Who Should I Start? - Week 15

Alex Smith or Matt Ryan

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at TB, Mon 8pm EST
Alex SmithA. Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
vs. LAC, Sat 8pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 16-
Best Rank# 4# 6-
Worst Rank# 18# 21-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at TB vs. LAC-
Matchup Rank1330-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp19.817
Pass Yds224.3162.8
Pass TD1.30.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total180.4259.1-
Avg Game13.919.9-
Avg Projection17.217.2-
Week 146.811.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather51 F, Clear-
    
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  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Alex SmithA. Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at CHI
21/30, 321 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
at NE
28/35, 368 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
5 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. GB
19/28, 252 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
21/28, 251 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at DET
24/35, 294 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at LAC
16/21, 155 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. BUF
24/42, 242 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
27/37, 293 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
7 rush, 56 yds, 1 td
Week 5BYE WEEK at HOU
29/37, 324 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
5 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. MIA
24/35, 248 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
vs. PIT
19/34, 246 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at NE
23/33, 233 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
at OAK
25/36, 342 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at NYJ
18/29, 254 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
14/31, 202 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 33 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at CAR
24/38, 313 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at DAL
25/34, 263 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
5 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. DAL
22/29, 215 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
BYE WEEK
Week 11 at SEA
19/27, 195 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
at NYG
27/40, 230 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
5 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. TB
26/35, 317 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
23/36, 199 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
5 rush, 35 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. MIN
16/29, 173 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
19/33, 366 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
1 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. NO
15/27, 221 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. OAK
20/34, 268 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
5 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at TB vs. LAC
Week 16 at NO vs. MIA
Week 17 vs. CAR at DEN
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at TB, Mon 8pm EST
Alex SmithA. Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
vs. LAC, Sat 8pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att35.233.5
Pass Cmp23.921.7
Pass Yards286.5236.4
Pass TDs1.81.6
Ints0.80.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.84.4
Rush Yards5.523.5
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.217.2
   
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Alex SmithA. Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
2017 Points 
Week 117.931.0
Week 214.916.1
Week 313.715.1
Week 48.527.3
Week 526.9
Week 611.915.1
Week 717.025.7
Week 815.913.4
Week 918.418.4
Week 1014.6
Week 1117.07.9
Week 1216.813.5
Week 137.037.6
Week 146.811.1
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at TB, Mon 8pm EST
Alex SmithA. Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
vs. LAC, Sat 8pm EST
Expert 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Ryan has quietly delivered a fairly low-floor, low-ceiling 2017 campaign, as he's surpassed 20 fantasy points just twice this season. The Bucs have allowed the most passing yards of any team this season, and Ryan did throw for 317 yards against them back in Week 12. But at this point, Ryan is coming off of two awful fantasy games in a row, and hasn't yet come close to delivering an elite performance in any game this season. He's just a borderline QB1 this week. 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Buccaneers are just 24th against fantasy quarterbacks, Ryan should have QB1 appeal on the road.