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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
at PIT, Sun 4pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. TB, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 1# 20-
Best Rank# 1# 18-
Worst Rank# 3# 22-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at PIT vs. TB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform a little better than their average vs PITThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs TB-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp17.121.1
Pass Yds184.2194.4
Pass TD1.11.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total233.2165.9-
Avg Game23.315.1-
Avg Projection23.616.3-
Week 1213.411.2-
    
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Scott Bogman S. Bogman
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Nick Zylak N. Zylak
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at LV
19/30, 235 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
12 rush, 86 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
21/35, 164 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. KC
18/26, 239 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
16 rush, 107 yds, 2 td
at TB
35/46, 300 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at DET
16/31, 287 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
8 rush, 58 yds, 0 td
at NYG
27/36, 243 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at DEN
22/37, 316 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
7 rush, 28 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
25/42, 283 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
1 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. IND
37/43, 442 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
14 rush, 62 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
33/45, 342 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. LAC
19/27, 167 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
8 rush, 51 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. CIN
15/31, 257 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
12 rush, 88 yds, 0 td
at MIA
25/40, 336 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. CAR
20/27, 146 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 9 vs. MIN
27/41, 266 pass yds, 3 td, 2 int
21 rush, 120 yds, 0 td
at NO
23/30, 343 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
5 rush, 8 yds, 1 td
Week 10 at MIA
26/43, 238 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
9 rush, 39 yds, 0 td
at DAL
9/21, 117 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
Week 11 at CHI
vs. NE
19/28, 153 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
Week 12 vs. CLE
20/32, 165 pass yds, 1 td, 4 int
17 rush, 68 yds, 0 td
at JAC
19/29, 190 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at PIT vs. TB
Week 14 at CLE at CAR
Week 15 vs. GB at SF
Week 16 at CIN vs. DET
Week 17 vs. LAR at BUF
Week 18 vs. PIT vs. NO
Player Projections Comparison
 
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
at PIT, Sun 4pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. TB, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att32.037.7
Pass Cmp20.625.2
Pass Yards249.3265.2
Pass TDs1.61.6
Ints0.90.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts11.11.6
Rush Yards69.55.0
Rush TDs0.30.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points23.616.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
2021 Points 
Week 118.07.4
Week 234.319.3
Week 320.315.6
Week 419.429.0
Week 541.921.6
Week 613.8
Week 723.118.4
Week 88.1
Week 932.628.5
Week 1016.42.7
Week 114.1
Week 1213.411.2
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total233.2165.9
Average23.315.1
Notes for Player Combination
 
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
at PIT, Sun 4pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. TB, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 We've now gone three straight games where Ryan hasn't thrown for more than 200 passing yards. He's finished as the QB33, the QB29, and the QB24 each of the past three weeks and there's very little evidence to suggest that that is going to change any time soon. With very few reliable receiving weapons around him, Ryan isn't able to make things happen on his own enough to push his way into the top-15 consideration. He's a fine Superflex option this week due to the matchup against Tampa Bay's secondary that's allowing 21.5 fantasy points per game to opposing QBs, but there's very little upside to playing him at this point. He's a low-end QB2 at best in Week 13.
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
Let's start by declaring that Jackson is the QB1 this week. He's averaging 23.3 fantasy points per game this year, trailing only Josh Allen in that category. Jackson will be facing a so-so Steelers pass defense that could be without edge rusher T.J. Watt (COVID-19) and CB Joe Haden (foot). We should note, however, that Jackson has been in a passing slump for the last five games. He's thrown seven TD passes and eight interceptions over that stretch while averaging 218.6 passing yards per game and 6.3 yards per pass attempt. It's not a cause for alarm - Jackson averaged 303.8 passing yards and 9.1 yards per attempt over his first five games, and his running ability is unparalleled at the QB position. You're riding him as far as he'll take you in season-long leagues. He's a solid DraftKings value at $7,800. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
I am not going to go so far as to say the Steelers have Jackson figured out, but in 4 career games, he has only 381 yards passing, 3 TDs, and 5 picks, with a QB rating of 59.2. He also has 39 rushing attempts for 162 yards and 0 rushing touchdowns. Jackson is always a QB1 and the Steelers D has been a disaster the last two weeks, but Jackson has struggled to put up huge numbers against the Steelers defense in past years.