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vs. JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Matt Breida
RB - BUF
Matt Breida
Matt Breida
RB - BUF
vs. PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 35# 40-
Best Rank# 23# 29-
Worst Rank# 47# 66-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. JAC vs. PIT-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs JACThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PIT-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att32.325.9
Rush Yds153.3111.4
Rush TD1.40.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total59.033.0-
Avg Game5.43.0-
Avg Projection6.25.4-
2019 Average5.43.0-
    
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/10
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/12
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/09
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09/13
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09/07
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09/13
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09/13
#38#41-
    
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Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
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09/11
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09/13
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09/12
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09/10
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09/13
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09/10
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09/12
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09/13
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Matt Breida
RB - BUF
Matt Breida
Matt Breida
RB - BUF
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. JAC vs. PIT
Week 2 at CLE at MIA
Week 3 vs. CAR vs. WAS
Week 4 at BUF vs. HOU
Week 5 vs. NE at KC
Week 6 at IND at TEN
Week 7 at ARIBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. LAR vs. MIA
Week 9 at MIA at JAC
Week 10BYE WEEK at NYJ
Week 11 at TEN vs. IND
Week 12 vs. NYJ at NO
Week 13 vs. IND vs. NE
Week 14 vs. SEA at TB
Week 15 at JAC vs. CAR
Week 16 vs. LAC at NE
Week 17 at SF vs. ATL
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Matt Breida
RB - BUF
Matt Breida
Matt Breida
RB - BUF
vs. PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts9.88.4
Rush Yards39.930.9
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.92.0
Rec Yards11.916.8
Rec TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points6.25.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Matt Breida
RB - BUF
Matt Breida
Matt Breida
RB - BUF
2020 Points 
Week 13.52.2
Week 23.9
Week 30.4
Week 44.8
Week 55.9
Week 610.12.2
Week 77.9
Week 814.61.3
Week 92.3
Week 100.2
Week 118.20.4
Week 122.03.3
Week 132.6
Week 143.1
Week 154.58.6
Week 160.0
Week 17
Total59.033.0
Average5.43.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
Matt Breida
RB - BUF
Matt Breida
Matt Breida
RB - BUF
2020 Targets 
Week 110
Week 22
Week 30
Week 43
Week 51
Week 602
Week 70
Week 830
Week 93
Week 101
Week 1100
Week 1202
Week 131
Week 142
Week 1530
Week 160
Week 170
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Matt Breida
RB - BUF
Matt Breida
Matt Breida
RB - BUF
vs. PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
I would bench Lindsay this week. We have no idea how the Broncos intend to divvy up the work between him and Gordon, and the Titans' defense wasn't one to mess on the ground with last year. They ranked 11th against the run, according to FootballOutsiders. He may prove to be a viable flex option down the road, but you should take a wait-and-see approach with him.Matt Breida has home-run speed and is a lightning-fast weapon out of the backfield. That said, it's clear that Jordan Howard is the workhorse back in Miami, and Breida will only get a few chances to make his presence felt. Breida earned 10 or more PPR points in just five of his 13 games last year, so he comes with some big bust potential. Although Breida is a high-upside, no-floor RB3 this week, the Patriots' losses at linebacker could help him snag a long run. That said, I wouldn't want to bet on it, and I'd recommend benching him unless you can't find a better option.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
All we've heard out of Broncos camp is that they may be regretting their decision to pay Gordon all that free agent money, as Lindsay has looked like the better back. It's not surprising to those who've watched Lindsay over the last two years. There have been just nine running backs who've totaled 2,000 rushing yards over the last two years: Ezekiel Elliott, Derrick Henry, Nick Chubb, Christian McCaffrey, Chris Carson, Saquon Barkley, Joe Mixon, Todd Gurley, and Lindsay. It'll be interesting to see if this is a true 50/50 timeshare under Pat Shurmur. The Titans allowed the 13th-most fantasy points to running backs last year, with much of that production coming through the air, as they allowed 194.7 PPR points through the air alone, which ranked as the eighth-most in the league. I was guessing we'd see Gordon as the starter and getting a 55/45 split from the start, though it's also worth noting Gordon has reportedly had trouble adjusting to the Denver altitude. This could benefit Lindsay in the early going. Lindsay did total 70 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries against the Titans last year, too. For now, we must consider them both RB3s until we see what the true split is. Gordon likely gets first shot at goal-line work, so I'll say he has the slight edge, but it's not much.Breida is the better pass-catching option of the two and will likely be mixed in throughout the game on early downs. He's also more elusive and may not rely on his offensive line as much as Howard. Because of that, he may be the better option of the two this week, though Howard will be the goal-line back. No matter the case, it's not one to be excited about for Breida, an RB4 who gets a slight bump in PPR formats.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The Titans were a below-average run defense last year, ranking 20th in fantasy points allowed to running backs, and could get worse after losing stalwart Jurrell Casey. We also know the Broncos want to establish the ground game early on this season after their offseason investments in that regard. However, it's hard to know how the backfield work will be split between Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay. Both players should be viewed as high-upside flex options for Week 1 until we know more about the team's plans.I have some long-term interest in Matt Breida this season, but the Patriots allowed the fewest fantasy points to running backs last year and their front seven should still be stout despite their free agency/opt-out departures. Breida's pass-catching and explosiveness will always make him the more high-upside start over Howard, but I don't view either guy as anything more than an RB4/deep-league flex play for Week 1.