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vs. JAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 9# 14-
Best Rank# 7# 11-
Worst Rank# 18# 17-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. JAC vs. CLE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs JACThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs CLE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp20.122.3
Pass Yds232232.9
Pass TD1.71.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total90.3101.3-
Avg Game22.616.9-
Avg Projection19.717.7-
Week 617.7-
    
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Dan McLellanD. McLe...
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Fantasy Football Advice
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The Washington Post
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19 h
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19 h
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21 h
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Fantasy Foresight
21 h
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The Fantasy Champions
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21 h
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Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
21 h
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Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
22 h
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John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
22 h
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FantasyData
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
22 h
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numberFire
24 h
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RotoBaller
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King Fantasy Sports
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1 d
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Fantrax
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Christopher DellC. Dell
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Going For 2
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The Intersecting
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Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
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Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
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The Fantasy First Down
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Fighting Chance Fantasy
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Legion Report
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
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Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
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Andy BehrensA. Behrens
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Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
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SmittyS.
SleeperU
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Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
3 d
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Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
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Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
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Sports Illustrated
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CBS Sports
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN
vs. LAC
23/36, 193 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
8 rush, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. KC
22/33, 311 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 18 yds, 1 td
at CLE
Week 3 vs. CAR
35/49, 330 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
3 rush, 15 yds, 0 td
at PHI
Week 4 at TB
20/25, 290 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
5 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
Week 5 at NO
20/34, 264 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at BAL
Week 6BYE WEEK at IND
Week 7 vs. JAC vs. CLE
Week 8 at DEN vs. TEN
Week 9 vs. LVBYE WEEK
Week 10 at MIA at PIT
Week 11 vs. NYJ at WAS
Week 12 at BUF vs. NYG
Week 13 vs. NE at MIA
Week 14 vs. ATL vs. DAL
Week 15 at LV vs. PIT
Week 16 vs. DEN at HOU
Week 17 at KC vs. BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. JAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att34.237.7
Pass Cmp23.024.3
Pass Yards272.8266.8
Pass TDs2.01.7
Ints0.80.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.93.3
Rush Yards17.715.5
Rush TDs0.20.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.717.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Points 
Week 117.3
Week 223.224.5
Week 315.720.4
Week 424.016.1
Week 527.45.3
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
Total90.3101.3
Average22.616.9
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. JAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
I'm a touch higher on Herbert than others this week. Why? First, he is the QB9 in median scoring, and two of the players higher than him (Prescott and Fitzpatrick) aren't in the running this week. Second, he draws an easy matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. While there's a chance that he gets scripted out (the Chargers are attempting the second-most rushing plays per game), his big arm means that he's always just one play away from QB1 numbers.Burrow scored 24.54 points against the Browns back in Week 2. That's his best fantasy performance to date, however, and he has a median of just 17.52 points per game. That said, the Bengals are attempting a ton of passes, and A.J. Green is righting the ship, so I'm expecting some regression here soon. Burrow is a higher-end QB2 this week.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Jacksonville's defense has been a little more generous than average to opposing QBs this season, and Herbert will look to get some momentum going following the bye week. In four career games, he's averaged over 300 yards of total offense to go with 10 total touchdowns and three picks. Los Angeles' defense has been sub-par in 2020, and this game could turn into a shootout. Herbert is a fine back-end QB1 this week.It's been a rough couple of weeks for Burrow, as the rook hasn't tossed a TD over his last two games. Still, he buoyed his production with some big air yards and a rushing score, and Burrow has thrown for at least 300 yards in four of his last five games. This week, he'll face a Browns defense that has allowed the fourth-most passing yards (289) this season, vaulting Burrow into top-10 territory for Week 7.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
What an incredible start to Herbert's career. Not only was he forced his way into the starting job due to a medical mishap an hour before the game, but he's forced Anthony Lynn to change his course of action. He's thrown for seven touchdowns over his last two games against the Bucs and Saints defenses, which are no pushover matchups. His 8.5 yards per attempt ranks fifth in the NFL, so it's not just touchdowns. Now on to play against the team that's allowed the second-most yards per attempt (8.56) in all of football. They've also allowed a league-high 73.4 percent completion-rate. The issue is that teams have gone extremely run-heavy against them, as evidenced by the league-low 51.3 percent pass-rate. Because of that, we've seen just one quarterback (Philip Rivers in Week 1) throw the ball more than 36 times. Still, no quarterback has averaged less than 7.19 yards per attempt, so they haven't needed much volume to produce. It's been a bit of Jekyll and Hyde for quarterbacks, though, as Ryan Tannehill, Deshaun Watson, and Ryan Fitzpatrick were all able to finish as top-eight options, while Rivers, Joe Burrow, and Matthew Stafford finished outside the top-20. It comes down to how well the Chargers run the ball, as that's the one thing that could impact Herbert's upside. Oddsmakers have given them a 28.5-point team-implied total, which bodes well for his floor. It's hard to say Herbert isn't a low-end QB1 option this week.He's now gone two weeks without throwing a single touchdown, which is not something you want to see with streamers. It wasn't all bad, though, as he hit the 300-yard mark for the fourth time in the last five games, and he also rushed for a touchdown. On the season, he's now thrown for 1,617 yards but with six touchdowns. That amounts to 269.5 yards per touchdown. How improbable is it that he continues that pace? Well, there was no quarterback in the NFL last year who averaged more than 218.4 yards per touchdown. Oddly enough, the quarterback who averaged 218.4 yards per touchdown last year was Andy Dalton, while playing for Zac Taylor. Maybe his playbook can use some work in the red zone. The Browns are not a team who's done well slowing down opposing quarterbacks, as they've allowed a passing touchdown every 133.1 passing yards, including a career-high three touchdowns to Burrow in Week 2. Now, to be fair, Burrow did throw the ball a ridiculous 61 times in that game, something we can't expect again. Don't look now but Burrow has thrown the ball just 66 times over the last two weeks combined. The Browns pass rush has been somewhat mediocre through six games, generating a 5.29 percent sack-rate, which ranks 20th in the NFL and helps Burrow, who's seemingly always under pressure. There are some inconsistencies with both of these teams, which leads to a high-variance streamer. I wouldn't be shocked to see him finish as a high-end QB2 or high-end QB3, so we have to go somewhere in between. He's got a higher ceiling than most in the middling QB2 range but he also has a lower floor. He's got a higher ceiling than most in the middling QB2 range, but he also has a lower floor.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Can Herbert keep up his string of ridiculous performances? Based on everything that we've seen over the past few games, we have to say yes, right? Herbert could take a back seat to the Chargers run game in this one, but the matchup is simply too good to not view him as a low-end QB1 this week.Burrow hasn't put up insane numbers over the past couple of weeks, but he's had a couple of tough matchups back-to-back. Burrow's simply throwing the ball too much though to not be considered for fantasy football on a weekly basis. He can be viewed as a high-end QB2 in this matchup against the Browns.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Jaguars are just 22nd against fantasy quarterbacks and they are the bad defense that we expected they would be this season. Herbert should be a QB1 coming off his bye week.