Experts Project Joe Burrow for a Better Season Than Baker Mayfield in 2020

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is projected for a better season than Baker Mayfield. | Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Expectations are sky-high for Joe Burrow as he takes over control of the Cincinnati Bengals offense in 2020.

The AFC North is a notoriously tough division, but Burrow and the Bengals may be in for a surprisingly strong year if Pro Football Focus (PFF)'s projections play out.

The numbers are close, but PFF like Burrow to throw for both more yards and touchdowns than Baker Mayfield.

They appear to be projecting Mayfield to either take another step back in 2020, or for new head coach Kevin Stefanski's offense to be too run-heavy to let Baker post strong numbers. Both that yardage and touchdown total would represent career-lows.

On the other side, 3,734 yards and 23 touchdowns from Burrow would both be the fifth most ever thrown by a rookie quarterback.

These projections aren't far off what the odds on FanDuel Sportsbook point to, either. The over/under for his passing yard total is set at 3,800.5, while his touchdown total sits at 22.5.

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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