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Experts' Pick
 
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 30# 38-
Best Rank# 15# 29-
Worst Rank# 69# 54-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DEN vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs DENThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs CAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att1715.5
Rush Yds6566.5
Rush TD01.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total1.71.9-
Avg Game1.71.9-
Avg Projection8.55.7-
Week 11.71.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather60 F, Clear87 F, Humid and Mostly Cloudy-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
at NO
5 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. DEN vs. CAR
Week 3 vs. HOU at DEN
Week 4 at TEN vs. LAC
Week 5 vs. PHI at CHI
Week 6 vs. CLE vs. GB
Week 7 at BAL at LV
Week 8BYE WEEK at NYG
Week 9 at DAL vs. NO
Week 10 vs. CIN at CAR
Week 11 at JAC vs. LAR
Week 12 vs. BAL vs. KC
Week 13 vs. WASBYE WEEK
Week 14 at BUF vs. MIN
Week 15 at CIN at ATL
Week 16 vs. IND at DET
Week 17 at CLE vs. ATL
Player Projections Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts10.99.2
Rush Yards44.033.5
Rush TDs0.30.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.71.6
Rec Yards20.711.2
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points8.55.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
2020 Points 
Week 11.71.9
Week 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
Total1.71.9
Average1.71.9
Player Targets Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
2020 Targets 
Week 141
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
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Notes for Player Combination
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Conner is in a really weird spot this week. We have no idea how Pittsburgh intends to use him despite his injury, and there's a good chance that Benny Snell out-carries him. I would bench Conner in most lineups and wait for some clarity here; you should only start him if you have no other options. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Fournette showed nothing to indicate that he should be considered for fantasy football anytime soon, but this is a matchup that you may be able to roll him out as a FLEX option if you're desperate. He'll need to score a touchdown in order for you to feel happy that you took the chance on him, but there's a very good chance of that happening against this defense. With that being said, it's only if you absolutely need him.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We don't have an official status on Conner yet, but I'm assuming he'll be ready to go in Week 2 since he seemed willing to go back into the game against the Giants. However, with the way Snell was running, there was no rush, and there might not be a clear-cut favorite to lead this team in touches in Conner is back. Seriously, that's how well Snell played. Granted, it wasn't a bad matchup against the Giants, but he racked up 113 yards on 19 carries in that game, and speaking honestly, he looked better than Conner. It was a very small sample size, so we don't want to jump to conclusions, but rather pay attention. The Broncos run defense was very good last year, allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per opportunity to running backs, though they did face a massive 29.1 running back touches per game, which ranked as the sixth-most in the league. So, volume was necessary. Fast forward to 2020 and they allowed Derrick Henry a scoreless 131 total yards on 34 touches. Still, this is a home team that's favored by 6.5 points and has a 24.8-point team implied total. That's a matchup you typically want to attack. If we hear Conner is a full participant, he should be considered the lead back and a mid-to-low-end RB2 who comes with some risk. If he's limited throughout the week but expected to play, you should be more cautious and treat him as an RB3. Snell is going to have a role, though a lot depends on Conner's status. Stay tuned for updates on Conner, as I'll post them as the week goes on right here at the end of the notes.It's possible we see Fournette ramped into a bigger role this week, and knowing the Raiders running backs combined for 206 total yards and three touchdowns, it's possible the Bucs produce two fantasy relevant running backs this week. I'd still consider Fournette a touchdown dependent RB4 where it takes some projecting to get him higher than that.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Conner is already battling an ankle injury and he may not be able to play this week. There is a real possibility that Benny Snell Jr. takes over as the lead back at some point this year, but for now Conner should lead the RBBC this week if he is healthy enough to play.