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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EST
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
vs. WAS, Thu 4pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Nov 27th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 48# 46-
Best Rank# 37# 44-
Worst Rank# 58# 53-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. SF vs. WAS-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs SFThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs WAS-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att20.822.8
Rush Yds82.397.2
Rush TD0.50.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total28.848.6-
Avg Game4.14.4-
Avg Projection5.05.0-
Week 117.912.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather72 F, ClearIndoor-
    
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. DAL
14 rush, 39 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
at LAR
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PHI
3 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
2 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at BUF
at SEA
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, -5 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. NYG
vs. CLE
3 rush, 16 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at WAS
9 rush, 61 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
6 rush, 30 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at SF
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
10 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. CHI
at WAS
8 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at MIA
9 rush, 35 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
at PHI
7 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. PIT
9 rush, 57 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. SEA
10 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 11 at TB
5 rush, 15 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 1 td
at MIN
5 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
Week 12 vs. SF vs. WAS
Week 13 at ARI at BAL
Week 14 vs. NE at CIN
Week 15 vs. NYJ vs. SF
Week 16 at SEA vs. PHI
Week 17 vs. ARI at NYG
Player Projections Comparison
 
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EST
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
vs. WAS, Thu 4pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts8.37.5
Rush Yards34.533.6
Rush TDs0.20.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions0.91.2
Rec Yards6.07.8
Rec TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points5.05.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
2020 Points 
Week 14.33.2
Week 21.30.9
Week 3-0.5
Week 49.2
Week 56.13.2
Week 60.04.0
Week 72.2
Week 85.46.4
Week 95.8
Week 103.8
Week 117.912.0
Week 122.2
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total28.848.6
Average4.14.4
Player Targets Comparison
 
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
2020 Targets 
Week 113
Week 201
Week 31
Week 42
Week 503
Week 604
Week 71
Week 812
Week 92
Week 100
Week 1110
Week 122
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EST
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard
RB - DAL
vs. WAS, Thu 4pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Whew boy. It seems like Sean McVay has made good on his promise to model his run game after Kyle Shanahan. We now have a three-man timeshare where none of them have finished with more than 10 touches in either of the last two games. Even worse, there are just five teams in the NFL who've held running backs to 3.50 or less yards per carry this season, and the 49ers are one of them. The 49ers are also one of five teams who've allowed less than 10.0 fantasy points per game on the ground to running backs. Running backs have combined to touch the ball just 24.9 times per game against them, which doesn't bode well for a three-way timeshare. There hasn't been a game this year where the 49ers have allowed more than 96 yards on the ground to an entire team of running backs. They've been less efficient through the air as a defense, but even when you add the receiving production in, they've allowed just 110.1 total yards per game to running backs. While Henderson looks better than the others, he's totaled just 15 carries over the last two games combined, so when you look at his limited involvement in the passing game, there's no way you can start him with confidence as anything more than a back-end RB3/high-end RB4. Brown is the primary receiving back but with Akers' involvement as of late, Brown has totaled just 12 touches over the last two weeks and is just a low-ceiling/low-floor RB4. Akers' role is growing but he's played just 30 snaps over the last two games combined. He's just a touchdown-or-bust RB4/5 option, and not a great one in this matchup.Coming into last week, Elliott led the league with 16 carries inside the five-yard-line. It was only a matter of time before he started to convert some of those into touchdowns. He scored in Week 11, though it was on a target. He looked extremely good in that game against the Vikings, as his vision was better than I'd seen it all year, and it led to him tallying his first 100-rushing-yard game of the season. It's going to be tough to repeat that task against Washington, who's allowed just one running back (Nick Chubb) to finish with more than 86 yards on the ground against them this year. In their first meeting, Elliott was held to just 45 yards on 12 carries and caught just one pass for six yards. That's been a somewhat common thing against Washington, as D'Andre Swift has been the only running back who's topped four receptions or 37 receiving yards against them. All in all, they've allowed the eighth-fewest fantasy points through the air to running backs, though much of that is due to lack of volume, as they've seen just 4.9 targets per game (2nd-fewest in NFL). We've talked about touchdowns, right? Well, of the seven running backs who've touched the ball 15-plus times against Washington, five have scored with the only exceptions being Devonta Freeman and Kenyan Drake. It's not a locked-and-loaded RB1-type week for Elliott, but he should remain in lineups as a high-end RB2 who's locked into 18-plus touches. Washington has faced 26.6 touches per game to running backs, so it doesn't leave a whole lot for Pollard, who has snuck in five-plus carries in each of the last six games, though that's not enough to play him as anything more than an emergency RB4.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Pollard was able to cash in last week, but he only saw five total touches. That's not enough to rely on for fantasy football and he should remain on your bench.