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Experts' Pick
 
  Dion LewisD. Lewis
RB - NYG
Dion Lewis
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EDT
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 27th, 2020
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157 of 161 experts
2%
Recommended by
4 of 161 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 42# 72-
Best Rank# 33# 61-
Worst Rank# 50# 85-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. SF vs. HOU-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs SFThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs HOU-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att21.723.7
Rush Yds94.7132
Rush TD0.70.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total11.70.7-
Avg Game5.90.4-
Avg Projection6.51.7-
Week 211.60.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather79 F, Partly Cloudy73 F, Clear-
    
Expert Ranks 
Dion LewisJaylen SamuelsAdd Player
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
40 m
#39-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 h
#35-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
5 h
#49-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
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5 h
#48#72-
    
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5 h
#44#71-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
6 h
#48-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
6 h
#39#69-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
6 h
#39-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
6 h
#50#68-
    
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Razzball
6 h
#49#73-
    
6 h
#45#72-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
7 h
#42#75-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
7 h
#44#73-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
7 h
#40#82-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
7 h
#35-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
8 h
#42#76-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
8 h
#50-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
8 h
#39#75-
    
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Fantasy Shed
8 h
#42#73-
    
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The Football Girl
8 h
#43#84-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
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9 h
#42#72-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
9 h
#43#71-
    
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9 h
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9 h
#50#68-
    
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FTN
9 h
#42#72-
    
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11 h
#41-
    
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The Fantasy Coaches
11 h
#48#68-
    
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11 h
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Fantasy Hot Read
11 h
#45#72-
    
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11 h
#44-
    
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11 h
#31-
    
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12 h
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13 h
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13 h
#43#70-
    
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14 h
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14 h
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15 h
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15 h
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15 h
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15 h
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15 h
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16 h
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Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
16 h
#43-
    
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16 h
#40-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
16 h
#46#73-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
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17 h
#49#67-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
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17 h
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18 h
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Drink Five
19 h
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19 h
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19 h
#42#68-
    
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19 h
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20 h
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Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
21 h
#43#73-
    
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21 h
#41-
    
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Going For 2
21 h
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Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
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21 h
#41#72-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
21 h
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Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
23 h
#51#71-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
23 h
#41-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
1 d
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1 d
#38-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#34-
    
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1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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RotoBaller
1 d
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1 d
#40#73-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
1 d
#33#77-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#49#73-
    
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FantasyData
1 d
#35#77-
    
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Going For 2
1 d
#42-
    
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Legion Report
1 d
#48-
    
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1 d
#49#69-
    
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1 d
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RotoBaller
1 d
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1 d
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1 d
#41#61-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
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Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
2 d
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Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
2 d
#41#85-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
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2 d
#40#75-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 d
#38#75-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
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Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
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2 d
#44-
    
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Roto Street Journal
2 d
#39-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#44#78-
    
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Gridiron Experts
2 d
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Pro Football Focus
2 d
#41#78-
    
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theScore
2 d
#40#76-
    
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The Action Network
2 d
#40#83-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
2 d
#43#74-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#30#72-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
2 d
#49#76-
    
Dale DeMottD. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
2 d
#41#75-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 d
#49#74-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#49#75-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#41#76-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#43#75-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#43#76-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 d
#46#75-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#32#69-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
2 d
#43#77-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#57#72-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#41#75-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 d
#37#77-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#43#75-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
2 d
#49#85-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#41#79-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#41#76-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#48#75-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 d
#61#74-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
3 d
#44#76-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
3 d
#74#71-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
3 d
#43#75-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
3 d
#72#67-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
3 d
#45#76-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
3 d
#50#75-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
3 d
#57#72-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
3 d
#49#75-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
3 d
#51#73-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
3 d
#44-
    
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numberFire
3 d
#44#75-
    
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FF Fellas
3 d
#42-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
3 d
#41#76-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
3 d
#50#76-
    
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The Hateful 8
3 d
#43#75-
    
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3 d
#60-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
3 d
#39-
    
