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Experts' Pick
 
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Marcus MariotaM. Mariota
QB - LV
Marcus Mariota
at NE, Sun 1pm EDT
OUT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 20-
Best Rank# 17-
Worst Rank# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NYJ at NE-
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 NE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.313.7
Pass Yds163155.3
Pass TD1.31.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total28.70.0-
Avg Game14.4-
Avg Projection16.4-
Week 211.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor79 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
Expert Ranks 
Philip RiversMarcus MariotaAdd Player
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
27 m
#19-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
32 m
#21-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
32 m
#21-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
43 m
#19-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
53 m
#16-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
58 m
#22-
    
1 h
#17-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
1 h
#27-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
1 h
#18-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#18-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 h
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Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
2 h
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Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#20-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
3 h
#22-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
3 h
#23-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
3 h
#20-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
3 h
#19-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
4 h
#21-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
4 h
#21-
    
Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
Wolf Sports
4 h
#21-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
5 h
#21-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
5 h
#22-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#20-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
6 h
#21-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
6 h
#21-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
7 h
#21-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
7 h
#19-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
7 h
#21-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
8 h
#20-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
8 h
#21-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
8 h
#20-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
8 h
#20-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
9 h
#17-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
9 h
#20-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
9 h
#20-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
10 h
#22-
    
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Fighting Chance Fantasy
10 h
#28-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
11 h
#17-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
11 h
#24-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
11 h
#21-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15 h
#19-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
15 h
#21-
    
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numberFire
17 h
#24-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
21 h
#23-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
24 h
#22-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
1 d
#19-
    
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Roto Street Journal
1 d
#23-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#19-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#22-
    
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Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#19-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
1 d
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Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 d
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Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 d
#20-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#22-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
#20-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
1 d
#19-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
1 d
#20-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
1 d
#27-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
1 d
#20-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#23-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
1 d
#19-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
1 d
#23-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
1 d
#21-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
1 d
#19-
    
Dale DeMottD. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
1 d
#20-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
RotoExperts
1 d
#21-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
#20-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#21-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 d
#18-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
1 d
#23-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#22-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 d
#20-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#22-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
1 d
#16-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
1 d
#20-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#19-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
1 d
#20-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#19-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#19-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#20-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
1 d
#20-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 d
#12-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#21-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
1 d
#19-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
1 d
#21-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 d
#23-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#22-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
1 d
#18-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#22-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
1 d
#24-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#23-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
1 d
#19-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
1 d
#22-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
1 d
#23-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
1 d
#19-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
1 d
#20-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
1 d
#22-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
1 d
#22-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#20-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#17-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#19-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
1 d
#20-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#20-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 d
#23-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
1 d
#20-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#19-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#23-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
1 d
#20-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#24-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#22-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
1 d
#18-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#19-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
1 d
#22-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
1 d
#19-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 d
#22-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#22-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#20-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
1 d
#20-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
1 d
#22-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
1 d
#17-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
1 d
#13-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#26-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 d
#19-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#19-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
1 d
#18-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
1 d
#21-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
1 d
#19-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
#19-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#21-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
1 d
#19-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
1 d
#19-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
1 d
#19-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#23-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#20-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
1 d
#22-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#17-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
1 d
#22-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
1 d
#20-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 d
#20-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
1 d
#21-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 d
#18-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#18-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
1 d
#19-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#21-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
1 d
#21-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#18-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
1 d
#18-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 d
#17-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
1 d
#22-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
1 d
#18-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
1 d
#20-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
1 d
#20-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#20-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#20-
    
1 d
#19-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#21-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
1 d
#19-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#20-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#25-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
1 d
#23-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 d
#20-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
#22-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#21-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#19-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
2 d
#20-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
3 d
#19-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
3 d
#18-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
3 d
#19-
    
Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
1 w
#21-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Marcus MariotaM. Mariota
QB - LV
Marcus Mariota
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC
36/46, 363 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at CAR
Week 2 vs. MIN
19/25, 214 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
Week 3 vs. NYJ at NE
Week 4 at CHI vs. BUF
Week 5 at CLE at KC
Week 6 vs. CINBYE WEEK
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. TB
Week 8 at DET at CLE
Week 9 vs. BAL at LAC
Week 10 at TEN vs. DEN
Week 11 vs. GB vs. KC
Week 12 vs. TEN at ATL
Week 13 at HOU at NYJ
Week 14 at LV vs. IND
Week 15 vs. HOU vs. LAC
Week 16 at PIT vs. MIA
Week 17 vs. JAC at DEN
Player Projections Comparison
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Marcus MariotaM. Mariota
QB - LV
Marcus Mariota
at NE, Sun 1pm EDT
OUT
Passing
   
Pass Att33.1
Pass Cmp21.8
Pass Yards259.9
Pass TDs1.9
Ints0.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.5
Rush Yards2.5
Rush TDs0.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Marcus MariotaM. Mariota
QB - LV
Marcus Mariota
2020 Points 
Week 116.8
Week 211.9
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
Total28.70.0
Average14.4
Notes for Player Combination
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Marcus MariotaM. Mariota
QB - LV
Marcus Mariota
at NE, Sun 1pm EDT
OUT
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. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Rivers hasn't exactly looked great over his first two games as a member of the Indianapolis Colts and it's hard to trust him for fantasy purposes. He's still turning the ball over and he's simply not putting up enough volume to compensate for his mistakes. While this is a nice matchup on paper, Rivers shouldn't be looked at as a streaming option in 1QB leagues this week. 
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.