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Who Should I Start? - Week 7

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at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
at CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 23rd, 2020
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Recommended by
161 of 165 experts
2%
Recommended by
4 of 165 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 17# 24-
Best Rank# 9# 18-
Worst Rank# 20# 26-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LAC at CIN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs LACThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs CIN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp16.919.4
Pass Yds170.6216.3
Pass TD1.11.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total116.381.6-
Avg Game19.413.6-
Avg Projection16.315.5-
Week 618.17.3-
    
Misc 
    
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Expert Ranks 
Gardner Minshew IIBaker MayfieldAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
21 m
#19#24-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
59 m
#19#21-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
1 h
#18#23-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
4 h
#15#25-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
5 h
#16#25-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
5 h
#18#25-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
5 h
#13#23-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
6 h
#16#22-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#17#24-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
6 h
#14#22-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
6 h
#15#24-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
6 h
#15#21-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
6 h
#11#20-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
6 h
#17-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
6 h
#17#25-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
6 h
#17#24-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#17#23-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
6 h
#18#24-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6 h
#15#24-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
6 h
#15#24-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
6 h
#18#23-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
6 h
#14#25-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
6 h
#17#25-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
6 h
#16#24-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
6 h
#14#25-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#17#23-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
6 h
#17#24-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
6 h
#14#25-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
6 h
#16#24-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
6 h
#18#26-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
6 h
#16#25-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
6 h
#17#24-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
6 h
#17#23-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
6 h
#16#24-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
6 h
#17#22-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
6 h
#12#25-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
6 h
#16#24-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
6 h
#18#26-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
6 h
#17#18-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
6 h
#17#25-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
6 h
#16#22-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
6 h
#17#24-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
6 h
#16#25-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
6 h
#17#24-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
6 h
#12#20-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
6 h
#13#24-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
6 h
#17#25-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
6 h
#17#24-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
6 h
#13#21-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
6 h
#16#24-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
6 h
#9#26-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
6 h
#16#24-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
6 h
#15#24-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
6 h
#18-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
6 h
#15#18-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
6 h
#15#24-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
6 h
#15#24-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
6 h
#15#17-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
6 h
#17#25-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
6 h
#18#19-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
6 h
#18#24-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
6 h
#17#23-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
6 h
#15#22-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
6 h
#16#19-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
6 h
#15#21-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
6 h
#19#18-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
7 h
#17#25-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
7 h
#16#25-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
7 h
#17#25-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
7 h
#17#24-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
7 h
#18#23-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
7 h
#8#24-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
7 h
#17#24-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
7 h
#16#19-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
7 h
#16#23-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
7 h
#16#22-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
7 h
#14#27-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
7 h
#16#24-
    
Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
Wolf Sports
7 h
#20#23-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
7 h
#12#22-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
7 h
#12#24-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
7 h
#16#24-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
7 h
#17#23-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
7 h
#17#24-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
7 h
#16#23-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
7 h
#14#25-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
7 h
#16#24-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
7 h
#18#22-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
7 h
#17#25-
    
7 h
#17#24-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
7 h
#16#18-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
7 h
#17#24-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
7 h
#16#21-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
7 h
#13#25-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
7 h
#23#21-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
8 h
#20#24-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
8 h
#17#23-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
8 h
#17#22-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
8 h
#17#24-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
8 h
#15#22-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
8 h
#17#24-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
8 h
#11#22-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
8 h
#16#22-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
8 h
#18#26-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
RotoExperts
8 h
#16#26-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
9 h
#17#24-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
9 h
#11#19-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
9 h
#17#25-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
9 h
#16#24-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
9 h
#15#23-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
9 h
#17#23-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
10 h
#8#21-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
10 h
#16#24-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
10 h
#15#25-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
10 h
#13#23-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
10 h
#15#23-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
10 h
#18#20-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
10 h
#16#22-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
11 h
#18#23-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
11 h
#16#24-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
12 h
#15#24-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
12 h
#18#20-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
12 h
#15#24-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
12 h
#15#24-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
12 h
#20#23-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
13 h
#10#24-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
13 h
#9#23-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
13 h
#15#22-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
13 h
#22#20-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
13 h
#16#23-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
13 h
#14#24-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
13 h
#16#24-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
14 h
#16#25-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
14 h
#17#25-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
14 h
#18#23-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
15 h
#16#25-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
15 h
#16#25-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
15 h
#9#24-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
15 h
#15#23-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
16 h
#15#24-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
16 h
#16#24-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
16 h
#17#21-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
17 h
#11#24-
    