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Colts.com
3 d
#44#75-
    
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Expand The Boxscore
3 d
#71#66-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 d
#50#73-
    
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Important Nonsense
3 d
#52#73-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
3 d
#49#74-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
3 d
#44#75-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
3 d
#47#75-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
3 d
#44#76-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#51#75-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#44#75-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
3 d
#44#75-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
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3 d
#42-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
3 d
#47#75-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
3 d
#47-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
3 d
#50#75-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
3 d
#49#70-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
3 d
#36-
    
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3 d
#44#75-
    
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3 d
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3 d
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3 d
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Roto Rankings
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4 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Dion LewisD. Lewis
RB - NYG
Dion Lewis
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PIT
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at NYG
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at CHI
10 rush, 20 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 36 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. SF vs. HOU
Week 4 at LAR at TEN
Week 5 at DAL vs. PHI
Week 6 vs. WAS vs. CLE
Week 7 at PHI at BAL
Week 8 vs. TBBYE WEEK
Week 9 at WAS at DAL
Week 10 vs. PHI vs. CIN
Week 11BYE WEEK at JAC
Week 12 at CIN vs. BAL
Week 13 at SEA vs. WAS
Week 14 vs. ARI at BUF
Week 15 vs. CLE at CIN
Week 16 at BAL vs. IND
Week 17 vs. DAL at CLE
Player Projections Comparison
  Dion LewisD. Lewis
RB - NYG
Dion Lewis
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EDT
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts8.41.4
Rush Yards34.64.1
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.91.3
Rec Yards20.09.8
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points6.51.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Dion LewisD. Lewis
RB - NYG
Dion Lewis
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
2020 Points 
Week 10.10.3
Week 211.60.4
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
Total11.70.7
Average5.90.4
Player Targets Comparison
  Dion LewisD. Lewis
RB - NYG
Dion Lewis
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
2020 Targets 
Week 111
Week 252
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
  Dion LewisD. Lewis
RB - NYG
Dion Lewis
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EDT
Jaylen SamuelsJ. Samuels
RB - PIT
Jaylen Samuels
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Giants are going to move forward with some sort of combination of Freeman, Gallman, and Lewis after Saquon Barkley suffered a season-ending ACL injury. Some will think Gallman was inactive due to being behind Lewis on the depth chart, but it was more to do with the type of players they are. Lewis complimented Barkley, while Gallman is more of a backup. Freeman didn't look good with the Falcons last year, so many want to leave him for dead. There are others who say, "If Barkley couldn't produce behind the Giants offensive line, why do you want any of these guys?" It's not an apples-to-apples comparison. Teams gameplan differently when Barkley is in there versus when Dion Lewis is in there. Remember last year when Gallman filled in for Barkley against Washington and totaled 27.8 PPR points? That doesn't make him better. The 49ers run defense isn't as scary as it was just one week ago, as they've lost a lot of firepower on their defensive line, as both Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas are both out for the season. To this point, they've allowed just 0.67 PPR points per opportunity to running backs, which ranks as the eighth-lowest mark in the league, though we must remember that one of those games was against the Jets and their incompetent offense. We can't pretend the Giants offense has been much better, as they've totaled just 55 yards on 30 carries this season and have scored just 29 points as a team through two games. If you wanted to play one, Freeman would be my choice, though trusting him as anything more than an RB4 could lead to disappointment as he's learning a new offense on the fly. Lewis is nothing more than a change of pace running back at this stage, though he'll get some work in the passing game with the void left by Barkley. Lewis is a low-upside RB4/5-type option. As for Gallman, he's the dark horse to be the best option on the team. If for whatever reason Freeman is inactive due to just a few days with the team, Gallman would take his place. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Lewis was a hot waiver wire add before the news of Freeman signing with the Giants, but it might be best to avoid Lewis for fantasy purposes if you can. He hasn't been productive for several years now and he seems to have lost a step comparative to what we saw from his New England days. He's going to assume the backup role here in New York again, which means that he should be off the redraft radar.