Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Todd Gurley or Ezekiel Elliott

 
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  Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at ARI, Mon 8pm EDT
Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
at SF, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 4# 5-
Best Rank# 1# 1-
Worst Rank# 11# 13-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ARI at SF-
Matchup Rank2117-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att18.725
Rush Yds52.782.3
Rush TD0.30
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total16.239.2-
Avg Game8.119.6-
Avg Projection15.413.8-
Week 22.223.6-
    
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  Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYG
24 rush, 104 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 36 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
19 rush, 40 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 56 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at DEN
9 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
16 rush, 88 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 48 yds, 1 td
Week 3 at ARI at SF
Week 4 vs. LAR at DAL
Week 5 vs. GB vs. SEA
Week 6BYE WEEK at JAC
Week 7 at SF vs. ARI
Week 8 at WASBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. KC at NYG
Week 10 at ATL vs. HOU
Week 11 vs. PHI at MIN
Week 12 vs. LAC vs. NO
Week 13 vs. WAS at ARI
Week 14 at NYG vs. PHI
Week 15 at OAK at SEA
Week 16 vs. SEA at TEN
Week 17 at PHI vs. SF
  Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at ARI, Mon 8pm EDT
Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
at SF, Thu 8pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts20.319.0
Rush Yards88.572.4
Rush TDs0.60.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.23.2
Rec Yards25.526.2
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points15.413.8
   
  Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
2017 Points 
Week 114.015.6
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  Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
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RB - LAR
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  Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at ARI, Mon 8pm EDT
Todd GurleyT. Gurley
RB - LAR
Todd Gurley
at SF, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 Moved him down right before game time, what a mistake
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Elliott had by far the worst game of his career in Week 2 against the Broncos, as he gained just eight yards on nine carries and added 14 yards receiving on four carries. He now has the unfortunate task of going up against a Cardinals defense that is allowing just 2.3 yards per carry so far this season. But, putting last week's stunner aside, Elliott and the massive Cowboys offensive line can handle any defense, and there's no chance you're going to sit Elliott here. While this may not be his best game of the season, owners should start him with confidence and expect a major bounce-back game.Gurley went from a guy who looked like he'd simply be the beneficiary of a ton of volume in Week 1 against the Colts to a decisive and confident runner in Week 2 against the Redskins, during which he averaged 5.5 yards per carry and scored both a rushing and receiving touchdown. He'll now get a 49ers team that was historically awful against running backs last season and will be playing without Reuben Foster. Running backs against the 49ers are averaging a whopping 44 touches per game, and while Gurley won't approach that mark, he should see an incredibly high volume of work once again. He's a good bet for another touchdown and upward of 25 touches, making him a solid RB1.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 Todd Gurley has had two phenomenal matchups to start his season and he gets the trifecta here. The Colts, Redskins, and 49ers were all in the bottom-six versus fantasy running backs last year and the 49ers will be without first-round pick Rueben Foster for this game, as well as starting strong safety Eric Reid. Through two weeks, the Panthers and Seahawks running backs combined for 68 touches against the 49ers, meaning Gurley should get as many touches as possible once again.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
 This 49ers had a historically bad run defense last season, and while Bowman is back, they are still among the worst in the league. Gurley has looked significantly better behind Andrew Whitworth and in McVay's offense to use him as a clear RB1 this week.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Elliot had the worst game of his career with 8 yards on 9 carries, he is a bounce back candidate against the Cardinals this week.The 49ers are just 18th against fantasy running backs this year, Gurley should have RB1 appeal in this game.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
I expect we'll see a bounceback performance from Elliott this week. It may not be a huge game, but this week isn't full of easy running back matchups for studs.Gurley played better last week than I've seen him play in a long while. As long as he's getting good usage like he has been, I expect his floor is much higher than it has been in over a year.