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Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 14# 21-
Best Rank# 11# 18-
Worst Rank# 17# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CLE vs. TB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs CLEThis is a 1 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs TB-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp22.320.4
Pass Yds232.9186.6
Pass TD1.91
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total101.396.1-
Avg Game16.919.2-
Avg Projection17.716.0-
Week 617.7-
    
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14 h
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The Fantasy Fix
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Fantasy Football Advice
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The Washington Post
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Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
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Fantasy Victors
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
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John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
17 h
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Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
18 h
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Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
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John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
18 h
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Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
18 h
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
18 h
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Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
20 h
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Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
20 h
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Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
21 h
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Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
22 h
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Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
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Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
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Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
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Going For 2
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
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Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
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Armando CrespoA. Crespo
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The Fantasy First Down
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Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
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Breaking Football
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DK Nation
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
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Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
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Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
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Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
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Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
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SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#16#22-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
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Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
3 d
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Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
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Jason SablichJ. Sablich
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Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC
23/36, 193 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
8 rush, 46 yds, 1 td
at CAR
22/30, 239 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
Week 2 at CLE
vs. NO
28/38, 284 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at PHI
at NE
24/32, 261 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. JAC
vs. BUF
32/44, 311 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at BAL
at KC
22/31, 347 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at IND
BYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. CLE vs. TB
Week 8 vs. TEN at CLE
Week 9BYE WEEK at LAC
Week 10 at PIT vs. DEN
Week 11 at WAS vs. KC
Week 12 vs. NYG at ATL
Week 13 at MIA at NYJ
Week 14 vs. DAL vs. IND
Week 15 vs. PIT vs. LAC
Week 16 at HOU vs. MIA
Week 17 vs. BAL at DEN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att37.734.8
Pass Cmp24.323.9
Pass Yards266.8266.6
Pass TDs1.71.6
Ints0.90.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.31.8
Rush Yards15.55.0
Rush TDs0.20.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.716.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
2020 Points 
Week 117.313.6
Week 224.521.7
Week 320.415.4
Week 416.120.4
Week 55.325.0
Week 617.7
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total101.396.1
Average16.919.2
Notes for Player Combination
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Burrow scored 24.54 points against the Browns back in Week 2. That's his best fantasy performance to date, however, and he has a median of just 17.52 points per game. That said, the Bengals are attempting a ton of passes, and A.J. Green is righting the ship, so I'm expecting some regression here soon. Burrow is a higher-end QB2 this week.Disaster avoided: the Raiders should, in fact, have most of their offensive line back from the COVID-19 list before gametime. While they won't get Trent Brown back, it's easier to replace one starter than your entire line. That said, Carr has been having a weird season -- he's thrown several very deep touchdown passes (with accuracy), but he's also had a pair of down games as well. Expect another down game from him against Tampa Bay's elite defense.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
It's been a rough couple of weeks for Burrow, as the rook hasn't tossed a TD over his last two games. Still, he buoyed his production with some big air yards and a rushing score, and Burrow has thrown for at least 300 yards in four of his last five games. This week, he'll face a Browns defense that has allowed the fourth-most passing yards (289) this season, vaulting Burrow into top-10 territory for Week 7. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's now gone two weeks without throwing a single touchdown, which is not something you want to see with streamers. It wasn't all bad, though, as he hit the 300-yard mark for the fourth time in the last five games, and he also rushed for a touchdown. On the season, he's now thrown for 1,617 yards but with six touchdowns. That amounts to 269.5 yards per touchdown. How improbable is it that he continues that pace? Well, there was no quarterback in the NFL last year who averaged more than 218.4 yards per touchdown. Oddly enough, the quarterback who averaged 218.4 yards per touchdown last year was Andy Dalton, while playing for Zac Taylor. Maybe his playbook can use some work in the red zone. The Browns are not a team who's done well slowing down opposing quarterbacks, as they've allowed a passing touchdown every 133.1 passing yards, including a career-high three touchdowns to Burrow in Week 2. Now, to be fair, Burrow did throw the ball a ridiculous 61 times in that game, something we can't expect again. Don't look now but Burrow has thrown the ball just 66 times over the last two weeks combined. The Browns pass rush has been somewhat mediocre through six games, generating a 5.29 percent sack-rate, which ranks 20th in the NFL and helps Burrow, who's seemingly always under pressure. There are some inconsistencies with both of these teams, which leads to a high-variance streamer. I wouldn't be shocked to see him finish as a high-end QB2 or high-end QB3, so we have to go somewhere in between. He's got a higher ceiling than most in the middling QB2 range but he also has a lower floor. He's got a higher ceiling than most in the middling QB2 range, but he also has a lower floor.Through five weeks, Carr's 11 touchdown passes ranked sixth in the NFL. His 73.1 percent completion-rate ranked as the No. 2 quarterback behind only Teddy Bridgewater. Keep in mind he lost Tyrell Williams before the season started and was then missing Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards for two games. What he's done while working through that is might impressive. Still, he ranked as the No. 12 quarterback, just highlighting how limited his ceiling is without any totals on the ground. Now onto the Bucs, who've actually allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points per offensive play this year. They're allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per game to opponents, behind only the Colts and Bears. What makes it even more impressive is that teams have dropped back to pass on 64.5 percent of their plays, which ranks as the third-highest number in football, so it's not a lack of trying. They've allowed just 13.25 fantasy points per game through the air alone, which ranks as the fourth-lowest mark in the league. It makes sense as they've allowed the fourth-fewest points per actual pass attempt (0.37). In case you needed to be reminded, Carr has totaled 3.4 fantasy points on the ground all year. Pressure will be key for the Bucs (rank second in the league in pressure and sacks), as Carr is the second-best quarterback in the league from a clean pocket (124.4 QB Rating) but 11th when under pressure (89.1 QB Rating). Carr should not be someone you're aiming to stream this week and is just a low-end QB2 even in Superflex/2QB formats.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Burrow hasn't put up insane numbers over the past couple of weeks, but he's had a couple of tough matchups back-to-back. Burrow's simply throwing the ball too much though to not be considered for fantasy football on a weekly basis. He can be viewed as a high-end QB2 in this matchup against the Browns.