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Experts' Pick
 
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Josh AllenJ. Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
at MIA, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 1# 4-
Best Rank# 1# 1-
Worst Rank# 3# 10-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at HOU at MIA-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs HOUThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs MIA-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp2119.5
Pass Yds190284
Pass TD22
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total45.162.7-
Avg Game22.631.4-
Avg Projection25.121.8-
Week 127.528.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor82 F, Rain and Humid-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Josh AllenJ. Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CLE
20/25, 275 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 45 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
33/46, 312 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
14 rush, 57 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at HOU at MIA
Week 3 vs. KC vs. LAR
Week 4 at WAS at LV
Week 5 vs. CIN at TEN
Week 6 at PHI vs. KC
Week 7 vs. PIT at NYJ
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. NE
Week 9 at IND vs. SEA
Week 10 at NE at ARI
Week 11 vs. TENBYE WEEK
Week 12 at PIT vs. LAC
Week 13 vs. DAL at SF
Week 14 at CLE vs. PIT
Week 15 vs. JAC at DEN
Week 16 vs. NYG at NE
Week 17 at CIN vs. MIA
Player Projections Comparison
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Josh AllenJ. Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
at MIA, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att29.333.7
Pass Cmp19.320.0
Pass Yards237.0235.4
Pass TDs1.91.5
Ints0.50.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts10.58.5
Rush Yards66.149.5
Rush TDs0.50.6
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points25.121.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Josh AllenJ. Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
2020 Points 
Week 127.528.2
Week 217.634.5
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total45.162.7
Average22.631.4
Notes for Player Combination
  Lamar JacksonL. Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Josh AllenJ. Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
at MIA, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Lamar Jackson just dropped 27.5 fantasy points against the Browns, and he's a good bet to post some solid numbers against the Texans this weekend. Houston just allowed Kansas City to put up 166 yards on the ground last week, so as a result, I'm expecting Jackson to see a healthy number of rushing attempts here.Allen is a high-end QB1 this week. While I was surprised to see the Bills keep throwing the ball despite their big lead over the Jets, maybe it's because we didn't have a preseason? I don't know. That said, don't expect the Bills to keep passing late into future games in which they have a big lead. Fortunately, I don't think we'll need to worry about that this week. We should see enough life out of Miami to prevent this from being a full-on blowout, and that will help Allen hit value against their beatable secondary.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Lamar Jackson picked up right where he left off in Week 1 with an absurdly efficient performance including 3 passing touchdowns and 45 yards rushing. The Texans' defense has steadily declined over the past year and they are now one of the top targets for opposing fantasy quarterbacks. He provides a stellar baseline with a ginormous ceiling and should be the QB1 or close this week.Josh Allen finally had a 300-yard passing game in Week 1 and now gets to take on a Dolphins' defense that Cam Newton gashed on the ground last week. Allen may not be the most efficient real-life quarterback, but when you factor in his incredible rushing ability, impressive surrounding talent, and phenomenal matchup, he's a top-five guy this week.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 Allen might not be the most accurate QB in the NFL, as evidenced by his two huge misses in the end zone last week, but he is a top-tier fantasy football QB when you factor in his rushing ability. It's hard to look at the 14 rush attempts from Allen in week one and not fully buy in to his ability to be a consistent top-10 option at the position for fantasy. Allen should continue to utilize his legs on a defense that just saw Cam Newton gash them all game long last week. Allen's a top-5 option at the position in this matchup.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He picked up right where he left off in 2019, making it look easy against the Browns defense, completing 20-of-25 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns. How can we expect him to have more pass attempts when he's continually this efficient? The Browns were a plus matchup, but so are the Texans. They're struggling to get pressure, as Patrick Mahomes was under duress on just six of his 33 dropbacks in Week 1. If you give Jackson time, he's going to carve you up. Their starting cornerback unit consists of Bradley Roby, Vernon Hargreaves, and Antonio Hamilton. This is a worse version of the defense that Jackson played in 2019 when they still had D.J. Reader and Johnathan Joseph, as well as Gareon Conley healthy. In that Week 11 game last year, Jackson threw the ball just 24 times, but they went for 222 yards and four touchdowns, while he also rushed for 86 yards. Over their last 17 games, they've allowed 13 quarterbacks to post at least 17.9 fantasy points. You're getting a sky-high floor and ceiling with Jackson, so don't hesitate to play him in both cash and tournament lineups if you can afford him.Did you know that Allen's 316 yards in Week 1 was the first time in his career he threw for more than 266 yards? It's odd because he only averaged 6.8 yards per attempt and left even more production on the field. Fantasy owners won't complain, though. I mentioned last week that Allen averages nearly 7.0 more fantasy points in wins than he does losses, so it's good to see the Bills favored by 5.5 points this week. The downside is that the Dolphins secondary is not a laughing matter anymore. They have a rock-solid cornerback duo of Xavien Howard and Byron Jones, which should limit the want/need to pass like Allen did last week when he tallied a career-high 46 pass attempts (previous was 41 attempts). Fortunately, the Bills just saw a blueprint on how to attack this defense, as Cam Newton (closest comp to Allen) only threw the ball 19 times, but ran the ball 15 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns. In two games against Miami last year, Allen posted 21.3 fantasy points and 33.8 fantasy points. While they've gotten better, Allen clearly gives them headaches. Fire him up as a QB1 once again.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Another week, another exploitable defense. Last season's MVP gets a quality matchup against the Texans in Week 2 and should be able to have his way in this one. After throwing three touchdowns in Week 1, L-Jax is the best option at QB this week.Last week, Allen posted the first 300-yard passing game of his career and the first such regulation game by a Bills' QB since 2014. He's in a great spot for another big game in Week 2, though it may be done with his legs. Cam Newton had his way as a runner last week, and the mobile Allen could be similarly dangerous here. He's a top-10 play.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Houston was 18th against fantasy quarterbacks on the opening weekend of the season and last year Jackson had 222 yards passing, 79 yards rushing, and 4 touchdown passes against Houston in a 41-7 victory. Jackson is an elite QB1.Miami struggled to stop Cam Newton the runner, allowing him to gain 75 yards rushing and 2 rushing touchdowns. Allen should have very good success against a team that he dominated last year with 458 yards passing, 88 yards rushing, 5 passing touchdowns, and 1 rushing touchdown in two games.