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Experts' Pick
 
  Clyde Edwards-HelaireC. Edwards-Helaire
RB - KC
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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3 of 162 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 12# 23-
Best Rank# 5# 16-
Worst Rank# 23# 41-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at BAL at DEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs BALThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs DEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att14.718.7
Rush Yds6379.7
Rush TD00.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total26.825.5-
Avg Game13.412.8-
Avg Projection12.610.1-
Week 27.023.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather82 F, Rain overnight.68 F, Clear throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Clyde Edwards-HelaireC. Edwards-Helaire
RB - KC
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU
25 rush, 138 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at NO
5 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at LAC
vs. CAR
12 rush, 103 yds, 2 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at BAL at DEN
Week 4 vs. NE vs. LAC
Week 5 vs. LV at CHI
Week 6 at BUF vs. GB
Week 7 at DEN at LV
Week 8 vs. NYJ at NYG
Week 9 vs. CAR vs. NO
Week 10BYE WEEK at CAR
Week 11 at LV vs. LAR
Week 12 at TB vs. KC
Week 13 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 14 at MIA vs. MIN
Week 15 at NO at ATL
Week 16 vs. ATL at DET
Week 17 vs. LAC vs. ATL
Player Projections Comparison
  Clyde Edwards-HelaireC. Edwards-Helaire
RB - KC
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts13.513.7
Rush Yards63.553.2
Rush TDs0.50.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.12.7
Rec Yards26.719.6
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points12.610.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Clyde Edwards-HelaireC. Edwards-Helaire
RB - KC
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
2020 Points 
Week 119.81.9
Week 27.023.6
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
Total26.825.5
Average13.412.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Clyde Edwards-HelaireC. Edwards-Helaire
RB - KC
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
2020 Targets 
Week 121
Week 285
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
Notes for Player Combination
  Clyde Edwards-HelaireC. Edwards-Helaire
RB - KC
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Edwards-Helaire didn't exactly see 25 carries again in week two, but we saw his usage through the receiving game bounce back to what we expected heading into the season. There are going to be scoring opportunities galore in this matchup, which means that CEH is a must-start option this week. While the Ravens defense is a tough matchup, CEH will see enough work to be viewed as a low-end RB1.Fournette took advantage of his opportunity last week and shredded the Panthers defense nearly every single run. Fournette appears to have this job locked up now, which puts him into the RB2 conversation in this matchup. There's always the possibility that Arians pulls a fast one on us and we see Jones more than we anticipate, but he's a safe start as a low-end RB2 with upside if he does completely take over this backfield.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He leads the league with carries inside the 20-, 10-, and 5-yard line. He's totaled exactly 100 percent of the running back carries inside the red zone. The only other running backs who can say that are Derrick Henry, Saquon Barkley, James Robinson, and Kenyan Drake. Production will follow. We also saw him used in the passing game last year, though the matchup with the Chargers was a tough one. If there's one potential leak on the Ravens defense, it's got to be the run defense that's allowed 4.89 yards per carry through the first two weeks, though no teams have been able to commit to the run, as they've fallen behind rather quickly. That's why running backs have totaled just 42 total touches against them, which has hidden the efficiency running backs have had. There were six running backs who totaled at least 87 yards on the ground against the Ravens last year, and though none of them were on the Chiefs, there is a positive from their game against each other last year. The combination of LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams totaled 116 yards on 17 carries and added eight receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown through the air. With Edwards-Helaire getting 73.8 percent of the running back opportunities in the Chiefs backfield, he's a low-end RB1, even in a tough matchup.It appeared that Jones may have lost the starting job last week. It's a shame because it was almost as if the Bucs were looking for a reason, but he gave them one when he botched the handoff leading to a turnover. Bruce Arians said after the game that he's not planning on giving the starting job to Fournette, and that he likes him to come into the game later and finish teams off. This could very easily become a Peyton Barber/Jones situation from last year where we never seemingly know which one to start. For now, it appears that Jones hasn't lost all hope, but he's on thin ice every week, which can't be good for his mental state entering a game. The Broncos have allowed 100-yard rushers in back-to-back games to open the season, as both Derrick Henry and James Conner were able to get there. That's a big change from last year when they allowed two 100-yard rushers all season. Oddly enough, Fournette was one of them when he rattled off 225 yards on 29 carries in their Week 4 matchup. The bottom line with this matchup is that we have a lack of confidence in which running back to trust. Jones appears to be the 1A but he presents so much risk that he can't be played as anything more than a low-end RB3 with tons of risk. Meanwhile, Fournette is going to get some touches, though how many depends on if Jones screws something up. Fournette should be considered a high-end RB4 who has some upside, sure, but also has a five-touch floor if Jones is running hot.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Ravens are 2nd against fantasy running backs, but some of that can be attributed to outscoring their opponents 71-22 on the season. It is still a tough matchup, but CEH should be a low-end RB1 playing on one of the elite offenses in the NFL.Fournette had 12 rushing attempts for 103 yards and two touchdowns last week after Jones found the bench due to a fumble. Fournette seems poised to take over as the lead back in this offense and he is a RB2 against a Broncos team that is 9th against fantasy backs.