Who Should I Start? Cooper Rush or Baker Mayfield


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

Cooper Rush News

Cooper Rush Active As Backup QB Sunday

Sunday, January 14, 3:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush (illness) is officially active for Sunday's playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. He had been listed as questionable after missing practice on Friday. Rush has only played sparingly in garbage-time situations this year, completing 75 percent of his passes for 144 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. He'll remain in the backup role behind Dak Prescott this weekend.


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.


Cooper Rush vs. Baker Mayfield

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