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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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1 of 122 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 18# 50-
Best Rank# 11# 44-
Worst Rank# 48# 62-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ATL vs. LV-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs ATLThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs LV-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total26.125.9-
Avg Game13.113.0-
Week 218.717.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor80 F, Mostly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DET
13 rush, 64 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
7 tar, 5 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NYG
at SEA
11 tar, 8 rec, 179 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at ATL vs. LV
Week 4 vs. IND at KC
Week 5 vs. TB vs. DEN
Week 6 at CARBYE WEEK
Week 7 at LAR vs. SF
Week 8 vs. NO at BUF
Week 9 at TEN at NYJ
Week 10 vs. MIN vs. BAL
Week 11BYE WEEK at HOU
Week 12 at GB vs. ARI
Week 13 vs. DET at LAC
Week 14 vs. HOU at LAR
Week 15 at MIN at MIA
Week 16 at JAC vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. GB vs. NYJ
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2020 Points 
Week 17.48.0
Week 218.717.9
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Total26.125.9
Average13.113.0
Player Targets Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2020 Targets 
Week 137
Week 2311
Week 3
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Notes for Player Combination
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The touch count for the Bears through two weeks is: Montgomery 33, Cohen 15, and Cordarrelle Patterson 14 (yes, I'm counting him as a running back). The way to see that is that Montgomery is the leader in essentially a 55/45 timeshare. That's not great considering the Bears are 2-0 and the gamescript fit his role perfectly in Week 2. He's run extremely well, averaging 5.0 yards per carry, and made a few shifty moves in the open field last week that led to a 28-yard receiving touchdown, but will those positive gamescripts continue? They are three-point underdogs in this game, and the Falcons have stopped the run extremely well considering their competition. Despite playing against Ezekiel Elliott and Chris Carson, they've allowed just 3.45 yards per carry through two weeks. There seem to be a variety of ways to score, though, as Carson caught two touchdowns, Elliott rushed for one, while Dak Prescott rushed for three. Montgomery is going to get the goal-line, which is the positive here, as the Bears are implied for 22 points. Where the Falcons struggle is to limit running backs through the air, as they've allowed 15-of-16 passes to be completed for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Since Dan Quinn became the Falcons coach, they've allowed an average of 6.4 receptions per game to running backs. Montgomery can have his role diminish in a highly negative gamescript, though oddsmakers have this as a close game. Plug him in as a low-end RB2 this week. Cohen is officially someone I'm worried about with just three targets through two games. Montgomery has six targets. Heck, Javon Wims has four targets. Cohen is not an early-down back who's going to grind out a high yards per carry. If he's not getting the targets, you can't use him in fantasy. The Falcons matchup suits him well, especially indoors, but he must be classified as a risky RB4/flex with some upside should Matt Nagy actually use him in the passing game.I had to double-check the stat sheet from Sunday night's game, as Edelman's eight catches for 179 yards brought his season average to 13.1 yards per target. He's never averaged more than 7.9 yards per target in his career. Just 51 of his 236 yards are after contact, so Newton is targeting him much further down the field. He's running 81 percent of his routes from in the slot, which means he'll see veteran Lamarcus Joyner in the slot. After a rough start to his slot cornerback transition (from safety), Joyner has been solid, allowing just 9.7 yards per reception, though the 72.9 percent completion-rate is high. The best performance by a slot-heavy receiver against the Raiders since the start of last year is Keenan Allen's eight-catch, 68-yard game where he didn't even score. That's not great for his projection in this game, but you have to keep playing him while getting the targets he is (9.0 per game) from Newton. Consider him a decent floor WR3 who may not come with a massive ceiling in this contest.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Falcons are 23rd against fantasy running backs, I like MontgomeryThe Raiders are 15th against fantasy wide receivers, Edleman is a WR3 at home this week on an offense that is one of seven in the league that has not had a touchdown scored by a wide receiver.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Montgomery left last week's game with an injury scare, but he was able to come back in and continue to produce for fantasy football. Montgomery has looked great on the field against two easy matchups and he gets another fine matchup here with Atlanta. The Falcons are currently surrendering 22.2 fantasy points to running backs on average this season, which means that Montgomery should be in line for another solid outing. Montgomery can be rolled out as a low-end RB2 this week that could easily find the end zone in this one.Edelman was utilized downfield more than anticipated in New England's game against Seattle, which is exciting for fantasy football purposes. Edelman can be rolled out as a weekly WR3 option that could turn into something more if he continues to be used in the intermediate to deep levels of the field.