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at DET, Thu 12pm EST
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Nov 28th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 139-
Best Rank# 1# 118-
Worst Rank# 6# 170-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET vs. NO-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs DETThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs NO-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total262.446.8-
Avg Game23.96.7-
Week 1131.48.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor38 F, Clear-
    
Expert Ranks 
Deshaun WatsonPhillip LindsayAdd Player
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
15 m
#1#126-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
1 h
#6#131-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
1 h
#6#122-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
1 h
#5#170-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
2 h
#5#132-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#5#134-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
2 h
#4#145-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
2 h
#5#132-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 h
#4#182-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
2 h
#3#134-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
3 h
#5#132-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 h
#5#171-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
3 h
#4#166-
    
3 h
#3#126-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
3 h
#5#131-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
3 h
#4#131-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
4 h
#5#143-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
4 h
#4#118-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
5 h
#4#126-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
5 h
#5#132-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
6 h
#1#132-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
6 h
#4#170-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
6 h
#5#145-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6 h
#5#143-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
7 h
#5#132-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
7 h
#5#132-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
7 h
#3#132-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
7 h
#4#145-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
7 h
#4#147-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
8 h
#8#145-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
8 h
#3#131-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
8 h
#6#164-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
8 h
#5#166-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
8 h
#3#129-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
8 h
#3#133-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
9 h
#4#148-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
9 h
#2#143-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#2#134-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
9 h
#5#131-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
11 h
#5#146-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
11 h
#4#146-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
11 h
#3#134-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
11 h
#4#149-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
12 h
#3#122-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
12 h
#5#141-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
12 h
#5#154-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
13 h
#5#125-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
15 h
#4#150-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
15 h
#1#168-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
1 d
#5#150-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#5#136-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
1 d
#4#154-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
1 d
#4#134-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
1 d
#5#133-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#5#151-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 d
#4#154-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 d
#2#191-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#5#131-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#5#170-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
1 d
#5#151-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
1 d
#5#150-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
#3#131-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
1 d
#6#169-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#4#133-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 d
#5#147-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 d
#5#151-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
2 d
#4#147-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
2 d
#5#133-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
2 d
#3#130-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
2 d
#2#132-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
2 d
#1#133-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#4#146-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
#4#147-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#6#147-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 d
#2#147-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#4#149-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#5#133-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 d
#5#134-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
2 d
#5#148-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#4#153-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#5#161-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#4#126-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#5#122-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#4#132-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#3#128-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
2 d
#4#147-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 d
#2#132-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#5#153-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
2 d
#5#134-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
2 d
#4#155-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#5#158-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#5#156-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
2 d
#5#131-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#5#133-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#7#153-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
2 d
#1#208-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 d
#5#133-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 d
#5#152-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#7#169-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#5#147-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 d
#5#153-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 d
#5#134-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#5#146-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 d
#5#134-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
2 d
#6#125-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 d
#5#134-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#2#135-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#7#128-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
#7#135-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#3#154-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
2 d
#3#169-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#3#154-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#5#137-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
#4#159-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 d
#5#125-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
#3#175-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
#5#170-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#1#156-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#4#155-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 d
#5#137-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#5#164-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 d
#1#137-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 d
#7#148-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
2 d
#3#136-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
2 d
#6#134-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
2 d
#5#169-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
2 d
#5#137-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#1#129-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
2 d
#7#128-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#1#169-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
2 d
#3#155-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 d
#4#171-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#3#145-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
2 d
#5#169-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#3#133-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
3 d
#4#153-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#4#139-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 d
#3#133-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
3 d
#3#153-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#5#129-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 d
#5#150-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
4 d
#4#133-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC
20/32, 253 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
6 rush, 27 yds, 1 td
vs. TEN
7 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. BAL
25/36, 275 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
5 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
at PIT
Week 3 at PIT
19/27, 264 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
Week 4 vs. MIN
20/33, 300 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
5 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
Week 5 vs. JAC
25/35, 359 pass yds, 3 td, 2 int
2 rush, 25 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 at TEN
28/37, 335 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
at NE
23 rush, 101 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. GB
29/39, 309 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
7 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
9 rush, 79 yds, 0 td
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. LAC
6 rush, 83 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at JAC
19/32, 281 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
10 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
at ATL
8 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at CLE
20/30, 163 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
8 rush, 36 yds, 0 td
at LV
4 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. NE
28/37, 344 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 36 yds, 1 td
vs. MIA
16 rush, 82 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at DET vs. NO
Week 13 vs. IND at KC
Week 14 at CHI at CAR
Week 15 at IND vs. BUF
Week 16 vs. CIN at LAC
Week 17 vs. TEN vs. LV
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 121.83.5
Week 215.7
Week 318.1
Week 420.9
Week 526.9
Week 632.010.1
Week 724.27.9
Week 814.6
Week 924.22.3
Week 1014.10.2
Week 1131.48.2
Week 1233.1
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total262.446.8
Average23.96.7
Notes for Player Combination
 
