Who Should I Start? - Week 15

Cam Newton or Philip Rivers

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
vs. GB, Sun 1pm EST
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at KC, Sat 8pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 7-
Best Rank# 1# 2-
Worst Rank# 12# 20-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. GB at KC-
Matchup Rank157-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.416.6
Pass Yds195.3201.9
Pass TD1.41.2
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total241.3219.8-
Avg Game18.616.9-
Avg Projection19.617.6-
Week 1414.520.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather42 F, Mostly Cloudy46 F, Clear-
    
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  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Philip RiversP. 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 at KC
Week 16 vs. TB at NYJ
Week 17 at ATL vs. OAK
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
vs. GB, Sun 1pm EST
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at KC, Sat 8pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att31.637.2
Pass Cmp19.323.6
Pass Yards236.0287.9
Pass TDs1.72.0
Ints0.70.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts7.11.0
Rush Yards37.41.2
Rush TDs0.30.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.617.6
   
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2017 Points 
Week 113.117.7
Week 211.817.2
Week 38.33.5
Week 433.019.9
Week 526.220.8
Week 620.714.3
Week 77.415.3
Week 812.610.5
Week 920.1
Week 1035.715.3
Week 1118.0
Week 1217.528.9
Week 1320.417.6
Week 1414.520.8
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
vs. GB, Sun 1pm EST
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at KC, Sat 8pm EST
Expert 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Newton salvaged his fantasy day last weekend against the Vikings with a late 62-yard run, though he still managed just 137 yards passing and one touchdown. Things should be better for Newton this weekend against a mediocre Packers defense. With Aaron Rodgers back, it's likely that the Panthers are going to need points to keep up with Green Bay, which should allow Newton to pile on the fantasy points, regardless of his inefficiency. He's a strong QB1 play this weekend. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 This is going to be a great test for Rivers and the Chargers offense in order to make sure things are different than they've been in years past. What do I mean by that? Rivers has choked against the Chiefs for three straight years. Here are his passing yards and touchdowns from each of their last seven games: 237/0, 269/2, 243/1, 263/0, 178/0, 291/0, 205/2. He's failed to top 14.9 fantasy points against them since way back in 2013. Keep in mind that during that stretch, Rivers has had some pretty amazing streaks, including the one he's on now, but with this being a divisional game against an Andy Reid-led team who has had his number, expectations need to be tempered. On top of that, this game will take place in Kansas City, which happens to be one of the toughest places to play in the NFL. The Chiefs do allow plenty of points on the road, but they allow more than seven points less at home. This game will also be during primetime, so you know the crowd will be as loud as ever. Again, this Chargers team is playing as good as they have in quite some time, so I'm not going to say that Rivers is unplayable, but he's more of a high-end QB2 this week and one that I'd avoid in DFS.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Packers are just 23rd against fantasy quarterbacks, Newton should have a monster day this week against the Packers defense.Rivers has a fantastic matchup against a Chiefs D that is 25th against fantasy quarterbacks.