Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Matt Ryan or Philip Rivers

Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan ATL
vs. TB  Thu, 8:25 ET
Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers SD
at BUF  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
89%
11%
ECR
# 6
# 12
Best
# 1
# 3
Worst
# 14
# 18
Ave Projection (?)
19.0
16.9
Best
20.0
17.9
Worst
18.3
15.7
Ave Points / Game
20.7
18.8
Total Fantasy Points
41.5
37.6
Opponent
TB
BUF
Points Allowed (?)
17.4
14.8
Expert Pick %
89%
11%
 Maurile Tremblay
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 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
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Fantasy Football Maniax
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Fox Sports
Micah James
FFMagicMan
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
Steve Olson
StatSims
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
Staff Composite
ESPN
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Mike Rigz
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Fans Fantasy Football
 
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ProjectRoto
 
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2MugsFF
 
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CBS Sports
 
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CBS Sports
 
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NFL.com
 
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4for4.com
 
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The Fake Football
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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FootballGuys
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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Gridiron Experts
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
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The Washington Post
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Eric Mack
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 Kelly Smelser
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 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Adrian Pereira
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 Tony Mauriello
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Get Sports Info
 
 Paul Greco
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 David Dodds
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NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Site Projections
NumberFire
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
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Pyromaniac
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
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Beast Dome
 
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Roto Analysis
 
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The Football Girl
 
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
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RTSports
 
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ProjectRoto
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
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RotoExperts
 
 Wayne Bretsky
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 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Zach Wilkens
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XN Sports
 
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XN Sports
 
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Fantasy Sports LR
 
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Revelation Sports
 
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 Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
ECR
# 6
# 12
Best
# 1
# 3
Worst
# 14
# 18
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
1
10
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
1
12
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
2
13
John Halpin
Fox Sports
3
15
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
3
16
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
3
8
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
3
18
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
3
10
Site Projections
scoutPRO
4
18
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
4
12
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
4
13
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
4
14
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
4
11
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
4
14
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
4
12
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
5
11
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
5
18
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
5
17
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
5
12
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
5
9
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
5
12
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
5
10
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
5
13
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
5
11
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
5
13
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
5
12
Chris Heil
ProjectRoto
5
11
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
5
9
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
5
10
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
5
12
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5
12
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
6
11
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
6
12
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
6
12
Mike Krueger
FFToday
6
10
Adam Rank
NFL.com
6
12
John Paulsen
4for4.com
6
12
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
6
14
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
6
15
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
6
11
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
6
9
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
6
13
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
6
15
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
6
12
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
6
13
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
6
13
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
6
10
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
6
13
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
6
15
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
6
12
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
6
13
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
6
12
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
6
9
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
6
13
Dave Major
XN Sports
6
14
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
6
16
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
6
11
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
6
11
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
6
11
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
6
12
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
6
13
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
6
11
David Dodds
FootballGuys
7
12
Matt Smith
NFL.com
7
11
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
7
12
Site Projections
NumberFire
7
12
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
7
14
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7
9
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
7
12
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
7
9
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
7
14
Justin Boone
The Score
7
12
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
7
12
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
7
11
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
7
17
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
7
10
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
7
12
Jim McCormick
ESPN
7
13
Scott Cullen
TSN
7
9
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
7
12
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
7
18
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
7
12
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
7
12
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
7
9
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
7
16
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
7
15
Staff
Roto Analysis
7
15
Staff Composite
NFL.com
8
12
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
8
15
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
8
9
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
8
13
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
8
12
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
8
11
Bill Enright
FFChamps
8
11
Jeff Paur
RTSports
8
9
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
8
14
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
8
11
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
8
12
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
8
15
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
9
11
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
9
6
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
9
10
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
9
14
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
9
12
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
9
14
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
9
12
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
9
14
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
9
5
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
9
10
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
9
11
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
9
14
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
9
15
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
9
13
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
9
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
9
7
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
9
12
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
9
11
Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
9
11
Micah James
FFMagicMan
9
7
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
10
9
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
10
16
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
11
10
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
11
13
Steve Olson
StatSims
12
3
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
13
12
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
13
9
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
14
9
Matthew Berry
ESPN
N/A
10
Eric Karabell
ESPN
N/A
10
Staff Composite
ESPN
N/A
10
Christopher Harris
ESPN
N/A
11
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
N/A
11
Ave Projection (?)
19.0
16.9
Best
20.0
17.9
Worst
18.3
15.7
Pass Yards
286.0
271.3
Pass TDs
2.0
1.9
Ints
0.4
1.0
Rush Yards
4.7
4.9
Ave Points / Game
20.7
18.8
Total Fantasy Points
41.5
37.6
Week 2
10.0   at CIN
25.1   vs. SEA
Week 1
31.4   vs. NO
12.5   at ARI
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Our early week game is the Falcons vs. Buccaneers. Ryan has been playing extremely well in 2014, continuing the momentum that he had put together in 2013. There is one difference though. He has receivers! Even against a tough Tampa Bay defense Ryan should do just fine.
Looked like a genius against the Seattle Seahawks, a game in which even I gave him no chance. After a stellar 2013, it has to be said. I think Rivers is for real. Until he proves me wrong he deserves to be considered a QB 1 during most weeks.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Bucs D is solid and he looked awful last week. He's back at home and Jake Matthews should return, though.
Rivers is evidently matchup proof, but road game vs Bills isn't going to be easy.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Buccaneers are eighth against fantasy quarterbacks, but Ryan and the Falcons tend to play big at home and the Buccaneers have faced Panthers QB Derek Anderson and Rams QB Austin Davis.
The Bills are just 21st against fantasy quarterbacks, I think Rivers will have a solid game in Buffalo this week