Andy Dalton or Philip Rivers

Who Should I Start? - Week 8

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Andy DaltonA. Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
at LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 23rd, 2019
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 20# 25-
Best Rank# 10# 23-
Worst Rank# 22# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CHI at LAR-
Matchup Rank2722-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp17.619.3
Pass Yds157.7204.3
Pass TD0.71.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total120.9117.9-
Avg Game17.316.8-
Avg Projection13.613.6-
Week 721.221.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather60 F, Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Indoor-
    
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22 m
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40 m
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#19#23-
    
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#19#25-
    
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#19#25-
    
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  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Andy DaltonA. Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND
25/34, 333 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
at SEA
35/51, 418 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 2 at DET
21/36, 293 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
26/42, 311 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. HOU
31/46, 318 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
at BUF
20/36, 249 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 1 td
Week 4 at MIA
24/30, 310 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at PIT
21/37, 171 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
3 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. DEN
32/48, 211 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
27/38, 262 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. PIT
26/44, 320 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at BAL
21/39, 235 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 1 td
Week 7 at TEN
24/38, 329 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
vs. JAC
22/43, 276 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
4 rush, 33 yds, 1 td
Week 8 at CHI at LAR
Week 9 vs. GBBYE WEEK
Week 10 at OAK vs. BAL
Week 11 vs. KC at OAK
Week 12BYE WEEK vs. PIT
Week 13 at DEN vs. NYJ
Week 14 at JAC at CLE
Week 15 vs. MIN vs. NE
Week 16 vs. OAK at MIA
Week 17 at KC vs. CLE
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Andy DaltonA. Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
at LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att35.037.5
Pass Cmp24.023.0
Pass Yards254.8245.1
Pass TDs1.31.2
Ints0.81.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.02.2
Rush Yards1.67.8
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points13.613.6
   
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Andy DaltonA. Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
2019 Points 
Week 124.920.7
Week 211.919.6
Week 319.618.1
Week 420.44.6
Week 56.119.0
Week 616.814.6
Week 721.221.3
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  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Andy DaltonA. Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
at LAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
Rivers has been fine this year, and not much more than that. He has 11 touchdowns and eight turnovers, though he has thrown for 293 yards or more in all but one game. We're generally avoiding him away against the Bears defense in Week 8. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 After a promising start under Zac Taylor where he threw for over 310 yards in each of the first two games while throwing four touchdowns and one interception, Dalton has been a ticking time-bomb. He's now averaged just 238.8 yards over the last five games while throwing four touchdowns and seven interceptions. It doesn't help that he's without John Ross, A.J. Green, and three starting offensive linemen, but it's still tough watching things trend in the wrong direction. The Rams revamped defense with Jalen Ramsey looked mighty good against the Falcons in Week 7, as they held Matt Ryan to just 16-of-27 passing for 159 yards and no touchdowns before exiting with an ankle injury. It's difficult to take much away from one game, but it was somewhat of a statement going into Atlanta and slowing down an offense that had scored 65 points the previous two weeks. With the offensive line crumbling in front of him, you must wonder how Dalton will make it out alive against Aaron Donald and the Rams pass-rush this week. Oddsmakers seem to agree, as the Bengals are projected for just 17.8 points in this game. Dalton should not be on the streaming radar this week and makes for a questionable QB2 even in 2QB/Superflex formats.