Who Should I Draft?

Matt Ryan or Philip Rivers (2014)

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Expert Pick %
93%
7%
ECR
# 7
# 15
Best
# 2
# 6
Worst
# 26
# 20
Ave Projection (?)
17.2
16.2
Best
19.9
17.2
Worst
11.8
15.2
Expert Pick %
93%
7%
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The Washington Post
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Fox Sports
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FootballGuys
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XN Sports
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EDSFootball
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StatSims
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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Sportable
 
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Sports Illustrated
 
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The Fake Football
 
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FootballGuys
 
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The Score
 
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DavidGonos.com
 
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DavidGonos.com
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
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Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
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Beast Dome
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
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ProjectRoto
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Tommy Rowan
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 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
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Swollen Dome
 
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USA Today
 
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CBS Sports
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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 Seth Klein
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 John Paulsen
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 Neil Parker
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 Joel Beall
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 Bill Enright
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Razzball
 
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The Washington Post
 
 Sean Morris
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 Mike Clay
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Pro Football Focus
 
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The Fake Football
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
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Get Sports Info
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
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 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
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FFToolbox
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
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Fox Sports
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Doug Orth
FFToday
 
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ProjectRoto
 
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The Fake Football
 
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Gridiron Experts
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
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FootballGuys
 
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ESPN
 
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eDraft
 
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ProjectRoto
 
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TSN
 
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 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
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Bleacher Report
 
 
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
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Breaking Football
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
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Fantasy Couch
 
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LeagueSafePost
 
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Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
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NFL.com
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Bob Henry
FootballGuys
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Staff Rankings
ESPN
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
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STATS
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
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ESPN
 
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Sports Wunderkind
 
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 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
ECR
# 7
# 15
Best
# 2
# 6
Worst
# 26
# 20
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
2
17
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
4
16
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
4
10
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
4
15
John Halpin
Fox Sports
4
12
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
4
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
4
16
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
5
16
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
5
16
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
5
10
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
5
17
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
5
15
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
5
16
Micah James
FFMagicMan
5
18
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
5
16
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
5
16
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
5
15
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
5
9
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
5
9
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
5
15
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
5
15
Chris Heil
Sportable
7
15
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
5
17
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
5
9
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
5
17
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
5
13
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
6
17
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
6
15
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
6
14
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
6
15
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
6
16
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
6
15
Justin Boone
The Score
6
15
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
6
14
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
6
16
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
6
14
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
6
14
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6
15
Mike Krueger
FFToday
6
15
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
6
13
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
6
17
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
6
15
Jim McCormick
ESPN
6
15
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
6
18
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
6
7
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
6
14
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
6
17
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
6
14
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
6
17
Jeff Paur
RTSports
6
11
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
6
17
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
6
15
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
6
13
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
6
15
Cory Bonini
USA Today
6
10
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
7
12
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
7
12
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
7
16
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
7
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
7
16
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
7
16
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
7
13
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
7
15
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
7
13
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
7
15
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
7
18
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
7
12
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
7
12
Seth Klein
Razzball
7
14
John Paulsen
4for4.com
7
13
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
7
15
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
7
9
Bill Enright
FFChamps
7
10
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
7
10
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
7
15
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
7
14
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
7
15
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
7
15
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
8
15
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
8
15
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
8
19
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
8
14
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
8
15
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
8
16
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
8
16
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
10
17
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
8
14
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
8
15
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
8
14
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
8
14
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
8
16
Doug Orth
FFToday
8
16
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
9
18
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
9
16
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
9
17
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
9
11
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
9
14
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
9
8
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
14
18
David Dodds
FootballGuys
9
15
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
9
16
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
9
20
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
9
15
Eric Karabell
ESPN
9
15
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
9
14
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
9
15
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
9
16
Scott Cullen
TSN
9
14
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
9
16
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
9
15
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
10
13
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
10
16

10
11
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
10
15
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
10
13
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
10
16
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
10
14
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
10
14
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
10
15
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
11
17
Adam Rank
NFL.com
11
16
Staff Composite
NFL.com
11
14
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
11
6
Christopher Harris
ESPN
11
13
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
11
15
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
11
17
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
11
14
Staff Rankings
ESPN
11
14
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
11
17
Sean Koerner
STATS
11
15
Staff
Roto Analysis
11
13
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
12
13
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
12
14
Matthew Berry
ESPN
12
15
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
12
14
Site Projections
scoutPRO
12
19
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
13
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
13
11
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
13
14
Jason Smith
NFL.com
13
12
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
13
17
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
13
14
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
14
8
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
14
18
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
14
8
Matt Smith
NFL.com
15
13
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
15
17
Dave Major
XN Sports
16
13
Steve Olson
StatSims
16
9
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
26
10
Ave Projection (?)
17.2
16.2
Best
19.9
17.2
Worst
11.8
15.2
Pass Yards
288.5
273.2
Pass TDs
1.7
1.8
Ints
0.8
1.0
Rush Yards
4.8
2.2
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Top fantasy QB in W1 (448/3); I like his chances of reaching 5K pass yards after falling a little short past 2 years
 
