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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8# 10-
Best Rank# 6# 7-
Worst Rank# 20# 16-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CHI vs. HOU-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CHIThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs HOU-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp16.314
Pass Yds169.3126.7
Pass TD0.31.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total53.441.3-
Avg Game26.720.7-
Avg Projection18.617.9-
Week 228.519.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor81 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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11 h
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Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
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Mundo Fantasy
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The Athletic
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Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
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Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
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The Fantasy Headliners
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EDSFootball
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Muntradamus M.
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BRoto Fantasy
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Real GM
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
37/54, 450 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at NYG
21/32, 229 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
3 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at DAL
24/36, 273 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
29/41, 311 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. CHI vs. HOU
Week 4 at GB at TEN
Week 5 vs. CAR vs. PHI
Week 6 at MIN vs. CLE
Week 7 vs. DET at BAL
Week 8 at CARBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. DEN at DAL
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. CIN
Week 11 at NO at JAC
Week 12 vs. LV vs. BAL
Week 13 vs. NO vs. WAS
Week 14 at LAC at BUF
Week 15 vs. TB at CIN
Week 16 at KC vs. IND
Week 17 at TB at CLE
Player Projections Comparison
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att39.636.2
Pass Cmp26.624.0
Pass Yards302.3279.2
Pass TDs1.91.9
Ints0.80.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.12.0
Rush Yards8.06.1
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.617.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
2020 Points 
Week 124.922.1
Week 228.519.2
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
Total53.441.3
Average26.720.7
Notes for Player Combination
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
You have to feel bad for Ryan and the Falcons offense, as they continue to post numbers year-in and year-out, yet the team doesn't win games. Ryan has thrown 90 passes through two games, which puts him on a pace of 720 pass attempts, and keep in mind they led throughout the entirety of their Week 2 game. The Bears will be their toughest test yet, though. They've actually faced the sixth-most pass attempts but have allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. When throwing the ball, Daniel Jones and Matthew Stafford combined to average just 0.29 fantasy points per pass attempt, which ranks as the second-lowest mark in the league. The addition of Robert Quinn in Week 2 helped the defense generate more pressure up front, which in turn didn't allow Jones to take many shots down the field. Going back to the start of the 2019 season, the Bears have allowed just one quarterback to post more than 19.9 fantasy points, and that was Patrick Mahomes. During that 18-game stretch, there's been just one quarterback to average more than 7.72 yards per attempt. There are going to be many weeks where we love Ryan as a QB1, but this is not one of them. He should be looked at as a middling QB2 in this tough matchup.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 how many times the Falcons are throwing the ball this year, Ryan becomes a weekly must-start at the QB position for fantasy football. While this is a tough defense, Ryan should be able to finish as a low-end QB1 based on volume alone.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
The Bears are 5th against fantasy quarterbacks, but they have also played Matthew Stafford without his best wide receiver and Daniel Jones. Ryan should be a low-end 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.