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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
at KC, Sun 8pm EST
James White
RB - NE
at LAC, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Dec 5th, 2020
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95 of 96 experts
1%
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1 of 96 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 38-
Best Rank# 12# 34-
Worst Rank# 28# 45-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at KC at LAC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs KCThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs LAC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att21.519.9
Rush Yds100.794.6
Rush TD0.70.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total98.147.4-
Avg Game9.85.3-
Avg Projection9.86.4-
Week 123.113.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather38 F, Clear66 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
Expert Ranks 
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
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Eric MoodyE. Moody
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Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
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Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
3 h
#22#37-
    
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The Fantasy First Down
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#21#39-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
4 h
#28#38-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
4 h
#25#36-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
4 h
#15#42-
    
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Fantasy Couch
4 h
#29#35-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
4 h
#21#37-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
5 h
#20#38-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#22#37-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
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#21#41-
    
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Going For 2
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Estadio Fantasy
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
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Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
8 h
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Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
9 h
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Fantasy Six Pack
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Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
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Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
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Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
9 h
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numberFire
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Packer Report
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Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
9 h
#22#40-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
9 h
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Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
9 h
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RotoBaller
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
11 h
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Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
12 h
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Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
12 h
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
13 h
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Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
14 h
#24#36-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
14 h
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
14 h
#24#39-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
15 h
#17#30-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
15 h
#26#39-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
15 h
#23#32-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
15 h
#25#34-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
16 h
#22#39-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
16 h
#22#38-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
16 h
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John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
16 h
#22#39-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
16 h
#17#37-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
17 h
#19#40-
    
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numberFire
22 h
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Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
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RotoBaller
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The Football Girl
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QB List
1 d
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Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
1 d
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Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#29#38-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
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1 d
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Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
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Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
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Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
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Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
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Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
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#22#39-
    
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Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
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Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#22#36-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
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Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
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Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
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Andy VandaA. Vanda
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David BiggsD. Biggs
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Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
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Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
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Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
2 d
#30#38-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
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Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
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#23#39-
    
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SleeperWire
2 d
#23#39-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
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Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#23#39-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
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#24#39-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
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Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
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Nick MarianoN. Mariano
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Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
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Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
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Mike WrightM. Wright
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
James White
RB - NE
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TEN
15 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
5 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
19 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 1 td
at SEA
Week 3 vs. TB
8 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. LV
Week 4 at NYJ
23 rush, 107 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at KC
3 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 5BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 6 at NE
vs. DEN
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 8 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. KC
17 rush, 68 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. LAC
8 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
at BUF
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at ATL
6 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at LV
11 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. BAL
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. MIA
15 rush, 84 yds, 2 td
at HOU
5 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 6 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. NO
12 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
5 rush, 18 yds, 2 td
1 tar, 1 rec, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at KC at LAC
Week 14 at CAR at LAR
Week 15 vs. BUF at MIA
Week 16 at LAC vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. LV vs. NYJ
Player Projections Comparison
 
at KC, Sun 8pm EST
James White
RB - NE
at LAC, Sun 4pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts13.14.9
Rush Yards54.418.8
Rush TDs0.50.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.24.0
Rec Yards15.231.8
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.86.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
James White
RB - NE
2020 Points 
Week 112.65.2
Week 214.4
Week 33.8
Week 423.85.9
Week 5
Week 67.3
Week 710.00.3
Week 84.73.5
Week 92.72.4
Week 104.60.8
Week 1118.48.3
Week 123.113.7
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total98.147.4
Average9.85.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
James White
RB - NE
2020 Targets 
Week 133
Week 23
Week 36
Week 438
Week 5
Week 69
Week 741
Week 874
Week 915
Week 1022
Week 1109
Week 1201
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
at KC, Sun 8pm EST
James White
RB - NE
at LAC, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Despite just 82 carries (35th among running backs), Lindsay ranks fifth in the NFL with eight 15-plus yard runs. Those long runs account for most of his production this year. In fact, those eight runs make up 46.4 percent of his rushing yardage this year. Sadly, he looks likely to miss this game. That would put Gordon back in the driver's seat. In the three games without Lindsay in the lineup earlier this season, Gordon had 21, 12, and 25 touches. The 12-touch game came against the Bucs, so it was understandable. If you're looking for production against the Chiefs, the running back position is a good place to look. Of the production they've allowed to skill-position players, running backs have accounted for 34.9 percent of it, which ranks as the fifth-highest percentage in the league. Running backs have accumulated 27.8 touches per game against them, and those touches have netted solid fantasy production. The Chiefs rank right around the league average in efficiency against running backs, which explains why there have been nine running backs who've finished as the RB25 or better against them despite the negative gamescripts. Here's a great thing for Gordon's floor: There's been no running back who's totaled more than 12 touches and finished with fewer than 10 PPR points against them. Damien Harris was the only one who didn't finish as a top-25 option in that group, but he still posted 100 yards on his 17 carries, which is hardly a bad game. Gordon himself saw 19 touches against them back in Week 7 where he finished with 80 total yards and a touchdown. If Lindsay is out of the lineup, Gordon should be considered a solid RB2 for this game who should net 15-plus touches. If Lindsay plays, I'd still prefer Gordon, but he'd be more of a high-end RB3 while Lindsay would be a risky low-end RB3.Despite the fact that Harris has been a very good running back on the ground, we were reminded why it's tricky to evaluate him last week. Since taking over the starting job, Harris has averaged 13.8 carries per game. Heck, let's pretend that number has been 16.0 just for this exercise. He's failed to receive a target in four of the last five games, so we can't count on that. Even if Harris gets 16 carries and averages a rock-star-like 5.0 yards per carry, he ends the game with 80 yards. If he doesn't score, he's not getting into startable territory, especially in PPR formats. The Chargers have allowed 1.0 rushing touchdown per game this year, which is tied for 15th. Going back to what we were just talking about, the Chargers have allowed 4.98 yards per carry, which is the third-most in the NFL. So, that 5.0 yards per carry I mentioned was very relevant. There have been nine running backs who've totaled at least 61 yards on the ground against them. Harris should be considered an RB3 right now who's extremely touchdown dependent because of how little he's used in the passing game. As for White, he could have a decent outlook in this game. Running backs have been targeted 22.7 percent of the time against the Chargers, which ranks as the second-highest mark in the NFL. We were hoping that with Rex Burkhead out of the lineup that we'd see more targets for White, and we got them in Week 11 when he saw nine of them, but he followed that up with just one target last week. Fortunately, he snuck into the end zone twice on just five carries, which is something we'll likely never get again, as White had just eight rushing touchdowns over the course of his 86-game career coming into that game. We need the passing game usage, so Week 12 was certainly a letdown. White should be considered a high-end RB4 in fantasy right now who apparently has a lower floor than we thought with Burkhead out of the lineup.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Gordon should do better with an actual quarterback behind center, Gordon III is a flex option against the Chiefs 22nd ranked fantasy running back defense.