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Experts' Pick
 
 
David Johnson
RB - HOU
at KC, Thu 8pm EDT
D'Andre Swift
RB - DET
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 19# 41-
Best Rank# 5# 24-
Worst Rank# 30# 74-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at KC vs. CHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform a litter better than their average vs KCThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs CHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att27.127.4
Rush Yds122.1113.4
Rush TD0.90.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total146.5143.8-
Avg Game12.211.1-
2019 Average12.211.1-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
David Johnson
RB - HOU
D'Andre Swift
RB - DET
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC vs. CHI
Week 2 vs. BAL at GB
Week 3 at PIT at ARI
Week 4 vs. MIN vs. NO
Week 5 vs. JACBYE WEEK
Week 6 at TEN at JAC
Week 7 vs. GB at ATL
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. IND
Week 9 at JAC at MIN
Week 10 at CLE vs. WAS
Week 11 vs. NE at CAR
Week 12 at DET vs. HOU
Week 13 vs. IND at CHI
Week 14 at CHI vs. GB
Week 15 at IND at TEN
Week 16 vs. CIN vs. TB
Week 17 vs. TEN vs. MIN
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
David Johnson
RB - HOU
D'Andre Swift
RB - DET
2020 Points 
Week 116.98.3
Week 25.07.2
Week 310.61.9
Week 49.211.2
Week 510.3
Week 612.924.3
Week 712.410.8
Week 82.3
Week 91.69.7
Week 1020.9
Week 11
Week 12
Week 1310.4
Week 1411.0
Week 1513.318.2
Week 1625.95.0
Week 1718.013.0
Total146.5143.8
Average12.211.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
David Johnson
RB - HOU
D'Andre Swift
RB - DET
2020 Targets 
Week 145
Week 245
Week 332
Week 434
Week 54
Week 624
Week 745
Week 84
Week 915
Week 105
Week 11
Week 12
Week 132
Week 145
Week 15115
Week 1635
Week 1753
Notes for Player Combination
 
David Johnson
RB - HOU
at KC, Thu 8pm EDT
D'Andre Swift
RB - DET
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
 Swift is healthy enough to play after a full practice Friday. His role is the bigger concern, with Kerryon Johnson and potentially Adrian Peterson ahead of him. Swift may be part of a three-back committee to start the year.
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
So you drafted David Johnson. Do you start him on Thursday Night Football against the Chiefs? I think so. He probably cost you a third, fourth, or fifth-round pick, so I doubt that you have a better option. While the Chiefs' defense finished as one of the better units against the run (they opened as one of the worst) their star defensive tackle Chris Jones wasn't good against the run last year, and rotational piece Mike Pennel will miss the game with a suspension. I'm not optimistic that the Texans will play the Chiefs close tonight, but Johnson should get enough carries and passing-down work to post a respectable RB2-type finish. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
This is likely going to be a game with some positive game script for the Texans as I expect the Chiefs to get up early and the Texans to need to throw to catch up. That's good news for David Johnson, as he's expected to be a major part of this team's passing offense. The Chiefs allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs last year. DJ should start his season off with a strong performance. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Swift gets a nice welcome to the NFL by going up against the vaunted Chicago bears defense. With the unknowns of how exactly this backfield is going to play out, plus Swift's potential injury concerns, it's probably best to leave Swift on your bench for this matchup. Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson should both see some work this week, which leaves very little left over for Swift.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Chiefs were 28th against fantasy running backs last year, I expect David Johnson to see the ball a ton in this matchup.