Who Should I Start? - Week 7

Baker Mayfield or Blake Bortles

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 14# 17-
Best Rank# 2# 6-
Worst Rank# 18# 22-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at TB vs. HOU-
Matchup Rank117-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.320
Pass Yds180.4210.7
Pass TD1.61.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total52.9109.8-
Avg Game13.218.3-
Avg Projection17.517.6-
Week 612.310.2-
    
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  Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PIT
at NYG
18/33, 176 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 42 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at NO
vs. NE
29/45, 377 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
6 rush, 35 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ
17/23, 201 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
21/34, 155 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
5 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at OAK
21/41, 295 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
4 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
29/38, 388 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, 28 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. BAL
25/43, 342 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
at KC
33/61, 430 pass yds, 1 td, 4 int
4 rush, 34 yds, 1 td
Week 6 vs. LAC
22/46, 238 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at DAL
15/26, 149 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at TB vs. HOU
Week 8 at PIT vs. PHI
Week 9 vs. KCBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. ATL at IND
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. PIT
Week 12 at CIN at BUF
Week 13 at HOU vs. IND
Week 14 vs. CAR at TEN
Week 15 at DEN vs. WAS
Week 16 vs. CIN at MIA
Week 17 at BAL at HOU
  Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att38.835.0
Pass Cmp24.521.6
Pass Yards288.7250.9
Pass TDs1.71.7
Ints0.91.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.64.2
Rush Yards11.423.3
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.517.6
   
  Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
2018 Points 
Week 113.2
Week 232.6
Week 39.88.9
Week 412.824.3
Week 518.020.6
Week 612.310.2
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Week 17
  Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
vs. HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Baker is banged up with an ankle injury, but he doesn't even appear on the injury report because we know he will be playing. Tampa, meanwhile, has the worst secondary in all of football this season, making Mayfield a top streamer this week. 
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
Mayfield injured his ankle and showed his inexperience for the first time in last week's lop-sided loss to the Chargers, but he'll have an excellent chance to rebound against a very forgiving Buccaneers defense. This could be the breakout performance that Browns fans and fantasy owners have been waiting for, so Mayfield is a solid streaming option as long as his ankle is not an issue. Bortles continued his Jekyll and Hyde act last week in Dallas, throwing for under 180 yards for the third time this season. He's thrown for at least 375 yards in the other three games. There's really no telling whether "Bad Blake" or "Good Blake" will show up this week, but he can't be confidently deployed as a streamer against the Texans.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's been a bit of a bumpy road for the rookie, who was shoved into a first-team role without any reps, though that excuse will wear out here relatively soon, as he's now had three weeks preparing as the starter. But here's the thing… opposite of Mitch Trubisky, Mayfield's production doesn't match what you see on the field. He's poised in the pocket, maneuvers well, and throws with precision, though his receivers haven't helped him out to this point. His wide receivers have a 9.8 drop percentage, which ranks as the most in the NFL. In fact, there's just two other quarterbacks whose receivers have more than a 6.6 percent drop rate. Mayfield tweaked his ankle while running out of bounds last week, but he's reportedly going to be fine. The Bucs might be the cure for his ailments, as they've now allowed five straight quarterbacks to throw for at least 334 yards, and 4-of-5 to throw for at least three touchdowns. It forced them to fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith last week, promoting linebackers coach Mark Duffner to be the interim coordinator. There was definitely issues in the scheme, but the talent is just not there for the Bucs to succeed, as they have a weak trio of cornerbacks (that includes two rookies) who are now dealing with injuries and are down to their second-string safety after Chris Conte went to injured reserve. Provided Mayfield is healthy heading into this game, he should be started as a low-end QB1.He's now down to his third-string left tackle, as both Cam Robinson and Josh Wells have found their way to injured reserve. It's allowed him to be sacked eight times over the last two games after being sacked just six times in the first four games. The Texans pass-rush has been solid with J.J. Watt back disrupting the middle of the field, as they've racked-up 12 sacks over their last four games. If a quarterback can get protection, their secondary is exploitable, as they've allowed at least 7.2 yards per attempt to every quarterback not named Blaine Gabbert or Josh Allen. They also stop the run very well (allowed just one rushing touchdown all year), which means it's going to be on Bortles to win this game. This game will be at home, which is where Bortles has played well against the Texans, averaging 281.8 yards and 2.3 touchdowns in the four games.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Mayfield is a great streaming option against the league's 32nd ranked fantasy quarterback defense. Houston is 15th against fantasy quarterbacks, but Bortles must play much better than he has the last 2 weeks to be fantasy relevant.