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Experts' Pick
 
  Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - LV
Josh Jacobs
at NE, Sun 1pm EDT
Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 21-
Best Rank# 3# 18-
Worst Rank# 13# 35-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at NE vs. CHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs NEThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CHI-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total42.418.1-
Avg Game21.29.1-
Week 210.52.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather78 F, Overcast throughout the day.Indoor-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - LV
Josh Jacobs
Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR
25 rush, 93 yds, 3 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 46 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 157 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NO
at DAL
Week 3 at NE vs. CHI
Week 4 vs. BUF at GB
Week 5 at KC vs. CAR
Week 6BYE WEEK at MIN
Week 7 vs. TB vs. DET
Week 8 at CLE at CAR
Week 9 at LAC vs. DEN
Week 10 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. KC at NO
Week 12 at ATL vs. LV
Week 13 at NYJ vs. NO
Week 14 vs. IND at LAC
Week 15 vs. LAC vs. TB
Week 16 vs. MIA at KC
Week 17 at DEN at TB
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - LV
Josh Jacobs
Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
2020 Points 
Week 131.915.7
Week 210.52.4
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Week 4
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Week 17
Total42.418.1
Average21.29.1
Player Targets Comparison
  Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - LV
Josh Jacobs
Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
2020 Targets 
Week 1612
Week 234
Week 3
Week 4
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Week 6
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Notes for Player Combination
  Josh JacobsJ. Jacobs
RB - LV
Josh Jacobs
at NE, Sun 1pm EDT
Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Don't worry much about Jacobs' lackluster performance in Week 2 against the Saints, as we already knew it was going to be a tough one. Instead, be excited that this offense is putting points up on the board. Scoring 34 points in each of the first two games is a massive accomplishment for this team that didn't score more than 31 points in any game last year. That was legitimately the only thing I was concerned about with Jacobs coming into the season; his upside in what's been a low-scoring offense. Oddsmakers don't see that continuing this week, as the Raiders are projected for just 20.8 points against the Patriots. This isn't a great matchup, but it's much better than it was last year when the Patriots allowed just 76.1 rushing yards per game and allowed one rushing touchdown the entire season. Through two games in 2020, they've allowed 184 rushing yards and a touchdown to the combination of Dolphins and Seahawks running backs. Chris Carson was the only one who totaled more than 13 touches, and he wound up with 19.8 PPR points. The lone concern with Jacobs is his usage in the pass game. It appeared great in Week 1 when he saw a career-high six targets, but then we went back to just three targets in Week 2, reminiscent of his 2019 season. When the Raiders are six-point underdogs, that's a legitimate concern, though this is where I tell you he ran 17 pass routes in Monday's game, which was nearly double of that of Jalen Richard (10). Jacobs should continue to be trotted out as a low-end RB1 with a stable floor.He's trying to play through a hamstring injury right now, which can be problematic for fantasy owners. There's no way you can sit Jones when he's active, but he was more of a decoy last week. It should be noted that he did drop a long touchdown that was thrown by Russell Gage. Stay tuned for updates to Jones' status, but he's continually played through injuries throughout his career. The Bears secondary has played extremely well early in the season, holding Marvin Jones to just 4/55/0 on eight targets and then Darius Slayton to 3/33/0 on six targets. These guys are not Julio Jones, but they're typically fantasy producers. Jones lines up on the left side of the formation most often, which means he'll see a lot of rookie Jaylon Johnson in coverage. While Johnson has looked solid, he's still a rookie. On 12 targets in coverage, he's allowed 5/79/0, so not shutdown, but also very good for no preseason action and being thrown into the fire. There were just five receivers who posted WR1 numbers against the Bears last year, so they've been a relatively tough matchup. You have to play Jones if he takes the field, but temper expectations and avoid him in cash games. *Update* The Falcons are admitting Jones may have worsened his hamstring condition last week and there's talk of holding him out in Week 3. We'll pay attention as the week goes on and I'll update the notes here.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Jacobs was a monster in week one, but that can be chalked up to the matchup against the Panthers run defense. He had a much tougher matchup this week against the Saints, but he still had a great day on the ground. He looked explosive and was consistently picking up chunk gains. He wasn't able to find the end zone, but fantasy managers should be encouraged by the fact that he saw 30 total touches in week two. Moving forward, he has a decent matchup here against the Patriots and he should see enough work to be in the RB1 conversation yet again. As long as he's fully healthy, Jacobs deserves to be started.Julio is reportedly dealing with a hamstring injury that he aggravated further during last week's game. At this point, it's highly unlikely that we see Julio suit up, but you just never know. Julio is seemingly always banged up, but he finds a way to suit up and deliver big performances. With this injury though, it did seem to affect him immensely during the game against the Cowboys and it would probably be wise for him to sit this one out. Even if he does play, you might not be able to trust him as anything more than a low-end WR2.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Patriots are just 16th against fantasy running backs, but Jacobs already has 52 carries on the season. He will have to work for his yardage, but he should be a solid RB1.