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Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Chris Carson
RB - SEA
at ARI, Sun 8pm EDT
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
at TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 7-
Best Rank# 3# 5-
Worst Rank# 10# 15-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ARI at TEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs ARIThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs TEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att23.616.9
Rush Yds102.685.6
Rush TD0.40.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total78.969.2-
Avg Game15.813.8-
Avg Projection13.413.9-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Chris Carson
RB - SEA
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at ATL
6 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 45 yds, 2 td
at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NE
17 rush, 72 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 36 yds, 1 td
vs. DEN
16 rush, 106 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. DAL
14 rush, 64 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
18 rush, 109 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at MIA
16 rush, 80 yds, 2 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 5 vs. MIN
8 rush, 52 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
15 rush, 44 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. CLE
20 rush, 101 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at ARI at TEN
Week 8 vs. SF at BAL
Week 9 at BUF at DAL
Week 10 at LAR vs. CIN
Week 11 vs. ARI at JAC
Week 12 at PHI vs. BAL
Week 13 vs. NYG vs. WAS
Week 14 vs. NYJ at BUF
Week 15 at WAS at CIN
Week 16 vs. LAR vs. IND
Week 17 at SF at CLE
Player Projections Comparison
 
Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Chris Carson
RB - SEA
at ARI, Sun 8pm EDT
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
at TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts15.615.8
Rush Yards68.569.5
Rush TDs0.60.7
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.43.0
Rec Yards24.222.1
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points13.413.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Chris Carson
RB - SEA
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
2020 Points 
Week 118.61.7
Week 216.818.1
Week 37.620.9
Week 422.0
Week 513.912.3
Week 616.2
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total78.969.2
Average15.813.8
Player Targets Comparison
 
Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Chris Carson
RB - SEA
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
2020 Targets 
Week 164
Week 232
Week 335
Week 44
Week 573
Week 61
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Chris Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Chris Carson
RB - SEA
at ARI, Sun 8pm EDT
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
at TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 After a disappointing Week 1, Conner ranks seventh in median points per game at 16.7. Since Week 1, he has scored no worse than 13.8, and he has a high water mark of 22.9. Conner should have no issue finishing within that range against the Titans this week, as their defense gives up an above-average amount of points per game to running backs.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Carson's usage has been hard to predict week in and week out, but his production hasn't wavered. He's consistently finding the end zone and he's the unquestioned starter in one of the league's most dynamic offenses. Fire him up with confidence this week as a low-end RB1 with upside.Conner continues to get the large workload for Pittsburgh and he's delivering with it. Last week, Conner had 20 carries for over 100 yards and a score. While he's losing some touches to Snell and Anthony McFarland Jr., he's still worth plugging into your lineup as a solid low-end RB1 every single week. This week is no different against a defense that is currently the 9th easiest matchup for opposing fantasy RBs.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Despite the concerns about Carson coming into the season, he's silenced all the doubters while posting the fifth-most running back points heading into his bye week. That's pretty remarkable considering he's touched the ball just 16.4 times per game. His weighted opportunity per game ranks 17th among running backs, so his efficiency has helped carry him to where he is. Will it continue against the Cardinals? They have allowed a massive 1.78 PPR points per target to running backs, which ranks as the third-most in the league to this point. They've allowed the fourth-most yards per target (6.68) and the second-most receiving touchdowns (3), which bodes well for Carson's role as the primary pass-catching back who's received 23 of the 32 targets available to Seahawks running backs. We can't overlook the 4.35 yards per carry they've allowed, either. In the full game Carson played against this same scheme last year, he totaled 104 yards on 22 carries, added another four catches for 41 yards, but didn't find the end zone. Among fantasy points scored by running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends, 36.2 percent of it has gone to running backs, which is the 10th-highest mark in the league. Carson might be leaned on more than some think in this divisional showdown, and he should be started as a low-end RB1 this week in what oddsmakers are projecting to be a high-scoring affair where the Seahawks have a 30-point team-implied total.Ever since that disaster that had him leave the game early in Week 1, here are Conner's weekly finishes among running backs: 10, 7, 20, and 6. We talked about it in during July and August... he's an RB1 when he's on the field, and he's proven that to this point. The Titans are next up on the docket, a team that's allowed five running backs finish as top-22 options, including four who were top-14, including David Johnson last week when he totaled 69 total yards and a touchdown. They've allowed a massive 5.02 yards per carry on the ground this year without Jurrell Casey, though they've faced the eighth-fewest carries in the league to this point. It's because teams have run the ball just 40.8 percent of the time, which ranks as the 13th-lowest percentage in the league. But again, any running back who's totaled more than 12 touches against them has finished with at least 13.9 PPR points and a top-14 finish. The Steelers are going on the road, but they're still the favorites in this game, which bodes well for Conner who's received at least 18 touches in each of the last four games. Trot him out there as a low-end RB1 who should continue to thrive in his workhorse role. I might upgrade him even more if defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons remains on the COVID list.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Cardinals are just 21st against fantasy running backs, Carson should be a low-end RB1 coming off his bye week.The Titans are just 23rd against fantasy backs, Conner should be a solid RB1 this week in a great matchup.