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Experts' Pick
 
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 26th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 16# 17-
Best Rank# 10# 10-
Worst Rank# 22# 22-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. GB at DEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs GBThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs DEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp1319.3
Pass Yds159182.7
Pass TD1.31.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total29.932.2-
Avg Game15.016.1-
Avg Projection18.117.1-
Week 215.59.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor64 F, Clear-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB
18/30, 160 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at NO
23/36, 239 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
3 rush, 9 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at LV
26/38, 312 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
vs. CAR
23/35, 217 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. GB at DEN
Week 4 at DET vs. LAC
Week 5 vs. LAC at CHI
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 7 vs. CAR at LV
Week 8 at CHI at NYG
Week 9 at TB vs. NO
Week 10 vs. SF at CAR
Week 11 vs. ATL vs. LAR
Week 12 at DEN vs. KC
Week 13 at ATLBYE WEEK
Week 14 at PHI vs. MIN
Week 15 vs. KC at ATL
Week 16 vs. MIN at DET
Week 17 at CAR vs. ATL
Player Projections Comparison
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att34.435.6
Pass Cmp24.123.2
Pass Yards276.5269.9
Pass TDs2.01.7
Ints0.60.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.11.6
Rush Yards2.33.7
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.117.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
2020 Points 
Week 114.422.5
Week 215.59.7
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
Total29.932.2
Average15.016.1
Notes for Player Combination
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
vs. GB, Sun 8pm EDT
Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
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.Brady obviously isn't the same guy in Tampa Bay as he was in New England, but it appeared he started to work out the kinks in his new offense in the Bucs' Week 2 victory over Carolina. His matchup with Denver isn't as scary as it appears at first glance, as the team will be without AJ Bouye and Von Miller. Brady's ceiling isn't sky high, though he makes a high-end QB2 in a matchup where he'll get Chris Godwin back.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
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.Brady hasn't exactly looked like a dominant fantasy QB over the first two weeks as he adjusts to his new surroundings. With Godwin back in the lineup this week though, Brady could bounce back and produce against a Broncos defense that is banged up. With that being said, he's nothing more than a mid-range QB2.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.After going 10 straight years with an interception rate of 2.0 percent or less, Brady has a 4.2 percent interception rate through two games with the Bucs. It's the same as his touchdown rate. His 6.4 yards per attempt is the worst he's had since 2002. His 228.0 yards per game is the lowest since 2006. It's safe to say Brady hasn't lived up to his reputation just yet, and one of the most worrisome parts is that one of his games was against the Panthers, a team he should've dismantled. Starting for a new team in this offseason was always going to be tough, but no one expected these struggles. The Broncos are a team that's dealt with a lot of injuries and it's changed how we view them as a matchup. Both their top edge rusher (Von Miller) and cornerback (A.J. Bouye) will not be on the field. They're generating just a 2.3 percent sack rate and have allowed back-to-back 18-plus point quarterback performances to Ryan Tannehill and Ben Roethlisberger, though neither of them averaged more than 7.59 yards per attempt. The last time Brady played against a Vic Fangio defense was in 2018 when he threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns, though that was obviously with the Patriots. There are clearly some kinks to be worked out with the Bucs offense, making Brady just a middling QB2 in a matchup that should've produced results.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
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.The Broncos are 16th against fantasy quarterbacks, they do not have the defense to stop the Bucs offense if Brady brings his A game. He is still becoming acclimated to the Bucs offense, I think he is an upside QB2 on the road.