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Experts' Pick
 
 
at WAS, Sun 1pm EST
vs. LAR, Mon 8pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Nov 22nd, 2020
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139 of 156 experts
11%
Recommended by
17 of 156 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 26-
Best Rank# 12# 21-
Worst Rank# 26# 41-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at WAS vs. LAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs WASThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs LAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att23.317.8
Rush Yds100.372.6
Rush TD0.80.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total67.551.6-
Avg Game6.86.5-
Avg Projection9.77.2-
Week 104.73.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather50 F, Clear65 F, Clear-
    
Expert Ranks 
Giovani BernardLeonard FournetteAdd Player
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
23 h
#20#29-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
23 h
#21#29-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
23 h
#21#24-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
23 h
#18#35-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
23 h
#21#25-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
23 h
#18#30-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
23 h
#20#17-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
23 h
#21#25-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
23 h
#19#28-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
23 h
#26#28-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
23 h
#21#22-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
23 h
#21#23-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
23 h
#18#31-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
23 h
#20#24-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
23 h
#14#27-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
23 h
#26#33-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
23 h
#21#23-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
23 h
#21#24-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
23 h
#21#28-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
23 h
#16#34-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
23 h
#21#30-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
23 h
#20#27-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
23 h
#21#23-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
23 h
#19#28-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
23 h
#23#25-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
23 h
#26#24-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
23 h
#21#26-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
23 h
#20#27-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
23 h
#21#27-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
23 h
#22#25-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
23 h
#21#29-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
23 h
#22#29-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
23 h
#18#25-
    
23 h
#21#31-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
23 h
#25#34-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
23 h
#21#26-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
23 h
#33#29-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
23 h
#20#25-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
23 h
#20#24-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
23 h
#22#28-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
23 h
#23#27-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
23 h
#20#28-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
24 h
#25#24-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
24 h
#22#27-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
24 h
#20#21-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
24 h
#21#24-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
24 h
#21#24-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
24 h
#19#28-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
24 h
#20#28-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
24 h
#21#23-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
24 h
#21#23-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
24 h
#17#24-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
24 h
#18#29-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
24 h
#21#29-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
24 h
#21#28-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
24 h
#29#27-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
24 h
#21#24-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
24 h
#21#24-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
24 h
#15#28-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
24 h
#18#28-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
24 h
#20#27-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
24 h
#20#26-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
24 h
#17#29-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
24 h
#25#27-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
24 h
#26#29-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
24 h
#22#26-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
24 h
#17#22-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
24 h
#26#28-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
24 h
#20#27-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
24 h
#22#23-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
24 h
#25#40-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
24 h
#20#24-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
24 h
#21#25-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
24 h
#20#28-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
24 h
#19#29-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
24 h
#20#24-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
24 h
#21#27-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
24 h
#29#28-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
24 h
#33#21-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
24 h
#15#41-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
24 h
#29#37-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#20#31-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 d
#16#28-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 d
#26#29-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
1 d
#19#25-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#21#33-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#21#24-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#15#22-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#24#33-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
#29#27-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
1 d
#21#23-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
1 d
#21#28-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#17#30-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#26#24-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#21#27-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 d
#21#25-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 d
#28#23-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
1 d
#25#27-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
1 d
#22#28-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
1 d
#23#27-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
1 d
#21#33-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
#21#30-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
1 d
#21#24-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
1 d
#21#25-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#19#31-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
1 d
#19#35-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
1 d
#21#23-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#20#25-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#22#32-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#21#26-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#24#26-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#15#29-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
1 d
#21#26-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#21#24-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
1 d
#17#32-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
1 d
#21#26-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
1 d
#20#31-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 d
#21#26-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
1 d
#22#25-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#21#29-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
1 d
#23#33-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#20#24-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
#30#29-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#14#32-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#31#45-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#20#24-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#21#23-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
1 d
#21#23-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 d
#17#29-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#19#25-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 d
#19#28-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#12#41-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
1 d
#12#30-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
1 d
#21#26-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#25#26-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
1 d
#16#25-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 d
#16#29-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#22#25-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
2 d
#21#29-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 d
#23#33-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#22#26-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
2 d
#21#22-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#15#29-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
3 d
#26#25-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
4 d
#29#23-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
4 d
#20#28-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
4 d
#25#23-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
4 d
#20#25-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
4 d
#21#25-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
4 d
#22#25-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
4 d
#21#27-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
4 d
#26#22-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
5 d
#20#30-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#22#25-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
6 d
#27#24-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
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#27#24-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC
1 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
at NO
5 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at CLE
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 5 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
12 rush, 103 yds, 2 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at PHI
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
at DEN
7 rush, 15 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. JAC
2 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
Week 5 at BAL
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
at CHI
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at IND
8 rush, 15 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
Week 7 vs. CLE
13 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 59 yds, 1 td
at LV
11 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. TEN
15 rush, 62 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 16 yds, 1 td
at NYG
15 rush, 52 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. NO
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 41 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at PIT
8 rush, 30 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 4 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
at CAR
8 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at WAS vs. LAR
Week 12 vs. NYG vs. KC
Week 13 at MIABYE WEEK
Week 14 vs. DAL vs. MIN
Week 15 vs. PIT at ATL
Week 16 at HOU at DET
Week 17 vs. BAL vs. ATL
Player Projections Comparison
 
