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Experts' Pick
 
 
at CIN, Sun 1pm EST
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Oct 31st, 2020
94%
Recommended by
150 of 159 experts
6%
Recommended by
9 of 159 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 4# 11-
Best Rank# 2# 8-
Worst Rank# 7# 12-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CIN vs. TEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs CINThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs TEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp19.917.4
Pass Yds228.8181.3
Pass TD1.91.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total135.8135.9-
Avg Game22.619.4-
Avg Projection19.418.7-
Week 717.334.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather45 F, Partly Cloudy45 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
Expert Ranks 
Ryan TannehillJoe BurrowAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
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Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
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Razzball
3 h
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Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
3 h
#4#12-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
4 h
#7#11-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
5 h
#7#8-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
6 h
#5#11-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
6 h
#5#10-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
6 h
#4#9-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
7 h
#4#7-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
7 h
#6#13-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
7 h
#9#13-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
7 h
#5#10-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
7 h
#4#12-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
7 h
#4#11-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
7 h
#4#11-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
7 h
#4#12-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
8 h
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Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
8 h
#6#13-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
8 h
#4#13-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
9 h
#3#10-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
9 h
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Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
10 h
#4#11-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
10 h
#4#9-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
10 h
#4#11-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
10 h
#6#12-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
10 h
#7#9-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
10 h
#3#9-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
11 h
#5#4-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
11 h
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Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
11 h
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Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
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11 h
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Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
11 h
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Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
11 h
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Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
Wolf Sports
12 h
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Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
13 h
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Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
13 h
#4#8-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
13 h
#6#13-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
13 h
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
13 h
#7#10-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
13 h
#5#8-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
14 h
#4#10-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
14 h
#5#11-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
14 h
#4#11-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
16 h
#4#11-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
17 h
#7#10-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
19 h
#9#11-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
20 h
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
22 h
#4#11-
    
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1 d
#4#11-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
1 d
#6#11-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
1 d
#4#11-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
1 d
#6#10-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
1 d
#4#11-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 d
#5#9-
    
1 d
#4#12-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
1 d
#5#13-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
1 d
#4#10-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
1 d
#7#10-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
1 d
#6#10-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
1 d
#5#14-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#4#13-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#4#11-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
1 d
#4#11-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#5#11-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
1 d
#6#10-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#4#12-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#7#12-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#5#10-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#4#12-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
1 d
#4#11-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
#4#10-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
1 d
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Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#6#10-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
1 d
#4#11-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
1 d
#4#11-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
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Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#4#11-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
1 d
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Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
#4#12-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
1 d
#6#2-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#4#11-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
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Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
1 d
#9#10-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
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Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#7#12-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#5#10-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
1 d
#4#11-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
1 d
#5#12-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 d
#5#11-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 d
#4#12-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
1 d
#4#11-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#4#8-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#5#12-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#4#11-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 d
#4#11-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#3#7-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
1 d
#5#11-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
1 d
#4#11-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
1 d
#6#12-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#4#11-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#5#11-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#4#9-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 d
#4#10-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
1 d
#2#11-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
1 d
#4#12-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 d
#5#12-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
1 d
#4#12-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
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Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#5#10-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
1 d
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Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 d
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Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 d
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Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 d
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
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Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
1 d
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Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
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Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
1 d
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
1 d
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Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
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Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 d
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
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Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
1 d
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David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
1 d
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John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 d
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Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
2 d
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Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
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Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
2 d
#4#12-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
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Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 d
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Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
#9#11-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
2 d
#4#11-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#4#12-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#9#10-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#6#14-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
2 d
#4#10-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 d
#6#12-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
#2#11-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#4#12-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 d
#6#12-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#9#18-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
#5#8-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#5#11-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
2 d
#4#12-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#6#12-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
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#10#9-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
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Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
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Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
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Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
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Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
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Peter RogersP. Rogers
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Matt BrandonM. Brandon
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Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN
29/43, 249 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
23/36, 193 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
8 rush, 46 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. JAC
18/24, 239 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
at CLE
37/61, 316 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at MIN
23/37, 321 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
4 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
at PHI
31/44, 312 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 4BYE WEEK vs. JAC
25/36, 300 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. BUF
21/28, 195 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
4 rush, 42 yds, 1 td
at BAL
19/30, 183 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
3 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. HOU
30/41, 366 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
at IND
25/39, 313 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
3 rush, 2 yds, 1 td
Week 7 vs. PIT
18/30, 220 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
35/47, 406 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
6 rush, 34 yds, 1 td
Week 8 at CIN vs. TEN
Week 9 vs. CHIBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. IND at PIT
Week 11 at BAL at WAS
Week 12 at IND vs. NYG
Week 13 vs. CLE at MIA
Week 14 at JAC vs. DAL
Week 15 vs. DET vs. PIT
Week 16 at GB at HOU
Week 17 at HOU vs. BAL
Player Projections Comparison
 
