Who Should I Start? - Week 12

Wendell Smallwood or Latavius Murray

 
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  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
at DET, Thu 12pm EST
Wendell SmallwoodW. Smallwood
RB - PHI
Wendell Smallwood
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 22# 96-
Best Rank# 12# 73-
Worst Rank# 35# 98-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET vs. CHI-
Matchup Rank618-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att2021.2
Rush Yds87.881.5
Rush TD0.90.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total69.030.7-
Avg Game6.94.4-
Avg Projection8.60.7-
Week 1121.6-
    
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  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
Wendell SmallwoodW. Smallwood
RB - PHI
Wendell Smallwood
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NO
2 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
at WAS
4 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
3 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
at KC
3 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. TB
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
12 rush, 71 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. DET
7 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
at LAC
10 rush, 34 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CHI
12 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
Week 6 vs. GB
15 rush, 28 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at CAR
Week 7 vs. BAL
18 rush, 113 yds, 1 td
vs. WAS
8 rush, 25 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at CLE
19 rush, 39 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. DEN
5 rush, 25 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at WAS
17 rush, 68 yds, 1 td
BYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. LAR
15 rush, 95 yds, 2 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
at DAL
Week 12 at DET vs. CHI
Week 13 at ATL at SEA
Week 14 at CAR at LAR
Week 15 vs. CIN at NYG
Week 16 at GB vs. OAK
Week 17 vs. CHI vs. DAL
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
at DET, Thu 12pm EST
Wendell SmallwoodW. Smallwood
RB - PHI
Wendell Smallwood
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts13.61.2
Rush Yards55.84.3
Rush TDs0.40.0
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.00.3
Rec Yards6.32.5
Rec TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points8.60.7
   
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
Wendell SmallwoodW. Smallwood
RB - PHI
Wendell Smallwood
2017 Points 
Week 10.60.9
Week 20.60.1
Week 30.58.0
Week 42.913.9
Week 54.3
Week 63.7
Week 717.33.9
Week 84.71.4
Week 92.5
Week 1012.8
Week 1121.6
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
Wendell SmallwoodW. Smallwood
RB - PHI
Wendell Smallwood
2017 Targets 
Week 101
Week 202
Week 302
Week 426
Week 52
Week 61
Week 702
Week 812
Week 90
Week 100
Week 112
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
at DET, Thu 12pm EST
Wendell SmallwoodW. Smallwood
RB - PHI
Wendell Smallwood
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Lions have struggled without Haloti Ngata on the defensive line allowing 625 yards on 122 carries (5.12 YPC) and seven touchdowns over the five games without him compared to the 355 yards on 102 carries (3.48 YPC) and three touchdowns in the five games with him. Knowing that makes both McKinnon and Murray legitimate RB2 options in Week 12.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Murray had two touchdowns last week and he could still be in the flex conversation against a bad Lions run defense. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Murray had a huge game against the Rams, scoring two touchdowns and accounting for more than 100 total yards. He's quietly been more effective than Jerick McKinnon over recent weeks, and now has four touchdowns in his last four games. The Lions allow the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs, though they are far weaker against pass-catching backs, which favors McKinnon in this game. Still, Murray's recent performance and his guaranteed touches leave him as a borderline RB2 on Thanksgiving.