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Who Should I Start? - Week 12

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
at CIN, Sun 1pm EST
IR
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Nov 25th, 2020
100%
Recommended by
41 of 41 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 41 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 29-
Best Rank# 24-
Worst Rank# 35-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NO at CIN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs NOThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs CIN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att17.121.1
Rush Yds57.2104.8
Rush TD0.40.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total95.029.0-
Avg Game10.65.8-
Avg Projection8.7-
Week 1118.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather43 F, Clear throughout the day.55 F, Rain in the evening and overnight.-
    
Expert Ranks 
Melvin Gordon IIIDevonta FreemanAdd Player
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
26 m
#20-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
29 m
#30-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 h
#32-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#28-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
2 h
#30-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 h
#29-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
3 h
#33-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#29-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
3 h
#30-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
4 h
#29-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#29-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
5 h
#36-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6 h
#33-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
6 h
#33-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
7 h
#35-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
7 h
#27-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
8 h
#32-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
9 h
#34-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
9 h
#32-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
11 h
#29-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
11 h
#29-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
11 h
#30-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
12 h
#24-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#29-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
12 h
#30-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
13 h
#29-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
13 h
#31-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
14 h
#29-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
15 h
#26-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
15 h
#30-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
15 h
#26-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
15 h
#24-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
15 h
#32-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
16 h
#26-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
17 h
#30-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
17 h
#38-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
18 h
#24-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
1 d
#26-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#29-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#34-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#25-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TEN
15 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
Week 2 at PIT
19 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 1 td
at CHI
Week 3 vs. TB
8 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
5 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at NYJ
23 rush, 107 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at LAR
11 rush, 33 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
Week 5BYE WEEK at DAL
17 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at NE
vs. WAS
18 rush, 61 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, -4 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. KC
17 rush, 68 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
at PHI
3 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. LAC
8 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
Week 9 at ATL
6 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at WAS
Week 10 at LV
11 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
Week 11 vs. MIA
15 rush, 84 yds, 2 td
BYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. NO at CIN
Week 13 at KC at SEA
Week 14 at CAR vs. ARI
Week 15 vs. BUF vs. CLE
Week 16 at LAC at BAL
Week 17 vs. LV vs. DAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
at CIN, Sun 1pm EST
IR
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts12.9
Rush Yards48.8
Rush TDs0.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.3
Rec Yards15.8
Rec TDs0.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points8.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 112.6
Week 214.4
Week 33.81.0
Week 423.86.8
Week 514.7
Week 65.7
Week 710.00.8
Week 84.7
Week 92.7
Week 104.6
Week 1118.4
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total95.029.0
Average10.65.8
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 13
Week 23
Week 360
Week 434
Week 53
Week 62
Week 741
Week 87
Week 91
Week 102
Week 110
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
at CIN, Sun 1pm EST
IR
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After what seemed like an eternity, the Broncos running backs had some success in Week 11, combining for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries against the Dolphins, as they led throughout the game. Neither of them were targeted in the passing game, which could be a real problem this week. The Saints are one of just five teams who've allowed fewer than 3.50 yards per carry on the season. It's not just that, either, as they've allowed a rushing touchdown once every 63.7 carries, which is the least often. On the ground, they've allowed just 8.4 fantasy points per game to running backs, which is the lowest in the league, and it doesn't bode well for someone like Lindsay, who isn't involved in the passing game. It's not great through the air, either, as running backs have averaged just 4.50 yards per target against the Saints, which ranks as the fourth-lowest mark in the NFL. So, the yardage is bad on the ground and through the air. What about the touchdowns? Nope, they've allowed a league-low five touchdowns to running backs this year. Of the fantasy production the Saints allow to skill-position players, running backs account for just 25.4 percent of it, which is the lowest mark in the league. That's led to them scoring just 17.4 PPR points per game against the Saints, which is the lowest number in the league. When you see the Saints have faced just 24.0 running back touches per game, and been so efficient against them (94.8 total yards per game), it's tough to say Gordon is anything more than a middling RB3 this week and not someone you should feel it necessary to play. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Gordon came out of nowhere last week to put together a dominant fantasy performance. After finishing as the RB33, the RB52, and the RB39 the previous three games, Gordon was the RB5 against Miami last week. Gordon's fantasy outlook seems to be dependent upon game-script, which isn't exactly a comfortable spot for fantasy managers to be in. Against New Orleans, it's highly unlikely that Denver plays with a lead for much of this game, which means that Gordon's unlikely to see anywhere close to the 15 carries he had last week. He's back to being a risky high-end RB3 play.