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at NYG, Sun 4pm EDT
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
at NYG, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp24.324.3
Pass Yds237.9237.9
Pass TD1.41.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total252.1196.4-
Avg Game16.815.1-
Avg Projection16.515.3-
2019 Average16.815.1-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG at NYG
Week 2 at JAC at JAC
Week 3 vs. NYJ vs. NYJ
Week 4 vs. BAL vs. BAL
Week 5 at PIT at PIT
Week 6 vs. LV vs. LV
Week 7 at CLE at CLE
Week 8 vs. WAS vs. WAS
Week 9 at DAL at DAL
Week 10 vs. PHI vs. PHI
Week 11BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. LAC vs. LAC
Week 13 at KC at KC
Week 14 vs. DET vs. DET
Week 15 vs. CIN vs. CIN
Week 16 at LV at LV
Week 17 at LAC at LAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
at NYG, Sun 4pm EDT
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
at NYG, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att35.733.5
Pass Cmp23.121.0
Pass Yards255.0239.9
Pass TDs1.51.4
Ints0.80.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.63.3
Rush Yards14.914.9
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.515.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
2020 Points 
Week 119.413.1
Week 210.7-1.2
Week 314.6
Week 427.2
Week 520.8
Week 611.45.5
Week 719.215.0
Week 813.020.8
Week 928.330.2
Week 1020.011.0
Week 1112.1
Week 1214.9
Week 1312.9
Week 1420.425.6
Week 1516.911.0
Week 169.616.1
Week 175.724.3
Total252.1196.4
Average16.815.1
Notes for Player Combination
 
at NYG, Sun 4pm EDT
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
at NYG, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
The Raiders allowed the fourth most points to opposing QBs in 2019, and new Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater should find success moving the ball downfield in a friendly Week 1 matchup. He's got some quality weapons at his disposal in D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson, Curtis Samuel, and Christian McCaffrey, and Bridgewater makes a quality play this week. He's likely sitting on your waiver wire. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Many talk about the Panthers falling behind in games this year, leading to many pass attempts. While I won't disagree with that sentiment, the line on this game suggests it'll be closer than most believe. On top of that, the Raiders games averaged just 122.0 plays per game in total, which was the second-lowest number in football and limited overall upside. The did allow a ridiculously high 6.27 percent touchdown rate, as well as 8.28 yards per attempt. Based on passing attempts alone, they allowed 0.57 fantasy points per attempt, which ranked as the second-most to only the Dolphins. But again, there were just five quarterbacks who threw more than 31 pass attempts against them due to the turtle-pace they move at. If Bridgewater can be efficient with his passes, he has a good chance to be a streamer, as 9-of-16 quarterbacks finished as top-12 quarterbacks against the Raiders despite the low volume. Given the new offense, it may be difficult to come out extremely efficient, but Joe Brady's offense should be considered a net-positive overall. Bridgewater should be considered a solid QB2 play this week.The opening line for this game was Broncos by 1.5, but that changed once oddsmakers learned about Jadeveon Clowney signing with the Titans. Suddenly, they have one of the best defensive fronts in football. At the same time, we haven't seen Lock with his new set of weapons, and they're equally as good. He now has Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, Noah Fant, Melvin Gordon, and Phillip Lindsay at his disposal. He also has a new offensive coordinator in Pat Shurmur, who's been better as an offensive coordinator than a head coach. His passing offense hasn't finished outside the top-18 in passing yards since way back in 2012, which bodes well for Lock. With that being said, he's still under Vic Fangio, who may be stuck in the old school mentality where if you're winning, you run the ball. In neutral gamescripts, the Broncos passed the ball just 57 percent of the time last year, which ranked as the ninth-lowest mark. In fact, both teams were low in that category (Titans had the third-lowest mark), so this could be a slow-paced, low-volume game. You likely didn't draft Lock to be your QB1 in season-long leagues, so you don't need to risk it here. If he plays well, that's the best-case scenario, as you might have yourself a starter moving forward.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The concurrent arrivals of first-year guys in head coach Matt Rhule, offensive coordinator Joe Brady, and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has me excited about this offense for fantasy. I anticipate Bridgewater being very usable in plus matchups, and this certainly qualifies. The Raiders allowed the most yards per attempt to QBs last year and had the fourth-lowest interception rate. The Raiders also gave up the fourth-most fantasy points to QBs. Bridgewater's pass-catching corps, headlined by Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore, is wildly underrated and I'm very excited to see this offense go to work in Week 1. Bridgewater is a very viable deep-league, 2QB, or Superflex starter this week.The Broncos did an awesome job of bringing in offensive talent to support Drew Lock this offseason. Melvin Gordon joins Phillip Lindsay in the running back room while Courtland Sutton will be aided by rookie wideouts Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler. Noah Fant could be set for a sophomore breakout as well. The Titans were middle-of-the-pack in most respects as a passing defense last season, although I don't see this being the right game script for him to have a high passing volume. Lock is a talented player with talent around him and I expect him to have a significant sophomore leap.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
This Panthers matchup against the Raiders could easily become a barn burner, which means Bridgewater and Derek Carr both turn into intriguing fantasy plays in deeper leagues. While I wouldn't suggest starting Bridgewater right out of the gate in a 1QB league, this offense is going to have to carry the young and inexperienced defense that they have in Carolina. If you're looking for someone to roll out in 2QB leagues, Bridgewater's an enticing play. 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 I'm a big fan of Drew Lock this season. That's why I have a decent ranking on him despite an otherwise tough matchup against the Titans. While I think he's a better bet than the guys below him, he's still no sure thing, as it'll take time for him to build chemistry with Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler. He's a decent pick mostly because of the talent that surrounds him.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Raiders were just 28th against fantasy quarterbacks last year, Bridgewater has an excellent chance of starting off the season with a big fantasy game. He is a great streamer at home in this matchup.