17 h
#18#23-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
17 h
#19#25-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
18 h
#13#25-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
24 h
#15#20-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
1 d
#15#23-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
1 d
#15#24-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
1 d
#16#24-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
1 d
#16#24-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#16#25-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#12#19-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
1 d
#16#24-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#9#24-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
1 d
#15#24-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#15#23-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 d
#15#24-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
2 d
#15#24-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#16#23-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#20#18-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#20#25-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
#14#27-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#19#22-
    
Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
1 w
#17#25-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND
19/20, 173 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
5 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
at BAL
21/39, 189 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at TEN
30/45, 339 pass yds, 3 td, 2 int
4 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
Week 3 vs. MIA
30/42, 275 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
3 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
Week 4 at CIN
27/40, 351 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
at DAL
Week 5 at HOU
31/49, 301 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
Week 6 vs. DET
25/44, 243 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
3 rush, 14 yds, 1 td
at PIT
Week 7 at LAC at CIN
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. LV
Week 9 vs. HOUBYE WEEK
Week 10 at GB vs. HOU
Week 11 vs. PIT vs. PHI
Week 12 vs. CLE at JAC
Week 13 at MIN at TEN
Week 14 vs. TEN vs. BAL
Week 15 at BAL at NYG
Week 16 vs. CHI at NYJ
Week 17 at IND vs. PIT
Player Projections Comparison
 
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
at CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att37.132.4
Pass Cmp24.019.7
Pass Yards258.6237.7
Pass TDs1.41.8
Ints0.71.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.92.0
Rush Yards19.48.0
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.40.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.315.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 120.810.9
Week 225.516.3
Week 310.214.3
Week 421.915.2
Week 519.817.6
Week 618.17.3
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total116.381.6
Average19.413.6
Notes for Player Combination
 
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
at CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Here are his fantasy finishes through six games: 11, 12, 30, 13, 13, 12. Is there some sort of consistency you're looking for? It doesn't get much more consistent than this. Outside of the one game on Thursday night football without D.J. Chark, Minshew has finished as a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 in every game. Should we expect that again in Week 7? The Chargers have been a hard defense to predict quarterbacks against, as the fantasy finishes for them have been: 20, 7, 21, 2, 11. The common denominator among the three quarterbacks who finishes top-12 were pass attempts, as they all threw the ball at least 46 times. Teams have chosen to throw the ball 63.4 percent of the time against the Chargers, which ranks as the sixth-highest mark in football. That's why the 6.95 yards per attempt they've allowed isn't the biggest deal to someone like Minshew, as the Jaguars have thrown the ball at least 40 times in each of the last five games. They lead the league with a 67.7 percent passing rate, which brings a solid floor to someone like Minshew who's also rushed for at least 18 yards and/or a touchdown in 5-of-6 games. Minshew can be considered a high-end QB2 streamer considering the volume we should see in this game.It was a game to be forgotten for Mayfield last week. He needs to have a short memory, though. The last time he played this Bengals team, he was coming off a brutal game where he completed just 53.8 percent of his passes for 189 yards and one touchdown. In that Week 2 game against the Bengals, however, he was able to complete a season-high 69.6 percent of passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns on just 23 pass attempts. Keep in mind he did that while the duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt combined for 210 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. While I love Hunt this week, he's not going to produce that much. Prior to last week's debacle, Mayfield had thrown at least two touchdowns in each of his last four games. The Bengals have allowed multiple touchdowns to quarterbacks in each of their last five games, including Philip Rivers last week, who showed signs of life when he threw for 371 yards and three touchdowns after being left for dead. That was the second time in three games they'd allowed a quarterback throw for 350-plus yards, as Gardner Minshew hit that mark in Week 4. It's hard to trust Mayfield after that disaster in Week 6 but he's not the worst streaming option this week as a middling QB2.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Minshew hasn't been as dominant for fantasy football as we were anticipating to begin the year, but he's still throwing the ball too much to ignore. The Jaguars are throwing the ball an average of 44 times in the games that they lose and they're expected to trail in this game yet again. Minshew falls outside the top-12 in my QB rankings for the week, but he's still a fine streamer to plug in if you're in need of a QB.Baker struggled immensely last week against a tough Steelers defense. While he wasn't being recommended as a streaming option last week, he hurt fantasy managers that took the chance on him in that matchup. It's going to be hard to trust him after what we saw last week, but this is a fantastic matchup for him. Mayfield can be viewed as a mid-range QB2 that can be plugged into your lineup in a pinch.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Chargers are just 30th against fantasy quarterbacks, Minshew II is a great streaming option on the road this week.