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Experts' Pick
 
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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Recommended by
115 of 117 experts
2%
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2 of 117 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 16# 59-
Best Rank# 11# 47-
Worst Rank# 68# 75-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. HOU vs. LAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs HOUThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs LAR-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total19.827.2-
Avg Game9.913.6-
Week 218.114.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather78 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.81 F, Clear throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
10 tar, 6 rec, 70 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. DEN
at MIA
6 tar, 4 rec, 82 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. HOU vs. LAR
Week 4 at TEN at LV
Week 5 vs. PHI at TEN
Week 6 vs. CLE vs. KC
Week 7 at BAL at NYJ
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. NE
Week 9 at DAL vs. SEA
Week 10 vs. CIN at ARI
Week 11 at JACBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. BAL vs. LAC
Week 13 vs. WAS at SF
Week 14 at BUF vs. PIT
Week 15 at CIN at DEN
Week 16 vs. IND at NE
Week 17 at CLE vs. MIA
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
2020 Points 
Week 11.713.0
Week 218.114.2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total19.827.2
Average9.913.6
Player Targets Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
2020 Targets 
Week 1410
Week 226
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
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Notes for Player Combination
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
John BrownJ. Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
vs. LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
So much for those Snell hopes and dreams on the waiver wire, eh? I figured they'd give Conner another chance and he played well, compiling 121 total yards and a touchdown on 18 touches while Snell totaled exactly one yard on his four touches. This is Conner's backfield, but the Steelers will show no hesitance no move away from him if he's inefficient or dealing with an injury. There was no team in the NFL who allowed more fantasy points on the ground than the Texans last year, and it wasn't all that close, as the Chiefs were a full 16 PPR points behind them at No. 2. It wasn't just on the ground, either. They allowed a massive 1.98 PPR points per target through the air, which ranked second to only the Dolphins. When you have those numbers combined with a running back who'll likely see 18-plus opportunities, it's a recipe for big success. Both the Chiefs and Ravens rushed for more than 160 yards in their matchups against them, so there's little reason to doubt the Steelers backs. Play Conner as a low-end RB1 and as long as he stays upright, he should crush this matchup.The targets came back down to where we expected them to be with Brown in Week 2, as he saw just six of them, though that was enough to produce 82 yards and a touchdown, though most of that came on a late 46-yard touchdown catch. With Josh Allen dropping back to pass a lot more, it's put Brown on a path to exceed last year's 115 targets, even with Diggs on the roster. On top of that, Diggs will often draw the opponent's top cornerback in coverage, leaving Brown with a better WR/CB matchup. The Rams have Jalen Ramsey and Darious Williams on the perimeter, but we're expecting Ramsey to shadow Diggs, which would leave Brown with Williams. He's only faced 23 career targets, but he's been promising on them, intercepting three passes while allowing one touchdown. He did a great job with Michael Gallup for most of Week 1, and then held his own against the Eagles in Week 2. Brown should be considered a semi-risky WR3/4-type option this week, though it helps that Allen is playing better than ever.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
There was so much uncertainty last week surrounding what the carry split was going to look like with Snell and Conner, but we got our answer pretty quickly. Conner is the guy in this backfield and he should be viewed as a must-start option this week against a Houston defense that has been shredded the first two weeks. The Texans are currently giving up an average of 28.1 fantasy points to opposing RBs and Conner should be viewed as a player with top-5 upside this week.There's always the possibility of Brown hitting that play every single week with Allen's arm strength downfield, but it's hard to trust Brown as anything more than a WR3. This is a tougher matchup than what we've seen the Bills face previously, so expectations need to be managed in this one, but Brown's still worth starting anywhere you've got him.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Texans are just 26th against fantasy running backs, Conner should have solid RB2 value with upside at home this week.