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Experts' Pick
 
 
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Chase Edmonds
RB - ARI
at NE, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Nov 28th, 2020
88%
Recommended by
131 of 149 experts
12%
Recommended by
18 of 149 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 27# 30-
Best Rank# 19# 25-
Worst Rank# 35# 37-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NO at NE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs NOThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs NE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att17.121.6
Rush Yds57.293.7
Rush TD0.40.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total95.085.2-
Avg Game10.68.5-
Avg Projection9.37.0-
Week 1118.410.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather35 F, Clear50 F, Clear-
    
Expert Ranks 
Melvin Gordon IIIChase EdmondsAdd Player
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
4 m
#31#27-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
36 m
#30#32-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 h
#31#35-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
2 h
#31#34-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
2 h
#30#33-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
2 h
#30#32-
    
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The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#30#32-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
2 h
#29#32-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
2 h
#32#36-
    
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5th Down Fantasy
4 h
#30#33-
    
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Draft Sharks
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4 h
#31#37-
    
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Hail to Fantasy Football
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Razzball
10 h
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Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
10 h
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Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
11 h
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Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
11 h
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Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
12 h
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SmittyS.
SleeperU
12 h
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New Life Fantasy
13 h
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
13 h
#31#32-
    
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The Washington Post
13 h
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Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#19#33-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
13 h
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Fantasy Couch
14 h
#28#32-
    
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RotoBaller
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#31#25-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
14 h
#29#31-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
14 h
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
14 h
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The Football Girl
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15 h
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16 h
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WBLZ Media
18 h
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Gridiron Experts
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Fantasy Six Pack
18 h
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Important Nonsense
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RotoBaller
18 h
#31#36-
    
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BallBlast
18 h
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Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
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18 h
#28#29-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
19 h
#30#34-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
19 h
#27#33-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
19 h
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Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
19 h
#31#33-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
19 h
#27#37-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
20 h
#29#32-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
20 h
#28#29-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
20 h
#32#35-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
22 h
#29#33-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
22 h
#28#31-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
22 h
#29#33-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
23 h
#23#24-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
23 h
#29#31-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#27#29-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#32#34-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
1 d
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Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
1 d
#27#40-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 d
#31#36-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
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Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
2 d
#33#35-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
2 d
#28#32-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
2 d
#31#35-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
2 d
#33#36-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
2 d
#35#36-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#24#32-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
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2 d
#31#36-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
2 d
#29#32-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 d
#36#35-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 d
#30#33-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 d
#30#33-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 d
#26#27-
    
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Razzball
2 d
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
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2 d
#29#31-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
2 d
#24#31-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
2 d
#33#31-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
2 d
#30#33-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#30#33-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
#31#34-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#33#36-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 d
#32#35-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#33#35-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#30#34-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 d
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Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
2 d
#30#33-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#33#35-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#33#32-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#31#33-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#28#34-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
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Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
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Fantrax
2 d
#32#35-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 d
#29#33-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#31#32-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
2 d
#30#33-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
2 d
#32#36-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#32#31-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
2 d
#30#34-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#29#35-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
2 d
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DailyRoto
2 d
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Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 d
#31#33-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 d
#32#33-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#28#33-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#30#32-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 d
#30#33-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 d
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Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#34#26-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 d
#31#33-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
2 d
#29#35-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
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Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
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Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
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Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#29#33-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
2 d
#32#37-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#30#35-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#28#34-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 d
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Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
#32#33-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
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Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#30#34-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 d
#32#34-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#32#35-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 d
#31#34-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 d
#30#34-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
2 d
#29#33-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
2 d
#30#36-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
3 d
#30#34-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#30#33-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
3 d
#30#26-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 d
#33#38-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 d
#37#36-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
3 d
#30#32-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 d
#33#41-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
3 d
#30#34-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
3 d
#31#27-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#31#33-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
3 d
#35#28-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#25#28-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 d
#31#34-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
4 d
#36#38-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#29#31-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 d
#31#33-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
4 d
#30#32-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Chase Edmonds
RB - ARI
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TEN
15 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
at SF
6 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at PIT
19 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 1 td
vs. WAS
3 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. TB
8 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
3 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at NYJ
23 rush, 107 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at CAR
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 24 yds, 1 td
Week 5BYE WEEK at NYJ
3 rush, 36 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 56 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at NE
at DAL
5 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. KC
17 rush, 68 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
5 rush, 58 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 7 rec, 87 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. LAC
8 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 9 at ATL
6 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
25 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at LV
11 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
8 rush, 56 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. MIA
15 rush, 84 yds, 2 td
at SEA
2 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 36 yds, 1 td
Week 12 vs. NO at NE
Week 13 at KC vs. LAR
Week 14 at CAR at NYG
Week 15 vs. BUF vs. PHI
Week 16 at LAC vs. SF
Week 17 vs. LV at LAR
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Chase Edmonds
RB - ARI
at NE, Sun 1pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts13.66.3
Rush Yards50.629.2
Rush TDs0.40.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.23.4
Rec Yards15.227.0
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.37.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Chase Edmonds
RB - ARI
2020 Points 
Week 112.610.5
Week 214.41.3
Week 33.83.4
Week 423.810.0
Week 515.2
Week 62.9
Week 710.014.5
Week 84.7
Week 92.78.8
Week 104.67.7
Week 1118.410.9
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total95.085.2
Average10.68.5
Player Targets Comparison
 
