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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
at CLE, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 21st, 2021
100%
Recommended by
95 of 95 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 95 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 4# 23-
Best Rank# 2# 16-
Worst Rank# 5# 25-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DET at CLE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs DETThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform a little worse than their average vs CLE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att26.421
Rush Yds113.374.6
Rush TD0.90.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total79.157.2-
Avg Game15.89.5-
Avg Projection15.48.6-
Week 622.77.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Darrell Henderson Jr.Melvin Gordon IIIAdd Player
    
Rudy Gamble R. Gamble
Razzball Razzball
2 m
#2#21-
    
Travis Seel T. Seel
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
4 m
#2#16-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
2 h
#2#21-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 h
#3#25-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
3 h
#3#27-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
4 h
#5#18-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 h
#3#22-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
4 h
#5#24-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
5 h
#3#20-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
5 h
#6#15-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
5 h
#5#22-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
5 h
#3#26-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
5 h
#3#22-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
5 h
#6#21-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
6 h
#5#21-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
6 h
#5#21-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
6 h
#2#22-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
6 h
#3#23-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
6 h
#3#24-
    
Nader Saba N. Saba
SleeperWire SleeperWire
7 h
#4#23-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
7 h
#3#22-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
7 h
#5#22-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
7 h
#3#22-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#2#15-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
7 h
#6#22-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
7 h
#3#24-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
8 h
#3#21-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
9 h
#2#22-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#5#22-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
9 h
#3#18-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
9 h
#5#22-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
10 h
#2#23-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
11 h
#5#24-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#3#22-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
12 h
#2#21-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
12 h
#5#22-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
12 h
#5#19-
    
Husein Shabazz H. Shabazz
SleeperWire SleeperWire
12 h
#4#23-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#3#22-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
12 h
#3#22-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
13 h
#2#21-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
13 h
#3#26-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
13 h
#5#22-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
14 h
#3#25-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
14 h
#3#22-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
14 h
#6#26-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
14 h
#2#22-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
14 h
#5#21-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
14 h
#5#22-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
14 h
#7#22-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
14 h
#3#23-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
15 h
#3#22-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
16 h
#5#23-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
16 h
#3#21-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
17 h
#5#22-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
17 h
#7#19-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
17 h
#2#27-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
18 h
#2#21-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
18 h
#5#22-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
19 h
#2#18-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
19 h
#5#21-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
20 h
#5#22-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
20 h
#5#22-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
20 h
#3#25-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
20 h
#7#19-
    
Site Projections S. Projections
numberFire numberFire
21 h
#3#20-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
21 h
#5#28-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
23 h
#3#26-
    
Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
1 d
#5#26-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
1 d
#5#24-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#3#22-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
1 d
#5#16-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
1 d
#5#21-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
1 d
#3#19-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#5#22-
    
Bob Van Duser B. Van Duser
Dynasty Rewind Dynasty Rewind
1 d
#5#22-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
1 d
#2#25-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
1 d
#3#19-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
1 d
#3#23-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#2#21-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
1 d
#3#24-
    
Mike Krueger M. Krueger
FFToday FFToday
1 d
#3#15-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
1 d
#5#21-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
1 d
#5#22-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#5#22-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
1 d
#5#22-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#6#18-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
1 d
#2#14-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
2 d
#5#19-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#5#19-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
2 d
#5#22-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#3#16-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
2 d
#3#21-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#5#19-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
2 d
#9#13-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CHI
16 rush, 70 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
at NYG
11 rush, 101 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at IND
13 rush, 53 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
at JAC
13 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. TB
vs. NYJ
18 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. ARI
14 rush, 89 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
vs. BAL
9 rush, 56 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at SEA
17 rush, 82 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
at PIT
9 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at NYG
21 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 29 yds, 1 td
vs. LV
10 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. DET at CLE
Week 8 at HOU vs. WAS
Week 9 vs. TEN at DAL
Week 10 at SF vs. PHI
Week 11BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 12 at GB vs. LAC
Week 13 vs. JAC at KC
Week 14 at ARI vs. DET
Week 15 vs. SEA vs. CIN
Week 16 at MIN at LV
Week 17 at BAL at LAC
Week 18 vs. SF vs. KC
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
at CLE, Thu 8pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts17.711.2
Rush Yards79.948.1
Rush TDs0.70.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.32.0
Rec Yards22.114.0
Rec TDs0.20.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points15.48.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2021 Points 
Week 114.717.8
Week 214.26.9
Week 314.2
Week 411.66.7
Week 515.94.3
Week 622.77.3
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total79.157.2
Average15.89.5
Player Targets Comparison
 
2021 Targets 
Week 113
Week 252
Week 32
Week 464
Week 512
Week 633
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
at CLE, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
There are only six other RBs in the NFL right now that are averaging more fantasy points per game than Henderson. While that's extremely impressive on a surface level, it's even more impressive when you take into account that Henderson has done that against rock-solid defenses like Chicago, Indianapolis, and Arizona. He's faced some easier matchups the past couple of weeks against Seattle and the Giants and we're seeing what that means for fantasy purposes as he's delivered some big performances. Looking forward, Henderson now gets to take on the Lions defense that is allowing the most fantasy points to opposing RBs so far this season with an average of 25.2 points per game. Additionally, he gets to take on the Houston Texans defense in week eight and then the Tennessee Titans defense in week nine. The schedule has dramatically opened up for the talented RB and there's a very good chance that he wins people championships this year with how well he's playing. He belongs in your lineup this week as a top-5 option. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Lions are 32nd against fantasy backs, Henderson Jr should be an elite RB1 option at home this week.Gordon has slowly been losing usage to Javonte Williams, but Gordon III still sees enough work to be a low-upside flex option.