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Experts' Pick
 
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
James White
RB - NE
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Nov 27th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 40-
Best Rank# 5# 33-
Worst Rank# 15# 46-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at MIN vs. ARI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs MINThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs ARI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att21.820.7
Rush Yds93.995.9
Rush TD0.50.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total103.433.7-
Avg Game9.44.2-
Avg Projection12.36.5-
Week 1113.98.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor50 F, Clear-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
James White
RB - NE
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LV
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
5 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at TB
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 8 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
at SEA
Week 3 at LAC
13 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 8 rec, 45 yds, 1 td
vs. LV
Week 4 vs. ARI
16 rush, 84 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
at KC
3 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at ATL
16 rush, 89 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 9 rec, 60 yds, 1 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. CHI
18 rush, 52 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 8 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at NO
7 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. ATL
13 rush, 66 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at BUF
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at KC
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 34 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. TB
7 rush, 32 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. BAL
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. DET
19 rush, 64 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
at HOU
5 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 6 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at MIN vs. ARI
Week 13BYE WEEK at LAC
Week 14 vs. DEN at LAR
Week 15 at GB at MIA
Week 16 at WAS vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. NO vs. NYJ
Player Projections Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
James White
RB - NE
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.65.0
Rush Yards60.118.1
Rush TDs0.60.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.64.3
Rec Yards24.535.2
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points12.36.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
James White
RB - NE
2020 Points 
Week 10.05.2
Week 27.5
Week 315.1
Week 417.15.9
Week 520.9
Week 69.57.3
Week 73.60.3
Week 87.73.5
Week 93.72.4
Week 104.40.8
Week 1113.98.3
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total103.433.7
Average9.44.2
Player Targets Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
James White
RB - NE
2020 Targets 
Week 103
Week 28
Week 39
Week 468
Week 510
Week 639
Week 751
Week 824
Week 965
Week 1052
Week 1129
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
James White
RB - NE
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
With Christian McCaffrey ruled out for another week, it'll be Davis' backfield. We've had to dial back expectations for him after that hot start, as he's failed to crack 66 yards on the ground or 34 yards through the air since Week 5. He's scored just twice since that time, so maybe the workload caught up with him? There have been three running backs who've topped 75 yards on the ground against the Vikings, but all of them totaled 20-plus carries, which is a mark that Davis hasn't gotten to this season. Unfortunately, the Vikings have also limited production through the air to running backs as well, as there's been no running back who's topped 36 yards through the air against them. When you start factoring those things in with Davis' lack of ceiling over the last six weeks, it's a bit problematic. On top of that, the Vikings have allowed just seven total touchdowns to running backs, which ranks as the fifth-fewest in the league. In terms of efficiency, the Vikings have allowed the 11th-fewest fantasy points per weighted opportunity to running backs, but the good news is that they've had to face 28.7 running back touches per game. That's where Davis gets his value, as he's locked into 15-plus touches in this game, and maybe 20 of them. Because of that, he belongs in the mid-to-high-end RB2 territory.Now that Rex Burkhead is out for the year, we have narrowed down the running backs available to syphon touches to Harris and White. While there's surely someone else to come in and take a few touches, these are the mainstays. There are plenty of opportunities to go around, especially when it comes to White, who has newfound targets. Why should we assume he inherits most of the opportunity that Burkhead had? Well, because Harris and Sony Michel have totaled seven targets... combined. That's not one week. That's all season, so they're essentially non-factors, and it's the reason White saw a season-high nine targets last week. He's never going to be someone who gets more than a handful of carries, but in PPR formats, he's certainly valuable. The Cardinals have allowed 4.39 yards per carry, which is essentially the league average, though it's important to note that they lost interior lineman Corey Peters prior to their Week 10 game. He was their best interior lineman, and it allowed the Seahawks to rush for 123 yards and a touchdown on just 21 carries. Harris is extremely similar to the downhill runner that Carlos Hyde is, so that performance bodes well for Harris. It's still worrisome that no running back has totaled more than 84 yards on the ground against the Cardinals, but the loss of Peters is huge. Harris should be considered a high-end RB3 who is a bit gamescript dependent with his lack of pass-game usage. Running backs haven't seen many targets against the Cardinals (6.3 per game), but when they do get targeted, they're averaging a solid 5.89 yards per target and 1.57 PPR points per game, which are both above the league average. There's been just one running back who's totaled more than 31 receiving yards due to the lack of targets, but White should get at least 10 opportunities in this game, making him a worthwhile RB3/flex option, especially in PPR formats. Think of him like a J.D. McKissic-like option.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
CMC is not expected to play this week, which puts Mike Davis on the RB1 bubble against the Vikings 16th ranked fantasy RB defense. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 White will step back in as the receiving option out of this backfield with Rex Burkhead out for the season. While it's hard to trust White, he should be utilized enough in this game to return high-end RB3 production. He can be plugged into your lineup if you're in a pinch.