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Carson Wentz
QB - IND
Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz
QB - IND
at JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
vs. GB, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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ECR# 9# 26-
Best Rank# 3# 10-
Worst Rank# 20# 46-
    
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Opponent at JAC vs. GB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform a litter better than their average vs JACThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs GB-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total213.4293.8-
Avg Game17.821.0-
2019 Average17.821.0-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Carson Wentz
QB - IND
Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz
QB - IND
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC vs. GB
Week 2 vs. MIN at IND
Week 3 vs. NYJ vs. TEN
Week 4 at CHI at HOU
Week 5 at CLE at SEA
Week 6 vs. CIN vs. ATL
Week 7BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 8 at DET at GB
Week 9 vs. BAL vs. DET
Week 10 at TEN at CHI
Week 11 vs. GB vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. TEN vs. CAR
Week 13 at HOU vs. JAC
Week 14 at LV at TB
Week 15 vs. HOU vs. CHI
Week 16 at PIT at NO
Week 17 vs. JAC at DET
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Carson Wentz
QB - IND
Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz
QB - IND
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 115.020.8
Week 214.415.1
Week 323.523.9
Week 422.426.6
Week 519.414.9
Week 629.4
Week 728.8
Week 810.646.6
Week 937.2
Week 108.711.2
Week 1116.420.0
Week 1219.86.2
Week 135.017.9
Week 1417.0
Week 1521.9
Week 1614.5
Week 17
Total213.4293.8
Average17.821.0
Notes for Player Combination
 
Carson Wentz
QB - IND
Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz
QB - IND
at JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
vs. GB, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
This is a new Washington team, something Wentz wishes wasn't the case, as they've been a team he's routinely dominated. Over the last three years, he's played them five times, averaging 292.0 passing yards and 15.8 rushing yards, with 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Those are QB1 numbers. Under Ron Rivera, will those numbers change? Most likely, yes. However, it is their first game with the new scheme, and they've had no actual game experience. Their secondary has a brand-new look, as they've moved on from Josh Norman and Quinton Dunbar, and are moving forward with Ronald Darby, Kendall Fuller, and Fabian Moreau. There's likely to be some miscommunications early on, though their front-seven is nasty, and may not offer Wentz a whole lot of time. Between Matt Ioannidis, DaRon Payne, Jonathan Allen, Chase Young, and Montez Sweat, they're going to bring the pressure. It does help that the Eagles have one of the better offensive lines in football and that there will be no home-field advantage with crowd noise. Referencing stats about Washington last year won't do us any good, but I can give you this about Wentz: He's posted QB1-type numbers in at least 50 percent of his games in each of the last three years. The only other quarterback who can say that is Deshaun Watson. Knowing the variables on Washington's defense, I'll side with Wentz in this battle and say he can be started as a low-end QB1. The issue with relying on a massive performance? He's down his top two receivers (Alshon Jeffery and most likely Jalen Reagor) and has even dealt with an injury of his own during training camp.There were six running backs who totaled at least 20 carries against the Packers last year. The only one who scored fewer than 16.4 PPR points was Adrian Peterson, who still tallied 76 yards and a touchdown. Cook was one of the running backs who crushed him when he ripped off 154 yards and a touchdown in their Week 2 meeting. That set the tone for the season with the Packers, as they allowed a massive 4.86 yards per carry on the season, which ranked as the fourth most in the league, behind only the Panthers, Jaguars, and Browns. The Packers have to be expecting a run-heavy attack from the Vikings, though that didn't seem to matter last year. Among the nine running backs who totaled at least 15 carries against them last year, none of them averaged less than 3.80 yards per carry, and six of them scored at least one rushing touchdown. This tells us that Cook's floor is extremely high in the matchup. Prior to his injury he suffered in Week 11, Cook had tallied at least 20 carries in 7-of-10 games. That's not even factoring in his receiving upside, which is obviously high in Cousins' first game without Stefon Diggs. Cook should be started as a high-end RB1 and can be placed in cash game lineups as one of the true gamescript-proof running backs.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Wentz is always a strong play due to his elite talent, but he'll get a boost in Week 1 against a soft 'Skins secondary. The offensive line has some question marks and so does the receiving corps, but we've seen Wentz do a lot with a little, and the quality matchup makes him a top-12 play in Week 1. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The Washington Football Team gave up the seventh-most fantasy points to quarterbacks last season, although their defense should improve after the addition of second overall pick Chase Young. After an offseason in which the Eagles attempted to surround Wentz with more talent, they're now dealing with injuries to Miles Sanders, Alshon Jeffery, and Jalen Reagor. If those guys play, I'll be inclined to move Wentz up a bit in my rankings, especially given the matchup.In his one game against the Packers last season, Dalvin Cook rushed for 7.7 yards per carry and roasted a Green Bay defense that allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to RBs. The Packers were also gashed for 200 yards and four touchdowns by Raheem Mostert in the playoffs and did little over the offseason to address the issue. Cook should be good for 20+ touches this week and will dominate in such a plus matchup.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Wentz appears ready to go for week one against Washington and the Eagles should easily win this matchup. With that being the case, Wentz will be a fine back-end QB1 start, but the Eagles could get up early and rely on the run game the rest of the way. This limits the overall upside for Wentz, but he's still a good option to plug into your starting lineup.All the talk about Cook and his contract woes seemingly disappeared overnight this offseason, which indicates that Cook's going to be out on the field and ready to go week one. While there are concerns about Cook and his durability for a full season, he absolutely belongs in your lineup any time that he's playing. This Packers defense saw Raheem Mostert shred them for 200+ rushing yards in the playoffs last year and they did very little to address that issue...Cook should have a field day and he's a must start option this week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Washington allowed the 6th most points to fantasy quarterbacks and Wentz has owned Washington over the years with 1,953 yards and 15 TD passes in 7 games. Wentz should be a QB1 in Week 1, even on the road.Green Bay was just 23rd against fantasy running backs and Cook had 191 yards from scrimmage and 1 touchdown in his lone game against Green Bay last year. Cook should be an elite RB1 in Week 1.