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vs. IND, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 24# 42-
Best Rank# 6# 16-
Worst Rank# 38# 66-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. IND vs. NYJ-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs INDThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs NYJ-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec23.126.1
Rec Yds257.9287.2
Rec TD1.52.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total151.8103.8-
Avg Game9.57.4-
2019 Average9.57.4-
    
Misc 
    
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Expert Ranks 
Marvin Jones Jr.Emmanuel SandersAdd Player
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
FullTime Fantasy
09/29
#24#42-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
09/13
#15#39-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#23#43-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
09/13
#25#33-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#23#42-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#21#46-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
09/13
#26#39-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
09/10
#28#43-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
09/10
#22#42-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
09/10
#27#41-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
09/10
#24#44-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#29#39-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
09/13
#27#48-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#20#38-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
09/13
#21#42-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
09/13
#22#47-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#29#46-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#22#40-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#24#47-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#23#43-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
09/09
#24#41-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
09/13
#36#43-
    
Elvin RyanE. Ryan
The Pregame HQ
09/10
#23#58-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
09/13
#19#46-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
08/10
#24#43-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
09/13
#21#47-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#21#44-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
09/13
#31#40-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
09/13
#24#41-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
09/13
#21#41-
    
Adrian AlpansequeA. Alpa...
Estadio Fantasy
09/09
#20#38-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#26#43-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
09/13
#27#36-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
09/13
#7#40-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
09/13
#26#41-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
09/10
#12#46-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
09/13
#23#45-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
09/10
#31#43-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
09/10
#27#40-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
09/09
#23#44-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
09/10
#32#39-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
09/13
#8#16-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
09/13
#15#38-
    
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
09/13
#13#59-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
09/13
#37#43-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
09/13
#13#40-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
09/12
#16#39-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
09/13
#27#47-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
09/13
#23#42-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
09/13
#23#59-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
09/10
#17#35-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
09/12
#21#42-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
09/13
#18#40-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
09/13
#24#47-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
09/13
#22#42-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
09/13
#28#46-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
09/08
#19#47-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
09/10
#27#26-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#18#40-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
09/13
#34#43-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
09/13
#17#37-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
09/10
#7#66-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
09/09
#34#39-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
09/12
#17#44-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
09/10
#27#53-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
09/13
#17#63-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/13
#24#46-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
09/13
#10#42-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
09/13
#20#42-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
09/11
#17#46-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
09/13
#20#41-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
09/13
#20#38-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
09/09
#25#47-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
09/13
#28#51-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
09/13
#25#42-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
09/12
#11#39-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
09/13
#11#45-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
09/13
#17#46-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
09/10
#19#40-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
09/13
#23#46-
    
Tommy MoliooT. Molioo
The Undroppables
09/09
#37#41-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
09/11
#18#39-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
09/09
#23#42-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
09/13
#23#43-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
09/13
#23#40-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
09/13
#23#44-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
09/09
#25#42-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
09/13
#20#42-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
09/13
#19#51-
    
Clayton CadieuxC. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North
09/12
#27#39-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
09/13
#24#45-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
09/10
#10#41-
    
Jose Ramon LlacaJ. Ramo...
Estadio Fantasy
09/07
#19#42-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/13
#24#46-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
09/12
#27#36-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
09/13
#20#48-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
09/10
#11#36-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/09
#16#49-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
09/13
#28#42-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
09/10
#35#37-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
09/12
#22#55-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
09/09
#17#35-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
09/13
#31#38-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
09/10
#28#37-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
09/13
#22#48-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
09/13
#10#29-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
09/13
#18#50-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
09/10
#33#39-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
09/13
#23#37-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
09/13
#21#47-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
09/13
#29#39-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
09/08
#25#37-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
09/13
#27#37-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#12#40-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
09/13
#26-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
09/13
#15#43-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
09/13
#16#42-
    
Francisco (Chato) RomeroF. (Cha...
Estadio Fantasy
09/13
#17#44-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#31#38-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
09/13
#28#49-
    
09/10
#6#39-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
09/12
#23#47-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#19#34-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#21#44-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
09/13
#18#44-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
09/09
#23#40-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#29#33-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
09/07
#38#43-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#10#35-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
09/13
#35#46-
    
09/13
#17#37-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
09/13
#36#46-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
09/13
#27#46-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
09/09
#27#62-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
09/13
#18#48-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
09/11
#22-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
09/12
#27#36-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
09/13
#23#55-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
09/12
#29#38-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
09/10
#26#29-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
09/13
#34#43-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
09/10
#34#42-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
09/12
#33-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
09/12
#28#46-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
09/13
#8#48-
    
Aaron LarsonA. Larson
FantasyPros
09/09
#23#43-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/04
#33#49-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
09/13
#16#52-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
09/13
#18#42-
    
Ellis JohnsonE. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football
09/13
#23#54-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
09/13
#25#50-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
09/10
#34#40-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
09/09
#34#39-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
09/01
#32#49-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
09/09
#25#53-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
09/10
#7#40-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
09/13
#29#39-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#27#38-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
09/12
#32#42-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
09/08
#36#40-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/12
#23#41-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
09/11
#30#38-
    
