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Experts' Pick
 
  Kyler MurrayK. Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 2# 5-
Best Rank# 1# 2-
Worst Rank# 5# 7-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DET at BAL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs DETThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs BAL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp12.715.3
Pass Yds147.7140.3
Pass TD1.70.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total60.447.9-
Avg Game30.224.0-
Avg Projection23.420.8-
Week 233.127.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor80 F, Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Kyler MurrayK. Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF
26/40, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
13 rush, 91 yds, 1 td
vs. HOU
24/32, 211 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
Week 2 vs. WAS
at LAC
27/47, 302 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. DET at BAL
Week 4 at CAR vs. NE
Week 5 at NYJ vs. LV
Week 6 at DAL at BUF
Week 7 vs. SEA at DEN
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. NYJ
Week 9 vs. MIA vs. CAR
Week 10 vs. BUFBYE WEEK
Week 11 at SEA at LV
Week 12 at NE at TB
Week 13 vs. LAR vs. DEN
Week 14 at NYG at MIA
Week 15 vs. PHI at NO
Week 16 vs. SF vs. ATL
Week 17 at LAR vs. LAC
Player Projections Comparison
  Kyler MurrayK. Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att36.537.4
Pass Cmp23.624.0
Pass Yards266.0287.6
Pass TDs1.81.9
Ints0.80.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts7.93.9
Rush Yards46.921.1
Rush TDs0.50.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points23.420.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Kyler MurrayK. Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
2020 Points 
Week 127.320.4
Week 233.127.5
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
Total60.447.9
Average30.224.0
Notes for Player Combination
  Kyler MurrayK. Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
vs. DET, Sun 4pm EDT
Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
With the way that Murray is running the ball, there's no way that he can be viewed as anything less than a top-5 option at the QB position for fantasy football. Murray is currently ranked in the top-10 of the entire NFL (RBs included) for rushing yards. Not only that, but he's the Cardinals leading rusher as well. With the way that fantasy points are calculated, rushing production at the QB is king. Even if the QB is struggling to put up great numbers from a passing perspective, he can still be an elite option for fantasy if he's running as much as Murray is in Arizona. With that in mind, plus a matchup that should see points go up on the board, Murray has overall QB1 upside this week.Mahomes is currently the QB8 on the season for fantasy football, but he gets a tough matchup here against the Ravens. The Ravens are currently only allowing an average of 13.3 fantasy points to opposing QBs, which indicates that Mahomes doesn't exactly have an enormous ceiling heading into this game. He's still a must-start option every single week, but it's important to recognize that the path for him to finish as the QB1 this week most likely isn't there.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He took care of business last week, racking up 67 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, which now puts him on pace for 1,264 yards and 18 touchdowns. Not bad, eh? That's good because he's still averaging just 6.84 yards per attempt through the air. By comparison, Mitch Trubisky has averaged 6.69 yards per attempt through his career. But as long as Murray continues to grind out fantasy points with his legs, we should be happy. The Lions have actually done a solid job against mobile quarterbacks, limiting their ceiling under Matt Patricia. Going back to last year, they held Murray to 13 yards, Dak Prescott to 18 yards, and Daniel Jones to 13 yards on the ground. Where they've been demolished is through the air, as they've now allowed 13 of the last 18 quarterbacks they've played to throw for multiple touchdowns, including seven quarterbacks with three-plus touchdowns (Trubisky three times). Murray himself was one of just five quarterbacks who've failed to average at least 7.19 yards per attempt against them in that time, though it should be noted that it was his first NFL start. Given the fact that oddsmakers have set their team total at a ridiculous 30.0 points, Murray should be trusted as a high-end QB1 in a high-scoring game.Over the last eight regular season games, Mahomes hasn't quite lived up to his No. 1 quarterback drafted price tag. During that time, he's averaged 19.5 fantasy points per game, which would rank 15th in 2020, and would've been No. 8 in 2019. I'm not suggesting he's not elite, but when you factor that in with his matchup against the Ravens this week, you don't get warm and fuzzy feelings. The Ravens have allowed exactly one quarterback to score more than 15.8 fantasy points against them since the start of 2019, a span of 18 games. That quarterback was Mahomes, when he completed 27-of-37 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns in Week 3 of last year. The week is notable because the Ravens didn't have Marcus Peters on the roster at that point, but they did have Earl Thomas. Going back to 2018 against this John Harbaugh defense, Mahomes did throw the ball 53 times for 377 yards and two touchdowns, so it's clear this defense is not his kryptonite. Mahomes has always played well on a national stage, too. He's averaged 321.3 yards and 2.7 touchdowns in his three Monday night games. You're starting him every week, and despite the tough matchup, you shouldn't be scared to.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Murray has been fantastic out of the gate as a runner with 21 rushing attempts for 158 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2 games. He also has played against some tough Front 7s to start the season. This is his easiest matchup to date and he is an elite QB1 at home.Mahomes torched the Ravens for 374 yards passing and 3 passing touchdowns last year. There just is not a defense capable of holding him down when he is on his A game.