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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Jaylen Waddle
WR - MIA
vs. BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Sep 18th, 2021
77%
Recommended by
140 of 182 experts
23%
Recommended by
42 of 182 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 77# 89-
Best Rank# 58# 34-
Worst Rank# 99# 135-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. BUF at PIT-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs BUFThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PIT-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total12.17.0-
Avg Game12.17.0-
Week 112.17.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Jaylen WaddleKenyan DrakeAdd Player
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
10 m
#99#50-
    
Mitchell Carl M. Carl
Rise or Fall Rise or Fall
33 m
#70#67-
    
Rudy Gamble R. Gamble
Razzball Razzball
1 h
#64#102-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 h
#80#35-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
2 h
#65#43-
    
Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
2 h
#78#82-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
4 h
#80#88-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
4 h
#83#127-
    
Seth Klein S. Klein
Fantrax Fantrax
4 h
#76#66-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
4 h
#93#58-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
5 h
#68#94-
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
5 h
#77#60-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
6 h
#80#86-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
6 h
#58#43-
    
Mike Randle M. Randle
BettingPros BettingPros
6 h
#93#127-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
6 h
#75#43-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
6 h
#83#60-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
6 h
#82#103-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
6 h
#82#43-
    
Matthew Williams M. Williams
NBC Sports NBC Sports
7 h
#82#53-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#83#102-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
7 h
#63#102-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
8 h
#69#134-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
8 h
#74#60-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
8 h
#70#88-
    
Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
9 h
#80#102-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
9 h
#124#60-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
9 h
#80#94-
    
Kyle August K. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown Fantasy Football S...
9 h
#67#94-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
10 h
#57#94-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
10 h
#83#88-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
11 h
#70#60-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
11 h
#68#94-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
17 h
#71#88-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
17 h
#63#60-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
19 h
#80#60-
    
Brendan Tuma B. Tuma
FantasyPros FantasyPros
20 h
#82#60-
    
Eric Moody E. Moody
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
20 h
#69#94-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
21 h
#84#103-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
21 h
#87#34-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
21 h
#99#50-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
22 h
#65#60-
    
Dale DeMott D. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
22 h
#83#94-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
22 h
#82#56-
    
Armando Crespo A. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
23 h
#82#102-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
24 h
#93#66-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#59#92-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
1 d
#93#127-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
1 d
#65#88-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
1 d
#75#56-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
1 d
#83#105-
    
Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
1 d
#77#94-
    
Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
1 d
#99#94-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
1 d
#69#60-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
1 d
#75#133-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#83#88-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#63#60-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
1 d
#80#103-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
1 d
#83#43-
    
Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
1 d
#83#103-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
1 d
#69#117-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#69#60-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
1 d
#88#95-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
1 d
#97#34-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#84#89-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#70#60-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#65#80-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#71#135-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
1 d
#84#128-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#65#50-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
1 d
#99#50-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#66#123-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
1 d
#75#43-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
1 d
#83#120-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
1 d
#82#133-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
1 d
#71#66-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
1 d
#70#67-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#72#67-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#63#102-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
1 d
#82#123-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
1 d
#84#105-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#82#133-
    
Mundo Fantasy MX M. Fantasy MX
Mundo Fantasy Mundo Fantasy
2 d
#83#128-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#85#93-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#95#123-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
#84#122-
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
2 d
#72#124-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
2 d
#83#157-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
2 d
#69#124-
    
Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
2 d
#90#124-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
2 d
#98#124-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
2 d
#82#122-
    
Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
2 d
#83#124-
    
Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
2 d
#83#124-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
#87#124-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#69#94-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#84#122-
    
Heath Capps H. Capps
Fake Teams Fake Teams
2 d
#84#122-
    
The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
2 d
#83#129-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
2 d
#82#129-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
2 d
#97#124-
    
Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
2 d
#83#107-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 d
#87#124-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
2 d
#83#129-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
2 d
#78#122-
    
Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
2 d
#79#94-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
2 d
#63#43-
    
Ryan Skolrud R. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports SkullKing Sports
2 d
#82#129-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
2 d
#83#85-
    
Gary VanDyke G. VanDyke
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
2 d
#96#105-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
2 d
#82#129-
    
Scott Bogman S. Bogman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#90#88-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#87#132-
    
Nader Saba N. Saba
SleeperWire SleeperWire
2 d
#84#129-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
2 d
#82#129-
    
Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
2 d
#89#104-
    
Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
2 d
#84#107-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#83#132-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#78#111-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
4for4.com 4for4.com
2 d
#77#124-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
2 d
#83#132-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
2 d
#79#94-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
2 d
#83#129-
    
Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
2 d
#83#129-
    
Travis Seel T. Seel
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
2 d
#97#106-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
2 d
#70#129-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 d
#66#113-
    
Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
2 d
#83#129-
    
Davis Mattek D. Mattek
SportsGrid SportsGrid
2 d
#83#106-
    
Doug Norrie D. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings Daily Fantasy Spor...
2 d
#84#136-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
2 d
#84#111-
    
Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
2 d
#82#129-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
2 d
#83#104-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
2 d
#82#129-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#83#129-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
2 d
#83#129-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
2 d
#83#126-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
2 d
#80#103-
    
Derek Dennington D. Dennington
The Good Old Boys Fantasy Football Podcast The Good Old Boys ...
2 d
#84#129-
    