Chase Edmonds
RB - ARI
2020 Targets 
Week 135
Week 234
Week 362
Week 436
Week 56
Week 62
Week 747
Week 87
Week 913
Week 1023
Week 1104
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Chase Edmonds
RB - ARI
at NE, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After what seemed like an eternity, the Broncos running backs had some success in Week 11, combining for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries against the Dolphins, as they led throughout the game. Neither of them were targeted in the passing game, which could be a real problem this week. The Saints are one of just five teams who've allowed fewer than 3.50 yards per carry on the season. It's not just that, either, as they've allowed a rushing touchdown once every 63.7 carries, which is the least often. On the ground, they've allowed just 8.4 fantasy points per game to running backs, which is the lowest in the league, and it doesn't bode well for someone like Lindsay, who isn't involved in the passing game. It's not great through the air, either, as running backs have averaged just 4.50 yards per target against the Saints, which ranks as the fourth-lowest mark in the NFL. So, the yardage is bad on the ground and through the air. What about the touchdowns? Nope, they've allowed a league-low five touchdowns to running backs this year. Of the fantasy production the Saints allow to skill-position players, running backs account for just 25.4 percent of it, which is the lowest mark in the league. That's led to them scoring just 17.4 PPR points per game against the Saints, which is the lowest number in the league. When you see the Saints have faced just 24.0 running back touches per game, and been so efficient against them (94.8 total yards per game), it's tough to say Gordon is anything more than a middling RB3 this week and not someone you should feel it necessary to play.It was practically a 50/50 timeshare between these two last week, as Edmonds played 36 snaps to Drake's 33 snaps. Drake did touch the ball 15 times to Edmonds' six touches, including the goal-line carries, which are clearly worth a lot, especially with Kyler Murray dinged up. Drake also saw a season-high five targets against the Seahawks, which would be massive for his value moving forward. It's not like the Seahawks were a matchup to exploit through the air, but part of me wonders if it was due to Murray's shoulder issue. Time will tell, but Drake clearly has a valuable role. The Patriots opponents have run the ball a league-high 48.8 percent of the time, which has led to 22.4 carries per game against them by running backs. "Wait, why isn't it more than that for a team who faces such a high percentage of run plays?" It's due to the fact that teams have averaged just 57.6 plays per game against them. Removing the one game where Drake didn't play, the split in carries has been Drake 146 - Edmonds 39. We should be expecting 16-plus carries out of Drake this week. Efficiency hasn't been that much of an issue against the Patriots who've allowed 4.42 yards per carry and 6.47 yards per target to running backs; both of which are above the league average. Every running back who's received at least 14 carries against the Patriots (five running backs have) has finished with at least 83 total yards. Drake should be worth considering as a low-end RB2 for this week. Edmonds has averaged just 8.0 touches per game when Drake is active, which is hard to trust as anything more than an RB4.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Saints have the best fantasy running back defense in the NFL, Gordon III is a low-upside flex option at home this week. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Gordon came out of nowhere last week to put together a dominant fantasy performance. After finishing as the RB33, the RB52, and the RB39 the previous three games, Gordon was the RB5 against Miami last week. Gordon's fantasy outlook seems to be dependent upon game-script, which isn't exactly a comfortable spot for fantasy managers to be in. Against New Orleans, it's highly unlikely that Denver plays with a lead for much of this game, which means that Gordon's unlikely to see anywhere close to the 15 carries he had last week. He's back to being a risky high-end RB3 play.Edmonds was able to find the end zone last week on a busted play, but he only saw six total touches. It's not worth looking Edmonds' way in fantasy this week with that minimal workload.