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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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9 of 158 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 52# 89-
Best Rank# 43# 21-
Worst Rank# 66# 136-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LV at DEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs LVThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs DEN-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total25.916.9-
Avg Game13.08.5-
Week 217.98.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather79 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.68 F, Clear throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA
7 tar, 5 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
at NO
17 rush, 66 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at SEA
11 tar, 8 rec, 179 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
7 rush, 23 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. LV at DEN
Week 4 at KC vs. LAC
Week 5 vs. DEN at CHI
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 7 vs. SF at LV
Week 8 at BUF at NYG
Week 9 at NYJ vs. NO
Week 10 vs. BAL at CAR
Week 11 at HOU vs. LAR
Week 12 vs. ARI vs. KC
Week 13 at LACBYE WEEK
Week 14 at LAR vs. MIN
Week 15 at MIA at ATL
Week 16 vs. BUF at DET
Week 17 vs. NYJ vs. ATL
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
2020 Points 
Week 18.08.2
Week 217.98.7
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
Total25.916.9
Average13.08.5
Player Targets Comparison
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
2020 Targets 
Week 173
Week 2112
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
Notes for Player Combination
  Julian EdelmanJ. Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
at DEN, Sun 4pm 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.It appeared that Jones may have lost the starting job last week. It's a shame because it was almost as if the Bucs were looking for a reason, but he gave them one when he botched the handoff leading to a turnover. Bruce Arians said after the game that he's not planning on giving the starting job to Fournette, and that he likes him to come into the game later and finish teams off. This could very easily become a Peyton Barber/Jones situation from last year where we never seemingly know which one to start. For now, it appears that Jones hasn't lost all hope, but he's on thin ice every week, which can't be good for his mental state entering a game. The Broncos have allowed 100-yard rushers in back-to-back games to open the season, as both Derrick Henry and James Conner were able to get there. That's a big change from last year when they allowed two 100-yard rushers all season. Oddly enough, Fournette was one of them when he rattled off 225 yards on 29 carries in their Week 4 matchup. The bottom line with this matchup is that we have a lack of confidence in which running back to trust. Jones appears to be the 1A but he presents so much risk that he can't be played as anything more than a low-end RB3 with tons of risk. Meanwhile, Fournette is going to get some touches, though how many depends on if Jones screws something up. Fournette should be considered a high-end RB4 who has some upside, sure, but also has a five-touch floor if Jones is running hot.
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.Jones was able to cash in last week and find the end zone, but it looks like the fumbled hand-off was enough for Bruce Arians to send him to the bench. It's unfair, but it looks like Jones has suddenly lost his stranglehold on this backfield. He can't be trusted anywhere near your starting lineup this week and is now in RB4 territory.
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.