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Experts' Pick
 
 
Greg Olsen
TE - SEA
Greg Olsen
Greg Olsen
TE - SEA
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EST
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
vs. ATL, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 22# 32-
Best Rank# 20# 25-
Worst Rank# 26# 66-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. SF vs. ATL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. TEs perform worse than their average vs SFThis is a 5 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs ATL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec17.324.6
Rec Yds186.4301.4
Rec TD12.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total21.811.0-
Avg Game3.61.6-
Avg Projection3.92.6-
Week 71.81.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Greg Olsen
TE - SEA
Greg Olsen
Greg Olsen
TE - SEA
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at ATL
4 tar, 4 rec, 24 yds, 1 td
vs. LV
2 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NE
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at TB
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. DAL
6 tar, 5 rec, 61 yds, 0 td
at LAC
2 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at MIA
7 tar, 5 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
5 tar, 2 rec, 5 yds, 1 td
Week 5 vs. MIN
1 tar, 1 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
at ATL
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. CHI
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at ARI
3 tar, 2 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
at NO
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. SF vs. ATL
Week 9 at BUF at KC
Week 10 at LAR vs. TB
Week 11 vs. ARI vs. DET
Week 12 at PHI at MIN
Week 13 vs. NYGBYE WEEK
Week 14 vs. NYJ vs. DEN
Week 15 at WAS at GB
Week 16 vs. LAR at WAS
Week 17 at SF vs. NO
Player Projections Comparison
 
Greg Olsen
TE - SEA
Greg Olsen
Greg Olsen
TE - SEA
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EST
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
vs. ATL, Thu 8pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions2.62.1
Rec Yards29.319.3
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points3.92.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Greg Olsen
TE - SEA
Greg Olsen
Greg Olsen
TE - SEA
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
2020 Points 
Week 18.41.6
Week 20.00.0
Week 36.10.9
Week 43.56.5
Week 52.00.0
Week 60.9
Week 71.81.1
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total21.811.0
Average3.61.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Greg Olsen
TE - SEA
Greg Olsen
Greg Olsen
TE - SEA
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
2020 Targets 
Week 142
Week 210
Week 362
Week 475
Week 511
Week 61
Week 731
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Greg Olsen
TE - SEA
Greg Olsen
Greg Olsen
TE - SEA
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EST
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
TE - CAR
vs. ATL, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We're starting to see more of a timeshare between these two tight ends, as we watched Dissly trail Olsen in routes 36-29 last week, which is a very small gap. It's something to monitor, as Dissly hadn't run more than 14 routes in the first five games. Don't forget, he was coming off an Achilles injury, so the recovery was a long one. It's not a shock to see Dissly see a season-high four targets last week. The 49ers have faced an average of just 6.0 targets per game to tight ends, and on those targets, they've allowed just 1.55 PPR points per target, which ranks as the eighth-lowest mark in the league. There have been five tight ends who've seen four-plus targets, but just two of them have topped 22 yards. I'm not big on either of these tight ends until we see one emerge as the clear-cut leader, and from the trend we saw last week, it might be Dissly.Even in a plus-matchup with the Saints, Thomas saw one target. He's now seen two or less targets in 6-of-7 games and hasn't topped 16 yards. You're not going to consider him, even against a Falcons team that's allowed more fantasy points to the tight end position than any other team in the league.
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
 Great matchup, but he's at least fourth or fifth in line for targets. Hard to trust.