Who Should I Start? - Week 15

Baker Mayfield or Philip Rivers

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at KC, Thu 8pm EST
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
at DEN, Sat 8pm EST
 
 
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ECR# 6# 18-
Best Rank# 2# 13-
Worst Rank# 12# 20-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at KC at DEN-
Matchup Rank122-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp20.818.9
Pass Yds223.3214.6
Pass TD1.41.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total274.6181.9-
Avg Game19.616.5-
Avg Projection19.316.1-
Week 1413.513.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather52 F, Clear41 F, Clear-
    
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  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. KC
34/51, 424 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
vs. PIT
Week 2 at BUF
23/27, 256 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
3 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
at NO
Week 3 at LAR
18/30, 226 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
vs. NYJ
17/23, 201 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. SF
25/39, 250 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
at OAK
21/41, 295 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
4 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. OAK
22/27, 339 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
vs. BAL
25/43, 342 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at CLE
11/20, 207 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
vs. LAC
22/46, 238 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. TEN
19/26, 306 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at TB
23/34, 215 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 43 yds, 0 td
Week 8BYE WEEK at PIT
22/36, 180 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at SEA
13/26, 228 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
vs. KC
29/42, 297 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
Week 10 at OAK
18/26, 223 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
17/20, 216 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
6 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. DEN
28/43, 401 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
1 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. ARI
28/29, 259 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at CIN
19/26, 258 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at PIT
26/36, 299 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
at HOU
29/43, 397 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
Week 14 vs. CIN
19/29, 220 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
18/22, 238 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at KC at DEN
Week 16 vs. BAL vs. CIN
Week 17 at DEN at BAL
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at KC, Thu 8pm EST
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
at DEN, Sat 8pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att37.635.6
Pass Cmp25.522.5
Pass Yards309.8268.5
Pass TDs2.11.7
Ints0.71.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.02.1
Rush Yards1.810.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.316.1
   
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
2018 Points 
Week 129.0
Week 222.7
Week 317.09.8
Week 421.712.8
Week 521.418.0
Week 614.312.3
Week 720.120.9
Week 814.1
Week 917.117.9
Week 1015.022.6
Week 1119.6
Week 1220.725.9
Week 1324.013.9
Week 1413.513.7
Week 1518.5
Week 16
Week 17
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at KC, Thu 8pm EST
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
at DEN, Sat 8pm EST
Expert 
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
Rivers had a surprisingly lackluster fantasy performance last time out against Cincinnati, throwing for just 220 yards and failing to throw multiple touchdown passes for the first time all year. But he showed remarkable statistical consistency before that, so there is no need to overreact. A perhaps greater concern is Rivers' shaky track record at Arrowhead -- he's thrown just two touchdowns and four interceptions over his last three trips to Kansas City, throwing for fewer than 250 passing yards each time. Still, this game sets up as a solid bounce back opportunity for Rivers, as the Chiefs allow the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs and Rivers should need to throw often to keep up with Kansas City's high-powered offense. He's a solid QB1.Mayfield was very efficient in leading the Browns to a victory over Carolina last week, but it didn't translate into big fantasy production. He's face off with a Broncos defense this week that will be missing top corner Chris Harris, but a trip to Mile High is still a tough assignment for a rookie QB. Mayfield has earned every-week starter status in two-QB leagues, but this isn't the best week to stream him in single QB formats.
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
Threw for 424 yards and 3 TDs vs KC in season openerDEN has allowed 300 yards-plus passing in 3 of last 4 including last week to SF
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 It wasn't a massive fantasy performance out of Mayfield last week, though he was very efficient while completing 18-of-22 passes for 238 yards (10.8 yards per attempt). Teams have had trouble running the ball against the Broncos as of late, so we should see the attempts rise a bit this week. After losing Chris Harris Jr. in the secondary, the Broncos are suddenly a matchup to target for opposing quarterbacks. Nick Mullens took full advantage last week when he piled up 332 yards and two touchdowns on just 33 attempts, while missing his starting running back and possession receiver. Truth be told, the Broncos have been on a downward spiral for quite some time now, as they've allowed 324.5 pass yards per game and 9.0 yards per attempt over the last six weeks. They've also allowed 12 passing touchdowns in that time but have intercepted seven passes as well. They'll be without Harris Jr. and potentially Tramaine Brock as well, so we should see Mayfield back on the streaming radar for this game. They're projected for just 20.5 points but that feels a bit low. He should be considered a high-end QB2 this week against a Broncos team trending in the wrong direction.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Rivers had 424 yards passing and 3 passing touchdown the last time these teams played, even though he has lost 9 straight games to the Chiefs, he should still be a QB1 this week. The Broncos are 17th against fantasy quarterbacks, Mayfield is a low-upside QB2 at home.