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Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
vs. LAC, Sun 1pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 2# 12-
Best Rank# 1# 10-
Worst Rank# 6# 22-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LAC vs. LV-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs LACThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs LV-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp16.818.6
Pass Yds175.9210.5
Pass TD1.51.2
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total249.0184.8-
Avg Game24.918.5-
Avg Projection23.617.6-
Week 117.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYJ
33/46, 312 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
14 rush, 57 yds, 1 td
vs. SEA
37/54, 450 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at MIA
24/35, 415 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
at DAL
24/36, 273 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. LAR
24/33, 311 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 1 td
vs. CHI
19/38, 238 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at LV
24/34, 288 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, -1 yds, 1 td
at GB
28/39, 285 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at TEN
26/41, 263 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
4 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
21/37, 226 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. KC
14/27, 122 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
8 rush, 42 yds, 0 td
at MIN
30/40, 371 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at NYJ
30/43, 307 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
11 rush, 61 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
31/42, 338 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
Week 8 vs. NE
11/18, 154 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
10 rush, 23 yds, 1 td
at CAR
21/30, 281 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
6 rush, 27 yds, 1 td
Week 9 vs. SEA
31/38, 415 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 14 yds, 1 td
vs. DEN
25/35, 284 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
3 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at ARI
32/49, 284 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
7 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 11BYE WEEK at NO
19/37, 232 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
Week 12 vs. LAC vs. LV
Week 13 at SF vs. NO
Week 14 vs. PIT at LAC
Week 15 at DEN vs. TB
Week 16 at NE at KC
Week 17 vs. MIA at TB
Player Projections Comparison
 
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
vs. LAC, Sun 1pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att37.137.9
Pass Cmp23.724.7
Pass Yards268.8293.8
Pass TDs2.21.7
Ints0.60.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts6.92.1
Rush Yards34.96.4
Rush TDs0.40.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points23.617.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
2020 Points 
Week 128.224.9
Week 234.528.5
Week 332.212.4
Week 425.412.4
Week 518.37.9
Week 616.131.6
Week 716.417.5
Week 813.518.9
Week 936.023.4
Week 1028.4
Week 117.3
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total249.0184.8
Average24.918.5
Notes for Player Combination
 
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
Josh Allen
Josh Allen
QB - BUF
vs. LAC, Sun 1pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Josh Allen will face the Los Angeles Chargers this week in what's projected to be the third highest-scoring game on the slate. Allen will have to work without John Brown, who the Bills sent down to injured reserve earlier this week, but that shouldn't be that much of an issue. The Chargers give up the sixth-most points per game to opposing quarterbacks, so look for Allen to put up big numbers in this likely shootout. He's a good target in both redraft and DFS. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
There was definitely a lull in Allen's production from Week 5 through Week 8, though he appeared to get back on track in the two games before his bye week, racking up 699 yards and five touchdowns through the air, and another 52 yards and a touchdown on the ground. It helps that he went against the Seahawks and Cardinals, two of the softer defenses in the league. He also went into his bye week with 41 passes that went for 20-plus yards, which was the most in the NFL (Patrick Mahomes was second with 38). Do the Chargers struggle with those plays? Unfortunately not, as they've allowed just 27 pass plays of 20-plus yards all season, which ranks as the seventh-fewest in the league. On the year, they've allowed just 6.79 yards per attempt, which ranks as the sixth-lowest mark in the league, but have allowed a touchdown on 5.70 percent of attempts, which is the sixth-highest mark. Something has to give and it's always the touchdowns. This matchup isn't as great as the "seventh-most fantasy points to quarterbacks" suggests. Just two quarterbacks have averaged more than 7.17 yards per attempt against them. They've also allowed just a 62.1 percent completion-rate on the season, which ranks as the third-lowest mark in the league, and that's despite all the injuries they've had to deal with. The good news is that four quarterbacks have thrown the ball 40-plus times against the Chargers and all of them finished with 19.8-plus fantasy points. Considering the Bills don't like to run the ball (61.2 percent pass-rate ranks as the 11th-highest mark), Allen should have enough volume to carry him through to QB1 production, but it's not a guaranteed stud performance for him, so I wouldn't recommend him in cash lineups.With Julio Jones in and out of the game for big chunks of the game, Ryan struggled as he has all season when Jones has been out. It's pretty ugly. In the four games that Jones has missed all or significant time in, here are Ryan's passing totals: 238/1/1, 285/0/0, 226/0/1, and 232/0/2. If Jones were to be held out for this game, you have to downgrade Ryan. The Saints generated a lot of pressure (rank fifth in the NFL with an 8.29 percent sack rate), which led to Ryan getting happy feet. It should help to know the Raiders generate a sack on just 2.80 percent of dropbacks, which is the second-lowest number in the league. They've faced plenty of pass attempts (38.1 per game), but despite that lack of pressure, they've held quarterbacks to a pedestrian 7.33 yards per attempt and a 4.20 percent touchdown-rate. Adding in everything, they've allowed just 0.440 fantasy points per actual pass attempt, which ranks as the 12th-lowest mark in football. Still, volume has carried six quarterbacks to top-15 performances against the Raiders, though it's worth noting that two of those performances were Patrick Mahomes, one was Justin Herbert, one was Josh Allen, and one was Tom Brady. None of them averaged over 8.47 yards per attempt, and just one of them threw for more than two touchdowns, so it's tough to see the ceiling that oddsmakers do, as the Falcons are projected for 26.3 points in this game. If Jones plays, Ryan would enter the low-end QB1 conversation, but if Jones sits this one out, I'd downgrade Ryan into the QB14-16 range.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Fresh off a bye week, Allen will face a Chargers defense that has allowed the sixth-most points to opposing QBs this season. Squaring off with Justin Herbert, this game figures to be a high-scoring shootout, planting Allen firmly in the top-3 conversation for Week 11.Matty Ice went ice cold in Week 11 in a blowout loss to the Saints. This week's matchup is an exploitable one, and Ryan should be fired up as a top-10 play for Week 12.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Chargers are just 23rd against fantasy QBs, Allen should be a solid QB1 on the road coming off his bye week. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Allen gets a week of rest and he should come back ready to face off against the rookie QB sensation on the other side of the field. The Chargers have the right playmakers on the field to be viewed as a stellar defense, but they just gave up 28 points to Joe Flacco and the New York Jets. Allen should be able to put together a solid performance here in week 12 and he can be viewed as a top-5 option.