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Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 8-
Best Rank# 2# 6-
Worst Rank# 7# 15-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at BAL vs. CHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs BALThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.316.3
Pass Yds140.3169.3
Pass TD0.70.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total47.953.4-
Avg Game24.026.7-
Avg Projection20.918.6-
Week 227.528.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather82 F, Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.Indoor-
    
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FantasyData
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The Fantasy Headliners
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RTSports
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Mike RandleM. Randle
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The Hateful 8
1 d
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
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The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
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David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
1 d
#5#9-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
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Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
1 d
#5#12-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
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1 d
#3#8-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
1 d
#6#16-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
1 d
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EDSFootball
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Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
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1 d
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Davis MattekD. Mattek
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1 d
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU
24/32, 211 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
vs. SEA
37/54, 450 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at LAC
27/47, 302 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
at DAL
24/36, 273 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at BAL vs. CHI
Week 4 vs. NE at GB
Week 5 vs. LV vs. CAR
Week 6 at BUF at MIN
Week 7 at DEN vs. DET
Week 8 vs. NYJ at CAR
Week 9 vs. CAR vs. DEN
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at LV at NO
Week 12 at TB vs. LV
Week 13 vs. DEN vs. NO
Week 14 at MIA at LAC
Week 15 at NO vs. TB
Week 16 vs. ATL at KC
Week 17 vs. LAC at TB
Player Projections Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att37.439.5
Pass Cmp24.026.5
Pass Yards287.8301.8
Pass TDs1.91.9
Ints0.50.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.92.1
Rush Yards21.18.1
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points20.918.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
2020 Points 
Week 120.424.9
Week 227.528.5
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
Total47.953.4
Average24.026.7
Notes for Player Combination
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Mahomes is always a must-start option, but this week, he faces a Ravens defense which has allowed the fifth-fewest points to opposing signal-callers on the season. Mahomes has his work cut out for him here, but it's worth noting that when the two teams met last season, Mahomes completed 27-of-37 attempts for 374 yards and 3 TDs to lead the Chiefs to a tight 33-28 victory. Fireworks are to be expected in this MNF clash of the titans.Ryan squares off against the Bears' defense, which has allowed just 13.0 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks - fourth fewest in the league. There's also a chance he's without Julio Jones in this one, limiting Ryan's ceiling. Still, he's averaged 45 attempts per game thus far and has a stud in Calvin Ridley as well as reliable pass-catchers like Russell Gage and Hayden Hurst at his disposal. Fire up Ryan as a top-10 QB this week, though there is some downside given the matchup and lack of Jones.
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Mahomes has been a bit of a disappointment so far this season. He ranks as the QB8, which isn't bad, but it's not what fantasy players would like to see out of their early-round QB1. He isn't in a great spot this week, either, as the Ravens have been a pretty solid defense so far this season. They've allowed the eighth-fewest yards per game to opposing passers, so Mahomes will have his work cut out for him. While his talent makes him an obvious must-start in redraft, I would stay away from him in DFS slates that stretch into Monday night. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
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.With how many times the Falcons are throwing the ball this year, Ryan becomes a weekly must-start at the QB position for fantasy football. While this is a tough defense, Ryan should be able to finish as a low-end QB1 based on volume alone.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.You have to feel bad for Ryan and the Falcons offense, as they continue to post numbers year-in and year-out, yet the team doesn't win games. Ryan has thrown 90 passes through two games, which puts him on a pace of 720 pass attempts, and keep in mind they led throughout the entirety of their Week 2 game. The Bears will be their toughest test yet, though. They've actually faced the sixth-most pass attempts but have allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. When throwing the ball, Daniel Jones and Matthew Stafford combined to average just 0.29 fantasy points per pass attempt, which ranks as the second-lowest mark in the league. The addition of Robert Quinn in Week 2 helped the defense generate more pressure up front, which in turn didn't allow Jones to take many shots down the field. Going back to the start of the 2019 season, the Bears have allowed just one quarterback to post more than 19.9 fantasy points, and that was Patrick Mahomes. During that 18-game stretch, there's been just one quarterback to average more than 7.72 yards per attempt. There are going to be many weeks where we love Ryan as a QB1, but this is not one of them. He should be looked at as a middling QB2 in this tough matchup.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
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.The Bears are 5th against fantasy quarterbacks, but they have also played Matthew Stafford without his best wide receiver and Daniel Jones. Ryan should be a low-end QB1 at home.