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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 22nd, 2020
80%
Recommended by
93 of 116 experts
20%
Recommended by
23 of 116 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 14# 16-
Best Rank# 10# 12-
Worst Rank# 18# 19-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CAR vs. CLE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CARThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs CLE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp21.122.3
Pass Yds187.6232.9
Pass TD11.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total92.0101.3-
Avg Game18.416.9-
Avg Projection17.617.6-
Week 617.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Expert Ranks 
Drew BreesJoe BurrowAdd Player
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
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Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
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Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
37 m
#12#16-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
39 m
#14#13-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
41 m
#14#16-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
42 m
#14#17-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
49 m
#11#16-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
51 m
#13#16-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
57 m
#14#16-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
1 h
#11#16-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
1 h
#13#16-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
1 h
#12#17-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
1 h
#12#16-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 h
#13#9-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#20#19-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 h
#12#15-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 h
#14#18-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
2 h
#13#17-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 h
#11#13-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 h
#15#9-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
2 h
#11#14-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
3 h
#13#17-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
3 h
#11#15-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
3 h
#18#4-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#15#17-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
3 h
#14#15-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#14#17-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 h
#12#15-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
4 h
#14#19-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
4 h
#17#10-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
4 h
#13#15-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 h
#18#20-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
4 h
#14#16-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
4 h
#15#12-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
4 h
#12#16-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
4 h
#13#16-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
4 h
#13#11-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
5 h
#13#19-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
5 h
#14#16-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
5 h
#13#16-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
5 h
#15#18-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
5 h
#15#12-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
6 h
#15#12-
    
6 h
#13#16-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
6 h
#17#10-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
7 h
#12#15-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
7 h
#12#15-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
7 h
#14#16-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
7 h
#13#16-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
8 h
#14#15-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
11 h
#17#15-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
11 h
#13#14-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
13 h
#18#13-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
13 h
#10#15-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
15 h
#13#16-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
15 h
#14#16-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
16 h
#12#16-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
16 h
#15#14-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
16 h
#15#16-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
16 h
#15#13-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
16 h
#18#14-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
17 h
#12#15-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
17 h
#14#16-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
18 h
#12#17-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
18 h
#12#15-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
18 h
#13#15-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
19 h
#12#17-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
19 h
#14#15-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
21 h
#16#17-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
22 h
#14#15-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
22 h
#9-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
22 h
#13#14-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
22 h
#13#16-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
22 h
#15#16-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
22 h
#17#15-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
23 h
#14#16-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
23 h
#14#16-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
23 h
#12#16-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
24 h
#13#17-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
24 h
#10#20-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
24 h
#14#15-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#13#16-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#12#18-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
1 d
#12#16-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#10#18-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#11#16-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
#12#16-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#11#19-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#12#16-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
1 d
#14#15-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#13#16-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
#14#17-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
#13#16-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#12#15-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
#14#17-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 d
#14#16-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#11#16-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 d
#14#15-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
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Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 d
#13#15-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#15#13-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#15#14-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#15#16-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#13#16-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#14#17-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#11#16-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
2 d
#18#14-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#19#13-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#13#17-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#12#16-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
#10#16-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
2 d
#17#19-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#12#16-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#11#18-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#10#16-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB
18/30, 160 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
23/36, 193 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
8 rush, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at LV
at CLE
Week 3 vs. GB
at PHI
Week 4 at DET
vs. JAC
Week 5 vs. LAC
at BAL
Week 6BYE WEEK at IND
Week 7 vs. CAR vs. CLE
Week 8 at CHI vs. TEN
Week 9 at TBBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. SF at PIT
Week 11 vs. ATL at WAS
Week 12 at DEN vs. NYG
Week 13 at ATL at MIA
Week 14 at PHI vs. DAL
Week 15 vs. KC vs. PIT
Week 16 vs. MIN at HOU
Week 17 at CAR vs. BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att34.437.4
Pass Cmp24.824.1
Pass Yards273.8265.9
Pass TDs1.81.7
Ints0.50.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.83.2
Rush Yards1.315.4
Rush TDs0.10.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.617.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Points 
Week 114.417.3
Week 215.524.5
Week 323.520.4
Week 416.516.1
Week 522.15.3
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
Total92.0101.3
Average18.416.9
Notes for Player Combination
 
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The bye week should've allowed the Saints to get back their star wide receiver and hopefully get Brees back on the right track, as his 2020 season has started less than stellar. Heading into his bye week, he was the No. 20 quarterback in points per game, just above Carson Wentz. Four of his five games were without Thomas, so that could certainly be a hinderance. Teams have found it much easier to go on the ground against the Panthers, as quarterbacks have averaged just 13.9 fantasy points per game, while running backs have averaged a massive 32.3 PPR points. One of the craziest stats you'll see is that the Panthers are allowing just 6.08 yards per attempt this year, which is easily the lowest mark in the league. Teams have tried to pass against them, too, as the 60.4 percent pass-rate is the 11th-highest mark in football, but the 0.352 fantasy points per actual pass attempt ranks as the second lowest to only the Bears. There are enough questions about this game to downgrade Brees into the high-end QB2 territory, though the 67.0 percent completion-rate and 9.07 yards per reception they've allowed seems to fit what he does well right now.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.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Brees was solid for fantasy in his last outing and he should have MT back on the field for this matchup. The Saints could lean heavily on their run game in this one, which limits Brees' ceiling. He should be viewed as a mid-range QB2 this week.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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Brees is averaging 18.41 fantasy points per game, but he has been more of a QB2 than QB1 this year. Michael Thomas returning should give him some upside this week, but he is more QB2 than QB1 in Week 7.