Skip to main content

Darius Slayton or David Johnson

Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Can't Decide? Leave it up to the Fantasy Gods

The Fantasy Gods have spoken. Start {{ state.players[state.winningPlayerIndex].player_name }}

Players

Brought to you by Toyota

Toyota logo
Advertisement
Advertisement
Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Darius SlaytonD. Slayton
WR - NYG
Darius Slayton
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
90%
Recommended by
103 of 115 experts
10%
Recommended by
12 of 115 experts
Add Player
Most Accurate Experts 
    
Top ExpertsTop WR,RB ExpertsTop Player Experts See who the Most Accurate Experts would start
Upgrade Now
    
Rankings 
    
ECR# 33# 56-
Best Rank# 14# 46-
Worst Rank# 63# 87-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at PIT vs. SF-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PITThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs SF-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total21.925.5-
Avg Game11.012.8-
Week 25.03.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather78 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.78 F, Possible light rain overnight.-
    
Expert Ranks 
David JohnsonDarius SlaytonAdd Player
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
16 secs
#48#51-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
4 m
#33#58-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
5 m
#48#51-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
6 m
#33#57-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
6 m
#59#55-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
7 m
#48#63-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
10 m
#56#49-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
11 m
#59#68-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
12 m
#37#54-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
13 m
#56#58-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
13 m
#33#58-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
14 m
#59#46-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
14 m
#48#67-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
15 m
#31#63-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
16 m
#53#65-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
16 m
#33#63-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
20 m
#30#58-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
21 m
#30#57-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
21 m
#41#49-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
22 m
#33#58-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
26 m
#33#55-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
29 m
#31#58-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
53 m
#33#57-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
55 m
#41#68-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
56 m
#41#63-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 h
#41#63-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 h
#59#87-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 h
#33#69-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#30#63-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 h
#53#74-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 h
#30#57-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
2 h
#33#87-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
2 h
#53#73-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 h
#41#74-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 h
#48#84-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
3 h
#53#74-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
3 h
#31#58-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
3 h
#30#57-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
3 h
#21#68-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
3 h
#41#55-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
3 h
#37#73-
    
