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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
at HOU, Sun 1pm EST
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Dec 3rd, 2020
100%
Recommended by
53 of 53 experts
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Recommended by
0 of 53 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 56# 100-
Best Rank# 55# 89-
Worst Rank# 72# 129-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at HOU vs. NO-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs HOUThis is a 2 star matchup. TEs perform worse than their average vs NO-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total41.163.9-
Avg Game5.15.8-
Week 122.84.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoorIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Michael Pittman Jr.Hayden HurstAdd Player
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
2 h
#58#99-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
4 h
#58#102-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
5 h
#59#95-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
6 h
#63#103-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
7 h
#64#99-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
7 h
#56#99-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
8 h
#56#102-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
9 h
#58#103-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
9 h
#56#99-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
9 h
#54#103-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
9 h
#59#95-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
10 h
#58#99-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
11 h
#58#99-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
12 h
#56#112-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
12 h
#56#102-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
12 h
#56#102-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
13 h
#52#116-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#59#105-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
14 h
#54#102-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
14 h
#58#99-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
15 h
#58#95-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
15 h
#65#129-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
16 h
#52#99-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
16 h
#56#103-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
16 h
#52#137-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
17 h
#59#122-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
18 h
#58#102-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
18 h
#56#99-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
19 h
#58#99-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
19 h
#58#102-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
19 h
#64#112-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
19 h
#61#99-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
19 h
#57#103-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
20 h
#55#89-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
21 h
#67#92-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
21 h
#57#101-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
21 h
#57#103-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
23 h
#72#99-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#57#101-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#58#103-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
1 d
#56#113-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
1 d
#54#103-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
1 d
#58#101-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#55#101-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#57#106-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
2 d
#58#113-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
#58#113-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#56#116-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 d
#54#106-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#58#113-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#57#101-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 d
#56#103-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
2 d
#58#106-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC
2 tar, 2 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
5 tar, 3 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. MIN
6 tar, 4 rec, 37 yds, 0 td
at DAL
8 tar, 5 rec, 72 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ
4 tar, 3 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
3 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 1 td
Week 4 at CHI
at GB
6 tar, 4 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CLE
vs. CAR
6 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CIN
at MIN
4 tar, 4 rec, 57 yds, 1 td
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. DET
7 tar, 6 rec, 68 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at DET
1 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
at CAR
7 tar, 5 rec, 54 yds, 0 td
Week 9 vs. BAL
7 tar, 4 rec, 56 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
8 tar, 7 rec, 62 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at TEN
8 tar, 7 rec, 101 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. GB
3 tar, 3 rec, 66 yds, 1 td
at NO
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. TEN
9 tar, 2 rec, 28 yds, 0 td
vs. LV
8 tar, 4 rec, 48 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at HOU vs. NO
Week 14 at LV at LAC
Week 15 vs. HOU vs. TB
Week 16 at PIT at KC
Week 17 vs. JAC at TB
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 11.03.8
Week 23.713.2
Week 32.66.1
Week 45.1
Week 50.8
Week 611.7
Week 76.8
Week 80.65.4
Week 95.66.2
Week 1012.2
Week 1112.60.0
Week 122.84.8
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total41.163.9
Average5.15.8
Player Targets Comparison
 
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
2020 Targets 
Week 125
Week 268
Week 343
Week 46
Week 56
Week 64
Week 77
Week 817
Week 978
Week 108
Week 1132
Week 1298
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
at HOU, Sun 1pm EST
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
Hayden Hurst
Hayden Hurst
TE - ATL
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Pittman continued to be heavily targeted last week, although he wasn't able to do much with the nine targets he saw. Rivers just simply could not put the ball on target for him and Pittman's stats look a lot worse than what the film shows. Fantasy managers need to lean into the target volume and the talent with Pittman, but the QB play certainly downgrades his fantasy potential. Pittman can be plugged in as a mid-range WR3 this week with upside due to Bradley Roby now being out for the year. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Pittman Jr crashed last week after two solid games, but he was still targeted nine times. Pittman Jr is a WR3 option against the Texans 22nd ranked wide receiver defense. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
There will be many fantasy managers upset with the 2/28/0 line that Pittman put up in Week 12 but I'm not one of them. I'm actually happy about the nine targets he saw, as he's now seen at least seven targets in three of the last four games, which is enough to make me feel better about recommending him in plus matchups. The running backs aren't the only ones that get to have fun against the Texans, as wide receivers have averaged a robust 1.98 PPR points per target, which ranks as the fourth-most in football. We know touchdowns have been hard to come by for Colts receivers, but the Texans are one of just four teams who've allowed one fewer than every 15.0 targets (they've allowed one every 14.2 targets). They also just lost their best cornerback for the remainder of the season, as Bradley Roby was suspended. That means Pittman will see a mixture of Vernon Hargreaves and Keion Crossen in coverage. Hargreaves is a veteran who's been a stomping ground for wide receivers over his entire career and this year is no different, allowing 40-of-59 passing for 566 yards (seventh-most in NFL) and three touchdowns. Meanwhile, Crossen is a seventh-round pick from 2018 who's seen just 20 targets over his three years in the league, netting 17/218/0. Pittman should get back on track this week, but seeing as consistency has been an issue for all Colts receivers, he must remain in the risk/reward WR4 range.We knew to bump Hurst down without Julio Jones in the lineup, which turned out to be right, though Hurst did turn in a competent performance for a tight end, as four catches and 48 yards will hardly bury your fantasy team. He's now totaled at least 48 yards and/or a touchdown in 8-of-11 games. Now onto a rematch with the Saints, a team that held him catchless in their Week 11 matchup, though his two targets didn't help. Tight ends have seen a league-high 23.7 percent of targets go to the their way against the Saints, though they haven't been the most efficient targets seeing that they've accounted for 19.4 percent of the fantasy production to skill-position players, which ranks as the 10th-most. The 5.86 yards per target they've allowed to the position ranks as the fourth-lowest in the league. If you were to remove the one massive game by Darren Waller against them (12/103/1 back in Week 2), they'd look like a much less appealing matchup. Outside of that game, they've allowed just 38.9 yards per game to the tight end position. Hurst has done enough to earn your consideration as a low-end TE1, but don't hesitate to sit him if you have a safer option.