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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
at WAS, Thu 8pm EDT
vs. ATL, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Sep 17th, 2021
57%
Recommended by
100 of 176 experts
43%
Recommended by
76 of 176 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 81# 85-
Best Rank# 64# 59-
Worst Rank# 114# 126-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at WAS vs. ATL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs WASThis is a 5 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs ATL-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total17.321.0-
Avg Game17.321.0-
Week 117.321.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Sterling ShepardRob GronkowskiAdd Player
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
5 h
#76#81-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
6 h
#103#81-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
7 h
#77#81-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
9 h
#108#91-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
9 h
#79#81-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
9 h
#96#80-
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
9 h
#82#80-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
9 h
#78#81-
    
Eric Moody E. Moody
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
9 h
#78#80-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
9 h
#78#81-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
9 h
#78#80-
    
Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
9 h
#64#80-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
9 h
#71#113-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
9 h
#74#113-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
9 h
#72#81-
    
Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
9 h
#84#80-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
9 h
#72#80-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
9 h
#89#80-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
9 h
#82#80-
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
9 h
#89#81-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
9 h
#89#81-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
9 h
#70#81-
    
Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
9 h
#71#81-
    
Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
9 h
#77#81-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
9 h
#77#81-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
9 h
#78#95-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
9 h
#82#81-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
10 h
#72#80-
    
Heath Capps H. Capps
Fake Teams Fake Teams
10 h
#78#80-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
10 h
#78#80-
    
The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
10 h
#78#81-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
10 h
#78#80-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
10 h
#87#80-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
10 h
#90#80-
    
Mike Randle M. Randle
BettingPros BettingPros
10 h
#79#95-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
10 h
#78#81-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
10 h
#85#80-
    
Rudy Gamble R. Gamble
Razzball Razzball
10 h
#69#80-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
10 h
#79#81-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
10 h
#79#81-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
10 h
#82#80-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
10 h
#102#91-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
10 h
#83#81-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
10 h
#79#80-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
10 h
#82#80-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
10 h
#84#81-
    
Seth Klein S. Klein
Fantrax Fantrax
10 h
#71#80-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
10 h
#78#80-
    
Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
10 h
#76#81-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
10 h
#102#81-
    
Ryan Skolrud R. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports SkullKing Sports
10 h
#87#81-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
10 h
#114#80-
    
Gary VanDyke G. VanDyke
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
10 h
#102#112-
    
Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
10 h
#66#80-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
10 h
#52#91-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
10 h
#78#91-
    
Scott Bogman S. Bogman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
10 h
#98#80-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
10 h
#74#81-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
11 h
#78#80-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
11 h
#70#81-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
11 h
#96#81-
    
Nader Saba N. Saba
SleeperWire SleeperWire
11 h
#87#80-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
11 h
#79#91-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
11 h
#82#113-
    
Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
11 h
#70#80-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
11 h
#72#80-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
11 h
#71#80-
    
Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
11 h
#108#80-
    
Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
11 h
#77#81-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
11 h
#84#80-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
11 h
#79#80-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
11 h
#87#113-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
4for4.com 4for4.com
11 h
#72#80-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
11 h
#84#80-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
11 h
#96#80-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
11 h
#82#81-
    
Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
11 h
#70#80-
    
Travis Seel T. Seel
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
12 h
#99#49-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
12 h
#68#80-
    
Kyle August K. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown Fantasy Football S...
12 h
#79#81-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
12 h
#71#108-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#78#95-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
12 h
#90#95-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
The Action Network The Action Network
12 h
#78#80-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#84#80-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
12 h
#70#80-
    
Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
12 h
#74#81-
    
Davis Mattek D. Mattek
SportsGrid SportsGrid
12 h
#84#81-
    
Doug Norrie D. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings Daily Fantasy Spor...
12 h
#68#73-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
12 h
#90#92-
    
Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
12 h
#87#81-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#77#80-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
12 h
#89#81-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
13 h
#87#80-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#79#81-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
13 h
#82#80-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
13 h
#77#80-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
13 h
#86#80-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
13 h
#88#80-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#76#79-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
13 h
#97#79-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
13 h
#88#91-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
13 h
#79#80-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
13 h
#72#80-
    
Derek Dennington D. Dennington
The Good Old Boys Fantasy Football Podcast The Good Old Boys ...
14 h
#87#80-
    
Jonathan Stone J. Stone
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
14 h
#77#73-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
14 h
#78#80-
    
Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
14 h
#99#112-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
14 h
#77#81-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
14 h
#82#80-
    
Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
15 h
#71#80-
    
Scott Smith S. Smith
RotoViz RotoViz
15 h
#77#80-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
15 h
#79#80-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
16 h
#87#81-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
16 h
#89#73-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
16 h
#84#81-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
17 h
#72#113-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
18 h
#87#81-
    
Kent Weyrauch K. Weyrauch
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
18 h
#72#148-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
18 h
#79#81-
    
Nick Bretwisch N. Bretwisch
Win Daily Sports Win Daily Sports
18 h
#84#81-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
19 h
#72#91-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
19 h
#96#95-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
20 h
#90#80-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
20 h
#78#81-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
20 h
#77#81-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
20 h
#97#81-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
ProjectRoto ProjectRoto
20 h
#79#85-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
21 h
#75#83-
    
