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Experts' Pick
 
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
at IND, Sun 1pm EDT
Miles SandersM. Sanders
RB - PHI
Miles Sanders
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 4# 18-
Best Rank# 1# 10-
Worst Rank# 18# 50-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at IND vs. LAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs INDThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs LAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att11.513.5
Rush Yds45.568
Rush TD00.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total20.80.0-
Avg Game20.8-
Avg Projection14.311.4-
Week 120.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor64 F, Clear-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Miles SandersM. Sanders
RB - PHI
Miles Sanders
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB
12 rush, 50 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 1 rec, -2 yds, 0 td
at WAS
Week 2 at IND vs. LAR
Week 3 vs. TEN vs. CIN
Week 4 at HOU at SF
Week 5 at SEA at PIT
Week 6 vs. ATL vs. BAL
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. NYG
Week 8 at GB vs. DAL
Week 9 vs. DETBYE WEEK
Week 10 at CHI at NYG
Week 11 vs. DAL at CLE
Week 12 vs. CAR vs. SEA
Week 13 vs. JAC at GB
Week 14 at TB vs. NO
Week 15 vs. CHI at ARI
Week 16 at NO at DAL
Week 17 at DET vs. WAS
Player Projections Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
at IND, Sun 1pm EDT
Miles SandersM. Sanders
RB - PHI
Miles Sanders
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts16.613.5
Rush Yards72.462.6
Rush TDs0.60.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.73.0
Rec Yards31.027.9
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points14.311.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Miles SandersM. Sanders
RB - PHI
Miles Sanders
2020 Points 
Week 120.8
Week 2
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Week 4
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Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total20.80.0
Average20.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Miles SandersM. Sanders
RB - PHI
Miles Sanders
2020 Targets 
Week 12
Week 2
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Notes for Player Combination
  Dalvin CookD. Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
at IND, Sun 1pm EDT
Miles SandersM. Sanders
RB - PHI
Miles Sanders
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
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.Miles Sanders is expected to play in full in Week 2 after being a late scratch for Week 1. It sounds like he was ready to play and held out for precautionary reasons, so he should be able to see 18-20 touches this week. The Rams' defense has been susceptible to the run in the past and Sanders should also be heavily involved in a passing game that could use a quick outlet guy like him. I'm not too concerned about Sanders's availability and I have no doubts about his ability, so treat him as a low-end RB1, high-end RB2 this week.
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.Sanders logged a full practice on Wednesday, which indicates that he's likely going to suit up on Sunday. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that he's going to receive his full workload. After being injured for around a month, it's hard to see how the Eagles bring in Sanders and give him 15-18 touches this week. I expect Sanders to get 10-12 touches and that's enough to put him as a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 in my rankings. He can certainly finish much higher than that, but we have to take the injury risk into account.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.Apparently, the Eagles may have been a bit too confident heading into Week 1, as Sanders was reportedly held back for precautionary reasons. He should be a go this week and may not even be on a snap count. Scott touched the ball 11 times last week while Corey Clement chipped in with eight touches, though neither did much for fantasy teams. Scott did have to leave the game for a bit with an ankle injury but ultimately returned. The Rams are a team you can run the ball against, as they allowed five 110-plus yard rushers last year, and their struggles against the run continued to Week 1 where they allowed Ezekiel Elliott 127 total yards and two touchdowns. He was the fourth running back to score multiple touchdowns against them over their last 17 games, so there's clearly a ceiling. Part of the reasons there is success against them is due to plays per game, as opponents averaged 66.0 plays per game against them last year, which led to 27.6 running back touches per game. On opportunity alone, they ranked as the 11th-toughest matchup for running backs. If Sanders is back to full health and on no snap count, he should be in lineups as a low-end RB1/high-end RB2. If Scott were forced to miss any time, Sanders would be a lock for 18-plus touches, which would obviously give him cash-game viability. The fact that the Eagles still haven't signed another running back says a lot about their confidence with Sanders.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
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.Sanders practiced in full on Wednesday and he should be ready to roll as a RB2 with upside against a Rams D that was 29th against fantasy running backs in Week 1, although to be fair, they drew Zeke Elliott and the Cowboys.