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Drew Brees or Deshaun Watson

Who Should I Start? - Week 14

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EST
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Best Rank# 1# 12-
Worst Rank# 5# 22-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DEN vs. SF-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp16.814.1
Pass Yds168.5107.4
Pass TD0.90.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total272.9115.5-
Avg Game22.716.5-
Avg Projection19.716.4-
Week 1327.911.3-
    
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  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 vs. SF
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
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EST
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att32.134.2
Pass Cmp21.625.2
Pass Yards252.2259.4
Pass TDs1.81.7
Ints0.80.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts5.40.5
Rush Yards29.51.0
Rush TDs0.30.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.716.4
   
  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 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Deshaun WatsonD. Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EST
Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
 Brees at home has made for a safe fantasy start throughout his career
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
Watson put up one of his best fantasy performances of the season last week against the Patriots. He gets another tough matchup in Week 14 against the Broncos, but last week should have shown you that he is pretty matchup-proof. He's still a high-end QB1. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
There were a lot of factors for that Patriots game, but kudos to him for taking advantage of them. He is willing to give his receivers chances to make plays regularly and they didn't disappoint against an ill Patriots secondary. It'll be another difficult matchup this week against the Broncos, who've allowed just four quarterbacks to throw multiple touchdowns against them, though three of them have come over the last three weeks. First it was Kirk Cousins who had the comeback in Week 11, throwing three touchdowns. Then it was Josh Allen who threw just 25 passes, though two of them were for touchdowns. Finally, it was Philip Rivers who was able to get it together and throw for 265 yards and two touchdowns last week. They were without Von Miller last week, who is clearly their best player on the defensive line. If they're missing him again this week, that would be a big plus for Watson. The Broncos have also allowed just 13.2 fantasy points on the ground to quarterbacks, which isn't ideal, though Watson hasn't used his legs as of late, rushing for 12 yards or less in each of the last three games. The bottom line is that no quarterback has finished better than QB8 against the Broncos this year, as the games have been slow-paced, and the Broncos offense can't go blow-for-blow. Watson should be started, because as he proved last week, he can get it done versus the best of them. Still, he's more of a middling QB1 this week than an elite one.The issue when the Saints defense plays well is that it'll limit Brees' pass attempts. We saw that happen in Week 13 when he threw just 30 attempts. It's odd to see that the two games he's posted less than 20.8 fantasy points this year came each time he played the Falcons. The matchup with the 49ers is going to be a tough one. They've been continually getting to the opposing quarterback, generating a sack on 11.3 percent of dropbacks. This is an issue because Brees was without both left tackle Terron Armstead (ankle) and left guard Andrus Peat (forearm) against the Falcons last week. That's his blind side, so monitoring their health would be wise. Even if they're healthy, the 49ers have allowed a league-low 161.6 passing yards per game. That's not a misprint. There's been just one quarterback to throw for more than 242 yards against them, and that was way back in Week 2. They've allowed just 12 passing touchdowns through their 12 games, with no quarterback tossing more than two against them. The only quarterbacks who've finished inside the top-10 against them have been Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray (twice), and Andy Dalton. Jackson and Murray are obviously much different players and do a lot of scoring on the ground, while Dalton's QB10 finish was back in Week 2. We all know Brees offers nothing on the ground, and actually has Taysom Hill stealing some production at quarterback. It's hard to bet against Brees at home but the 49ers drop him into the high-end QB2 territory.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Broncos are 5th against fantasy quarterbacks, but after a big game at home against the Patriots last week, I trust Watson to outplay the matchup at home again this week.The 49ers are 3rd against fantasy quarterbacks, but Brees is a player that can have a big game against anyone at home. I think he is a QB2 this week, but he does have some upside at home.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
 The 49ers have allowed an average of 169.4 passing yards over their past five games. This is a solid defense and Brees is not a high volume passer, or a QB that pushes the ball down the field, anymore. He is firmly in the QB2 range for this week's matchup.
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