Who Should I Start? - Week 5

Philip Rivers or Russell Wilson

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers SD
vs. NYJ  Sun, 4:25 ET
Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson SEA
at WAS  Mon, 8:30 ET
Expert Pick %
93%
7%
ECR
# 5
# 9
Best
# 1
# 3
Worst
# 11
# 15
Ave Projection (?)
19.6
18.1
Best
22.6
19.7
Worst
17.0
16.9
Ave Points / Game
21.0
19.5
Total Fantasy Points
84.0
58.4
Opponent
NYJ
WAS
Points Allowed (?)
21.4
20.7
Expert Pick %
93%
7%
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Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
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Bloomberg Sports
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
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ESPN
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Brent Namejko
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 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Marc Caviglia
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The New York Times
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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FootballGuys
 
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DavidGonos.com
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
ECR
# 5
# 9
Best
# 1
# 3
Worst
# 11
# 15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
1
8
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
1
7
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
1
10
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
1
3
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
2
7
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
2
9
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
2
8
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
3
8
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
4
13
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
4
7
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
4
8
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
4
13
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
4
11
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
4
10
Matthew Berry
ESPN
4
7
Eric Karabell
ESPN
4
6
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
4
6
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
4
10
David Dodds
FootballGuys
5
10
John Halpin
Fox Sports
5
15
John Paulsen
4for4.com
5
6
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
5
8
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
7
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
5
9
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
5
8
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
5
9
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
5
9
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
5
8
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
5
10
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
5
13
Justin Boone
The Score
5
8
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
5
11
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
5
9
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
5
9
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
5
13
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
5
9
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
5
9
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
5
9
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
5
8
Micah James
FFMagicMan
5
9
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
5
10
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
5
10
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
5
11
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
5
7
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
5
8
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
5
8
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
5
8
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
5
9
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
5
8
Bill Enright
FFChamps
5
8
Christopher Harris
ESPN
5
8
Staff Composite
ESPN
5
6
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
5
9
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
6
11
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
6
11
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
6
8
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
6
9
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
6
5
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
6
7
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
6
10
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6
11
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
6
10
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
7
14
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
7
11
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
7
8
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
7
13
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
7
8
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
8
9
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
9
8
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
9
10
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
10
9
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
10
5
Jeff Paur
RTSports
10
13
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
11
8
Ave Projection (?)
19.6
18.1
Best
22.6
19.7
Worst
17.0
16.9
Pass Yards
267.1
211.3
Pass TDs
2.5
1.9
Ints
0.7
0.3
Rush Yards
3.6
26.2
Ave Points / Game
21.0
19.5
Total Fantasy Points
84.0
58.4
Week 4
27.1   vs. JAC
BYE  
Week 3
19.3   at BUF
22.0   vs. DEN
Week 2
25.1   vs. SEA
17.9   at SD
Week 1
12.5   at ARI
18.5   vs. GB
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.
Washington allows the sixth most fantasy points, Wilson should have QB1 upside coming off his bye week.
  
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.
Wilson has thrown for 2 touchdowns in each game this season. Enjoying a Bye Week 4, he is now fully rested and ready to take aim at the Redskins. Will he continue with his touchdown streak? Probably not. I am a much bigger fan of Wilson for NFL purposes rather than fantasy. Look at the Seattle signal-caller to perform as a QB2 in deeper leagues this week.