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  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Ryan TannehillR. Tannehill
QB - TEN
Ryan Tannehill
at MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 15-
Best Rank# 2# 8-
Worst Rank# 7# 25-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at BAL at MIN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs BALThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs MIN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.317
Pass Yds140.3189
Pass TD0.71.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total47.946.2-
Avg Game24.023.1-
Avg Projection20.917.6-
Week 227.526.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather82 F, Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.Indoor-
    
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Colts.com
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Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
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Staff RankingsS. Rank...
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1 d
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1 d
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Brian StraitB. Strait
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1 d
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
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1 d
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Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
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1 d
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
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1 d
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Joe BondJ. Bond
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Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
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Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
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FantasyLabs
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The Fantasy Headliners
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David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
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Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
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Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
1 d
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Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 d
#3#14-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
1 d
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
1 d
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Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
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Beast Dome
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Davis MattekD. Mattek
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2 d
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
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BallBlast
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
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Fantasy Wire HQ
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
Ryan TannehillR. Tannehill
QB - TEN
Ryan Tannehill
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU
24/32, 211 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
at DEN
29/43, 249 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at LAC
27/47, 302 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
Week 3 at BAL at MIN
Week 4 vs. NE vs. PIT
Week 5 vs. LV vs. BUF
Week 6 at BUF vs. HOU
Week 7 at DENBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. NYJ at CIN
Week 9 vs. CAR vs. CHI
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. IND
Week 11 at LV at BAL
Week 12 at TB at IND
Week 13 vs. DEN vs. CLE
Week 14 at MIA at JAC
Week 15 at NO vs. DET
Week 16 vs. ATL at GB
Week 17 vs. LAC at HOU
Player Projections Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Ryan TannehillR. Tannehill
QB - TEN
Ryan Tannehill
at MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att37.429.1
Pass Cmp24.019.8
Pass Yards287.8241.9
Pass TDs1.91.8
Ints0.50.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.93.2
Rush Yards21.114.7
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points20.917.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
Ryan TannehillR. Tannehill
QB - TEN
Ryan Tannehill
2020 Points 
Week 120.419.4
Week 227.526.8
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
Total47.946.2
Average24.023.1
Notes for Player Combination
  Patrick Mahomes IIP. Mahomes
QB - KC
Patrick Mahomes II
at BAL, Mon 8pm EDT
Ryan TannehillR. Tannehill
QB - TEN
Ryan Tannehill
at MIN, 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. 
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.I like Tannehill this week, but I'm not convinced that he's a year-long QB1. While he ranks as the QB10 on the year so far, there's no way this level of production is sustainable. He just shouldn't be scoring this many touchdowns -- he's tied for the second-most passing scores (6), and he's thrown them at second-highest frequency in the league (one TD for every 11 passes). Only Russell Wilson is ahead of him in either stat. Yet the Titans only attempt 33.5 passing plays per game, the 13th-fewest in the league, so you can bet on some regression coming his way. Don't get me wrong, he's a great option at QB2, but you shouldn't let his strong start to 2020 lead you to believe that he's a viable QB1 every week. That said, he's my QB12 for Week 3 because of the Vikings' abysmal secondary.
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.Tannehill was fantastic last week against the Jaguars defense and he now gets to face the Vikings unit that simply can't stop anyone. Even without A.J. Brown, who is expected to miss this game, Tanehill's a perfect streaming option again this 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.It felt like we were back in 2019 again, as Tannehill was absurdly efficient against the Jaguars, completing 18-of-24 passes for 239 yards and four touchdowns. He did it without A.J. Brown, too, which made it that much more impressive. It was clear they sold out to stop Henry, allowing Tannehill to find his men sometimes uncovered. He's now thrown 28 touchdowns over his last 12 regular-season games as a starter. The Vikings defense is suddenly one to pick on in fantasy, as they've allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game (111.4) through two weeks. It's balanced, too, as they've allowed 20.7 points per game to quarterbacks, while allowing 28.5 PPR points per game to running backs. They're still without their best pass rusher (Danielle Hunter) for at least one more week, and their defense took another hit last week when linebacker Anthony Barr tore his pectoral muscle and was announced as out for the year. Even with Barr, the Vikings have allowed a 73.9 percent completion-rate, 8.38 yards per attempt, and a 7.3 percent touchdown-rate. Those are all near the league high. The only concern with Tannehill is Henry taking over, but knowing the Vikings opponents have averaged 71.5 plays per game, there should be plenty to go around. Tannehill should be considered a low-end QB1/high-end QB2.
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 Vikings are just 22nd against fantasy quarterbacks, Tannehill has a great matchup on the road against a below average Vikings D.