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Joe Burrow Note
Joe Burrow photo 26. Joe Burrow (vs . LAC)
It's not the best way to be brought into the NFL, you know, with a matchup against a defense that's probably top-five in talent. With that, the Chargers will be without superstar safety Derwin James, which is a huge break for the Bengals offense. They'll now move to backup Rayshawn Jenkins, a former fourth-round pick who graded out as the No. 66 safety (of 98 who qualified) in Pro Football Focus' safety rankings in 2019. Still, the Chargers have a heck of a pass rush with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, as well as one of the best cornerback duos in the league between Chris Harris Jr. and Casey Hayward. This is not an easy matchup for a rookie who's walking into his first NFL game action with no preseason. There were just three quarterbacks all of last year who totaled more than 16.5 fantasy points against the Chargers, and all of them had to average at least 9.70 yards per attempt to get there. While I love Burrow and the upside he presents, this is ideally a week you lay off streaming him. I'm still okay with him in 2QB formats because he does have a rushing floor that not many people realize.
30 weeks ago