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Experts' Pick
 
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
at IND, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 1# 27-
Best Rank# 1# 15-
Worst Rank# 4# 55-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at HOU at IND-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs HOUThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs IND-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total45.120.8-
Avg Game22.620.8-
Week 127.520.8-
    
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SmittyS.
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
#1#29-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
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2 d
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2 d
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Dan McLellanD. McLe...
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2 d
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Richard SavillR. Savill
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2 d
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Peter RogersP. Rogers
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2 d
#1#29-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
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2 d
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
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2 d
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Scott EngelS. Engel
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2 d
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Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
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Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
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Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
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#1#42-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
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Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
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3 d
#1#29-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
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Justin BooneJ. Boone
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4 d
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Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
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4 d
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Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CLE
20/25, 275 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 45 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
12 rush, 50 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 1 rec, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at HOU at IND
Week 3 vs. KC vs. TEN
Week 4 at WAS at HOU
Week 5 vs. CIN at SEA
Week 6 at PHI vs. ATL
Week 7 vs. PITBYE WEEK
Week 8BYE WEEK at GB
Week 9 at IND vs. DET
Week 10 at NE at CHI
Week 11 vs. TEN vs. DAL
Week 12 at PIT vs. CAR
Week 13 vs. DAL vs. JAC
Week 14 at CLE at TB
Week 15 vs. JAC vs. CHI
Week 16 vs. NYG at NO
Week 17 at CIN at DET
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
2020 Points 
Week 127.520.8
Week 217.6
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
Total45.120.8
Average22.620.8
Notes for Player Combination
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
at IND, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Lamar Jackson just dropped 27.5 fantasy points against the Browns, and he's a good bet to post some solid numbers against the Texans this weekend. Houston just allowed Kansas City to put up 166 yards on the ground last week, so as a result, I'm expecting Jackson to see a healthy number of rushing attempts here. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Lamar Jackson picked up right where he left off in Week 1 with an absurdly efficient performance including 3 passing touchdowns and 45 yards rushing. The Texans' defense has steadily declined over the past year and they are now one of the top targets for opposing fantasy quarterbacks. He provides a stellar baseline with a ginormous ceiling and should be the QB1 or close this week.The Vikings trailed for much of their Week 1 game against the Packers, leading to only 12 carries for Dalvin Cook. However, he was very efficient on his carries and scored two touchdowns.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Cook didn't see a ton of work last week, but he was able to score multiple times. I expect to see his usage increase this week and he always is a threat to cross the end zone line. Even though this is a tough matchup on paper, I expect Cook to return low-end RB1 value.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He picked up right where he left off in 2019, making it look easy against the Browns defense, completing 20-of-25 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns. How can we expect him to have more pass attempts when he's continually this efficient? The Browns were a plus matchup, but so are the Texans. They're struggling to get pressure, as Patrick Mahomes was under duress on just six of his 33 dropbacks in Week 1. If you give Jackson time, he's going to carve you up. Their starting cornerback unit consists of Bradley Roby, Vernon Hargreaves, and Antonio Hamilton. This is a worse version of the defense that Jackson played in 2019 when they still had D.J. Reader and Johnathan Joseph, as well as Gareon Conley healthy. In that Week 11 game last year, Jackson threw the ball just 24 times, but they went for 222 yards and four touchdowns, while he also rushed for 86 yards. Over their last 17 games, they've allowed 13 quarterbacks to post at least 17.9 fantasy points. You're getting a sky-high floor and ceiling with Jackson, so don't hesitate to play him in both cash and tournament lineups if you can afford him.The Vikings couldn't stick to their usual run-heavy gameplan, as their defense kind of screwed up those plans. Still, in a game the Vikings had just 49 offensive snaps, Cook and Mattison combined for 128 yards and two touchdowns on 23 touches. The offense certainly moves through them, though the Colts might have something to say about that. In 37 games under Frank Reich and Matt Eberflus, they've allowed exactly one running back to eclipse 100 yards on the ground against them, and that was Derrick Henry during his incredible streak down the stretch in 2019. On the ground, they allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to running backs last year. However, we know Cook is more than just a one-two down back. The Colts allowed 109 receptions to running backs last year, which amounts to 6.8 per game. That's a large part of the reason they allowed the seventh-most points through the air to running backs. I don't know if Cook absolutely smashes, as the Colts have allowed just 18 running back touchdowns in the 37 games under Reich, but I can see him being used a lot in the passing game given the lack of proven pass catchers outside of Thielen. He's an RB1 you shouldn't hesitate to play.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Another week, another exploitable defense. Last season's MVP gets a quality matchup against the Texans in Week 2 and should be able to have his way in this one. After throwing three touchdowns in Week 1, L-Jax is the best option at QB this week. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Houston was 18th against fantasy quarterbacks on the opening weekend of the season and last year Jackson had 222 yards passing, 79 yards rushing, and 4 touchdown passes against Houston in a 41-7 victory. Jackson is an elite QB1.The Colts were 3rd against fantasy running backs last week, but that was against one of the weakest running back units in the NFL. Cook should still be an elite fantasy option this week.