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Joe Burrow or Philip Rivers

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joe BurrowJ. Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Expert
Recommendation

81%
Recommended by
80 of 99 experts
19%
Recommended by
19 of 99 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 95% 5%
Top QB Experts88%13%
Top Player Experts75%25%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 25
Best Rank# 12# 14
Worst Rank# 34# 32
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total0.0255.5
Avg Game16.0
Avg Projection234.1225.3
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank1311
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Joe BurrowPhilip Rivers
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
12 m
#20#25
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
14 m
#21#22
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
38 m
#20#23
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 h
#12#26
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 h
#24#20
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
3 h
#24#27
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
4 h
#17#21
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
5 h
#13#18
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
5 h
#20#22
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
6 h
#20#25
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
6 h
#14#25
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
7 h
#23#22
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
8 h
#18#26
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
8 h
#23#25
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
8 h
#23#25
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
8 h
#12#32
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#19#27
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
16 h
#23#19
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
19 h
#22#24
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#18#24
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#22#23
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
2 d
#23#27
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
2 d
#22#24
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
2 d
#17#25
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
3 d
#16#27
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 d
#21#26
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 d
#18#24
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
4 d
#18#24
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
5 d
#20#22
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
5 d
#26#16
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
5 d
#24#26
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
5 d
#27#25
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
5 d
#24#18
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
5 d
#16#24
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
5 d
#17#26
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
6 d
#18#25
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
6 d
#19#27
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
6 d
#20#22
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
6 d
#21#27
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
6 d
#21#28
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
7 d
#22#24
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 w
#17#27
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
1 w
#19#22
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
1 w
#22#29
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
1 w
#13#22
   
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 w
#15#21
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#22#23
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#19#26
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#19#28
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
1 w
#18#23
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#20#25
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 w
#23
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 w
#21#26
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#34#28
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 w
#21#24
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 w
#15#26
   
Mike AlexanderM. Alex...
Friends With Fantasy Benefits
2 w
#30#24
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 w
#16#18
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 w
#14#24
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
2 w
#18#20
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
2 w
#19#23
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 w
#14#25
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 w
#25#17
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
2 w
#20#22
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 w
#23#25
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#21#25
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
2 w
#15#27
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 w
#20#23
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
2 w
#16#26
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 w
#21#23
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
2 w
#13#28
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#17#24
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#23#22
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 w
#18#24
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
3 w
#21#18
   
3 w
#27#14
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
4 w
#18#21
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
4 w
#13#20
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
4 w
#21#25
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
06/11
#30#19
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
5 d
#20#25
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
7 d
#26#27
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
05/13
#24#18
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 w
#21#15
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#18#19
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#20#23
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#19#22
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#21#22
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#23#26
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#20#23
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#17#20
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#25#31
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
4 d
#21#23
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#18#24
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#25#23
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#31#19
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
06/10
#20#22
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#20#22
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#27
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Joe BurrowJ. Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC at JAC
Week 2 at CLE vs. MIN
Week 3 at PHI vs. NYJ
Week 4 vs. JAC at CHI
Week 5 at BAL at CLE
Week 6 at IND vs. CIN
Week 7 vs. CLEBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. TEN at DET
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. BAL
Week 10 at PIT at TEN
Week 11 at WAS vs. GB
Week 12 vs. NYG vs. TEN
Week 13 at MIA at HOU
Week 14 vs. DAL at LV
Week 15 vs. PIT vs. HOU
Week 16 at HOU at PIT
Week 17 vs. BAL vs. JAC
Player Projections Comparison
  Joe BurrowJ. Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Passing
   
Pass Att552.5530.7
Pass Cmp343.6338.4
Pass Yards3,882.13,900.9
Pass TDs22.125.3
Ints14.614.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts46.313.9
Rush Yards209.528.6
Rush TDs1.60.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles5.43.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points234.1225.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Joe BurrowJ. Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
2019 Points 
Week 124.9
Week 211.9
Week 319.6
Week 420.4
Week 56.1
Week 616.8
Week 721.2
Week 811.0
Week 911.8
Week 1013.3
Week 1116.1
Week 12
Week 1317.6
Week 1424.6
Week 1511.3
Week 1611.2
Week 1717.7
Notes for Player Combination
  Joe BurrowJ. Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Expert 
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.It's highly unlikely that we see Rivers enter into the streaming QB conversation at all this season. With Rivers' high interception totals from last season, plus his inability to pick up yards on the ground, he's unlikely to ever finish within the top-12 QBs in a given week.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
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...Solid upgrade over Brissett, +4.6% Accurate & Frame throws, -3.4% Uncatchable rate.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
I don't often want any part of rookie quarterbacks in year one, but Burrow is an exception to the rule. Zac Taylor's offense never had a chance to succeed last year with the injuries they had. Burrow will have A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, John Ross, Tee Higgins, and Auden Tate at his disposal, while having a plus-receiving back in Joe Mixon. You also can't forget that he'll get first-round left tackle Jonah Williams back from injury. This offense should surprise some people.Going to a new team is always tough on a quarterback, but it surely helps that Rivers has played in Frank Reich's offensive system before. Back in 2014-2015, Rivers threw for 9,078 yards, 60 touchdowns, and 31 interceptions over those two seasons. The offensive line in Indianapolis is the best Rivers has ever played behind, and his receiver corps of T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, and Michael Pittman isn't too shabby, either. He may be towards the end of his career, but he's going to have plenty of fantasy-worthy performances for streamers.
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 skillset to the NFL, ultimately he joins a sensational offence 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 defence 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.Philip Rivers is a really tough one to rank in 2020. While I like the idea of him playing behind an elite O-line, I don't think this offence will have enough passing volume to make him a viable weekly fantasy option. He's a nice, safe streamer/bye week cover/superflex option but in Indy, I don't see him managing much else.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
 IND just came off a season with the 3rd fewest passing yards in the league, with 3108. And not for lack of trying. Phil has thrown for 4000 3 times with fewer ATT than what Indy had last year
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Burrow should have a pretty good supporting cast of skill position players, if the offensive line can protect him, he should be in the QB2 discussion.