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Kirk Cousins or Philip Rivers

Who Should I Start? - Week 11

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. KC, Mon 8pm EST
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 12# 15-
Best Rank# 5# 9-
Worst Rank# 14# 22-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. KC vs. DEN-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp19.715.7
Pass Yds201.3151.6
Pass TD1.50.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total157.0175.3-
Avg Game15.717.5-
Avg Projection16.516.2-
Week 1013.319.3-
    
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Injury Alert-
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  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND
25/34, 333 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
8/10, 98 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at DET
21/36, 293 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
at GB
14/32, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. HOU
31/46, 318 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. OAK
15/21, 174 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at MIA
24/30, 310 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at CHI
27/36, 233 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
Week 5 vs. DEN
32/48, 211 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
at NYG
22/27, 306 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. PIT
26/44, 320 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
22/29, 333 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at TEN
24/38, 329 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
at DET
24/34, 337 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at CHI
19/29, 201 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
vs. WAS
23/26, 285 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 9 vs. GB
21/28, 294 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at KC
19/38, 220 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at OAK
17/31, 207 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
at DAL
23/32, 220 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. KC vs. DEN
Week 12BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 13 at DEN at SEA
Week 14 at JAC vs. DET
Week 15 vs. MIN at LAC
Week 16 vs. OAK vs. GB
Week 17 at KC vs. CHI
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. KC, Mon 8pm EST
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att37.531.7
Pass Cmp24.322.2
Pass Yards282.6245.7
Pass TDs1.81.7
Ints1.00.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.91.9
Rush Yards1.45.2
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.516.2
   
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
2019 Points 
Week 124.914.3
Week 211.910.9
Week 319.612.6
Week 420.47.3
Week 56.120.5
Week 616.828.3
Week 721.229.2
Week 811.011.6
Week 911.821.3
Week 1013.319.3
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. KC, Mon 8pm EST
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
 The Broncos have been terrific defensively this season, giving up the third-fewest fantasy points to QBs. With Thielen out again for Cousins and the Vikings, expect Minnesota to pound the rock often, limiting Cousins' upside.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's been somewhat of a nightmare season for Rivers who hasn't thrown more than two touchdowns since way back in Week 1 and has failed to top 14.8 fantasy points in five of the last six games. The Chiefs bring an interesting matchup for him, though. Many quarterbacks have had success against them, as evidenced by the 18.9 or more fantasy points they've allowed to quarterbacks in 6-of-9 games. The only quarterbacks who failed to reach the top-10 have been Derek Carr (Week 2), Jacoby Brissett (Week 5), and Joe Flacco (Week 7). In the new offense, Rivers has thrown the ball just 59 times over two games, which is a far cry from the 38.1 attempts he averaged over the first eight games. The Chargers like to play a slow-paced game while the Chiefs are more about business, so this game should wind-up having a decent pace, especially if the Chiefs throw points on the board. The issue is rational coaching. How would you attack the Chiefs if you ran an NFL team? You'd play keep-away with your run-game against their horrendous run defense and try to keep Mahomes off the field, right? That could lead to another low-attempt game for Rivers, which highlights his floor. His ceiling, however, is 300-plus yards and three touchdowns while playing catch-up. He's in the high-end QB2 conversation as someone with a few highly different outcomes.He continued his solid play in Week 10, posting his fifth top-10 finish in his last six games. He's posted a ridiculous 8.1 percent touchdown-rate since Week 5. We cannot forget that if/when his efficiency declines, we're going to see a floor that's lower than most. The Broncos rank third in the NFL when it comes to total fantasy points per game allowed to opponents behind only the Patriots and 49ers. Naturally, that affects the quarterback more than most, as we've still yet to see a top-12 finish against the Vic Fangio defense this year. In fact, 7-of-9 quarterbacks have finished outside the top 20 quarterbacks, which is quite ridiculous. There hasn't been a quarterback who's thrown for more than 273 yards and we've seen just one quarterback throw more than one touchdown. They have just a 6.1 percent sack-rate, but after not generating any the first three weeks, they've totaled 19 over their last six games. The Vikings should be simply looking to escape this game with a win into their bye week, which should severely limit Cousins' pass attempts against this highly efficient defense. He's not someone you should aim to play this week, as he's just a middling QB2.
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
Rivers has been maddening to own this year, throwing 14 touchdowns and ten interceptions, and he only has one game with three touchdown passes. He should be involved in a shootout in Week 11, but keep your expectations low so he doesn't disappoint you again. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Kansas City is just 24th against fantasy quarterbacks the last 3 weeks, Rivers should be a low-end QB1 at home this week. 
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