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Experts' Pick
 
 
at JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Tee Higgins
WR - CIN
Tee Higgins
Tee Higgins
WR - CIN
at CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Sep 16th, 2021
84%
Recommended by
147 of 176 experts
16%
Recommended by
29 of 176 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 38# 47-
Best Rank# 21# 39-
Worst Rank# 67# 68-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at JAC at CHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs JACThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs CHI-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total17.811.8-
Avg Game17.811.8-
Week 117.811.8-
    
Misc 
    
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Melvin Gordon IIITee HigginsAdd Player
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
12 m
#36#47-
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
14 m
#35#48-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
14 m
#35#66-
    
Eric Moody E. Moody
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
15 m
#36#58-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
16 m
#41#45-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
22 m
#35#47-
    
Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
22 m
#35#44-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
23 m
#36#44-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
23 m
#54#55-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
24 m
#35#48-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
24 m
#75#47-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
25 m
#36#58-
    
Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
25 m
#46#43-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
25 m
#24#40-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
27 m
#36#45-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
28 m
#46#44-
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
28 m
#35#48-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
28 m
#36#48-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
28 m
#36#44-
    
Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
28 m
#36#45-
    
Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
29 m
#35#47-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
30 m
#36#53-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
32 m
#41#43-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
32 m
#61#53-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
37 m
#36#43-
    
Heath Capps H. Capps
Fake Teams Fake Teams
38 m
#36#45-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
38 m
#36#58-
    
The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
38 m
#35#47-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
40 m
#41#55-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
40 m
#35#44-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
40 m
#35#45-
    
Mike Randle M. Randle
BettingPros BettingPros
43 m
#36#43-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
43 m
#34#44-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
45 m
#41#44-
    
Rudy Gamble R. Gamble
Razzball Razzball
45 m
#61#64-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
45 m
#36#48-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
46 m
#46#45-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
49 m
#54#58-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
50 m
#41#45-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
51 m
#35#48-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
55 m
#36#44-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
56 m
#54#45-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
1 h
#54#44-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 h
#32#43-
    
Seth Klein S. Klein
Fantrax Fantrax
1 h
#35#47-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 h
#57#43-
    
Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
1 h
#51#47-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
1 h
#46#47-
    
Ryan Skolrud R. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports SkullKing Sports
1 h
#35#47-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
1 h
#24#47-
    
Gary VanDyke G. VanDyke
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
1 h
#57#55-
    
Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
1 h
#54#42-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
1 h
#67#44-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
1 h
#36#47-
    
Scott Bogman S. Bogman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 h
#51#45-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
1 h
#23#44-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
2 h
#35#44-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
2 h
#51#55-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
2 h
#41#42-
    
Nader Saba N. Saba
SleeperWire SleeperWire
2 h
#35#56-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
2 h
#23#55-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#32#58-
    
Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
2 h
#36#55-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
2 h
#61#47-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
2 h
#36#47-
    
Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
2 h
#51#48-
    
Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
2 h
#35#45-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 h
#46#52-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
2 h
#51#47-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
2 h
#35#44-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
4for4.com 4for4.com
2 h
#51#53-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
2 h
#46#52-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
2 h
#41#55-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
2 h
#36#45-
    
Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
2 h
#36#45-
    
Travis Seel T. Seel
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
3 h
#35#53-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
3 h
#32#55-
    
Kyle August K. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown Fantasy Football S...
3 h
#35#56-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
3 h
#49#54-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#36#62-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
3 h
#54#43-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
The Action Network The Action Network
3 h
#41#47-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 h
#57#42-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
3 h
#67#68-
    
Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
3 h
#35#45-
    
Davis Mattek D. Mattek
SportsGrid SportsGrid
3 h
#36#45-
    
Doug Norrie D. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings Daily Fantasy Spor...
3 h
#51#77-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
3 h
#36#43-
    
Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
4 h
#35#45-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
4 h
#36#45-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
4 h
#36#53-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
4 h
#35#45-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 h
#35#45-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
4 h
#35#45-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
4 h
#40#47-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
4 h
#40#44-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
4 h
#35#44-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 h
#19#52-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
4 h
#64#41-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
4 h
#40#42-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
4 h
#40#59-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#35#48-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
4 h
#35#58-
    
Derek Dennington D. Dennington
The Good Old Boys Fantasy Football Podcast The Good Old Boys ...
5 h
#35#47-
    
Jonathan Stone J. Stone
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
5 h
#36#55-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
5 h
#35#55-
    
Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
5 h
#51#45-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
5 h
#36#55-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
5 h
#36#48-
    
Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
6 h
#54#47-
    
Scott Smith S. Smith
RotoViz RotoViz
6 h
#36#44-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
6 h
#61#63-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
7 h
#36#45-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
7 h
#36#48-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
7 h
#36#45-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
8 h
#32#55-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
9 h
#41#45-
    
Kent Weyrauch K. Weyrauch
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
9 h
#67#42-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
9 h
#36#47-
    
Nick Bretwisch N. Bretwisch
Win Daily Sports Win Daily Sports
9 h
#36#45-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
10 h
#36#45-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
10 h
#61#48-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
11 h
#35#58-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
11 h
#35#60-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
11 h
#54#48-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
11 h
#65#44-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
ProjectRoto ProjectRoto
11 h
#36#51-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
12 h
#45#42-
    
