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Experts' Pick
 
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 24th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 7# 15-
Best Rank# 5# 10-
Worst Rank# 10# 19-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DET vs. CLE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs DETThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs CLE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp13.122.3
Pass Yds146.3232.9
Pass TD1.31.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total117.7101.3-
Avg Game19.616.9-
Avg Projection19.217.7-
Week 631.617.7-
    
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Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
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20 m
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BettingPros
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Punch Drunk Wonderland
28 m
#10#17-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
42 m
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
48 m
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Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 h
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Mundo Fantasy
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Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
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Joe BondJ. Bond
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The Fantasy First Down
17 h
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17 h
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18 h
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The Fantasy Scout
21 h
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21 h
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FantasyPros
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Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
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The Draft Zone
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Razzball
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FantasyData
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FFToday
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The Football Girl
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DK Nation
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Sports Illustrated
2 d
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FantasyPros
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Dynasty League Football
2 d
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Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 d
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The Action Network
2 d
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Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 d
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Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 d
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Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
2 d
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Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
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Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
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Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
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Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
2 d
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Important Nonsense
2 d
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Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
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Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
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Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 d
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Fantrax
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Beast Dome
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
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Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
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BRoto Fantasy
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BallBlast
2 d
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FullTime Fantasy
2 d
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Fantasy Couch
2 d
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
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Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
2 d
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Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
2 d
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Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
2 d
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Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
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Frank StampflF. Stampfl
CBS Sports
2 d
#9#12-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 d
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 d
#7#14-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 d
#7#10-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
2 d
#7#15-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
#10#11-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 d
#8#15-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#7#16-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
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Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
2 d
#8#16-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#7#16-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
#8#9-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 d
#8#15-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
2 d
#7#15-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#8#10-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 d
#6#20-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 d
#9#16-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
2 d
#7#16-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
2 d
#7#18-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 d
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2 d
#6#16-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
3 d
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
3 d
#7#15-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
3 d
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Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
3 d
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John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
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Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
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Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
37/54, 450 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
23/36, 193 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
8 rush, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at DAL
24/36, 273 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
at CLE
Week 3 vs. CHI
19/38, 238 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at PHI
Week 4 at GB
28/39, 285 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
Week 5 vs. CAR
21/37, 226 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at BAL
Week 6 at MIN
30/40, 371 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at IND
Week 7 vs. DET vs. CLE
Week 8 at CAR vs. TEN
Week 9 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 10BYE WEEK at PIT
Week 11 at NO at WAS
Week 12 vs. LV vs. NYG
Week 13 vs. NO at MIA
Week 14 at LAC vs. DAL
Week 15 vs. TB vs. PIT
Week 16 at KC at HOU
Week 17 at TB vs. BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att38.437.7
Pass Cmp24.924.3
Pass Yards302.2266.5
Pass TDs2.01.7
Ints0.80.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.93.3
Rush Yards6.215.5
Rush TDs0.10.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.217.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Points 
Week 124.917.3
Week 228.524.5
Week 312.420.4
Week 412.416.1
Week 57.95.3
Week 631.617.7
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total117.7101.3
Average19.616.9
Notes for Player Combination
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 Burrow scored 24.54 points against the Browns back in Week 2. That's his best fantasy performance to date, however, and he has a median of just 17.52 points per game. That said, the Bengals are attempting a ton of passes, and A.J. Green is righting the ship, so I'm expecting some regression here soon. Burrow is a higher-end QB2 this week.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
After three straight stinkers, some were ready to bail on Matty Ice, but he roared back to life against Minnesota with a strong performance in Week 6. He's got another quality matchup on the slate, as the Falcons will face a giving Detroit defense at home. Ryan is an easy top-10 selection for Week 7.It's been a rough couple of weeks for Burrow, as the rook hasn't tossed a TD over his last two games. Still, he buoyed his production with some big air yards and a rushing score, and Burrow has thrown for at least 300 yards in four of his last five games. This week, he'll face a Browns defense that has allowed the fourth-most passing yards (289) this season, vaulting Burrow into top-10 territory for Week 7.
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.He's now gone two weeks without throwing a single touchdown, which is not something you want to see with streamers. It wasn't all bad, though, as he hit the 300-yard mark for the fourth time in the last five games, and he also rushed for a touchdown. On the season, he's now thrown for 1,617 yards but with six touchdowns. That amounts to 269.5 yards per touchdown. How improbable is it that he continues that pace? Well, there was no quarterback in the NFL last year who averaged more than 218.4 yards per touchdown. Oddly enough, the quarterback who averaged 218.4 yards per touchdown last year was Andy Dalton, while playing for Zac Taylor. Maybe his playbook can use some work in the red zone. The Browns are not a team who's done well slowing down opposing quarterbacks, as they've allowed a passing touchdown every 133.1 passing yards, including a career-high three touchdowns to Burrow in Week 2. Now, to be fair, Burrow did throw the ball a ridiculous 61 times in that game, something we can't expect again. Don't look now but Burrow has thrown the ball just 66 times over the last two weeks combined. The Browns pass rush has been somewhat mediocre through six games, generating a 5.29 percent sack-rate, which ranks 20th in the NFL and helps Burrow, who's seemingly always under pressure. There are some inconsistencies with both of these teams, which leads to a high-variance streamer. I wouldn't be shocked to see him finish as a high-end QB2 or high-end QB3, so we have to go somewhere in between. He's got a higher ceiling than most in the middling QB2 range but he also has a lower floor. He's got a higher ceiling than most in the middling QB2 range, but he also has a lower floor.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
So Ryan needs Julio to be effective, huh? After completing 59% of his passes, throwing for 849 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, and struggling to move the offense over the previous three games, Ryan exploded in week six. Ryan completed 75% of his passes and threw for 371 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions and led the Falcons to their first win of the season. It's still hard to completely trust Ryan in your starting lineup, but he has an excellent matchup here against the Lions defense. He should be viewed as a high-end QB2 with upside this week.Burrow hasn't put up insane numbers over the past couple of weeks, but he's had a couple of tough matchups back-to-back. Burrow's simply throwing the ball too much though to not be considered for fantasy football on a weekly basis. He can be viewed as a high-end QB2 in this matchup against the Browns.
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.