Who Should I Start? - Week 8

Alex Smith or Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan ATL
vs. DET  Sun, 9:30 ET
Alex Smith
Alex Smith KC
vs. STL  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
66%
34%
ECR
# 16
# 17
Best
# 9
# 13
Worst
# 23
# 26
Ave Projection (?)
15.5
16.8
Best
19.6
18.5
Worst
12.9
14.4
Ave Points / Game
17.8
15.9
Total Fantasy Points
124.4
95.3
Opponent
DET
STL
Points Allowed (?)
11.8
21.4
Expert Pick %
66%
34%
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scoutPRO
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NFL.com
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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DavidGonos.com
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
 Alessandro Miglio
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 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Mike Krueger
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 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
ECR
# 16
# 17
Best
# 9
# 13
Worst
# 23
# 26
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
18
12
Matthew Berry
ESPN
17
12
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
16
13
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
18
13
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
15
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
19
13
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
16
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
10
13
David Dodds
FootballGuys
13
14
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
18
14
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
17
14
Matt Smith
NFL.com
18
14
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
16
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
17
14
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
13
14
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
N/A
14
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
15
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
20
14
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
17
14
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
19
14
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
9
14
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
20
15
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
18
15
John Paulsen
4for4.com
16
15
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
17
15
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
16
15
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
18
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
19
15
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
18
15
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
19
15
Christopher Harris
ESPN
9
15
Eric Karabell
ESPN
12
15
Staff Composite
ESPN
13
15
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
17
15
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
19
15
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
18
15
Staff
Roto Analysis
21
15
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
20
16
Staff Composite
NFL.com
17
16
Site Projections
scoutPRO
23
16
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
15
16
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
15
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
16
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
15
16
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
17
16
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
18
16
John Halpin
Fox Sports
14
16
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
19
16
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
18
16
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
18
16
Steve Olson
StatSims
13
16
Adam Rank
NFL.com
16
17
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
16
17
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
16
17
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
16
17
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
15
17
Justin Boone
The Score
16
17
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
15
17
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
15
17
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
14
17
Dave Major
XN Sports
16
17
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
14
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
21
17
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
14
17
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
15
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
18
17
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
16
17
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
15
17
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
18
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
16
17
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
15
17
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
18
17
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
15
18
Site Projections
NumberFire
15
18
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
15
18
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
17
18
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
12
18
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
23
18
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
16
18
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
16
18
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
16
18
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
15
18
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
16
18
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
21
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
16
18
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
16
18
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
15
18
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
20
18
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
16
18
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
15
18
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
15
18
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
17
18
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
15
18
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
17
18
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
15
18
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
15
18
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
15
18
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
13
18
Chris Heil
Fake Pigskin
17
18
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
17
19
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
15
19
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
14
19
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
14
19
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
17
19
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
17
19
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
13
19
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
11
19
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
16
19
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
8
19
Bill Enright
FFChamps
14
19
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
15
19
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
13
19
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
15
20
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
15
20
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
16
20
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
13
20
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
15
20
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
16
21
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
15
21
Jeff Paur
RTSports
9
21
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
12
22
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
14
22
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
17
22
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
18
22
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
12
22
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
12
22
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
15
22
Scott Cullen
TSN
16
22
Mike Krueger
FFToday
12
23
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
13
23
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
14
23
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
20
24
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
14
26
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
14
28
Ave Projection (?)
15.5
16.8
Best
19.6
18.5
Worst
12.9
14.4
Pass Yards
287.9
224.9
Pass TDs
1.5
1.4
Ints
1.1
0.2
Rush Yards
2.1
24.2
Ave Points / Game
17.8
15.9
Total Fantasy Points
124.4
95.3
Week 7
11.8   at BAL
15.7   at SD
Week 6
12.7   vs. CHI
BYE  
Week 5
14.6   at NYG
13.6   at SF
Week 4
20.1   at MIN
22.7   vs. NE
Week 3
23.6   vs. TB
19.1   at MIA
Week 2
10.0   at CIN
14.4   at DEN
Week 1
31.4   vs. NO
9.7   vs. TEN
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
The Rams have allowed the most points to fantasy quarterbacks over the last 3 weeks, Smith is a QB2 with upside playing at home in this dream matchup.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
ATL has been bad and they're not at home this week so pretty tough to trust a team that is 0-4 outside of Georgia.
Pretty good matchup at home but you know Smith is rarely going to blow up. 15th almost always sounds about right.