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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Malcolm BrownM. Brown
RB - LAR
Malcolm Brown
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
97%
Recommended by
118 of 122 experts
3%
Recommended by
4 of 122 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 50# 80-
Best Rank# 44# 43-
Worst Rank# 62# 106-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LV at BUF-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs LVThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs BUF-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total25.927.7-
Avg Game13.013.9-
Week 217.94.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather80 F, Mostly cloudy throughout the day.81 F, Clear throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Malcolm BrownM. Brown
RB - LAR
Malcolm Brown
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA
7 tar, 5 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
18 rush, 79 yds, 2 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at SEA
11 tar, 8 rec, 179 yds, 0 td
at PHI
11 rush, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. LV at BUF
Week 4 at KC vs. NYG
Week 5 vs. DEN at WAS
Week 6BYE WEEK at SF
Week 7 vs. SF vs. CHI
Week 8 at BUF at MIA
Week 9 at NYJBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. BAL vs. SEA
Week 11 at HOU at TB
Week 12 vs. ARI vs. SF
Week 13 at LAC at ARI
Week 14 at LAR vs. NE
Week 15 at MIA vs. NYJ
Week 16 vs. BUF at SEA
Week 17 vs. NYJ vs. ARI
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Malcolm BrownM. Brown
RB - LAR
Malcolm Brown
2020 Points 
Week 18.023.0
Week 217.94.7
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Total25.927.7
Average13.013.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Malcolm BrownM. Brown
RB - LAR
Malcolm Brown
2020 Targets 
Week 174
Week 2110
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Notes for Player Combination
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Malcolm BrownM. Brown
RB - LAR
Malcolm Brown
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
I had to double-check the stat sheet from Sunday night's game, as Edelman's eight catches for 179 yards brought his season average to 13.1 yards per target. He's never averaged more than 7.9 yards per target in his career. Just 51 of his 236 yards are after contact, so Newton is targeting him much further down the field. He's running 81 percent of his routes from in the slot, which means he'll see veteran Lamarcus Joyner in the slot. After a rough start to his slot cornerback transition (from safety), Joyner has been solid, allowing just 9.7 yards per reception, though the 72.9 percent completion-rate is high. The best performance by a slot-heavy receiver against the Raiders since the start of last year is Keenan Allen's eight-catch, 68-yard game where he didn't even score. That's not great for his projection in this game, but you have to keep playing him while getting the targets he is (9.0 per game) from Newton. Consider him a decent floor WR3 who may not come with a massive ceiling in this contest.We were told by Sean McVay himself that this would be a timeshare in 2020 and he wasn't lying. Through two games, the touch count is: Brown 32, Akers 18, Henderson 17. We may have lost one part of that timeshare in Week 2 as Akers had to leave with a rib injury. That would certainly help clear things up and make us feel better about both Brown and Henderson, as the Rams running backs have combined to average 33.5 touches per game, which is enough for two running backs to be productive. The Bills run defense isn't anything too intimidating and they were without two starting linebackers last week, though you wouldn't know it by the stat sheet. They have yet to play a running back who's totaled more than seven carries. This is what happens when you play the Jets and Dolphins over the first two weeks. If you look at them last year, they allowed a healthy 4.37 yards per carry, though the 25.6 touches per game they allowed to running backs was the eighth-lowest mark in football. I've brought this stat up before and I think it makes sense to do it again given the Rams willingness to run the ball in the red zone. Under Sean McDermott, the Bills have now allowed 46 rushing touchdowns to running backs over 50 regular season games. That averages out to 14.7 per season. By comparison, there were just five teams who allowed more than that in 2019. If Akers is ruled out, Henderson is my favorite play as a high-end RB3, though Brown is right there in a tier below (low-end RB3). They come with risk, sure, but given the number of touches going around combined with touchdown upside, it's a risk you should be willing to take. Akers is currently questionable for the game, but don't be surprised if he misses at least one week with his rib cartilage injury.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Raiders are 15th against fantasy wide receivers, Edleman is a WR3 at home this week on an offense that is one of seven in the league that has not had a touchdown scored by a wide receiver. 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 Brown rushed 11 times for 47 yards in the Rams' Week 2 win over the Eagles. Brown fractured his left pinky against the Eagles and underwent surgery on Monday to repair it. Even so, he's expected to suit up. Akers (ribs) did not practice on Wednesday.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Edelman was utilized downfield more than anticipated in New England's game against Seattle, which is exciting for fantasy football purposes. Edelman can be rolled out as a weekly WR3 option that could turn into something more if he continues to be used in the intermediate to deep levels of the field.While Henderson is going to be a popular play for fantasy managers, and rightfully so, there's a possibility that Brown can also be rolled out as a low-end RB3 option. Both of these RBs are going to see enough work to be useful for fantasy football and people shouldn't be moving off of Brown just yet.