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Drew Brees or Deshaun Watson

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
 
 
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Best Rank# 1# 1-
Worst Rank# 5# 10-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at TEN vs. IND-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp19.919.4
Pass Yds211.2199.4
Pass TD1.31.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total303.0155.6-
Avg Game23.319.5-
Avg Projection20.219.4-
Week 1430.140.1-
    
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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
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 Att34.936.5
Pass Cmp23.527.3
Pass Yards273.7285.8
Pass TDs1.82.2
Ints0.80.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts5.30.8
Rush Yards29.11.1
Rush TDs0.20.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points20.219.4
   
  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 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 
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.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.
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