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Best Rank# 10# 12-
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total0.0260.2-
Avg Game16.3-
Avg Projection240.7243.1-
    
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
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Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
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Michael FlorioM. Florio
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SmittyS.
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Justin SablichJ. Sablich
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Real GM
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The Football Girl
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
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Legion Report
09/11
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Scott EngelS. Engel
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Going For 2
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Matthew BetzM. Betz
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Anthony AmicoA. Amico
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Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
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Estadio Fantasy
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09/05
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BRoto Fantasy
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Pierre CamusP. Camus
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Kyle AugustK. August
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09/04
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Mark RossM. Ross
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09/05
#22#16-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
09/08
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Liz LozaL. Loza
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09/08
#21#24-
    
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The Fantasy Headliners
09/10
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Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
09/04
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
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Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
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Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
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08/24
#23#22-
    
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08/21
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Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
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08/18
#24#25-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
08/17
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08/13
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Awesemo
08/12
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Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
08/11
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Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
08/24
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Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
08/03
#20#22-
    
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Gridiron Experts
08/03
#21#24-
    
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FTN
08/24
#16#27-
    
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Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC vs. ARI
Week 2 at CLE at NYJ
Week 3 at PHI at NYG
Week 4 vs. JAC vs. PHI
Week 5 at BAL vs. MIA
Week 6 at IND vs. LAR
Week 7 vs. CLE at NE
Week 8 vs. TEN at SEA
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 10 at PIT at NO
Week 11 at WASBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. NYG at LAR
Week 13 at MIA vs. BUF
Week 14 vs. DAL vs. WAS
Week 15 vs. PIT at DAL
Week 16 at HOU at ARI
Week 17 vs. BAL vs. SEA
Player Projections Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Passing
   
