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Experts' Pick
 
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
at CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 14# 24-
Best Rank# 11# 18-
Worst Rank# 17# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CLE at CIN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs CLEThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs CIN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp22.319.4
Pass Yds232.9216.3
Pass TD1.91.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total101.381.6-
Avg Game16.913.6-
Avg Projection17.715.5-
Week 617.77.3-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC
23/36, 193 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
8 rush, 46 yds, 1 td
at BAL
21/39, 189 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at CLE
vs. CIN
Week 3 at PHI
vs. WAS
Week 4 vs. JAC
at DAL
Week 5 at BAL
vs. IND
Week 6 at IND
at PIT
Week 7 vs. CLE at CIN
Week 8 vs. TEN vs. LV
Week 9BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 10 at PIT vs. HOU
Week 11 at WAS vs. PHI
Week 12 vs. NYG at JAC
Week 13 at MIA at TEN
Week 14 vs. DAL vs. BAL
Week 15 vs. PIT at NYG
Week 16 at HOU at NYJ
Week 17 vs. BAL vs. PIT
Player Projections Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
at CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att37.732.5
Pass Cmp24.319.6
Pass Yards266.8237.0
Pass TDs1.71.7
Ints0.91.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.32.0
Rush Yards15.58.0
Rush TDs0.20.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.715.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Points 
Week 117.310.9
Week 224.516.3
Week 320.414.3
Week 416.115.2
Week 55.317.6
Week 617.77.3
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total101.381.6
Average16.913.6
Notes for Player Combination
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
at CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Burrow scored 24.54 points against the Browns back in Week 2. That's his best fantasy performance to date, however, and he has a median of just 17.52 points per game. That said, the Bengals are attempting a ton of passes, and A.J. Green is righting the ship, so I'm expecting some regression here soon. Burrow is a higher-end QB2 this week.Mayfield has one of the worst points per game medians of all starting quarterbacks. At 14.77 points per game, Mayfield ranks 28th, below Mitch Trubisky (15.2), Nick Foles (15.09), and Jimmy Garoppolo (16.25). He only scored 16.26 fantasy points in Week 2 -- in a game where the Browns put up 35 points -- so it's hard to get excited about him heading into their rematch.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
It's been a rough couple of weeks for Burrow, as the rook hasn't tossed a TD over his last two games. Still, he buoyed his production with some big air yards and a rushing score, and Burrow has thrown for at least 300 yards in four of his last five games. This week, he'll face a Browns defense that has allowed the fourth-most passing yards (289) this season, vaulting Burrow into top-10 territory for Week 7. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's now gone two weeks without throwing a single touchdown, which is not something you want to see with streamers. It wasn't all bad, though, as he hit the 300-yard mark for the fourth time in the last five games, and he also rushed for a touchdown. On the season, he's now thrown for 1,617 yards but with six touchdowns. That amounts to 269.5 yards per touchdown. How improbable is it that he continues that pace? Well, there was no quarterback in the NFL last year who averaged more than 218.4 yards per touchdown. Oddly enough, the quarterback who averaged 218.4 yards per touchdown last year was Andy Dalton, while playing for Zac Taylor. Maybe his playbook can use some work in the red zone. The Browns are not a team who's done well slowing down opposing quarterbacks, as they've allowed a passing touchdown every 133.1 passing yards, including a career-high three touchdowns to Burrow in Week 2. Now, to be fair, Burrow did throw the ball a ridiculous 61 times in that game, something we can't expect again. Don't look now but Burrow has thrown the ball just 66 times over the last two weeks combined. The Browns pass rush has been somewhat mediocre through six games, generating a 5.29 percent sack-rate, which ranks 20th in the NFL and helps Burrow, who's seemingly always under pressure. There are some inconsistencies with both of these teams, which leads to a high-variance streamer. I wouldn't be shocked to see him finish as a high-end QB2 or high-end QB3, so we have to go somewhere in between. He's got a higher ceiling than most in the middling QB2 range but he also has a lower floor. He's got a higher ceiling than most in the middling QB2 range, but he also has a lower floor.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
Burrow hasn't put up insane numbers over the past couple of weeks, but he's had a couple of tough matchups back-to-back. Burrow's simply throwing the ball too much though to not be considered for fantasy football on a weekly basis. He can be viewed as a high-end QB2 in this matchup against the Browns.