Who Should I Start? - Week 15

David Johnson or Sony Michel

 
Experts' Pick
 
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
at PIT, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 17-
Best Rank# 2# 13-
Worst Rank# 18# 28-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ATL at PIT-
Matchup Rank525-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att21.419.6
Rush Yds106.678.8
Rush TD0.90.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total159.1103.6-
Avg Game12.210.4-
Avg Projection14.310.8-
Week 146.15.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor46 F, Rain until afternoon.-
    
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  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. WAS
9 rush, 37 yds, 1 td
9 tar, 5 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
Week 2 at LAR
13 rush, 48 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
at JAC
10 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. CHI
12 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 30 yds, 1 td
at DET
14 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. SEA
22 rush, 71 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 41 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
25 rush, 112 yds, 1 td
Week 5 at SF
18 rush, 55 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
18 rush, 98 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at MIN
18 rush, 54 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
24 rush, 106 yds, 2 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. DEN
14 rush, 39 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
at CHI
4 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. SF
16 rush, 59 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 41 yds, 0 td
at BUF
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 10 at KC
21 rush, 98 yds, 1 td
9 tar, 7 rec, 85 yds, 1 td
at TEN
11 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. OAK
25 rush, 137 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 12 at LAC
17 rush, 63 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
21 rush, 133 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at GB
20 rush, 69 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
17 rush, 63 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. DET
15 rush, 49 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 8 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
at MIA
20 rush, 57 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at ATL at PIT
Week 16 vs. LAR vs. BUF
Week 17 at SEA vs. NYJ
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
at PIT, Sun 4pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts17.916.0
Rush Yards74.066.8
Rush TDs0.50.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions4.11.2
Rec Yards32.38.3
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points14.310.8
   
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2018 Points 
Week 112.7
Week 25.14.1
Week 312.14.9
Week 415.217.2
Week 519.117.0
Week 611.022.6
Week 77.01.5
Week 810.0
Week 9
Week 1030.33.1
Week 1115.4
Week 127.920.5
Week 137.27.0
Week 146.15.7
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
2018 Targets 
Week 19
Week 222
Week 343
Week 440
Week 531
Week 651
Week 731
Week 84
Week 9
Week 1090
Week 113
Week 1232
Week 1321
Week 14100
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  David Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
at PIT, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Frank Stampfl
RotoExperts
 PIT has allowed RB rush TD in six straight
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
ATL worst Fantasy team in NFC vs RBsTough matchup and was disappointment vs. MIA
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Johnson has fielded 63 touches over the last three games. The traffic netted him just 212 yards and no touchdowns. Volume and name recognition are keeping him in the RB1 conversation. For this week, add a favorable matchup to that list. Only the Bengals and Chiefs have ceded more PPR points to running backs than the Falcons, who have allowed an NFL-high 97 catches to the position. Johnson has mustered just 48 combined receiving yards over the last four games, but the Cardinals should find more ways to at least drag him to 100 total yards on another 20-plus touches. He could at least replicate a Week 14 performance (eight catches for 12 yards) that will be used as Exhibit A in all offseason cases against PPR formats.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Atlanta is just 27th against fantasy running backs, Johnson is a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 this week in Atlanta. Michel has started to slow over the last 2 weeks and he has a tough matchup against the Steelers 9th ranked fantasy running back defense.