Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Mike Evans or Devonta Freeman

 
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  Mike EvansM. Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
at MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Devonta FreemanD. Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Opponent at MIN at DET-
Matchup Rank923-
    
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Season Total15.331.9-
Avg Game15.316.0-
Week 215.322.0-
    
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  Mike EvansM. Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Devonta FreemanD. Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
2017 Schedule 
Week 1BYE WEEK at CHI
12 rush, 37 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. CHI
9 tar, 7 rec, 93 yds, 1 td
vs. GB
19 rush, 84 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at MIN at DET
Week 4 vs. NYG vs. BUF
Week 5 vs. NEBYE WEEK
Week 6 at ARI vs. MIA
Week 7 at BUF at NE
Week 8 vs. CAR at NYJ
Week 9 at NO at CAR
Week 10 vs. NYJ vs. DAL
Week 11 at MIA at SEA
Week 12 at ATL vs. TB
Week 13 at GB vs. MIN
Week 14 vs. DET vs. NO
Week 15 vs. ATL at TB
Week 16 at CAR at NO
Week 17 vs. NO vs. CAR
  Mike EvansM. Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Devonta FreemanD. Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
2017 Points 
Week 19.9
Week 215.322.0
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  Mike EvansM. Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Devonta FreemanD. Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
2017 Targets 
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Week 292
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  Mike EvansM. Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
at MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Devonta FreemanD. Freeman
RB - ATL
Devonta Freeman
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Evans saw more single coverage than usual in Week 1 against the Bears, and he put up his usual stellar line, catching seven of his nine targets for 93 yards and a touchdown. Even if he sees single coverage again this week, however, he may be in for a slightly down game against Xavier Rhodes, who had success against both Michael Thomas and Antonio Brown. The tough matchup isn't close to enough to move Evans out of the WR1 range, but playing in Minnesota against a tough defense certainly takes the bloom off of Evans' rose. Start him, of course, but this may not be one of his best efforts this season.Freeman hasn't lit the world on fire with his rushing ability yet in 2017 (just 3.9 YPC), but he's managed to find the end zone three times in his first two games. He may have trouble continuing the latter trend against the Lions in Week 3, as Detroit allowed only five rushing touchdowns to running backs all last year. But the disparity between Freeman and Tevin Coleman's usage got larger in Week 2 (17-snap gap vs. 12-snap gap in Week 1), which is obviously a good sign for Freeman going forward. He's an RB1 in this matchup, as he will be most weeks, but his ceiling is a bit lower than it has been in either previous matchup this season.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Minnesota is just 25th against fantasy receivers, even though Minnesota is perceived Freeman goes against a Lions D that is 12th against fantasy running backs, but the Falcons are one of the best running games in the league and Freeman should still be a great play this week.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Evans looked good against the Bears, but will likely have trouble with Xavier Rhodes this week. Evans is too good to knock down too far, but he's not in the first tier this week.The Lions did a good job stopping David Johnson in Week 1 and had little trouble with the Giants' running game last week, so I do worry about Freeman's upside. But as the goal-line back, he always has upside in this offense.