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Experts' Pick
 
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 27th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 22# 21-
Best Rank# 18# 14-
Worst Rank# 27# 26-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NYJ at BUF-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs NYJThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs BUF-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.317.3
Pass Yds163171
Pass TD1.31
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total28.735.5-
Avg Game14.417.8-
Avg Projection16.516.3-
Week 211.924.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor67 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC
36/46, 363 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
20/31, 275 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
4 rush, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. MIN
19/25, 214 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at PHI
20/27, 267 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ at BUF
Week 4 at CHI vs. NYG
Week 5 at CLE at WAS
Week 6 vs. CIN at SF
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. CHI
Week 8 at DET at MIA
Week 9 vs. BALBYE WEEK
Week 10 at TEN vs. SEA
Week 11 vs. GB at TB
Week 12 vs. TEN vs. SF
Week 13 at HOU at ARI
Week 14 at LV vs. NE
Week 15 vs. HOU vs. NYJ
Week 16 at PIT at SEA
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. ARI
Player Projections Comparison
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att33.036.3
Pass Cmp21.723.1
Pass Yards260.8270.5
Pass TDs1.91.6
Ints0.80.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.52.9
Rush Yards2.58.6
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.516.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
2020 Points 
Week 116.811.5
Week 211.924.0
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total28.735.5
Average14.417.8
Notes for Player Combination
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Rivers finished as the QB22 in Week 1 and the QB26 in Week 2. Those are low-end QB2 numbers, and we shouldn't expect anything more out of him in Week 3. Sure, the Jets have an abysmal defense, but the Colts won't need to pass much to win. They're 11.5-point favorites over New York, and I would be surprised to see Rivers attempt more than 25 passing plays. While he could get lucky and score some of the teams' early touchdowns, I'm not banking on it, as the Colts have the talented Jonathan Taylor in their backfield. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
First it was Marlon Mack, and now it's Parris Campbell. The Colts skill-position players are dropping like flies. After trusting Rivers to drop back and throw the ball 46 times in Week 1, they reeled him back in for Week 2 as he threw just 25 pass attempts. There was just one game during the entire 2019 season where he threw the ball fewer than 28 times. Does Frank Reich attack the weakness of the Jets defense, or do they play it close to the vest and keep the ball on the ground? The Jets have allowed a ridiculously high 75.3 percent of passes be completed, but teams have chosen to run the ball on 43.6 percent of plays against them, which is the 13th-highest percentage in the league. We've seen both Josh Allen and Jimmy Garoppolo throw for two touchdowns against them in the first two weeks, which is something that only happened six times in 2019 (multiple passing touchdowns). Some would be surprised that under Gregg Williams (span of 18 games), the Jets defense has allowed just four quarterbacks average more than 8.0 yards per attempt. Rivers should offer a floor of 250 passing yards and a touchdown, but I don't know if he has much of a ceiling here. He's a middling QB2 in a good matchup.He's benefited from his receivers after the catch, as they lead the league with 10.1 yards after the catch. Goff's average depth of throw is an NFL-low 4.0 yards down the field. That has dropped his sack rate down to just 6.1 percent, as Sean McVay clearly wants to get the ball out quickly. The Bills haven't gotten as much pressure early in the year, as they've produced a sack on just 6.8 percent of dropbacks, which is a slight step back from last year, but it's even worse when you consider they played against the Jets and Dolphins offensive lines, which are both brand-new units. Goff has been pressured on just 28.1 percent of his dropbacks, which is much better than the 36.0 percent he was last year. We can't pretend this is a good matchup, though, as the Bills have allowed just 6.24 yards per attempt since the start of last year. Going through those 18 games, there have been just four quarterbacks who've thrown more than one touchdown pass, and just three quarterbacks who've thrown for more than 282 yards. Goff snuck away with a decent game last week, but I'm not betting on him finishing as a top-18 option in Week 3.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Jets are just 26th against fantasy quarterbacks, but Rivers has shown to be no more than a QB2 early in the season.The Bills are 10th against fantasy quarterbacks and the Rams have committed to the running game in 2020. Goff is a low upside QB2 on the road in a tough matchup.