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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Baker MayfieldB. Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
vs. WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Sep 23rd, 2020
90%
Recommended by
77 of 86 experts
10%
Recommended by
9 of 86 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 19# 23-
Best Rank# 18# 12-
Worst Rank# 23# 26-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NYJ vs. WAS-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs NYJThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs WAS-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.316.7
Pass Yds163182.7
Pass TD1.31
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total28.727.2-
Avg Game14.413.6-
Avg Projection16.616.3-
Week 211.916.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor83 F, Rain overnight.-
    
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DK Nation
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The Fantasy Headliners
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2 h
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Mike RigzM. Rigz
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2 h
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Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
2 h
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Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#20#23-
    
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The Football Girl
3 h
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The Athletic
3 h
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Scott EngelS. Engel
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3 h
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3 h
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3 h
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Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 h
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Yahoo! Sports
3 h
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Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
4 h
#21#25-
    
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Dynasty Nerds
4 h
#19#21-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
4 h
#19#21-
    
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4 h
#19#23-
    
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Real GM
4 h
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Estadio Fantasy
4 h
#19#22-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
5 h
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The Fantasy Coaches
5 h
#19#24-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
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John FergusonJ. Ferg...
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The Fantasy Footballers
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New Life Fantasy
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Fantasy Victors
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
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Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
7 h
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Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
7 h
#18#19-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
7 h
#19#24-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
8 h
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Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
9 h
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
10 h
#19#24-
    
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Legion Report
10 h
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John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
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11 h
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14 h
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16 h
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17 h
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18 h
#19#24-
    
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NFL Spinzone
18 h
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
18 h
#19#24-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
19 h
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Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
19 h
#19#24-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
20 h
#18#22-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
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20 h
#19#24-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
21 h
#19#24-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
21 h
#19#24-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
22 h
#19#24-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
22 h
#19#12-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
22 h
#19#24-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
23 h
#19#24-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
23 h
#19#23-
    
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Roto Street Journal
23 h
#23#26-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
24 h
#18#25-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
1 d
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1 d
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Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
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1 d
#19#24-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
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Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#19#25-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
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QB List
1 d
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Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
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Kyle EnglishK. English
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1 d
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Hail to Fantasy Football
1 d
#23#21-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
1 d
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Nick MarianoN. Mariano
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2 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Baker MayfieldB. Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC
36/46, 363 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at BAL
21/39, 189 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. MIN
19/25, 214 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
16/23, 219 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ vs. WAS
Week 4 at CHI at DAL
Week 5 at CLE vs. IND
Week 6 vs. CIN at PIT
Week 7BYE WEEK at CIN
Week 8 at DET vs. LV
Week 9 vs. BALBYE WEEK
Week 10 at TEN vs. HOU
Week 11 vs. GB vs. PHI
Week 12 vs. TEN at JAC
Week 13 at HOU at TEN
Week 14 at LV vs. BAL
Week 15 vs. HOU at NYG
Week 16 at PIT at NYJ
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. PIT
Player Projections Comparison
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Baker MayfieldB. Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
vs. WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att34.232.8
Pass Cmp22.420.1
Pass Yards264.1247.2
Pass TDs1.91.7
Ints0.81.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.42.3
Rush Yards2.511.4
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.616.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Baker MayfieldB. Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
2020 Points 
Week 116.810.9
Week 211.916.3
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
Total28.727.2
Average14.413.6
Notes for Player Combination
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Baker MayfieldB. Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
vs. WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Jets are just 26th against fantasy quarterbacks, but Rivers has shown to be no more than a QB2 early in the season. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Baker looked better on the field last week against Cincinnati, but he still wasn't able to get it done for fantasy football. He's now the QB27 on the season and shouldn't be considered in this matchup against a tough defensive front.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 Maybe we overreacted about Mayfield's poor performance against a great Ravens defense? We can't overreact to a good performance against the Bengals, though. Through two games, Mayfield has been pressured on just 30 percent of his dropbacks, but the Washington front four is one of the most talented in the league and will force Mayfield into some tough decisions. Carson Wentz tried holding onto the ball too long, while Kyler Murray utilized his legs. The two combined for just 6.95 yards per attempt against this defense. They've generated a sack on 12.1 percent of dropbacks, which ranks as the second-highest mark in the league. When under pressure last year, Mayfield had a 62.0 QB Rating, which ranked 22nd among quarterbacks. Through two games in 2020, he has a 24.6 QB Rating when under pressure. If someone looks at the fantasy points allowed, they'll see that Washington has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, but that's a bit misleading due to the two rushing touchdowns they allowed to Murray last week. Remove those and they've allowed the seventh-fewest points per attempt to quarterbacks. The Browns receivers can win their one-on-one matchups, but Mayfield may not have the time to get the ball downfield. He took a step in the right direction last week, but he's still just a low-end QB2 in a run-first offense against a team that doesn't score many points.