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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
at MIA, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Oct 22nd, 2021
98%
Recommended by
161 of 164 experts
2%
Recommended by
3 of 164 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 23# 51-
Best Rank# 19# 41-
Worst Rank# 37# 73-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at MIA vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform a little better than their average vs MIAThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform a little better than their average vs CAR-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total76.835.0-
Avg Game15.48.8-
Week 67.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather84 F, Light rain shower57 F, Patchy light drizzle-
    
Expert Ranks 
Cordarrelle PattersonSterling ShepardAdd Player
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
34 secs
#23#45-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
4 m
#19#131-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
5 m
#23#73-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
11 m
#20#73-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
13 m
#22#48-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
14 m
#39#46-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
34 m
#23#48-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
43 m
#20#90-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
1 h
#20#61-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
2 h
#26#46-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
3 h
#26#46-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
7 h
#22#69-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
10 h
#33#46-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
13 h
#19#57-
    
The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
16 h
#36#48-
    
Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
FTN FTN
16 h
#22#48-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
16 h
#22#47-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
16 h
#23#48-
    
Doug Norrie D. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings Daily Fantasy Spor...
16 h
#12#46-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
16 h
#20#48-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
16 h
#12#47-
    
Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
16 h
#23#48-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
16 h
#28#58-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
16 h
#22#46-
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
16 h
#22#48-
    
Husein Shabazz H. Shabazz
SleeperWire SleeperWire
16 h
#14#57-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
16 h
#23#48-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
16 h
#22#53-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
17 h
#20#47-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
17 h
#23#48-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
17 h
#22#48-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
17 h
#23#48-
    
Bob Van Duser B. Van Duser
Dynasty Rewind Dynasty Rewind
17 h
#20#72-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
17 h
#37#72-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
17 h
#37#51-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
17 h
#20#46-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
17 h
#23#58-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
17 h
#22#35-
    
Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
17 h
#20#48-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
17 h
#22#51-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
17 h
#19#56-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
17 h
#22#47-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
17 h
#20#47-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
17 h
#20#48-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
17 h
#22#58-
    
Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
17 h
#20#48-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
17 h
#20#48-
    
Mike Randle M. Randle
BettingPros BettingPros
17 h
#22#53-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
17 h
#19#47-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
17 h
#19#47-
    
Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
17 h
#28#51-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
17 h
#22#48-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
17 h
#22#53-
    
Wilmar Chaves W. Chaves
Hablemos de Football Hablemos de Football
17 h
#23#53-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
17 h
#28#46-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
17 h
#22#51-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
17 h
#22#48-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
17 h
#22#48-
    
Rudy Gamble R. Gamble
Razzball Razzball
17 h
#28#56-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
17 h
#20#48-
    
Mitchell Carl M. Carl
Rise or Fall Rise or Fall
17 h
#13#40-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
17 h
#19#40-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
17 h
#20#46-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
17 h
#22#48-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
17 h
#28#48-
    
Jonathan Stone J. Stone
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
17 h
#20#48-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
17 h
#23#47-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
17 h
#19#60-
    
Travis Seel T. Seel
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
17 h
#10#116-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
17 h
#23#47-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
17 h
#28#47-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
17 h
#22#48-
    
Mundo Fantasy MX M. Fantasy MX
Mundo Fantasy Mundo Fantasy
17 h
#23#53-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
17 h
#19#47-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
17 h
#32#71-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
17 h
#17#37-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
17 h
#20#48-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
17 h
#23#48-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
17 h
#42#48-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
17 h
#19#48-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
17 h
#32#68-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
18 h
#28#60-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
18 h
#13#56-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
18 h
#19#48-
    
Derek Dennington D. Dennington
The Good Old Boys Fantasy Football Podcast The Good Old Boys ...
18 h
#19#48-
    
Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
18 h
#22#48-
    
Jon Collins J. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR Fantasy Sports LR
18 h
#22#48-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
18 h
#20#53-
    
Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
18 h
#28#41-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
18 h
#22#46-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
18 h
#37#56-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
18 h
#20#48-
    
Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
18 h
#19#52-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
18 h
#22#47-
    
Scott Smith S. Smith
RotoViz RotoViz
18 h
#20#48-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
18 h
#20#48-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
18 h
#43#75-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
18 h
#23#56-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
18 h
#23#51-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
18 h
#55#46-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
18 h
#23#72-
    
Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
18 h
#20#48-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
18 h
#37#65-
    
Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
18 h
#22#48-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
18 h
#22#51-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
Fanball Fanball
18 h
#13#47-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
18 h
#20#51-
    
Dan Yanotchko D. Yanotchko
EDSFootball EDSFootball
18 h
#20#48-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
18 h
#22#71-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
18 h
#28#47-
    
