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Experts' Pick
 
  DeSean JacksonD. Jackson
WR - PHI
DeSean Jackson
vs. CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 26th, 2020
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159 of 162 experts
2%
Recommended by
3 of 162 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 34# 63-
Best Rank# 22# 43-
Worst Rank# 44# 83-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CIN at BAL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs CINThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs BAL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec10.715.3
Rec Yds142.3154.7
Rec TD0.70.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total11.015.6-
Avg Game5.57.8-
Avg Projection8.05.6-
Week 26.41.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather79 F, Mostly Cloudy82 F, Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  DeSean JacksonD. Jackson
WR - PHI
DeSean Jackson
Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at WAS
7 tar, 2 rec, 46 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
9 tar, 7 rec, 82 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. LAR
9 tar, 6 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
at LAC
3 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. CIN at BAL
Week 4 at SF vs. NE
Week 5 at PIT vs. LV
Week 6 vs. BAL at BUF
Week 7 vs. NYG at DEN
Week 8 vs. DAL vs. NYJ
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. CAR
Week 10 at NYGBYE WEEK
Week 11 at CLE at LV
Week 12 vs. SEA at TB
Week 13 at GB vs. DEN
Week 14 vs. NO at MIA
Week 15 at ARI at NO
Week 16 at DAL vs. ATL
Week 17 vs. WAS vs. LAC
Player Projections Comparison
  DeSean JacksonD. Jackson
WR - PHI
DeSean Jackson
vs. CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions4.03.3
Rec Yards63.244.5
Rec TDs0.30.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.20.2
Rush Yards1.11.1
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points8.05.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  DeSean JacksonD. Jackson
WR - PHI
DeSean Jackson
Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
2020 Points 
Week 14.614.5
Week 26.41.1
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
Total11.015.6
Average5.57.8
Player Targets Comparison
  DeSean JacksonD. Jackson
WR - PHI
DeSean Jackson
Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
2020 Targets 
Week 179
Week 293
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
  DeSean JacksonD. Jackson
WR - PHI
DeSean Jackson
vs. CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Jackson hasn't exactly produced the way that I thought he might to begin the season, but this offense hasn't exactly looked functional throughout the first two weeks. With that being said, he's still doing enough to be a fine FLEX option for your lineup. This week, he absolutely belongs in your starting lineup against the Bengals. The Bengals secondary doesn't have anyone that can keep up with Jackson and he always has the potential to hit the big play. I'm not expecting anything crazy from Jackson this week, but he should be viewed as a WR3 in this matchup.Watkins was knocked out of last week's contest, but it looks like he's preparing to play on Monday night. With the other options that are most likely on your roster, you should have a better option available than playing the guessing game with Watkins if we don't get official word by kickoff on Sunday. He's a low-end WR3 if he does suit up in this matchup.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's the No. 2 receiver in the league when it comes to air yards, a stat that's often predictive of fantasy success. To this point, Jackson has averaged just 6.9 yards per target, but over the last seven years, he's averaged at least 10.0 yards per target in six of them. Seeing seven and nine targets is encouraging; he'll bounce back. The Bengals secondary hasn't allowed more than four receptions to a receiver over the first two weeks, which is due to the fact that running backs have had their way with them. But still, we've seen Keenan Allen get eight targets and turn them into 4/37/0, Mike Williams turn nine targets into 4/69/0, and then Odell Beckham turn six targets into 4/74/1. What was encouraging for Jackson is that Beckham seemed to routinely get open down the field against them, and if not for some holding, we would've seen a bigger game out of him. If Wentz can get some time, those air yards for Jackson might turn into a big play or two. Given his target and air yards share, he should remain in the WR3 conversation.It seems like Watkins avoided a concussion on the big hit he took last week, though we won't know for sure until we see the practice reports. As expected, he was a non-factor against the Chargers and their talented duo of cornerbacks. Now onto the Ravens, he's not likely to fare much better. With Marlon Humphrey covering the slot, and likely Tyreek Hill, that would leave Marcus Peters on Watkins most of the time. Through two games, this cornerback unit has allowed a miniscule 1.35 PPR points per target to wide receivers, which ranks as the second-lowest number in the league. When you play Watkins, you don't play him for a safe floor; you play him for the upside, and in this matchup, that doesn't really exist. Watkins is not a recommended start in this matchup.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 Sammy Watkins tweeted that he was "healthy" after taking a helmet-to-helmet shot from Los Angeles' Denzel Perryman in Sunday's win over the Chargers.