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Lamar Jackson or Patrick Mahomes

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Expert
Recommendation

56%
Recommended by
72 of 128 experts
44%
Recommended by
56 of 128 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 55% 45%
Top QB Experts58%42%
Top Player Experts40%60%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 2
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 6
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total291.9421.7
Avg Game20.928.1
Avg Projection341.9355.2
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank2216
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Patrick MahomesLamar Jackson
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 h
#1#2
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
2 h
#2#1
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
3 h
#2#1
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
3 h
#1#2
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
3 h
#1#2
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
3 h
#1#3
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
5 h
#1#2
   
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
6 h
#2#1
   
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
9 h
#1#2
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
10 h
#1#2
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
11 h
#1#2
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
12 h
#2#1
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
12 h
#1#2
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
13 h
#1#4
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
16 h
#1#2
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
16 h
#1#6
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
19 h
#3#1
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#1#2
   
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
1 d
#1#2
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#1#2
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
1 d
#1#2
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#2#1
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
1 d
#1#2
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#1#2
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#1#2
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#1#2
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
1 d
#1#2
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#1#2
   
Dave LoughranD. Loug...
Awesemo
2 d
#1#2
   
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#1#2
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 d
#2#1
   
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#1#2
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#1#2
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#1#2
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
#2#1
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#1#2
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#1#4
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#1#2
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
2 d
#2#1
   
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#2#1
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#1#2
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#1#2
   
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
2 d
#2#1
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#2#1
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#1#2
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#1#2
   
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
3 d
#2#1
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#1#2
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
3 d
#3#2
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 d
#2#1
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#1#2
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
#1#2
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
3 d
#2#1
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#1#2
   
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
3 d
#1#2
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
3 d
#1#2
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#3#2
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
4 d
#2#1
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
4 d
#2#1
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 d
#2#1
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
4 d
#2#1
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
4 d
#2#1
   
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
4 d
#2#1
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#1#2
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
5 d
#1#2
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#1#2
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
5 d
#1#2
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
5 d
#2#1
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
5 d
#2#1
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
5 d
#1#2
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#2#1
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
6 d
#2#1
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
6 d
#2#1
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
6 d
#1#2
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
6 d
#2#1
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
7 d
#1#2
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 w
#2#1
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
1 w
#2#1
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 w
#1#2
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#1#2
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#1#2
   
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 w
#1#2
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#2#1
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#2#1
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 w
#2#1
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 w
#2#1
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
1 w
#1#3
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 w
#1#2
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#1#2
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
2 w
#1#2
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#1#2
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 w
#1#2
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 w
#1#2
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 w
#1#2
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 w
#1#2
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#1#2
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 w
#1#2
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#1#2
   
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#1#2
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#2#1
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
3 w
#1#2
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
3 w
#2#1
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#2#1
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 w
#1#3
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 w
#2#1
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
07/15
#2#1
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
07/15
#2#1
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
07/14
#1#2
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
07/14
#1#2
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
07/14
#2#1
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#1#2
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#2#1
   
Mike AlexanderM. Alex...
Friends With Fantasy Benefits
07/03
#2#1
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#1#2
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
07/01
#2#1
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#1#2
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#2#4
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#2#1
   
06/23
#2#1
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#2#1
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#2#1
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#2#1
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#2#1
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#2#1
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#2#1
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#2#1
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#3#2
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#2#1
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU vs. CLE
Week 2 at LAC at HOU
Week 3 at BAL vs. KC
Week 4 vs. NE at WAS
Week 5 vs. LV vs. CIN
Week 6 at BUF at PHI
Week 7 at DEN vs. PIT
Week 8 vs. NYJBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. CAR at IND
Week 10BYE WEEK at NE
Week 11 at LV vs. TEN
Week 12 at TB at PIT
Week 13 vs. DEN vs. DAL
Week 14 at MIA at CLE
Week 15 at NO vs. JAC
Week 16 vs. ATL vs. NYG
Week 17 vs. LAC at CIN
Player Projections Comparison
  Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Passing
   
