Who Should I Start? - Week 5

Matt Ryan or Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers SD
vs. NYJ  Sun, 4:25 ET
Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan ATL
at NYG  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
86%
14%
ECR
# 5
# 7
Best
# 1
# 3
Worst
# 11
# 14
Ave Projection (?)
19.6
18.6
Best
22.6
20.1
Worst
17.0
17.6
Ave Points / Game
21.0
21.3
Total Fantasy Points
84.0
85.2
Opponent
NYJ
NYG
Points Allowed (?)
21.4
15.2
Expert Pick %
86%
14%
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 Justin Boone
The Score
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
Jeff Paur
RTSports
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Brent Namejko
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 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
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ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
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CBS Sports
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
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Bloomberg Sports
 
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ProjectRoto
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
ECR
# 5
# 7
Best
# 1
# 3
Worst
# 11
# 14
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
2
3
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
7
4
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
10
4
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
5
4
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
9
4
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
8
4
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
7
5
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
6
5
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
1
5
David Dodds
FootballGuys
5
6
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
6
Justin Boone
The Score
5
6
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
9
6
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
5
6
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
5
6
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
5
6
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
5
6
Christopher Harris
ESPN
5
6
Jeff Paur
RTSports
10
6
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
4
7
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
5
7
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
5
7
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
5
7
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
5
7
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
5
7
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
3
7
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
5
7
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
4
7
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
5
7
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
5
7
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
5
7
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
5
7
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
5
7
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6
7
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
4
7
Micah James
FFMagicMan
5
7
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
5
7
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
5
7
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
5
7
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
4
7
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
5
7
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
4
7
John Paulsen
4for4.com
5
8
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
6
8
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
6
8
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
7
8
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
5
8
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
6
8
Eric Karabell
ESPN
4
8
Staff Composite
ESPN
5
8
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
6
9
John Halpin
Fox Sports
5
9
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
2
9
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
4
9
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
5
9
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
1
9
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
5
9
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
5
9
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
5
9
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
5
9
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
1
9
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
1
9
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
6
10
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
7
10
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
6
10
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
2
10
Matthew Berry
ESPN
4
10
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
11
10
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
10
11
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
6
11
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
4
11
Bill Enright
FFChamps
5
11
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
4
12
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
7
14
Ave Projection (?)
19.6
18.6
Best
22.6
20.1
Worst
17.0
17.6
Pass Yards
267.1
311.7
Pass TDs
2.5
2.0
Ints
0.7
1.1
Rush Yards
3.6
6.3
Ave Points / Game
21.0
21.3
Total Fantasy Points
84.0
85.2
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
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
The Jets have been scorched time-and-time-again this season by opposing passing offenses. Look for it to continue as Rivers, who is averaging 289 yards a week to go along with 2.25 touchdowns, should perform as a top-5 option.
Not sure what Ryan needs to do to start getting proper respect, but after his third 3-touchdown performance of 2014 I will continue to pimp him as a very good QB1. His domination will continue into Week 5 against the Giants.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Rivers is on a tear right now, the Chargers are at home again and the Jets allow the 4th most points to fantasy quarterbacks.
The Falcons play horrible on the road, but Ryan is playing at a high level right now and should be able to put up points against the Giants 21st ranked fantasy quarterback defense.