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Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
at NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 3# 10-
Best Rank# 2# 5-
Worst Rank# 6# 17-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at NYJ vs. SF-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs NYJThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs SF-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp2017.6
Pass Yds218183.1
Pass TD1.61.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total154.793.0-
Avg Game25.823.3-
Avg Projection22.219.6-
Week 616.119.5-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYJ
33/46, 312 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
14 rush, 57 yds, 1 td
vs. MIA
15/19, 155 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
15 rush, 75 yds, 2 td
Week 2 at MIA
24/35, 415 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
at SEA
30/44, 397 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
11 rush, 47 yds, 2 td
Week 3 vs. LAR
24/33, 311 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 1 td
vs. LV
17/28, 162 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
9 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at LV
24/34, 288 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, -1 yds, 1 td
at KC
Week 5 at TEN
26/41, 263 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
4 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. KC
14/27, 122 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
8 rush, 42 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
17/25, 157 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
10 rush, 76 yds, 1 td
Week 7 at NYJ vs. SF
Week 8 vs. NE at BUF
Week 9 vs. SEA at NYJ
Week 10 at ARI vs. BAL
Week 11BYE WEEK at HOU
Week 12 vs. LAC vs. ARI
Week 13 at SF at LAC
Week 14 vs. PIT at LAR
Week 15 at DEN at MIA
Week 16 at NE vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. MIA vs. NYJ
Player Projections Comparison
 
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
at NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att35.230.9
Pass Cmp22.019.5
Pass Yards265.4215.7
Pass TDs1.91.2
Ints0.80.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts6.510.0
Rush Yards34.345.4
Rush TDs0.40.6
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points22.219.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
2020 Points 
Week 128.225.7
Week 234.535.6
Week 332.212.2
Week 425.4
Week 518.3
Week 616.119.5
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total154.793.0
Average25.823.3
Notes for Player Combination
 
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
at NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Allen has the fourth-best median point performance (26.8) of all quarterbacks. That's better than both Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers! While the BIlls have struggled in their last two games, the New York Jets are an easy opponent. Allen dropped 28.2 points against them in Week 1, so look for him to post similar QB1 numbers this time out.Newton opened the year with back-to-back 20-plus point showings, but he's yet to hit that number again. His median points per game (22.59) somewhat inflates his value given that he's played just four times, but he should still come close to 20 points with his high-volume role on the ground.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
After lighting up the league over the first four weeks of the season, Allen fell back to earth in Weeks 5-6 against Tennessee and Kansas City. He'll look to bounce back in this week's divisional matchup with a Jets DST that's been middle-of-the-pack against opposing QBs.Newton hasn't been too effective in his last two contests, and he's now thrown for fewer than 200 yards in three of four games played this season. His rushing bolsters his overall fantasy appeal, and after a bad loss to Denver at home last week, Newton and Co. will likely be fired up for what's shaping up to be a very important game for the 2-3 Pats. I'm comfortable rolling with Newton as a QB1 in Week 7.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After looking like the contender for league MVP in Weeks 1-4, Allen hasn't looked great the last two weeks. In those games, he's completed just 40-of-68 passes for 385 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions. He'd thrown just three interceptions in his previous 15 games. Fortunately, he has the right matchup at the right time in order for him to get back on track. The Jets have allowed a ridiculously high 71.8 percent completion-rate and have the look of a team that's just given up. This is the same team - that looked better - he played back in Week 1 when he threw for a then-career-high 312 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for another 57 yards and a touchdown. Oddly enough, the 6.78 yards per attempt that Allen averaged in that game was the lowest yards per attempt the Jets have allowed all year. Allen has his hands in just about every Bills touchdown, so knowing the Jets have allowed at least 24 points in every game, including 30-plus points in four of their last five games, it should be a very good day. The concern is that the Bills go back to their run-heavy ways and while it would limit Allen's upside as a passer, it might get him some of his rushing confidence back, and relieve the pressure of throwing the ball 36.0 times per game. In a game where they're 12.5-point favorites, you should be starting Allen as a QB1 with confidence.The honeymoon phase appears to be over with Newton and the Patriots, as he's looked like a much different passer over the two games. He completed 71.4 percent of his passes for 8.76 yards per attempt in the first two weeks but has completed just 64.1 percent of his passes for 6.02 yards per attempt over the last two games. He's thrown for just two touchdowns on the year while having four passes intercepted. We've never seen Newton have more interceptions than touchdowns, and that's hard to do in today's NFL. Still, we have his mobility and rushing upside for fantasy purposes, and that's been consistent. He's rushed at least nine times in every game and averaged 56.3 rushing yards per game, while rushing for five touchdowns in four games. That's allowed him to finish with 17.4 or more fantasy points in 3-of-4 games, which is typically enough to get into the low-end QB1/high-end QB2 territory. If he can get it together passing, we could see a fantasy star. The 49ers have remained very competitive on defense despite all the injuries they've dealt with, as they've held 5-of-6 quarterbacks to less than 6.9 yards per attempt. The only quarterback who was able to post big numbers was Ryan Fitzpatrick, who caught fire. The big thing you need to know, however, is that the 49ers have allowed 35.1 fantasy points on the ground to quarterbacks, which is the second-highest mark in the NFL. The only mobile quarterback they played was Kyler Murray, who rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown. They've allowed 6.60 yards per carry to quarterbacks, which is again the second-highest mark in the league. Despite the tough matchup through the air, Newton should be able to post high-end QB2 numbers with his totals on the ground.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Allen struggled with accuracy issues last week, but we saw him lean more on his legs than he has in previous weeks. As long as Allen is running the ball, he'll be in the top-7 conversation every single week. In this matchup against the Jets, you need to plug him into your lineup and then don't think twice about it.This Patriots offense looked rusty last week, but it's understandable to give them a pass based on their unexpected bye week. Newton needs to improve as a passer, but he's still getting the job done on the ground. As long as he remains heavily involved as a runner, especially around the goal line, he'll be a solid mid-range QB1 every single week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Allen had 28.2 fantasy points as he dominated a Jets team that is 20th against fantasy quarterbacks. Allen should be an elite QB1 on the road this week.San Fran is 14th against fantasy quarterbacks and Newton had 19.48 fantasy points in his first game back from COVID-19. I think he is a safe QB2 at home this week.