Gardner Minshew or Philip Rivers

Who Should I Start? - Week 7

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
at CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at TEN, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 16# 17-
Best Rank# 13# 14-
Worst Rank# 17# 21-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CIN at TEN-
Matchup Rank424-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp17.619.7
Pass Yds207.3186.3
Pass TD1.11.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total96.299.7-
Avg Game16.016.6-
Avg Projection16.714.7-
Week 65.616.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather73 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.80 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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  Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. KC
22/25, 275 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
25/34, 333 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at HOU
23/33, 213 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 56 yds, 0 td
at DET
21/36, 293 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. TEN
20/30, 204 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
31/46, 318 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at DEN
19/33, 213 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
at MIA
24/30, 310 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CAR
26/44, 374 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
7 rush, 42 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
32/48, 211 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. NO
14/29, 163 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
26/44, 320 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at CIN at TEN
Week 8 vs. NYJ at CHI
Week 9 vs. HOU vs. GB
Week 10BYE WEEK at OAK
Week 11 at IND vs. KC
Week 12 at TENBYE WEEK
Week 13 vs. TB at DEN
Week 14 vs. LAC at JAC
Week 15 at OAK vs. MIN
Week 16 at ATL vs. OAK
Week 17 vs. IND at KC
  Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
at CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at TEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att33.035.1
Pass Cmp21.523.4
Pass Yards244.9259.0
Pass TDs1.51.6
Ints0.70.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts4.40.9
Rush Yards19.41.6
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.714.7
   
  Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2019 Points 
Week 118.624.9
Week 216.111.9
Week 318.019.6
Week 416.720.4
Week 521.26.1
Week 65.616.8
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  Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
at CIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at TEN, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Bengals are 26th against fantasy quarterbacks, Minshew should be a solid QB2 with streaming upside this week. 
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.