Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Alex Smith or Matt Ryan

 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at NO, Mon 8pm EDT
Alex Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert
Recommendation
99%
Recommended by
140 of 141 experts
1%
Recommended by
1 of 141 experts
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Statistics 
   
Avg Projection18.915.7
Week 227.83.6
   
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Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Alex Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
2016 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB vs. SD
Week 2 at OAK at HOU
Week 3 at NO vs. NYJ
Week 4 vs. CAR at PIT
Week 5 at DENBYE WEEK
Week 6 at SEA at OAK
Week 7 vs. SD vs. NO
Week 8 vs. GB at IND
Week 9 at TB vs. JAC
Week 10 at PHI at CAR
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. TB
Week 12 vs. ARI at DEN
Week 13 vs. KC at ATL
Week 14 at LA vs. OAK
Week 15 vs. SF vs. TEN
Week 16 at CAR vs. DEN
Week 17 vs. NO at SD
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at NO, Mon 8pm EDT
Alex Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att38.432.7
Pass Cmp26.120.7
Pass Yards322.0229.3
1.81.4
Ints0.60.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.64.4
Rush Yards4.221.2
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
0.30.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.915.7
   
 
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Alex Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
2016 Points 
Week 124.428.0
Week 227.83.6
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Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at NO, Mon 8pm EDT
Alex Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
FantasyPros Staff
FantasyPros
Matt Ryan has been playing his best football of his career and it should continue Monday night against the hapless Saints defense. Expect him to toss 40 passes as they attempt to keep up with the high flying Saints defense. 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Ryan is your No. 1 fantasy quarterback so far this year, with 365 yards passing per game with a total of five touchdowns to one interception. The Saints have only given up one passing touchdown this season, but they've allowed 343.5 yards passing per game. They are a bad defense and the touchdowns will come.  
FantasyPros Staff
FantasyPros
 Smith produced the second-lowest (0.19) fantasy points per drop back in Week 2. We continue to view him as a low-end QB2.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Saints D rebounded after a bad opener, but Ryan is the top-ranked fantasy quarterback after two weeks and he should be a good option in New Orleans against a suspect D.