Who Should I Start? - Week 7

Baker Mayfield or Mitch Trubisky

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
Mitch Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
vs. NE, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
84 of 131 experts
36%
Recommended by
47 of 131 experts
Add Player
Most Accurate Experts 
    
Top ExpertsTop QB ExpertsTop Player Experts See who the Most Accurate Experts would start
Upgrade Now
    
Rankings 
    
ECR# 14# 16-
Best Rank# 8# 12-
Worst Rank# 18# 21-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at TB vs. NE-
Matchup Rank111-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.321.3
Pass Yds180.4230.4
Pass TD1.62.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total52.9104.8-
Avg Game13.221.0-
Avg Projection17.517.0-
Week 612.327.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Baker MayfieldMitch TrubiskyAdd Player
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
6 secs
#14#16-
    
Anthony StaggsA. Staggs
Pyromaniac
26 secs
#11#15-
    
Andrew FerrisA. Ferris
Fantasy Hot Read
2 m
#16#15-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
2 m
#13#14-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
ScoutFantasySports
2 m
#13#16-
    
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
3 m
#10#16-
    
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
3 m
#15#11-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
WalterFootball
4 m
#15#17-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
5 m
#11#19-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
5 m
#18#15-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
NFL Mock
6 m
#12#17-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
Pro Football Focus
6 m
#14#16-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
7 m
#6#16-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Pro Football Focus
8 m
#14#16-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
8 m
#17#15-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
10 m
#15#12-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
13 m
#16#14-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
13 m
#16#17-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
14 m
#14#16-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
14 m
#15#16-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
15 m
#14#16-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
16 m
#12#15-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
17 m
#15#14-
    
John HalpinJ. Halpin
RotoWire.com
22 m
#16#12-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
22 m
#17#15-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
23 m
#17#12-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
Fantrax
24 m
#16#15-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
26 m
#15#14-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
27 m
#17#8-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
Cheesehead TV
27 m
#15#14-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
28 m
#14#16-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
29 m
#8#24-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
32 m
#15#16-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
33 m
#8#14-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
35 m
#16#14-
    
Christian BritoC. Brito
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
35 m
#14#16-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
39 m
#15#14-
    
Brad RichterB. Richter
Going For 2
41 m
#17#5-
    
Michael FlorioM. Florio
Fantrax
43 m
#15#13-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
47 m
#8#14-
    
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
52 m
#21#10-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
53 m
#13#18-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
58 m
#11#17-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 h
#16#12-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#14#17-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyPros
1 h
#14#16-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Gridiron Experts
2 h
#17#16-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
2 h
#15#14-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#13#15-
    
Wayne BretskyW. Bretsky
BretskyBall
2 h
#15#17-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#13#15-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoExperts
3 h
#16#12-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
3 h
#13#15-
    
Kyle KontosK. Kontos
Double K Football
4 h
#15#17-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
5 h
#16#15-
    
Ben StandigB. Standig
The Sports Capitol
5 h
#14#16-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
5 h
#14#16-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
6 h
#7#18-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
7 h
#18#19-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
7 h
#20#19-
    
Tyler LoechnerT. Loec...
Pro Football Focus
8 h
#15#16-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
8 h
#14#13-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
8 h
#17#11-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
8 h
#13#15-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
8 h
#13#16-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
9 h
#16#15-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
The Quant Edge
9 h
#11#15-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
10 h
#13#16-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
10 h
#12#13-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
10 h
#10#21-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
Fantasy Fusion
10 h
#16#13-
    
Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
White Wolf Sports
11 h
#6#16-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
RotoBaller
11 h
#15#12-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
12 h
#15#18-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
ScoutFantasySports
12 h
#15#14-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#11#16-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
12 h
#13#18-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
13 h
#10#20-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Razzball
13 h
#15#16-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
14 h
#14#16-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
14 h
#18#15-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
15 h
#16#15-
    
Jack DelaneyJ. Delaney
Just Fantasy Football
15 h
#14#16-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
Yahoo! Sports
15 h
#10#7-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
FFChamps
17 h
#9#16-
    
Andrew GouldA. Gould
FantasyPros
17 h
#14#18-
    
Jason LongfellowJ. Long...
Razzball
19 h
#18#15-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
19 h
#14#16-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
21 h
#14#16-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
21 h
#14#6-
    
Seth McKinleyS. McKi...
FF Fellas
21 h
#14#17-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
22 h
#14#16-
    
