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Experts' Pick
 
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EST
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
at DEN, Sun 4pm EST
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 12-
Best Rank# 10-
Worst Rank# 22-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LV at DEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs LVThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs DEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.618.2
Pass Yds210.5172.9
Pass TD1.21.2
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total184.8164.9-
Avg Game18.518.3-
Avg Projection17.6-
Week 117.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor38 F, Clear-
    
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XN Sports
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
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Take Your League
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FTN
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3 h
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Pro Football Focus
3 h
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3 h
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The Action Network
3 h
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The Action Network
3 h
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3 h
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DK Nation
3 h
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#12-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
3 h
#12-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 h
#12-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
3 h
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Pressbox
3 h
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Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
3 h
#12-
    
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Draft Sharks
3 h
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Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
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Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 h
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Wolf Sports
3 h
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DailyRoto
3 h
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Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
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3 h
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Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
3 h
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Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
3 h
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
3 h
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3 h
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3 h
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3 h
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Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
3 h
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Fantasy Football Advice
3 h
#12-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
3 h
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3 h
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The Fantasy Fix
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The Fantasy Champions
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The Washington Post
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The Athletic
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WBLZ Media
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3 h
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3 h
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3 h
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3 h
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3 h
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3 h
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FantasyPros
3 h
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 h
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Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
3 h
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Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
3 h
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Fake Teams
3 h
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 h
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
4 h
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Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
4 h
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Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
4 h
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New Life Fantasy
4 h
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Drink Five
4 h
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Fantasy Hot Read
4 h
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Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
4 h
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Sports Illustrated
4 h
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4 h
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BRoto Fantasy
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10 h
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11 h
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Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
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Going For 2
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
37/54, 450 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
18/30, 160 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at DAL
24/36, 273 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
at LV
26/38, 312 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
Week 3 vs. CHI
19/38, 238 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
29/36, 288 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
Week 4 at GB
28/39, 285 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
at DET
19/25, 246 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. CAR
21/37, 226 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
33/47, 325 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 1 td
Week 6 at MIN
30/40, 371 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. DET
31/42, 338 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
vs. CAR
29/36, 287 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 2 yds, 1 td
Week 8 at CAR
21/30, 281 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
6 rush, 27 yds, 1 td
at CHI
31/41, 280 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 9 vs. DEN
25/35, 284 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
3 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
at TB
26/32, 222 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. SF
8/13, 76 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at NO
19/37, 232 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. LV at DEN
Week 13 vs. NO at ATL
Week 14 at LAC at PHI
Week 15 vs. TB vs. KC
Week 16 at KC vs. MIN
Week 17 at TB at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EST
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
at DEN, Sun 4pm EST
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Passing
   
Pass Att37.9
Pass Cmp24.7
Pass Yards293.8
Pass TDs1.7
Ints0.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.1
Rush Yards6.4
Rush TDs0.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
2020 Points 
Week 124.914.4
Week 228.515.5
Week 312.423.5
Week 412.416.5
Week 57.922.1
Week 631.6
Week 717.523.7
Week 818.919.6
Week 923.422.7
Week 106.9
Week 117.3
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total184.8164.9
Average18.518.3
Notes for Player Combination
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. LV, Sun 1pm EST
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
at DEN, Sun 4pm EST
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Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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
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.