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Experts' Pick
 
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
vs. DAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 9# 23-
Best Rank# 5# 16-
Worst Rank# 15# 35-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DAL at DEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs DALThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs DEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att24.718.7
Rush Yds88.779.7
Rush TD0.70.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total35.425.5-
Avg Game17.712.8-
Avg Projection13.69.9-
Week 216.823.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather68 F, Mostly cloudy throughout the day.74 F, Clear throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at ATL
6 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 45 yds, 2 td
at NO
5 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NE
vs. CAR
12 rush, 103 yds, 2 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. DAL at DEN
Week 4 at MIA vs. LAC
Week 5 vs. MIN at CHI
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 7 at ARI at LV
Week 8 vs. SF at NYG
Week 9 at BUF vs. NO
Week 10 at LAR at CAR
Week 11 vs. ARI vs. LAR
Week 12 at PHI vs. KC
Week 13 vs. NYGBYE WEEK
Week 14 vs. NYJ vs. MIN
Week 15 at WAS at ATL
Week 16 vs. LAR at DET
Week 17 at SF vs. ATL
Player Projections Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
vs. DAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts15.913.7
Rush Yards68.353.2
Rush TDs0.60.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.12.5
Rec Yards22.918.2
Rec TDs0.20.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points13.69.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
2020 Points 
Week 118.61.9
Week 216.823.6
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Total35.425.5
Average17.712.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
2020 Targets 
Week 161
Week 235
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Notes for Player Combination
  Chris CarsonC. Carson
RB - SEA
Chris Carson
vs. DAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Leonard FournetteL. Fournette
RB - TB
Leonard Fournette
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Week 2 was more of the timeshare we envisioned before the season started, as Carson totaled 20 touches to Hyde's seven touches. When the ball is in his hands, Carson looks good... refreshed. They're working to get him in space in the passing game, too, which certainly raises his floor. The Cowboys have faced a league-high 65 rushing attempts through two weeks, but they haven't allowed a whole lot of efficiency, as they've allowed just 3.40 yards per carry and 1.30 PPR points per target. That amounts to just 0.61 PPR points per opportunity to this point, which is the third-lowest mark in the league. While the Cowboys were a team to run the ball against last year, things change under a new coordinator, and Mike Nolan has apparently put more emphasis on stopping the run. Carson should still be started as a high-end RB2, but just know that running backs haven't been particularly efficient against them to this point. Hyde isn't someone who can be trusted outside of maybe a game the Seahawks are expected to win by double digits.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
Carson got back to his usual workload on the ground last week against New England and he should see a substantial amount of work in this one too. With this offense being extremely efficient, Carson's an every week must-start as a low-end RB1.Fournette took advantage of his opportunity last week and shredded the Panthers defense nearly every single run. Fournette appears to have this job locked up now, which puts him into the RB2 conversation in this matchup. There's always the possibility that Arians pulls a fast one on us and we see Jones more than we anticipate, but he's a safe start as a low-end RB2 with upside if he does completely take over this backfield.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Cowboys are 15th against fantasy running backs, Carson should be able to put up RB2 numbers for a team that is on fire on offense early in the season.Fournette had 12 rushing attempts for 103 yards and two touchdowns last week after Jones found the bench due to a fumble. Fournette seems poised to take over as the lead back in this offense and he is a RB2 against a Broncos team that is 9th against fantasy backs.