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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
QB - TB
at LV, Sun 8pm 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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102 of 115 experts
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Recommended by
13 of 115 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 12# 16-
Best Rank# 7# 14-
Worst Rank# 15# 19-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LV vs. CLE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs LVThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs CLE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp13.922.3
Pass Yds166.9232.9
Pass TD0.91.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total118.3101.3-
Avg Game19.716.9-
Avg Projection19.017.6-
Week 614.617.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Expert Ranks 
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Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
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Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
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Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
15 m
#12#16-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
16 m
#12#17-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
23 m
#13#16-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
24 m
#12#16-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
31 m
#12#16-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
41 m
#13#16-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
44 m
#15#16-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
48 m
#9#17-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
1 h
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Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
1 h
#11#9-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 h
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Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
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Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 h
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Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
2 h
#12#17-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 h
#14#13-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 h
#10#9-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
2 h
#13#14-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 h
#10#17-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 h
#14#15-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 h
#10#4-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 h
#13#17-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 h
#13#15-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#10#17-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
2 h
#16#15-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
3 h
#13#19-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
3 h
#12#10-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
4 h
#12#15-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 h
#14#20-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
4 h
#12#16-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
4 h
#11#15-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
4 h
#10#16-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
4 h
#11#16-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
4 h
#8#11-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
4 h
#9#19-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
4 h
#12#16-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
5 h
#9#16-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
5 h
#12#18-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
5 h
#14#12-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
5 h
#14#16-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
5 h
#9#12-
    
6 h
#12#16-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
6 h
#16#10-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
6 h
#11#15-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
6 h
#13#15-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
7 h
#12#16-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
7 h
#12#16-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
8 h
#12#15-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
11 h
#14#15-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
11 h
#12#14-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
13 h
#17#13-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
13 h
#12#15-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
14 h
#12#16-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
14 h
#7#16-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
15 h
#13#16-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
16 h
#13#14-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
16 h
#11#16-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
16 h
#16#13-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
16 h
#17#14-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
17 h
#13#15-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
17 h
#11#16-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
18 h
#15#17-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
18 h
#10#15-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
18 h
#12#15-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
18 h
#13#17-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
19 h
#7#15-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
20 h
#10#17-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
21 h
#12#15-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
21 h
#13#9-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
21 h
#12#14-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
22 h
#12#16-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
22 h
#11#16-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
22 h
#9#15-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
23 h
#13#16-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
23 h
#12#16-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
23 h
#13#16-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
23 h
#15#17-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
23 h
#14#20-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
24 h
#13#15-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
24 h
#11#16-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
24 h
#13#18-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
1 d
#14#16-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#14#18-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#14#16-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
#13#16-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#14#19-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#13#16-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
1 d
#12#15-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#12#16-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
#11#17-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
#14#16-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#13#15-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
#12#17-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 d
#11#16-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#13#16-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 d
#12#15-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
#11#15-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 d
#10#15-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#12#13-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#11#14-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#14#16-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#12#16-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#11#17-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#14#16-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
2 d
#12#14-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#16#13-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#11#17-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#14#16-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
#12#16-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
2 d
#12#19-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#13#16-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#10#18-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#12#16-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NO
23/36, 239 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
3 rush, 9 yds, 1 td
vs. LAC
23/36, 193 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
8 rush, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. CAR
23/35, 217 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at CLE
Week 3 at DEN
25/38, 297 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
5 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at PHI
Week 4 vs. LAC
30/46, 369 pass yds, 5 td, 1 int
3 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
Week 5 at CHI
25/41, 253 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at BAL
Week 6 vs. GB
17/27, 166 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
at IND
Week 7 at LV vs. CLE
Week 8 at NYG vs. TEN
Week 9 vs. NOBYE WEEK
Week 10 at CAR at PIT
Week 11 vs. LAR at WAS
Week 12 vs. KC vs. NYG
Week 13BYE WEEK at MIA
Week 14 vs. MIN vs. DAL
Week 15 at ATL vs. PIT
Week 16 at DET at HOU
Week 17 vs. ATL vs. BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
QB - TB
at LV, Sun 8pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att36.537.4
Pass Cmp23.724.1
Pass Yards278.6265.9
Pass TDs2.11.7
Ints0.50.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.53.2
Rush Yards2.515.4
Rush TDs0.10.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.017.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Points 
Week 122.517.3
Week 29.724.5
Week 323.920.4
Week 433.516.1
Week 514.15.3
Week 614.617.7
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total118.3101.3
Average19.716.9
Notes for Player Combination
 
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
QB - TB
at LV, Sun 8pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He hasn't been a reliable fantasy quarterback through six weeks, as he's now scored 14.6 or fewer points in 3-of-6 games. He has gotten more into his game-manager ways as of late, though, as he's thrown just one interception over the last four games after throwing three of them in the first two games. We always knew there was going to be a learning curve with his wide receivers in a brand-new offense. The problem for his fantasy prospects as of late has been the dominant play of his defense and stellar run-game on the shoulders of Ronald Jones. Teams have chosen to pass on 58.4 percent of their plays against the Raiders, which is almost in line with the 59.9 percent pass-rate of the Bucs offense. The issue for Brady here is that the Raiders have allowed just 15.99 fantasy points per game through the air alone, which is how he gets 99 percent of his fantasy points. The reason for the lack of points to quarterbacks is because teams have run the ball in the red zone, scoring every 13.7 carries against them, which is more often than any other team in the league. That's left quarterbacks with just a 3.95 percent touchdown-rate. It's not because they're great, so there's a chance Brady tosses a few touchdowns where other teams would've run them in. The Raiders have struggled to generate pressure and sacks, so the fact that Brady has a 108.9 QB Rating in a clean pocket bodes well for his efficiency. It's fair to say Brady is a high-end QB2 with a limited ceiling but decent floor.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
It's hard to look across the NFL and find a team that's clicking as much as Tampa Bay right now. This is a team that is getting healthy and has the chance to make a very deep playoff push. As for this game, Brady should put together a fine performance, but he doesn't have as high of a ceiling as in some other games. The Bucs should be able to run the ball all over the Raiders defense, which doesn't leave much left over for Brady. He should be a fine high-end QB2, but it's unlikely that this game turns into a shootout where he's forced to throw the ball a ton.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
Vegas is 17th against fantasy quarterbacks, Brady is a high-end QB2 on the road this week.