Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Cam Newton or Philip Rivers

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Experts' Pick
 
  Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at ATL, Sun 4pm EST
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. OAK, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 3# 5-
Best Rank# 1# 1-
Worst Rank# 14# 9-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at SF at DEN-
Matchup Rank1232-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp21.518.4
Pass Yds235.3200.6
Pass TD1.71.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total254.3259.0-
Avg Game17.016.2-
Avg Projection19.417.8-
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12/31
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12/31
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12/31
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12/31
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12/31
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12/31
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12/31
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12/31
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12/31
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12/31
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12/31
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12/31
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12/31
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12/31
#4#2-
    
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12/31
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12/31
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12/30
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12/30
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12/30
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12/30
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12/30
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12/30
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12/28
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12/28
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12/28
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12/28
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12/28
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12/27
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12/27
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12/26
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12/26
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12/26
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  Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF
14/25, 171 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
6 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at DEN
22/33, 192 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
Week 2 vs. BUF
20/32, 228 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
5 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
31/39, 331 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NO
17/26, 167 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
3 rush, 16 yds, 1 td
vs. KC
20/40, 237 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
Week 4 at NE
22/29, 316 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
8 rush, 44 yds, 1 td
vs. PHI
22/38, 347 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 5 at DET
26/33, 355 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at NYG
21/44, 258 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. PHI
28/52, 239 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
11 rush, 71 yds, 1 td
at OAK
25/36, 268 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at CHI
21/34, 211 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
9 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
15/26, 183 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 8 at TB
18/32, 154 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
11 rush, 44 yds, 0 td
at NE
17/30, 212 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
Week 9 vs. ATL
13/24, 137 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
9 rush, 86 yds, 1 td
BYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. MIA
21/35, 254 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
5 rush, 95 yds, 0 td
at JAC
21/37, 235 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. BUF
20/32, 251 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 12 at NYJ
11/28, 168 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
9 rush, 28 yds, 1 td
at DAL
27/33, 434 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
5 rush, -5 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at NO
17/27, 183 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 51 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
31/43, 344 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. MIN
13/25, 137 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
11 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
18/31, 319 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 15 vs. GB
20/31, 242 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
14 rush, 58 yds, 0 td
at KC
20/36, 227 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
Week 16 vs. TB
16/25, 160 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
14 rush, 52 yds, 1 td
at NYJ
22/40, 290 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 17 at ATL vs. OAK
  Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at ATL, Sun 4pm EST
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att31.236.1
Pass Cmp18.923.1
Pass Yards221.9281.5
Pass TDs1.42.0
Ints0.80.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts7.61.1
Rush Yards41.61.4
Rush TDs0.40.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.417.8
   
  Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2016 Points 
Week 121.214.6
Week 229.823.8
Week 313.111.4
Week 415.618.8
Week 526.4
Week 627.011.1
Week 714.6
Week 812.812.7
Week 914.618.7
Week 1023.817.0
Week 1112.4
Week 1220.419.7
Week 1312.514.8
Week 1411.57.4
Week 1520.014.2
Week 1611.518.9
Week 178.114.9
  Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at ATL, Sun 4pm EST
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
 With the season on the line for the Chargers and Melvin Gordon and/or Austin Ekeler likely to be out, expect Rivers to throw 40+ passes against the Raiders. He is a safe bet to be a high-end QB1 this weekend.
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
If the Saints win, the Panthers are the No. 5 seed regardless of outcome against Atlanta.They need to win and have the Titans lose to the Jags. Rivers and co. will be playing for keeps.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Newton had only 137 yards passing the last time these teams played, but he also had 86 yards rushing and a touchdown. He is a QB1 for the fantasy playoffs.The Raiders are 14th against fantasy quarterbacks, Rivers is a borderline QB1 this week.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Newton surprisingly struggled against the Bucs, though he salvaged his day with a late rushing touchdown. The Panthers have made the playoffs but their exact playoff position could vary widely, and even could include a first-round bye, so expect them to be pulling out all the stops against Atlanta in Week 17. The Falcons are equally motivated, needing a win to guarantee a playoff spot, but they've been mediocre against quarterbacks for much of the season, including against Newton and the Panthers a few weeks back. Newton makes an excellent option in Week 17.