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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
95%
Recommended by
154 of 162 experts
5%
Recommended by
8 of 162 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 26# 43-
Best Rank# 19# 27-
Worst Rank# 32# 58-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LV vs. GB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs LVThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs GB-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec1613
Rec Yds194167.7
Rec TD0.71.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total25.99.3-
Avg Game13.04.7-
Avg Projection10.16.4-
Week 217.91.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather80 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.Indoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA
7 tar, 5 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
5 tar, 3 rec, 15 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at SEA
11 tar, 8 rec, 179 yds, 0 td
at LV
Week 3 vs. LV vs. GB
Week 4 at KC at DET
Week 5 vs. DEN vs. LAC
Week 6BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. SF vs. CAR
Week 8 at BUF at CHI
Week 9 at NYJ at TB
Week 10 vs. BAL vs. SF
Week 11 at HOU vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. ARI at DEN
Week 13 at LAC at ATL
Week 14 at LAR at PHI
Week 15 at MIA vs. KC
Week 16 vs. BUF vs. MIN
Week 17 vs. NYJ at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions5.54.0
Rec Yards71.650.3
Rec TDs0.40.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.50.0
Rush Yards3.70.4
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points10.16.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
2020 Points 
Week 18.07.5
Week 217.91.8
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
Total25.99.3
Average13.04.7
Player Targets Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
2020 Targets 
Week 175
Week 2113
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
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Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - NO
Emmanuel Sanders
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Expert 
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 While many are giving up on Sanders, the season is still young. The Saints passing offense will figure it out and Sanders will be part of it when they do.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
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.Sanders had some appeal as a WR3 in last week's matchup, but he absolutely fell flat. Sanders only reeled in one catch for 18 yards against the Raiders and he's taken a backseat to Smith, who had a huge day. Sanders isn't anything more than a WR5 in this matchup and he can't be trusted in your starting lineup.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.It hasn't been a great start to the relationship between Sanders and Brees, as Sanders is averaging just 4.1 yards per target. He saw just three targets with Michael Thomas out of the lineup, making fantasy owners want to pull out their hair. Sanders is playing 40 percent of his snaps in the slot, which means he'll see a mixture of all Packers cornerbacks. If there's been a trend over the last two years, it's that the Packers are hurt deep down the field by wide receivers, and that's evidenced by the 14.95 yards per reception this year and 15.84 yards per reception last year. Sanders has an average depth of target of just 7.5 yards, which is among the lowest in the league. This doesn't seem like a matchup that fits his strengths very well, making him a mediocre WR4/5, and that's with Thomas out of the lineup.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The 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.