Tim McCulloughT. McCu...
FantasyPros
23 h
#14#16-
    
Dale DeMottD. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
1 d
#13#17-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#17#14-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
Dynasty Trade Calculator
1 d
#17#20-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#9#17-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
#16#15-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#14#16-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#13#15-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
2 d
#15#16-
    
Brendan DonahueB. Donahue
EDSFootball
2 d
#14#15-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 d
#17#16-
    
Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
2 d
#9#12-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
RotoExperts
2 d
#12#14-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#13#16-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
3 d
#14#17-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
Pyromaniac
3 d
#17#15-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Pyromaniac
3 d
#13#16-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
3 d
#14#16-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
3 d
#13#16-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoExperts
3 d
#10#17-
    
Kaz KalitaK. Kalita
Big Guy Fantasy Sports
3 d
#14#16-
    
Emil KadlecE. Kadlec
Football Diehards
3 d
#12#17-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
3 d
#14#16-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
3 d
#14#16-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
3 d
#20#9-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
SoCalledFanEx
3 d
#18#15-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
3 d
#16#14-
    
Adam RankA. Rank
NFL.com
3 d
#12#15-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Fantasy Knuckleheads
3 d
#12#15-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
3 d
#15#17-
    
Michael BellerM. Beller
Sports Illustrated
3 d
#14#17-
    
Scott BarrettS. Barrett
Pro Football Focus
3 d
#16#14-
    
James RapienJ. Rapien
Get Sports Info
3 d
#13#14-
    
Jeremy MawJ. Maw
Going For 2
3 d
#14#15-
    
Brett TalleyB. Talley
Fantasy Alarm
4 d
#16#15-
    
Brent NamejkoB. Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
4 d
#16#14-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Scott Spratt
4 d
#21#14-
    
Mike AlexanderM. Alex...
Friends With Fantasy Benefits
4 d
#11#18-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
4 d
#10#12-
    
  Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
Mitch Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PIT
at GB
23/35, 171 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
7 rush, 32 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at NO
vs. SEA
25/34, 200 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
5 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ
17/23, 201 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
at ARI
24/35, 220 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at OAK
21/41, 295 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
4 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
19/26, 354 pass yds, 6 td, 0 int
3 rush, 53 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. BAL
25/43, 342 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. LAC
22/46, 238 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at MIA
22/31, 316 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
8 rush, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at TB vs. NE
Week 8 at PIT vs. NYJ
Week 9 vs. KC at BUF
Week 10 vs. ATL vs. DET
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. MIN
Week 12 at CIN at DET
Week 13 at HOU at NYG
Week 14 vs. CAR vs. LAR
Week 15 at DEN vs. GB
Week 16 vs. CIN at SF
Week 17 at BAL at MIN
  Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
Mitch Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
vs. NE, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att38.833.6
Pass Cmp24.521.6
Pass Yards288.7248.2
Pass TDs1.71.5
Ints0.90.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.64.5
Rush Yards11.423.7
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.517.0
   
  Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
Mitch Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
2018 Points 
Week 114.0
Week 214.4
Week 39.85.6
Week 412.843.5
Week 518.0
Week 612.327.3
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
Mitch Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
vs. NE, 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.  
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.Here's a list of quarterbacks who've posted a better QB Rating than Trubisky this year: Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Ryan, Patrick Mahomes, and Jared Goff. That's it. The list of quarterbacks I'd rather own than Trubisky in fantasy is much longer than that. 18 of them to be exact, as he's currently my No. 19 quarterback for the remainder of the season. He hasn't played as well as his numbers say he has, and it's only a matter of time before the numbers catch up. It might not be this week, though, as the Patriots are coming off a three-game home stretch. They've only played two games on the road and in those games, they allowed Blake Bortles 377/4 and Matthew Stafford 262/2. Over their last five games, there's just one where they've held the opposing quarterback less than 17.5 fantasy points (Ryan Tannehill). Knowing how much the run-game is struggling to move the ball, Trubisky and the Bears will have to keep up with Brady and company somehow, making him an upside high-end QB2 who's on the streaming radar.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
 Trubisky followed Week 4's six-touchdown barrage by stockpiling another three scores. He cleared 300 passing yards for the second straight week and compiled 100 combined rushing yards in both games. The Patriots have surrendered the 10th-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, so he's on the cusp of streamer consideration.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Mayfield is a great streaming option against the league's 32nd ranked fantasy quarterback defense. Trubisky has 9 touchdown passes in his last two games and he should have QB2 appeal against the Patriots 26th ranked fantasy quarterback defense.