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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Miles SandersM. Sanders
RB - PHI
Miles Sanders
vs. CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
96%
Recommended by
151 of 158 experts
4%
Recommended by
7 of 158 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 20-
Best Rank# 1# 8-
Worst Rank# 136# 40-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CIN vs. CHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs CINThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CHI-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total17.118.1-
Avg Game17.19.1-
Week 217.12.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather80 F, Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Indoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Miles SandersJulio JonesAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
5 h
#4#37-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
6 h
#6#33-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
9 h
#14#21-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
9 h
#3#21-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
10 h
#5#40-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
10 h
#5#19-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
11 h
#13#51-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
11 h
#6#20-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
11 h
#11#20-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
11 h
#5#20-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
11 h
#6#20-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
11 h
#11#20-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
11 h
#6#20-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
11 h
#5#20-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
11 h
#53#19-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
11 h
#6#34-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
11 h
#6#23-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
11 h
#6#23-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
11 h
#136#19-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
11 h
#6#28-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
11 h
#9#28-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
11 h
#9#29-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
11 h
#5#36-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
11 h
#21#18-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
11 h
#5#40-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
11 h
#5#22-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
11 h
#12#20-
    
Dale DeMottD. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
11 h
#9#20-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
11 h
#11#20-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
11 h
#6#35-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
11 h
#11#20-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
11 h
#8#23-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
11 h
#13#28-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
11 h
#3#34-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
11 h
#6#27-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
11 h
#9#20-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
11 h
#11#25-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
11 h
#10#20-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
11 h
#7#22-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
11 h
#11#20-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
11 h
#5#34-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
11 h
#12#21-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
11 h
#11#20-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
12 h
#11#23-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
12 h
#12#19-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
12 h
#6#50-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
12 h
#7#19-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
12 h
#11#19-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
12 h
#9#20-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
12 h
#6#34-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
12 h
#2#45-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
12 h
#6#21-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
12 h
#6#19-
    
12 h
#12#22-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
12 h
#11#18-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
12 h
#5#20-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
12 h
#11#35-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
12 h
#11#27-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
12 h
#1#34-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
12 h
#5#28-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
12 h
#6#19-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
12 h
#5#18-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
12 h
#1#27-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
12 h
#6-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
12 h
#9#20-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
12 h
#14#18-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
12 h
#5#73-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
12 h
#12#20-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
12 h
#14#8-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
12 h
#4#20-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
12 h
#12#20-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
12 h
#30#18-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
12 h
#12#34-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
12 h
#11#20-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
12 h
#12#20-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
12 h
#2#28-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
12 h
#6#19-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
13 h
#6#20-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
13 h
#12#20-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
13 h
#12#34-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
13 h
#12#8-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
13 h
#6#15-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
13 h
#13#40-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
13 h
#9#18-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
13 h
#12#20-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
13 h
#12#20-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
13 h
#6#28-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
13 h
#12#20-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
13 h
#3#23-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
13 h
#10#20-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
13 h
#11#18-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
13 h
#9#20-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
13 h
#6#20-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
13 h
#9#20-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#6#27-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#12#22-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
13 h
#11#35-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
13 h
#9#19-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
13 h
#9#20-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
14 h
#106#56-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
14 h
#11#20-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
14 h
#4#20-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
14 h
#6#23-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
14 h
#6#22-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
14 h
#13#18-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
14 h
#13#19-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
14 h
#12#23-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
14 h
#11#20-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
15 h
#5#27-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
15 h
#10#20-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
15 h
#6#28-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
15 h
#6#22-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
15 h
#5#19-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
15 h
#11#19-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
15 h
#6#20-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
15 h
#13#25-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
15 h
#1#38-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
16 h
#12#23-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
16 h
#11#20-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
16 h
#12#20-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
16 h
#7#43-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
16 h
#5#23-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
16 h
#5#27-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
16 h
#9#20-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
16 h
#11#20-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
16 h
#11#20-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
16 h
#2#35-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
16 h
#11#23-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
16 h
#12#20-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
16 h
#3#27-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
16 h
#17#20-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
16 h
#7#36-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
16 h
#6#20-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
16 h
#13#19-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
16 h
#3#29-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
17 h
#1#28-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
17 h
#12#20-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
17 h
#11#20-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
17 h
#4#28-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
17 h
#6#20-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
17 h
#19#26-
    
17 h
#12#20-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
17 h
#4#35-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
17 h
#11#20-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
17 h
#5#22-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
17 h
#12#20-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
17 h
#9#19-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
17 h
#12#21-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
19 h
#3#28-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
19 h
#12#19-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
19 h
#1#23-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
20 h
#3#43-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
1 d
#4#34-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#9#21-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
2 d
#13#23-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 d
#13#20-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
3 d
#12#29-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
3 d
#11#20-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Miles SandersM. Sanders
RB - PHI
Miles Sanders
Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at WAS
vs. SEA
12 tar, 9 rec, 157 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. LAR
20 rush, 95 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 3 rec, 36 yds, 0 td
at DAL
Week 3 vs. CIN vs. CHI
Week 4 at SF at GB
Week 5 at PIT vs. CAR
Week 6 vs. BAL at MIN
Week 7 vs. NYG vs. DET
Week 8 vs. DAL at CAR
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. DEN
Week 10 at NYGBYE WEEK
Week 11 at CLE at NO
Week 12 vs. SEA vs. LV
Week 13 at GB vs. NO
Week 14 vs. NO at LAC
Week 15 at ARI vs. TB
Week 16 at DAL at KC
Week 17 vs. WAS at TB
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Miles SandersM. Sanders
RB - PHI
Miles Sanders
Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
2020 Points 
Week 115.7
Week 217.12.4
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
Total17.118.1
Average17.19.1
Player Targets Comparison
  Miles SandersM. Sanders
RB - PHI
Miles Sanders
Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
2020 Targets 
Week 112
Week 274
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
  Miles SandersM. Sanders
RB - PHI
Miles Sanders
vs. CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Julio JonesJ. Jones
WR - ATL
Julio Jones
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Based on what we saw in Week 2, Sanders is 100 percent healthy. He played 77 percent of the snaps, which is massive for a player in Doug Pederson's offense. Now a big home favorite, can we get a breakout game from him in Week 3? When playing the Bengals, the gap between running backs and quarterbacks is 24.6 fantasy points, which is the second-highest gap in the league. Despite the additions the Bengals made this offseason, they still appear to be a team you can run the ball against, as Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt showcased on primetime last week. We watched the Chargers and Browns both rack up at least 32 carries in this matchup, which bodes well for Sanders, and maybe even Scott. The Bengals allowed 19 running backs to finish as top-20 options against them last year and have allowed three of them through two games in 2020. The Eagles offensive line is a problem, but we can't pretend that the Browns or Washington have offensive lines that are great, and they were able to make it work. Start Sanders as an RB1 in this matchup. Scott touched the ball seven times in Sanders' return to the lineup, which isn't great, but what is great is the fact that it was only those two (Sanders and Scott) who touched the ball. If we get anywhere close to the 35 touches per game running backs have averaged against the Bengals here, Scott could offer last-minute RB4 value, especially in PPR formats.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
There were major questions surrounding Sanders last week and the type of work he was going to see coming off of his extended absence due to injury. However, he came out and saw enough work to finish as the RB12 on the week. Moving forward, Sanders belongs in your lineup every single week and this is a fantastic matchup for him. The Bengals are currently 2nd in the NFL in terms of allowing fantasy points to the RB position and Sanders could easily finish within the top-5 this week.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 Bengals are 31st against fantasy running backs, Sanders should have a monster game in Week 3 at home.