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  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 37-
Best Rank# 4# 28-
Worst Rank# 14# 48-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DET vs. GB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs DETThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs GB-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att2114.3
Rush Yds13674.3
Rush TD0.71
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total22.08.1-
Avg Game11.04.1-
Avg Projection13.35.9-
Week 29.53.3-
    
Misc 
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF
16 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
15 rush, 48 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. WAS
20 rush, 86 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at LV
3 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. DET vs. GB
Week 4 at CAR at DET
Week 5 at NYJ vs. LAC
Week 6 at DALBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. SEA vs. CAR
Week 8BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 9 vs. MIA at TB
Week 10 vs. BUF vs. SF
Week 11 at SEA vs. ATL
Week 12 at NE at DEN
Week 13 vs. LAR at ATL
Week 14 at NYG at PHI
Week 15 vs. PHI vs. KC
Week 16 vs. SF vs. MIN
Week 17 at LAR at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts15.28.8
Rush Yards69.435.9
Rush TDs0.60.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.71.4
Rec Yards22.310.0
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points13.35.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
2020 Points 
Week 112.54.8
Week 29.53.3
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
Total22.08.1
Average11.04.1
Player Targets Comparison
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
2020 Targets 
Week 121
Week 222
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
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Notes for Player Combination
  Kenyan DrakeK. Drake
RB - ARI
Kenyan Drake
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - NO
Latavius Murray
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Drake has seen back-to-back tough matchups and that's led to him landing at RB23 for fantasy so far this season. However, this is a matchup that we should see Drake bounce back in and be a top option at the position. The Lions are currently giving up the third most fantasy points to opposing RBs and Drake should be viewed as a top-12 back this week with this matchup. Start him everywhere that you can.All signs pointed to Murray having a great game against the Raiders last week, but the Saints fell behind and Murray was game-scripted out. After seeing 15 carries in week one, Murray fell to only three attempts on the ground on Monday. I don't expect that to be the norm moving forward and Murray should be fed the ball early in this matchup against the Packers to help take the pressure off of Brees. Murray's a fine RB3 play this week with upside.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Week 1 usage was a little worrisome, but in the end, Drake has now out-touched Edmonds 40-15 through two weeks, which makes this a 73/27 split. Drake is the workhorse we thought he'd be. The Lions are clearly having issues stopping the run right now, as they've allowed a massive 353 yards on 51 carries against the Packers and Bears. The loss of Damon "Snacks" Harrison was always going to be an issue and it's not like they can bring help down into the box, as their secondary is aching. The 6.92 yards per carry they've allowed is the most in the NFL, as is the 441 total yards they've allowed to running backs. When you look at that combined with the 30-point implied team total for the Cardinals, Drake owners should be dancing. If you go back to the game these two teams played last year, you'd see David Johnson with 137 total yards and a touchdown, finishing as the RB5 on the week. Drake should be in the RB1 conversation this week and someone you're using in DFS. Edmonds is strictly a handcuff, though he'll have a role in games the Cardinals fall behind as a pass catcher. He's not someone you should rely on for more than 5-8 touches per game, though.I don't know what the Saints were thinking last week. Murray had three carries through the first 10 minutes of that game for 14 yards, yet they went away from the run and it cost them the game. Meanwhile, Kamara continues to be hyper-efficient, and is the No. 2 running back in fantasy right alongside his doppelganger, Aaron Jones. The Packers run defense is nothing to be worried about, as they allowed a massive 4.86 yards per carry last year and have continued that trend in 2020 while allowing 4.87 yards per carry through two weeks. The lone issue is that running backs have totaled just 48 touches against them in the first two weeks, as they've averaged just 53.5 plays per game. But when you pair an efficient running back like Kamara against a Packers defense that's allowed 1.08 PPR points per opportunity, you get big results. Kamara has averaged two touchdowns per game to this point, and he might just get there again in Week 3. Start him as a star RB1. Murray went from 15 carries in Week 1 to just three in Week 2, which gives you all sorts of anxiety when trusting him. But we can't let one matchup dictate how we feel about a player. In a game where the Saints are 3.5-point favorites with an over/under of 51.5 points, he should have some scoring opportunities. Consider him a semi-risky RB4 who has touchdown upside.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Lions are 29th against fantasy running backs, I like Drake to dominate their defense at home this week. He is a solid RB1 that has lost some value from the end of last year due to Kyler Murray's insane rushing totals.