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Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Aaron RodgersA. Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 3# 7-
Best Rank# 1# 2-
Worst Rank# 14# 11-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LAC vs. DET-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs LACThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs DET-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp11.510
Pass Yds86.5107
Pass TD01.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total20.430.8-
Avg Game20.430.8-
Avg Projection21.819.7-
Week 120.430.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather77 F, Clear64 F, Clear-
    
Expert Ranks 
Patrick Mahomes IIAaron RodgersAdd Player
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
16 m
#2#6-
    
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Razzball
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Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
34 m
#3#8-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
39 m
#4#5-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
42 m
#3#7-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
59 m
#2#8-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 h
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
1 h
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Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
2 h
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Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
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Take Your League
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2 h
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2 h
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FF Prophet
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
3 h
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
3 h
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Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
3 h
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Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
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Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
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Fantasy Team Advice
3 h
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Yahoo! Sports
4 h
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RTSports
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4 h
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4 h
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4 h
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4 h
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
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4 h
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Draft Sharks
6 h
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7 h
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7 h
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SleeperWire
8 h
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Fantasy Sports LR
8 h
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8 h
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8 h
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Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
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9 h
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10 h
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10 h
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Fake Teams
10 h
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Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
11 h
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12 h
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Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
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13 h
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13 h
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
13 h
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Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
13 h
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14 h
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
14 h
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Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
14 h
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Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
15 h
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Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
15 h
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Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
15 h
#4#5-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
16 h
#2#7-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
16 h
#2#8-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
16 h
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John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
17 h
#3#7-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
17 h
#2#8-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
18 h
#3#6-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
18 h
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Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
18 h
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numberFire
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Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
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The Action Network
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Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
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CBS Sports
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Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
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EDSFootball
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Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
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Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
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Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
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Mundo Fantasy
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Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
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Yahoo! Sports
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Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
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Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
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Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
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Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
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Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
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Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 d
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Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 d
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
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Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 d
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RotoExperts
2 d
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The Action Network
2 d
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FantasyData
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XN Sports
2 d
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Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
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Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
2 d
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Pro Football Focus
2 d
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The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
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Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
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Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
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Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
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Roto Street Journal
2 d
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Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
2 d
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Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
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Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
2 d
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
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Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
2 d
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Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
2 d
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Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
2 d
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Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
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Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
2 d
#4#11-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#3#5-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 d
#4#6-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 d
#2#8-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
2 d
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Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#2#11-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
2 d
#5#7-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
2 d
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Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
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Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
2 d
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Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
2 d
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Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
2 d
#2#8-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
2 d
#2#9-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#2#9-
    
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#1#15-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#2#8-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#2#8-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#1#9-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 d
#2#4-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 d
#2#7-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
#2#7-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#2#7-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 d
#2#8-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 d
#4#10-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#2#9-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
#2#4-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
2 d
#2#8-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
2 d
#2#8-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
2 d
#2#4-
    
Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#1#8-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
3 d
#2#9-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#2#7-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
3 d
#1#6-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
3 d
#2#9-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
3 d
#3#6-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
3 d
#2#9-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
3 d
#6#8-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
3 d
#2#5-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
3 d
#2#7-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
3 d
#1#9-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
3 d
#2#5-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
4 d
#2#9-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
4 d
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Lukas KacerL. Kacer
Lukas Kacer
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Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#2#7-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
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Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
Aaron RodgersA. Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU
24/32, 211 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
at MIN
32/44, 364 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at LAC vs. DET
Week 3 at BAL at NO
Week 4 vs. NE vs. ATL
Week 5 vs. LVBYE WEEK
Week 6 at BUF at TB
Week 7 at DEN at HOU
Week 8 vs. NYJ vs. MIN
Week 9 vs. CAR at SF
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. JAC
Week 11 at LV at IND
Week 12 at TB vs. CHI
Week 13 vs. DEN vs. PHI
Week 14 at MIA at DET
Week 15 at NO vs. CAR
Week 16 vs. ATL vs. TEN
Week 17 vs. LAC at CHI
Player Projections Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Aaron RodgersA. Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att35.836.8
Pass Cmp23.823.4
Pass Yards290.2276.1
Pass TDs2.12.0
Ints0.50.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.73.2
Rush Yards20.113.7
Rush TDs0.20.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points21.819.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
Aaron RodgersA. Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
2020 Points 
Week 120.430.8
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total20.430.8
Average20.430.8
Notes for Player Combination
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Aaron RodgersA. Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Mahomes has a tougher-than-usual matchup with the Chargers this weekend. Los Angeles just held Joe Burrow to 193 passing yards, and while Mahomes is obviously the much better player, we can't just sleep on Desmond KIng, Casey Hayward, and Chris Harris. You're obviously starting Mahomes if you took him, but he's in line for a lower-end QB1 finish than you might like. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
It's hard to move Patrick Mahomes outside of the top three quarterbacks on any given week, but this Chargers' defense is going to challenge him. You're obviously not benching Mahomes, but just be aware of the LA secondary personnel - Casey Hayward Jr., Chris Harris Jr., and Desmond King are one of the best cornerback trios in the NFL. Mahomes should be just fine and isn't a turnover-prone player, but temper your expectations as this won't be one of his best games.It was a tale of two halves for the Lions in Week 1 as they dominated the Bears for much of the afternoon before letting Mitch Trubisky throw three late touchdown passes in a comeback effort. Aaron Rodgers came out firing in Week 1 and finished as the QB2 on the week. The Lions' defense could be without both rookie Jeff Okudah and veteran Desmond Trufant, making this another awesome matchup for Rodgers. He may not throw the ball 44 times every week, but start him with confidence in a plus matchup.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Rodgers came out on fire last week and seems like a man on a mission this year. The matchup was fantastic last week, but this one looks about just as good. The Lions are down several corners and they just gave up three passing touchdowns to Trubisky. Rodgers could go off again in this game.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was odd to watch Mahomes continually check-down last week, as he averaged a measly 4.7 air yards per attempt. By comparison, Deshaun Watson averaged 8.5 air yards per attempt. He took what the defense gave him, which resulted in a 75 percent completion-rate and three touchdowns. Don't worry, the bigger games will come, though it may not be this week. The Chargers defense is great, though losing Derwin James in training camp was a huge blow. The acquisition of Chris Harris Jr. this offseason was a massive one that took their secondary to the next level. Mahomes played them twice last year, turning in performances of 182 yards and a touchdown, as well as 174 yards and a touchdown. They were two of his worst three fantasy performances of the year. With that being said, both games came after he suffered his injury in Week 7. Mahomes and Andy Reid have also had a full 10 days to come up with a gameplan for this one. I don't think this is one of his biggest performances of the year, but you're starting him as a QB1 this week. I wouldn't say he's a must-play in cash, though having exposure in tournaments is never a bad idea.There were a lot of positives that came from Rodgers' Week 1 performance where he wrecked the Vikings defense for 364 yards and four touchdowns, though it didn't come without some negatives. They lost starting guard Lane Taylor for the year and had their other starting guard Lucas Patrick leave with a shoulder injury (expected to play this week). Keep in mind they were already without right tackle Billy Turner last week. Their offensive line could be an issue, though the Lions struggled to get pressure on Mitch Trubisky last week, and his offensive line is bottom-10. Rodgers completed just 2-of-7 passes while under pressure last week for 32 yards, so that's where the Lions have a chance. Unfortunately, they were a bottom-six team at pressuring the quarterback in 2019 and the moves they've made this season didn't move the needle. On top of that, the Lions traded away Darius Slay this offseason, have No. 3 overall pick Jeff Okudah and Desmond Trufant dealing with hamstring injuries, and just placed Justin Coleman on injured reserve. Their starting cornerbacks are likely Amani Oruwariye, Darryl Roberts, and Tony McRae if Okudah and Trufant can't go. Rodgers' offensive line could be a problem, but it's not likely that much of a problem against this defense. Start him as a QB1, though we can't forget who he was in Matt LaFleur's offense last year. Because of that, I can't suggest him in cash lineups, though he's certainly in play for tournaments.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Despite the loss of Derwin James, the Chargers still feature a pair of solid cornerbacks in Desmond King and Casey Hayward and some quality pass rushers in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. The Chiefs should ultimately win this game, but the Chargers' D/ST won't make life easy for Mahomes. He's a top-5 option, but he may not be in the top-3 this week.Rodgers came out like a man on fire in Week 1, demolishing Minnesota's defense and rolling to a 43-34 victory thanks to some dandy QB play. Just like the Cars' late 70s hit single, Rodgers should let the Good Times Roll in Week 2 when he faces a soft Lions defense that just gave up 21 unanswered to Mitch Trubisky in Week 1.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Chargers were 13th against fantasy quarterbacks, but that was against rookie Joe Burrow, not the best quarterback in football. Mahomes had 356 yards passing, 80 yards rushing, two touchdowns, and two picks in two games against the Chargers last year. I would expect a very strong game from Mahomes.Detroit is the 24th ranked fantasy quarterback defense, despite opening the season at home against Mitchell Trubisky. Aaron Rodgers was stellar on the road at Minnesota and there is no reason to believe he will regress at home in Week 2.