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Experts' Pick
 
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
vs. NE, Sun 8pm EDT
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
at DAL, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 19th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 17-
Best Rank# 7# 12-
Worst Rank# 23# 31-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NE at DAL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs NEThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs DAL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att13.520
Rush Yds43.576.5
Rush TD0.51
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total18.611.7-
Avg Game18.611.7-
Avg Projection11.611.6-
Week 118.611.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather70 F, Partly CloudyIndoor-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at ATL
6 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 45 yds, 2 td
vs. SEA
14 rush, 56 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 2 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NE at DAL
Week 3 vs. DAL vs. CHI
Week 4 at MIA at GB
Week 5 vs. MIN vs. CAR
Week 6BYE WEEK at MIN
Week 7 at ARI vs. DET
Week 8 vs. SF at CAR
Week 9 at BUF vs. DEN
Week 10 at LARBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. ARI at NO
Week 12 at PHI vs. LV
Week 13 vs. NYG vs. NO
Week 14 vs. NYJ at LAC
Week 15 at WAS vs. TB
Week 16 vs. LAR at KC
Week 17 at SF at TB
Player Projections Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
vs. NE, Sun 8pm EDT
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
at DAL, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.614.3
Rush Yards63.258.5
Rush TDs0.50.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.82.7
Rec Yards19.519.9
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points11.611.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Points 
Week 118.611.7
Week 2
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Week 17
Total18.611.7
Average18.611.7
Player Targets Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Targets 
Week 165
Week 2
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Notes for Player Combination
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
vs. NE, Sun 8pm EDT
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
at DAL, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Chris Carson only had 6 carries in Week 1, but he still finished as the RB10 on the week thanks to 6. receptions for 45 yards and two touchdowns. While Carson won't have those same receiving stats every week, it's nice to see him becoming more and more a factor there. This is a much tougher matchup than Carson faced in Week 1, but he should see more carries as the Seahawks balance their offense against an elite secondary. Treat Carson as a solid RB2 this week with RB1 potential if the touchdowns fall his way again.It was a tale of two halves for Todd Gurley as he had 10 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown in the first half but just 4 carries for 3 yards in the second half. Gurley isn't the same player he used to be, but he can still be very effective - as long as the Falcons are competing. As soon as Atlanta falls behind by a significant margin, they pass the ball more than any other team. Against the Cowboys, I expect a similar game script to Week 1 and one that could marginalize Gurley for some of the game. He's still a solid RB2 this week thanks to his clear status as the starter and his red zone opportunities, but his upside is capped with how often the Falcons throw the ball.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Carson saw very little work out of the backfield as a runner last week, but he was dominant as a receiver. I expect that to change this week and balance out a little bit and Carson is someone you can trust as a high-end RB2 in this matchup.Gurley's fantasy opportunity was never in question in Atlanta, but it always came down to his long-term health. Will Gurley make it the entire season? We have no way of knowing that right now, but as long as he's healthy, he's going to be a weekly low-end RB1 in this offense.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Without looking, how many games do you think Carson had fewer than 15 carries in 2019? The answer is two, and he was hurt in the Week 16 game that knocked him out for the year. So, when we see him total just six carries in Week 1, it's worrisome. Ok, enough of the negative. How many games do you think he had more than five targets? One. There are certainly pros and cons, but it adds up to him being a bit less reliable on a week-to-week basis. The Patriots aren't a team that's very friendly to running backs, as they allowed a league-low 15.8 PPR points per game to them in 2019. As mentioned in Wilson's notes, this isn't the same defense, but they did limit the Dolphins running backs to just 69 yards on 22 carries, though Jordan Howard found his way into the end zone. That's a step in the right direction, as the Patriots allowed just one rushing touchdown during the entire 2019 season. If the Seahawks get a lead, Pete Carroll is likely to hand the ball to Carson and Hyde continually, as it just means too much to get a win over the Patriots to risk it. We know they've been among the most run-heavy teams in a neutral gamescript, so don't let one game completely scare you off Carson. And don't forget, targets are worth 2.5 times as much as carries in a PPR format from a fantasy production standpoint. Carson should be looked at as a middling RB2 who carries a little more risk than last year.As expected, the Falcons gave Gurley the workhorse role, as he totaled 19 opportunities while Brian Hill and Ito Smith combined for just nine of them. He also totaled all three of their goal-line carries in Week 1. Playing for a high-scoring offense, that's a great thing. The Cowboys are still learning new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan's scheme, so there'll be some bumps along the way. While with the Rams last year, Gurley struggled to get much going against them, as he rushed for just 20 yards on 11 carries, but he scored twice netting 18.8 PPR points. However, the Cowboys defense struggled to slow down Malcolm Brown last week as he rumbled for 79 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. The loss of Leighton Vander Esch mid-game surely wasn't ideal for them, but they also lost strong safety Jeff Heath, interior lineman Maliek Collins, and edge defender Robert Quinn this offseason. We'll continue to gather information on the Cowboys unit under Nolan, but knowing the uncertainty, combined with Gurley's opportunity in this offense, you should continue starting him as a sturdy RB2 with some touchdown upside. If you want to pivot off Matt Ryan in tournaments, Gurley has multi-touchdown upside.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Patriots were 13th against fantasy running backs in Week 1, which is not great with their opponent being Miami. Carson should have RB2 appeal at home.Gurley was not on the field for over 1/2 of the Falcons plays, due to them falling behind early in the game. He did score a touchdown and he did see 14 rushing attempts, but the Falcons will be behind a lot this year. Gurley is a dicey RB2 against a Dallas team that was torched by the Rams running game last week.