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at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
vs. KC, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 22nd, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 30-
Best Rank# 7# 16-
Worst Rank# 17# 46-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LAC vs. KC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs LACThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs KC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att15.425.7
Rush Yds67.3124.6
Rush TD0.40.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total78.954.6-
Avg Game13.213.7-
Avg Projection12.610.2-
Week 611.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Expert Ranks 
James RobinsonMelvin Gordon IIIAdd Player
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
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Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
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Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
23 m
#12#19-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
24 m
#10#25-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
25 m
#9#23-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
26 m
#16#26-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
39 m
#13#24-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
41 m
#10#26-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
51 m
#13#46-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
53 m
#16#24-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
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Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
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#10#33-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
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#13#40-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
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Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
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Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
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Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 h
#11#31-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
2 h
#16#22-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 h
#17#19-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
2 h
#11#31-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
2 h
#10#27-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 h
#17#29-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
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#10#32-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#7#18-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#13#44-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
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Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
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Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 h
#13#24-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 h
#7#32-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
3 h
#11#23-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
3 h
#13#35-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
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Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
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Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
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#11#23-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
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#11#24-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
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Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
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#13#29-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
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#12#25-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
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#12#35-
    
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New Life Fantasy
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#11#23-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
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#10#16-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
5 h
#10#33-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
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#11#26-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
5 h
#10#29-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
5 h
#13#14-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
5 h
#17#31-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
5 h
#10#30-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
5 h
#9#16-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
5 h
#11#32-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
5 h
#13#34-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
6 h
#8#28-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
6 h
#16#30-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
6 h
#10#26-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
7 h
#13#24-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
7 h
#12#17-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
7 h
#13#20-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
7 h
#15#29-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
7 h
#10#26-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
7 h
#11#32-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
8 h
#12#23-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
8 h
#10#32-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
8 h
#17#26-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
8 h
#11#30-
    
9 h
#12#21-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
9 h
#15#26-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
9 h
#11#31-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
10 h
#10#27-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
10 h
#10#29-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
11 h
#10#26-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
14 h
#12#25-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
14 h
#10#22-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
16 h
#10#30-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
16 h
#12#25-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
17 h
#9#32-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
17 h
#9#21-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
19 h
#9#31-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
19 h
#10#26-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
19 h
#12#19-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
20 h
#13-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
20 h
#7#46-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
21 h
#6#16-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
21 h
#12#24-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
21 h
#11#29-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
21 h
#17#25-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
22 h
#13#19-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#11#17-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#4#86-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
1 d
#10#26-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 d
#10#31-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#10#29-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#19#23-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
1 d
#11#16-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#10#28-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#10#28-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#15#17-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
1 d
#12#42-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#11#28-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#10#26-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
1 d
#8#25-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#12#31-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#4#18-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
#9#28-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#17#21-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#10#30-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#15#21-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
#10#14-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#9#28-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
#10#30-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#10#25-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
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#11#26-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 d
#8#31-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#11#19-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#7#32-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#10#31-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#14-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#13#24-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
#10#19-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#7#32-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
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Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND
16 rush, 62 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 28 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
15 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at TEN
16 rush, 102 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
at PIT
19 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. MIA
11 rush, 46 yds, 2 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 83 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
8 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CIN
17 rush, 75 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
23 rush, 107 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at HOU
13 rush, 48 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 5 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. DET
12 rush, 29 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 24 yds, 1 td
at NE
Week 7 at LAC vs. KC
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. LAC
Week 9 vs. HOU at ATL
Week 10 at GB at LV
Week 11 vs. PIT vs. MIA
Week 12 vs. CLE vs. NO
Week 13 at MIN at KC
Week 14 vs. TEN at CAR
Week 15 at BAL vs. BUF
Week 16 vs. CHI at LAC
Week 17 at IND vs. LV
Player Projections Comparison
 
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
vs. KC, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts15.113.7
Rush Yards64.257.5
Rush TDs0.50.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.12.6
Rec Yards25.418.9
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points12.610.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 19.012.6
Week 218.014.4
Week 324.93.8
Week 410.723.8
Week 55.0
Week 611.3
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total78.954.6
Average13.213.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 113
Week 243
Week 366
Week 443
Week 57
Week 64
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
vs. KC, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Robinson didn't have as dominant of a game as many were expecting last week, but he was able to salvage his fantasy output with a receiving TD. It's a tough matchup for Robinson here, but he's simply seeing too much work to not view him as a high-end RB2 with a safe floor due to his involvement in the receiving game.Gordon should return for this matchup after missing last week with an illness. While he does have the potential suspension hanging over his head, it might be a while before we get official word on that situation. Until we get word, Gordon should be viewed as a high-end RB3 in this matchup with Lindsay back and involved in this offense.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's now failed to top 48 yards on the ground in three of his last four games despite matchups against the Dolphins, Bengals, Texans, and Lions. That's the bad news. The good news is that he's been used in the passing game, averaging 5.3 targets, 4.8 receptions, and 40.3 yards through the air. The matchup this week is much tougher than his recent competition. The Chargers are still the only team in the league who's yet to allow a rushing touchdown. On the ground, they've allowed just 39.6 fantasy points, which is the lowest in the league, and a number that amounts to just 7.92 points per week. Fortunately, the 76.1 PPR points they've allowed through the air is the fifth-most in football. We've seen four different running backs in just five games finish with six or more receptions against the Chargers. Still, no running back has been able to finish better than the RB9 against them, and they've played against Alvin Kamara, Mike Davis, Ronald Jones, Joe Mixon, and Clyde-Edwards Helaire, so the competition has been stellar. Robinson should still be played considering his workhorse role, but he's more of an RB2 this week.So, apparently, Gordon had strep throat last week and it was the reason for missing the game. He's still facing a possible three-game suspension by the league, so it's a situation we need to pay attention to as the week goes on. Lindsay stepped in and played well in his absence, racking up 101 yards on the ground against a tough Patriots run defense. Do the Broncos move towards more of a timeshare with Lindsay back to full health? Against the Chiefs, they'll want to utilize their running backs a lot. Their opponents have chosen a run play on 47.2 percent of plays, which ranks as the fifth-highest mark in the league. In terms of weighted opportunity, running backs average the 10th-most against the Chiefs, and though the numbers haven't been huge to this point, the level of competition has been weak. Per Football Outsiders DVOA, the Chiefs are still the sixth-worst run defense in the league. The question is: Can the Broncos keep the game close enough to keep getting touches to their running backs? Six different running backs have totaled 62 or more yards on the ground, while seven running backs have totaled at least 25 yards through the air. If Gordon plays, you have to assume he gets the majority of work, including pass-game and goal-line usage, which is important, so consider him a somewhat sturdy RB2, though the 18.8-point team-implied total is worrisome. Lindsay didn't even get a single target last week, which worries me about his floor. Lindsay also played this team twice last year without Gordon and finished two games with just 68 scoreless yards on 18 carries. He's more of an RB3/flex play this week who carries gamescript concerns, as he ran just 11 routes in Gordon's absence last week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Chargers are 9th against fantasy running backs, but Robinson sees enough volume to warrant RB1 status.