Skip to main content

Deshaun Watson or Drew Brees

Who Should I Start? - Week 15

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
at TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
vs. IND, Mon 8pm EST
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Dec 13th, 2019
83%
Recommended by
100 of 121 experts
17%
Recommended by
21 of 121 experts
Add Player
Most Accurate Experts 
    
Top ExpertsTop QB ExpertsTop Player Experts See who the Most Accurate Experts would start
Upgrade Now
    
Rankings 
    
ECR# 2# 3-
Best Rank# 1# 1-
Worst Rank# 5# 6-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at TEN vs. IND-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs TENThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs IND-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp19.919.4
Pass Yds211.3199.4
Pass TD1.31.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total303.0155.6-
Avg Game23.319.5-
Avg Projection20.319.3-
Week 1430.140.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather51 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.Indoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Deshaun WatsonDrew BreesAdd Player
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
1 h
#2#3-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
2 h
#2#6-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
2 h
#7#2-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#3#4-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#5#2-
    
2 h
#3#4-
    
Allie FontanaA. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy
2 h
#2#3-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#2#3-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#2#3-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 h
#3#8-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
2 h
#2#3-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
2 h
#2#4-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
FantasyData
2 h
#1#2-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 h
#4#6-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
2 h
#2#3-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 h
#2#3-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 h
#7#2-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#2#3-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 h
#2#3-
    
Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
White Wolf Sports
2 h
#2#3-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 h
#4#2-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 h
#3#4-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 h
#5#4-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
2 h
#4#6-
    
Christian BritoC. Brito
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
2 h
#2#3-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
FFChamps
2 h
#2#5-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
The Athletic
2 h
#2#4-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
2 h
#4#2-
    
Kyle Cunningham-RhoadsK. Cunn...
STATS
2 h
#5#11-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 h
#1#3-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 h
#2#3-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 h
#2#3-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
2 h
#2#5-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
2 h
#3#2-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
Pro Football Focus
2 h
#2#3-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 h
#2#5-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 h
#1#2-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 h
#2#4-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 h
#2#3-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 h
#1#5-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 h
#2#4-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
3 h
#2#3-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
3 h
#6#2-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#2#5-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
3 h
#2#3-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
3 h
#2#4-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
3 h
#4#1-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
3 h
#2#3-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#2#3-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
3 h
#2#3-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
3 h
#2#3-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
3 h
#1#2-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
3 h
#3#1-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
3 h
#6#5-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
3 h
#1#2-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#2#3-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 h
#2#3-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
3 h
#2#4-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
3 h
#2#5-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
3 h
#2#3-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#3#1-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#1#3-
    
Seth McKinleyS. McKi...
FF Fellas
3 h
#2#3-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
3 h
#4#6-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
3 h
#4#11-
    
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
3 h
#2#3-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4 h
#2#8-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
4 h
#8#6-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
FantasyPros
4 h
#3#2-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
4 h
#2#3-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
4 h
#4#5-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
4 h
#1#3-
    
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
4 h
#3#7-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
4 h
#2#4-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
5 h
#2#7-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
5 h
#3#4-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
5 h
#1#3-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
5 h
#2#3-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
ProjectRoto
5 h
#6#11-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
6 h
#2#3-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
6 h
#2#3-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
6 h
#2#3-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#2#1-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
7 h
#2#3-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
7 h
#3#6-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
RotoExperts
7 h
#1#3-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
8 h
#3#5-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
8 h
#3#7-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
8 h
#2#3-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
8 h
#1#3-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
8 h
#2#4-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
The Quant Edge
9 h
#1#4-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#3#2-
    
Alan HarrisonA. Harr...
The Fantasy Fix
9 h
#2#3-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
11 h
#2#5-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
11 h
#1#4-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
11 h
#2#4-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
12 h
#3#4-
    
Brad ZieglerB. Ziegler
The Athletic
12 h
#1#7-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
14 h
#2#5-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
14 h
#5#2-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
15 h
#2#3-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
21 h
#2#4-
    
Michael FlorioM. Florio
Fantrax
22 h
#2#3-
    
Scott BarrettS. Barrett
Pro Football Focus
22 h
#2#3-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
1 d
#2#9-
    
Matt OkadaM. Okada
Redshirts Fantasy Football
1 d
#4#2-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
1 d
#2#7-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
1 d
#4#3-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
1 d
#2#4-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
1 d
#1#2-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#1#2-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
1 d
#2#4-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#6#5-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#1#2-
    
Brett TalleyB. Talley
Fantasy Alarm
2 d
#5#6-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#3#7-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 d
#4#8-
    
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
2 d
#2#1-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
#2#4-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
3 d
#2#5-
    
  Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NO
20/30, 268 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 40 yds, 1 td
vs. HOU
32/43, 370 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
Week 2 vs. JAC
16/29, 159 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
4 rush, 5 yds, 1 td
at LAR
3/5, 38 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
Week 3 at LAC
25/34, 351 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
at SEA
Week 4 vs. CAR
21/33, 160 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, 12 yds, 1 td
vs. DAL
Week 5 vs. ATL
28/33, 426 pass yds, 5 td, 0 int
4 rush, 47 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
Week 6 at KC
30/42, 280 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
10 rush, 42 yds, 2 td
at JAC
Week 7 at IND
23/34, 308 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
3 rush, 32 yds, 0 td
at CHI
Week 8 vs. OAK
27/39, 279 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
10 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
34/43, 373 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
Week 9 at JAC
22/28, 201 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
7 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. ATL
32/45, 287 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
Week 11 at BAL
18/29, 169 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
3 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
at TB
28/35, 228 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. IND
19/30, 298 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
30/39, 311 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
Week 13 vs. NE
18/25, 234 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
4 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at ATL
18/30, 184 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. DEN
28/50, 292 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
6 rush, 44 yds, 2 td
vs. SF
29/40, 349 pass yds, 5 td, 0 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 1 td
Week 15 at TEN vs. IND
Week 16 at TB at TEN
Week 17 vs. TEN at CAR
  Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
at TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
vs. IND, Mon 8pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att34.936.3
Pass Cmp23.727.3
Pass Yards272.9284.6
Pass TDs1.82.1
Ints0.80.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts5.30.8
Rush Yards29.01.1
Rush TDs0.20.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points20.319.3
   
  Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
2019 Points 
Week 131.721.8
Week 212.90.5
Week 325.8
Week 411.6
Week 541.7
Week 631.4
Week 717.5
Week 827.825.9
Week 919.7
Week 1011.5
Week 115.021.1
Week 1219.923.4
Week 1327.911.3
Week 1430.140.1
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
at TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
vs. IND, Mon 8pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
When it was announced that Will Fuller was out last week, there was concern with Watson, though no one could've expected the Texans to get blown out by the Drew Lock-led Broncos. Watson saved his fantasy day with two rushing touchdowns, finishing as the No. 4 quarterback on the week. Can he bounce back against a Titans team who's dealing with a variety of injuries in their secondary. After losing Malcolm Butler a few weeks back to injured reserve, Adoree Jackson is dealing with a foot injury that had him miss last week (no practice all week), and LeShaun Sims was also held out last week. That's three of their top four cornerbacks who may be out for this game. In two games against a healthy Mike Vrabel defense last year, Watson finished with 310/2 in the first meeting and then 210/2 in the second one. He also rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown between the two games, highlighting he has no problem with the scheme. Opposing quarterbacks have averaged 38.0 pass attempts per game, which ranks as the third highest mark in the league. The 7.27 yards per attempt is right around the league average, but that's before the injuries started piling up. Without Jackson in the lineup last week, we saw Derek Carr finish with 263/2 on just 34 attempts while playing without his starting running back and slot receiver. Watson has racked-up 18.9 or more fantasy points in five of the last six games with the only exception being the Ravens. You're not running from a team that's allowed multiple passing touchdowns in 8-of-13 games. Watson remains in lineups as a stable QB1.The 49ers were dealing with a few injuries last week, but whew… Brees absolutely buried them while throwing for 349 yards and five touchdowns (also added a rushing touchdown). Coming into that game, they'd never allowed more than two touchdowns, and just four quarterbacks had thrown for more than one. They lost the game, but it certainly wasn't on Brees, who posted the fourth-best fantasy game by a quarterback in 2019. The Colts haven't been as tough on opposing quarterbacks, as they've allowed seven quarterbacks to throw for at least 296 yards. There have been six quarterbacks who've averaged 6.3 yards per attempt or less, while there's been seven quarterbacks who've averaged at least 8.3 yards per attempt. Those who haven't: Nick Foles, Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Mason Rudolph, and Joe Flacco. Let's just go ahead and say Brees isn't a part of that group. They've allowed a massive 69.2 percent completion-rate, which meshes well with the record-setting Brees who's completed at least 70 percent of his passes in four straight seasons (including 73.6 percent this year). With the run-game struggling to get going and the defense dealing with quite a few injuries, Brees may throw a bit more than usual. Play him as a middling QB1 here.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Titans are 16th against fantasy quarterbacks this season, Watson should bounce back from a bad Broncos loss to be a QB1 on the road.The Colts are just 24th against fantasy quarterbacks over the last 5 weeks, Brees should be a QB1 again at home this week in another game that could become a shootout.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
 The Colts have struggled defensively, allowing the ninth-most fantasy points to QBs over the past five weeks. The Saints are still fighting for the top overall seed in the NFC, and it's usually smart to put your money on Brees when he plays at home in prime time. He is a solid QB1 this week.
Go Premium For FREE
Yahoo DFS offer Monkey Knife Fight offer DraftKings offer FanDuel offer
Deposit $10 at a DFS partner site you have NOT played at and get a FREE 6 Month HOF Subscription!
1Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
2Chris Carson (SEA)RB
3Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
4Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
5Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
6Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
7Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
8Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
9Aaron Jones (GB)RB
10DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
 View all Flex Rankings 
11Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
12Michael Thomas (NO)WR
13Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
14Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
15Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
16Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
17Chris Godwin (TB)WR
18Phillip Lindsay (DEN)RB
19Davante Adams (GB)WR
20D.J. Moore (CAR)WR
21Julian Edelman (NE)WR
22Raheem Mostert (SF)RB
23Julio Jones (ATL)WR
24George Kittle (SF)TE
25Austin Ekeler (LAC)RB
26Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
27David Montgomery (CHI)RB
28Travis Kelce (KC)TE
29Kenny Golladay (DET)WR
30Miles Sanders (PHI)RB
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
3Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
4J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
5Trevor Story (COL)SS
6Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
7Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
10Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
 View All Rankings 
11Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
12Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
13Gerrit Cole (NYY)SP
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
16Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Juan Soto (WSH)LF
19Anthony Rendon (LAA)3B
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
22Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
23Starling Marte (PIT)CF
24Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
25Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
26Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
27Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
 View All Rankings 
11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
1Enhanced Support for Your Custom Scoring League
Nov 27 • My Playbook
2BettingPros: Enhanced Matchup Pages Now Here
Nov 08 • BettingPros
3BettingPros Mobile Apps: Live Scoring for NFL Games, News Updates, and More
Oct 31 • BettingPros
4My Playbook Android: Updated Home Screen, Videos, and News Feed
Oct 25 • Mobile Apps
5Start/Sit Assistant Update: Edit and Submit Lineups for Multiple Leagues
Oct 17 • My Playbook
 View All Product Updates