Who Should I Start? - Week 16

Ben Roethlisberger or Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan ATL
at NO  Sun, 1:00 ET
Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger PIT
vs. KC  Sun, 1:00 ET
Probable - Not Injury Related
Expert Pick %
94%
6%
ECR
# 5
# 9
Best
# 2
# 5
Worst
# 11
# 16
Ave Projection (?)
20.2
18.1
Best
21.8
19.9
Worst
19.1
15.6
Ave Points / Game
18.5
19.3
Total Fantasy Points
277.3
289.2
Opponent
NO
KC
Points Allowed (?)
19.4
14.8
Expert Pick %
94%
6%
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Steve Olson
StatSims
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
ECR
# 5
# 9
Best
# 2
# 5
Worst
# 11
# 16
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
6
5
Site Projections
scoutPRO
6
5
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
3
5
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
3
5
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
7
5
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
3
6
Mike Krueger
FFToday
7
6
Christopher Harris
ESPN
4
6
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
6
7
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
5
7
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
5
7
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
6
7
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
4
7
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
9
7
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
3
8
David Dodds
FootballGuys
5
8
Adam Rank
NFL.com
5
8
Staff Composite
NFL.com
5
8
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
5
8
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
2
8
Site Projections
numberFire
5
8
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
10
8
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
4
8
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
5
8
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
4
8
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
7
8
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
6
8
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
4
8
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
7
8
Staff Composite
ESPN
5
8
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
9
8
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
4
8
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
9
8
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
3
9
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
4
9
John Paulsen
4for4.com
5
9
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
5
9
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
5
9
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
5
9
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
4
9
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
5
9
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
9
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
5
9
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
6
9
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
6
9
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
5
9
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
5
9
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
5
9
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
5
9
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
5
9
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
7
9
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
8
9
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
5
9
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
5
9
Dave Major
XN Sports
5
9
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
6
9
John Halpin
Fox Sports
5
9
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
7
9
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
5
9
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
6
9
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
5
9
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
5
9
Jeff Paur
RTSports
6
9
Matthew Berry
ESPN
5
9
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
4
9
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
5
9
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
5
9
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
7
9
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
5
9
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
5
9
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
5
9
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
5
9
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
6
9
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
5
9
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
7
9
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
6
9
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
2
9
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
5
9
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
7
9
Scott Cullen
TSN
5
9
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
5
9
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
5
9
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
5
9
Staff
Roto Analysis
5
9
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
5
9
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
6
9
Matt Smith
NFL.com
7
10
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
8
10
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
4
10
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
4
10
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
6
10
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
9
10
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
9
10
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
7
10
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
8
10
Justin Boone
The Score
6
10
Chris Heil
Sportable
7
10
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
5
10
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
6
10
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
8
10
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
10
Eric Karabell
ESPN
6
10
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
7
10
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
9
10
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
4
10
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
6
10
Bill Enright
FFChamps
7
10
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
5
10
Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
6
10
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
8
11
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
5
11
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
2
11
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
5
11
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6
11
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
4
11
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
7
11
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
6
11
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5
11
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
6
11
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
6
11
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
2
12
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
3
13
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
5
13
Steve Olson
StatSims
11
13
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
8
14
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
6
16
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
5
16
Ave Projection (?)
20.2
18.1
Best
21.8
19.9
Worst
19.1
15.6
Pass Yards
310.0
286.5
Pass TDs
2.1
1.8
Ints
0.6
0.4
Rush Yards
7.5
6.0
Ave Points / Game
18.5
19.3
Total Fantasy Points
277.3
289.2
Week 15
21.1   vs. PIT
14.2   at ATL
Week 14
31.3   at GB
27.9   at CIN
Week 13
20.8   vs. ARI
26.2   vs. NO
Week 12
15.5   vs. CLE
BYE  
Week 11
15.1   at CAR
10.5   at TEN
Week 10
15.7   at TB
13.7   at NYJ
Week 9
BYE  
35.7   vs. BAL
Week 8
15.7   vs. DET
44.8   vs. IND
Week 7
11.8   at BAL
16.9   vs. HOU
Week 6
12.7   vs. CHI
11.8   at CLE
Week 5
14.6   at NYG
12.7   at JAC
Week 4
20.1   at MIN
22.4   vs. TB
Week 3
23.6   vs. TB
15.9   at CAR
Week 2
10.0   at CIN
6.7   at BAL
Week 1
31.4   vs. NO
17.4   vs. CLE
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Ryan should fare well in a shoot out against one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, especially if WR Julio Jones returns this week.
The Chiefs allow the 2nd fewest points to fantasy quarterbacks, but Big Ben has had some big games at home against tough teams. He is still a solid QB1 this week.
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
Julio or not, the line is playing better, and it's allowed Matt Ryan to get right. He's fantasy's #2 QB over the last month and the Saints represent an equivalently (#2) most generous fantasy QB D over that span.