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Experts' Pick
 
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
at LV, Mon 8pm EDT
Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
vs. WAS, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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3 of 169 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 27# 51-
Best Rank# 6# 28-
Worst Rank# 49# 88-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LV vs. WAS-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs LVThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs WAS-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec1125
Rec Yds135278
Rec TD0.51.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total7.50.0-
Avg Game7.50.0-
Avg Projection8.86.5-
Week 17.50.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB
5 tar, 3 rec, 15 yds, 1 td
at SF
5 tar, 1 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at LV vs. WAS
Week 3 vs. GB vs. DET
Week 4 at DET at CAR
Week 5 vs. LAC at NYJ
Week 6BYE WEEK at DAL
Week 7 vs. CAR vs. SEA
Week 8 at CHIBYE WEEK
Week 9 at TB vs. MIA
Week 10 vs. SF vs. BUF
Week 11 vs. ATL at SEA
Week 12 at DEN at NE
Week 13 at ATL vs. LAR
Week 14 at PHI at NYG
Week 15 vs. KC vs. PHI
Week 16 vs. MIN vs. SF
Week 17 at CAR at LAR
Player Projections Comparison
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
at LV, Mon 8pm EDT
Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
vs. WAS, Sun 4pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions4.84.4
Rec Yards60.548.9
Rec TDs0.40.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.10.5
Rush Yards0.53.6
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points8.86.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
2020 Points 
Week 17.50.0
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total7.50.0
Average7.50.0
Player Targets Comparison
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
2020 Targets 
Week 155
Week 2
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Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
at LV, Mon 8pm EDT
Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
vs. WAS, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Two-time First-Team All-Pro Michael Thomas is going to miss a few weeks with a high ankle sprain and he leaves behind a massive target hole for the other Saints' pass-catchers. Thomas saw 185 targets last season, 11.5 per game, so 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
With Michael Thomas sidelined, Sanders will be asked to step up and play a bigger role in the offense. "But Mike, wasn't he a full-time player already?" Well, no. He played just 33 snaps in Week 1 while Thomas played 55 and Tre'Quan Smith played 44. Despite that, Sanders tied for the league-lead in red zone targets (4) in Week 1. He was playing in the slot 48 percent of the time, which might go down considering Thomas' absence on the perimeter. The Raiders have a young cornerback duo in Trayvon Mullen and Damon Arnette, and it wasn't the best of debuts for Arnette, who allowed 110 yards and a touchdown on just five targets in his coverage. Mullen seems to be a competent NFL cornerback, but he's not going to be shadowing anyone. I'm expecting the Saints to move the veteran Sanders around and get him matched up with the rookie to take advantage of his inexperience. Sanders can be played as a WR3 this week who should have a solid floor, though we don't know how high his ceiling is in his age-33 season.When I thought about Kirk, all I could do was suck air through my teeth when thinking about his Week 1 performance that netted zero yards on five targets. What most don't realize is that he was the sacrificial lamb to Hopkins last week, playing almost all his snaps on Richard Sherman's side of the field. It obviously worked out. Ronald Darby is someone who's continually missed time over the last few years and is no longer the same player. Since the start of last season, he's allowed 42-of-68 passing for 745 yards and six touchdowns. Yikes. It certainly helps that his front four are generating pressure, which means he doesn't have to hold coverage too long. The longer he's asked to remain in coverage, the worse things get for him. While that's true with most cornerbacks, his 17.7 yards per reception highlights that. If Murray can buy time for Kirk to get downfield, this could be a bounce-back game for him. Think of him as a solid low-owned option to pair with Murray in tournaments. He's a risky WR4 option in redraft but one that could pay off.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Sanders has some tremendous WR3 upside if Michael Thomas does not play this week, which seems very likely at this point.