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Experts' Pick
 
  Joshua KelleyJ. Kelley
RB - LAC
Joshua Kelley
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 53# 101-
Best Rank# 31# 84-
Worst Rank# 127# 115-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CAR vs. DET-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs CARThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs DET-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total23.36.0-
Avg Game11.73.0-
Week 211.36.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather78 F, Clear throughout the day.Indoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
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11 h
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#17#103-
    
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#36#106-
    
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17 h
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18 h
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18 h
#55#96-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Joshua KelleyJ. Kelley
RB - LAC
Joshua Kelley
Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN
12 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
at SF
5 tar, 1 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. KC
23 rush, 64 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 49 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
Week 3 vs. CAR vs. DET
Week 4 at TB at CAR
Week 5 at NO at NYJ
Week 6 vs. NYJ at DAL
Week 7 at MIA vs. SEA
Week 8 vs. JACBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. LV vs. MIA
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. BUF
Week 11 at DEN at SEA
Week 12 at BUF at NE
Week 13 vs. NE vs. LAR
Week 14 vs. ATL at NYG
Week 15 at LV vs. PHI
Week 16 vs. DEN vs. SF
Week 17 at KC at LAR
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Joshua KelleyJ. Kelley
RB - LAC
Joshua Kelley
Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
2020 Points 
Week 112.00.0
Week 211.36.0
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
Total23.36.0
Average11.73.0
Player Targets Comparison
  Joshua KelleyJ. Kelley
RB - LAC
Joshua Kelley
Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
2020 Targets 
Week 105
Week 234
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
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Notes for Player Combination
  Joshua KelleyJ. Kelley
RB - LAC
Joshua Kelley
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EDT
Christian KirkC. Kirk
WR - ARI
Christian Kirk
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Guess who ranks sixth in the NFL in carries? Ekeler... and Kelley. They both have 35 carries through two games. Ekeler has been more efficient and has two more targets, but Kelley is a real thing in fantasy. He has the same number of carries as Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jonathan Taylor. Here's a crazy stat: Kelley totaled 23 carries in Week 2. Melvin Gordon didn't hit that number in any game through his last two years with the Chargers. Want more good news for these backs? A robust 56.1 percent of the production the Panthers have allowed to skill-position players has gone to running backs. No other team in the league has a number higher than 50.2 percent. Running backs have averaged 34.9 more PPR points per game than quarterbacks have against this Panthers defense. It's a limited sample size, sure, but you get the point. They've now allowed 33 rushing touchdowns to running backs over their last 18 games, while no other team in the league has allowed more than 19 in that span. Kelley has eight carries inside the red zone, while Ekeler has four to his name. I'm still siding with Ekeler as the one to play considering his passing-game usage, but the gap is shrinking. Ekeler needs to be played as a sturdy high-end RB2 while Kelley should be considered a high-end RB3, at minimum with the role he's walked into.Is it time to drop him? I think we've probably reached that point, though it depends on who you're dropping him for. He's seen just nine targets through two weeks when Murray's thrown the ball 78 times. That amounts to a 11.5-percent target share. Kirk is expected to see the Lions rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah in coverage the most this week, and that can be considered a good thing after he struggled in his NFL debut last week, allowing seven catches for 121 yards in his coverage. It may have been rookie first game jitters, or he could still be working his way back from his hamstring injury. Whatever the case, it would take a real leap of faith to start Kirk this week after his miserable stat lines from the first two weeks, so he's just a boom-or-bust WR5.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Kelley has been an amazing find for fantasy managers that took the shot on him late in drafts and he saw an insane 23 carries last week against the Kansas City Chiefs. He's also seeing some work out of the backfield as a receiver and he's getting the goal-line carries. Kelley's in an excellent spot this week to return top-20 value at the RB position and he should be started everywhere you can against the worst run defense in the NFL right now.Kirk was able to reel in a big catch downfield last week, but he's simply too much of an afterthought in this offense to be relied on for fantasy football. He can remain on your bench or even dropped to your waiver wire.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Kelley is a great flex option against a Panthers team that has given up the most points to fantasy running backs through two weeks.