Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Carson Palmer or Philip Rivers

 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Philip Rivers
QB - SD
Philip Rivers
at IND, Sun 4pm EDT
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
80 of 140 experts
43%
Recommended by
60 of 140 experts
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Week 223.824.3
   
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Philip Rivers
QB - SD
Philip Rivers
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
2016 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC vs. NE
Week 2 vs. JAC vs. TB
Week 3 at IND at BUF
Week 4 vs. NO vs. LA
Week 5 at OAK at SF
Week 6 vs. DEN vs. NYJ
Week 7 at ATL vs. SEA
Week 8 at DEN at CAR
Week 9 vs. TENBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. MIA vs. SF
Week 11BYE WEEK at MIN
Week 12 at HOU at ATL
Week 13 vs. TB vs. WAS
Week 14 at CAR at MIA
Week 15 vs. OAK vs. NO
Week 16 at CLE at SEA
Week 17 vs. KC at LA
 
Philip Rivers
QB - SD
Philip Rivers
at IND, Sun 4pm EDT
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att38.536.2
Pass Cmp24.722.5
Pass Yards289.6286.8
2.12.0
Ints1.00.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.51.5
Rush Yards4.03.4
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.017.8
   
 
Philip Rivers
QB - SD
Philip Rivers
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
2016 Points 
Week 114.618.9
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Philip Rivers
QB - SD
Philip Rivers
at IND, Sun 4pm EDT
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
FantasyPros Staff
FantasyPros
 Buffalo's defense has been a mess this season, thanks to countless pre-season injuries. Palmer should have no problem piling up points against the Bills, but Johnson may be the primary fantasy asset, as the Bills' front seven is in worse shape than the secondary.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
The Colts have allowed 301 yards passing and 1.5 touchdown passes per game so far and Football Outsiders ranks them 31st against the pass. Rivers showed last week that he can put up good numbers even without Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead, so as long as he's in a positive matchup, I think we can still depend on him. The Bills are allowing QBs to complete 68.7 percent of their passes for 316 yards and a touchdown per game. Those numbers came from Joe Flacco and Ryan Fitzpatrick as well. I expect Palmer to have a strong game in Buffalo.
FantasyPros Staff
FantasyPros
Rivers proved that he can be productive in a post Keenan Allen world. Now he will have to deal with the loss of running back Danny Woodhead to a torn ACL. Rivers produced 0.93 fantasy points per drop back in Week 3 (0.61 through two games). We view him as a QB1 in Week 3 against the Colts. Palmer and the explosive Cardinals offense travels to Buffalo to face the Bills. He produced 0.77 fantasy points per drop back in Week 2 and face a defense that was shredded by the Jets that same week. We view Palmer as a low-end QB1.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Colts secondary is in shambles and Rivers is playing at a high level. He is a QB1 in a great matchup.The Bills secondary is a disaster, I expect all the Cardinals offensive players to play well this week.