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Dak Prescott or Jameis Winston

Who Should I Start? - Week 15

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  Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
Jameis Winston
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Dak PrescottD. Prescott
Dak Prescott
vs. LAR, Sun 4pm EST

Updated: Dec 11th, 2019
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ECR# 6# 9-
Best Rank# 3# 4-
Worst Rank# 10# 27-
Opponent at DET vs. LAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs DETThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs LAR-
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.818.1
Pass Yds224.6179.8
Pass TD1.61.1
Fantasy Points 
Season Total270.0290.3-
Avg Game20.822.3-
Avg Projection19.919.9-
Week 1437.717.5-
Injury Alert-
Expert Ranks 
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Scott EngelS. Engel
10 m
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
15 m
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
49 m
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
1 h
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
5 h
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
5 h
Brett TalleyB. Talley
Fantasy Alarm
7 h
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
7 h
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
9 h
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
10 h
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
12 h
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
12 h
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
12 h
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
12 h
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
14 h
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
15 h
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
15 h
Brad EvansB. Evans
Yahoo! Sports
15 h
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
16 h
Pierre CamusP. Camus
16 h
Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
White Wolf Sports
16 h
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
17 h
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
18 h
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
18 h
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
18 h
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
18 h
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
20 h
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
23 h
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
23 h
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
1 d
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
1 d
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
2 d
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 d
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
  Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
Jameis Winston
Dak PrescottD. Prescott
Dak Prescott
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SF
20/36, 194 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
5 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
25/32, 405 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at CAR
16/25, 208 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
at WAS
26/30, 269 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
5 rush, 69 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYG
23/37, 380 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
19/32, 246 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 7 yds, 1 td
Week 4 at LAR
28/41, 385 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at NO
22/33, 223 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NO
15/27, 204 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
27/44, 463 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
4 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CAR
30/54, 400 pass yds, 1 td, 5 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
28/40, 278 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, 11 yds, 1 td
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. PHI
21/27, 239 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
5 rush, 30 yds, 1 td
Week 8 at TEN
21/43, 301 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
8 rush, 53 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at SEA
29/44, 335 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at NYG
22/35, 257 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
3 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. ARI
30/48, 358 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
3 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
28/46, 397 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
Week 11 vs. NO
30/51, 313 pass yds, 2 td, 4 int
2 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
at DET
29/46, 444 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
6 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at ATL
18/28, 313 pass yds, 3 td, 2 int
8 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
at NE
19/33, 212 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at JAC
21/33, 268 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
6 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
32/49, 355 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
4 rush, 25 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. IND
33/45, 456 pass yds, 4 td, 3 int
6 rush, 5 yds, 1 td
at CHI
27/49, 334 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at DET vs. LAR
Week 16 vs. HOU at PHI
Week 17 vs. ATL vs. WAS
  Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
Jameis Winston
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Dak PrescottD. Prescott
Dak Prescott
vs. LAR, Sun 4pm EST
Pass Att38.836.7
Pass Cmp23.824.4
Pass Yards327.1298.1
Pass TDs1.91.6
Rush Attempts4.23.5
Rush Yards18.518.0
Rush TDs0.20.3
Fantasy Points19.919.9
  Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
Jameis Winston
Dak PrescottD. Prescott
Dak Prescott
2019 Points 
Week 110.133.4
Week 213.228.7
Week 326.523.5
Week 430.38.6
Week 517.526.2
Week 617.118.2
Week 721.6
Week 821.3
Week 920.222.5
Week 1020.326.9
Week 1118.831.6
Week 1226.37.9
Week 1310.723.7
Week 1437.717.5
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
Jameis Winston
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Dak PrescottD. Prescott
Dak Prescott
vs. LAR, Sun 4pm EST
Zach Brunner
There are some knocks against Jameis Winston this season, with him being careless with the football. Ultimately, the pros outweigh the cons, since he ranks as QB5 on the season. This is because Winston ranks top-three in passing yards, (4,185) and passing touchdowns (26). If we took away turnovers, Winston would be the top-scoring QB in passing fantasy points. The other knock against Winston this week is that he lost Mike Evans for the season and Winston has a hurt thumb that could keep him out. Winston hurt his thumb early in the game and actually did not play the first drive of the second half. He would come back into the game and pass for 179 more yards, so if he is active, there is zero worries on my end of reduced performance. While not having Evans obviously hurts, Winston still has Chris Godwin, he is using OJ Howard more, and both Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson have stepped up this season and proved to be fully serviceable for this offense. If that's not enough, Winston also faces the Detroit Lions, who gave up 25.9 and 19.7 points to Mitch Trubisky and 31.6 to Dak Prescott in three of their last five games. They rank as the sixth-worst in opposing passer rating (100.5) and give up the third-most passing yards per game (276.5). Winston is a must-start in fantasy. 
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