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Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
at CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 7# 15-
Best Rank# 4# 8-
Worst Rank# 29# 30-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LAC at CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform a litter better than their average vs LACThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs CAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att26.725.5
Rush Yds119.8121
Rush TD1.11.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total78.6167.2-
Avg Game13.111.1-
2019 Average13.111.1-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC at CAR
Week 2 at CLE vs. NO
Week 3 at PHI at NE
Week 4 vs. JAC vs. BUF
Week 5 at BAL at KC
Week 6 at INDBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. CLE vs. TB
Week 8 vs. TEN at CLE
Week 9BYE WEEK at LAC
Week 10 at PIT vs. DEN
Week 11 at WAS vs. KC
Week 12 vs. NYG at ATL
Week 13 at MIA at NYJ
Week 14 vs. DAL vs. IND
Week 15 vs. PIT vs. LAC
Week 16 at HOU vs. MIA
Week 17 vs. BAL at DEN
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
2020 Points 
Week 15.112.5
Week 28.69.5
Week 36.57.9
Week 436.13.5
Week 59.412.2
Week 612.928.4
Week 74.1
Week 8
Week 9
Week 108.9
Week 1112.0
Week 1221.3
Week 1311.8
Week 1415.0
Week 154.0
Week 1611.0
Week 175.1
Total78.6167.2
Average13.111.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
2020 Targets 
Week 122
Week 242
Week 331
Week 460
Week 581
Week 632
Week 72
Week 8
Week 9
Week 101
Week 115
Week 124
Week 133
Week 141
Week 152
Week 162
Week 173
Notes for Player Combination
 
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon
RB - CIN
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Kenyan Drake
RB - LV
at CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Now that Mixon is under contract, it's business as usual. The coaching staff said they realized at the mid-way point last year that this offense needed to revolve around Mixon. The result? He totaled 214 touches over the final nine games. That's a ridiculous 23.8 touches per game. Now you add a more potent offense alongside him? There's massive upside here. The Chargers have one of the best pass-rush/secondary combos but haven't been true showstoppers when it comes to the run. They allowed a healthy 4.29 yards per carry last year with 14 rushing touchdowns (one every 25.9 carries, ranked as the seventh-most often). The issue is that their opponents averaged just 57.7 plays per game in 2019, the second lowest in the NFL. There were just four running backs who topped 17 carries against them last year, and each of them finished with at least 17.8 PPR points and as a top-eight running back that week. The biggest worry about Mixon and the Bengals offense is the Chargers running their slow-paced offense draining the clock. It's not a brutal matchup for Mixon and he can succeed here, so start him as you normally would. I might avoid in cash lineups just because of the low-play potential here if the Bengals fall behind and can't get their defense off the field. I do think Mixon has tournament appeal, though.From the time Drake joined the Cardinals last year, he was the No. 4 running back in fantasy football. One thing from that stretch that is unsustainable is his touchdown production, as he scored eight rushing touchdowns on just 123 carries. He still averaged 101.8 total yards per game, but there were three games where he totaled less than 70 total yards. It was a mixed bag against this 49ers defense, as he absolutely demolished them in their first game, racking up 162 total yards and a touchdown. That was one of just two games where the 49ers allowed a running back to crack the 20-point barrier in PPR formats (the other was Christian McCaffrey). In fact, there were just three backs who reached 100-plus total yards against them. The next meeting between the two, Drake finished with 80 total yards and no touchdown. The 49ers did trade away DeForest Buckner, who was a a big reason for their success up the middle of the field, even if he was a better pass rusher than anything. They drafted his replacement in Javon Kinlaw, but he's a rookie with no experience. But again, knowing there were just eight running backs who finished better than the RB24 against the 49ers, we know it's not a great matchup. Drake should still net 15-plus touches in this game and be treated as a decent RB2.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
While I'm tepid about Joe Burrow this week, I'm very high on Joe Mixon in this matchup. Zac Taylor will be looking for every opportunity to get the ball to Mixon in order to make things easier for his rookie quarterback. The Chargers struggled against pass-catching running backs last year and Mixon has the versatile skill set to take advantage. The Chargers did bring in Linval Joseph, Chris Harris Jr., and rookie Kenneth Murray to shore up the defense, but the Bengals' offensive line can only get better and Mixon is a superstar talent.Kenyan Drake has been one of my favorite late first-round running back targets all offseason, but the 49ers' defense is going to make life very difficult for him in Week 1. Despite losing DeForest Buckner, the Niners still feature Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead, Dee Ford, and Javon Kinlaw on the D-line. The Cardinals' offensive line should be improved but still projects to be pretty average. This could end up Drake's lowest scoring week on the season, but he's still a fine RB2 for your lineup.
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
I like Mixon for Week 1. Without a preseason, Joe Burrow may have more growing pains than most rookie quarterbacks, and the Bengals could opt to run with Mixon instead. He takes on a beatable Chargers front seven this week, and he'll have a healthy Jonah Williams to block for him. The Bengals' run blocking improved over the course of last season, and I'm cautiously optimistic that they'll keep growing in this one. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Drake exploded onto the scene last season after the trade to Arizona and he seems poised to have another solid year. However, we might have to wait a week to see him finish within the top-10 at the RB position. This 49ers run defense is no joke and they're going to be able to overpower this average offensive line, which is going to make things difficult on Drake all game long. If Drake manages to score, you'll be happy you started him. Otherwise, it's important to temper your expectations with the elusive RB. Drake's a fine RB2 for your lineup this week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Chargers were just 22nd against fantasy running backs last year, Mixon should be a low-end RB1 in Week 1.Drake had 31rushing attempts for 177 yards and 1 touchdown in 2 games against the 49ers last year. He also added 11 receptions for 65 yards. Even against a tough 49ers D, Drake should be a low-end RB1.