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Experts' Pick
 
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
vs. BAL, Tue 8pm EST
COV-IR
 
 
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Updated: Nov 29th, 2020
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80 of 149 experts
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Recommended by
69 of 149 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 57-
Best Rank# 5# 6-
Worst Rank# 13# 22-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at MIN vs. BAL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs MINThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs BAL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att21.819.5
Rush Yds93.989.2
Rush TD0.50.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total103.4109.0-
Avg Game9.410.9-
Avg Projection12.37.6-
Week 1113.99.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor49 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
Expert Ranks 
Mike DavisJames ConnerAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
28 m
#24-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
35 m
#12#72-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
55 m
#11-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#11-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 h
#12-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 h
#11-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 h
#13-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 h
#11-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
2 h
#11-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
2 h
#11-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 h
#12-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
3 h
#12-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
4 h
#10-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 h
#12-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
4 h
#11#10-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#11-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
5 h
#13#12-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
5 h
#11-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
5 h
#18-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
5 h
#11-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
5 h
#5-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
6 h
#10-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
6 h
#24-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6 h
#12-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
7 h
#11-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
7 h
#12#11-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
7 h
#12-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
7 h
#13-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
7 h
#12-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
8 h
#11-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
8 h
#6#22-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
9 h
#16-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#12-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
9 h
#12#11-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
9 h
#11-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
9 h
#12#11-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
10 h
#5#21-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
11 h
#10#12-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
11 h
#18-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
13 h
#13-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
13 h
#12#9-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
14 h
#13#12-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
14 h
#16-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
14 h
#6#16-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
14 h
#12#15-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
16 h
#13#12-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
16 h
#10#18-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
17 h
#12#11-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
17 h
#11#10-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
17 h
#11#10-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
19 h
#13#17-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
19 h
#12#10-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
21 h
#9-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#10#12-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
1 d
#12#17-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
1 d
#11#17-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
1 d
#13#12-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 d
#12#23-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
1 d
#13#12-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#11#61-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#8#12-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#12#11-
    
