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Christian McCaffrey or Chris Carson

Who Should I Start? - Week 12

 
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  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
at NO, Sun 1pm EST
Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
at PHI, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 2# 10-
Best Rank# 1# 7-
Worst Rank# 5# 38-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at NO at PHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs NOThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att15.817.5
Rush Yds65.766.2
Rush TD0.50.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total243.6132.4-
Avg Game24.413.2-
Avg Projection18.013.4-
Week 1119.1-
    
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Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor49 F, Rain in the morning and afternoon.-
    
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  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAR
19 rush, 128 yds, 2 td
11 tar, 10 rec, 81 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
15 rush, 46 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 35 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. TB
16 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
at PIT
15 rush, 60 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at ARI
24 rush, 153 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
15 rush, 53 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at HOU
27 rush, 93 yds, 1 td
10 tar, 10 rec, 86 yds, 0 td
at ARI
22 rush, 104 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 41 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. JAC
19 rush, 176 yds, 2 td
9 tar, 6 rec, 61 yds, 1 td
vs. LAR
27 rush, 118 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 1 td
Week 6 at TB
22 rush, 31 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 26 yds, 1 td
at CLE
24 rush, 124 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. BAL
21 rush, 65 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at SF
14 rush, 117 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
at ATL
20 rush, 90 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 9 vs. TEN
24 rush, 146 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 20 yds, 1 td
vs. TB
16 rush, 105 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 28 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at GB
20 rush, 108 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
at SF
25 rush, 89 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. ATL
14 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
14 tar, 11 rec, 121 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 12 at NO at PHI
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. MIN
Week 14 at ATL at LAR
Week 15 vs. SEA at CAR
Week 16 at IND vs. ARI
Week 17 vs. NO vs. SF
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
at NO, Sun 1pm EST
Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
at PHI, Sun 1pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts16.419.3
Rush Yards79.283.1
Rush TDs0.60.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions6.12.8
Rec Yards51.719.3
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.013.4
   
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
2019 Points 
Week 132.918.1
Week 25.36.7
Week 324.83.1
Week 423.914.5
Week 541.718.3
Week 617.721.9
Week 77.4
Week 823.515.0
Week 934.611.3
Week 1020.116.1
Week 1119.1
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
2019 Targets 
Week 1117
Week 263
Week 341
Week 4104
Week 592
Week 654
Week 75
Week 851
Week 932
Week 1074
Week 1114
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
at NO, Sun 1pm EST
Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
at PHI, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's kind of funny that despite not finding the end zone, McCaffrey still outscored all running backs in Week 11. He's now finished as a top-eight running back in 9-of-10 games this year, and even going back to last year, he's been the RB9 or better in 17 of his last 19 games. He's breaking fantasy football. This will be one of his biggest tests of the year, however, as the Saints are as good of a run defense that you'll see. After allowing just 3.22 yards per carry last year, they've allowed just 3.69 yards per carry this year, and that mark is closer to 3.22 if you removed the week they were without David Onyemata and Sheldon Rankins. No running back has rushed for more than 83 yards against them this year, and they've allowed just three rushing touchdowns on 167 carries. The 61.6 rushing yards per game they're allowing to running backs is the lowest mark in the league, while only the Patriots have allowed fewer rushing touchdowns. It was a similar defense last year when McCaffrey totaled 53 yards on 15 carries with eight catches for 67 yards en route to the RB8 finish. If there were one week to potentially fade McCaffrey in DFS, this would be it. While I'll likely regret saying that, it just feels there are safer options for much less money.He's been one of the most stable options in fantasy this year, largely in part to the 18-plus opportunities he's had in 9-of-10 games. Based on the touches he's received this year and where they've taken place, he has the fifth-most expected fantasy points among running backs. The craziest part about it all is that there's room for improvement in the stat sheet, as he has just four rushing touchdowns through 10 games. Against the Eagles, that may somewhat difficult to build on. They've been about as tough as a matchup as anyone this year, allowing just 3.36 yards per carry. In fact, there's been just one starting running back who's topped 43 rushing yards against them this year. Keep in mind there's been 10 running backs who've totaled double-digit carries, including five with 14 or more carries. Because of that, there's been just two running backs who've finished better than the RB15 against them. Ezekiel Elliott, who totaled 28 touches and scored a touchdown, and David Montgomery, who totaled 17 touches and found the end zone twice. Carson has had trouble himself finding the end zone, as he has just four rushing touchdowns on 200 carries this season. This game does have a high implied total, which does bode well for a workhorse running back like Carson who's totaled at least 20 carries in six of the last seven games. You're playing him as a low-end RB1/high-end RB2 in season-long leagues, but you don't need to attack him in cash games.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Saints are 4th against fantasy running backs, but McCaffrey should still be an elite RB1.The Eagles are 8th against fantasy running backs, Carson is still a good RB1 on the road this week.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
In last week's "bad" performance, CMC totaled 11 catches and 25 fantasy points. Since he gets the ball in various ways, he is the safest player in fantasy. Likely playing from behind again this week, expect CMC to total close to double-digit catches yet again. 
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