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Experts' Pick
 
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
at BAL, Sun 1pm EST
Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Julio Jones
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 31st, 2020
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65 of 148 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 18# 17-
Best Rank# 11# 11-
Worst Rank# 28# 35-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at BAL at CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs BALThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CAR-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total80.370.4-
Avg Game13.411.7-
Week 711.19.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather52 F, Rain48 F, Clear-
    
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1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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1 d
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
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1 d
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Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
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2 d
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
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2 d
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Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
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2 d
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Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
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2 d
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Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
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2 d
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Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
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2 d
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Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
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2 d
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SmittyS.
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2 d
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Peter RogersP. Rogers
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Julio Jones
WR - ATL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 157 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. DEN
16 rush, 106 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
at DAL
4 tar, 2 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. HOU
18 rush, 109 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
Week 4BYE WEEK at GB
4 tar, 4 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. PHI
15 rush, 44 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
Week 6 vs. CLE
20 rush, 101 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
at MIN
10 tar, 8 rec, 137 yds, 2 td
Week 7 at TEN
20 rush, 82 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
9 tar, 8 rec, 97 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at BAL at CAR
Week 9 at DAL vs. DEN
Week 10 vs. CINBYE WEEK
Week 11 at JAC at NO
Week 12 vs. BAL vs. LV
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. NO
Week 14 at BUF at LAC
Week 15 at CIN vs. TB
Week 16 vs. IND at KC
Week 17 at CLE at TB
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Julio Jones
WR - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 11.715.7
Week 218.12.4
Week 320.9
Week 43.2
Week 512.3
Week 616.225.7
Week 711.19.7
Week 813.7
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total80.370.4
Average13.411.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Julio Jones
WR - ATL
2020 Targets 
Week 1412
Week 224
Week 35
Week 44
Week 53
Week 6110
Week 759
Week 810
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 BAL, Sun 1pm EST
Julio Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
Julio Jones
WR - ATL
at CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Conner was everywhere for the Steelers last week and ended up touching the ball 23 times. While he didn't find the end zone on the stat sheet, he did lose a score due to an offensive penalty. With all the injuries to the other RBs in fantasy football, Conner's a solid low-end RB1 start this week even in a tough matchup. He's simply going to see too much work to not view him in that light.Jones didn't appear to be 100% last week, but he was still out there soaking up targets. As long as Julio's on the field, he belongs in your lineup as a locked-in WR1.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Sure, Benny Snell stole a touchdown from him last week. That's going to happen here and there, as the Steelers are clearly mixing in their other running backs to give Conner a break. His weighted opportunity ranks 18th per game among running backs, but if you removed Week 1 where he left early, he'd rank 14th. He's getting plenty of work. The issue ahead of him this week is the Ravens defense, who have allowed the fewest fantasy points on the ground to running backs through seven weeks. They've had their bye week, but still, they've still allowed just 55.0 points on the ground, or 9.17 per game. Through their six games, they've allowed just two running back touchdowns on 149 total touches. Conner has received 15-plus carries in five straight games, and the Ravens have allowed a respectable 4.34 yards per carry, so we should get some production there, though they've stonewalled running backs on the goal-line, allowing just one rushing touchdown on 13 goal-to-go touches. Teams have chosen to run the ball against the Ravens just 36.0 percent of the time, which is the fifth-lowest mark in the league. They've been solid against backs through the air, too, as they've allowed just 5.13 yards per target, which is the 12th-lowest mark in football. Conner's opportunity keeps him in the RB2 territory this week, though it's tough to see him break into the top-12 running backs this week.He's clearly 100 percent, as he's racked up 19 targets, 16 receptions, 234 yards, and two touchdowns over the last two weeks. The matchups were great, so it's good to see him take advantage of them. The matchup with the Panthers hasn't been as great as you'd think for wide receivers. In fact, there has been one team who's allowed more fantasy points per game to running backs than wide receivers, and it's the Panthers. They've allowed a very-small 7.45 yards per target to wide receivers, which ranks second to only the 49ers. They're allowing an above-average 67.9 percent completion-rate, though the receptions have gone for a league-low 10.97 yards. They have struggled with alpha wide receivers who see a lot of targets, which is a problem the Falcons present, as they have two of them. There have been three receivers who've seen double-digit targets against them and here are their totals: Keenan Allen 13/132/1, Mike Evans 7/104/1, and Calvin Ridley 8/136/0. It's not a can't-miss spot, but it's also not one that you should look to avoid with Jones. Start him as you normally would.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Ravens are 6th against fantasy running backs, Conner is a low-upside RB2 in a tough matchup.The Falcons are 5th against fantasy wide receivers, but both Ridley and Jones should be WR1 this week.