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Derek Carr or Matt Ryan

Who Should I Start? - Week 10

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at NO, Sun 1pm EST
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
vs. LAC, Thu 8pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 16-
Best Rank# 6# 12-
Worst Rank# 20# 20-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at NO vs. LAC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs NOThis is a 1 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs LAC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.920.5
Pass Yds168.9207.8
Pass TD0.91.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total164.9137.3-
Avg Game20.615.3-
Avg Projection17.715.2-
Week 919.6-
    
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  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIN
33/46, 304 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
2 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
22/26, 259 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. PHI
27/43, 320 pass yds, 3 td, 3 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
23/38, 198 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at IND
29/34, 304 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at MIN
27/34, 242 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. TEN
35/53, 397 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
at IND
21/31, 189 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at HOU
32/46, 330 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
3 rush, 7 yds, 1 td
vs. CHI
25/32, 229 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at ARI
30/36, 356 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
2 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. LAR
16/27, 159 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
at GB
22/28, 293 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. SEA
at HOU
18/30, 285 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. DET
20/31, 289 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 10 at NO vs. LAC
Week 11 at CAR vs. CIN
Week 12 vs. TB at NYJ
Week 13 vs. NO at KC
Week 14 vs. CAR vs. TEN
Week 15 at SF vs. JAC
Week 16 vs. JAC at LAC
Week 17 at TB at DEN
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at NO, Sun 1pm EST
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
vs. LAC, Thu 8pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att38.933.6
Pass Cmp26.923.3
Pass Yards304.5249.2
Pass TDs1.71.6
Ints0.80.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.71.1
Rush Yards6.32.9
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.715.2
   
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
2019 Points 
Week 120.614.6
Week 222.111.7
Week 323.516.7
Week 415.713.5
Week 532.98.0
Week 630.9
Week 73.616.7
Week 823.4
Week 919.6
Week 1015.613.1
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at NO, Sun 1pm EST
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
vs. LAC, Thu 8pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
The Saints' defense has improved of late, but their secondary is still in the bottom half of the league plus Ryan will be playing in a dome and likely from behind which should mean 40+ pass attempts. That volume alone makes him startable regardless of his weapons or the matchup.The Chargers may be a disappointment this year and have suffered a number of injuries on defense, but their secondary has still been strong enough that there isn't much of a case to be made for playing a QB like Carr just because he had two good games against lackluster secondaries.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
Matt Ryan is expected to be good against the Saints this week. We know they way to beat New Orleans is pass the football, and despite the Falcons being terrible, Ryan has actually played very well this season, passing for over 300 yards in every game but the last. We can expect him to play well enough to be a QB1 again this week. 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Major shootout potential and he's been great for most of the year, but let's not pretend like the Saints D isn't good. Cuz it is.Bolts defense just took the soul of Aaron Rodgers, so no, I'm not giddy about starting Carr on TNF.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He'll be back under center this week after he was forced to take a game off before their bye week. Fresh off their bye, he'll get the Saints, a defense that has been trending in the right direction after a rough start. They allowed Deshaun Watson, Jared Goff, and Russell Wilson 21-plus points in each of the first three games but haven't allowed more than 18 fantasy points in any game since, including holding Dak Prescott, Gardner Minshew, and Kyler Murray to 10.1 or less fantasy points. It's not volume concerns, as no quarterback has averaged more than 7.6 yards per attempt since Week 3, while 4-of-5 quarterbacks averaged less than 6.8 yards per attempt. But here's the catch… these teams know each other very well and Ryan was able to notch 374 yards and five touchdowns in the first meeting last year, while totaling 377 yards and two touchdowns in the second meeting. He had two of the top six performances the Saints defense allowed last year, and they had similar personnel. The lack of a run-game for the Falcons, combined with the Saints ability to shut down the run, equals plenty of pass attempts for Ryan, who should be plugged in as a mid-level QB1 in this divisional matchup.The issue with Carr remains. He had a very competent game in Week 9, yet he finished outside the top-12 quarterbacks because he offers nothing with his legs. It's still good to know he's finished with 19-plus points in back-to-back games after failing to hit that number at all in the first six games. Now to play the Chargers, a team that tends to have one of the slowest paced games in the league. Their games are averaging just 118.7 plays per game, which is the second-lowest mark in the league. That's why despite their injuries on defense and high-efficiency they've been allowing, they still allow just the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to the combination of quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends. Quarterbacks have competed a sky-high 72.0 percent of passes against them with a rock-solid 7.90 yards per attempt and a 5.12 percent touchdown-rate, all numbers well above the league average. The issue, however, is that they've averaged just 28.2 pass attempts per game, which will suppress fantasy output. No quarterback has thrown more than 35 passes against them this year. In fact, Deshaun Watson was the only quarterback to finish inside the top-12 against them. Fun fact: Carr has scored 16 or more fantasy points in three straight games just twice in his career, which came back in 2015 and 2016. Knowing his lack of consistency in fantasy, combined with the low volume matchup, it's tough to say he's anything more than a high-end QB2. In two games against Anthony Lynn's defense last year, he totaled 13.2 and 7.9 fantasy points. While Carr has played better, he's a veteran we've seen of enough to know what he brings to the table.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Saints are 19th against fantasy quarterbacks, Ryan should be a QB1 in a game that could evolve into a shootout in New Orleans. 
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
 Want to hear something weird? The Raiders throw for 245.3 passing yards per game, which is pretty average. The weird thing is that Derek Carr hasn't thrown for over 300 yards yet this season, and six of his eight games have been between 229 and 239 passing yards. He doesn't present a ton of upside, but he's generally safe with the ball and you could do worse on a week with a few notable quarterback byes. He's a low-end QB2 for Week 10.
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