Gardner Minshew or DeAndre Hopkins

Who Should I Start? - Week 7

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
at CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - HOU
DeAndre Hopkins
at IND, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 18# 35-
Best Rank# 16# 34-
Worst Rank# 20# 45-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CIN at IND-
Matchup Rank414-
Matchup Rating-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total96.253.2-
Avg Game16.08.9-
Week 65.67.5-
    
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Expert Ranks 
Gardner MinshewDeAndre HopkinsAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#18#34-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 h
#17#34-
    
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
3 h
#17#34-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
5 h
#20#45-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
6 h
#18#45-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
15 h
#18#40-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
17 h
#20#39-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
18 h
#18#40-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
Yahoo! Sports
18 h
#16#39-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
1 d
#20#38-
    
  Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - HOU
DeAndre Hopkins
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. KC
22/25, 275 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
at NO
13 tar, 8 rec, 111 yds, 2 td
Week 2 at HOU
23/33, 213 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 56 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
8 tar, 5 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. TEN
20/30, 204 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
at LAC
7 tar, 6 rec, 67 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at DEN
19/33, 213 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
8 tar, 5 rec, 41 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CAR
26/44, 374 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
7 rush, 42 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
8 tar, 7 rec, 88 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. NO
14/29, 163 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
at KC
12 tar, 9 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at CIN at IND
Week 8 vs. NYJ vs. OAK
Week 9 vs. HOU at JAC
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Week 11 at IND at BAL
Week 12 at TEN vs. IND
Week 13 vs. TB vs. NE
Week 14 vs. LAC vs. DEN
Week 15 at OAK at TEN
Week 16 at ATL at TB
Week 17 vs. IND vs. TEN
  Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - HOU
DeAndre Hopkins
2019 Points 
Week 118.623.1
Week 216.14.0
Week 318.06.7
Week 416.73.1
Week 521.28.8
Week 65.67.5
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  Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
at CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
DeAndre HopkinsD. Hopkins
WR - HOU
DeAndre Hopkins
at IND, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was the first subpar performance out of Minshew last week, though if you were here last week, you'd have known it wasn't a great matchup for the Jaguars offense. The Bengals, however, are a completely different scenario. It was also just the first time this year Minshew has finished with less than 16.1 fantasy points, so we don't want to be too hard on him for one bad game. The Bengals are also the only team in the NFL who's allowed six different quarterbacks 16.3 or more fantasy points, so we find ourselves with a situation where the fantasy floor should be in the low-end high-end QB2 range, which is rare to find. It's not just one type of quarterback who's done it against the Bengals, either, as they've played Russell Wilson, Jimmy Garoppolo, Josh Allen, Mason Rudolph, Kyler Murray, and Lamar Jackson. The only quarterback who averaged sub-7.2 yards per attempt was Allen. They're allowing 8.34 yards per attempt on the season. To explain just how bad that is, Patrick Mahomes averaged 8.79 yards per attempt last year. It also helps that the Bengals opponents have averaged 65.7 plays per game, which is quite a bit higher than the 61.0 plays per game the Jaguars average. Minshew should be considered a low-end QB1 who possesses a high floor in this matchup.