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Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
at NE, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 28-
Best Rank# 2# 22-
Worst Rank# 7# 31-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at BAL at NE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs BALThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs NE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.313.7
Pass Yds140.3155.3
Pass TD0.71.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total47.935.3-
Avg Game24.017.7-
Avg Projection20.814.8-
Week 227.521.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather82 F, Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.78 F, Mostly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU
24/32, 211 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
at CAR
22/30, 239 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
Week 2 at LAC
27/47, 302 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
Week 3 at BAL at NE
Week 4 vs. NE vs. BUF
Week 5 vs. LV at KC
Week 6 at BUFBYE WEEK
Week 7 at DEN vs. TB
Week 8 vs. NYJ at CLE
Week 9 vs. CAR at LAC
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. DEN
Week 11 at LV vs. KC
Week 12 at TB at ATL
Week 13 vs. DEN at NYJ
Week 14 at MIA vs. IND
Week 15 at NO vs. LAC
Week 16 vs. ATL vs. MIA
Week 17 vs. LAC at DEN
Player Projections Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
at NE, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att37.434.4
Pass Cmp24.023.3
Pass Yards287.6256.3
Pass TDs1.91.4
Ints0.50.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.91.5
Rush Yards21.14.5
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points20.814.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
2020 Points 
Week 120.413.6
Week 227.521.7
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
Total47.935.3
Average24.017.7
Notes for Player Combination
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
at NE, 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.Derek Carr silenced the haters with his performance on Monday Night Football against a stout Saints defense. Carr went 28-of-38 passing with 282 yards and three touchdowns and looked like a confident QB as he becomes more and more familiar with his receiving weapons. While this might appear to be a tough matchup for Carr again, the Patriots defense is averaging 21.4 fantasy points allowed to opposing QBs. If you're looking for a high-end QB2 this week, Carr's a fine option to roll out there, but he falls just outside the streaming conversation with some of the other options available.
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.It was a great performance by Carr on Monday night, as he continually took advantage of the matchups the Saints gave him. He's completed at least 73 percent of his passes in each of his first two games and has yet to throw an interception. Now onto the Patriots defense, who looked more than human last week against Russell Wilson. They had allowed just 12 passing touchdowns during the entirety of the 2019 season but allowed five of them to Wilson on Sunday night. While I think it's more of a reflection on Wilson, it's clear that the Patriots defense isn't on the same level as they were last year, and how could they be considering the five near full-time starters they lost on defense? They looked much better in Week 1 against Ryan Fitzpatrick, though he was also without DeVante Parker for much of that game. What Carr has going for him is that there's no surefire WR1 on the Raiders for the Patriots to try and remove from the game, though it shouldn't shock anyone to see Stephon Gilmore cover Darren Waller. Knowing that Carr has just one game with more than 21 fantasy points over his last 22 games, it's fair to say the reward is not as great as the risk. There are better options available to stream.
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.