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  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 4# 18-
Best Rank# 2# 11-
Worst Rank# 13# 24-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NYJ vs. CHI-
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 CHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att20.315.7
Rush Yds93.371
Rush TD10.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total25.917.8-
Avg Game13.08.9-
Avg Projection14.810.5-
Week 217.06.1-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC
9 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 67 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
14 rush, 56 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 2 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. MIN
26 rush, 101 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at DAL
Week 3 vs. NYJ vs. CHI
Week 4 at CHI at GB
Week 5 at CLE vs. CAR
Week 6 vs. CIN at MIN
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. DET
Week 8 at DET at CAR
Week 9 vs. BAL vs. DEN
Week 10 at TENBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. GB at NO
Week 12 vs. TEN vs. LV
Week 13 at HOU vs. NO
Week 14 at LV at LAC
Week 15 vs. HOU vs. TB
Week 16 at PIT at KC
Week 17 vs. JAC at TB
Player Projections Comparison
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts19.115.6
Rush Yards77.661.1
Rush TDs0.70.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.92.1
Rec Yards25.415.8
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points14.810.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Points 
Week 18.911.7
Week 217.06.1
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
Total25.917.8
Average13.08.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
2020 Targets 
Week 165
Week 220
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
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Week 10
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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
Todd Gurley IIT. Gurley
RB - ATL
Todd Gurley II
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm 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.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
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.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 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.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.