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Experts' Pick
 
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 27th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8# 16-
Best Rank# 7# 8-
Worst Rank# 15# 23-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CHI vs. GB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CHIThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs GB-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp16.313
Pass Yds169.3159
Pass TD0.31.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total65.853.4-
Avg Game21.917.8-
Avg Projection18.418.0-
Week 228.515.5-
    
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The Fantasy First Down
22 h
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SleeperWire
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Fantrax
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Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
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Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
22 h
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Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
22 h
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
22 h
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
23 h
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Yahoo! Sports
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Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
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BallBlast
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Jason SablichJ. Sablich
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
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John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
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Pro Football Focus
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WalterFootball
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
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Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
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Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
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Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
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Roto Street Journal
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
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Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
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Bill EnrightB. Enright
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Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
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Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
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Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
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SleeperU
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Reality Sports
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
37/54, 450 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
18/30, 160 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at DAL
24/36, 273 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
at LV
26/38, 312 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
Week 3 vs. CHI vs. GB
Week 4 at GB at DET
Week 5 vs. CAR vs. LAC
Week 6 at MINBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. DET vs. CAR
Week 8 at CAR at CHI
Week 9 vs. DEN at TB
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. SF
Week 11 at NO vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. LV at DEN
Week 13 vs. NO at ATL
Week 14 at LAC at PHI
Week 15 vs. TB vs. KC
Week 16 at KC vs. MIN
Week 17 at TB at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att39.434.4
Pass Cmp26.524.0
Pass Yards299.6274.8
Pass TDs1.81.9
Ints0.80.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.11.1
Rush Yards7.82.3
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.418.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
2020 Points 
Week 124.914.4
Week 228.515.5
Week 312.423.5
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
Total65.853.4
Average21.917.8
Notes for Player Combination
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Ryan squares off against the Bears' defense, which has allowed just 13.0 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks - fourth fewest in the league. There's also a chance he's without Julio Jones in this one, limiting Ryan's ceiling. Still, he's averaged 45 attempts per game thus far and has a stud in Calvin Ridley as well as reliable pass-catchers like Russell Gage and Hayden Hurst at his disposal. Fire up Ryan as a top-10 QB this week, though there is some downside given the matchup and lack of Jones.Brees has been a shaky QB play this season and hasn't displayed the same level of upside we've seen from him in seasons past. He'll square off against a middle-of-the-pack Green Bay defense whose strength is in its secondary. The Saints should continue to lean on the run and short-passing game, and Brees is best utilized as a mid-tier QB2 for Week 3.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
With how many times the Falcons are throwing the ball this year, Ryan becomes a weekly must-start at the QB position for fantasy football. While this is a tough defense, Ryan should be able to finish as a low-end QB1 based on volume alone.To be frank, Brees hasn't looked like the QB that we've grown accustomed to seeing over previous seasons. He doesn't look like he has the necessary arm strength anymore to push the ball downfield, which makes it hard to trust him for fantasy purposes. Brees can be rolled out this week as a low-end QB2.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
You have to feel bad for Ryan and the Falcons offense, as they continue to post numbers year-in and year-out, yet the team doesn't win games. Ryan has thrown 90 passes through two games, which puts him on a pace of 720 pass attempts, and keep in mind they led throughout the entirety of their Week 2 game. The Bears will be their toughest test yet, though. They've actually faced the sixth-most pass attempts but have allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. When throwing the ball, Daniel Jones and Matthew Stafford combined to average just 0.29 fantasy points per pass attempt, which ranks as the second-lowest mark in the league. The addition of Robert Quinn in Week 2 helped the defense generate more pressure up front, which in turn didn't allow Jones to take many shots down the field. Going back to the start of the 2019 season, the Bears have allowed just one quarterback to post more than 19.9 fantasy points, and that was Patrick Mahomes. During that 18-game stretch, there's been just one quarterback to average more than 7.72 yards per attempt. There are going to be many weeks where we love Ryan as a QB1, but this is not one of them. He should be looked at as a middling QB2 in this tough matchup.Remember when Brees was seriously contemplating retirement? I'm not going to say he's experiencing a Peyton Manning-like decline, but he hasn't looked good through two weeks. He's averaging just 6.9 yards per attempt, which is a number he fell below in just three games last year. The loss of Michael Thomas was a topper on the cake, as he's the safety valve who always seems to be open and has magnets for hands. The Packers defense is generating pressure (9.4 percent sack rate, fifth in NFL), but they haven't been efficient overall against quarterbacks, allowing them 8.67 yards per attempt with a 6.9 percent touchdown rate. The 0.59 fantasy points per actual pass attempt rank as the seventh most in the league. The reason they haven't allowed a lot of points to them? Plays. Their opponents are averaging just 53.5 plays per game and it's led to just 58 pass attempts. Meanwhile, the Saints are averaging just 61.5 plays per game themselves because they haven't sustained drives with Brees playing mediocre. Brees has played better at home over the course of his career and this game has a rather high total, so we can't completely write him off, but Brees is more of a high-end QB2 than a must-play this week, especially given that we don't know Thomas' status right now.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Bears are 5th against fantasy quarterbacks, but they have also played Matthew Stafford without his best wide receiver and Daniel Jones. Ryan should be a low-end QB1 at home.The Packers are 15th against fantasy quarterbacks and Brees was not very good on MNF without Michael Thomas. Brees is probably more of a QB2 at home rather than a QB1.