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Experts' Pick
 
 
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 22nd, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 1# 16-
Best Rank# 1# 14-
Worst Rank# 6# 19-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DEN vs. CLE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs DENThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs CLE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.922.3
Pass Yds149.5232.9
Pass TD0.91.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total159.4101.3-
Avg Game26.616.9-
Avg Projection22.017.6-
Week 620.617.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Patrick Mahomes IIJoe BurrowAdd Player
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
5 m
#2#16-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
10 m
#1#17-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
18 m
#2#19-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
28 m
#1#10-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
41 m
#3#15-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
45 m
#1#17-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
47 m
#2#17-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
50 m
#3#20-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
52 m
#1#16-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
54 m
#2#15-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
55 m
#1#16-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
57 m
#1#16-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 h
#3#11-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
1 h
#4#19-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
1 h
#1#16-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 h
#1#16-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
2 h
#1#18-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 h
#5#12-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 h
#1#16-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#1#16-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 h
#1#12-
    
3 h
#2#16-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 h
#1#10-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 h
#3#15-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
3 h
#3#15-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
4 h
#1#16-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
4 h
#1#16-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
5 h
#1#15-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
8 h
#1#15-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
8 h
#1#14-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
10 h
#1#13-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
10 h
#5#15-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
11 h
#1#16-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
11 h
#1#16-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
12 h
#1#17-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
12 h
#3#6-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
12 h
#1#16-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
13 h
#4#14-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
13 h
#2#16-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
13 h
#4#13-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
13 h
#1#14-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
14 h
#3#15-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
14 h
#2#16-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
14 h
#1#15-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
15 h
#1#17-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
15 h
#3#15-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
15 h
#1#15-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
15 h
#3#17-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
16 h
#2#15-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
17 h
#3#17-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
18 h
#3#15-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
18 h
#1#9-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
19 h
#1#14-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
19 h
#1#16-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
19 h
#2#16-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
19 h
#2#15-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
19 h
#2#18-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
20 h
#3#16-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
20 h
#1#16-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
20 h
#1#16-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
21 h
#1#17-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
21 h
#2#20-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
21 h
#2#15-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
21 h
#2#16-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
21 h
#1#18-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
22 h
#3#16-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
22 h
#5#18-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
22 h
#1#14-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
22 h
#2#15-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
23 h
#1#16-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
23 h
#2#19-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
23 h
#1#16-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
23 h
#1#16-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
24 h
#4#19-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#1#16-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
1 d
#4#15-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#5#16-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
#1#17-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
#3#16-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#1#15-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
#1#17-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 d
#1#16-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#1#16-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 d
#2#15-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#1#16-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
#2#15-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 d
#3#15-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#3#13-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#3#14-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#4#16-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#2#16-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
2 d
#1#16-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#1#17-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#1#16-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
2 d
#6#14-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#3#13-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#1#17-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#3#16-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
#1#16-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
2 d
#3#19-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#1#16-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
#3#9-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#1#18-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#1#16-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#1#16-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#2#14-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU
24/32, 211 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
vs. LAC
23/36, 193 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
8 rush, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at LAC
27/47, 302 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
at CLE
Week 3 at BAL
31/42, 385 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 26 yds, 1 td
at PHI
Week 4 vs. NE
19/29, 236 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
8 rush, 28 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
Week 5 vs. LV
22/43, 340 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
6 rush, 21 yds, 1 td
at BAL
Week 6 at BUF
21/26, 225 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
10 rush, 36 yds, 0 td
at IND
Week 7 at DEN vs. CLE
Week 8 vs. NYJ vs. TEN
Week 9 vs. CARBYE WEEK
Week 10BYE WEEK at PIT
Week 11 at LV at WAS
Week 12 at TB vs. NYG
Week 13 vs. DEN at MIA
Week 14 at MIA vs. DAL
Week 15 at NO vs. PIT
Week 16 vs. ATL at HOU
Week 17 vs. LAC vs. BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att36.537.4
Pass Cmp24.024.1
Pass Yards288.0265.9
Pass TDs2.01.7
Ints0.50.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts4.93.2
Rush Yards24.115.4
Rush TDs0.20.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points22.017.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Points 
Week 120.417.3
Week 227.524.5
Week 340.020.4
Week 420.216.1
Week 530.75.3
Week 620.617.7
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total159.4101.3
Average26.616.9
Notes for Player Combination
 
at DEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
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.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
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.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 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.