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Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
at IND, Sun 1pm EDT
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
BYE WEEK
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 19-
Best Rank# 17-
Worst Rank# 24-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at IND-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp20NAN
Pass Yds199.7NAN
Pass TD1.2NAN
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total101.392.0-
Avg Game16.918.4-
Avg Projection15.2-
Week 55.322.1-
    
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DK Nation
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BallBlast
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
1 d
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Intersecting
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC
23/36, 193 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
8 rush, 46 yds, 1 td
vs. TB
18/30, 160 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at CLE
37/61, 316 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
at LV
26/38, 312 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
Week 3 at PHI
31/44, 312 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
29/36, 288 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
Week 4 vs. JAC
25/36, 300 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
at DET
19/25, 246 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at BAL
19/30, 183 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
3 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
33/47, 325 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 1 td
Week 6 at INDBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. CLE vs. CAR
Week 8 vs. TEN at CHI
Week 9BYE WEEK at TB
Week 10 at PIT vs. SF
Week 11 at WAS vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. NYG at DEN
Week 13 at MIA at ATL
Week 14 vs. DAL at PHI
Week 15 vs. PIT vs. KC
Week 16 at HOU vs. MIN
Week 17 vs. BAL at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
at IND, Sun 1pm EDT
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
BYE WEEK
Passing
   
Pass Att36.4
Pass Cmp23.7
Pass Yards249.4
Pass TDs1.3
Ints0.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.4
Rush Yards16.6
Rush TDs0.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points15.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
2020 Points 
Week 117.314.4
Week 224.515.5
Week 320.423.5
Week 416.116.5
Week 55.322.1
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
Total101.392.0
Average16.918.4
Notes for Player Combination
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
at IND, Sun 1pm EDT
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
BYE WEEK
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Burrow busted hard against Baltimore last week. The rookie signal-caller now has just two QB1 finishes in five games, and he's got three finishes of QB20 or worse. This is despite the Bengals' second-most passing attempts per game (41.4). But I guess that's what happens when you play behind the league's worst offensive line in pass protection. Against Indy's tough defensive front, Burrow is a volume-dependent QB2. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
At some point, I'm expecting the Bengals to invest in some protection for Burrow. They cannot keep going on like this, as he's been pounded into oblivion. He's only averaging 2.65 seconds to throw, which is one of the lower marks in football, so it's not because he's holding onto the ball too long. Despite the poor line play, Burrow had scored at least 15.1 fantasy points in each of his first four games, but the constant pressure by the Ravens was simply too much. They pressured him on 60 percent of his dropbacks, which was the highest mark of any quarterback in any one game this year. His next matchup, against the Colts, is not an easy one. To this point, the Colts have allowed just 67.1 fantasy points per game to opponents. That's the combination of quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends. Crazy, right? That's the lowest mark in the NFL while no other team has allowed less than 78.1 points per game. Their opponents are averaging just 57.0 plays per game, which certainly doesn't help, but the 1.18 fantasy points per play is still the lowest in the league, so it's not just lack of plays for opposing offenses. The Colts have also intercepted a league-high nine passes. Since they played Gardner Minshew in Week 1, they haven't allowed a quarterback more than 6.7 yards per attempt, 249 passing yards, or 15.6 fantasy points. I don't think you should give up on Burrow all together, though. This is the same defensive scheme that allowed six 300-yard passers last year, including eight quarterbacks who posted top-12 numbers. Burrow is far from a lock, but when we're dealing with small sample sizes, teams can look better than they are. He should be considered to be a middling QB2 who might have more upside than you think. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Colts are 2nd against fantasy quarterbacks, Burrow is more of a QB2 this week on the road in a tough matchup.