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Experts' Pick
 
  Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
at SEA, Sun 8pm EDT
OUT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 38-
Best Rank# 30-
Worst Rank# 50-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at PHI at SEA-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PHIThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs SEA-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att37.523
Rush Yds135.569.5
Rush TD21.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total5.65.2-
Avg Game2.85.2-
Avg Projection5.6-
Week 14.35.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather63 F, Clear58 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. DAL
14 rush, 39 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
5 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PHI at SEA
Week 3 at BUF vs. LV
Week 4 vs. NYG at KC
Week 5 at WAS vs. DEN
Week 6 at SFBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. CHI vs. SF
Week 8 at MIA at BUF
Week 9BYE WEEK at NYJ
Week 10 vs. SEA vs. BAL
Week 11 at TB at HOU
Week 12 vs. SF vs. ARI
Week 13 at ARI at LAC
Week 14 vs. NE at LAR
Week 15 vs. NYJ at MIA
Week 16 at SEA vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. ARI vs. NYJ
Player Projections Comparison
  Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
at SEA, Sun 8pm EDT
OUT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts9.0
Rush Yards32.6
Rush TDs0.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.6
Rec Yards12.5
Rec TDs0.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
2020 Points 
Week 14.35.2
Week 21.3
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Total5.65.2
Average2.85.2
Player Targets Comparison
  Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
2020 Targets 
Week 113
Week 20
Week 3
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Notes for Player Combination
  Cam AkersC. Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
James WhiteJ. White
RB - NE
James White
at SEA, Sun 8pm EDT
OUT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 James White didn't get enough usage in Week 1 to return fantasy value. He logged just eight touches in the victory, and it seems like he'll need the Patriots to be in a pass-heavy game script to post solid fantasy numbers. The Seahawks are the perfect opponent to play White against, and I'd look for him to post low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 numbers in PPR formats. He's a fade for me in standard, however, as I don't think he'll get a lot of raw yardage.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We knew it would be a timeshare, and though I said that Brown would have a larger role than most expected, no one guessed he'd lead the team with 21 touches. By comparison, there were just three games last year where Todd Gurley totaled 21 touches. We heard Sean McVay say he wanted to steal pages out of Kyle Shanahan's book, and he did just that in Week 1 as his running backs combined for a massive 39 touches in a win over the Cowboys. The Eagles run defense is going to be a much tougher test. Sure, they allowed two rushing touchdowns to Peyton Barber, but they've now allowed just 3.59 yards per carry since the start of the 2019 season. Running backs have combined to average just 24.6 touches per game against them. That's an issue for a three-headed monster. They've allowed just three running backs to top 66 rushing yards over their last 17 games. Brown did get both of the team's carries inside the five-yard line, so he's the most likely to score a touchdown, and he's also the one who led the team in targets (4). If you're starting one, it's him, though this matchup is a headache for running backs. Consider him a touchdown-reliant RB3. Akers was the clear No. 2 ahead of Henderson but did nothing to separate himself. Akers should be considered a volatile RB4 until further notice, but if McVay takes a page out of Shanahan's book, we could have a new leader in the backfield on a week-to-week basis.As we could've predicted, the Patriots backfield is a mess. Not only do we have four running backs getting touches, but we also have Cam Newton stealing 10-plus carries per game with some goal-line work. The snaps: Michel 19, White 19, Burkhead 19, J.J. Taylor 9. You cannot make this stuff up. The opportunities: Michel 10, White 8, Burkhead 7, Taylor 5. This. Is. Gross. The Seahawks faced an average of just 19.3 running back carries per game last year, which ranked as the sixth-lowest mark in the league. They did, however, allow a rushing touchdown every 17.1 carries, which was the second-most often in the league. Opportunity is everything against them, as they allowed 0.99 PPR points per opportunity last year, the third-highest total in the league. Unfortunately, you cannot say any of these running backs get more than 10 touches in this game. Given they're underdogs, it should favor White's role, but his three targets in Week 1 matched his season-low from 2019. Michel is the co-goal-line back alongside Newton, so he offers touchdown upside, but cannot be relied upon for more than RB4 production without a touchdown. He's a low-end RB3. White is probably the safest of the bunch, though this isn't a Tom Brady offense. Consider him a solid RB4 in PPR formats. Burkhead wasn't used in the passing game at all, even though he was on the field for more passing plays than White. None of this makes sense. Avoid until we get some sort of clarity.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Akers struggled in his first game in the NFL and displayed a lot of the poor habits that he developed in college that caused me to keep him down my draft board in the spring. He averaged a mere 2.8 YPC and he doesn't appear ready to take over this backfield from Brown any time soon. With that being said, Akers still saw 14 carries in last week's game, which is hard to ignore. Akers is a low-end RB4 this week based on his role in this offense and the matchup against a stout Eagles defense.