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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
vs. MIA, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
98%
Recommended by
123 of 126 experts
2%
Recommended by
3 of 126 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 4# 15-
Best Rank# 1# 6-
Worst Rank# 18# 30-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. MIA vs. TB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. DSTs perform close to their average vs MIAThis is a 5 star matchup. DSTs perform better than their average vs TB-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total106.0124.0-
Avg Game6.66.9-
2019 Average6.66.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
New England PatriotsNew Orleans SaintsAdd Player
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#8#16-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#3#14-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#4#14-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
09/13
#4#14-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
09/10
#8#17-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
09/13
#1#15-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
09/10
#4#15-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
09/13
#1#14-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
09/09
#4#14-
    
Elvin RyanE. Ryan
The Pregame HQ
09/10
#5#19-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
08/10
#5#9-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#3#14-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
09/13
#2#16-
    
Adrian AlpansequeA. Alpa...
Estadio Fantasy
09/09
#3#13-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
09/13
#1#7-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
09/13
#2#14-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
09/10
#4#19-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
09/13
#4#23-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
09/10
#4#17-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
09/10
#5#12-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
09/09
#6#17-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
09/10
#3#11-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
09/13
#3#19-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
09/13
#4#15-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
09/13
#4#15-
    
Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
Wolf Sports
09/13
#2#30-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
09/13
#3#14-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
09/13
#3#11-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
09/13
#1#11-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
09/10
#4#15-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
09/12
#8#16-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
09/13
#15#8-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
09/13
#5#19-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
09/08
#3#15-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
09/10
#2#15-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#4#18-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
09/13
#3#13-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
09/10
#4#15-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
09/09
#5#13-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
09/12
#2#7-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
09/10
#5#24-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
09/13
#9#13-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
09/13
#6#11-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
09/13
#4#15-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
09/11
#4#15-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
09/13
#4#15-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
09/13
#5#14-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
09/09
#6#14-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
09/12
#4#18-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
09/13
#3#13-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
09/10
#3#15-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
09/13
#4#12-
    
Tommy MoliooT. Molioo
The Undroppables
09/09
#4#13-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
09/11
#10#9-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
09/09
#3#16-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
09/13
#3#13-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
09/13
#5#14-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
09/09
#2#15-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
09/13
#4#15-
    
Clayton CadieuxC. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North
09/12
#4#12-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
09/13
#2#16-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
09/10
#10#16-
    
Jose Ramon LlacaJ. Ramo...
Estadio Fantasy
09/07
#3#11-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/13
#2#11-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
09/12
#3#15-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
09/13
#4#14-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/09
#3#15-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
09/13
#3#12-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
09/10
#2#15-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
09/12
#3#15-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
09/09
#5#15-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
09/13
#2#13-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
09/10
#3#14-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
09/13
#1#11-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
09/13
#4#13-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
09/10
#8#13-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
09/13
#3#13-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
09/13
#2#13-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
09/08
#3#15-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
09/13
#5#15-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#1#6-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
09/13
#4#14-
    
Francisco (Chato) RomeroF. (Cha...
Estadio Fantasy
09/13
#2#12-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#10#16-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
CBS Sports
09/13
#3#15-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
09/12
#2#29-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
09/09
#6#14-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#7#12-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
09/07
#3#15-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
09/13
#5#15-
    
09/13
#5#15-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
09/13
#4#14-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
09/13
#6-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
09/09
#4#10-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
09/13
#6#14-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
09/11
#10#12-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
09/12
#6#13-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
09/13
#5#13-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
09/12
#4#16-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
09/10
#5#18-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
09/13
#3#17-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
09/10
#5#10-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
09/12
#18#11-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
09/12
#13#18-
    
Aaron LarsonA. Larson
FantasyPros
09/09
#5#15-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/04
#3#14-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
09/13
#2#22-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
09/13
#5#14-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
09/10
#8#15-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
09/09
#6#18-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
09/01
#2-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
09/09
#8#26-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
09/10
#7#15-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
09/13
#5#14-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#3#13-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
09/08
#9#15-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/12
#7#16-
    
Jacob HerlinJ. Herlin
FantasyPros
09/11
#4#20-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
09/10
#2#12-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#4#18-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
09/10
#1#19-
    
Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
09/10
#2#16-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
09/09
#6#14-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
09/08
#3#15-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
09/08
#1#15-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
09/07
#3-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA vs. TB
Week 2 at SEA at LV
Week 3 vs. LV vs. GB
Week 4 at KC at DET
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. LAC
Week 6 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. SF vs. CAR
Week 8 at BUF at CHI
Week 9 at NYJ at TB
Week 10 vs. BAL vs. SF
Week 11 at HOU vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. ARI at DEN
Week 13 at LAC at ATL
Week 14 at LAR at PHI
Week 15 at MIA vs. KC
Week 16 vs. BUF vs. MIN
Week 17 vs. NYJ at CAR
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 111.015.0
Week 26.04.0
Week 315.0-3.0
Week 44.04.0
Week 53.0
Week 67.0
Week 74.01.0
Week 83.07.0
Week 93.016.0
Week 105.014.0
Week 110.016.0
Week 125.014.0
Week 1331.06.0
Week 144.02.0
Week 154.07.0
Week 16-4.01.0
Week 178.017.0
Total106.0124.0
Average6.66.9
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. MIA, Sun 1pm EDT
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
The Patriots' defense went on a tear at the beginning of last season, and a lot of experts remain high on them for 2020. I don't know if I share that outlook. They lost key players in free agency (Kyle Van Noy, Elandon Roberts) and to opt-outs (Patrick Chung, Dont'a Hightower), so I wouldn't be surprised to see them struggle at the start of 2020. The Dolphins are a good matchup because of Ryan Fitzpatrick's inconsistency, but I would avoid starting New England's D/ST if you can. 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
New England's DST comfortably led the position in 2019, and the unit's dominance was one of the most surprising stories of the season. While Miami has made upgrades in the run game, the passing game with Ryan Fitzpatrick could once again be a mixed bag. Expect NE DST to excel in a prime matchup at home in Week 1.The Saints have made upgrades in the secondary, will get some key pieces back at linebacker and defensive line, and added rookie Zack Baun through the draft. This will be an improved defense in 2020, though the matchup with the new-look Buccaneers might be one to avoid for fantasy. New Orleans' defense could limit Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette, but containing Tom Brady and his array of weapons is another story.