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Experts' Pick
 
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
at TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 22nd, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 7# 9-
Best Rank# 5# 7-
Worst Rank# 14# 11-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at TEN vs. CLE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs TENThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs CLE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att16.921.3
Rush Yds85.680
Rush TD0.51.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total69.278.6-
Avg Game13.813.1-
Avg Projection14.014.6-
Week 616.212.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
19 rush, 69 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. DEN
16 rush, 106 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
at CLE
16 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. HOU
18 rush, 109 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
at PHI
17 rush, 49 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 4BYE WEEK vs. JAC
25 rush, 151 yds, 2 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 30 yds, 1 td
Week 5 vs. PHI
15 rush, 44 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
at BAL
24 rush, 59 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CLE
20 rush, 101 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
at IND
18 rush, 54 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at TEN vs. CLE
Week 8 at BAL vs. TEN
Week 9 at DALBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. CIN at PIT
Week 11 at JAC at WAS
Week 12 vs. BAL vs. NYG
Week 13 vs. WAS at MIA
Week 14 at BUF vs. DAL
Week 15 at CIN vs. PIT
Week 16 vs. IND at HOU
Week 17 at CLE vs. BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
at TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts15.918.3
Rush Yards70.176.8
Rush TDs0.70.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.03.3
Rec Yards22.325.3
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points14.014.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
2020 Points 
Week 11.75.1
Week 218.18.6
Week 320.96.5
Week 436.1
Week 512.39.4
Week 616.212.9
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total69.278.6
Average13.813.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
2020 Targets 
Week 142
Week 224
Week 353
Week 46
Week 538
Week 613
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 Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
at TEN, Sun 1pm EDT
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Conner continues to get the large workload for Pittsburgh and he's delivering with it. Last week, Conner had 20 carries for over 100 yards and a score. While he's losing some touches to Snell and Anthony McFarland Jr., he's still worth plugging into your lineup as a solid low-end RB1 every single week. This week is no different against a defense that is currently the 9th easiest matchup for opposing fantasy RBs.Mixon continues to see a ridiculous workload each week and he's producing even in some tough matchups. There are obviously questions right now on whether or not Mixon will be able to suit up for this game though. Thursday's practice report will be crucial in determining his status for Sunday. If he does suit up this week, fire up Mixon as a low-end RB1 against Cleveland.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Ever since that disaster that had him leave the game early in Week 1, here are Conner's weekly finishes among running backs: 10, 7, 20, and 6. We talked about it in during July and August... he's an RB1 when he's on the field, and he's proven that to this point. The Titans are next up on the docket, a team that's allowed five running backs finish as top-22 options, including four who were top-14, including David Johnson last week when he totaled 69 total yards and a touchdown. They've allowed a massive 5.02 yards per carry on the ground this year without Jurrell Casey, though they've faced the eighth-fewest carries in the league to this point. It's because teams have run the ball just 40.8 percent of the time, which ranks as the 13th-lowest percentage in the league. But again, any running back who's totaled more than 12 touches against them has finished with at least 13.9 PPR points and a top-14 finish. The Steelers are going on the road, but they're still the favorites in this game, which bodes well for Conner who's received at least 18 touches in each of the last four games. Trot him out there as a low-end RB1 who should continue to thrive in his workhorse role. I might upgrade him even more if defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons remains on the COVID list.He was forced to leave the game last week with an ankle injury, but he was able to return for the second half, so we must assume he'll be okay for this game. It does provide a level of uncertainty to his massive workload in the passing game they've been giving him, especially if he doesn't get in a full practice (stay tuned for notes on that). When these two teams met back in Week 2, Mixon was bottled up and held to just 46 yards on 16 carries but did add a season-high 40 yards through the air. Last week was the first one where the Browns allowed more than 57 yards on the ground to a running back, which is impressive considering they'd played Mixon, Ezekiel Elliott, and Jonathan Taylor in the first five games. They've allowed just 3.81 yards per carry, which is one of the lowest marks in football, but they've allowed a solid 6.56 yards per target, and have been tagged for a touchdown every 16.6 carries. Because of that, they've allowed the 10th-most fantasy points per opportunity to running backs. But again, Mixon needs that passing game usage to remain in that RB1 territory, as the 1.05 yards before contact that his offensive line is creating isn't enough for him to produce consistently on the ground. As long as Mixon gets in a full practice this week, he should be in lineups as a low-end RB1/high-end RB2. If he doesn't, we have to dial back expectations.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Titans are just 23rd against fantasy backs, Conner should be a solid RB1 this week in a great matchup.The Browns are 15th against fantasy running backs, Mixon is a a low-end RB1 at home this week.