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Experts' Pick
 
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
at TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
vs. CHI, Mon 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8# 49-
Best Rank# 5# 38-
Worst Rank# 12# 56-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at TEN vs. CHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs TENThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs CHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att16.922.7
Rush Yds85.696.9
Rush TD0.50.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total69.211.7-
Avg Game13.82.9-
Avg Projection13.93.8-
Week 616.20.0-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
14 rush, 39 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. DEN
16 rush, 106 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
at PHI
3 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. HOU
18 rush, 109 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
at BUF
Week 4BYE WEEK vs. NYG
Week 5 vs. PHI
15 rush, 44 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
at WAS
9 rush, 61 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CLE
20 rush, 101 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
at SF
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at TEN vs. CHI
Week 8 at BAL at MIA
Week 9 at DALBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. CIN vs. SEA
Week 11 at JAC at TB
Week 12 vs. BAL vs. SF
Week 13 vs. WAS at ARI
Week 14 at BUF vs. NE
Week 15 at CIN vs. NYJ
Week 16 vs. IND at SEA
Week 17 at CLE vs. ARI
Player Projections Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
at TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
vs. CHI, Mon 8pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts15.86.6
Rush Yards69.526.1
Rush TDs0.70.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.00.8
Rec Yards22.15.2
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points13.93.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
2020 Points 
Week 11.74.3
Week 218.11.3
Week 320.9
Week 4
Week 512.36.1
Week 616.20.0
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total69.211.7
Average13.82.9
Player Targets Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
2020 Targets 
Week 141
Week 220
Week 35
Week 4
Week 530
Week 610
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
at TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
Cam Akers
Cam Akers
RB - LAR
vs. CHI, Mon 8pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Conner continues to get the large workload for Pittsburgh and he's delivering with it. Last week, Conner had 20 carries for over 100 yards and a score. While he's losing some touches to Snell and Anthony McFarland Jr., he's still worth plugging into your lineup as a solid low-end RB1 every single week. This week is no different against a defense that is currently the 9th easiest matchup for opposing fantasy RBs. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Ever since that disaster that had him leave the game early in Week 1, here are Conner's weekly finishes among running backs: 10, 7, 20, and 6. We talked about it in during July and August... he's an RB1 when he's on the field, and he's proven that to this point. The Titans are next up on the docket, a team that's allowed five running backs finish as top-22 options, including four who were top-14, including David Johnson last week when he totaled 69 total yards and a touchdown. They've allowed a massive 5.02 yards per carry on the ground this year without Jurrell Casey, though they've faced the eighth-fewest carries in the league to this point. It's because teams have run the ball just 40.8 percent of the time, which ranks as the 13th-lowest percentage in the league. But again, any running back who's totaled more than 12 touches against them has finished with at least 13.9 PPR points and a top-14 finish. The Steelers are going on the road, but they're still the favorites in this game, which bodes well for Conner who's received at least 18 touches in each of the last four games. Trot him out there as a low-end RB1 who should continue to thrive in his workhorse role. I might upgrade him even more if defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons remains on the COVID list.It's been pretty apparent who the Rams best running back is but don't go getting overconfident. I know I sound like a broken record, but Sean McVay has said he's modeling his run-game after Kyle Shanahan and that he'll play the hot hand on a game-by-game basis. The Bears have been a team you can run the ball against more than in years past, as running backs have averaged a solid 4.31 yards per carry while scoring five touchdowns through six games. That's been Henderson's primary area of usage, as he's tallied 69 of the Rams 118 carries (58.5 percent) over the last five games. If his usage continues in this game, he should be able to deliver a top-25 performance. The Bears have dominated running backs in the passing game while allowing just 1.12 PPR points per target to them on the year, which is the second-lowest number in the league. It's not a small sample size, either, as they've averaged a solid 6.7 targets per game. Because of all these factors, the Bears have yet to allow a top-15 running back against them. There have been three running backs who've totaled at least 80 yards on the ground, so Henderson is the only one I'd consider startable when you factor in their roles, though he's still just a high-end RB3 with the uncertainty in this backfield. Brown's role typically comes down to passing usage, though he's still yet to total more than 31 yards through the air, and the Bears have yet to allow a running back more than 36 yards through the air, making him a weak RB4. Akers is a wait-and-see bench stash, but not a great one.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Titans are just 23rd against fantasy backs, Conner should be a solid RB1 this week in a great matchup.