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  Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 26th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 13# 18-
Best Rank# 9# 11-
Worst Rank# 17# 25-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at PHI vs. CHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PHIThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs CHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att2515.7
Rush Yds90.371
Rush TD1.30.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total13.717.8-
Avg Game6.98.9-
Avg Projection12.810.4-
Week 28.66.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather79 F, Mostly CloudyIndoor-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC
19 rush, 69 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
14 rush, 56 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 2 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at CLE
16 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
at DAL
Week 3 at PHI vs. CHI
Week 4 vs. JAC at GB
Week 5 at BAL vs. CAR
Week 6 at IND at MIN
Week 7 vs. CLE vs. DET
Week 8 vs. TEN at CAR
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. DEN
Week 10 at PITBYE WEEK
Week 11 at WAS at NO
Week 12 vs. NYG vs. LV
Week 13 at MIA vs. NO
Week 14 vs. DAL at LAC
Week 15 vs. PIT vs. TB
Week 16 at HOU at KC
Week 17 vs. BAL at TB
Player Projections Comparison
  Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts17.215.6
Rush Yards70.861.2
Rush TDs0.60.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.52.1
Rec Yards19.715.8
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points12.810.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Points 
Week 15.111.7
Week 28.66.1
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
Total13.717.8
Average6.98.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Targets 
Week 125
Week 240
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
Notes for Player Combination
  Joe MixonJ. Mixon
RB - CIN
Joe Mixon
at PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's scored just 16.2 half PPR points through two games, which is not what fantasy enthusiasts had in mind when they drafted him in the first round. The offensive line does have a few new parts and may take some time to gel, but the biggest concern with Mixon is that he's conceding a lot of passing-down work to Giovani Bernard. To this point, Mixon has run 44 routes, while Bernard has run 41 routes. With that being said, Mixon has totaled just six targets on 97 pass attempts by Burrow (6.2 percent target share) while Bernard has seen 12 targets. Teams have chosen to run the ball against the Eagles, as Washington and the Rams ran the ball on 54.7 percent of their plays. Their running backs amassed 55 carries and 204 yards with three rushing touchdowns over the last two weeks, and we can't pretend they have the most talented units or offensive lines. The problem here is gamescript with Mixon, as the Bengals are 6.5-point underdogs, which would not favor his role as the early-down back. He should still get goal-line touches against a team that's allowed 64 points in their first two games. Mixon should remain in lineups as a high-end RB2.After Gurley totaled 19 of the Falcons 28 opportunities in Week 1 (67.9 percent), he totaled 21 of 34 opportunities in Week 2 (61.8 percent). Those are decent shares, but there is a warning sign above him. He caught just 1-of-5 targets in Week 1 and then saw zero targets in Week 2. If all he's getting is early-down work, he's going to be a touchdown-or-bust player. Targets are worth 2.5x what a carry is worth, so we don't care so much about his 21 carries that went for a measly 61 yards. Fortunately, he plays for a high-powered offense that should be in scoring position often. This week may not be one of those high-scoring weeks, though. The Bears aren't a cake matchup, especially with Akiem Hicks on the field. You can go back to last year and see they allowed 4.12 yards per carry without him, but just 2.92 yards per carry with him. The Falcons are projected for 25.0 points, which bodes well for Gurley considering the Bears have not allowed a quarterback more than two passing touchdowns since back in Week 7 of 2018. Gurley has received all five of the red zone carries for the Falcons this year. He's a touchdown dependent RB2 but one who has a better shot than most to get one this week.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
From a talent perspective, Mixon belongs in the conversation with the best of the best in the NFL. However, for fantasy football, he's not being utilized fully properly to be a top-tier option week in and week out. Even though Mixon saw four targets last week, he was game-scripted out for Gio Bernard eventually. Until Zac Taylor chooses to put the superior talent on the field for every situation, Mixon needs to be viewed as a low-end RB1/high-end RB2. This is a tough matchup for him, but he should see enough volume to return that value this week.Gurley looked great in week one and it appeared that you had a locked-and-loaded RB1 as long as he was on the field and healthy. However, last week, Gurley did next to nothing with his incredible opportunity. Gurley saw 21 carries, but was only able to convert those to 61 yards on the ground. Meanwhile, he wasn't targeted at all in a game where the Falcons threw the ball 36 times. Gurley is now moving into a category where he needs to find the end zone in order for you to feel happy that you plugged him into your lineup. He's now a touchdown-dependent RB2 moving forward.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Eagles are just 17th against fantasy running backs, Mixon is a low-end RB1 play at Philly this week.The good news is Gurley saw 21 carries last week, the bad news is he gained only 61 yards. If he can maintain 20 carries per game, that may catapult him to RB2 status, but the Bears are 13th against fantasy running backs this year. Gurley is not going to keep seeing 21 carries if he cannot improve on 2.90 yards per rush.