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vs. CLE, Sun 4pm EDT
vs. SEA, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
98%
Recommended by
174 of 177 experts
2%
Recommended by
3 of 177 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 20-
Best Rank# 3# 9-
Worst Rank# 30# 46-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CLE vs. SEA-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform a litter better than their average vs CLEThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs SEA-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att25.824.5
Rush Yds110.895.6
Rush TD11.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total155.4216.8-
Avg Game10.414.5-
Avg Projection12.97.9-
2019 Average10.414.5-
    
Misc 
    
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Expert Ranks 
Clyde Edwards-HelaireJonathan TaylorAdd Player
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
FullTime Fantasy
09/29
#5#17-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
09/13
#12#21-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#12#22-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
09/13
#16#21-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#12#22-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#11#22-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
09/13
#7#23-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
09/10
#11#21-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
09/10
#12#28-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
09/10
#13#22-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
09/10
#11#21-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#11#19-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
09/13
#3#14-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#6#21-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
09/13
#11#21-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
09/13
#12#21-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#14#22-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#11#21-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#12#21-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#11#21-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
09/09
#8#21-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
09/13
#13#21-
    
Elvin RyanE. Ryan
The Pregame HQ
09/10
#14#22-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
09/13
#9#19-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
08/10
#11#21-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
09/13
#18#21-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#11#21-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
09/13
#10#22-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
09/13
#12#22-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
09/13
#11#24-
    
Adrian AlpansequeA. Alpa...
Estadio Fantasy
09/09
#13#22-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#13#21-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
09/13
#16#25-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
09/13
#17#28-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
09/13
#11#21-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
09/10
#13#24-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
09/13
#5#29-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
09/10
#12#21-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
09/10
#14#16-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
09/09
#12#24-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
09/10
#9#18-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
09/13
#30#31-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
09/13
#11#21-
    
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
09/13
#22#30-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
09/13
#12#10-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
09/13
#13#28-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
09/12
#17#23-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
09/13
#11#21-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
09/13
#8#17-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
09/13
#11#22-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
09/10
#10#24-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
09/12
#12#22-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
09/13
#13#22-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
09/13
#12#21-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
09/13
#12#17-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
09/13
#19#22-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
09/08
#12#20-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
09/10
#10#21-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#14#22-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
09/13
#9#21-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
09/13
#12#21-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
09/10
#13#27-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
09/09
#9#21-
    
Wilmar ChavesW. Chaves
Hablemos de Football
09/12
#11#21-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
09/12
#11#21-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
09/10
#12#19-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
09/13
#13#19-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/13
#13#21-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
09/13
#12#27-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
09/13
#11#21-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
09/11
#10#23-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
09/13
#18#23-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
09/13
#13#21-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
09/09
#7#22-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
09/13
#12#23-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
09/13
#11#21-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
09/12
#11#21-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
09/13
#13#22-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
09/13
#13#22-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
09/10
#19#21-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
09/13
#5#22-
    
Tommy MoliooT. Molioo
The Undroppables
09/09
#13#16-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
09/11
#13#27-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
09/09
#14#28-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
09/13
#11#21-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
09/13
#12#21-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
09/13
#12#22-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
09/09
#13#26-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
09/13
#11#21-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
09/13
#13#16-
    
Clayton CadieuxC. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North
09/12
#17#22-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
09/13
#12#21-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
09/10
#6#21-
    
Jose Ramon LlacaJ. Ramo...
Estadio Fantasy
09/07
#5#18-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/13
#6#21-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
09/12
#12#16-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
09/13
#6#16-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
09/10
#13#22-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/09
#12#21-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
09/13
#12#21-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
09/10
#6#21-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
09/12
#13#18-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
09/09
#4#16-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
09/13
#10#19-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
09/10
#18#24-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
09/13
#12#21-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
09/13
#11#26-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
09/13
#12#29-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
09/10
#12#18-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
09/13
#13#20-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
09/13
#11#22-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
09/13
#13#23-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
09/08
#11#21-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
09/13
#11#22-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#3#19-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
09/13
#12#28-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
09/13
#12#25-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
09/13
#11#24-
    
Francisco (Chato) RomeroF. (Cha...
Estadio Fantasy
09/13
#11#21-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#13#16-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
09/13
#12#18-
    
09/10
#5#46-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
09/12
#13#28-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#9#19-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#10#22-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
SportsGrid
09/13
#10#21-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
09/09
#6#28-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#3#21-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
09/07
#14#17-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#14#18-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
09/13
#12#21-
    
09/13
#12#21-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
09/13
#11#20-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
09/13
#12#21-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
09/09
#10#17-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
09/13
#12#22-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
09/11
#12#25-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
09/12
#12#22-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
09/13
#16#22-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
09/12
#5#23-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
09/10
#13#22-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
09/13
#8#21-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
09/10
#14#20-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
09/12
#19#29-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
09/12
#11#23-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
09/13
#4#22-
    
