Who Should I Start? - Week 7

Baker Mayfield or Philip Rivers

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. TEN, Sun 9am EDT
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 14-
Best Rank# 5# 8-
Worst Rank# 12# 18-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. TEN at TB-
Matchup Rank281-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.715.3
Pass Yds184180.4
Pass TD11.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total126.152.9-
Avg Game21.013.2-
Avg Projection17.817.5-
Week 614.312.3-
    
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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 at TB
Week 8BYE WEEK at PIT
Week 9 at SEA vs. KC
Week 10 at OAK vs. ATL
Week 11 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. ARI at CIN
Week 13 at PIT at HOU
Week 14 vs. CIN vs. CAR
Week 15 at KC at DEN
Week 16 vs. BAL vs. CIN
Week 17 at DEN at BAL
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. TEN, Sun 9am EDT
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att35.638.8
Pass Cmp23.724.5
Pass Yards278.8288.7
Pass TDs1.91.7
Ints0.50.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.22.6
Rush Yards1.811.4
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.817.5
   
  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
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  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. TEN, Sun 9am EDT
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
at TB, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
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.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
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.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.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Tennessee is 4th against fantasy quarterbacks, but Rivers is a prolific enough passer to be a QB2 in a tough matchup. Mayfield is a great streaming option against the league's 32nd ranked fantasy quarterback defense.