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  Kyler MurrayK. Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 2# 9-
Best Rank# 1# 6-
Worst Rank# 4# 16-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DET vs. HOU-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs DETThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs HOU-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp12.714
Pass Yds147.7126.7
Pass TD1.71.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total60.441.3-
Avg Game30.220.7-
Avg Projection23.517.9-
Week 233.119.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor72 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Kyler MurrayK. Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF
26/40, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
13 rush, 91 yds, 1 td
at NYG
21/32, 229 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
3 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. WAS
vs. DEN
29/41, 311 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. DET vs. HOU
Week 4 at CAR at TEN
Week 5 at NYJ vs. PHI
Week 6 at DAL vs. CLE
Week 7 vs. SEA at BAL
Week 8BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. MIA at DAL
Week 10 vs. BUF vs. CIN
Week 11 at SEA at JAC
Week 12 at NE vs. BAL
Week 13 vs. LAR vs. WAS
Week 14 at NYG at BUF
Week 15 vs. PHI at CIN
Week 16 vs. SF vs. IND
Week 17 at LAR at CLE
Player Projections Comparison
  Kyler MurrayK. Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att36.536.2
Pass Cmp23.624.0
Pass Yards267.3279.1
Pass TDs1.81.9
Ints0.80.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts7.92.0
Rush Yards47.06.1
Rush TDs0.50.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points23.517.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Kyler MurrayK. Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
2020 Points 
Week 127.322.1
Week 233.119.2
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
Total60.441.3
Average30.220.7
Notes for Player Combination
  Kyler MurrayK. Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Murray gets a strong draw against a giving Lions defense in Week 3, especially given his rushing abilities. Detroit was steamrolled by Aaron Jones in Week 2, and the mobile Murray should have no problem keeping up with his 79 rushing yards per game average in this one. He's a top-5 QB play in Week 3.Big Ben has averaged 270 passing yards over his first two games, throwing 5 TDs to just one INT, while posting a 107.1 QB rating. He's looked as sharp as ever thus far and draws a solid matchup against the Texans in Week 3, where he'll be a top-12 option.
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 Big Ben has returned to low-end QB1 status. His big arm means that he's always a threat to score a deep touchdown (see: James Washington in Week 1, Chase Claypool in Week 2) even in run-heavy game scripts. That said, the Texans have surrendered the third-fewest passing yards per game. While we can attribute some of that to their high-quality opponents' big leads, as the Chiefs and Ravens mostly ran out the clock in their second halves, the Steelers could easily end up doing the same. That risk means, as in most weeks, Roethlisberger is nothing more than a low-end QB1 play.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He took care of business last week, racking up 67 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, which now puts him on pace for 1,264 yards and 18 touchdowns. Not bad, eh? That's good because he's still averaging just 6.84 yards per attempt through the air. By comparison, Mitch Trubisky has averaged 6.69 yards per attempt through his career. But as long as Murray continues to grind out fantasy points with his legs, we should be happy. The Lions have actually done a solid job against mobile quarterbacks, limiting their ceiling under Matt Patricia. Going back to last year, they held Murray to 13 yards, Dak Prescott to 18 yards, and Daniel Jones to 13 yards on the ground. Where they've been demolished is through the air, as they've now allowed 13 of the last 18 quarterbacks they've played to throw for multiple touchdowns, including seven quarterbacks with three-plus touchdowns (Trubisky three times). Murray himself was one of just five quarterbacks who've failed to average at least 7.19 yards per attempt against them in that time, though it should be noted that it was his first NFL start. Given the fact that oddsmakers have set their team total at a ridiculous 30.0 points, Murray should be trusted as a high-end QB1 in a high-scoring game.It would seem Roethlisberger hasn't missed a beat while completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 7.4 yards per attempt and five touchdowns through two games, but we can't forget he's played the Giants and Broncos injury-riddled defense over the first two weeks. Fortunately, he gets another plus matchup in Week 3 when the Texans come to town. The Texans have had a gauntlet of a schedule to start the year, playing against Patrick Mahomes in the opener, and then Lamar Jackson in Week 2. They've walked out of those games allowing just 415 passing yards with four passing touchdowns. If you combined them together, they would be the QB14 in fantasy, slightly ahead of Mitch Trubisky. Not bad for a unit we all left for dead, though it's worth noting that neither quarterback attempted more than 32 passes. It's still a team that's allowed 14 of the last 18 quarterbacks they've played to finish as a top-15 quarterback, including six top-six performances. The concern for Roethlisberger's ceiling is that the Texans aren't putting points on the board, which could lead to a ho-hum fantasy day for the Steelers pass attack. Roethlisberger should be someone we can pencil in for 250 yards and two touchdowns, but I don't know if he'll need to do more than that, which makes him a mid-to-high-end QB2 this week.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
With the way that Murray is running the ball, there's no way that he can be viewed as anything less than a top-5 option at the QB position for fantasy football. Murray is currently ranked in the top-10 of the entire NFL (RBs included) for rushing yards. Not only that, but he's the Cardinals leading rusher as well. With the way that fantasy points are calculated, rushing production at the QB is king. Even if the QB is struggling to put up great numbers from a passing perspective, he can still be an elite option for fantasy if he's running as much as Murray is in Arizona. With that in mind, plus a matchup that should see points go up on the board, Murray has overall QB1 upside this week.As Ben continues to get back up to speed, we're seeing him develop more and more chemistry with his receiving weapons. This is a favorable matchup for Ben and the Steelers offense and Ben should be viewed as a low-end QB1 in this one.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Murray has been fantastic out of the gate as a runner with 21 rushing attempts for 158 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2 games. He also has played against some tough Front 7s to start the season. This is his easiest matchup to date and he is an elite QB1 at home.The Texans actually have not been bad against fantasy quarterbacks, ranking 12th despite playing the last two regular season MVPs to open the season. Big Ben has been hot to start the season, but he is more of a QB2 this week at home.