Mitchell Carl M. Carl
Rise or Fall Rise or Fall
12 h
#34#58-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
12 h
#34#52-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
12 h
#36#48-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#34#47-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
13 h
#36#52-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
14 h
#25#58-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
15 h
#36#52-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
17 h
#36#57-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
17 h
#36#54-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
18 h
#35#45-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
19 h
#36#58-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
21 h
#34#43-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
21 h
#45#53-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
22 h
#36#45-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
22 h
#36#45-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
23 h
#41#44-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
23 h
#40#46-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
23 h
#40#48-
    
Jeff DiMatteo J. DiMatteo
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
23 h
#47#52-
    
Dan Yanotchko D. Yanotchko
EDSFootball EDSFootball
23 h
#36#44-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
24 h
#60#57-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
1 d
#36#45-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#35#42-
    
Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
1 d
#36#52-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#25#43-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
1 d
#36#52-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#36#51-
    
Matthew Williams M. Williams
NBC Sports NBC Sports
1 d
#38#48-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#28#38-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#36#56-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#21#51-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
1 d
#36#56-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
1 d
#28#57-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#28#48-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#36#51-
    
Bob Van Duser B. Van Duser
Dynasty Rewind Dynasty Rewind
1 d
#36#48-
    
KJ K.
Fantasy Team Advice Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#36#51-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
1 d
#38#62-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
2 d
#41#59-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
2 d
#65#42-
    
Kevin Roberts K. Roberts
Breaking Football Breaking Football
2 d
#38#48-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
2 d
#36#39-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
2 d
#41#57-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#36#46-
    
Dave McKay D. McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain The Fantasy Sports...
2 d
#38#48-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 d
#41#45-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
3 d
#60#44-
    
Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
3 d
#20#48-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Tee Higgins
WR - CIN
Tee Higgins
Tee Higgins
WR - CIN
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG
11 rush, 101 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
5 tar, 4 rec, 58 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at JAC at CHI
Week 3 vs. NYJ at PIT
Week 4 vs. BAL vs. JAC
Week 5 at PIT vs. GB
Week 6 vs. LV at DET
Week 7 at CLE at BAL
Week 8 vs. WAS at NYJ
Week 9 at DAL vs. CLE
Week 10 vs. PHIBYE WEEK
Week 11BYE WEEK at LV
Week 12 vs. LAC vs. PIT
Week 13 at KC vs. LAC
Week 14 vs. DET vs. SF
Week 15 vs. CIN at DEN
Week 16 at LV vs. BAL
Week 17 at LAC vs. KC
Week 18 vs. KC at CLE
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Tee Higgins
WR - CIN
Tee Higgins
Tee Higgins
WR - CIN
2021 Points 
Week 117.811.8
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total17.811.8
Average17.811.8
Player Targets Comparison
 
Tee Higgins
WR - CIN
Tee Higgins
Tee Higgins
WR - CIN
2021 Targets 
Week 135
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
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Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
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Notes for Player Combination
 
at JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Tee Higgins
WR - CIN
Tee Higgins
Tee Higgins
WR - CIN
at CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
It looks like this is truly a 50/50 backfield. In fact, Williams and Gordon each played exactly half of Denver's 66 snaps in the opener. Williams carried 14 times for 45 yards, and his one target was caught for a four-yard loss. Gordon was no more effective until he popped off a 70-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. He finished with 11 carries for 101 yards and the touchdown, and he caught all three of his targets for 17 yards. The lowly Texans trampled the Jaguars for 160 rushing yards and two touchdowns in Week 1, suggesting that Jacksonville hasn't significantly upgraded a run defense that gave up 153.3 rushing yards a game and yielded 23 TD runs in 2020. Williams and Gordon both fall into the high-end RB3 range for Week 3.He dealt with dehydration issues in the opener and was briefly carted off the field, but Higgins hung in and finished with four catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. Higgins investors probably wouldn't have minded if Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase had continued to drop passes in the regular season. Alas, Chase looked as good as he was advertised coming out of college, and a big year for Chase would certainly tighten the lid on Higgins' upside. That said, Higgins figures to play a fair amount of snaps against Bears CB Kindle Vildor this weekend in what looks like a serious mismatch.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
According to PFF, Melvin Gordon finished with 32 total snaps during the Broncos' win against the New York Giants. While he had a fantastic game on the ground - 11 carries for 101 yards and a score - he was out-snapped by Williams. With Williams' 34 total snaps, this is a complete 50/50 split and Gordon showed that he shouldn't be sent to the bench just yet in favor of the rookie RB. He ripped off a beautiful long TD run and significantly outperformed Williams. Even though this is a completely even timeshare, Gordon's absolutely in play as a top-24 option this week against the Jaguars defense that just allowed the Houston Texans to run for 160 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.Tee Higgins seemed like he was going to have to take a back seat to Chase once he was drafted with the 5th pick overall, but that's certainly not the case. There's more than enough volume for these two dynamic receivers to feast for fantasy football. Higgins was impressive in week one against the Vikings and he finished with a solid 4-58-1 stat line on five targets. Just like Chase, he provided his QB with a great receiving option as he had a 154.6 QBR when targeted. Moving forward, both Chase and Higgins belong in the weekly low-end WR2/high-end WR3 conversation with tremendous upside. Start Higgins with confidence again in week two.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Gordon had 11 rushing attempts for 101 yards and a 70-yard touchdown in Week 1. He did split 50% of the reps with Javonte Williams, but the big game should help him see more work in Week 2 and the Jaguars D is horrible. Gordon is a low-end RB2 this week.The Bears were 30th against fantasy wide receivers in the opener, but they also played a very good Rams offense. Higgins has some upside, but he is a low-end WR2.