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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
at MIA, Sun 1pm EST
Doubtful
 
 
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Percent


Updated: Dec 5th, 2021
100%
Recommended by
161 of 161 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 161 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 112-
Best Rank# 19# 56-
Worst Rank# 28# 90-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. ARI at MIA-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs ARIThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform a little better than their average vs MIA-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec17.122.5
Rec Yds172.9259.8
Rec TD11.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total96.137.5-
Avg Game8.77.5-
Avg Projection9.81.9-
Week 1212.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertQuadricep-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Darnell MooneySterling ShepardAdd Player
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
3 m
#23-
    
Armando Crespo A. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
7 m
#21-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
15 m
#23-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
16 m
#15#117-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
31 m
#22-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
37 m
#22-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
49 m
#21-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
49 m
#27-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
55 m
#23-
    
Heath Capps H. Capps
Fake Teams Fake Teams
1 h
#25#53-
    
Dan Yanotchko D. Yanotchko
EDSFootball EDSFootball
1 h
#20#106-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#22-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#24-
    
Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
2 h
#22-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
3 h
#28-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
3 h
#23-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
5 h
#23-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
6 h
#23#61-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
6 h
#18-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#26-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
6 h
#23-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
6 h
#20-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#21-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
7 h
#22-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
7 h
#23#61-
    
Ryan Skolrud R. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports SkullKing Sports
7 h
#21-
    
Husein Shabazz H. Shabazz
SleeperWire SleeperWire
8 h
#21-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
8 h
#22#106-
    
Derek Dennington D. Dennington
The Good Old Boys Fantasy Football Podcast The Good Old Boys ...
8 h
#22#61-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
8 h
#29-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
8 h
#21-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
9 h
#22-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
9 h
#22-
    
Scott Bogman S. Bogman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
9 h
#22-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
9 h
#29-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
9 h
#22-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
9 h
#24-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
10 h
#19-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
10 h
#22-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
10 h
#22-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
11 h
#24#48-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
11 h
#21-
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
11 h
#22-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
11 h
#32-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
12 h
#22-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
12 h
#28-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
13 h
#26-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#27-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
14 h
#21#61-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
14 h
#23-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
15 h
#21#90-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
15 h
#24-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
15 h
#22-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
16 h
#28-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
16 h
#30#150-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
16 h
#23-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
17 h
#23-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
17 h
#23#73-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
19 h
#23-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
19 h
#23-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
20 h
#21#77-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
20 h
#20#60-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
20 h
#19-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
21 h
#24-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
21 h
#26#89-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
22 h
#19-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
22 h
#22#61-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
22 h
#23-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
23 h
#23-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
24 h
#22-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
1 d
#26#53-
    
Site Projections S. Projections
numberFire numberFire
1 d
#27-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
1 d
#30#56-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
1 d
#18-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
1 d
#16-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
1 d
#30-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
1 d
#23-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
1 d
#26-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
1 d
#27-
    
Mundo Fantasy MX M. Fantasy MX
Mundo Fantasy Mundo Fantasy
2 d
#24#55-
    
Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
2 d
#21-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
2 d
#23#57-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
2 d
#23-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
2 d
#20-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
2 d
#24-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
2 d
#24-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
2 d
#21-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
2 d
#23#72-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
2 d
#22-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#21#60-
    
Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
2 d
#21#60-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#23#37-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
3 d
#23#60-
    
Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
3 d
#23#36-
    
Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
3 d
#24#57-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
3 d
#23#80-
    
Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
FTN FTN
3 d
#24#48-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
3 d
#30#77-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
Fanball Fanball
3 d
#22-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#21#61-
    
Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
3 d
#22#60-
    
Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
3 d
#24#101-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
3 d
#23#61-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
3 d
#43#54-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
3 d
#20#94-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
3 d
#21#38-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
3 d
#21#81-
    
Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
3 d
#22#60-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
3 d
#21#58-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
3 d
#25#56-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
3 d
#22#60-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
3 d
#23#60-
    
The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
3 d
#24#58-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
3 d
#29#79-
    
Wilmar Chaves W. Chaves
Hablemos de Football Hablemos de Football
3 d
#23#61-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
3 d
#22#45-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
3 d
#24#58-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
3 d
#24#58-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
3 d
#29#40-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
3 d
#23#61-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
3 d
#27-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 d
#29#60-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
3 d
#23#61-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
3 d
#24#55-
    
Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
3 d
#26#52-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
3 d
#29#62-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
3 d
#23#58-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
3 d
#24#60-
    
Mike Krueger M. Krueger
FFToday FFToday
3 d
#14#93-
    
Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
3 d
#21#78-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
3 d
#28#38-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
3 d
#23#61-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
3 d
#24#55-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
3 d
#22#77-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
3 d
#23#47-
    
Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
3 d
#23#61-
    
Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
3 d
#23#61-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
3 d
#20#48-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
3 d
#24#48-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 d
#23#47-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
3 d
#23-
    
Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
3 d
#23#60-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
3 d
#27#60-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
3 d
#20#132-
    
Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
3 d
#24#57-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#27#61-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
3 d
#23#60-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
3 d
#18#95-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
3 d
#23#60-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#32#90-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#23#44-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
3 d
#22#58-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
3 d
#23#61-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
3 d
#15#55-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
3 d
#24#56-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
3 d
#28#42-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
4 d
#27#49-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
4 d
#21#59-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
4 d
#26#53-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
4 d
#29#55-
    
Kent Weyrauch K. Weyrauch
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
6 d
#32-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAR
7 tar, 5 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
9 tar, 7 rec, 113 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. CIN
8 tar, 6 rec, 66 yds, 0 td
at WAS
10 tar, 9 rec, 94 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -9 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at CLE
4 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
3 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. DET
7 tar, 5 rec, 125 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
at NO
Week 5 at LV
5 tar, 3 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
at DAL
Week 6 vs. GB
8 tar, 5 rec, 45 yds, 1 td
vs. LAR
14 tar, 10 rec, 76 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at TB
5 tar, 2 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
Week 8 vs. SF
9 tar, 6 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
at KC
7 tar, 4 rec, 25 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at PIT
6 tar, 3 rec, 41 yds, 1 td
1 rush, 15 yds, 1 td
vs. LV
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. BAL
16 tar, 5 rec, 121 yds, 1 td
at TB
Week 12 at DET
8 tar, 5 rec, 123 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
Week 13 vs. ARI at MIA
Week 14 at GB at LAC
Week 15 vs. MIN vs. DAL
Week 16 at SEA at PHI
Week 17 vs. NYG at CHI
Week 18 at MIN vs. WAS
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
at MIA, Sun 1pm EST
Doubtful
Receiving
   
Receptions5.31.6
Rec Yards68.317.5
Rec TDs0.40.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.40.1
Rush Yards2.11.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.81.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2021 Points 
Week 12.617.3
Week 26.68.5
Week 30.91.6
Week 413.5
Week 53.5
Week 610.57.6
Week 73.9
Week 86.42.5
Week 917.6
Week 10
Week 1118.1
Week 1212.5
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total96.137.5
Average8.77.5
Player Targets Comparison
 
2021 Targets 
Week 179
Week 2810
Week 343
Week 47
Week 55
Week 6814
Week 75
Week 897
Week 96
Week 10
Week 1116
Week 128
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
at MIA, Sun 1pm EST
Doubtful
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 When Shepard is healthy, he's absolutely a viable low-end WR3 every single week that soaks up targets. However, Shepard has had a major issue staying on the field his entire career. He's only played in 5 games so far in 2021 and fantasy managers have had to move on to more readily available options across the fantasy football landscape. With that being said, there is some optimism that Shepard could return to the starting lineup in Week 13 against the Dolphins. He's been battling a quad injury recently, but it sounds like he could be close to returning here. In his first game back, with Glennon as his QB, it's probably best to leave Shepard on your bench. However, he is worth picking up and stashing for the playoff push because of his target share when he is active. For Week 13, we can view Shepard as a low-end FLEX if he suits up.
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
With Allen Robinson sidelined by a hamstring injury, Mooney has had 5-121-1 and 5-123-0 in Chicago's last two games. Never mind that he's caught 41.7% of his 24 targets in those two games. What matters is that Mooney is being force-fed and cashing in. If Robinson remains sidelined this week, Mooney will be a low-end WR2 and an appealing DraftKings play at $5,600. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Mooney has 55 fantasy points over his last 3 games and he should be a WR2 at home against a Cards D that is 6th against fantasy wide receivers over the last 5 weeks.