Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Aaron Rodgers or Philip Rivers

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Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
vs. SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at DEN, Mon 10pm EDT
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
7 of 7 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 7 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 19
Best Rank# 1# 15
Worst Rank# 6# 21
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent vs. SEA at DEN
Matchup Rank2931
   
   
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp20.719.1
Pass Yds225.8185.8
Pass TD10.8
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total380.0259.0
Avg Game23.816.2
Avg Projection343.9257.2
2016 Average23.816.2
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
Weather
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 4# 19
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 6# 21
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 1# 20
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 1# 19
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 1# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 2# 19
   
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
# 2# 19
   
  Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA at DEN
Week 2 at ATL vs. MIA
Week 3 vs. CIN vs. KC
Week 4 vs. CHI vs. PHI
Week 5 at DAL at NYG
Week 6 at MIN at OAK
Week 7 vs. NO vs. DEN
Week 8BYE WEEK at NE
Week 9 vs. DETBYE WEEK
Week 10 at CHI at JAC
Week 11 vs. BAL vs. BUF
Week 12 at PIT at DAL
Week 13 vs. TB vs. CLE
Week 14 at CLE vs. WAS
Week 15 at CAR at KC
Week 16 vs. MIN at NYJ
Week 17 at DET vs. OAK
  Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
vs. SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at DEN, Mon 10pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att608.9584.8
Pass Cmp395.9361.1
Pass Yards4,438.14,308.4
35.430.5
Ints8.315.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts60.716.8
Rush Yards340.240.5
Rush TDs2.50.2
   
Misc
   
3.95.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points343.9257.2
   
  Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2016 Points 
Week 123.614.6
Week 217.423.8
Week 326.411.4
Week 418.8
Week 515.926.4
Week 612.511.1
Week 723.714.6
Week 833.812.7
Week 926.218.7
Week 1027.517.0
Week 1129.3
Week 1223.119.7
Week 1316.014.8
Week 1421.27.4
Week 1512.014.2
Week 1637.218.9
Week 1734.214.9
  Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
vs. SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at DEN, Mon 10pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Rodgers had 246 yards passing and 3 touchdowns against the Seahawks last year, but that was without S Earl Thomas and with 5 Russell Wilson interceptions. I view Rodgers as a low-end QB1 in a tough matchup.