Nicholas YouN. You
The Undroppables
09/11
#33#32-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
09/13
#35#43-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
09/10
#35#42-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
09/10
#38#43-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#38#43-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
09/10
#27#45-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
09/10
#34#39-
    
Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
09/10
#35#46-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
09/10
#28#39-
    
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
09/09
#36#44-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
09/08
#36#47-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
09/08
#37#40-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
09/07
#27#41-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
09/10
#36#40-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND vs. NYJ
Week 2 at TEN at MIA
Week 3 vs. MIA vs. LAR
Week 4 at CIN at LV
Week 5 at HOU at TEN
Week 6 vs. DET vs. KC
Week 7 at LAC at NYJ
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. NE
Week 9 vs. HOU vs. SEA
Week 10 at GB at ARI
Week 11 vs. PITBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. CLE vs. LAC
Week 13 at MIN at SF
Week 14 vs. TEN vs. PIT
Week 15 at BAL at DEN
Week 16 vs. CHI at NE
Week 17 at IND vs. MIA
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 15.57.5
Week 28.31.8
Week 35.111.6
Week 40.99.3
Week 512.2
Week 60.8
Week 78.0
Week 815.9
Week 910.39.8
Week 1015.60.5
Week 115.16.6
Week 124.80.4
Week 1317.63.9
Week 144.810.8
Week 1517.27.6
Week 161.99.5
Week 1730.012.3
Total151.8103.8
Average9.57.4
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 185
Week 263
Week 335
Week 429
Week 514
Week 65
Week 76
Week 87
Week 945
Week 10101
Week 1165
Week 12121
Week 13126
Week 1485
Week 15125
Week 1635
Week 171113
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
Kenny Golladay is out. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Jones has WR2 potential this week with upside due to Kenny Golladay being out with an injury. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The fantasy football community has been in love with Kenny Golladay all summer, but Marvin Jones had just eight fewer targets than him in the first eight games of last season before Matthew Stafford's injury. With Stafford back on the field, this team should be looking to air the ball out early and often, especially with their uncertain running back group. Jones is a phenomenal long-ball touchdown guy, giving him great weekly upside, and with Kenny Golladay limited in this game, Jones should be viewed as a WR2.The Buccaneers allowed the most fantasy points per game to wide receivers last season and this game has one of the higher over/under totals on the week, making Sanders an intriguing flex option. The Bucs excel against the run, meaning the Saints will need to go to the air a fair amount. Sanders showed he still has plenty left in the tank last season with the 49ers and he'll be catching passes from a future first-ballot Hall of Famer in Drew Brees. Sanders should be viewed as a strong WR4/flex option with upside this week.
Site Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
Would get a big bump if Golladay can't go. Have already bumped from 51 to 25. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We're seeing a change of the guard as the top guy in the Lions offense, but you should know that Jones has actually averaged more targets per game than Kenny Golladay when they're both in the lineup over the last two years. We've watched Jones' yards per catch trend way down over the last few years, bottoming out at 12.6 yards per catch last year. Seeing as there were just nine receivers who tallied more than five catches against the Bears last year, a touchdown may be necessary to get him into WR2/3 territory. With the way Jones aligns most of the time (RWR 41.2 percent of the time), he'll see Kyle Fuller more than anyone. Fuller has been a bit hit-or-miss throughout his career, though it helps that the Bears front seven continually gets pressure. Still, Fuller allowed 887 yards in his coverage last year, which ranked as the second most among cornerbacks. Knowing Jones has caught just three balls in three of his last four games against the Bears, there's a lower floor than we'd like as fantasy players. Because of that, he's a boom/bust WR3/4 option this week. *Update* If Golladay has to miss this week, Jones' ceiling suddenly gets much higher, as he'd be locked into eight-plus targets. If Golladay sits, Jones would move into high-end WR3 territory.He's now 33 years old and starting with a new team. It's not going to be an easy transition but playing with Drew Brees should make it a tad easier. It's also good to know that Sanders won't have to go against top-tier cornerbacks anymore. The Bucs are likely going to play sides and not shadow, but I'd expect Sanders to see the most of Sean Murphy-Bunting in coverage most of the time. He allowed 51-of-71 passing in his coverage last year, which is a high 71.8 percent catch-rate, but they only went for 10.4 yards per reception. That's right in Sanders' wheelhouse, but it's unlikely he gets enough targets to make a big impact in your fantasy lineup. He should be good for 4-6 targets and WR4/5-type production, though he doesn't come with a massive ceiling.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Jones has an enticing matchup against rookie CB Jaylon Johnson, but he's a bit of a boom/bust option this week. If Jones is able to reel in a touchdown grab, which he can absolutely do, you'll be happy you plugged him into your lineup. Otherwise, he might not see enough volume to return WR3 value. He's a boom/bust play for your FLEX or WR3 spot.Sanders is stepping into this offense as the clear WR2 behind Michael Thomas. MT will see all the targets he can handle in this matchup, which doesn't leave Sanders with much left over. If you do end up starting Sanders, you're hoping for a touchdown and that's not a great spot to be as a fantasy manager. Sanders is a WR5 this week.