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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
at BAL, Tue 8pm EST
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Dec 4th, 2020
87%
Recommended by
62 of 71 experts
13%
Recommended by
9 of 71 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 32# 43-
Best Rank# 16# 31-
Worst Rank# 50# 54-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at BAL at ATL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs BALThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs ATL-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total130.325.0-
Avg Game11.85.0-
Week 121.95.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather44 F, Clear throughout the day.Indoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Ezekiel ElliottMichael ThomasAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
26 m
#15#44-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 h
#34#33-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
4 h
#35#46-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
4 h
#21#48-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
5 h
#15#36-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
5 h
#83#44-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
5 h
#34#41-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
6 h
#34#48-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
6 h
#21#48-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
7 h
#34#46-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
7 h
#14#39-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
7 h
#32#41-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
7 h
#35#39-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
8 h
#50#46-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
9 h
#32#41-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
10 h
#35#41-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
10 h
#50#41-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
10 h
#14#39-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
10 h
#37#33-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
10 h
#34#46-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
11 h
#34#41-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
11 h
#14#39-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
12 h
#32#39-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
12 h
#35#41-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
13 h
#35#39-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
13 h
#35#41-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
13 h
#34#52-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
13 h
#32#36-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
14 h
#28#48-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
15 h
#43#33-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
15 h
#34#46-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
16 h
#34#54-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
17 h
#26#48-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
18 h
#32#44-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
19 h
#32#41-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
20 h
#34#31-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
22 h
#40#56-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 d
#30#49-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#47#31-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
1 d
#17#48-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
1 d
#30#49-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
1 d
#32#51-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#38#49-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#30#49-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
1 d
#30#44-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 d
#24#49-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#17#49-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#28#44-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#28#49-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
1 d
#28#49-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#14#36-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
1 d
#32#22-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
1 d
#30#44-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
1 d
#16#51-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#30#44-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#32#41-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
2 d
#43#48-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 d
#28#51-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 d
#30#51-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 d
#29#52-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
#21#48-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#29#52-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#23#46-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 d
#26#54-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#29#52-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
2 d
#13#33-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
3 d
#26#52-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#32#46-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
3 d
#15#52-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
3 d
#26#50-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
3 d
#26#52-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAR
22 rush, 96 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 1 td
vs. TB
5 tar, 3 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. ATL
22 rush, 89 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
at LV
Week 3 at SEA
14 rush, 34 yds, 1 td
11 tar, 6 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
Week 4 vs. CLE
12 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 8 rec, 71 yds, 0 td
at DET
Week 5 vs. NYG
19 rush, 91 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
Week 6 vs. ARI
12 rush, 49 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 8 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 at WAS
12 rush, 45 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
Week 8 at PHI
19 rush, 63 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
at CHI
Week 9 vs. PIT
18 rush, 51 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
at TB
6 tar, 5 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. SF
7 tar, 2 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at MIN
21 rush, 103 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 1 td
vs. ATL
12 tar, 9 rec, 104 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. WAS
10 rush, 32 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
at DEN
6 tar, 4 rec, 50 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at BAL at ATL
Week 14 at CIN at PHI
Week 15 vs. SF vs. KC
Week 16 vs. PHI vs. MIN
Week 17 at NYG at CAR
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 124.71.7
Week 216.2
Week 311.8
Week 412.5
Week 522.5
Week 64.0
Week 75.1
Week 87.3
Week 96.95.1
Week 102.7
Week 1117.410.4
Week 121.95.1
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total130.325.0
Average11.85.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 145
Week 27
Week 311
Week 48
Week 52
Week 610
Week 72
Week 82
Week 936
Week 107
Week 11212
Week 1236
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
at BAL, Tue 8pm EST
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The loss of Dak Prescott was the start of his nightmare, but it's only gotten worse, losing left tackle Tyron Smith, and then both Zack Martin and Cam Erving in the first quarter of the Thanksgiving game. At some point, it doesn't even matter who the running back is; they're going to struggle playing behind backups. The only good news is that he leads the NFL with 19 carries inside the five-yard line. Elliott has now finished with fewer than 55 rushing yards in six of the last nine games. He's also failed to record more than 18 receiving yards in six of the last seven games. Did I mention that he's scored one touchdown over his last six games? It's bad, guys. And now he has to go on the road to play against the Ravens. They've been without interior linemen Brandon Williams and Calais Campbell over the last couple weeks, which has led to them allowing a bit more production, but they've still allowed just the 11th-fewest fantasy points to running backs. With that being said, there have been eight running backs who've seen at least 12 carries against the Ravens, and each of them have finished as top-24 running backs, including Damien Harris. I suppose the 4.34 yards per carry they've allowed isn't anything to be scared of when it comes to Elliott's floor. Because of that, you can keep Elliott in lineups as an RB2, albeit a low-end RB2.The good news is that Thomas has seen 18 of Hill's 39 pass attempts over the last two games, which amounts to a massive 46.2 percent target share. The bad news is that he's finished with just 13 receptions for 154 yards and no touchdowns with that incredible target share. If the Saints are going to throw the ball just 20 times per game, that's going to be an issue for any pass catcher. The last time they played the Falcons, we watched Thomas rack up nine catches for 104 yards on 12 targets, and he even left some on the table with a rare drop that would've been a 20-plus yard reception. Oddly enough, his 8.67 yards per target in that game was lower than the Falcons have allowed to wide receivers this year. That's right, they've allowed a massive 9.46 yards per target to wide receivers on the season, which is the most in the NFL. They simply don't have the talent to hang with a receiver like Thomas. There have been 14 wide receivers who've finished as top-24 options against the Falcons this season, including eight wide receivers who've topped 100 yards, and that's not even including the three games where a receiver totaled 95, 93, and 92 yards. Thomas should come with a top-24 floor, but if he gets into the end zone, he should be a WR1 this week. Let's split the difference and call him a high-end WR2.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Elliott is hard to trust given the quarterback situation, he is a low-upside RB2 against the Ravens on a game that will be played on Tuesday Night.Thomas had 104 yards receiving when he played Atlanta with Taysom Hill under center a couple weeks ago. Thomas is the only player I would trust in the passing game and he is a solid WR2.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Right now, Thomas is the only Saints receiver worth considering for fantasy football. While this is a fantastic matchup for opposing WRs, it's hard to trust this passing attack right now. Thomas can be viewed as a high-end WR2, but he'll need to finish with a score to crack the top-12.