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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kareem HuntK. Hunt
RB - CLE
Kareem Hunt
vs. WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 27th, 2020
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47 of 161 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 19# 22-
Best Rank# 15# 14-
Worst Rank# 27# 26-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. WAS at PIT-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs WASThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PIT-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att16.315.3
Rush Yds72.344.3
Rush TD0.70
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total30.221.9-
Avg Game15.111.0-
Avg Projection9.89.6-
Week 222.15.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather76 F, Clear73 F, Clear-
    
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Kareem HuntK. Hunt
RB - CLE
Kareem Hunt
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at BAL
13 rush, 72 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at KC
11 rush, 77 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. CIN
10 rush, 86 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 1 td
vs. BAL
11 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. WAS at PIT
Week 4 at DAL vs. MIN
Week 5 vs. IND vs. JAC
Week 6 at PIT at TEN
Week 7 at CIN vs. GB
Week 8 vs. LVBYE WEEK
Week 9BYE WEEK at JAC
Week 10 vs. HOU at CLE
Week 11 vs. PHI vs. NE
Week 12 at JAC at DET
Week 13 at TEN vs. IND
Week 14 vs. BAL at CHI
Week 15 at NYG at IND
Week 16 at NYJ vs. CIN
Week 17 vs. PIT vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
  Kareem HuntK. Hunt
RB - CLE
Kareem Hunt
vs. WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts9.314.1
Rush Yards43.951.9
Rush TDs0.30.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.02.8
Rec Yards26.326.0
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.89.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Kareem HuntK. Hunt
RB - CLE
Kareem Hunt
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
2020 Points 
Week 18.116.9
Week 222.15.0
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
Total30.221.9
Average15.111.0
Player Targets Comparison
  Kareem HuntK. Hunt
RB - CLE
Kareem Hunt
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
2020 Targets 
Week 164
Week 224
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
  Kareem HuntK. Hunt
RB - CLE
Kareem Hunt
vs. WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
I like Kareem Hunt this weekend. His opponent, the Washington Football Team, ranks 21st in defensive efficiency against the run. They rank first against the pass, however, and that should cause the Browns to force-feed their running backs at Baker Mayfield's expense. Although Hunt isn't the lead back in this offense, he should still have enough volume to post a fantasy-relevant performance. He's a great option at RB2 in a home stand against Washington.Johnson looked really good in Week 1. Then the Texans played the Ravens in Week 2, and he pretty much disappeared from the box score. You can expect some more of that in Week 3, as the Steelers rank better than the Ravens do against the run. Johnson will be a great buy-low option after this week, as I'm fully expecting him to rebound once he faces some easier opponents. So while you should bench Johnson if you can this week, he's an exciting option against the Vikings next week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We've now seen two different gamescripts for the Browns, and they've given us clarity on how the backfield will be handled under Kevin Stefanski. Chubb is the preferred early-down option, especially in positive gamescripts, while Hunt is the preferred pass-catching back who'll get double-digit carries if they run the ball 25-plus times. Through two games, this backfield has averaged 32.0 touches per game. Funny enough, the Vikings running backs averaged 32.5 under Kevin Stefanski last year. Against Washington, we should see them rack up the carries, though there have been warning signs about efficiency in this matchup. Under Ron Rivera, this unit has allowed just 0.56 PPR points per opportunity to running backs, which ranks as the second-lowest mark in football through two weeks. A big part of that is due to them being one of just four teams who've yet to allow a touchdown to running backs. Now, to be fair, they played a Miles Sanders-less Eagles team in Week 1 and then Kyler Murray rushed for two touchdowns in Week 2, so we can't automatically assume they're rock stars that you can't run the ball against. Chubb and Hunt are tied, leading the league with 4.4 yards after contact, so getting to them isn't all you have to do; you still must bring them down. In a game they should be able to run the ball 30-plus times, you have to start these two. Chubb is the preferred option due to the positive gamescript and has double the carries Hunt does inside the five-yard-line, so start him as a low-end RB1. Hunt is still a fine backend RB2 play given the projected gamescript.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.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Hunt was unstoppable last week against Cincinnati and he is now a top-10 option at the RB position for fantasy football through two weeks. He's incredibly valuable in PPR formats and he should remain heavily involved in this matchup. Hunt should be looked at as a solid RB2 this week against Washington.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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Hunt has been tremendous to start the season and he should be a solid RB2, even against a Washington team that has been the best in the league against fantasy running backs.The Steelers are 5th against fantasy running backs, Johnson is a low-upside boom / bust flex option in a brutal matchup.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 11 caries and 4 targets in each game so far. I expect Pit to hold him to his floor this week.