Who Should I Start? - Week 13

Matt Ryan or Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers SD
at BAL  Sun, 1:00 ET
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan ATL
vs. ARI  Sun, 4:05 ET
Expert Pick %
55%
45%
ECR
# 13
# 14
Best
# 6
# 9
Worst
# 30
# 25
Ave Projection (?)
15.4
15.3
Best
18.7
19.2
Worst
11.6
12.3
Ave Points / Game
17.1
16.9
Total Fantasy Points
188.6
186.4
Opponent
BAL
ARI
Points Allowed (?)
18.2
14.8
Expert Pick %
55%
45%
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 Dave Major
XN Sports
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
Site Projections
numberFire
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
John Paulsen
4for4.com
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
Staff
Roto Analysis
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
Scott Cullen
TSN
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
David Dodds
FootballGuys
 Staff Composite
ESPN
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
Adam Rank
NFL.com
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
Justin Boone
The Score
 Chris Heil
Sportable
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
ECR
# 13
# 14
Best
# 6
# 9
Worst
# 30
# 25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
7
8
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
12
9
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
15
9
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
11
9
Site Projections
scoutPRO
14
10
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
14
10
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
11
10
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
15
10
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
12
10
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
17
10
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
17
11
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
13
11
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
13
11
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
14
11
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
10
11
Jeff Paur
RTSports
9
11
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
14
11
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
18
12
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
15
12
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
14
12
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
15
12
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
17
12
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
11
12
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
16
12
John Halpin
Fox Sports
11
12
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
19
12
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
15
12
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
11
12
Site Projections
numberFire
14
13
John Paulsen
4for4.com
14
13
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
11
13
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
16
13
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
14
13
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
19
13
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
12
13
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
15
13
Dave Major
XN Sports
11
13
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
10
13
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
17
13
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
15
13
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
17
13
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
12
13
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15
13
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
16
13
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
12
13
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
12
13
Staff
Roto Analysis
14
13
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
14
13
Scott Cullen
TSN
14
13
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
11
13
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
12
13
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
12
13
David Dodds
FootballGuys
15
14
Mike Krueger
FFToday
17
14
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
14
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
16
14
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
19
14
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
13
14
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
11
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
10
14
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
18
14
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
16
14
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
20
14
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
12
14
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
10
14
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
8
14
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
15
14
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
18
14
Matthew Berry
ESPN
16
14
Christopher Harris
ESPN
12
14
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
17
14
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
10
14
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
12
14
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
17
14
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
17
14
Micah James
FFMagicMan
13
14
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
13
14
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
13
14
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
19
15
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
14
15
Adam Rank
NFL.com
20
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
11
15
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
10
15
Justin Boone
The Score
17
15
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
14
15
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
14
15
Bill Enright
FFChamps
10
15
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
17
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
14
15
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
12
15
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
14
15
Staff Composite
ESPN
13
15
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
11
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
7
15
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
11
15
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
30
15
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
14
15
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
8
15
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
15
16
Eric Karabell
ESPN
15
16
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
12
16
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
13
16
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
11
16
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
14
17
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
10
17
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
12
17
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
21
17
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
14
17
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
20
17
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
14
17
Chris Heil
Sportable
15
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
10
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
15
17
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
10
17
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
23
18
Staff Composite
NFL.com
10
19
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
15
19
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
17
19
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
12
19
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
18
19
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
24
20
Matt Smith
NFL.com
6
20
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
13
20
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
7
21
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
11
22
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
9
23
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
14
23
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
10
23
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
16
23
Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
15
23
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
9
25
Ave Projection (?)
15.4
15.3
Best
18.7
19.2
Worst
11.6
12.3
Pass Yards
264.1
277.8
Pass TDs
1.6
1.5
Ints
0.9
1.1
Rush Yards
3.1
5.6
Ave Points / Game
17.1
16.9
Total Fantasy Points
188.6
186.4
Week 12
13.5   vs. STL
15.5   vs. CLE
Week 11
11.6   vs. OAK
15.1   at CAR
Week 10
BYE  
15.7   at TB
Week 9
-2.2   at MIA
BYE  
Week 8
19.8   at DEN
15.7   vs. DET
Week 7
14.2   vs. KC
11.8   at BAL
Week 6
25.8   at OAK
12.7   vs. CHI
Week 5
21.8   vs. NYJ
14.6   at NYG
Week 4
27.1   vs. JAC
20.1   at MIN
Week 3
19.3   at BUF
23.6   vs. TB
Week 2
25.1   vs. SEA
10.0   at CIN
Week 1
12.5   at ARI
31.4   vs. NO
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Rivers is a mid QB2 with little upside playing on the road against a Ravens team that is 25th against fantasy quarterbacks. Rivers just is not playing well enough to justify big expectations, regardless of the matchup.
Ryan has a terrible matchup against a Cardinals team that is 12th against fantasy quarterbacks and has been playing lights out in recent weeks.