at CIN, Sun 1pm EST
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att30.239.4
Pass Cmp20.425.5
Pass Yards263.4279.1
Pass TDs2.11.7
Ints0.71.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.33.9
Rush Yards14.518.7
Rush TDs0.10.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.418.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
2020 Points 
Week 119.417.3
Week 226.824.5
Week 312.720.4
Week 416.1
Week 530.05.3
Week 629.617.7
Week 717.334.6
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total135.8135.9
Average22.619.4
Notes for Player Combination
 
at CIN, Sun 1pm EST
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow
QB - CIN
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Tanny has been on fire as of late, going for 10 TDs and just one INT over his last three outings. A trip to Cincinnati to face a so-so pass defense keeps Tannehill in the QB1 conversation for Week 8.Burrow continues to show why he was the No. 1 pick this season, routinely putting up gaudy numbers despite a poor offensive line. Tennessee's defense has allowed the seventh-most passing yards to opposing signal-callers on the year, and Burrow should be flinging the ball Sunday in what projects as another mid-QB1 showing.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Tannehill came back down to earth slightly last week after putting up ridiculous numbers previously, but he did a tough matchup against the Steelers defense. However, now Tannehill gets to face the defense that just gave up five passing touchdowns to Baker Mayfield. Tannehill belongs in your lineup as a mid-range QB1.Is Burrow matchup proof at this point? While he struggled mightily against Baltimore, Burrow has been absolutely unstoppable outside of that performance. This Titans defense is solid, but Burrow's been lighting it up recently. He should be viewed as a safe low-end QB1 with upside every single week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Despite being in a very tough matchup against the Steelers, Tannehill did what he's done ever since he took over the Titans starting job and gave fantasy managers a rock-solid floor. He's now scored at least 17.3 fantasy points in 14-of-16 starts with the Titans. Keep in mind that he's done all this while Derrick Henry has led the league in rushing. Is Henry going to crush the Bengals defense this week? He sure is. But does that mean Tannehill can't do damage? No, it doesn't. There's room for both of them to produce, especially when they have a team-implied total of 30.0 points like they do in Week 8. The Bengals have allowed the combination of Baker Mayfield and Philip Rivers to throw for 668 yards and eight touchdowns over the last two weeks, and it only took them 72 pass attempts to get there. The only quarterback who didn't account for at least two touchdowns against the Bengals was Tyrod Taylor back in Week 1. It also helps matters that both of these teams (Titans and Bengals) rank inside the top-eight in total plays per game. Tannehill should be in fantasy lineups as a QB1 almost every week, and this one is no exception.It's pretty remarkable what Burrow's been able to do as a rookie who had no preseason action. He's thrown for at least 300 yards in 5-of-7 games, with the two games he didn't coming against the Chargers and Ravens, two top-tier defenses. He's been a top-12 quarterback through seven weeks, and knowing that A.J. Green has started to come around, we may continue to see his performances get better, like last week when he racked up a career-high 406 yards against the Browns. The Titans are a team that should be a good matchup for Burrow considering where much of their production goes. Wide receivers have seen a 63.7 percent target share against the Titans, which ranks third-highest in the league, and it's where Burrow directs 66.6 percent of his targets. Not just that, but the Bengals pass 63.5 percent of the time (fifth-highest in NFL) while the Titans opponents have run 67.5 plays per game, so we should see 40-plus attempts in this game. It also helps to know that Burrow might have more time than normal, as the Titans haven't recorded more than two sacks in any game and have the third-lowest sack-rate (2.86 percent) in the NFL. The only quarterback who didn't finish with at least two passing touchdowns against them was Drew Lock back in Week 1. When you're getting 40-plus attempts, and some potential for rushing upside (has rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns), you have what I'd consider a strong streamer.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Bengals are 22nd against fantasy quarterbacks, I think Tannehill is going to have a monster game on the road. He is 4th among fantasy QBs over the last 3 weeks with 25.6 fantasy points and this is an excellent matchup.Burrow is averaging 19.23 fantasy points over the last 3 weeks, he is a strong streamer against the Titans 24th ranked fantasy quarterback defense.