Mitchell Carl M. Carl
Rise or Fall Rise or Fall
21 h
#89#85-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
21 h
#82#83-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
21 h
#84#81-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
21 h
#115#73-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
22 h
#78#85-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
23 h
#89#83-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
24 h
#89#92-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#80#85-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
#87#83-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
1 d
#69#59-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
1 d
#94#114-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
1 d
#79#126-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
1 d
#89#103-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
1 d
#87#81-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
1 d
#87#81-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
1 d
#96#80-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
1 d
#88#80-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
1 d
#89#117-
    
Jeff DiMatteo J. DiMatteo
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
1 d
#89#85-
    
Dan Yanotchko D. Yanotchko
EDSFootball EDSFootball
1 d
#82#91-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#74#67-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
1 d
#87#81-
    
Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
2 d
#86#83-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
2 d
#80#83-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
2 d
#86#85-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 d
#86#85-
    
Matthew Williams M. Williams
NBC Sports NBC Sports
2 d
#86#94-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#82#85-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#87#91-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#110#85-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
2 d
#78#81-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
2 d
#100#86-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#110#93-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#81#104-
    
Bob Van Duser B. Van Duser
Dynasty Rewind Dynasty Rewind
2 d
#90#77-
    
KJ K.
Fantasy Team Advice Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#66#86-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
2 d
#77#69-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
2 d
#76#89-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
2 d
#89#81-
    
Kevin Roberts K. Roberts
Breaking Football Breaking Football
2 d
#90#112-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
2 d
#92#85-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
2 d
#90#119-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#90#89-
    
Dave McKay D. McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain The Fantasy Sports...
3 d
#91#105-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
3 d
#91#105-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
3 d
#89#80-
    
Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
3 d
#83#78-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. DEN
9 tar, 7 rec, 113 yds, 1 td
vs. DAL
8 tar, 8 rec, 90 yds, 2 td
Week 2 at WAS vs. ATL
Week 3 vs. ATL at LAR
Week 4 at NO at NE
Week 5 at DAL vs. MIA
Week 6 vs. LAR at PHI
Week 7 vs. CAR vs. CHI
Week 8 at KC at NO
Week 9 vs. LVBYE WEEK
Week 10BYE WEEK at WAS
Week 11 at TB vs. NYG
Week 12 vs. PHI at IND
Week 13 at MIA at ATL
Week 14 at LAC vs. BUF
Week 15 vs. DAL vs. NO
Week 16 at PHI at CAR
Week 17 at CHI at NYJ
Week 18 vs. WAS vs. CAR
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2021 Points 
Week 117.321.0
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
Total17.321.0
Average17.321.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
2021 Targets 
Week 198
Week 210
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
Notes for Player Combination
 
at WAS, Thu 8pm EDT
vs. ATL, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Last week, there weren't any Giants WRs I was willing to go near for fantasy and Sterling Shepard proved me wrong. He came out and put on a show against some very good corners for 113 yards and a score. With Kadarius Toney failing to step into a larger role just yet, Shepard's a very safe and reliable option for fantasy purposes. We shouldn't be viewing him as anything more than a FLEX option just yet, but he should see enough volume to easily return that value against the Washington secondary.I'm going to be honest, I didn't see eight targets incoming for Rob Gronkowski last week. At this stage of his career, I expected Gronk to be merely just a red-zone option that could sneak a touchdown or two away here or there, but I didn't see 90 receiving yards coming right out of the gates. He looked like the old Gronkowski and we know that him and Brady have the chemistry necessary to lead to top-tier fantasy production. Against Atlanta, Gronkowski should be viewed as a low-end TE1/high-end TE2 with upside.
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
The sixth-year veteran has only had five career games where he's gone over 100 yards and scored a touchdown, but he's now done it in two straight games. Shepard dropped 112 yards and a touchdown on the Cowboys in Week 17 last year, and he opened the 2021 season with 113 yards and a touchdown against a tough Denver defense. With Kenny Golladay having missed valuable training-camp reps with his new team and his new quarterback due to a hamstring injury, Daniel Jones might continue to lean on Shepard early in the season. Shepard is likely to see a lot of snaps against Washington slot corner Kendall Fuller on Sunday. Fuller isn't bad, but Chargers slot man Keenan Allen had a 100-yard day against Washington last week.Let's face it: We weren't drafting Gronk early enough. He continues to produce when healthy. He finished TE8 last year, and he's off to a roaring start this year, having caught 8 of 8 targets against the Cowboys for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Health is the only risk with Gronkowski, and we tend to over-penalize the players we perceive to be injury risks, failing to fully account for the replacement value we get when we plug in another player for the injured guy. Kudos to all the wise fantasy managers who ran it back with Gronk this year.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
 Gronk finished as the TE1 last week thanks to his 8/90/2 line that helped the Bucs eek out a win over the Cowboys on TNF. With TB's offense humming and a years-old connection with Tom Brady (they just hooked up for their 100th TD for crying out loud!), Gronk belongs in the weekly top-10 until further notice.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
 The Falcons were 26th against fantasy tight ends, but Gronk is pretty touchdown dependent at this point in his career. Gronk is a boom / bust TE streamer at home in a very good matchup.