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Lamar Jackson or Joe Burrow

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
 
 
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Recommended by
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ECR# 4# 7-
Best Rank# 2# 3-
Worst Rank# 9# 11-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total253.0395.4-
Avg Game21.119.8-
Avg Projection339.6315.0-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank3029-
    
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Liz Loza L. Loza
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Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
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Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
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Bo McBrayer B. McBrayer
Going For 2 Going For 2
16 h
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Luke Sawhook L. Sawhook
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
17 h
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Kyle Senra K. Senra
Going For 2 Going For 2
18 h
#4#8-
    
Austin Lee A. Lee
365 Fantasy Football 365 Fantasy Football
19 h
#3#9-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
24 h
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Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
1 d
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Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
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Andersen Pickard A. Pickard
Prime Time Sports Talk Prime Time Sports ...
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Ben Rolfe B. Rolfe
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
2 d
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John Paulsen J. Paulsen
4for4.com 4for4.com
2 d
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Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#5#8-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
2 d
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Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
2 d
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Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
3 d
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Site Rankings S. Rankings
FFToday FFToday
3 d
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Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
3 d
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Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
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Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
3 d
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Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
3 d
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Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
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Richard Savill R. Savill
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Wyatt Bertolone W. Bertolone
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3 d
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Tom Strachan T. Strachan
NFL Best Ball NFL Best Ball
3 d
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Wilmar Chaves W. Chaves
Hablemos de Football Hablemos de Football
3 d
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Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
4 d
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Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 d
#5#4-
    
Justin Lampkin J. Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football Clock Management F...
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Nick Spencer N. Spencer
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Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
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Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
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Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
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Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
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David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 d
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Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
4 d
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Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
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Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
5 d
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Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
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Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
5 d
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Michael Beller M. Beller
The Athletic The Athletic
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Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
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5 d
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Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
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Scott Engel S. Engel
The Game Day The Game Day
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Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
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Kyle Richardson K. Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
7 d
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Jacob Hubman J. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
7 d
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Tim Metzler T. Metzler
FantasyPros FantasyPros
7 d
#6#5-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
7 d
#4#5-
    
Tommy Garrett T. Garrett
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
7 d
#4#7-
    
Alex Caruso A. Caruso
Footballguys Footballguys
1 w
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Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#3#6-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Front Yard Fantasy Front Yard Fantasy
1 w
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Jon Jeune J. Jeune
Fantasy Football Diagnostics Fantasy Football D...
1 w
#2#9-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 w
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Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
1 w
#5#7-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
1 w
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Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 w
#4#6-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#3#6-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
1 w
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Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
1 w
#7#10-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
1 w
#5#4-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
1 w
#4#5-
    
Michael Fabiano M. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
1 w
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Connor Rigg C. Rigg
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
1 w
#2#9-
    
Guilherme Gianni G. Gianni
Fantasy Futebolista Fantasy Futebolista
1 w
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Austin Amandolia A. Amandolia
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1 w
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Derek Brown D. Brown
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Adam Stark A. Stark
Everyday Fantasy Football Everyday Fantasy F...
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Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
2 w
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Billy Mansell B. Mansell
IDP Army IDP Army
2 w
#4#6-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
2 w
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Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
QB List QB List
2 w
#6#7-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
2 w
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David Heilman D. Heilman
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
2 w
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Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
2 w
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Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
2 w
#4#6-
    
Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
2 w
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Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
2 w
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Kyle Williams K. Williams
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 w
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Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
2 w
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Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
2 w
#7#3-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 w
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Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
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Nathan Groot Nibbelink N. Groot Ni...
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
2 w
#4#10-
    
Jeff Bell J. Bell
Footballguys Footballguys
2 w
#2#8-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#4#8-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
3 w
#3#8-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
3 w
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Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
3 w
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Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 w
#4#6-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 w
#4#6-
    
David Mendelson D. Mendelson
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
4 w
#4#12-
    
Matt Donnelly M. Donnelly
Dynasty Vipers Dynasty Vipers
4 w
#5#4-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
4 w
#6#10-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
4 w
#3#7-
    
Kyle Krajewski K. Krajewski
First Seed Sports First Seed Sports
4 w
#5#13-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
06/01
#4#6-
    
Zach Greubel Z. Greubel
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
06/01
#4#5-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
05/31
#4#9-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
05/28
#6#8-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
05/27
#2#6-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
The Athletic The Athletic
05/25
#4#6-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
Bally Sports Bally Sports
05/24
#3#5-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
05/17
#7#6-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
05/16
#4#6-
    
Matt Olson M. Olson
The Pigskin Pow Wow The Pigskin Pow Wow
05/14
#6#5-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
05/24
#7#3-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
05/11
#4#6-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
06/02
#6#8-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
05/06
#4#6-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
05/02
#2#8-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
05/01
#3#5-
    
Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
2 w
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYJ vs. PIT
Week 2 vs. MIA at DAL
Week 3 at NE at NYJ
Week 4 vs. BUF vs. MIA
Week 5 vs. CIN at BAL
Week 6 at NYG at NO
Week 7 vs. CLE vs. ATL
Week 8 at TB at CLE
Week 9 at NO vs. CAR
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. CAR at PIT
Week 12 at JAC at TEN
Week 13 vs. DEN vs. KC
Week 14 at PIT vs. CLE
Week 15 at CLE at TB
Week 16 vs. ATL at NE
Week 17 vs. PIT vs. BUF
Week 18 at CIN vs. BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Passing
   
