Who Should I Start? - Week 7

Andrew Luck or Philip Rivers

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Luck
QB - IND
Andrew Luck
vs. BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. TEN, Sun 9am EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 11-
Best Rank# 6# 5-
Worst Rank# 16# 12-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. BUF vs. TEN-
Matchup Rank3028-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp2018.7
Pass Yds187.9184
Pass TD1.31
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total125.8126.1-
Avg Game21.021.0-
Avg Projection17.317.8-
Week 622.714.3-
    
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  Andrew Luck
QB - IND
Andrew Luck
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CIN
39/53, 319 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
34/51, 424 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
Week 2 at WAS
21/31, 179 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
4 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
at BUF
23/27, 256 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
3 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at PHI
25/40, 164 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 33 yds, 0 td
at LAR
18/30, 226 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 4 vs. HOU
40/62, 464 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
3 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
25/39, 250 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NE
38/59, 365 pass yds, 3 td, 2 int
vs. OAK
22/27, 339 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at NYJ
23/43, 301 pass yds, 4 td, 3 int
2 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
at CLE
11/20, 207 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
Week 7 vs. BUF vs. TEN
Week 8 at OAKBYE WEEK
Week 9BYE WEEK at SEA
Week 10 vs. JAC at OAK
Week 11 vs. TEN vs. DEN
Week 12 vs. MIA vs. ARI
Week 13 at JAC at PIT
Week 14 at HOU vs. CIN
Week 15 vs. DAL at KC
Week 16 vs. NYG vs. BAL
Week 17 at TEN at DEN
  Andrew Luck
QB - IND
Andrew Luck
vs. BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. TEN, Sun 9am EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att41.735.6
Pass Cmp25.823.7
Pass Yards267.5278.8
Pass TDs2.01.9
Ints1.10.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.31.2
Rush Yards10.31.8
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.317.8
   
  Andrew Luck
QB - IND
Andrew Luck
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2018 Points 
Week 119.529.0
Week 211.422.7
Week 313.917.0
Week 435.721.7
Week 522.621.4
Week 622.714.3
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  Andrew Luck
QB - IND
Andrew Luck
vs. BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. TEN, Sun 9am EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Bills are 5th against fantasy quarterbacks, Luck is a low-upside QB2 at home this week.Tennessee is 4th against fantasy quarterbacks, but Rivers is a prolific enough passer to be a QB2 in a tough matchup.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
With T.Y. Hilton, Luck has still been posting big numbers because the Colts are on pace to pass the ball for an NFL Record 750+ times. He will be a useful start almost every week going forward, but this Sunday versus the Bills may be the exception as they've got one of the best defenses in football this year.Tennessee has improved their pass defense this season, but with the way they defend the run, it seems likely that the Chargers will pass more often than not Sunday morning in London. With Rivers' weapons performing as they have, he's got to be a QB1 in matchups like these.
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
Luck is on a roll right now, at least from a fantasy perspective, tossing at least 300 yards and three touchdowns in three consecutive games. The Bills are not a good matchup, but Luck is at home and playing too well to sit unless you have another really elite option. Rivers has been the definition of a high-floor, low-ceiling fantasy QB. He has thrown for 2+ touchdown passes in every game this season, but has only topped 256 yards passing once since Week 1. The Titans have played strong pass defense, and LA shouldn't have to throw too much to control the game, so Rivers is not a great QB1 option this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Is it possible that we finally see a game where Luck throws the ball less than 40 times? Yes, it's already happened once this season, but it's a rare occasion. Luck is actually on pace to break the all-time record for pass attempts, as his current pace is 768 pass attempts. He's obviously missing a lot of his weapons, though there's a possibility that he starts getting some back soon. Against the Bills though, it's tough to love him as a QB1 this week. Outside of the one game where Kirk Cousins threw 55 attempts against them (needed to as they fell behind big), no other quarterback has totaled more than 40 pass attempts against the Bills. Looking at their last four games, they've been a somewhat elite defense, allowing just 60 combined points to the Vikings, Packers, Titans, and Texans offenses. They've not allowed Cousins, Rodgers, Mariota, or Watson to finish with more than 17.0 fantasy points, and they've all finished outside the top-18 quarterbacks for the week. They've allowed just 6.2 yards per attempt to quarterbacks thus far, which ranks as the third-lowest mark in the NFL. Luck is just a middling QB2 this week whose volume likely won't carry him through.