Pass Att569.1468.4
Pass Cmp371.5300.8
Pass Yards4,572.23,479.4
Pass TDs34.228.8
Ints10.711.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts57.3159.5
Rush Yards297.5955.4
Rush TDs3.05.9
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.13.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points341.9355.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
2019 Points 
Week 127.333.6
Week 231.630.9
Week 327.921.3
Week 418.026.5
Week 518.514.4
Week 619.830.6
Week 77.223.3
Week 8
Week 928.6
Week 1029.833.4
Week 1116.232.8
Week 1236.3
Week 1319.522.3
Week 1414.920.8
Week 1523.737.1
Week 1625.429.8
Week 1712.1
Notes for Player Combination
  Patrick MahomesP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes
Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Expert 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
 I have him and Mahomes as my 1A and 1B QBs this year, but they're pretty low in my overall rankings...which means I probably won't get either in fantasy drafts this year.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We talked until we couldn't talk anymore about the regression Mahomes would face in 2019, though many didn't want to believe it. Here's the thing: He's still very good. His 5.4 percent touchdown rate is one that is easily sustainable and one he can even improve on as he continues to grow in his career. Over the last two years, he's produced QB1-type numbers in 21-of-29 games where he's played the entire game (had to leave early against the Broncos in Week 7 last year). That's a ridiculous 72.4 percent rate. To give an idea as to how crazy that is, the highest career rate outside of him since 2000 is 63.2 percent. If you want to take him as the No. 1 quarterback off the board, no one would fault you. He's worthy of a late third-round pick.What Jackson did in 2019 was remarkable on many levels, though many are expecting regression in 2020. Rightfully so, as he threw a touchdown on 9.0 percent of his pass attempts, which ranks 15th all-time, and ahead of Patrick Mahomes' 8.6 percent in 2018. If we dial that back to a managable 5.0 percent, Jackson would've thrown 20 touchdown passes instead of the 36 he did, which would result in 64 less fantasy points. That still would've been the No. 1 quarterback. And then you still have to factor in that he may have some positive regression with rushing touchdowns, as he rushed for 1,206 yards but scored just seven rushing touchdowns, which are worth more than passing touchdowns. By comparison, Josh Allen scored nine rushing touchdowns in 2019 while rushing for just 510 yards. Jackson will regress in passing touchdowns, but he might make up for it with a few more rushing touchdowns. If he stays healthy for all 16 games, he's a lock for top-two quarterback production.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
With sky-high confidence, perfect seasoning and explosive weapons galore, a healthy Mahomes is set for another epic season - I'll take the over on 40 TD passes, 5k pass yardsProduced greatest FAN PPG season by a QB in NFL history - could have thrown 10 less TD passes, rushed for 500 fewer yards yet still finished No. 1 QB in FAN PPG
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
He is the best player in football and started using his legs a bit more on his super bowl run. If you are going to take a QB early, this is your guy.The Ravens offense was hyper efficient last season, so regression is certainly expected, but that does not mean Lamar Jackson takes a big step back. I still think he ends as an overall top 3 QB, but am not currently drafting at ADP.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Mahomes is only entering his third season and the sky is the limit for the 24-year old signal caller. He signed the biggest contract in NFL history and he is poised to dominate the league for at least the next decade.Jackson not only led the league in touchdown passes with 36, but he also ran for 1,206 yards. If he does not run as much this year, it may put him behind Mahomes, but these two are in an elite class by themselves.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Draft Mahomes as either the first or second QB off the board. It's that simple.Jackson's going to have an absurd price tag this draft season, but the crazy thing is...he actually might be worth it. Jackson's rushing ability is a cheat code at the QB position and he has the potential to single-handedly win you a week because of it. Jackson should be off the board as either the first or second QB drafted.
Ben Rolfe
The Touchdown
 In 4-point per passing touchdown format, Jackson is the clear number one thanks to his increased usage of his legs to make plays over both Mahomes and Watson
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
Coming off a historic 2018 season, expectations couldn't have been higher for Mahomes heading into 2019. Unfortunately, a mid-season knee injury ruined his chances of repeating as MVP but assuming he plays 16 games this year, he may end up as league MVP. His offense is arguably the best in the league and Mahomes is only going to get better.Looking at Jackson's ability to run the ball and now his growing passing arsenal with weapons like Marquise Brown, Mark Andrews, and rookie Devin Duvernay. Barring injury, Lamar should finish QB1 once again and it shouldn't be close.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Despite a horror 2019 for fantasy, where he battled injury, a brutal schedule of passing defences, Tyreek Hill's injury, an awful running game and touchdown regression, Mahomes finished as a QB1 in all but two full-game fantasy weeks. He averaged 20 points a game and hit the top 5 on six occasions but no doubt he was slowed down by knee and hand injuries so his healthy floor is even higher than that. For me, he remains the locked in dynasty and redraft QB1. Take him as early as the 3rd round.After his historic 2019, Jackson has a lot of regression coming, but that's not to say he won't be amazing again in the future. He still has a massive amount of upside and no matter how often the Ravens insist Lamar will rush less moving forward, that's not going to entirely disappear from his game. I also don't believe his passing efficiency will remain at the same extraordinary level, he just doesn't have the arm talent or the weapons. Hence he's a lower floor option compared to Mahomes and I'm slotting him in as my QB2. Please don't reach for him in drafts as there's exceptional depth at QB this year.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
 Went back to look at QB TD rates of QBs that rush for 700+ yards a season to see if maybe he'd be somewhat exempt from TD regression. Nope. An AVG TD rate of 4.67%. Lamar was at 9% in 2019. Regression is coming. It seems impossible to imagine it right now but we don't need our feet held to the fire for 2020 because of 2019.
Steven Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
Mahomes had a down year in terms of fantasy. I expect this offense to bounce back in 2020. espically if they can get a third down back.