Pass Att513.5567.5
Pass Cmp333.9383.4
Pass Yards3,706.14,477.9
Pass TDs24.730.2
Ints13.112.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts156.745.9
Rush Yards891.7182.0
Rush TDs4.22.3
   
Misc
   
Fumbles4.32.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points339.6315.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2021 Points 
Week 118.018.6
Week 234.313.3
Week 320.318.6
Week 419.422.3
Week 541.920.3
Week 613.823.8
Week 723.127.6
Week 821.3
Week 932.69.4
Week 1016.4
Week 119.0
Week 1213.417.4
Week 1318.618.6
Week 141.222.2
Week 1512.8
Week 1638.1
Week 1734.8
Week 18
Total253.0395.4
Average21.119.8
Notes for Player Combination
 
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Expert 
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
Lamar Jackson had a season to forget in 2021, as he dealt with a plethora of injuries/illnesses and regressed immensely as a passer. Two key metrics at PFF that are important to analyze for QBs are performance in a clean pocket and throwing at the intermediate level. Jackson ranked 28th in passer rating from a clean pocket (90.4) and 22nd in PFF passing grade at the intermediate level (70.0). Despite all his shortcomings as a passer, Jackson still finished the season second in expected fantasy points per game (23.8) and seventh in fantasy points per game (21.3). His expected fantasy point per game output marked the highest of his career thanks to the Ravens' willingness to throw more in 2021. From 2019-2020, Jackson had 37 or more passing attempts in a game only four times. He did so five times in 2021, with Baltimore throwing at a 60% clip. However, I would not anticipate the pass-heavy approach to continue into 2022. Their philosophical change on offense was forced out of necessity based on the injuries. But a lack of passing doesn't impact Jackson they way it does most other QBs with his greatest fantasy asset being his legs. Jackson may never recapture his 2019 rare MVP form when he averaged north of 28 fantasy points per game, but a 22-point per game average seems like his norm based on his last two years of fantasy production. In 2020, he led all QBs in fantasy points per dropback. That cements him as a clear-cut top-5 fantasy QB.Joe Burrow finished the regular season as PFF's highest-graded passer (91.2) while also ranking first in super sticky stats like passing grade from a clean pocket (94.6) and passing grade throwing at the intermediate level (95.6). He finished the season as the QB8 averaging just north of 20.5 fantasy points per game. The Bengals quarterback has undoubtedly entered the conversation as one of the league's best real-life NFL passers, but might be slightly overvalued based on early best ball ADP with impending regression. He's the QB6 despite finishing as a top-6 fantasy quarterback just thrice in 2021. No quarterback scored more fantasy points over expectation, which hints that regression will hit Burrow in 2022. The LSU product also rushed for just 118 yards and two TDs. He rushed for fewer yards than Mac Jones, who is notorious for being ranked low across consensus due to his lack of upside as a rusher. However, there is a legitimate path for Burrow's upside to be further unlocked if the Bengals increase their pass rate as they did during his rookie season and down the playoff stretch. Burrow led the NFL in passing attempts per game (40.4) during his rookie season and averaged 38 passing attempts/23.0 fantasy points per game in his final six weeks An uptick in passing volume won't help Burrow's efficiency per se, but his fantasy numbers will be much more stable from week to week. Also can't forget to mention the Bengals revamped their offensive line as they look to not let their franchise quarterback get sacked 70 times - 22 more than the next closest quarterback.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Now they trade away Marquise Brown... Lamar's among the most overrated in fantasy IMOHis line has improved from a Bottom-10 Unit to a potential Top-5 unit with an entirely new right side featuring La'El Collins, Alex Cappa, and Ted Karras. This improvement cannot be understated - it's so huge.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Jackson did miss 4 games this year, but he also made strides as a passer averaging 240.2 passing yards per game. His fantasy value is still tied to his 767 yards rushing and 2 rushing TDs. As long as he runs as much as he does, he will always be in the QB1 discussion.Burrow had 4,611 passing yards and 34 passing TDs in the 2021 fantasy season and he should be poised for another monster year on one of the most exciting offenses in the NFL that helped lead the Bengals to a Super Bowl appearance. He should benefit from the Bengals signing three veteran offensive lineman in free agency, which was their biggest weakness on offense.
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
RB injuries that diminished the Ravens' running game and CB injuries that damaged the Baltimore defense translated to increased passing volume for Jackson in 2021, but it didn't boost his fantasy value because his TD production cratered. Jackson is arguably the best running QB of all time. His rushing yardage is bankable, and he won't have another season with only two TD runs. Expect an increase in TD rate, a decrease in passing volume and another season in which he averages 20+ fantasy points per game.In his second NFL season, Burrow averaged 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Tom Brady never had a season with a YPA that high, and Aaron Rodgers has reached that number only once. And consider that when Burrow's marvelous season began, he was less than a year removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL. Burrow also has the superb young WR duo of Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins to make his job easier.