Matthew Williams M. Williams
The Athletic The Athletic
18 h
#22#51-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
18 h
#28#73-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
19 h
#23#71-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
19 h
#20#51-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
19 h
#13#52-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
19 h
#20#47-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
19 h
#23#65-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
19 h
#19#48-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
19 h
#22#71-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
19 h
#49#85-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
19 h
#22#56-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
20 h
#19#48-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
20 h
#20#48-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
20 h
#20#52-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
20 h
#20#48-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
20 h
#58-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
20 h
#28#47-
    
Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
20 h
#20#48-
    
Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
21 h
#20#48-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
21 h
#19#53-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
22 h
#23#72-
    
Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
22 h
#53-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
22 h
#20#58-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
23 h
#22#68-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
23 h
#23#60-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
23 h
#23#56-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
23 h
#23#48-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
23 h
#23#58-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
23 h
#23#72-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
23 h
#20#48-
    
Sosa Kremenjas S. Kremenjas
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
23 h
#28#48-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
24 h
#20#53-
    
Kyle August K. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown Fantasy Football S...
1 d
#22#53-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
1 d
#26#57-
    
Kevin Roberts K. Roberts
Breaking Football Breaking Football
1 d
#20#52-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#39#48-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#22#50-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
1 d
#21#59-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
1 d
#13#47-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
1 d
#19#47-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
#39#75-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
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Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#23#55-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
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Nader Saba N. Saba
SleeperWire SleeperWire
2 d
#23#53-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#23#72-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
2 d
#20#51-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
2 d
#19#60-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
2 d
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Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#14#65-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
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#20#70-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
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#21#50-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
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Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PHI
7 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
9 tar, 7 rec, 113 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at TB
7 rush, 11 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 5 rec, 58 yds, 1 td
at WAS
10 tar, 9 rec, 94 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -9 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at NYG
7 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 82 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
3 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. WAS
6 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 82 yds, 3 td
at NO
Week 5 vs. NYJ
14 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 7 rec, 60 yds, 0 td
at DAL
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. LAR
14 tar, 10 rec, 76 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at MIA vs. CAR
Week 8 vs. CAR at KC
Week 9 at NO vs. LV
Week 10 at DALBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. NE at TB
Week 12 at JAC vs. PHI
Week 13 vs. TB at MIA
Week 14 at CAR at LAC
Week 15 at SF vs. DAL
Week 16 vs. DET at PHI
Week 17 at BUF at CHI
Week 18 vs. NO vs. WAS
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2021 Points 
Week 16.717.3
Week 218.98.5
Week 310.21.6
Week 429.6
Week 511.4
Week 67.6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total76.835.0
Average15.48.8
Player Targets Comparison
 
2021 Targets 
Week 129
Week 2710
Week 373
Week 46
Week 59
Week 614
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
at MIA, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
I'm unapologetically ranking Patterson as RB8 this week, and there's a case to be made that he deserves a higher ranking. The RB12 on the season, Patterson has been heavily involved as a runner and receiver thus far, and the matchup with Miami's putrid run defense boosts his value significantly.With Kadarius Toney, Darius Slayton, and Kenny Golladay expected out this week, Shepard should command a massive target share. It's a tough matchup with Carolina, but volume alone makes him a back-end WR2.
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
Patterson played a season-high 46 snaps in the Falcons' Week 5 win over the Jets in London - 20 more than his previous high this season. Is that a sign that the Falcons are all in on Paterson as a major driver of their offense? Perhaps they should be. Patterson has been terrific as a pass-catcher, lining up all over the formation - in the backfield, in the slot, out wide - and catching 25 of 31 targets for 295 yards and four touchdowns. He's also been solid as a runner, with 41 carries for 173 yards and a touchdown. He's currently the RB3 in fantasy scoring on a per-game basis, and while it's probably unrealistic to expect that pace to continue, C-Patt is an automatic start in all season-long leagues. He checks in as the RB7 in this week's rankings (and as the WR14 if your league only grants him WR eligibility).Shepard's fantasy value could deteriorate once Kadarius Toney and Kenny Golladay are both healthy again, but with those two out this week, it could be an all-you-can-eat target smorgasbord for Shep. With Golladay out last week and Toney leaving early after reinjuring a bad ankle, Shepard was targeted 14 times and had 10 catches for 76 yards. The only other options QB Daniel Jones has at wide receiver are Dante Pettis, Collin Johnson and John Ross, and it's possible that RB Saquon Barley won't be back from an ankle injury this week either, possibly setting up Shepard to be a focal point of the Giants offense. I have Shepard at WR21 this week, and that may be too conservative. He's a terrific DraftKings option at $5,600.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Patterson had 81.6 fantasy points in the four games prior to their bye week in Week 6. Patterson should be an elite fantasy option against a Dolphins team that is 29th against fantasy wide receivers and 31st against fantasy running backs.Shepard saw 14 targets last week and he could be in for a ton of targets this week against a Panthers D that is 12th against fantasy wide receivers. Shepard is a WR2 option at home this week.