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Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 6-
Best Rank# 2# 3-
Worst Rank# 7# 10-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at BAL vs. LV-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs BALThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs LV-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.316
Pass Yds140.3190.7
Pass TD0.70.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total47.961.3-
Avg Game24.030.7-
Avg Projection20.822.3-
Week 227.535.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather82 F, Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.79 F, Mostly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU
24/32, 211 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
vs. MIA
15/19, 155 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
15 rush, 75 yds, 2 td
Week 2 at LAC
27/47, 302 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
at SEA
Week 3 at BAL vs. LV
Week 4 vs. NE at KC
Week 5 vs. LV vs. DEN
Week 6 at BUFBYE WEEK
Week 7 at DEN vs. SF
Week 8 vs. NYJ at BUF
Week 9 vs. CAR at NYJ
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. BAL
Week 11 at LV at HOU
Week 12 at TB vs. ARI
Week 13 vs. DEN at LAC
Week 14 at MIA at LAR
Week 15 at NO at MIA
Week 16 vs. ATL vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. LAC vs. NYJ
Player Projections Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att37.433.0
Pass Cmp24.020.6
Pass Yards287.6243.7
Pass TDs1.91.6
Ints0.50.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.910.1
Rush Yards21.144.6
Rush TDs0.10.6
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points20.822.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
2020 Points 
Week 120.425.7
Week 227.535.6
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
Total47.961.3
Average24.030.7
Notes for Player Combination
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Mahomes is currently the QB8 on the season for fantasy football, but he gets a tough matchup here against the Ravens. The Ravens are currently only allowing an average of 13.3 fantasy points to opposing QBs, which indicates that Mahomes doesn't exactly have an enormous ceiling heading into this game. He's still a must-start option every single week, but it's important to recognize that the path for him to finish as the QB1 this week most likely isn't there.Newton is looking like the steal of drafts right now with how he's looked through the first couple of games. The Patriots are intent on letting Newton be himself, which means that they're letting him run the ball an insane amount. Newton has ran the ball 26 times for 122 yards and four touchdowns through two weeks, which has vaulted him to top-3 fantasy football QB status. Additionally, Newton currently ranks fourth in the entire NFL in terms of red zone rushing attempts. This doesn't look to be slowing down any time soon either, which makes Newton a weekly must-start option at the QB position.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Over the last eight regular season games, Mahomes hasn't quite lived up to his No. 1 quarterback drafted price tag. During that time, he's averaged 19.5 fantasy points per game, which would rank 15th in 2020, and would've been No. 8 in 2019. I'm not suggesting he's not elite, but when you factor that in with his matchup against the Ravens this week, you don't get warm and fuzzy feelings. The Ravens have allowed exactly one quarterback to score more than 15.8 fantasy points against them since the start of 2019, a span of 18 games. That quarterback was Mahomes, when he completed 27-of-37 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns in Week 3 of last year. The week is notable because the Ravens didn't have Marcus Peters on the roster at that point, but they did have Earl Thomas. Going back to 2018 against this John Harbaugh defense, Mahomes did throw the ball 53 times for 377 yards and two touchdowns, so it's clear this defense is not his kryptonite. Mahomes has always played well on a national stage, too. He's averaged 321.3 yards and 2.7 touchdowns in his three Monday night games. You're starting him every week, and despite the tough matchup, you shouldn't be scared to.I missed this stat after the Week 1 game, but Newton's 15 carries in that contest were the second highest of his entire career high. He followed that up by throwing for 397 yards, which was the third-highest mark of his career. It's fair to say he's back, and it appears that Josh McDaniels knows how to best utilize him. The Raiders defense has allowed just two passing touchdowns through two weeks, but the 8.07 yards per attempt they've allowed is a bit more telling, as teams have just punched it in with their running backs on the goal line. The Raiders defense has also generated a sack on just 1.4 percent of opponent dropbacks, which is not great, as pressure is the only thing that seems to rattle Newton. When you add in that Newton has been pressured on just 18.8 percent of his dropbacks, he should have a lot of time to throw in this matchup. Even going back to last year, under the same scheme, the Raiders allowed a league-high 8.28 yards per attempt, including a massive 15.4 yards per reception to wide receivers. We know Newton's going to tally fantasy points on the ground, but he should be able to through the air this week as well. Knowing his team-implied point total is 26.8, start him as a QB1 with confidence.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Mahomes torched the Ravens for 374 yards passing and 3 passing touchdowns last year. There just is not a defense capable of holding him down when he is on his A game.Vegas is 9th against fantasy quarterbacks this year, but Newton's mobility should make him a QB2 with QB1 upside.