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Experts' Pick
 
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 27th, 2020
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140 of 165 experts
15%
Recommended by
25 of 165 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 23# 35-
Best Rank# 12# 20-
Worst Rank# 41# 44-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ATL vs. HOU-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs ATLThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs HOU-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total31.536.0-
Avg Game10.512.0-
Week 218.74.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor75 F, Clear-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DET
13 rush, 64 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
at NYG
6 tar, 6 rec, 69 yds, 2 td
Week 2 vs. NYG
16 rush, 82 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 45 yds, 1 td
vs. DEN
8 tar, 7 rec, 48 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at ATL vs. HOU
Week 4 vs. IND at TEN
Week 5 vs. TB vs. PHI
Week 6 at CAR vs. CLE
Week 7 at LAR at BAL
Week 8 vs. NOBYE WEEK
Week 9 at TEN at DAL
Week 10 vs. MIN vs. CIN
Week 11BYE WEEK at JAC
Week 12 at GB vs. BAL
Week 13 vs. DET vs. WAS
Week 14 vs. HOU at BUF
Week 15 at MIN at CIN
Week 16 at JAC vs. IND
Week 17 vs. GB at CLE
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
2020 Points 
Week 17.418.9
Week 218.74.8
Week 35.412.3
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
Total31.536.0
Average10.512.0
Player Targets Comparison
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
2020 Targets 
Week 136
Week 238
Week 335
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
  David MontgomeryD. Montgomery
RB - CHI
David Montgomery
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
JuJu Smith-SchusterJ. Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 Smith-Schuster is no longer the top receiver in Pittsburgh. That honor goes to Diontae Johnson, who is currently tied for third in the NFL in targets (23). Only DeAndre Hopkins and Darren Waller have been thrown to more often than Johnson. Smith-Schuster is getting plenty of short looks from Ben Roethlisberger, and he can turn them into bigger plays with his legs, but he lacks the WR1 upside he had in the past. Smith-Schuster is a lower-end, volume-based WR2 against the Texans.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The touch count for the Bears through two weeks is: Montgomery 33, Cohen 15, and Cordarrelle Patterson 14 (yes, I'm counting him as a running back). The way to see that is that Montgomery is the leader in essentially a 55/45 timeshare. That's not great considering the Bears are 2-0 and the gamescript fit his role perfectly in Week 2. He's run extremely well, averaging 5.0 yards per carry, and made a few shifty moves in the open field last week that led to a 28-yard receiving touchdown, but will those positive gamescripts continue? They are three-point underdogs in this game, and the Falcons have stopped the run extremely well considering their competition. Despite playing against Ezekiel Elliott and Chris Carson, they've allowed just 3.45 yards per carry through two weeks. There seem to be a variety of ways to score, though, as Carson caught two touchdowns, Elliott rushed for one, while Dak Prescott rushed for three. Montgomery is going to get the goal-line, which is the positive here, as the Bears are implied for 22 points. Where the Falcons struggle is to limit running backs through the air, as they've allowed 15-of-16 passes to be completed for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Since Dan Quinn became the Falcons coach, they've allowed an average of 6.4 receptions per game to running backs. Montgomery can have his role diminish in a highly negative gamescript, though oddsmakers have this as a close game. Plug him in as a low-end RB2 this week. Cohen is officially someone I'm worried about with just three targets through two games. Montgomery has six targets. Heck, Javon Wims has four targets. Cohen is not an early-down back who's going to grind out a high yards per carry. If he's not getting the targets, you can't use him in fantasy. The Falcons matchup suits him well, especially indoors, but he must be classified as a risky RB4/flex with some upside should Matt Nagy actually use him in the passing game.It's been good to see Smith-Schuster be fantasy relevant again, though he's seemingly taken a backseat to Diontae Johnson through two weeks. He's totaled a solid 14 targets that have turned into 117 yards and two touchdowns, but his 19.2 percent target share pales in comparison to Johnson's 31.5 percent share. The matchups will likely dictate who has the better week, but this week, they could choose either matchup. Smith-Schuster will see a mix of Bradley Roby and John Reid in coverage, a duo that's allowed 5-for-5 passing for 51 yards and a touchdown while covering the slot over the first two weeks. Not many realize, but Sammy Watkins plays the slot the most for the Chiefs, and if you recall, it was him having a big game in Week 1 where he tallied seven catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. Smith-Schuster should be started as a rock-solid WR2 who clearly has top-12 upside, but he's going to need to surpass his teammate in targets to get there.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Falcons are 23rd against fantasy running backs, I like MontgomeryHouston is just 16th against fantasy wide receivers, Smith-Schuster should be a low-end WR1 at home.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Montgomery left last week's game with an injury scare, but he was able to come back in and continue to produce for fantasy football. Montgomery has looked great on the field against two easy matchups and he gets another fine matchup here with Atlanta. The Falcons are currently surrendering 22.2 fantasy points to running backs on average this season, which means that Montgomery should be in line for another solid outing. Montgomery can be rolled out as a low-end RB2 this week that could easily find the end zone in this one.While Juju has taken a back seat to Johnson from a target share perspective, he's still been productive for fantasy football. He's been incredibly efficient with the targets that he's seen and he always has the potential to find the end zone. Juju is a solid WR2 this week with WR1 upside.