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Who Should I Start? - Week 13

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
vs. PHI, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Dec 5th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 20# 60-
Best Rank# 13# 38-
Worst Rank# 27# 80-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ATL vs. PHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs ATLThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs PHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec20.117.1
Rec Yds241.1183.2
Rec TD1.61
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total25.075.1-
Avg Game5.07.5-
Avg Projection10.35.0-
Week 125.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor30 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
Expert Ranks 
Michael ThomasMarquez Valdes-ScantlingAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#21#69-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
1 h
#16-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
2 h
#24#80-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 h
#20#61-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#17#60-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
2 h
#22#70-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#22#61-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 h
#20#60-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
3 h
#21#60-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
3 h
#20#59-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
4 h
#26#69-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
4 h
#17#64-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
4 h
#22#71-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
4 h
#19#75-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
4 h
#23#61-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
5 h
#21#63-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#21#64-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
6 h
#22#61-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
7 h
#20#60-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
7 h
#22#61-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#22#60-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#27#56-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
8 h
#22#62-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
8 h
#22#65-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
9 h
#23-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
9 h
#23#60-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#21#60-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
9 h
#22#61-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
9 h
#22#61-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
9 h
#23#59-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
9 h
#17#60-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
9 h
#20#61-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
10 h
#21#62-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
10 h
#20#53-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
10 h
#13#71-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
10 h
#18#62-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
11 h
#7-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
11 h
#23#61-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
12 h
#18#70-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
12 h
#20#60-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
13 h
#22#61-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
14 h
#23#66-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
14 h
#21#61-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
15 h
#22#61-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
15 h
#19#67-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
15 h
#21#62-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
15 h
#17#63-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
16 h
#15#38-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
16 h
#20#60-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
16 h
#22#61-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
16 h
#23#59-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
16 h
#20#61-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
16 h
#20#65-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
17 h
#18#74-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
22 h
#15#77-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
#22#63-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
1 d
#21#62-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 d
#22#60-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
1 d
#18#91-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
1 d
#20#61-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#20#62-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
1 d
#20#61-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#16#62-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
#20#61-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#24-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
1 d
#20#61-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#20#61-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#25#61-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#17#61-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 d
#23#61-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
2 d
#16#45-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
2 d
#26#76-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
#22#61-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
#21#72-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
2 d
#23#61-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#22#61-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
2 d
#20#71-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
#22#73-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
2 d
#20#60-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#22#61-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
2 d
#22#61-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#7#61-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#20#61-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#18#60-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
3 d
#23#61-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
3 d
#23#60-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
3 d
#20#60-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
3 d
#17#61-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 d
#24#55-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#23#59-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
3 d
#13#56-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
4 d
#23#61-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
4 d
#23#61-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
4 d
#22#60-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
4 d
#23#60-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
4 d
#12#61-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB
5 tar, 3 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
at MIN
6 tar, 4 rec, 96 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at LV
vs. DET
7 tar, 3 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. GB
at NO
4 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at DET
vs. ATL
8 tar, 4 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. LAC
BYE WEEK
Week 6BYE WEEK at TB
5 tar, 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. CAR
at HOU
4 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at CHI
vs. MIN
1 tar, 1 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at TB
6 tar, 5 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
at SF
4 tar, 2 rec, 53 yds, 2 td
Week 10 vs. SF
7 tar, 2 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
6 tar, 4 rec, 149 yds, 1 td
Week 11 vs. ATL
12 tar, 9 rec, 104 yds, 0 td
at IND
6 tar, 3 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at DEN
6 tar, 4 rec, 50 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
Week 13 at ATL vs. PHI
Week 14 at PHI at DET
Week 15 vs. KC vs. CAR
Week 16 vs. MIN vs. TEN
Week 17 at CAR at CHI
Player Projections Comparison
 
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
vs. PHI, Sun 4pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions6.12.5
Rec Yards75.739.3
Rec TDs0.50.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.10.2
Rush Yards0.21.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points10.35.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 11.715.6
Week 26.4
Week 30.5
Week 44.5
Week 5
Week 63.2
Week 70.9
Week 82.3
Week 95.117.3
Week 102.720.9
Week 1110.43.5
Week 125.1
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total25.075.1
Average5.07.5
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 156
Week 27
Week 34
Week 48
Week 5
Week 65
Week 74
Week 81
Week 964
Week 1076
Week 11126
Week 126
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
vs. PHI, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The good news is that Thomas has seen 18 of Hill's 39 pass attempts over the last two games, which amounts to a massive 46.2 percent target share. The bad news is that he's finished with just 13 receptions for 154 yards and no touchdowns with that incredible target share. If the Saints are going to throw the ball just 20 times per game, that's going to be an issue for any pass catcher. The last time they played the Falcons, we watched Thomas rack up nine catches for 104 yards on 12 targets, and he even left some on the table with a rare drop that would've been a 20-plus yard reception. Oddly enough, his 8.67 yards per target in that game was lower than the Falcons have allowed to wide receivers this year. That's right, they've allowed a massive 9.46 yards per target to wide receivers on the season, which is the most in the NFL. They simply don't have the talent to hang with a receiver like Thomas. There have been 14 wide receivers who've finished as top-24 options against the Falcons this season, including eight wide receivers who've topped 100 yards, and that's not even including the three games where a receiver totaled 95, 93, and 92 yards. Thomas should come with a top-24 floor, but if he gets into the end zone, he should be a WR1 this week. Let's split the difference and call him a high-end WR2.When we heard that he was dealing with an Achilles injury mid-week, it seemed like he wouldn't play last week. He wasn't targeted at all, so clearly, he's playing through something. The Eagles have allowed just seven wide receivers to hit 11.2-plus PPR points against them this year, which is the lowest in the NFL. Why choose that specific point mark, Mike? Well, because that's the average number of points it took to finish as a top-36 wide receiver in 2019. If you were to look at the last seven teams the Eagles have played and add up their WR1, WR2, WR3, and TE1 yardage, none of the teams have surpassed 206 yards. When you have Davante Adams soaking up most of the production, that's problematic. Add in the injury Valdes-Scantling is dealing with and you have a fade.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Thomas had 104 yards receiving when he played Atlanta with Taysom Hill under center a couple weeks ago. Thomas is the only player I would trust in the passing game and he is a solid WR2. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Right now, Thomas is the only Saints receiver worth considering for fantasy football. While this is a fantastic matchup for opposing WRs, it's hard to trust this passing attack right now. Thomas can be viewed as a high-end WR2, but he'll need to finish with a score to crack the top-12.