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Experts' Pick
 
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Sep 26th, 2020
83%
Recommended by
134 of 162 experts
17%
Recommended by
28 of 162 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 15-
Best Rank# 4# 10-
Worst Rank# 14# 28-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DET vs. HOU-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs DETThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs HOU-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att2123.7
Rush Yds136132
Rush TD0.70.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total22.019.8-
Avg Game11.09.9-
Avg Projection13.313.0-
Week 29.518.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor75 F, Clear-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF
16 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. WAS
20 rush, 86 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
Week 3 vs. DET vs. HOU
Week 4 at CAR at TEN
Week 5 at NYJ vs. PHI
Week 6 at DAL vs. CLE
Week 7 vs. SEA at BAL
Week 8BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. MIA at DAL
Week 10 vs. BUF vs. CIN
Week 11 at SEA at JAC
Week 12 at NE vs. BAL
Week 13 vs. LAR vs. WAS
Week 14 at NYG at BUF
Week 15 vs. PHI at CIN
Week 16 vs. SF vs. IND
Week 17 at LAR at CLE
Player Projections Comparison
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts15.215.8
Rush Yards69.467.1
Rush TDs0.60.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.72.8
Rec Yards22.321.1
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points13.313.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2020 Points 
Week 112.51.7
Week 29.518.1
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
Total22.019.8
Average11.09.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
2020 Targets 
Week 124
Week 222
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
Notes for Player Combination
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Week 1 usage was a little worrisome, but in the end, Drake has now out-touched Edmonds 40-15 through two weeks, which makes this a 73/27 split. Drake is the workhorse we thought he'd be. The Lions are clearly having issues stopping the run right now, as they've allowed a massive 353 yards on 51 carries against the Packers and Bears. The loss of Damon "Snacks" Harrison was always going to be an issue and it's not like they can bring help down into the box, as their secondary is aching. The 6.92 yards per carry they've allowed is the most in the NFL, as is the 441 total yards they've allowed to running backs. When you look at that combined with the 30-point implied team total for the Cardinals, Drake owners should be dancing. If you go back to the game these two teams played last year, you'd see David Johnson with 137 total yards and a touchdown, finishing as the RB5 on the week. Drake should be in the RB1 conversation this week and someone you're using in DFS. Edmonds is strictly a handcuff, though he'll have a role in games the Cardinals fall behind as a pass catcher. He's not someone you should rely on for more than 5-8 touches per game, though.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.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Drake has seen back-to-back tough matchups and that's led to him landing at RB23 for fantasy so far this season. However, this is a matchup that we should see Drake bounce back in and be a top option at the position. The Lions are currently giving up the third most fantasy points to opposing RBs and Drake should be viewed as a top-12 back this week with this matchup. Start him everywhere that you can.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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Lions are 29th against fantasy running backs, I like Drake to dominate their defense at home this week. He is a solid RB1 that has lost some value from the end of last year due to Kyler Murray's insane rushing totals.The Texans are just 26th against fantasy running backs, Conner should have solid RB2 value with upside at home this week.