Aaron LarsonA. Larson
FantasyPros
09/09
#12#16-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/04
#15#27-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
09/13
#13#21-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
09/13
#9#20-
    
Ellis JohnsonE. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football
09/13
#9#14-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
09/13
#6#22-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
09/10
#11#9-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
09/09
#9#20-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
09/09
#12#39-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
09/01
#8#26-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
09/10
#12#32-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
09/13
#12#20-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#12#15-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
09/08
#11#17-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/12
#18#27-
    
Benjamin KlotzB. Klotz
Touchdown Squad
09/12
#16#21-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
09/11
#19#18-
    
Nicholas YouN. You
The Undroppables
09/11
#5#28-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
09/13
#11#27-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
09/10
#9#20-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
09/10
#6#22-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#9#24-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
09/10
#12#24-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
09/10
#10#18-
    
Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
09/10
#12#23-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
09/10
#12#25-
    
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
09/09
#9#22-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
09/08
#10#22-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
09/08
#5#21-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
09/07
#12#24-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
09/10
#10#24-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CLE vs. SEA
Week 2 at BAL vs. LAR
Week 3 vs. LAC at TEN
Week 4 at PHI at MIA
Week 5 vs. BUF at BAL
Week 6 at WAS vs. HOU
Week 7 at TEN at SF
Week 8 vs. NYG vs. TEN
Week 9 vs. GB vs. NYJ
Week 10 at LV vs. JAC
Week 11 vs. DAL at BUF
Week 12BYE WEEK vs. TB
Week 13 vs. DEN at HOU
Week 14 vs. LVBYE WEEK
Week 15 at LAC vs. NE
Week 16 vs. PIT at ARI
Week 17 at CIN vs. LV
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. CLE, Sun 4pm EDT
vs. SEA, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts12.79.8
Rush Yards58.945.5
Rush TDs0.50.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.31.7
Rec Yards29.313.6
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points12.97.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 119.88.9
Week 27.017.0
Week 313.412.2
Week 49.17.9
Week 58.013.4
Week 616.911.5
Week 712.3
Week 83.13.1
Week 99.47.4
Week 103.7
Week 1119.711.4
Week 123.9
Week 1319.5
Week 149.128.5
Week 158.315.5
Week 1619.4
Week 1737.4
Total155.4216.8
Average10.414.5
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 126
Week 282
Week 361
Week 431
Week 583
Week 644
Week 74
Week 832
Week 952
Week 102
Week 1124
Week 121
Week 133
Week 1462
Week 1525
Week 161
Week 172
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. CLE, Sun 4pm EDT
vs. SEA, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 We didn't get any preseason games, so we don't have any clue how this timeshare will work, but I'm going with talent. The Colts selected Taylor in the second round of the draft because they felt they had a void at the position, period. They're now about to go and face the defense that allowed 10 running backs to post top-12 performances against them in 2019. Keep in mind they had Calais Campbell on the roster the entire season and Marcell Dareus for half of it. They're no longer on the defensive line. To highlight the issue, the Jaguars allowed 5.20 yards per carry with Dareus off the field last year. They allowed 5.76 yards per carry when Campbell was off the field. Teams should be able to run wild on this defense, especially one with a top-three offensive line. Again, going back to last year, they allowed 205.2 total yards per game to running backs, which allows for multiple producers. I'm expecting around 15 touches for Taylor in his debut and that's good enough for an RB2 start, even with the uncertainty in his role, as this defense is just too giving.
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Are you excited for football? I know I am. When CEH plays his first NFL game on Thursday Night Football, he'll be filling a workhorse role for the Kansas City Chiefs. You can expect big things from the rookie against a Texans defense that just lost nose tackle D.J. Reader.Let's pump the brakes on Jonathan Taylor this week. We still haven't seen how the Colts intend to split carries in this backfield, and there's a good chance that they start Taylor off slow. Marlon Mack is still the starter according to Indy's depth chart, and while that may be just a formality, I would avoid starting Taylor if you have a better option at RB2. Players like Jordan Howard or Sony Michel offer a better floor than Taylor this week.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
It feels like it's been the offseason of Clyde Edwards-Helaire as he's been the most talked about player in football. The talent has never been a question and he has a clear-cut workhorse opportunity with Damien Williams opting out of this season. The Texans allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs last season and lost a productive player in defensive tackle D.J. Reader this offseason. CEH should set the fantasy world on fire tonight.The Jaguars allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs last season as they gave up the second-worst yards per carry and the 2nd-most touchdowns to the position. Jacksonville has since lost Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakouwe, and A.J. Bouye, and it's not hard to envision them being the worst defensive unit in football this year. The Colts' backfield will be a true committee approach, at least for now, but in a matchup like this, Jonathan Taylor and Marlon Mack are both usable as RB2/flex plays with tons of upside.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Texans were just 27th against fantasy running back, CEH should be a huge part of this offense as the lead back and command RB1 value.The Jaguars were 31st against fantasy running backs last year, Taylor has a great chance to start off his career with a big game.