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  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 26th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 4# 33-
Best Rank# 2# 17-
Worst Rank# 13# 47-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NYJ at DEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs NYJThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs DEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att20.318.7
Rush Yds93.379.7
Rush TD10.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total25.916.9-
Avg Game13.08.5-
Avg Projection14.86.6-
Week 217.08.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor64 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC
9 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 67 yds, 0 td
at NO
17 rush, 66 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. MIN
26 rush, 101 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
7 rush, 23 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ at DEN
Week 4 at CHI vs. LAC
Week 5 at CLE at CHI
Week 6 vs. CIN vs. GB
Week 7BYE WEEK at LV
Week 8 at DET at NYG
Week 9 vs. BAL vs. NO
Week 10 at TEN at CAR
Week 11 vs. GB vs. LAR
Week 12 vs. TEN vs. KC
Week 13 at HOUBYE WEEK
Week 14 at LV vs. MIN
Week 15 vs. HOU at ATL
Week 16 at PIT at DET
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. ATL
Player Projections Comparison
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts19.110.6
Rush Yards77.639.5
Rush TDs0.70.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.91.7
Rec Yards25.412.1
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points14.86.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
2020 Points 
Week 18.98.2
Week 217.08.7
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
Total25.916.9
Average13.08.5
Player Targets Comparison
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
2020 Targets 
Week 163
Week 222
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
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Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
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Week 14
Week 15
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Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone, or someone is messing with me. Hines totaled 15 touches in a game that was close throughout with Marlon Mack in the lineup for 1.5 quarters, but then totaled one touch in a game where Mack was on injured reserve. Cool story, Colts. Meanwhile, Taylor didn't see a single carry until the mid-second quarter in Week 1, but then received 26 carries in Week 2. I really hope there's more clarity this week, as it makes no sense to me. The only explanation is that Hines doesn't have a role when the Colts are well ahead, which is why they gave Jordan Wilkins nine carries in Week 2. They're double-digit favorites this week. What happens when your offense averages 68.0 plays per game and your opponent allows 70.0 plays per game? Fantasy points, that's what. The Jets run defense has been very good under Gregg Williams, as they allowed just 3.12 yards per carry through 17 games coming into Week 2. The wheels came off against the 49ers in that game though, as they allowed a few big runs that netted 184 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. There's a lot to dissect here because the Jets aren't the same defense they were last year, as they've lost safety Jamal Adams and linebacker C.J. Mosley this offseason. Things can change quickly with teams trending in the direction the Jets are, so when you factor that in, combined with a 27-point team-implied total, Taylor is a must-start high-end RB2 who can reach top-five numbers if last week was a sign of things to come for the Jets. Hines is a lot trickier because the gamescript should be similar to last week's game where he got exactly one touch. It's starting to feel like a Tarik Cohen situation where you want him used more than he actually is. The Jets did allow the 11th-most fantasy points through the air to running backs last year, but again, Hines needs touches to get there. Consider him an RB4 where we hope last week was a fluke.It appeared that Jones may have lost the starting job last week. It's a shame because it was almost as if the Bucs were looking for a reason, but he gave them one when he botched the handoff leading to a turnover. Bruce Arians said after the game that he's not planning on giving the starting job to Fournette, and that he likes him to come into the game later and finish teams off. This could very easily become a Peyton Barber/Jones situation from last year where we never seemingly know which one to start. For now, it appears that Jones hasn't lost all hope, but he's on thin ice every week, which can't be good for his mental state entering a game. The Broncos have allowed 100-yard rushers in back-to-back games to open the season, as both Derrick Henry and James Conner were able to get there. That's a big change from last year when they allowed two 100-yard rushers all season. Oddly enough, Fournette was one of them when he rattled off 225 yards on 29 carries in their Week 4 matchup. The bottom line with this matchup is that we have a lack of confidence in which running back to trust. Jones appears to be the 1A but he presents so much risk that he can't be played as anything more than a low-end RB3 with tons of risk. Meanwhile, Fournette is going to get some touches, though how many depends on if Jones screws something up. Fournette should be considered a high-end RB4 who has some upside, sure, but also has a five-touch floor if Jones is running hot.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Welcome to the NFL, Jonathan Taylor! Taylor saw 26 carries in week two and turned that into 101 yards and a score. He was the main guy for the Colts last week and there's little reason to doubt that that won't continue in this matchup against the Jets. While the Jets are a stingy run defense, Taylor's simply going to see too much work on the ground to not be a top-tier option this week. Fire up JT as a low-end RB1 this week.Jones was able to cash in last week and find the end zone, but it looks like the fumbled hand-off was enough for Bruce Arians to send him to the bench. It's unfair, but it looks like Jones has suddenly lost his stranglehold on this backfield. He can't be trusted anywhere near your starting lineup this week and is now in RB4 territory.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Jets are just 24th against fantasy running backs, the Jets should see a heavy dose of Taylor in Week 3. Taylor carried the ball 26 times last week and he should see a similar workload this week.