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Experts' Pick
 
 
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 4# 41-
Best Rank# 1# 39-
Worst Rank# 9# 42-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DEN vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs DENThis is a 1 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.921.1
Pass Yds149.5187.6
Pass TD0.91
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total159.40.0-
Avg Game26.6-
Avg Projection21.50.8-
Week 620.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Expert Ranks 
Patrick Mahomes IIJameis WinstonAdd Player
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
9 h
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Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
9 h
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Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
9 h
#4-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
9 h
#4-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
9 h
#5-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
9 h
#4-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
9 h
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
9 h
#3-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
9 h
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Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
9 h
#4-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
9 h
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
9 h
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Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
9 h
#2-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
9 h
#4-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
9 h
#3-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
9 h
#4-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
9 h
#3-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
9 h
#4-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
9 h
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David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
9 h
#3-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
9 h
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
9 h
#8-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
9 h
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Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
9 h
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Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
9 h
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Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
9 h
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Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
9 h
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Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
9 h
#6-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
9 h
#4-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
9 h
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Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
9 h
#4-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
9 h
#4-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
9 h
#3-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
9 h
#1-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
9 h
#4-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
9 h
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
9 h
#3-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
9 h
#4-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
9 h
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Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
9 h
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
9 h
#2-
    
9 h
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Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
9 h
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Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
9 h
#4-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
9 h
#4-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
9 h
#4-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
9 h
#3-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
9 h
#1-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
9 h
#3-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
9 h
#4-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
9 h
#4-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
9 h
#4-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
9 h
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DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
9 h
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Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
9 h
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Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
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numberFire
9 h
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Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
9 h
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Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
9 h
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Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
9 h
#9-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
9 h
#3-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
9 h
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Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
9 h
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Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
9 h
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Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
9 h
#5-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
9 h
#1-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
9 h
#4-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#6-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
9 h
#1-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
9 h
#4-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
9 h
#3#39-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
9 h
#4-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
9 h
#7-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
9 h
#3-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
9 h
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Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
9 h
#1-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
10 h
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Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
10 h
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Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
10 h
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
10 h
#3-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
10 h
#4-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
10 h
#4-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
10 h
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Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
10 h
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Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
10 h
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Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
10 h
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Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
10 h
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Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
10 h
#3-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
10 h
#2-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
10 h
#1-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
10 h
#4-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
10 h
#4-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
10 h
#3-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
10 h
#3-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
10 h
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
10 h
#3-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
10 h
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Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
10 h
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Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
10 h
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Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
10 h
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Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
Wolf Sports
10 h
#4#42-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
10 h
#4-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
10 h
#2-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
10 h
#3-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
10 h
#1-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
10 h
#4-
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
10 h
#3-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
10 h
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Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
10 h
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Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
10 h
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Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
10 h
#5-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
10 h
#5-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
10 h
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Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
10 h
#4-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
10 h
#3-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
10 h
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
10 h
#1-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
10 h
#3-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
11 h
#9-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
11 h
#3-
    
11 h
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Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
11 h
#3-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
12 h
#3-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
12 h
#5-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
12 h
#1-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
12 h
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
12 h
#1-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
12 h
#6-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
12 h
#6-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
13 h
#3-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
13 h
#3-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
13 h
#3-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
13 h
#4-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
13 h
#2-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
13 h
#3-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
14 h
#4-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
14 h
#4-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
15 h
#6-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
16 h
#1-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
16 h
#1-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
17 h
#2-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
19 h
#1-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
19 h
#7-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
21 h
#4-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
21 h
#3-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
21 h
#3-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
22 h
#3-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
23 h
#1-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
23 h
#3-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
23 h
#2-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
23 h
#4-
    
Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
23 h
#2-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
24 h
#3-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
24 h
#1-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
1 d
#3-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
1 d
#6-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
#3-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
1 d
#3-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#4-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
#1-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
1 d
#1-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#1-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#1-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#1-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 d
#6-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
3 d
#1-
    
Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
3 d
#3-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
3 d
#3-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
CBS Sports
3 d
#6-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
3 d
#1#51-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 d
#2-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
3 d
#1-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
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#1-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
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Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU
24/32, 211 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
vs. TB
Week 2 at LAC
27/47, 302 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
at LV
Week 3 at BAL
31/42, 385 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 26 yds, 1 td
vs. GB
Week 4 vs. NE
19/29, 236 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
8 rush, 28 yds, 0 td
at DET
Week 5 vs. LV
22/43, 340 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
6 rush, 21 yds, 1 td
vs. LAC
Week 6 at BUF
21/26, 225 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
10 rush, 36 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 at DEN vs. CAR
Week 8 vs. NYJ at CHI
Week 9 vs. CAR at TB
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. SF
Week 11 at LV vs. ATL
Week 12 at TB at DEN
Week 13 vs. DEN at ATL
Week 14 at MIA at PHI
Week 15 at NO vs. KC
Week 16 vs. ATL vs. MIN
Week 17 vs. LAC at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
 
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att36.24.1
Pass Cmp23.82.3
Pass Yards284.921.5
Pass TDs1.90.1
Ints0.50.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts4.80.6
Rush Yards23.71.7
Rush TDs0.20.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points21.50.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 120.4
Week 227.5
Week 340.0
Week 420.2
Week 530.7
Week 620.6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total159.40.0
Average26.6
Notes for Player Combination
 
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Mahomes takes on the Broncos this week. While Denver has a lot of defensive talent, they're giving up the ninth-most points to the position. With a point total of 44 and Kansas City favored to win by 7.5 points, the Chiefs should score around 25.5 points. That doesn't give Mahomes as much room to score as he gets in other matchups, but he's still a fine QB1 for Week 7. 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
It goes without saying just how elite Mahomes is. This guy is a top-3 option each and every week, but in Week 7, he gets the benefit of facing a Broncos defense currently ranked in the top-10 for most fantasy points allowed to opposing QBs. If not for Kyler Murray's stellar matchup, Mahomes would be this week's overall QB1. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He hasn't been flashy outside of the game against the Ravens where he went nuclear, but he's now thrown at least two touchdowns in every game, and has crossed the 300-yard barrier in three of his last five games. He played a very good game against the Bills last week with all things considered, as the weather made the field pretty sloppy. The matchup this week isn't the best against the Broncos, who've held every opponent to 28 points or less, something that's rare in today's NFL. It's crazy to think how good this Broncos defense could've been without injuries, because even with the injuries to Von Miller, Jurrell Casey, and A.J. Bouye, they've still allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points per offensive play. Here's something that benefits Mahomes, though. They are one of just eight teams who've allowed more fantasy points per game to quarterbacks than running backs. Still, despite playing against Ryan Tannehill, Ben Roethlisberger, and Tom Brady, they haven't allowed more than 7.8 yards per attempt to any quarterback. With that being said, every quarterback they've played has scored at least 15.88 fantasy points and finished as a top-18 quarterback. This is due to how good the Broncos run defense is. Mahomes played this Vic Fangio defense in Week 15 last year, piling up 340 yards and two touchdowns, though you should also know that game was in the snow at Kansas City, which presents a lot of unknown factors. You're starting Mahomes in season-long leagues every week, and though you should have some shares in tournaments, there are likely better cash-game options. This is the lowest total on a Chiefs game I recall seeing in quite some time. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Mahomes may not have an enormous ceiling in this matchup with the Chiefs favored heavily, but he's still a must-start every single week. Fire up Mahomes as a safe, top-tier option. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Broncos are just 21st against fantasy quarterbacks and Mahomes II has 1,307 yards passing and 8 passing touchdowns in five career games against the Broncos. He is an elite QB1 on the road this week.