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vs. PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 13# 15-
Best Rank# 10# 12-
Worst Rank# 17# 19-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. PIT vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs PITThis is a 1 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp12.521.1
Pass Yds136.9187.6
Pass TD1.11
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total118.592.0-
Avg Game23.718.4-
Avg Projection17.816.9-
Week 629.6-
    
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Ryan TannehillDrew BreesAdd Player
    
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Chris RaybonC. Raybon
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Alex BlickleA. Blickle
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32 m
#13#17-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
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#13#14-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
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8 h
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Yahoo! Sports
8 h
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Joe BondJ. Bond
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8 h
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Scott EngelS. Engel
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SportsLine
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11 h
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Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
12 h
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Gridiron Experts
12 h
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Scott SmithS. Smith
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13 h
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Roto Street Journal
13 h
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Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
13 h
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The Fantasy Coaches
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WBLZ Media
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Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
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Fantasy Football Empire
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17 h
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18 h
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18 h
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19 h
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20 h
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NFL Spinzone
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The Fantasy Footballers
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SleeperWire
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Take Your League
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theScore
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Pro Football Focus
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XN Sports
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FantasyData
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FFToday
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Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
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The Action Network
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The Athletic
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The Fantasy Fix
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Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
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Fantasy Team Advice
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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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Football Outsiders
2 d
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Important Nonsense
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FantasyData
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The Hateful 8
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Fantrax
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Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
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Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
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BRoto Fantasy
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BallBlast
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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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FlurrySports
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Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
2 d
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Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
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Frank StampflF. Stampfl
CBS Sports
2 d
#11#18-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 d
#15#13-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 d
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Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
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Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 d
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Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
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Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
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Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
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5th Down Fantasy
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Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
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Win My Fantasy League
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Going For 2
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN
29/43, 249 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
18/30, 160 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. JAC
18/24, 239 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
at LV
Week 3 at MIN
23/37, 321 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
4 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
Week 4BYE WEEK at DET
Week 5 vs. BUF
21/28, 195 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
4 rush, 42 yds, 1 td
vs. LAC
Week 6 vs. HOU
30/41, 364 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
BYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. PIT vs. CAR
Week 8 at CIN at CHI
Week 9 vs. CHI at TB
Week 10 vs. IND vs. SF
Week 11 at BAL vs. ATL
Week 12 at IND at DEN
Week 13 vs. CLE at ATL
Week 14 at JAC at PHI
Week 15 vs. DET vs. KC
Week 16 at GB vs. MIN
Week 17 at HOU at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att30.234.0
Pass Cmp20.224.2
Pass Yards251.5263.9
Pass TDs1.91.7
Ints0.80.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.40.8
Rush Yards15.11.3
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.816.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
2020 Points 
Week 119.414.4
Week 226.815.5
Week 312.723.5
Week 416.5
Week 530.022.1
Week 629.6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total118.592.0
Average23.718.4
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Tannehill has been a touchdown-scoring machine thus far. He's tossed 13 of them, and he's often had to do so without some of his best offensive weapons. While he'll finally have the whole band back together this week, the matchup is not a good one for him -- Pittsburgh has one of the best defenses against the pass in the league. Tannehill isn't a complete fade for me, but he's a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 in a matchup like this. 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Tanny has gone for 8 TDs to just one INT over the last two weeks while averaging nearly 300 passing yards in the process. It's becoming increasingly dangerous to bet against him, and even in a tough matchup with Pittsburgh, he's a high-end QB2 with upside.Carolina has been stout against opposing QBs and WRs this season but very poor against the run. With Michael Thomas and Manny Sanders already ruled out, the emphasis here should be on the run game, limiting Brees' already-diminished upside.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We now have a 15-game sample size with Tannehill as the starter of the Titans, and he's scored 17.9 or more fantasy points in 13 of them, including 26.7 or more points in three of his last four games. He's a stable high-floor quarterback who continually breaks efficiency. Can he keep it up against the Steelers? Teams have chosen to drop back and pass on 66.3 percent of plays against them, which is the highest percentage in the league. They've also not had too much luck, as the 58.5 percent completion-rate is the second-lowest mark in the league. They've also sacked the opposing quarterback on 12.3 percent of dropbacks, which is flat-out ridiculous, as no other team is over 9.3 percent. This is particularly worrisome because Tannehill just lost his starting left tackle Taylor Lewan for the season. With that being said, the Steelers have allowed 4-of-5 quarterbacks throw for at least 258 yards and two touchdowns against them. It also helps that Tannehill has been the best quarterback in the league under pressure, boasting a 110.5 QB Rating when he's under duress, which has been 27.6 percent of the time. It's safe to say Derrick Henry is going to have trouble moving the ball against this Steelers defense, which should put more of the load on Tannehill's shoulders, though we haven't seen a quarterback finish as a top-12 option against them since Week 11 of last year. Because of that, Tannehill should be considered a high-end QB2 who seemingly always outperforms expectations.The bye week should've allowed the Saints to get back their star wide receiver and hopefully get Brees back on the right track, as his 2020 season has started less than stellar. Heading into his bye week, he was the No. 20 quarterback in points per game, just above Carson Wentz. Four of his five games were without Thomas, so that could certainly be a hinderance. Teams have found it much easier to go on the ground against the Panthers, as quarterbacks have averaged just 13.9 fantasy points per game, while running backs have averaged a massive 32.3 PPR points. One of the craziest stats you'll see is that the Panthers are allowing just 6.08 yards per attempt this year, which is easily the lowest mark in the league. Teams have tried to pass against them, too, as the 60.4 percent pass-rate is the 11th-highest mark in football, but the 0.352 fantasy points per actual pass attempt ranks as the second lowest to only the Bears. There are enough questions about this game to downgrade Brees into the high-end QB2 territory, though the 67.0 percent completion-rate and 9.07 yards per reception they've allowed seems to fit what he does well right now.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Right now, it's hard to find a QB who is playing better over the past few weeks than Tannehill. The Steelers are generally a pretty stingy defense, but with the way Tannehill has looked recently, it would be very hard to bench him. Plug him into your lineup as a low-end QB1.Brees was solid for fantasy in his last outing and he should have MT back on the field for this matchup. The Saints could lean heavily on their run game in this one, which limits Brees' ceiling. He should be viewed as a mid-range QB2 this week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Steelers are 9th against fantasy quarterbacks, but now they have to deal with the loss of Devin Bush Jr. I would treat Tannehill as more of a QB2 this week than a QB1.Brees is averaging 18.41 fantasy points per game, but he has been more of a QB2 than QB1 this year. Michael Thomas returning should give him some upside this week, but he is more QB2 than QB1 in Week 7.