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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Oct 20th, 2020
87%
Recommended by
27 of 31 experts
13%
Recommended by
4 of 31 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8# 11-
Best Rank# 6# 7-
Worst Rank# 14# 14-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DET vs. SF-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs DETThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs SF-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp13.117.6
Pass Yds146.3183.1
Pass TD1.31.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total117.793.0-
Avg Game19.623.3-
Avg Projection19.417.9-
Week 631.619.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Matt RyanCam NewtonAdd Player
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
18 m
#9#11-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
20 m
#8#12-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
40 m
#7#19-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
1 h
#15#11-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 h
#8#11-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
1 h
#8#11-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 h
#9#15-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
3 h
#8#13-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
4 h
#8#10-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
4 h
#7#13-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
4 h
#6#9-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
4 h
#9#11-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
5 h
#8#18-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
5 h
#14#7-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
5 h
#7#13-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
5 h
#8#12-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
5 h
#9#13-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#7#12-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#9#12-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
6 h
#11#12-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
6 h
#8#12-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
7 h
#9#14-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
8 h
#9#7-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
8 h
#9#19-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
8 h
#8#11-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#8#10-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
10 h
#14#8-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
11 h
#5#13-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
15 h
#7#14-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
19 h
#8#12-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
23 h
#8#14-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
37/54, 450 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
15/19, 155 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
15 rush, 75 yds, 2 td
Week 2 at DAL
24/36, 273 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
at SEA
30/44, 397 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
11 rush, 47 yds, 2 td
Week 3 vs. CHI
19/38, 238 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. LV
17/28, 162 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
9 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at GB
28/39, 285 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
at KC
Week 5 vs. CAR
21/37, 226 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 at MIN
30/40, 371 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
17/25, 157 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
10 rush, 76 yds, 1 td
Week 7 vs. DET vs. SF
Week 8 at CAR at BUF
Week 9 vs. DEN at NYJ
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. BAL
Week 11 at NO at HOU
Week 12 vs. LV vs. ARI
Week 13 vs. NO at LAC
Week 14 at LAC at LAR
Week 15 vs. TB at MIA
Week 16 at KC vs. BUF
Week 17 at TB vs. NYJ
Player Projections Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att38.431.5
Pass Cmp25.119.5
Pass Yards298.8218.7
Pass TDs2.01.2
Ints0.70.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.18.2
Rush Yards7.538.6
Rush TDs0.10.4
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.417.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
2020 Points 
Week 124.925.7
Week 228.535.6
Week 312.412.2
Week 412.4
Week 57.9
Week 631.619.5
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total117.793.0
Average19.623.3
Notes for Player Combination
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Lions are just 24th against fantasy quarterbacks and Ryan finally snapped out of his funk at Minnesota last week. Julio Jones returning should put Ryan back in the back-end QB1 discussion.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.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Julio Jones comes back = QB1 Matt Ryan comes back. In the three full games with Jones, Ryan's averaged 364.7 passing yards and 3.33 touchdowns. Jones' presence produces a butterfly effect throughout the lineup, and it opens other doors for Ryan. Speaking of open doors, the Lions have been a defense to attack with quarterbacks, as they've allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to the position despite facing the third-fewest pass attempts on the season. Sure, they've had their bye week, but 0.50 fantasy points per actual pass attempt ranks as the 12th-highest mark in football, and we know that's where Ryan makes his mark in fantasy. There hasn't been a quarterback who's thrown for less than 240 yards, but there also hasn't been one who's thrown for more than 270 yards, so it's been a high-floor matchup rather a high-ceiling one. Gardner Minshew was the first quarterback who didn't throw for at least two touchdowns against them. The biggest issue for Ryan's ceiling is due to the lack of passing teams have done against the Lions, as they've faced just a 54.2 percent pass-rate, though that hasn't been an issue for Ryan, who's run a pass play on 60.9 percent of plays. In the end, Ryan should be a high-floor, low-end QB1 who might have some upside if the Lions can throw points on the board.