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
2014 draft positives include 1st rounder T Matthews and the pass-friendly Freeman.
Underrated QB1 potential typically going in the 9-10th round.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Expect a major bounce back year out of Matty-Ice. A porous defense will put Atlanta in the position for many many shootouts this year. With TE Tony Gonzalez gone the Falcons weren’t interested in refilling his position. Instead, they added another WR, Harry Douglas, which gives Ryan three great WR options. Julio Jones has already been spotted running, cutting, juking – we don’t see his left foot being any concern this season. A healthy WR Corps, a 31 year old RB Steven Jackson, a bad Defense and a pass happy OC Dirk Koetter is more than enough to expect Atlanta to lead the league in pass attempts this season.
Rivers was named the 2013 Comeback Player of the Year last season as he shocked the world in the process. An area of concern for future Rivers owners is that HC – Mike McCoy transitioned the offense from a quick-hitting passing attack to a more heavy run offense, as Rivers only threw for 30+ Passing Attempts only once in the final six games of the season. Even though Rivers finished as a top-line fantasy quarterback in 2013, we feel that there are 13 other trustworthy options out there to roll with who can lead you to a championship.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
For all the same reasons as Romo. Will be a solid fantasy option this year.
 
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
He is extremely consistent and safe. There is no doubt he will put up 4,000 yards and 30 TDs. It's too hard not to draft him at QB.
People are still thinking about 2012, but last year he did put up over 4,000 yards and over 30 TDs. You have to love those numbers from a fantasy perspective.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
In 2013 Matt Ryan was one of only 3 quarterbacks in fantasy football to have double-digit 20-point weeks along with having at least 7 300+ passing yard games. Considering that Roddy White, Julio Jones and Steven Jackson weren't much to rely on because of injuries and you have to walk away impressed with the quarterbacks campaign. He also had a positive 0.375 FFLockerRoom True Proficiency Game Average. http://fflockerroom.com/2014/07/25/2014-fantasy-football-draft-preparation-quarterback-proficiency/
Rivers has bounced back and once again become one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. He is a pretty competent fantasy football gunslinger as well.
  
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
Since the Falcons switched to their uptempo, pass heavy attack we have been unable to figure out why Matt Ryan is consistently overlooked in fantasy formats. Sure, he might not put up the most touchdowns in the league, but with this poor defense he will be playing catch-up more often than not, meaning plenty of yards and fantasy production. If you want to wait on a QB, Ryan offers some of the best value around
Rivers enjoyed a bounceback 2013 courtesy of Mike McCoy. Expect similar numbers this season as the Chargers return the majority of their key players from a year ago
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Matt Ryan was without Julio Jones and a healthy Roddy White most of last season and it showed. He did throw the ball a ton, with the second most attempts by any QB last season, but ended up as the 14th best fantasy QB with no playmakers to do anything with all those passes. He finished as the 6th best fantasy QB in 2012 and there's no reason he can't match that finish with Jones and White healthy.
 
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Better health for Julio and Roddy will help, but Gonzo's retirement hurts.
Has thrown for 4,000+ yards in 5 of last 6 years with solid TD totals.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Ryan had poor protection and his weapons were banged up. Expect a big rebound in 2014.
Rivers revived his career in a new system last year. Expect more of the same from him in 2014.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
I think Ryan is one of the most overrated fantasy players in the NFL this year. First, WR Roddy White is starting to advance in age and TE Tony Gonzalez retired and no viable replacement brought into the fold. Also, the Falcons play the NFC West and AFC North this year, divisions loaded with tough defenses. I think Ryan is a middle of the road fantasy QB2, not an elite option.
Rivers had a bounce back year in 2013, but toward the end of the season, the Chargers turned into a run oriented team that did not pass as much. I think Rivers has a strong year in 2014, but I think a run oriented offense will keep him at the back of the Top 10. The Chargers clearly intend to be a running team with the addition of RB Donald Brown to an already crowded backfield.