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Experts' Pick
 
 
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
QB - TB
at LV, Sun 8pm EDT
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 22nd, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 12# 14-
Best Rank# 7# 10-
Worst Rank# 15# 18-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LV vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs LVThis is a 1 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp13.921.1
Pass Yds166.9187.6
Pass TD0.91
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total118.392.0-
Avg Game19.718.4-
Avg Projection19.017.6-
Week 614.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoorIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Tom BradyDrew BreesAdd Player
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
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Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
4 m
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Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
5 m
#12#15-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
11 m
#17#19-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
14 m
#12#14-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
18 m
#10#14-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
33 m
#10#15-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
39 m
#8#18-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
40 m
#13#12-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
44 m
#10#14-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
46 m
#14#12-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
47 m
#12#15-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
50 m
#10#15-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
57 m
#14#11-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
58 m
#11#10-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
1 h
#10#13-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
1 h
#11#13-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#14#15-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#13#12-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
2 h
#11#14-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 h
#12#14-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 h
#12#14-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 h
#13#11-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
2 h
#12#13-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#12#14-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#13#11-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
2 h
#15#13-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 h
#9#12-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
3 h
#13#12-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
3 h
#11#13-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#10#20-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
3 h
#14#12-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 h
#13#14-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
3 h
#12#13-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
3 h
#14#11-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
3 h
#10#15-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
4 h
#13#11-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
4 h
#10#18-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
4 h
#13#15-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
4 h
#13#14-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
4 h
#16#12-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
5 h
#13#14-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
5 h
#12#17-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
5 h
#12#13-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
5 h
#14#18-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
5 h
#10#12-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
5 h
#11#13-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
6 h
#8#13-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
6 h
#9#13-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
6 h
#12#14-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
6 h
#9#13-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
6 h
#12#15-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
6 h
#14#15-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
7 h
#9#15-
    
7 h
#12#13-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
8 h
#16#17-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
8 h
#11#12-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
8 h
#13#12-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
9 h
#12#14-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
9 h
#12#13-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
10 h
#12#14-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
12 h
#14#17-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
12 h
#12#13-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
14 h
#17#18-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
15 h
#12#10-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
16 h
#12#13-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
16 h
#7#14-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
17 h
#13#12-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
17 h
#13#15-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
17 h
#11#15-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
17 h
#16#15-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
18 h
#13#12-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
19 h
#11#14-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
19 h
#15#12-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
19 h
#10#12-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
19 h
#12#13-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
20 h
#13#12-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
20 h
#7#14-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
22 h
#10#16-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
23 h
#12#14-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
23 h
#13-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
23 h
#12#13-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
23 h
#12#13-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
23 h
#11#15-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
23 h
#9#17-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
1 d
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#12#14-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#15#13-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#14#10-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
1 d
#13#14-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#11#13-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
1 d
#14#12-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
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Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
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Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
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Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
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John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
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Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
1 d
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Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
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Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
#11#14-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
#14#13-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#13#12-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
#12#14-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 d
#11#14-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#13#11-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 d
#12#14-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 d
#10#13-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#11#15-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#14#15-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#12#13-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#11#14-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
2 d
#12#18-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#16#19-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#11#13-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#14#12-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
#12#10-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
2 d
#12#17-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#13#12-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#10#11-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
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Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NO
23/36, 239 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
3 rush, 9 yds, 1 td
vs. TB
18/30, 160 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. CAR
23/35, 217 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at LV
Week 3 at DEN
25/38, 297 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
5 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
Week 4 vs. LAC
30/46, 369 pass yds, 5 td, 1 int
3 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
at DET
Week 5 at CHI
25/41, 253 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
Week 6 vs. GB
17/27, 166 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
BYE WEEK
Week 7 at LV vs. CAR
Week 8 at NYG at CHI
Week 9 vs. NO at TB
Week 10 at CAR vs. SF
Week 11 vs. LAR vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. KC at DEN
Week 13BYE WEEK at ATL
Week 14 vs. MIN at PHI
Week 15 at ATL vs. KC
Week 16 at DET vs. MIN
Week 17 vs. ATL at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
 
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
QB - TB
at LV, Sun 8pm EDT
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att36.534.4
Pass Cmp23.724.8
Pass Yards278.6273.8
Pass TDs2.11.8
Ints0.50.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.50.8
Rush Yards2.51.3
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.017.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
2020 Points 
Week 122.514.4
Week 29.715.5
Week 323.923.5
Week 433.516.5
Week 514.122.1
Week 614.6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total118.392.0
Average19.718.4
Notes for Player Combination
 
Tom Brady
QB - TB
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
QB - TB
at LV, Sun 8pm EDT
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He hasn't been a reliable fantasy quarterback through six weeks, as he's now scored 14.6 or fewer points in 3-of-6 games. He has gotten more into his game-manager ways as of late, though, as he's thrown just one interception over the last four games after throwing three of them in the first two games. We always knew there was going to be a learning curve with his wide receivers in a brand-new offense. The problem for his fantasy prospects as of late has been the dominant play of his defense and stellar run-game on the shoulders of Ronald Jones. Teams have chosen to pass on 58.4 percent of their plays against the Raiders, which is almost in line with the 59.9 percent pass-rate of the Bucs offense. The issue for Brady here is that the Raiders have allowed just 15.99 fantasy points per game through the air alone, which is how he gets 99 percent of his fantasy points. The reason for the lack of points to quarterbacks is because teams have run the ball in the red zone, scoring every 13.7 carries against them, which is more often than any other team in the league. That's left quarterbacks with just a 3.95 percent touchdown-rate. It's not because they're great, so there's a chance Brady tosses a few touchdowns where other teams would've run them in. The Raiders have struggled to generate pressure and sacks, so the fact that Brady has a 108.9 QB Rating in a clean pocket bodes well for his efficiency. It's fair to say Brady is a high-end QB2 with a limited ceiling but decent floor.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
It's hard to look across the NFL and find a team that's clicking as much as Tampa Bay right now. This is a team that is getting healthy and has the chance to make a very deep playoff push. As for this game, Brady should put together a fine performance, but he doesn't have as high of a ceiling as in some other games. The Bucs should be able to run the ball all over the Raiders defense, which doesn't leave much left over for Brady. He should be a fine high-end QB2, but it's unlikely that this game turns into a shootout where he's forced to throw the ball a ton.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
Vegas is 17th against fantasy quarterbacks, Brady is a high-end QB2 on the road this week.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.