Pass Att553.0483.9
Pass Cmp343.1322.6
Pass Yards3,850.43,850.0
Pass TDs22.226.5
Ints14.913.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts45.840.6
Rush Yards241.292.5
Rush TDs1.81.3
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.73.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points240.7243.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2019 Points 
Week 111.4
Week 223.6
Week 311.4
Week 4
Week 514.9
Week 613.1
Week 77.0
Week 814.0
Week 928.9
Week 1011.0
Week 1131.7
Week 1218.2
Week 139.1
Week 1429.1
Week 1512.6
Week 1612.4
Week 1711.8
Total0.0260.2
Average16.3
Notes for Player Combination
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Expert 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I'm on Team Burrow. He has the talent, system, weapons, and game flow forever in his favor. Are we about to see the best rookie season by a QB ever? Mabes.Jimmy G almost got replaced this offseason and seemingly at his best, maxed out as QB14. There's also the question of a banged up roster, so I won't be riding and dying with him this year.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Burrow was overwhelmingly productive in 2019. He proved adept at full-field reads at LSU, running a system that has a lot in common with NFL spread offenses. His best attribute might be the habit of staying calm and moving subtly in muddy pockets.Garoppolo will continue to lack fantasy upside as long as San Francisco's offense sticks with its run-first approach. The 49ers were one of only three NFL teams along with the Ravens and Vikings to run the ball more often than they passed it last season
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Burrow has a rough schedule to start out the season, but he's going to be something worth starting every single week towards the latter half of the year. I'm expecting Burrow to finish within the top-12 QBs for fantasy football when it's all said and done.This 49ers team is still going to be a run-heavy team in 2020, which limits Jimmy G's overall ceiling for fantasy football purposes to begin with. However, now that you factor in the injuries that have decimated the 49ers receiving corps, it might be wise to look elsewhere to start the season.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
The 2019 National Champion was a worthy number one pick. While I believe there's a risk he's a one-year wonder and I worry a little about the conversion of his skill set to the NFL, ultimately he joins a sensational offense with a heap of long term upside. He starts his NFL career with Joe Mixon, AJ Green, Tyler Boyd, John Ross, Auden Tate and new recruit Tee Higgins surrounding him and that's a darn good support cast. Combine them with the awful defense and you've got an attack ready for a season full of shootouts. Moving forward, the hope is that the O-line improves and the team as a whole improves, but even in the short-term, Burrow is a great, young fantasy prospect. I'd happily take him as my starting QB.Jimmy G has tremendous weekly upside on the rare occasions when the 49ers get in a shootout, most weeks though, this is a run first offense. That isn't changing. Hence he's a weekly streaming option with little seasonal upside unless the defense really collapses.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Trusting a rookie quarterback in fantasy? Nonsense. Now? After we practically had no offseason? It sounds crazy, and it probably is. However, I don't know if I've seen a quarterback with Burrow's confidence and swag come into the league in a long time. He's also walking into a situation where he has one of the best wide receiver depth charts in the league (when healthy). The offense that Zac Taylor ran last year presented plenty of opportunity, as Andy Dalton finished with the 12th most expected fantasy points despite missing three full games. He threw the ball at least 36 times in 11-of-13 games, including three games with 50-plus attempts. The offensive line is a problem, though it helps he'll get last year's first-round pick Jonah Williams back at left tackle. While the pass attempts and talent at wide receiver are great, what should attract you to Burrow is his willingness to run with the ball. Sure, he broke records as a passer at LSU, but he also rushed for nearly 800 yards and 12 touchdowns over the last two years. That adds breakout potential to a quarterback, so when you combine that with his arm talent, he makes for an ideal QB2 in fantasy. The Bengals defense is in a complete rebuild mode, and while they've added talent this offseason, it'll take time for them to come together. They allowed 26.2 points per game last year (8th most), so if they continue to struggle, Burrow could become 2020's version of Jameis Winston.There are a lot of people (myself included) who don't realize just how impressive Garoppolo's numbers have been to this point in his career. He's averaged at least 8.0 yards per attempt in every year he's started a game, including 8.4 yards per attempt in 2019. He's completed 67.5 percent of his passes, and he has a 2.10:1 touchdown to interception ratio. Despite all that, he's been a top-12 type quarterback in fantasy just 28.0 percent of the time since joining the 49ers. How is that? He plays for Kyle Shanahan and has averaged just 29.7 pass attempts per game. When you do that to a strictly pocket passer, it crushes his fantasy upside. It's unlikely that changes in 2020, especially when you consider he'll be without his No. 1 receiver for a while, as Deebo Samuel recovers from broken foot surgery. It's worth noting that two of his four QB1 performances in 2019 were against the Cardinals, the team he'll play in Week 1. Again, he'll be without Samuel, but George Kittle might go nuclear. Garoppolo is a solid quarterback in 2QB formats, even if he doesn't come with a top-12 type ceiling.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
Red rifle is out, Joe Cool is in. Burrow has enough firepower to make it but does he have the line to get him enough protection?Very interested to see how Jimmy G improves without Deebo, the departure of Sanders and a new look WR group for 2020. (yes I know it's all Kittle, but what about the perimeter?)
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Burrow is likely the only rookie QB to even be considered in re-draft leagues this season and I can understand why. He may be a rookie but he'll also have one of the most loaded offenses in football with AJ Green, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, and Joe Mixon out of the backfield. I wouldn't want him as my only QB but he's a solid upside pick.Garoppolo may have led the 49ers to the Super Bowl but when it comes to fantasy he was nothing special. He finished 14th overall at QB with an average of 16 points per game. His No.1 WR, Deebo Samuel could miss time to start the season which only lowers Garoppolo's value. He's not worth drafting in a one QB league.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
Bengals OC Brian Callahan has been impressed by Joe Burrow's ability to understand what adjustments need to be made for each play during offseason meetings. - Duh, of course he's going to say that... 
Tal Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout
Joe Burrow has a lot to live up to being the first overall pick in 2020's Draft. He's accurate, and decisive. If I can describe him in one word, it would be precise. He keeps his eyes downfield, and he can move enough to avoid tackles. I would suggest he keeps to evasive movements in the pocket, instead of running the ball downfield. Leave that to your extremely talented running back, Joe Mixon. With AJ Green, Tyler Boyd, John Ross, and now Tee Higgins too, he has a ton of explosive talent to make the plays for him. So, he doesn't need to leave the pocket. Just do what you do best, and throw the ball exactly where it needs to go, make good decisions, and win games. The offensive line is the biggest concern, but at least you know Burrow will get the ball out quickly. From a redraft fantasy perspective, they may be playing from behind a lot, which gives the offense more fantasy value. So, I could see him being a really decent pick at the end of drafts as a backup, or even a flyer, especially if the schedule is conducive to a shootout in the first game, from a streaming QB perspective. The only downside is you're not going to get a lot of rushing points, and I suspect not many rushing TD's...not that he's not capable, but he's so precise, that they shouldn't need to risk his body like that. The question is, how will the coaching staff put together this offense. Let's see how they'll use him once the preseason comes around. To be continued...