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Experts' Pick
 
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
vs. BAL, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 1# 9-
Best Rank# 1# 3-
Worst Rank# 3# 16-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at HOU vs. BAL-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp2123
Pass Yds190210.5
Pass TD21
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total45.121.8-
Avg Game22.621.8-
Avg Projection25.119.2-
Week 127.521.8-
    
Misc 
    
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
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Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
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Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
4 d
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Justin BooneJ. Boone
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4 d
#1#8-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
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4 d
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Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
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Rob WilsonR. Wilson
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CLE
20/25, 275 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 45 yds, 0 td
at KC
20/32, 253 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
6 rush, 27 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at HOU vs. BAL
Week 3 vs. KC at PIT
Week 4 at WAS vs. MIN
Week 5 vs. CIN vs. JAC
Week 6 at PHI at TEN
Week 7 vs. PIT vs. GB
Week 8BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 9 at IND at JAC
Week 10 at NE at CLE
Week 11 vs. TEN vs. NE
Week 12 at PIT at DET
Week 13 vs. DAL vs. IND
Week 14 at CLE at CHI
Week 15 vs. JAC at IND
Week 16 vs. NYG vs. CIN
Week 17 at CIN vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
vs. BAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att29.335.1
Pass Cmp19.322.7
Pass Yards237.0262.4
Pass TDs1.91.6
Ints0.50.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts10.55.4
Rush Yards66.131.3
Rush TDs0.50.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points25.119.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
2020 Points 
Week 127.521.8
Week 217.6
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
Total45.121.8
Average22.621.8
Notes for Player Combination
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
vs. BAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Lamar Jackson just dropped 27.5 fantasy points against the Browns, and he's a good bet to post some solid numbers against the Texans this weekend. Houston just allowed Kansas City to put up 166 yards on the ground last week, so as a result, I'm expecting Jackson to see a healthy number of rushing attempts here.You probably took Deshaun Watson as a top-five quarterback, but you may not get that kind of value out of him this week. Watson busted hard against Baltimore last year, as he threw for only 169 yards while throwing a pick and no touchdowns. He also took six sacks and earned just 12 rushing yards. Because Baltimore can grind out the clock once they pull out to a lead, Watson likely won't have the ball long enough to generate big plays.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Lamar Jackson picked up right where he left off in Week 1 with an absurdly efficient performance including 3 passing touchdowns and 45 yards rushing. The Texans' defense has steadily declined over the past year and they are now one of the top targets for opposing fantasy quarterbacks. He provides a stellar baseline with a ginormous ceiling and should be the QB1 or close this week.The Ravens absolutely destroyed the Browns in Week 1 and I expect a similar result against the Texans in Week 2. Houston vastly underperformed their record last year and got significantly worse in the offseason, leaving Watson with a shaky offensive line, weakened receiving weapons, and a poor defense. Watson will pick up enough garbage time points here to make him a worthwhile start, but he's not the same fantasy asset without DeAndre Hopkins.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Another week, another exploitable defense. Last season's MVP gets a quality matchup against the Texans in Week 2 and should be able to have his way in this one. After throwing three touchdowns in Week 1, L-Jax is the best option at QB this week.Watson and the Texans face a stout Baltimore defense in Week 2, and while you can't bench him here, expectations should be tempered for the Houston signal-caller. With a plethora of quality options this week, Watson is on the QB1 border in this difficult spot.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 This Ravens unit is a tough defense for Watson to face and there's a possibility that we see Watson struggle again like he did with the Chiefs defense. Watson finished as the QB12 last week and there's a possibility that we see him finish around that range again this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He picked up right where he left off in 2019, making it look easy against the Browns defense, completing 20-of-25 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns. How can we expect him to have more pass attempts when he's continually this efficient? The Browns were a plus matchup, but so are the Texans. They're struggling to get pressure, as Patrick Mahomes was under duress on just six of his 33 dropbacks in Week 1. If you give Jackson time, he's going to carve you up. Their starting cornerback unit consists of Bradley Roby, Vernon Hargreaves, and Antonio Hamilton. This is a worse version of the defense that Jackson played in 2019 when they still had D.J. Reader and Johnathan Joseph, as well as Gareon Conley healthy. In that Week 11 game last year, Jackson threw the ball just 24 times, but they went for 222 yards and four touchdowns, while he also rushed for 86 yards. Over their last 17 games, they've allowed 13 quarterbacks to post at least 17.9 fantasy points. You're getting a sky-high floor and ceiling with Jackson, so don't hesitate to play him in both cash and tournament lineups if you can afford him.I don't think there were too many surprises in Watson's first game without DeAndre Hopkins, though you could tell he struggled to find a true safety valve in his pass-catching corps. That should lead to many scrambles in fantasy, which amounts to fantasy points. That's where the upsetting part comes against this Ravens defense. Do you know how many fantasy points they've allowed on the ground to quarterbacks since the start of last season? 19.5 points. That's it. Watson himself had the worst game of his career against the Ravens in Week 11 last year, as he completed just 18-of-29 passes for just 169 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception. When you tack on his measly 12 yards rushing, he ended that game with just 3.96 fantasy points, a career-low. Remember, that was with DeAndre Hopkins. This Ravens defense did lose Earl Thomas this offseason, but it didn't seem to affect them very much last week when they held Baker Mayfield to just 189 yards and a touchdown on 39 pass attempts. They also have one of the best cornerback duos in the league, so if they take away Will Fuller, and limit Watson's ability to run, where does his upside come from? If there was a week to consider potentially benching Watson, it's this one, though it's tough to completely kick him out of the QB1 conversation.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Houston was 18th against fantasy quarterbacks on the opening weekend of the season and last year Jackson had 222 yards passing, 79 yards rushing, and 4 touchdown passes against Houston in a 41-7 victory. Jackson is an elite QB1.It is hard to sit Watson in fantasy leagues, but keep in mind that last year against the Ravens he had only 169 yards passing, 12 yards rushing, no touchdowns, and one pick. Watson is too good to sit, but in daily fantasy he is probably not the best play this week.