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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
at LAC, Sun 4pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Dec 3rd, 2020
77%
Recommended by
51 of 66 experts
23%
Recommended by
15 of 66 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 18-
Best Rank# 12# 16-
Worst Rank# 21# 20-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LAC vs. NO-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs LACThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs NO-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp16.916.1
Pass Yds174.8163.6
Pass TD1.61.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total180.8199.7-
Avg Game18.118.2-
Avg Projection17.915.3-
Week 126.014.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather69 F, Clear throughout the day.Indoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Cam NewtonMatt RyanAdd Player
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
17 m
#15#19-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
50 m
#10#12-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 h
#17#13-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
2 h
#16#18-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
2 h
#15#18-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 h
#15#17-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#15#17-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
3 h
#16#18-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
4 h
#14#16-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
5 h
#17#18-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
5 h
#13#17-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
6 h
#15#18-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#15#18-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
7 h
#17#19-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
10 h
#13#18-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
11 h
#15#18-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
12 h
#10#23-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
12 h
#21#20-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
13 h
#15#16-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
14 h
#15#17-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
15 h
#15#18-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
15 h
#16#17-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
16 h
#15#16-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
17 h
#15#17-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
17 h
#15#18-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
17 h
#16#15-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
17 h
#17#16-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
18 h
#15#19-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
18 h
#19#14-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
18 h
#18#16-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
19 h
#15#18-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
20 h
#15#17-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
20 h
#15#17-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
21 h
#13#17-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
21 h
#19#21-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
21 h
#15#16-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
21 h
#15#17-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
22 h
#13#9-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
22 h
#15#18-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
23 h
#14#19-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
24 h
#16#14-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
24 h
#18#19-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
1 d
#13#16-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
1 d
#18#15-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#14#18-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#15#17-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
1 d
#12#20-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 d
#15#17-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#27#18-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 d
#15#18-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#16#17-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#19#18-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 d
#16#17-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#15#16-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#7#22-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 d
#15#13-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#15#17-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
2 d
#11#9-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
#15#18-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#16#19-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 d
#16#15-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#15#17-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#15#16-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
2 d
#17#15-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 d
#8#16-
    
Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
7 d
#14#18-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA
15/19, 155 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
15 rush, 75 yds, 2 td
vs. SEA
37/54, 450 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at SEA
30/44, 397 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
11 rush, 47 yds, 2 td
at DAL
24/36, 273 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. LV
17/28, 162 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
9 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
19/38, 238 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at KC
at GB
28/39, 285 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. CAR
21/37, 226 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. DEN
17/25, 157 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
10 rush, 76 yds, 1 td
at MIN
30/40, 371 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. SF
9/15, 98 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
5 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
31/42, 338 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
Week 8 at BUF
15/25, 174 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
9 rush, 54 yds, 1 td
at CAR
21/30, 281 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
6 rush, 27 yds, 1 td
Week 9 at NYJ
27/35, 274 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
10 rush, 16 yds, 2 td
vs. DEN
25/35, 284 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
3 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. BAL
13/17, 118 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
11 rush, 21 yds, 1 td
BYE WEEK
Week 11 at HOU
26/40, 365 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
at NO
19/37, 232 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
Week 12 vs. ARI
9/18, 84 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
9 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
vs. LV
22/39, 185 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at LAC vs. NO
Week 14 at LAR at LAC
Week 15 at MIA vs. TB
Week 16 vs. BUF at KC
Week 17 vs. NYJ at TB
Player Projections Comparison
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
at LAC, Sun 4pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att30.136.4
Pass Cmp19.323.3
Pass Yards210.9274.5
Pass TDs1.11.4
Ints0.90.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts8.22.1
Rush Yards36.66.1
Rush TDs0.60.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.915.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 125.724.9
Week 235.628.5
Week 312.212.4
Week 412.4
Week 57.9
Week 619.531.6
Week 72.817.5
Week 818.418.9
Week 924.623.4
Week 1016.8
Week 1119.27.3
Week 126.014.9
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total180.8199.7
Average18.118.2
Notes for Player Combination
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
at LAC, Sun 4pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If you were to put Newton's passing yardage in Derrick Henry's game log for rushing yards, I don't think it would look too far out of place, as Newton has finished with 174 or less passing yards in 7-of-10 games, including 118 yards or less in three of his last six games. Considering he's rushed for 21 yards or less in four of his last six games, this is a big problem. Chargers opponents have averaged just 61.3 plays per game, while the Patriots have netted just 62.9 plays per game, so it's not a week to expect a whole lot of volume out of the Patriots offense. Here's a fun fact that you can use in Newton's favor: The Chargers are the only team in the NFL who hasn't held a quarterback to fewer than 14.0 fantasy points. Just three of them have topped 19.8 fantasy points, but the fantasy floor has been there. The Chargers have allowed just 6.78 yards per attempt, so don't go expecting Newton to get his passing yards up very much in this game. The ground is where we have to look for production, and the Chargers have allowed the 11th-most fantasy points on the ground to quarterbacks. When you factor in rushing yards from all positions, the Chargers have allowed 4.77 yards per carry, which is the third-most in the league, behind only the Texans and Cowboys. They've also allowed 11 rushing touchdowns, which isn't near the league leaders, but it's enough. Newton has fallen out of the QB1 range, but based on the floor that the Chargers have allowed, he should be a high-floor QB2 option.The trend continued for Ryan without Julio Jones in the lineup. The status of Jones is huge if you're considering Ryan. On top of those concerns, the Saints are suddenly one of the best defenses in the NFL and have allowed the third-fewest fantasy points per game overall to their opponents. They've brought the pressure and have generated a sack on 8.3 percent of opponent dropbacks, which ranks as the fourth-highest mark in football. They've now held Tom Brady, Nick Mullens, Ryan, and well, Kendall Hinton to fewer than 11 fantasy points in each of their last four games. This is the defense we thought they'd be when the season started. They were also very good when the Falcons played them in Week 13 last year when Ryan threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns, though it did take him 50 attempts to get there. As crazy as it sounds, the Saints haven't allowed more than 283 passing yards in any of their 11 games this year, as it was touchdowns carrying quarterbacks. But again, since Week 5, they've allowed just five passing touchdowns in six games. Even if Jones returns this week, Ryan probably belongs in the middling QB2 territory. If he doesn't play, Ryan may not return top-20 value.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Ryan didn't have the best fantasy performance in week 12, but it was enough to lead his team to a resounding victory. In this matchup, Ryan's difficult to fully trust after what we saw last week in a better matchup. Ryan should be viewed as a mid-range QB2 this week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Chargers allow the 8th most points to fantasy QBs, Newton is a boom / bust QB2 on the road this week.