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Experts' Pick
 
 
James White
RB - NE
at BUF, Sun 1pm EST
John Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
John Brown
WR - BUF
vs. NE, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Oct 29th, 2020
79%
Recommended by
114 of 144 experts
21%
Recommended by
30 of 144 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 104# 130-
Best Rank# 80# 70-
Worst Rank# 121# 160-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at BUF vs. NE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs BUFThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs NE-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total18.731.4-
Avg Game4.76.3-
Week 70.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
James WhiteJohn BrownAdd Player
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
22 m
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Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
23 m
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Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
49 m
#120#72-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
2 h
#88#116-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
2 h
#107#147-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
2 h
#105#160-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
2 h
#108#114-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 h
#112#156-
    
2 h
#107#147-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 h
#73-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 h
#108#104-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 h
#111#86-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 h
#112#80-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 h
#85-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 h
#85#156-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#105#137-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
2 h
#112#104-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#105#147-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 h
#112#126-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 h
#107#118-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
3 h
#107#156-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
3 h
#108#169-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#107#156-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#107#160-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
3 h
#107#116-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
3 h
#107#156-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
3 h
#108#156-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
3 h
#107#151-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
3 h
#107#156-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
3 h
#108#151-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
3 h
#108#102-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
3 h
#80#100-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
3 h
#107#128-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
3 h
#129#147-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
3 h
#112#139-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 h
#111#89-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
3 h
#107#147-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
3 h
#107#160-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
3 h
#107#151-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
3 h
#62#171-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
3 h
#129-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
3 h
#108#171-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
3 h
#111#82-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
3 h
#112#89-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#108#160-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 h
#108#158-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
3 h
#109-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
3 h
#105#98-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
3 h
#105#93-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
3 h
#115#138-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
3 h
#107#156-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
3 h
#121#91-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
3 h
#107#91-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 h
#42#165-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
3 h
#113#89-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
3 h
#107#156-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#112#156-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
3 h
#107#151-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
3 h
#111#118-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#107#156-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#111#156-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
3 h
#112#154-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 h
#112#158-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
3 h
#105#156-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 h
#107#156-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
4 h
#107-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
4 h
#107#151-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
4 h
#112-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 h
#108#126-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
4 h
#73-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
4 h
#107#147-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
4 h
#121#142-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
4 h
#115#160-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
4 h
#107#127-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
4 h
#108#156-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
4 h
#111-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
4 h
#108#154-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
4 h
#108#151-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
4 h
#108#160-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
4 h
#105#158-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
5 h
#117#77-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
5 h
#107#151-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
5 h
#108#156-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
5 h
#112#156-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 h
#107#140-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
5 h
#73#216-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
5 h
#103#156-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
5 h
#107#156-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
5 h
#107#154-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
5 h
#107#158-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
6 h
#115#102-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
6 h
#112#160-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
6 h
#107#156-
    
Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#107#156-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
6 h
#115#63-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
6 h
#107#127-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
6 h
#107#156-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
6 h
#88-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
6 h
#107#92-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
6 h
#108#156-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
6 h
#108#126-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
6 h
#107#156-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
6 h
#108#154-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#117#84-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
7 h
#85#130-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
7 h
#111#102-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
7 h
#115#70-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
7 h
#107-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
7 h
#107#89-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
7 h
#108#152-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
7 h
#109-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
8 h
#111#142-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
8 h
#108#131-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
8 h
#118#115-
    
