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Experts' Pick
 
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Terry McLaurinT. McLaurin
WR - WAS
Terry McLaurin
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 26th, 2020
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146 of 158 experts
8%
Recommended by
12 of 158 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 16# 29-
Best Rank# 11# 20-
Worst Rank# 60# 73-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. HOU at CLE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs HOUThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs CLE-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total19.824.6-
Avg Game9.912.3-
Week 218.118.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather75 F, Clear76 F, Clear-
    
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Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
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Dale DeMottD. DeMott
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Michael HauffM. Hauff
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2 d
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
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Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
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Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 d
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Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
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Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
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David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
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#12#29-
    
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The Fantasy Footballers
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2 d
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
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Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
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2 d
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Kyle AugustK. August
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2 d
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Get Sports Info
2 d
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Jason SablichJ. Sablich
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2 d
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Pro Football Focus
2 d
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Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 d
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Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
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2 d
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Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
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2 d
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2 d
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Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
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2 d
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Important Nonsense
2 d
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Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
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Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 d
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Justin SablichJ. Sablich
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2 d
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Brian StraitB. Strait
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2 d
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
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2 d
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Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
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2 d
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#12#29-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#17#39-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#21#29-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 d
#17#27-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
#14#32-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
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2 d
#17#27-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
2 d
#16#29-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
2 d
#16#27-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
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Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
#16#27-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
2 d
#13#24-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
2 d
#17#29-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
#9#34-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 d
#15#40-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
2 d
#17#27-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
2 d
#16#27-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
2 d
#13#32-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
#18#20-
    
2 d
#17#27-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#13#34-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
2 d
#16#27-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 d
#14#33-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
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2 d
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
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Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
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#17#32-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
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3 d
#22#34-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Terry McLaurinT. McLaurin
WR - WAS
Terry McLaurin
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
7 tar, 5 rec, 61 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. DEN
at ARI
10 tar, 7 rec, 125 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. HOU at CLE
Week 4 at TEN vs. BAL
Week 5 vs. PHI vs. LAR
Week 6 vs. CLE at NYG
Week 7 at BAL vs. DAL
Week 8BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 9 at DAL vs. NYG
Week 10 vs. CIN at DET
Week 11 at JAC vs. CIN
Week 12 vs. BAL at DAL
Week 13 vs. WAS at PIT
Week 14 at BUF at SF
Week 15 at CIN vs. SEA
Week 16 vs. IND vs. CAR
Week 17 at CLE at PHI
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Terry McLaurinT. McLaurin
WR - WAS
Terry McLaurin
2020 Points 
Week 11.76.1
Week 218.118.5
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
Total19.824.6
Average9.912.3
Player Targets Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
Terry McLaurinT. McLaurin
WR - WAS
Terry McLaurin
2020 Targets 
Week 147
Week 2210
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
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Terry McLaurinT. McLaurin
WR - WAS
Terry McLaurin
at CLE, 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.He's had a couple tough matchups to start the year against Darius Slay and Patrick Peterson, but McLaurin continues to shine while finishing as the No. 11 fantasy receiver through two weeks, racking up 12 receptions for 186 yards and a touchdown. Knowing the other options on the team, his 26.6 percent target share should hold strong throughout the season. The Browns don't have a shadow cornerback, but rather trust their cornerbacks to play sides. The good news for McLaurin is that he plays about 75 percent of his snaps on the left side of the formation, which is away from the Browns top cornerback Denzel Ward. He'll see Terrence Mitchell, who's played every snap on that side of the field. It's fair to say that Mitchell has been undervalued for much of his career, allowing just a 75.5 QB Rating when targeted in coverage, including allowing just 2-of-10 passing for 19 yards against the Bengals last week. But again, he's not on the level of Slay and Peterson, as proven by the four teams he's been on over the last five years. We could also see the return of Greedy Williams, which would boot Mitchell from the lineup. No matter the case, I'm not letting this secondary scare me off McLaurin, who's a rock-solid WR2 with top-12 upside given his target share.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Texans are just 26th against fantasy running backs, Conner should have solid RB2 value with upside at home this week.The Browns are just 25th against fantasy wide receivers, McLaurin should be a low-end WR1 on the road in a great matchup.
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.McLaurin struggled in week one, but he absolutely made up for it with his performance in week two. With Washington playing from behind and needing to throw the ball, McLaurin was peppered with targets and he delivered in a big way. As long as McLaurin's healthy, he belongs in your starting lineup. He's a solid WR2 option again this week against Cleveland.