at WAS, Sun 1pm EST
vs. LAR, Mon 8pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts11.410.7
Rush Yards47.038.5
Rush TDs0.30.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.43.0
Rec Yards28.021.0
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.77.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 12.81.9
Week 22.523.6
Week 35.52.2
Week 41.9
Week 50.40.0
Week 68.8
Week 715.69.7
Week 819.87.1
Week 94.1
Week 104.73.0
Week 115.5
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total67.551.6
Average6.86.5
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 151
Week 275
Week 332
Week 40
Week 520
Week 63
Week 757
Week 846
Week 96
Week 1073
Week 115
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
at WAS, Sun 1pm EST
vs. LAR, Mon 8pm EST
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
The Bengals may not get Joe Mixon back this season. That vaults Giovani Bernard into RB2 territory for the rest of the year, as he's averaged 15.4 half-PPR points per game (PPR) in the games that Mixon has missed. His passing-game usage gives him a steady floor, as he'll find ways to stay involved regardless of the game script. Behind Bernard, look for the Bengals to use Samaje Perine a bit more. They gave him eight touches last week, and on the season, he's gotten just one fewer carry inside the five-yard line than Bernard. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After Mixon got in one limited practice last week, the Bengals shut him down and then announced him inactive before gameday which means he's no lock to return this week, so stay tuned for updates. Bernard struggled to get things going against the Steelers, which was expected, but what wasn't expected was him splitting the workload with Samaje Perine and Trayveon Williams. Bernard saw 15 opportunities while Perine had eight, and Williams had five. Gamescript likely had something to do with that, though it's an added risk to his projection as the perceived workhorse with Mixon out. Outside of a game where they allowed Nick Chubb 108 yards and two touchdowns, Washington hasn't allowed a running back more than 86 yards on the ground and have allowed just three rushing touchdowns in the other eight games. The Bengals have run the ball just 37.1 percent of their plays, and Washington's opponents have averaged just 61.4 plays per game, which doesn't lead to a lot of run plays. When running backs have been targeted in the passing game, they've averaged 1.75 PPR points per target, which ranks as the third-highest number in football, but the odd part is that running backs haven't been targeted much against them, which is why there's been just one running back who's totaled more than three receptions and 30 yards (D'Andre Swift last week). Bernard has seen 16 targets over the last three weeks, so he's clearly a big part of their gameplan in that department. If Mixon misses another game, Bernard should be plugged in as a middling RB2 who isn't likely to win weeks, but he should total 14-plus touches. If Mixon returns, he'll move into high-end RB2 territory as a fresh running back who's ready to roll.Did you need a reminder to never fully trust any Bucs running back? It seemed like Jones would be on the bench for the remainder of the game after fumbling on their first drive, but Bruce Arians went back to him after watching Fournette drop an easy pass in the flats. Jones proceeded to rip off a big run that led to a career day on the ground, racking up 198 total yards and a touchdown. Here's a fun stat: Based on the number of eight-man defensive fronts and yards before contact a running back has, they have an expected yards per carry. Based on that number from NFL's NextGenStats, Jones is averaging 1.41 more yards per carry than the average running back would, which ranks fourth to only Nick Chubb, Raheem Mostert, and Dalvin Cook. The Rams are dominant against the pass, but they've also been pretty good against the run, allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to them. As far as carries go, teams are averaging 19.4 carries per game against them (fourth-fewest), which is detrimental to Jones' role as the primary two-down back, as he still concedes about 40-45 percent of the carries to Fournette over the last month. They allow just 4.03 per carry, so it's not like efficiency has been great. The Rams have allowed near the league average in yards per target (5.62) to running backs, which bodes well for Fournette, who sees nearly twice the targets that Jones does. But all-in-all, the Rams rank as the fourth-toughest opponent based on weighted opportunity. This isn't a game to expect a repeat performance out of Jones, who should be viewed as a high-end RB3 who comes with risk of touching the ball less than 15 times. It shouldn't surprise anyone if Fournette has a bigger game based on the strengths and weaknesses of the matchup, so he remains in the RB3 territory.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Joe Mixon seems to be trending toward not playing this week, Bernard would be a RB2 against Washington's 11th ranked fantasy RB defense.