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Experts' Pick
 
 
vs. DAL, Sun 8pm EST
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
at GB, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Oct 29th, 2020
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Recommended by
143 of 144 experts
1%
Recommended by
1 of 144 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 34# 150-
Best Rank# 31# 93-
Worst Rank# 44# 179-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DAL at GB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs DALThis is a 1 star matchup. TEs perform worse than their average vs GB-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total53.715.3-
Avg Game13.42.6-
Week 77.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Travis FulghamIrv Smith Jr.Add Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
6 m
#39#154-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
2 h
#38#179-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
2 h
#40#170-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
2 h
#38#163-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
2 h
#37#155-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 h
#35#172-
    
2 h
#36#163-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 h
#33#144-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 h
#38#155-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 h
#39#183-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 h
#33#170-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 h
#36#170-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 h
#38#172-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
2 h
#38#166-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#38#166-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#35#155-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 h
#38#163-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 h
#36#155-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 h
#40#166-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
2 h
#40#163-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 h
#37#166-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 h
#38#170-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 h
#39#109-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#36#143-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
2 h
#40#166-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
2 h
#38#166-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
2 h
#33#166-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 h
#37#172-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
2 h
#36#155-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
2 h
#36#172-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
2 h
#37#133-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
2 h
#36#163-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
2 h
#35#166-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 h
#38#163-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 h
#36#121-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 h
#33#155-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
2 h
#49#125-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
2 h
#35#163-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 h
#39#109-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 h
#47#144-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 h
#40#170-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 h
#144-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
2 h
#38#170-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 h
#39#125-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 h
#37#166-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
2 h
#37#159-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
2 h
#32#170-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
2 h
#38#153-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
2 h
#15#172-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 h
#37#163-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
2 h
#38#172-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
2 h
#37#125-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 h
#39#143-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
2 h
#32#125-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
2 h
#37#163-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#40#166-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
2 h
#37#170-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
3 h
#35#163-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
3 h
#36#166-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#37#163-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#39#166-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
3 h
#38#166-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 h
#38#123-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
3 h
#32#125-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 h
#36#166-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
3 h
#36#136-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
3 h
#36#166-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#40#120-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
3 h
#35#183-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 h
#38#144-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
3 h
#37#166-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
3 h
#38#143-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
3 h
#37#163-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
3 h
#36#155-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
3 h
#39#163-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
3 h
#37#151-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
3 h
#36#155-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
4 h
#37#155-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
4 h
#40#172-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
4 h
#40#166-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
4 h
#39#113-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
4 h
#36#166-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
4 h
#40#166-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
4 h
#39#166-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#43#166-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
4 h
#75#125-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
4 h
#40#167-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
4 h
#37#163-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
5 h
#63#110-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
5 h
#40#163-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
5 h
#38#125-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
5 h
#40#163-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
5 h
#37#163-
    
Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
5 h
#37#163-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
5 h
#43#125-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
5 h
#38#143-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
5 h
#38#166-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
5 h
#56#163-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
6 h
#47#123-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
6 h
#40#166-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
6 h
#36#144-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
6 h
#38#166-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
6 h
#40#170-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#38#161-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
6 h
#33#227-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
6 h
#36#155-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
6 h
#31#93-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
6 h
#39#152-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
6 h
#38#155-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
7 h
#38#167-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
7 h
#37#161-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
7 h
#46#166-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
7 h
#40#171-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
8 h
#47#173-
    
8 h
#38#164-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
8 h
#56#171-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
8 h
#40#167-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
8 h
#38#164-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
8 h
#27#139-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
8 h
#40#171-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
8 h
#32#171-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
8 h
#44#124-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
9 h
#43#171-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
10 h
#40#144-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
10 h
#43#126-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
10 h
#38-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
10 h
#36#127-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
11 h
#40#127-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
11 h
#44#155-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
11 h
#56#172-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
13 h
#59#195-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
14 h
#26#100-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
15 h
#41#163-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
15 h
#43#163-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
18 h
#40#110-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
19 h
#43#163-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
21 h
#43#179-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
21 h
#43#163-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#72#204-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#37#163-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#40#161-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#59-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
1 d
#49#163-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 d
#45#162-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at WAS
vs. GB
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. LAR
at IND
4 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. CIN
vs. TEN
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at SF
3 tar, 2 rec, 57 yds, 1 td
at HOU
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at PIT
13 tar, 10 rec, 152 yds, 1 td
at SEA
5 tar, 4 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. BAL
10 tar, 6 rec, 75 yds, 1 td
vs. ATL
5 tar, 4 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. NYG
11 tar, 5 rec, 73 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. DAL at GB
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. DET
Week 10 at NYG at CHI
Week 11 at CLE vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. SEA vs. CAR
Week 13 at GB vs. JAC
Week 14 vs. NO at TB
Week 15 at ARI vs. CHI
Week 16 at DAL at NO
Week 17 vs. WAS at DET
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 11.1
Week 20.3
Week 30.0
Week 411.70.0
Week 521.26.4
Week 613.57.5
Week 77.3
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total53.715.3
Average13.42.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Targets 
Week 11
Week 24
Week 30
Week 431
Week 5135
Week 6105
Week 711
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. DAL, Sun 8pm EST
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
at GB, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Fulgham has emerged as one of the better fantasy WRs in this offense and should be viewed as a smash play this week. Against the porous Cowboys defense that is currently mailing it in, Fulgham should be viewed as a high-end WR2 this week with tremendous upside. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Since entering the starting lineup, Fulgham has totaled 34 targets in three games. That's elite volume that rivals the best in the game. He's done a lot with those targets, too, racking up 21 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns. Keep in mind that two of those games were against the Steelers and Ravens. Meanwhile, the Cowboys defense has been among the most generous in the NFL. The Cowboys' starting cornerback Daryl Worley had allowed 3.43 PPR points per target in his coverage, which is the second-most in the NFL. He's no longer on the team. The only player who's allowed more is his teammate Chidobe Awuzie (who's expected to return this week), so clearly, the Cowboys defensive scheme is not quite working. As a whole, the Cowboys have allowed 2.18 PPR points per target to receivers, which ranks third in the NFL. They have allowed 10 different receivers to pile up 14.5-plus PPR points, which is the mark it took to finish as a WR2 or better last year. Fulgham should be considered a low-end WR2 with upside for this week.He's now seen five targets in back-to-back games, but what you really need to know about is the trends in his playing time. His routes run have gone: 16, 17, 17, 12, 31, 28. It's almost like a lightbulb went off and the Vikings started playing him more. His 59 routes in Weeks 5-6 ranked eighth among tight ends. It's paid off, too, as he's turned those 10 targets into eight receptions for 119 yards. The only concern is that opponents have targeted tight ends just 13.5 percent of the time against the Packers, which ranks as the second-lowest mark in the league. However, when targeted, they have allowed a massive 10.04 yards per target to tight ends on the season, including a 77.8 percent completion-rate. In a game where the Vikings are likely to have 35-plus pass attempts, Smith should be a quality high-end TE2 streamer (and maybe rest of season) option.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Dallas is just 27th against fantasy wide receivers, Fulgham is a fantastic WR2 option at home this week.