs. CAR at WAS
Week 6 at MIN at SF
Week 7 vs. DET vs. CHI
Week 8 at CAR at MIA
Week 9 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. SEA
Week 11 at NO at TB
Week 12 vs. LV vs. SF
Week 13 vs. NO at ARI
Week 14 at LAC vs. NE
Week 15 vs. TB vs. NYJ
Week 16 at KC at SEA
Week 17 at TB vs. ARI
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Calvin RidleyC. Ridley
WR - ATL
Calvin Ridley
Malcolm BrownM. Brown
RB - LAR
Malcolm Brown
2020 Points 
Week 124.923.0
Week 222.94.7
Week 3
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Week 17
Total47.827.7
Average23.913.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Calvin RidleyC. Ridley
WR - ATL
Calvin Ridley
Malcolm BrownM. Brown
RB - LAR
Malcolm Brown
2020 Targets 
Week 1124
Week 2100
Week 3
Week 4
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Notes for Player Combination
  Calvin RidleyC. Ridley
WR - ATL
Calvin Ridley
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Malcolm BrownM. Brown
RB - LAR
Malcolm Brown
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We talked about a year three explosion from Ridley, but to lead all wide receivers by 16.1 half PPR points after two weeks? Sheesh. He's playing the alpha in this offense while Julio Jones plays through a hamstring injury, racking up 22 targets, 16 receptions, 239 yards, and four touchdowns. This week will be the toughest test yet when he lines up across from Kyle Fuller, the Bears top cornerback who's allowed just 6-of-15 passing for 70 scoreless yards in his coverage this year, including an interception. This should be a good battle, and while Fuller is a good cornerback, Ridley's better. Look for them to try and stretch the field with Ridley, as the route Fuller struggled the most with in 2019 was the go route and post route, allowing over 20 yards per target on said routes. Fuller is better when he can be physical with wide receivers, only Ridley's a bit too shifty for that physical play. Continue plugging him in as a WR1 until he gives you a reason not to, especially while Jones is playing at less than 100 percent.We were told by Sean McVay himself that this would be a timeshare in 2020 and he wasn't lying. Through two games, the touch count is: Brown 32, Akers 18, Henderson 17. We may have lost one part of that timeshare in Week 2 as Akers had to leave with a rib injury. That would certainly help clear things up and make us feel better about both Brown and Henderson, as the Rams running backs have combined to average 33.5 touches per game, which is enough for two running backs to be productive. The Bills run defense isn't anything too intimidating and they were without two starting linebackers last week, though you wouldn't know it by the stat sheet. They have yet to play a running back who's totaled more than seven carries. This is what happens when you play the Jets and Dolphins over the first two weeks. If you look at them last year, they allowed a healthy 4.37 yards per carry, though the 25.6 touches per game they allowed to running backs was the eighth-lowest mark in football. I've brought this stat up before and I think it makes sense to do it again given the Rams willingness to run the ball in the red zone. Under Sean McDermott, the Bills have now allowed 46 rushing touchdowns to running backs over 50 regular season games. That averages out to 14.7 per season. By comparison, there were just five teams who allowed more than that in 2019. If Akers is ruled out, Henderson is my favorite play as a high-end RB3, though Brown is right there in a tier below (low-end RB3). They come with risk, sure, but given the number of touches going around combined with touchdown upside, it's a risk you should be willing to take. Akers is currently questionable for the game, but don't be surprised if he misses at least one week with his rib cartilage injury.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
I do not think Julio Jones is going to play this week and if that is the case, Ridley should see a ton of targets on Sunday. He is a legit WR1, even against the Bears secondary that is 7th against fantasy receivers. 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 Brown rushed 11 times for 47 yards in the Rams' Week 2 win over the Eagles. Brown fractured his left pinky against the Eagles and underwent surgery on Monday to repair it. Even so, he's expected to suit up. Akers (ribs) did not practice on Wednesday.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Ridley is currently the WR1 in all of fantasy football and it's not even close. He's been insanely productive the first couple of weeks and there's absolutely no reason to sit him moving forward. Even if Julio sits this game out with his injury, plus a tough matchup against the Bears defense, Ridley's still a must-start option as a low-end WR1.While Henderson is going to be a popular play for fantasy managers, and rightfully so, there's a possibility that Brown can also be rolled out as a low-end RB3 option. Both of these RBs are going to see enough work to be useful for fantasy football and people shouldn't be moving off of Brown just yet.