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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
at CLE, Thu 8pm EDT
at NE, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Oct 24th, 2021
89%
Recommended by
157 of 177 experts
11%
Recommended by
20 of 177 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 23# 25-
Best Rank# 19# 22-
Worst Rank# 26# 32-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CLE at NE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform a little worse than their average vs CLEThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs NE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att2325.3
Rush Yds80.496.7
Rush TD0.70.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total66.434.9-
Avg Game9.57.0-
Avg Projection8.88.2-
Week 67.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather55 F, Overcast54 F, Overcast-
    
Expert Ranks 
Melvin Gordon IIIMichael CarterAdd Player
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
13 m
#21#40-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
46 m
#22#25-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
2 h
#26#31-
    
Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
2 h
#22#25-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
2 h
#22#26-
    
Scott Bogman S. Bogman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 h
#21#27-
    
Ryan Skolrud R. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports SkullKing Sports
3 h
#22#26-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#24#29-
    
Rudy Gamble R. Gamble
Razzball Razzball
4 h
#22#23-
    
Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
4 h
#26#25-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
5 h
#16#29-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
5 h
#23#26-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
5 h
#23#32-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
5 h
#23#22-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
6 h
#22#27-
    
Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
6 h
#24#22-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
6 h
#24#23-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
6 h
#22#26-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
6 h
#31#26-
    
Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
7 h
#22#26-
    
Dan Yanotchko D. Yanotchko
EDSFootball EDSFootball
8 h
#21#30-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
8 h
#24#27-
    
Bob Van Duser B. Van Duser
Dynasty Rewind Dynasty Rewind
9 h
#20#29-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
9 h
#20#25-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
9 h
#14#23-
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
10 h
#22#26-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
10 h
#22#23-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
10 h
#22#27-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
10 h
#23#26-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
10 h
#22#33-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
10 h
#22#26-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
10 h
#22#20-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
10 h
#19#25-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
11 h
#23#26-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
11 h
#24#25-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
11 h
#22#27-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#23#20-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
12 h
#24#27-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
12 h
#23#24-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
12 h
#26#24-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#22#30-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
13 h
#22#27-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
13 h
#26#23-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
14 h
#26#28-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
14 h
#22#31-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
14 h
#18#26-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
14 h
#22#30-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
14 h
#22#24-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
14 h
#15#31-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
15 h
#23#25-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
15 h
#23#26-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
15 h
#26#28-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
15 h
#22#21-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
16 h
#15#26-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
16 h
#22#25-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
16 h
#23#25-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
17 h
#23#26-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
17 h
#17#28-
    
Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
18 h
#21#26-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
18 h
#26#27-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
19 h
#26#29-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
19 h
#19#30-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
19 h
#24#23-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
20 h
#22#24-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
21 h
#22#24-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
21 h
#21#24-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
22 h
#21#29-
    
Site Projections S. Projections
numberFire numberFire
1 d
#21#23-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
1 d
#22#26-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
1 d
#18#25-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
1 d
#28#30-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#22#24-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
1 d
#22#24-
    
Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
1 d
#24#27-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#22#24-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
1 d
#21#24-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#28#33-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
1 d
#24#30-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#22#24-
    
Derek Dennington D. Dennington
The Good Old Boys Fantasy Football Podcast The Good Old Boys ...
1 d
#24#26-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
1 d
#19#30-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
2 d
#21#26-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 d
#22#24-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
2 d
#21#27-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#30#25-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
2 d
#20#30-
    
Kevin Roberts K. Roberts
Breaking Football Breaking Football
2 d
#24#29-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#18#37-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#23#26-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
2 d
#22#23-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
2 d
#23#26-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
2 d
#24#32-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
2 d
#21#27-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
2 d
#26#28-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
2 d
#19#31-
    
The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
2 d
#23#25-
    
Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
FTN FTN
2 d
#24#25-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
2 d
#22#30-
    
Doug Norrie D. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings Daily Fantasy Spor...
2 d
#23#33-
    
Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
2 d
#24#29-
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
2 d
#23#25-
    
Husein Shabazz H. Shabazz
SleeperWire SleeperWire
2 d
#27#22-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
2 d
#23#25-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
2 d
#22#26-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
2 d
#23#27-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#16#30-
    
Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
2 d
#22#25-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
2 d
#23#25-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
2 d
#22#25-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
2 d
#22#25-
    
Mike Krueger M. Krueger
FFToday FFToday
2 d
#15#25-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 d
#23#25-
    
Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
2 d
#24#27-
    
Mike Randle M. Randle
BettingPros BettingPros
2 d
#32#23-
    
Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
2 d
#23#24-
    
Wilmar Chaves W. Chaves
Hablemos de Football Hablemos de Football
2 d
#22#27-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
2 d
#21#27-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
2 d
#24#25-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
2 d
#25#24-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
2 d
#22#24-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
2 d
#22#26-
    
