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Christian McCaffrey or Ezekiel Elliott

Who Should I Start? - Week 11

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
vs. ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Nov 16th, 2019
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 1# 3-
Best Rank# 1# 1-
Worst Rank# 3# 5-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. ATL at DET-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs ATLThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs DET-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att21.721.1
Rush Yds83.397.3
Rush TD0.80.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total224.5132.0-
Avg Game24.914.7-
Avg Projection21.417.2-
Week 1020.16.3-
    
Misc 
    
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Weather50 F, Partly CloudyIndoor-
    
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  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAR
19 rush, 128 yds, 2 td
11 tar, 10 rec, 81 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
13 rush, 53 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. TB
16 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
at WAS
23 rush, 111 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at ARI
24 rush, 153 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
19 rush, 125 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at HOU
27 rush, 93 yds, 1 td
10 tar, 10 rec, 86 yds, 0 td
at NO
18 rush, 35 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. JAC
19 rush, 176 yds, 2 td
9 tar, 6 rec, 61 yds, 1 td
vs. GB
12 rush, 62 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at TB
22 rush, 31 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 26 yds, 1 td
at NYJ
28 rush, 105 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 48 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. PHI
22 rush, 111 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 36 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at SF
14 rush, 117 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. TEN
24 rush, 146 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 20 yds, 1 td
at NYG
23 rush, 139 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at GB
20 rush, 108 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
20 rush, 47 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. ATL at DET
Week 12 at NO at NE
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. BUF
Week 14 at ATL at CHI
Week 15 vs. SEA vs. LAR
Week 16 at IND at PHI
Week 17 vs. NO vs. WAS
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
vs. ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts20.122.4
Rush Yards97.1101.6
Rush TDs0.80.7
   
Receiving
   
Receptions5.83.2
Rec Yards49.327.8
Rec TDs0.30.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points21.417.2
   
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
2019 Points 
Week 132.912.3
Week 25.318.0
Week 324.813.9
Week 423.910.5
Week 541.715.1
Week 617.721.3
Week 720.7
Week 823.5
Week 934.613.9
Week 1020.16.3
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
2019 Targets 
Week 1112
Week 262
Week 343
Week 4107
Week 594
Week 656
Week 77
Week 85
Week 930
Week 1073
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Christian McCaffreyC. McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
vs. ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Panthers went out and signed Mike Davis off waivers this week, which is somewhat worrisome about McCaffrey's workload. Do they plan to cut it back? He's seen a ridiculous 233-of-256 touches available to the backfield, a workload that would amount to 414 touches over a full 16-game season. This has nothing to do with season-long leagues because you're obviously playing him, but more to do with DFS where his price has risen to astronomical territory. Most would be shocked to know that the Falcons have allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to the running back position. The 3.92 yards per carry ranks as the ninth-best mark in football. What might be the craziest stat is that they've allowed just 41 receptions and 275 yards through the air to running backs. That averages out to just 4.6 receptions and 30.6 yards per game. Since Dan Quinn became the coach in 2015, the Falcons have allowed an average of 6.6 receptions, 51.4 yards, and 0.25 touchdowns per game to running backs, which was the best matchup for pass-catching backs. It should be no surprise to know McCaffrey tallied a ridiculous 26 receptions for 179 yards through the air in the two games they played last year. In the end, David Johnson and Dalvin Cook both hit the 26-point mark against the Falcons, so fade McCaffrey at your own risk. I won't be one of them.He's now totaled at least 21 touches in seven of the last eight games, but he doesn't have a top-three finish and has finished outside the top-12 running backs in five of those games. Clearly, something isn't clicking for Elliott, though a matchup with the Lions may fix that. They've allowed their opponents a massive 67.6 plays per game (2nd-highest mark in the league), along with a massive 0.98 fantasy points per opportunity (carries and targets), which ranks as the second-highest mark behind only the Panthers. On top of that, two of their defensive tackles suffered injuries against the Bears and may be out/limited in this game. This is one of those occasions where you get the worlds collide. You have Elliott coming off a bad game (something he always bounces back from), plenty of volume to go around, a lackluster opponent who may have a backup quarterback, and a run defense that's really struggled to stop anyone. If there were a game that Elliott could explode and get that top-three performance, this should be it. Start him as an elite RB1 and expect results. He should be in cash-game as well as tournament lineups.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Falcons are 15th against fantasy running backs, McCaffrey should continue being an elite RB1 at home this week.The Lions are 32nd against fantasy running backs, Elliott is an elite RB1 option on the road.
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