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News: 1 day agoBurrow completed 24 of 34 pass attempts for 244 yards and two touchdowns against Las Vegas on Saturday.
Spin: The numbers are modest at a glance, but the Bengals controlled this game from start to finish and it's possible that they could have done more if they needed to. With that said, Burrow did most of his damage early, throwing one touchdown to each of Tyler Boyd and C.J. Uzomah in roughly the first third of the game and not doing a whole lot afterward. With higher stakes in the second playoff round it's possible that Burrow and the Bengals take a more aggressive approach.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: The phrase "volume is king" isn't often applied to quarterbacks, but it fits the bill when breaking down Burrow's rookie campaign. The 2020 first overall pick went down for the season in Week 11, but prior to that, he ranked first among QBs in snaps and drop backs, second in pass attempts, ninth in passing yards and 14th in fantasy points. Burrow's efficiency (65%, 6.7 YPA) was solid as far as rookie QBs go and he added value with his legs (37-142-2 rushing line). Burrow is an obvious candidate for a second-year leap and has a good core of targets in Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon. Consider him a good QB2.