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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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Recommended by
96 of 162 experts
41%
Recommended by
66 of 162 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 23-
Best Rank# 13# 16-
Worst Rank# 29# 41-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at PIT at DEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PITThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs DEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att15.318.7
Rush Yds44.379.7
Rush TD00.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total21.925.5-
Avg Game11.012.8-
Avg Projection9.810.1-
Week 25.023.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather72 F, Partly Cloudy59 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
Expert Ranks 
David JohnsonLeonard FournetteAdd Player
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
8 m
#21#26-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
13 m
#26#24-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
13 m
#21#29-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
24 m
#19#21-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
34 m
#21#29-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
39 m
#20#25-
    
52 m
#18#22-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
53 m
#26#24-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
58 m
#19#24-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#27#36-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 h
#20#29-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
2 h
#17#29-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#26#22-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
3 h
#30#21-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
3 h
#22#21-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
3 h
#22#25-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
3 h
#21#25-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
4 h
#25#16-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
5 h
#24#19-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
5 h
#26#23-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
5 h
#21#24-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
5 h
#25#19-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
6 h
#23#16-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
6 h
#20#25-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
7 h
#19#25-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
7 h
#18#24-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
8 h
#29#26-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
8 h
#26#19-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
8 h
#21#28-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
8 h
#22#21-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
8 h
#24#22-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
8 h
#22#25-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
9 h
#26#22-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
10 h
#25#21-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
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10 h
#24#28-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
10 h
#20#22-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
11 h
#29#22-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
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11 h
#23#32-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
14 h
#22#21-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
17 h
#21#31-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
21 h
#25#17-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
23 h
#26#20-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
24 h
#24#22-
    
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1 d
#21#24-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#26#19-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#23#21-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#20#24-
    
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1 d
#17#20-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 d
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Andy VandaA. Vanda
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1 d
#19#24-
    
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Pro Football Focus
1 d
#22#21-
    
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DK Nation
1 d
#25#18-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
1 d
#18#31-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
1 d
#24#22-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
1 d
#18#28-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
1 d
#22#24-
    
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Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#22#25-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
1 d
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Razzball
1 d
#22#27-
    
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Fake Teams
1 d
#18#24-
    
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1 d
#22#21-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
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1 d
#21#24-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#22#26-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 d
#22#29-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
1 d
#17#24-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#22#21-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 d
#25#24-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#20#23-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
1 d
#22#28-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
1 d
#22#21-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#29#23-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
1 d
#22#21-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#20#27-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#21#25-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#20#25-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
1 d
#26#19-
    
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Razzball
1 d
#18#29-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#22#21-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
1 d
#22#26-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
1 d
#20#27-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 d
#20#19-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#24#18-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
1 d
#18#24-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#22#19-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#26#21-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
1 d
#24#25-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
1 d
#26#21-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
1 d
#20#37-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
1 d
#21#24-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
1 d
#22#21-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
1 d
#16#36-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
1 d
#23#18-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#18#22-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#20#41-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#20#27-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
1 d
#19#21-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#20#21-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 d
#24#21-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
1 d
#19#29-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#20#24-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#20#23-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#24#19-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#24#22-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
1 d
#20#27-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#20#27-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
1 d
#25#21-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
1 d
#19#25-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 d
#21#19-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#24#26-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#20#29-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
1 d
#22#21-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
1 d
#26#17-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
1 d
#25#16-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
1 d
#22#21-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#18#33-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 d
#22#21-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#25#17-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
1 d
#16#29-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
1 d
#17#20-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
1 d
#19#23-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
#18#22-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#24#19-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
1 d
#20#23-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
1 d
#25#30-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
1 d
#22#21-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#20#19-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#20#21-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
1 d
#22#21-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#19#21-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
1 d
#20#28-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
1 d
#19#21-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 d
#22#26-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
1 d
#21#25-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 d
#21#23-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#20#23-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
1 d
#20#23-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#25#22-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#20#23-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
1 d
#24#17-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#13#19-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
1 d
#19#24-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 d
#19#27-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
1 d
#27#33-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
1 d
#26#18-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
1 d
#19#21-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
1 d
#18#22-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#20#23-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#24#29-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#24#16-
    
1 d
#19#24-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#23#18-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
1 d
#20#23-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#23#22-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#24#26-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
1 d
#23#17-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
#22#25-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#23#17-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#24#23-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
2 d
#19#22-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
3 d
#18#25-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
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#17#16-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
3 d
#18#26-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC
11 rush, 77 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
at NO
5 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. BAL
11 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
12 rush, 103 yds, 2 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at PIT at DEN
Week 4 vs. MIN vs. LAC
Week 5 vs. JAC at CHI
Week 6 at TEN vs. GB
Week 7 vs. GB at LV
Week 8BYE WEEK at NYG
Week 9 at JAC vs. NO
Week 10 at CLE at CAR
Week 11 vs. NE vs. LAR
Week 12 at DET vs. KC
Week 13 vs. INDBYE WEEK
Week 14 at CHI vs. MIN
Week 15 at IND at ATL
Week 16 vs. CIN at DET
Week 17 vs. TEN vs. ATL
Player Projections Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts13.713.7
Rush Yards52.753.2
Rush TDs0.30.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.92.7
Rec Yards25.519.6
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.810.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
2020 Points 
Week 116.91.9
Week 25.023.6
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
Total21.925.5
Average11.012.8
Player Targets Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
2020 Targets 
Week 141
Week 245
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
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
at DEN, Sun 4pm 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.It appeared that Jones may have lost the starting job last week. It's a shame because it was almost as if the Bucs were looking for a reason, but he gave them one when he botched the handoff leading to a turnover. Bruce Arians said after the game that he's not planning on giving the starting job to Fournette, and that he likes him to come into the game later and finish teams off. This could very easily become a Peyton Barber/Jones situation from last year where we never seemingly know which one to start. For now, it appears that Jones hasn't lost all hope, but he's on thin ice every week, which can't be good for his mental state entering a game. The Broncos have allowed 100-yard rushers in back-to-back games to open the season, as both Derrick Henry and James Conner were able to get there. That's a big change from last year when they allowed two 100-yard rushers all season. Oddly enough, Fournette was one of them when he rattled off 225 yards on 29 carries in their Week 4 matchup. The bottom line with this matchup is that we have a lack of confidence in which running back to trust. Jones appears to be the 1A but he presents so much risk that he can't be played as anything more than a low-end RB3 with tons of risk. Meanwhile, Fournette is going to get some touches, though how many depends on if Jones screws something up. Fournette should be considered a high-end RB4 who has some upside, sure, but also has a five-touch floor if Jones is running hot.
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.Fournette took advantage of his opportunity last week and shredded the Panthers defense nearly every single run. Fournette appears to have this job locked up now, which puts him into the RB2 conversation in this matchup. There's always the possibility that Arians pulls a fast one on us and we see Jones more than we anticipate, but he's a safe start as a low-end RB2 with upside if he does completely take over this backfield.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Steelers are 5th against fantasy running backs, Johnson is a low-upside boom / bust flex option in a brutal matchup.Fournette had 12 rushing attempts for 103 yards and two touchdowns last week after Jones found the bench due to a fumble. Fournette seems poised to take over as the lead back in this offense and he is a RB2 against a Broncos team that is 9th against fantasy backs.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
11 caries and 4 targets in each game so far. I expect Pit to hold him to his floor this week.