Who Should I Start? - Week 12

Matt Ryan or Philip Rivers

Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan ATL
vs. CLE  Sun, 1:00 ET
Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers SD
vs. STL  Sun, 4:05 ET
Probable - Ribs
Expert Pick %
72%
28%
ECR
# 11
# 15
Best
# 6
# 2
Worst
# 24
# 21
Ave Projection (?)
15.8
16.5
Best
19.7
20.2
Worst
13.2
14.0
Ave Points / Game
16.9
17.1
Total Fantasy Points
186.4
188.6
Opponent
CLE
STL
Points Allowed (?)
13.8
18.0
Expert Pick %
72%
28%
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CBS Sports
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Pro Football Focus
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Fox Sports
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Bill Enright
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 Dan Yanotchko
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Pro Football Focus
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Ryan Rufe
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ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
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The Fake Football
 
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Coach Esser
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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The Fake Football
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
ECR
# 11
# 15
Best
# 6
# 2
Worst
# 24
# 21
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
6
19
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
6
15
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
7
17
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
7
10
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
7
15
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
7
15
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
7
13
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
7
15
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
7
17
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
11
Jeff Paur
RTSports
8
10
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
8
16
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
8
15
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
8
6
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
9
17
David Dodds
FootballGuys
9
16
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
9
16
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
9
10
John Paulsen
4for4.com
9
15
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
17
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
9
15
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
9
16
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
9
11
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
9
14
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
9
13
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
9
14
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
9
18
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
9
15
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
9
15
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
9
12
John Halpin
Fox Sports
9
17
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
9
11
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
9
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
9
16
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
9
14
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
9
16
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
10
16
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
10
7
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
10
12
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
10
13
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
10
15
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
10
20
Justin Boone
The Score
10
14
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
10
15
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
10
8
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
10
14
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
10
14
Dave Major
XN Sports
10
14
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
10
9
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
10
16
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
10
15
Staff
Roto Analysis
10
16
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
10
21
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
11
16
Site Projections
scoutPRO
11
19
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
11
10
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
11
21
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
11
12
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
11
14
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
11
9
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
11
18
Matthew Berry
ESPN
11
15
Eric Karabell
ESPN
11
12
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
11
14
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
11
19
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
11
14
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
11
17
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
11
13
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
11
13
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
11
15
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
11
16
Adam Rank
NFL.com
12
14
Staff Composite
NFL.com
12
10
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
12
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
12
17
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
12
14
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
12
13
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
12
14
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
12
15
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
12
16
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
12
16
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
12
17
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
12
16
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
12
9
Scott Cullen
TSN
12
15
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
12
8
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
12
15
Chris Heil
Sportable
12
14
Steve Olson
StatSims
12
2
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
13
14
Site Projections
numberFire
13
15
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
13
16
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
13
11
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
13
16
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
13
12
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
13
14
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
13
11
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
13
21
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
13
6
Christopher Harris
ESPN
13
14
Staff Composite
ESPN
13
15
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
13
17
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
13
16
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
13
19
Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
13
20
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
13
8
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
14
15
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
14
13
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
14
16
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
14
10
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
14
15
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
14
16
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
14
10
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
14
13
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
15
14
Matt Smith
NFL.com
15
11
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
15
11
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
15
14
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
15
10
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
15
19
Mike Krueger
FFToday
16
12
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
16
6
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
16
10
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
16
11
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
16
20
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
17
11
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
17
16
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
18
15
Bill Enright
FFChamps
18
6
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
18
14
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
18
12
Micah James
FFMagicMan
20
19
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
21
15
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
24
12
Ave Projection (?)
15.8
16.5
Best
19.7
20.2
Worst
13.2
14.0
Pass Yards
263.7
252.6
Pass TDs
1.6
1.8
Ints
0.7
0.7
Rush Yards
4.2
4.2
Ave Points / Game
16.9
17.1
Total Fantasy Points
186.4
188.6
Week 11
15.1   at CAR
11.6   vs. OAK
Week 10
15.7   at TB
BYE  
Week 9
BYE  
-2.2   at MIA
Week 8
15.7   vs. DET
19.8   at DEN
Week 7
11.8   at BAL
14.2   vs. KC
Week 6
12.7   vs. CHI
25.8   at OAK
Week 5
14.6   at NYG
21.8   vs. NYJ
Week 4
20.1   at MIN
27.1   vs. JAC
Week 3
23.6   vs. TB
19.3   at BUF
Week 2
10.0   at CIN
25.1   vs. SEA
Week 1
31.4   vs. NO
12.5   at ARI
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Browns rank 6th against fantasy quarterbacks this year, but Ryan is still a QB1 option playing at home.
Rivers has just 1 touchdown and 3 picks in his last 3 games and goes against a Rams D that held the Broncos to 7 points last week. Rivers is a dicey QB2 that is struggling in recent weeks.