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Experts' Pick
 
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at DAL, Sun 1pm EDT
Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8# 10-
Best Rank# 3# 3-
Worst Rank# 13# 17-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DAL vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs DALThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp2222.5
Pass Yds268228
Pass TD21
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total24.922.5-
Avg Game24.922.5-
Avg Projection19.318.9-
Week 124.922.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor86 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
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Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
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SmittyS.
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The Fantasy Headliners
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Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
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Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
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Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
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Justin BooneJ. Boone
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
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Rob WilsonR. Wilson
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Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
37/54, 450 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at NO
23/36, 239 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
3 rush, 9 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at DAL vs. CAR
Week 3 vs. CHI at DEN
Week 4 at GB vs. LAC
Week 5 vs. CAR at CHI
Week 6 at MIN vs. GB
Week 7 vs. DET at LV
Week 8 at CAR at NYG
Week 9 vs. DEN vs. NO
Week 10BYE WEEK at CAR
Week 11 at NO vs. LAR
Week 12 vs. LV vs. KC
Week 13 vs. NOBYE WEEK
Week 14 at LAC vs. MIN
Week 15 vs. TB at ATL
Week 16 at KC at DET
Week 17 at TB vs. ATL
Player Projections Comparison
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at DAL, Sun 1pm EDT
Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att40.636.6
Pass Cmp27.523.2
Pass Yards318.0276.4
Pass TDs1.92.0
Ints0.80.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.11.9
Rush Yards7.84.1
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.318.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
2020 Points 
Week 124.922.5
Week 2
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
Total24.922.5
Average24.922.5
Notes for Player Combination
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at DAL, Sun 1pm EDT
Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
A year after leading the NFL in passing attempts, the Falcons were right back to their old ways in Week 1 as Matt Ryan threw the ball 54 times. Atlanta's defense was downright awful in Week 1 and they have little hope of containing all of the Cowboys' elite skill players. With Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Russell Gage on the outside, Ryan should put up another phenomenal game this week with the advantage of garbage time points. 'eTom Brady salvaged his Week 1 with a goal-line sneak for a touchdown, but it was an uneven effort as he threw for just 239 yards and had two interceptions. This week, things should improve against the Panthers' defense that was a sieve in Week 1, but Brady could be without Chris Godwin as he's going through concussion protocol. If Godwin is unable to play, you have to downgrade Brady a bit, but I still consider him a strong start given the matchup.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Ryan is currently on pace to throw the ball 864 times in 2020. While there's absolutely no way that he hits that mark, we know that the Falcons are going to be airing the ball out every single game. With the weapons that Ryan has at his disposal, the production is going to be there to equate to top-tier fantasy value. As long as Ryan's healthy, he belongs in your starting lineup every single week.All eyes will be on Tom Brady to see if he can bounce back from a poor performance in week one away from the Patriots. The Saints are an incredibly tough defense, so that needs to be taken into account, but Brady absolutely looked out of sync with these new receiving weapons. This is a "get right" game for Brady and this defense shouldn't be able to stop him or this running game at all. Even if Godwin sits this game, Brady's a solid start in 2QB formats and could be someone that you consider for 1QB formats if you're in a pinch.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Ryan averaged 612 passing attempts over his last two seasons, and after just one week, he's on pace to blow that average out of the water. Ryan slung it 54 times in Week 1 against Seattle, and he's set to play in another high-scoring game when the Falcons travel to Dallas in Week 2. This one is looking like a potential shootout, and Ryan is an easy top-10 play this week.I'll admit, I let my emotions get the better of me in Week 1 and had high expectations for Brady. To be fair, the future Hall-of-Famer was playing in his first game with a new team, without a preseason to work out some kinks, with Mike Evans hobbled, and facing one of the NFC's best teams. There were bound to be some warts. This week's home game against a vulnerable Panthers' defense gives Brady plenty of bounce-back appeal.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Dallas did a good job to hold Jared Goff to 275 yards passing, no touchdowns, one pick and only 15 yards rushing. I think this is going to be a much tougher matchup for Dallas and Ryan should have QB1 value.Brady was very solid in fantasy with 239 yards passing, 2 passing touchdowns, and one rushing touchdown. Carolina's defense looked awful in the opener, so there is a good chance for Brady to put up even bigger numbers this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Remember when we talked about Ryan potentially throwing the ball 650 times this year? Well, we may have been short on that projection considering he's on pace for 864 of them after one game. While he's obviously not hitting that mark, this defense is clearly going to allow him to hit some high numbers. Against the Cowboys, we should once again see a lot of pass attempts. Their games netted the fifth-most plays per game last year, and then we watched the Rams run 72 plays against them in Week 1. Knowing the Falcons pass-to-run ratio has been 65-plus percent in each of the last two years, we should see a minimum of 40 pass attempts. The Cowboys are under a new defensive coordinator, so we can't pull too much from last year, but losing their top cornerback and one of their top edge rushers surely can't help. They also lost another big piece of their defense last week when Leighton Vander Esch had to go on injured reserve with a collarbone injury. No matter which way the Cowboys slice it, they'll have rookie Trevon Diggs against Julio Jones or Calvin Ridley. In a game with one of the highest projected totals, start Ryan as a rock-solid QB1.It was always going to be a tough matchup for the Bucs against the Saints on the road, but the Bucs offense looked rougher than we expected. Still, I don't think many realize how good the Saints defense is and that that team is built for a Super Bowl. But all things considered, Brady walked out of that game with 20.46 fantasy points, so it could be much worse. If they need a confidence builder, they get one this week. The Panthers defense is in bad shape after a rough offseason where they lost seven starters on the defensive side of the ball. They also had their top cornerback Donte Jackson suffer an ankle injury in Week 1, limiting him to just 11 snaps. Derek Carr didn't have to do much against them last week as Josh Jacobs rumbled for three touchdowns, which has been a trend against the Panthers, who've now allowed 30 rushing touchdowns over their last 17 games. That's the concern with Brady, that the Bucs just run away with the game and they run the ball 30-plus times, limiting his potential. However, the Bucs did throw the ball 59 percent in neutral gamescripts last year, which was the 12th-highest mark. They are projected for 28.3 points in this game, which amounts to four touchdowns. The Panthers also didn't register a single sack, so Brady should have a lot more time, as he was pressured on 31.7 percent of his dropbacks last week. You could see this as a statement game from the Bucs, so Brady should still post quality low-end QB1/high-end QB2 numbers, but the running backs are likely going to limit his ceiling a tad.