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Experts' Pick
 
  Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - LV
Josh Jacobs
vs. NO, Mon 8pm EDT
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
vs. BAL, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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3 of 169 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 7# 18-
Best Rank# 2# 6-
Worst Rank# 18# 29-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NO vs. BAL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs NOThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs BAL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att1313.5
Rush Yds4369
Rush TD0.50
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total31.916.9-
Avg Game31.916.9-
Avg Projection14.111.8-
Week 131.916.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - LV
Josh Jacobs
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR
25 rush, 93 yds, 3 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 46 yds, 0 td
at KC
11 rush, 77 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NO vs. BAL
Week 3 at NE at PIT
Week 4 vs. BUF vs. MIN
Week 5 at KC vs. JAC
Week 6BYE WEEK at TEN
Week 7 vs. TB vs. GB
Week 8 at CLEBYE WEEK
Week 9 at LAC at JAC
Week 10 vs. DEN at CLE
Week 11 vs. KC vs. NE
Week 12 at ATL at DET
Week 13 at NYJ vs. IND
Week 14 vs. IND at CHI
Week 15 vs. LAC at IND
Week 16 vs. MIA vs. CIN
Week 17 at DEN vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
  Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - LV
Josh Jacobs
vs. NO, Mon 8pm EDT
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
vs. BAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts17.213.8
Rush Yards76.955.6
Rush TDs0.60.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.83.4
Rec Yards22.929.5
Rec TDs0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points14.111.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - LV
Josh Jacobs
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
2020 Points 
Week 131.916.9
Week 2
Week 3
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Week 6
Week 7
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Week 10
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Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
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Week 17
Total31.916.9
Average31.916.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - LV
Josh Jacobs
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
2020 Targets 
Week 164
Week 24
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
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Week 7
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Notes for Player Combination
  Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - LV
Josh Jacobs
vs. NO, Mon 8pm EDT
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
vs. BAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Josh Jacobs just went off for three scores last week, but that's an unsustainable level of production. Especially against this defense. The Saints have a tough defense, and Football Outsiders ranks them fourth in their DAVE estimate. While Jacobs is still an every-week starter, he won't carry your lineup like he did in Week 1. He ranks as either a low-end RB1 or a high-end RB2 for Week 2.David Johnson flashed enormous upside against the Chiefs in Week 1. It looks like he's back to his old self, and with Duke Johnson banged-up, he's guaranteed to see the level of volume necessary to keep putting together RB2 finishes. That said, the Ravens make for a tough matchup, They should control the game script and limit Johnson's touches, so he's a lower-end RB2 option in Week 2.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Josh Jacobs was one of my favorite players in the early rounds of the draft this year and I could not have been more thrilled with the early returns. Jacobs led all RBs in fantasy points in Week 1 as he rushed for three touchdowns and caught four passes as he was heavily involved in the passing game as I had hoped for before the season. The Saints have a great run defense, but Jacobs should still be viewed as a low-end RB1 given he's a great talent coming off a 29-touch game.David Johnson was really impressive in Week 1 as he finished as the RB11 in his first game with his new team. However, the Texans have to face the Ravens this week, a defense that shut down Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt in Week 1. The other issue for DJ in this matchup is that the Texans will be playing from behind for most of the game - after the Chiefs went ahead by a significant margin last week, Johnson was marginalized in the offense. His pass-catching gives him a decent RB2 floor, but I'm concerned about this matchup.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Jacobs is coming off a monster game last week and he's starting to see the targets out of the backfield that we've all wanted to see for a while now. However, this is a very tough matchup for him this week and it's unlikely that he delivers the same level of performance. Jacobs is a low-end RB1 this week against the Saints defense.David Johnson is the only Texans RB that you should be considering starting. He looked great in his first game back in action, but he does get a tough matchup in this one. Johnson's a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was good to see Jacobs come through in a smash spot last week, though 3.7 yards per carry against that Panthers unit wasn't as good as it should've been. The best news for Jacobs owners was his career-high six targets in a game Carr threw the ball just 30 times. That's massive for his weekly ceiling. The Saints are not a team to attack with running backs, as they've been one of the best in the NFL over the last two years. They allowed just 3.65 yards per carry last year and 3.22 yards per carry in 2018. They didn't allow a single running back more than 83 rushing yards or one touchdown in a game last year, and there were eight running backs who totaled at least 15 carries. They did allow eight different running backs 30-plus receiving yards, which is why Jacobs' targets were refreshing to see. It was only one game, so we can't automatically assume it's 100 percent sticking, but it's a step in the right direction. Jacobs should be able to remain in the RB2 territory this week, even in a brutal matchup, though he lacks a massive ceiling against this defense.It's fair to say that David Johnson looked like the running back we all knew and loved pre-injury. Before even taking a handoff, Johnson looked like he lost weight and that was apparent once he got the ball in his hands. He moved smooth through his blockers and didn't look clunky at all. To be fair, the Chiefs matchup was one of the best you can have as a running back, but it was a great start to his Texans career. Now comes a matchup no one looks forward to, as the Ravens are one of the toughest defenses in the league. We did see Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt total 132 yards on the ground with just 23 carries (5.71 yards per carry), but we're projecting this game to get out of hand rather quickly, and that's a problem for Johnson because despite many teams falling behind the Ravens last year, they allowed the second-fewest fantasy points through the air to running backs. Not only that, but running backs averaged a league-low 22.3 touches per game against them. The positive is that it'll be his backfield throughout the game with Buddy Howell and Scottie Phillips maybe getting a few touches. Still, 15-18 touches against the Ravens doesn't guarantee big numbers. He should be considered a low-end RB2 for this game due to his volume. Just hope that he falls into the end zone.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Saints were one of the better run defenses in the league last year and they were fourth against fantasy running backs in Week 1. Jacobs has a tough matchup, but he should see enough touches to warrant RB1 status.Baltimore was 12th against fantasy running backs in Week 1, he has a tough matchup in a game they could fall behind early. Johnson is a low-end RB2 to flex option.
John Hesterman
Dynasty League Football
Jacobs balled out in week one, showing some truth in the idea of getting more receiving work. If that trend continues, he remains in the RB1 conversation despite a tough on-the-ground matchup against the Saints this week.