1 d
#13#17-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
1 d
#15#11-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#13#12-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
1 d
#13#15-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
1 d
#12#11-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#8#6-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
1 d
#11#68-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#13#11-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#12#10-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
1 d
#13#12-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#12#11-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 d
#16#15-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#11#16-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
#13#11-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
1 d
#6#11-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#12-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
1 d
#12-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
#12#15-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
2 d
#10#12-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
2 d
#13#20-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 d
#12#11-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
2 d
#14#13-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 d
#13#12-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
2 d
#13#12-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
2 d
#12#15-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
2 d
#11#12-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
2 d
#14#17-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#13#11-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 d
#12#16-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
3 d
#13#12-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
3 d
#13#11-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
3 d
#10#12-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#17#18-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
3 d
#13#11-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
3 d
#13#10-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 d
#14#11-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
3 d
#11#17-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
3 d
#13#12-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
3 d
#13#11-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 d
#7#11-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
3 d
#13#12-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
3 d
#14#13-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#13#10-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
3 d
#13#11-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
3 d
#12#10-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
3 d
#13#12-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
3 d
#13#10-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
3 d
#13#10-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 d
#13#11-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
3 d
#13#10-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
3 d
#13#10-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
3 d
#13#10-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
3 d
#13#10-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
3 d
#13#17-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
3 d
#12#10-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
3 d
#13#10-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
3 d
#13#10-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
3 d
#17#22-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
3 d
#6#17-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
3 d
#6#20-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 d
#13#16-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
3 d
#13#17-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#12#10-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
3 d
#14#11-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
3 d
#11#12-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#10#12-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
3 d
#19#13-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 d
#14#15-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
3 d
#13#12-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
3 d
#13#12-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
3 d
#13#18-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
#13#11-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
3 d
#13#17-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
3 d
#12#11-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
3 d
#13#11-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
3 d
#10#12-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
3 d
#12#11-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
3 d
#10#12-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#13#10-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
3 d
#13#12-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 d
#11#17-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
3 d
#13#11-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
4 d
#13#18-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
4 d
#13#11-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
4 d
#13#11-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
5 d
#14#11-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
5 d
#14#12-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LV
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at NYG
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at TB
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 8 rec, 74 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
16 rush, 106 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at LAC
13 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 8 rec, 45 yds, 1 td
vs. HOU
18 rush, 109 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. ARI
16 rush, 84 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 5 at ATL
16 rush, 89 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 9 rec, 60 yds, 1 td
vs. PHI
15 rush, 44 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CHI
18 rush, 52 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
20 rush, 101 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at NO
7 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 24 yds, 0 td
at TEN
20 rush, 82 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. ATL
13 rush, 66 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at BAL
15 rush, 47 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at KC
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 34 yds, 0 td
at DAL
9 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. TB
7 rush, 32 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
13 rush, 36 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. DET
19 rush, 64 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
at JAC
13 rush, 89 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at MIN vs. BAL
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. WAS
Week 14 vs. DEN at BUF
Week 15 at GB at CIN
Week 16 at WAS vs. IND
Week 17 vs. NO at CLE
Player Projections Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
vs. BAL, Tue 8pm EST
COV-IR
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.610.2
Rush Yards60.243.5
Rush TDs0.60.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.62.1
Rec Yards24.512.3
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points12.37.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
2020 Points 
Week 10.01.7
Week 27.518.1
Week 315.120.9
Week 417.1
Week 520.912.3
Week 69.516.2
Week 73.611.1
Week 87.712.0
Week 93.72.0
Week 104.44.8
Week 1113.99.9
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total103.4109.0
Average9.410.9
Player Targets Comparison
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
2020 Targets 
Week 104
Week 282
Week 395
Week 46
Week 5103
Week 631
Week 755
Week 823
Week 962
Week 1052
Week 1123
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
RB - CAR
at MIN, Sun 1pm EST
James Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
James Conner
RB - PIT
vs. BAL, Tue 8pm EST
COV-IR
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
With Christian McCaffrey ruled out for another week, it'll be Davis' backfield. We've had to dial back expectations for him after that hot start, as he's failed to crack 66 yards on the ground or 34 yards through the air since Week 5. He's scored just twice since that time, so maybe the workload caught up with him? There have been three running backs who've topped 75 yards on the ground against the Vikings, but all of them totaled 20-plus carries, which is a mark that Davis hasn't gotten to this season. Unfortunately, the Vikings have also limited production through the air to running backs as well, as there's been no running back who's topped 36 yards through the air against them. When you start factoring those things in with Davis' lack of ceiling over the last six weeks, it's a bit problematic. On top of that, the Vikings have allowed just seven total touchdowns to running backs, which ranks as the fifth-fewest in the league. In terms of efficiency, the Vikings have allowed the 11th-fewest fantasy points per weighted opportunity to running backs, but the good news is that they've had to face 28.7 running back touches per game. That's where Davis gets his value, as he's locked into 15-plus touches in this game, and maybe 20 of them. Because of that, he belongs in the mid-to-high-end RB2 territory.After totaling at least 18 touches in each of his first six full games he played this year, Conner has been an afterthought in the Steelers offense. He's received just 42 touches over the last three games despite outscoring their opponents 87-32 in those games. Even worse, he's scored just one touchdown over the last five weeks while Benny Snell has vultured two touchdowns in that time. The last time these two teams played, Conner did total 18 touches, though they amounted to just 60 total yards without a touchdown. The Ravens have allowed a rushing touchdown once every 51.3 carries, which is the second-largest number in the league, though the status of their interior linemen is important. We already know that Brandon Williams has been ruled out with COVID, while Calais Campbell hasn't practiced. It seems they'll be without both players this week, which is certainly a big plus for Conner. I mentioned this last week with Henry, but the Ravens allowed just 4.12 yards per carry with Williams on the field last year but allowed a massive 5.31 yards per carry without him. While the Ravens sold out to stop Derrick Henry last week, they can't do that with the receivers that the Steelers have. There have been three running backs who've totaled 115-plus yards on the ground against the Ravens this year, and Conner should have relatively fresh legs with his limited work the last three weeks. Conner makes for a solid RB2 play who'll likely be under-owned in DFS tournaments with his recent performances.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
CMC is not expected to play this week, which puts Mike Davis on the RB1 bubble against the Vikings 16th ranked fantasy RB defense.Conner had 14 fantasy points the last time these teams played and he should be a RB2 against the Ravens 12th ranked fantasy running back defense.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Conner came back to life a bit in week 11 against the Jaguars as he rumbled for 89 yards on the ground and averaging nearly seven yards per carry. This is a good sign for fantasy managers that have continued to roll Conner into their starting lineup, but it's going to be difficult to get excited about Conner here in week 12. The Ravens struggled last week with Brandon Williams and Calais Campbell out of the lineup, so Conner's fantasy outlook depends a lot on their availability, but they've been a pretty difficult matchup otherwise. Conner can be viewed as a mid-range RB2 with very little upside, but he would get a slight bump up if both of those defenders miss this contest.