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at LAR, Sun 8pm EDT
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
at NYG, Mon 7pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 2-
Best Rank# 1-
Worst Rank# 11-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LAR at NYG-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs LARThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs NYG-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att24.327
Rush Yds91.3111.4
Rush TD0.80.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total171.70.0-
Avg Game11.4-
2019 Average11.4-
    
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09/10
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/07
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09/13
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BallBlast
09/10
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09/10
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09/12
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09/13
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09/13
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09/10
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09/09
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09/09
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09/13
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09/12
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09/11
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09/11
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09/13
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09/10
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09/10
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09/09
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAR at NYG
Week 2 vs. ATL vs. DEN
Week 3 at SEA vs. HOU
Week 4 vs. CLEBYE WEEK
Week 5 vs. NYG vs. PHI
Week 6 vs. ARI vs. CLE
Week 7 at WAS at TEN
Week 8 at PHI at BAL
Week 9 vs. PIT at DAL
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. CIN
Week 11 at MIN at JAC
Week 12 vs. WAS vs. BAL
Week 13 at BAL vs. WAS
Week 14 at CIN at BUF
Week 15 vs. SF at CIN
Week 16 vs. PHI vs. IND
Week 17 at NYG at CLE
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
2020 Points 
Week 124.7
Week 216.2
Week 311.8
Week 412.5
Week 522.5
Week 64.0
Week 75.1
Week 87.3
Week 96.9
Week 10
Week 1117.4
Week 121.9
Week 139.5
Week 145.9
Week 15
Week 1613.9
Week 1712.1
Total171.70.0
Average11.4
Player Targets Comparison
 
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
2020 Targets 
Week 14
Week 27
Week 311
Week 48
Week 52
Week 610
Week 72
Week 82
Week 93
Week 10
Week 112
Week 123
Week 136
Week 143
Week 15
Week 164
Week 174
Notes for Player Combination
 
at LAR, Sun 8pm EDT
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
Najee Harris
Najee Harris
RB - PIT
at NYG, Mon 7pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Will the Cowboys start to divvy up the workload between Elliott and Pollard now that Mike McCarthy is in town? We watched him use Aaron Jones/Jamaal Williams, Eddie Lacy/James Starks, and Ryan Grant/James Starks in timeshares over the last decade, so why not Elliott/Pollard? I just it to be known that it's possible this is more of a timeshare than it's been in years past. This duo crushed the Rams defense in Week 15 last year when they combined for over 300 total yards and three touchdowns (Elliott 160/2, Pollard 143/1). It's odd they demolished them the way they did, as the Rams allowed just 0.79 PPR points per opportunity to running backs in 2019, which ranked as the 11th-lowest number in the league. I went back and looked, and there were no major injuries that caused anyone to miss that game on the Rams defense, either. Given all the talent the Cowboys have at wide receiver, it's difficult to say the Rams can put any emphasis on shutting down the run, and it's clear their run game under Kellen Moore worked against the Rams talent. However, there are some unknowns in this game, as the Rams are under a new defensive coordinator (Brandon Staley), and one we know nothing about. We'll get information as we see the games played on both the Rams defense and the Cowboys potential timeshare, but for now, Elliott is the only one you can play with confidence as an RB1 while Pollard is more of an emergency RB4/5 option. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Ezekiel Elliott's best fantasy performance of last season came against the Rams as he and Tony Pollard ran all over their defense to the tune of 263 team rushing yards. The Rams didn't do much to improve what was often an overmatched defensive line last year, despite the presence of perennial All-Pro Aaron Donald. Zeke is going to benefit from playing in what should be one of the highest-scoring offenses in the NFL and he is truly a game-script proof RB. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Zeke is a top-tier option this week for fantasy football in a matchup that could quickly get out of control. Points could be going up in excess this week and there are going to be plenty of scoring opportunities for Zeke in this game. He's essentially always a lock for 15+ carries and no one is used more in the red zone than Elliott. Start him with confidence this week. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Rams were 15th against fantasy running backs, but Elliott is a matchup proof RB1 on one of the best offenses in the NFL.