4 h
#31#57-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
4 h
#53#46-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 h
#17#68-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
5 h
#31#55-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
5 h
#33#55-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
5 h
#53#58-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
6 h
#37#69-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
6 h
#33#58-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
6 h
#31#63-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
10 h
#27#57-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
11 h
#22#31-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
12 h
#55#53-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
13 h
#30#57-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
15 h
#30#61-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
15 h
#56#50-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
15 h
#56#61-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
15 h
#58#57-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
15 h
#22#81-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
16 h
#37#65-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
16 h
#36#61-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
16 h
#63#65-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
17 h
#30#54-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
17 h
#36#76-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
17 h
#35#50-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
17 h
#56#61-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
17 h
#27#54-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
17 h
#48#64-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
18 h
#35#61-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
18 h
#43#70-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
18 h
#30#54-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
18 h
#27#57-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
19 h
#77#73-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
19 h
#30#57-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
19 h
#30#53-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
20 h
#35#50-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
20 h
#30#52-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
20 h
#55#54-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
20 h
#56#34-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
20 h
#35#82-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
21 h
#17#59-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
21 h
#14#53-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
22 h
#55#53-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
22 h
#36#61-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
22 h
#27#59-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
22 h
#35#61-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
22 h
#56#61-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
23 h
#35#54-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
23 h
#55#29-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#58#74-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
1 d
#22#54-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#22#61-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#35#61-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#27#59-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#27#55-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
1 d
#36#66-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
1 d
#21#55-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
#21#60-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#31#60-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#27#56-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
2 d
#27#56-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#27#56-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#21#60-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#30#56-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 d
#27#56-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#27#60-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#19#59-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#27#60-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#27#59-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#21#67-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#21#60-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
2 d
#21#60-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 d
#22#82-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#53#66-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
3 d
#22#72-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
Darius SlaytonD. Slayton
WR - NYG
Darius Slayton
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC
11 rush, 77 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
9 tar, 6 rec, 102 yds, 2 td
Week 2 vs. BAL
11 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
at CHI
6 tar, 3 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at PIT vs. SF
Week 4 vs. MIN at LAR
Week 5 vs. JAC at DAL
Week 6 at TEN vs. WAS
Week 7 vs. GB at PHI
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. TB
Week 9 at JAC at WAS
Week 10 at CLE vs. PHI
Week 11 vs. NEBYE WEEK
Week 12 at DET at CIN
Week 13 vs. IND at SEA
Week 14 at CHI vs. ARI
Week 15 at IND vs. CLE
Week 16 vs. CIN at BAL
Week 17 vs. TEN vs. DAL
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
Darius SlaytonD. Slayton
WR - NYG
Darius Slayton
2020 Points 
Week 116.922.2
Week 25.03.3
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
Total21.925.5
Average11.012.8
Player Targets Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
Darius SlaytonD. Slayton
WR - NYG
Darius Slayton
2020 Targets 
Week 149
Week 246
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
Notes for Player Combination
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Darius SlaytonD. Slayton
WR - NYG
Darius Slayton
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was all David Johnson for the Texans in Week 2, as he totaled all 15 opportunities for the Texans running backs. It didn't amount to much, as he tallied just 50 scoreless yards against a stingy Baltimore defense. That matchup likely primed him for this one, as the Steelers have been the worst matchup for running backs since the start of 2019. Here's a fun fact: You'd have to go all the way back to Week 16 of 2018 to find the last time they allowed a top-12 performance to a running back. That's 19 straight games without allowing a running back to finish as an RB1. It's not due to a lack of trying, either, as the Steelers faced the ninth-most running back touches in 2019. Over their last 18 games, running backs have averaged a miniscule 0.65 PPR points per opportunity (carries and targets). Think about how good that is... even if Johnson were to get 20 touches, their average performance would give him 13.0 PPR points. Johnson is just a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 who you're hoping finds the end zone similar to Melvin Gordon last week. Duke Johnson was reportedly close to playing last week and will put a dent into David's workload, though not enough to make Duke a viable fantasy option, especially in this game.Has now has three targets inside the 10-yard line, which is tied for the league lead. That's good news, and we already know his target floor took a massive leap heading into Week 3 as the offense lost 23.5 percent of the targets (Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard). We could be looking at a receiver who's going to see eight-plus targets per game moving forward. The 49ers secondary isn't as daunting as it was last year, that's for sure. We've watched DeAndre Hopkins rack up 14 receptions for 151 yards in Week 1, then Chris Hogan and Braxton Berrios combine for 12 catches, 134 yards, and a touchdown in Week 2 against them. Not just that but losing their top pass rusher for the season is going to force their cornerbacks to remain in coverage that much longer. Don't forget that Richard Sherman is out for at least two more weeks, as well. Slayton will see a mixture of Ahkello Witherspoon and Emmanuel Moseley in coverage, a duo that's combined to allow 15-of-21 passing for 170 yards and a touchdown through two weeks. You should be considering Slayton a middling WR3 this week with some upside.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Steelers are 5th against fantasy running backs, Johnson is a low-upside boom / bust flex option in a brutal matchup.Slayton is going to be the focal point of this offense with all the injuries the Giants have suffered. He is a boom / bust WR3 playing against a banged up 49ers D.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
David Johnson had an extremely tough matchup last week and it showed on the final stat sheet. Johnson was held to only 34 yards on the ground and he did little through the air. This week, Johnson gets another tough matchup against a stout Steelers defense that is unlikely to give DJ much room on the ground. Johnson's a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 in this matchup.Slayton came crashing back down to earth last week, but he does have some upside in this matchup. With some key pieces missing from this offense now, Slayton's going to be needed more than ever and this 49ers secondary isn't as daunting as it's been in previous seasons. He can be rolled out as a WR3 again this week.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
11 caries and 4 targets in each game so far. I expect Pit to hold him to his floor this week.