8 h
#108#157-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
8 h
#113#90-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
8 h
#108#155-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
9 h
#108#157-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
9 h
#106-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
9 h
#106#102-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#112#157-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
9 h
#108#86-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
10 h
#104#101-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
11 h
#118#157-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
11 h
#116-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
11 h
#107-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
11 h
#110#78-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
11 h
#110#140-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
12 h
#108-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
12 h
#117#171-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
14 h
#97#205-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
14 h
#96-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
16 h
#95-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
16 h
#102#166-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
19 h
#117#86-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
19 h
#96#155-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
21 h
#104#155-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
22 h
#77#155-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#63#74-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#80#162-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#104#162-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#65-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
2 d
#117#169-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 d
#111#156-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
James White
RB - NE
John Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
John Brown
WR - BUF
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA
5 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
10 tar, 6 rec, 70 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at SEA
at MIA
6 tar, 4 rec, 82 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. LV
vs. LAR
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at KC
3 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
at LV
5 tar, 4 rec, 42 yds, 0 td
Week 5BYE WEEK at TEN
Week 6 vs. DEN
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 8 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
4 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. SF
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
Week 8 at BUF vs. NE
Week 9 at NYJ vs. SEA
Week 10 vs. BAL at ARI
Week 11 at HOUBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. ARI vs. LAC
Week 13 at LAC at SF
Week 14 at LAR vs. PIT
Week 15 at MIA at DEN
Week 16 vs. BUF at NE
Week 17 vs. NYJ vs. MIA
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
James White
RB - NE
John Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
John Brown
WR - BUF
2020 Points 
Week 15.213.0
Week 214.2
Week 30.0
Week 45.94.2
Week 5
Week 67.30.0
Week 70.3
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total18.731.4
Average4.76.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
James White
RB - NE
John Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
John Brown
WR - BUF
2020 Targets 
Week 1310
Week 26
Week 32
Week 485
Week 5
Week 694
Week 71
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 White
RB - NE
at BUF, Sun 1pm EST
John Brown
WR - BUF
John Brown
John Brown
WR - BUF
vs. NE, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
At this point, none of the Patriots RBs are really worth looking at from a fantasy perspective. With the way this offense is looking right now, scoring opportunities simply are not there. White should be seeing way more targets out of the backfield than what he's been getting, which makes him a risky FLEX play at best in Full PPR leagues.Brown should be back for this game and he deserves consideration as a low-end WR3. With him practicing in full on Wednesday, he should be fully recovered from the injury that's plagued him for a few weeks now. We'll need to continue to monitor the practice reports throughout the week, but he's a fine option to plug into your lineup.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
This backfield is a mess, we already knew that. It's only going to get worse if Michel is activated off the IR/COVID list this week, though I'd suspect one of him or Harris would be inactive. But one touch for White last week? What are they doing? White has had a semi-consistent role in the offense, which is why Week 7 was such a surprise. The Bills opponents have run the ball 43.5 percent of the time, which ranks as the 12th-highest mark, but we know Newton will steal some of those carries. The 113.9 fantasy points they've allowed on the ground ranks as the fifth-most in the league, while the 49.1 PPR points they've allowed through the air ranks as the sixth-fewest in the league. Expect the Patriots to try and run the ball quite a bit in this game, as three of the last four opponents the Bills have totaled at least 97 yards on the ground against them with running backs alone. For now, we'll assume that Michel remains out and play Harris as a low-end RB3 option who should net at least a dozen carries. We have to shake off White's big fat zero last week, as he's had a stable role in this offense for a while, but the matchup is not ideal. Consider him a low-end RB3/flex option this week. As for Burkhead, he's had a bigger role than most realize, totaling at least 47 yards in 4-of-6 games, but he's still not someone you should trust more than an emergency RB4 with everyone healthy.It seemed like a wise move to hold Brown out against the Jets, as it seems like he's been trying to play through injuries, and it's clearly affected his productivity, as he hasn't topped 42 yards since back in Week 2. He didn't practice at all last week, so there's no guarantee he makes it back for this week. The Patriots have allowed just the 11th fewest fantasy points to wide receivers, but it's not because they've been great. They've faced the second-fewest targets in the league (101) through their six games. So, from an efficiency standpoint, they're actually one of the worst secondaries in the league. We've already watched nine wide receivers total 11.5 or more PPR points against them, a mark that just 13 receivers hit against them through 16 games last year. The one Brown would see the most of is J.C. Jackson, who has actually been their best cornerback, allowing just 7.63 yards per target and a 64.5 QB Rating in his coverage. Given the limited volume against the Patriots, it might just be best to ensure Brown is healthy before sticking him in lineups, especially with Allen struggling a bit over the last three weeks.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Patriots offense has been awful the last 3 weeks, White is a low-upside flex option.