Jonathan Stone J. Stone
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
2 d
#83#124-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
2 d
#84#105-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
2 d
#72#129-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
2 d
#83#129-
    
Scott Smith S. Smith
RotoViz RotoViz
2 d
#84#129-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
#82#129-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
2 d
#84#129-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
2 d
#83#106-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#82#129-
    
Kent Weyrauch K. Weyrauch
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
2 d
#108#94-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
2 d
#76#124-
    
Nick Bretwisch N. Bretwisch
Win Daily Sports Win Daily Sports
2 d
#82#105-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
2 d
#83#104-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
2 d
#84#104-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
2 d
#86#118-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
2 d
#96#91-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
2 d
#77#62-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#83#106-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
3 d
#81#123-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
3 d
#84#101-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
3 d
#41#118-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
3 d
#84#107-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
3 d
#83#107-
    
Jeff DiMatteo J. DiMatteo
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
3 d
#84#98-
    
Dan Yanotchko D. Yanotchko
EDSFootball EDSFootball
3 d
#87#132-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
3 d
#84#107-
    
Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
3 d
#84#115-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
3 d
#82#115-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 d
#82#122-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
3 d
#75#88-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#75#89-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#96#123-
    
Bob Van Duser B. Van Duser
Dynasty Rewind Dynasty Rewind
3 d
#88#119-
    
KJ K.
Fantasy Team Advice Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#85#119-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
3 d
#89#100-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
4 d
#70#127-
    
Kevin Roberts K. Roberts
Breaking Football Breaking Football
4 d
#87#123-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
4 d
#90#123-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#87#117-
    
Dave McKay D. McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain The Fantasy Sports...
4 d
#90#123-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
4 d
#88#111-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
5 d
#97#119-
    
Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
5 d
#93#151-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Jaylen Waddle
WR - MIA
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE
5 tar, 4 rec, 61 yds, 1 td
vs. BAL
6 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 59 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. BUF at PIT
Week 3 at LV vs. MIA
Week 4 vs. IND at LAC
Week 5 at TB vs. CHI
Week 6 at JAC at DEN
Week 7 vs. ATL vs. PHI
Week 8 at BUFBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. HOU at NYG
Week 10 vs. BAL vs. KC
Week 11 at NYJ vs. CIN
Week 12 vs. CAR at DAL
Week 13 vs. NYG vs. WAS
Week 14BYE WEEK at KC
Week 15 vs. NYJ at CLE
Week 16 at NO vs. DEN
Week 17 at TEN at IND
Week 18 vs. NE vs. LAC
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Jaylen Waddle
WR - MIA
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
2021 Points 
Week 112.17.0
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
Week 18
Total12.17.0
Average12.17.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
Jaylen Waddle
WR - MIA
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
2021 Targets 
Week 155
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
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Jaylen Waddle
WR - MIA
vs. BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
 With Josh Jacobs ruled out for Week 2, you can confidently deploy Drake as a mid-range RB3/flex option, even in a tough matchup. Pittsburgh's defense is no joke, but Drake's pass-catching prowess (5/59 in Week 1) should prop up his production in this one.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Jaylen Waddle came out and reminded everyone why he was the 6th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He found the end zone in his first NFL game and had every element of his skillset on display against the Patriots. He was being used creatively in this offense and was used consistently on pre-snap motions to create free releases, which are only going to help his stats as he gets more and more acclimated to the NFL. Moving forward, the sky is the limit for Waddle and what he can be for fantasy football. It's a tough matchup against the Bills secondary, but Waddle's going to have every opportunity to simply get the ball into his hands and let him create. He can be viewed as a WR3 this week.Kenyan Drake was utilized just as we expected in week one and he saw five targets out of the backfield to Jacobs' two. While this certainly wasn't enough work to vault him into the start-worthy consideration for Standard or even Half PPR formats, he does have some appeal as a FLEX option in Full PPR formats. In this game against Pittsburgh, the Raiders are probably going to struggle to move the ball on the ground, which means we could see Drake back involved heavily as a receiver. However, don't view him as anything more than a FLEX play in Full PPR formats. There's very little upside with him in this offense. UPDATE: Josh Jacobs has been ruled out for this matchup. Drake moves up into mid-range RB3 territory due to opportunity, however this is still a tough matchup for opposing RBs.
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
In a respectable NFL debut, Waddle caught 4 of 5 targets for 61 yards and a touchdown. The TD was on a throw to the left flat that let Waddle use his freaky speed to beat defenders to the corner pylon. Even more impressive was a 36-yard gain on which he blew by Patriots CB Jonathan Jones, then came back to the ball to win a contested catch. Waddle's talent is undeniable. The question is how the target distribution works out now that Will Fuller is back from suspension. I have Waddle and Fuller ranked WR40 and WR41, respectively, this week.Give Josh Jacobs credit for gutting it out through toe and ankle injuries in Week 1. He managed to pay off with a pair of short touchdowns, but he clearly wasn't 100%, and he wasn't practicing as of Wednesday. If he plays, he should be considered a high-end RB3 at best. Drake, who was ineffective in the running game (6-11-0) but effective in the passing game (5-59-0 on five targets), could be a sneaky volume play if Jacobs winds up missing Week 2.