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  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 23-
Best Rank# 2# 21-
Worst Rank# 9# 30-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at BAL at SEA-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs BALThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs SEA-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total47.952.7-
Avg Game24.017.6-
Week 227.516.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather74 F, Clear55 F, Clear-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU
24/32, 211 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
at LAR
22 rush, 96 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at LAC
27/47, 302 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
22 rush, 89 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at BAL at SEA
Week 4 vs. NE vs. CLE
Week 5 vs. LV vs. NYG
Week 6 at BUF vs. ARI
Week 7 at DEN at WAS
Week 8 vs. NYJ at PHI
Week 9 vs. CAR vs. PIT
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at LV at MIN
Week 12 at TB vs. WAS
Week 13 vs. DEN at BAL
Week 14 at MIA at CIN
Week 15 at NO vs. SF
Week 16 vs. ATL vs. PHI
Week 17 vs. LAC at NYG
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
2020 Points 
Week 120.424.7
Week 227.516.2
Week 311.8
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
Total47.952.7
Average24.017.6
Notes for Player Combination
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Ezekiel ElliottE. Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at SEA, Sun 4pm 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. 
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 the injuries to both Saquon and CMC, Zeke jumps up into the top fantasy RB conversation. He's in one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFL and he's receiving a ton of work and opportunity this season. There's no reason to second guess plugging Zeke into your lineup in this matchup. He's a locked-and-loaded top-tier start every single week.
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.Through two games, it's fair to say Mike McCarthy won't be making this a timeshare any time soon. Elliott has racked up 55 opportunities while Pollard has just eight of them. If you have Pollard on your roster, don't drop him, as he's one of the most valuable bench stashes out there. The Seahawks front seven is not a particularly good unit, and they got worse when they lost Bruce Irvin this week to an ACL injury, but they've allowed a league-low 92 rushing yards through two games. Playing against Todd Gurley and Sony Michel will help, though holding those two teams to just 2.88 yards per carry is an accomplishment. That's also likely why opponents have gone with a run play just 31.3 percent of the time against the Seahawks (second-lowest mark in the league), because their secondary can be picked on. But again, Elliott isn't in the same category as Gurley or Michel. There were 10 running backs who finished as the RB14 or better against them last year, including four 30-point performances. This is a game where Prescott should shine, but you shouldn't be shocked if Elliott changes opinions on how good the Seahawks run defense actually is.
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 Seahawks are 6th against fantasy running backs, but they also played the Falcons and the Patriots to open the season. Those teams do not have great running backs, Elliott has 256 yards from scrimmage in 2 career games against the Seahawks. He should be a great RB1 in Seattle in Week 3.