Who Should I Start? Baker Mayfield or Jake Browning

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
22.5 5.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Baker Mayfield News

Buccaneers, Baker Mayfield Begin Extension Talks

Friday, February 23, 2:05 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and impending free-agent quarterback Baker Mayfield have started "preliminary talks about a new contract" this offseason. General manager Jason Licht is expected to meet with Mayfield's representation during the NFL scouting combine next week. After the 28-year-old Mayfield had a career season in his first year in Tampa in 2023, it's expected that there is mutual interest in a reunion for 2024 and beyond. Mayfield had a career-high 4,044 passing yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and even led the Bucs to a wild-card playoff victory over the Eagles. The former No. 1 overall pick won't have offensive coordinator Dave Canales working with him in 2024, though, and there's a possibility he'll also lose top wideout Mike Evans in free agency. Mayfield's fantasy appeal as a solid QB2 would take a big hit if he doesn't have Evans to rely on.

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Jake Browning News

Jake Browning Throws Three Touchdowns To End The Year

Sunday, January 7, 9:09 PM

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jake Browning threw for 156 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception off 18-for-24 passing in Sunday's win over the Browns. He added two carries for 18 yards. The Bengals had nothing to play for, considering they were eliminated from postseason contention after losing to the Chiefs in Week 17. However, the signal-caller still ended the year on a high note. Although Browning's efforts weren't enough to lead the Bengals to the playoffs after taking over for Joe Burrow (wrist) earlier in the year, he likely did enough to solidify his backup job for the 2024-25 campaign. Of course, unless Browning gets put into a similar situation next season, he won't see much interest from fantasy managers in drafts heading into Week 1.

Baker Mayfield vs. Jake Browning

Still trying to decide between Mayfield and Browning? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Baker Mayfield is projected to score 22.5 points this week while Jake Browning is projected to score 0.0 points.