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Deshaun Watson or Matt Ryan

Who Should I Start? - Week 15

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
at TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at SF, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 2# 21-
Best Rank# 1# 12-
Worst Rank# 5# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at TEN at SF-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp19.915.1
Pass Yds211.2122.5
Pass TD1.31.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total303.0229.8-
Avg Game23.319.2-
Avg Projection20.415.7-
Week 1430.121.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather51 F, Partly Cloudy56 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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  Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NO
20/30, 268 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 40 yds, 1 td
at MIN
33/46, 304 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
2 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. JAC
16/29, 159 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
4 rush, 5 yds, 1 td
vs. PHI
27/43, 320 pass yds, 3 td, 3 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at LAC
25/34, 351 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
at IND
29/34, 304 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. CAR
21/33, 160 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, 12 yds, 1 td
vs. TEN
35/53, 397 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. ATL
28/33, 426 pass yds, 5 td, 0 int
4 rush, 47 yds, 0 td
at HOU
32/46, 330 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
3 rush, 7 yds, 1 td
Week 6 at KC
30/42, 280 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
10 rush, 42 yds, 2 td
at ARI
30/36, 356 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
2 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at IND
23/34, 308 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
3 rush, 32 yds, 0 td
vs. LAR
16/27, 159 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. OAK
27/39, 279 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
10 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
Week 9 at JAC
22/28, 201 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
7 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 10BYE WEEK at NO
20/35, 182 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at BAL
18/29, 169 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
3 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
at CAR
21/31, 311 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 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. TB
23/46, 271 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. NE
18/25, 234 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
4 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
35/50, 312 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
3 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. DEN
28/50, 292 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
6 rush, 44 yds, 2 td
vs. CAR
20/34, 313 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at TEN at SF
Week 16 at TB vs. JAC
Week 17 vs. TEN at TB
  Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
at TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at SF, Sun 4pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att34.936.2
Pass Cmp23.724.2
Pass Yards273.4267.8
Pass TDs1.81.6
Ints0.80.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts5.31.8
Rush Yards29.06.9
Rush TDs0.20.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points20.415.7
   
  Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
2019 Points 
Week 131.720.6
Week 212.922.1
Week 325.823.5
Week 411.615.7
Week 541.732.9
Week 631.430.9
Week 717.53.6
Week 827.8
Week 919.7
Week 1015.6
Week 115.016.4
Week 1219.98.6
Week 1327.918.6
Week 1430.121.3
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
at TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at SF, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
Watson has been pretty effective lately with three touchdowns in each of the past two games, with two of them being rushing touchdowns in Week 14. He has overall QB1 upside in what looks like it will be a high-scoring, must-win game against the Titans. 
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.We've seen Ryan's life without Calvin Ridley before, and he did well, but that was back when Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator. It also doesn't help to know Ryan has topped 16.6 fantasy points just once since Week 6. He may have caught the 49ers at the right time though, as they just lost defensive end Dee Ford and cornerback Richard Sherman for multiple weeks. Does this make the 49ers defense one that can be attacked through the air? Potentially, as losing three top-tier Pro-Bowl-quality starters will do that (don't forget about linebacker Kwon Alexander on injured reserve). Not many realize it, but here are the last six quarterbacks who've played against the 49ers with their fantasy totals: Kyler Murray (21.0), Russell Wilson (16.6), Kyler Murray (26.7), Aaron Rodgers (9.5), Lamar Jackson (24.3), and Drew Brees (40.1). To be fair, a lot of those quarterbacks were mobile, something Ryan obviously isn't. He's also been sacked 39 times despite missing a game. Brees was just the first quarterback to throw for more than two touchdowns against them, while there's been just one other quarterback who's topped 241 passing yards. Going into San Francisco isn't an easy place to play, either. Even before they were considered the elite defense they are now, they allowed just one quarterback to top 19 fantasy points while at home last year. The injuries to Ford and Sherman help, but Ryan is still just a mid-to-high-end QB2.
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 49ers are 6th against fantasy quarterbacks, even with the shootout they had in New Orleans last week, I would not trust Ryan to be more than a low-end QB2.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
 Ryan topped 20 fantasy points for the first time since Week 6 last game, but he lost Calvin Ridley in the processes. Facing the 49ers this week, Ryan's upside is just not there, especially with him arguably having the least amount of talent around him in his career.
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