at DET, Thu 12pm EST
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We talked about the Patriots being an easier matchup than most think last week, and Watson did not disappoint. He threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns, while adding another 36 yards and a touchdown on the ground. The downside is that he lost Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills during the game to injuries, and given the short week, they're not likely to be available. Watson was without his starting left tackle Laremy Tunsil last week, and though it didn't affect him much, it would be good to get him back from the flu he was dealing with. The Lions aren't generating much pressure, as they've sacked the opposing quarterback on just 3.78 percent of dropbacks, the sixth-lowest mark in the league. The downside for quarterbacks against the Lions has been the ease of running the ball, which has led to a pass play on just 54.7 percent of plays against them, the sixth-lowest mark in the league. Fortunately for Watson, the Texans don't have much of a ground game, so he has dropped back to pass 62.4 percent of the time. When you see that Lions opponents have averaged 67.7 plays per game, and then combine that with the Texans 26.8-point team-implied total, and you have high expectations for Watson. The only opponents Watson has failed to score 20-plus fantasy points against were the Ravens, Steelers, and Browns (50 MPH wind game). Start him as a top-tier QB1.After what seemed like an eternity, the Broncos running backs had some success in Week 11, combining for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries against the Dolphins, as they led throughout the game. Neither of them were targeted in the passing game, which could be a real problem this week. The Saints are one of just five teams who've allowed fewer than 3.50 yards per carry on the season. It's not just that, either, as they've allowed a rushing touchdown once every 63.7 carries, which is the least often. On the ground, they've allowed just 8.4 fantasy points per game to running backs, which is the lowest in the league, and it doesn't bode well for someone like Lindsay, who isn't involved in the passing game. It's not great through the air, either, as running backs have averaged just 4.50 yards per target against the Saints, which ranks as the fourth-lowest mark in the NFL. So, the yardage is bad on the ground and through the air. What about the touchdowns? Nope, they've allowed a league-low five touchdowns to running backs this year. Of the fantasy production the Saints allow to skill-position players, running backs account for just 25.4 percent of it, which is the lowest mark in the league. That's led to them scoring just 17.4 PPR points per game against the Saints, which is the lowest number in the league. When you see the Saints have faced just 24.0 running back touches per game, and been so efficient against them (94.8 total yards per game), it's tough to say Gordon is anything more than a middling RB3 this week and not someone you should feel it necessary to play. Lindsay is an even worse bet considering how little he's used in the passing game, making him an RB4.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Fresh off a massive performance against NE in Week 11, Watson will look to follow it up with another top-3 showing against a questionable Detroit defense. Watson can be viewed as an elite, no-brainer option for Week 12. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Lions are 18th against fantasy QBs, Watson should be a solid QB1 on the road this week. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Watson has now gone five straight games without throwing an interception. He's been playing at an extremely high level and he now gets a matchup against the defense that just saw PJ Walker move the ball on them at will. Continue to fire up Watson as a mid-range QB1 this week.Lindsay was able to put up a great performance on the ground in week 11 and he actually out-carried Melvin Gordon. Unfortunately, the touchdowns went Gordon's way, which is likely to happen in the obvious scoring situations that Denver has this season. Even with a great performance, Lindsay still finished as the RB32 due to his lack of involvement in the receiving game or around the goal-line. He can be viewed as a mid-range RB3 yet again this week against the Saints.