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Experts' Pick
 
  Terry McLaurinT. McLaurin
WR - WAS
Terry McLaurin
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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45 of 120 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 30# 37-
Best Rank# 19# 27-
Worst Rank# 37# 55-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CLE vs. TB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs CLEThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs TB-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total24.627.0-
Avg Game12.313.5-
Week 218.514.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather80 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.76 F, Clear throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Terry McLaurinT. McLaurin
WR - WAS
Terry McLaurin
Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PHI
7 tar, 5 rec, 61 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
15 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at ARI
10 tar, 7 rec, 125 yds, 1 td
at PIT
19 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 1 td
Week 3 at CLE vs. TB
Week 4 vs. BAL at NYJ
Week 5 vs. LAR at NE
Week 6 at NYG vs. MIA
Week 7 vs. DAL vs. KC
Week 8BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. NYG at ATL
Week 10 at DET at LV
Week 11 vs. CIN vs. LAC
Week 12 at DAL vs. NO
Week 13 at PIT at KC
Week 14 at SF at CAR
Week 15 vs. SEA vs. BUF
Week 16 vs. CAR at LAC
Week 17 at PHI vs. LV
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Terry McLaurinT. McLaurin
WR - WAS
Terry McLaurin
Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
2020 Points 
Week 16.112.6
Week 218.514.4
Week 3
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Week 17
Total24.627.0
Average12.313.5
Player Targets Comparison
  Terry McLaurinT. McLaurin
WR - WAS
Terry McLaurin
Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
2020 Targets 
Week 173
Week 2103
Week 3
Week 4
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Notes for Player Combination
  Terry McLaurinT. McLaurin
WR - WAS
Terry McLaurin
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Melvin Gordon IIIM. Gordon
RB - DEN
Melvin Gordon III
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's had a couple tough matchups to start the year against Darius Slay and Patrick Peterson, but McLaurin continues to shine while finishing as the No. 11 fantasy receiver through two weeks, racking up 12 receptions for 186 yards and a touchdown. Knowing the other options on the team, his 26.6 percent target share should hold strong throughout the season. The Browns don't have a shadow cornerback, but rather trust their cornerbacks to play sides. The good news for McLaurin is that he plays about 75 percent of his snaps on the left side of the formation, which is away from the Browns top cornerback Denzel Ward. He'll see Terrence Mitchell, who's played every snap on that side of the field. It's fair to say that Mitchell has been undervalued for much of his career, allowing just a 75.5 QB Rating when targeted in coverage, including allowing just 2-of-10 passing for 19 yards against the Bengals last week. But again, he's not on the level of Slay and Peterson, as proven by the four teams he's been on over the last five years. We could also see the return of Greedy Williams, which would boot Mitchell from the lineup. No matter the case, I'm not letting this secondary scare me off McLaurin, who's a rock-solid WR2 with top-12 upside given his target share.Considering the matchups he had over the first two weeks, Gordon has played well and currently sits as the RB12 in PPR formats. With Phillip Lindsay out for a few weeks, he should continue to get the 18-21 touches he has over the first two games. Unfortunately, he has a meeting with the Bucs on deck. The stats will tell you that they've allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs on the year, but that doesn't even begin to tell the whole story. Since Bruce Arians and Todd Bowles took over in Tampa, they've allowed just 1,027 yards on 347 carries. I'll save you the math - that's 2.96 yards per carry, easily the lowest mark in the NFL. They have, however, allowed the most fantasy points through the air to running backs in 2020, as the Saints and Panthers backfields have turned in 40.8 PPR points through the air alone. Rewind that for a minute and think... that's Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey. Meanwhile Gordon has seen three targets in each of his two games, so he's not on that level. Still, he's a three-down back who's getting 80 percent of the touches, so even in a tough matchup, he should be considered a low-end RB2/high-end RB3. It certainly doesn't help that oddsmakers have set the Broncos team total to just 18.8 points.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
McLaurin struggled in week one, but he absolutely made up for it with his performance in week two. With Washington playing from behind and needing to throw the ball, McLaurin was peppered with targets and he delivered in a big way. As long as McLaurin's healthy, he belongs in your starting lineup. He's a solid WR2 option again this week against Cleveland.Gordon's got this backfield locked up with Phillip Lindsay still out, but this is an extremely tough matchup for the veteran RB. The Buccaneers are a stout defense and Gordon is going to have to find the end zone in this one in order to return RB2 value. With a backup QB stepping in against a tough defense, this offense is most likely going to struggle to put points up on the board, which limits Gordon's ceiling. He lands just inside the RB2 cutoff in my weekly rankings.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Browns are just 25th against fantasy wide receivers, McLaurin should be a low-end WR1 on the road in a great matchup.The Bucs are 28th against fantasy running backs on the season. Gordon will have a hard time without Drew Lock and Courtland Sutton to take pressure off the line of scrimmage, but he should see enough touches to warrant RB2 status.