Mitchell Carl M. Carl
Rise or Fall Rise or Fall
2 d
#27#23-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
#24#26-
    
Jonathan Stone J. Stone
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
2 d
#24#25-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
2 d
#22#27-
    
Travis Seel T. Seel
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
2 d
#16#31-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
#22#26-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
2 d
#25#22-
    
Mundo Fantasy MX M. Fantasy MX
Mundo Fantasy Mundo Fantasy
2 d
#22#17-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#24#25-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
2 d
#22#25-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
2 d
#21#27-
    
Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
2 d
#24#26-
    
Jon Collins J. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR Fantasy Sports LR
2 d
#22#26-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#23#26-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
2 d
#21#25-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
2 d
#21#25-
    
Scott Smith S. Smith
RotoViz RotoViz
2 d
#23#26-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#22#26-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
2 d
#19#40-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 d
#22#25-
    
Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
2 d
#23#25-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 d
#23#26-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
Fanball Fanball
2 d
#25#24-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
2 d
#23#22-
    
Matthew Williams M. Williams
The Athletic The Athletic
2 d
#23#26-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
2 d
#22#29-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#24#30-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
2 d
#21#30-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
2 d
#21#33-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
3 d
#21#26-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
3 d
#13#45-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#23#26-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
3 d
#22#26-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
3 d
#22#26-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
3 d
#22#26-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
3 d
#19#26-
    
Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
3 d
#22#26-
    
Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
3 d
#22#24-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 d
#24#30-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
3 d
#14#27-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
3 d
#22#27-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
3 d
#22#29-
    
Sosa Kremenjas S. Kremenjas
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
3 d
#24#32-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
3 d
#22#25-
    
Kyle August K. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown Fantasy Football S...
3 d
#23#25-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
3 d
#26#29-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#21#24-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
3 d
#21#31-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
3 d
#21#31-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#22#25-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 d
#22#26-
    
Nader Saba N. Saba
SleeperWire SleeperWire
3 d
#22#27-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
4 d
#25#32-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
4 d
#21#29-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
4 d
#19#29-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
5 d
#22#27-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
11 rush, 101 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
at CAR
4 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at JAC
13 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
vs. NE
11 rush, 59 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ
18 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
at DEN
9 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. BAL
9 rush, 56 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
13 rush, 38 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 1 rec, -4 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at PIT
9 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at ATL
10 rush, 38 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. LV
10 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 at CLE at NE
Week 8 vs. WAS vs. CIN
Week 9 at DAL at IND
Week 10 vs. PHI vs. BUF
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. MIA
Week 12 vs. LAC at HOU
Week 13 at KC vs. PHI
Week 14 vs. DET vs. NO
Week 15 vs. CIN at MIA
Week 16 at LV vs. JAC
Week 17 at LAC vs. TB
Week 18 vs. KC at BUF
Player Projections Comparison
 
at CLE, Thu 8pm EDT
at NE, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts11.412.1
Rush Yards48.748.7
Rush TDs0.40.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.02.0
Rec Yards14.115.0
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points8.88.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2021 Points 
Week 117.82.0
Week 26.98.8
Week 314.22.9
Week 46.79.4
Week 54.311.8
Week 67.3
Week 79.2
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total66.434.9
Average9.57.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
2021 Targets 
Week 132
Week 223
Week 323
Week 443
Week 523
Week 63
Week 73
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
 
at CLE, Thu 8pm EDT
at NE, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
Williams leads the league in missed tackles per carry, according to PFF. He's averaging 3.5 yards after contact. For sake of comparison, Derrick Henry is averaging 3.6 yards after contact. Williams has been every bit as good as advertised, if not better. Gordon has been solid, too, averaging 4.7 yards per carry and 7.4 yards per target. This continues to be a true 50/50 split, and that arrangement has held steady through the first six weeks. In Week 7, Williams and Gordon face a Cleveland run defense that has continued to hold steady even as the Browns' pass defense has slid into a funk. The Browns are giving up 3.6 yards per carry and rank third in DVOA against the run. Both rank as lower-end RB2s. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Before New York's week six bye, these are Carter's opportunities (targets+ carries) per game: 6, 14, 12, 16, and 13. While the state of the offense around him prevents him from being incredibly efficient with those opportunities, he's getting enough work to be on the redraft radar consistently. In a week where so many other starting options at the RB position are unavailable due to bye weeks and injuries, Carter has to be in consideration for starting fantasy lineups. The Patriots are only allowing 14.7 fantasy points per game so far this season to opposing RBs, so the upside might no be there with Carter, but we know that he's going to see anywhere between 12-18 touches here. He can be viewed as a high-end RB3.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Gordon has slowly been losing usage to Javonte Williams, but Gordon III still sees enough work to be a low-upside flex option.Carter had 11 rushing attempts for 59 yards, 2 receptions for 29 yards, and no touchdowns the last time he faced the Patriots. Carter is a low upside flex option this week.