Who Should I Start? - Week 15

Matt Ryan or Aaron Rodgers

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
at CHI, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 14# 17-
Best Rank# 4# 12-
Worst Rank# 21# 20-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. ARI at CHI-
Matchup Rank2931-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.119.4
Pass Yds171.3184.3
Pass TD1.11.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total281.2255.1-
Avg Game21.619.6-
Avg Projection19.316.5-
Week 1420.520.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor35 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
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  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at PHI
21/43, 251 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
20/30, 286 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. CAR
23/28, 272 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
4 rush, 18 yds, 2 td
vs. MIN
30/42, 281 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NO
26/35, 374 pass yds, 5 td, 0 int
4 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
at WAS
27/44, 265 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. CIN
29/39, 419 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
22/40, 298 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
5 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at PIT
26/38, 285 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
at DET
32/52, 442 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
3 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. TB
31/41, 355 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
25/46, 425 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. NYG
31/39, 379 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8BYE WEEK at LAR
18/30, 286 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at WAS
26/38, 350 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
at NE
24/43, 259 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at CLE
38/52, 330 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
19/28, 199 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. DAL
24/34, 291 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
at SEA
21/30, 332 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at NO
35/47, 377 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
at MIN
17/28, 198 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
Week 13 vs. BAL
16/26, 131 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
31/50, 233 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 14 at GB
28/42, 262 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
21/32, 196 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 44 yds, 0 td
Week 15 vs. ARI at CHI
Week 16 at CAR at NYJ
Week 17 at TB vs. DET
  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
at CHI, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att37.837.2
Pass Cmp26.023.7
Pass Yards294.0271.0
Pass TDs2.01.4
Ints0.50.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.93.4
Rush Yards6.816.6
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.316.5
   
  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
2018 Points 
Week 18.824.9
Week 230.716.0
Week 340.219.9
Week 429.315.0
Week 514.428.7
Week 627.528.4
Week 719.3
Week 815.9
Week 928.019.2
Week 1020.518.1
Week 1113.721.6
Week 1220.711.9
Week 137.615.3
Week 1420.520.2
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
at CHI, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Matt Ryan has been a stud again this season but has also crushed fantasy owners with a few stinkers. You can expect another one this week in a terrible matchup versus a Cardinals secondary that hasn't allowed a top 10 fantasy QB one single week this year.As odd as it may seem, Rodgers is no longer a must-start every week. This week, in fact, he isn't among the top 12 quarterbacks thanks to a tough matchup versus the Bears and cold conditions in Chicago that shut down Jared Goff last week.
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
Cards actually 3rd best vs. Fantasy QBs. Only once have they allowed more than two TD passesBears allow 13.5 FFPG to opposing QBs, best in NFC
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
An offensive juggernaut midway through the season, the Falcons have not cleared 20 points during their five-game losing streak. Ryan has still issued a 70.2 completion percentage, 8.1 yards per attempt, and the NFL's third-most passing yards (4,076), so the real question is how worried managers should be about the matchup. The Cardinals rank fourth in passing defense and fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. This is mostly because teams would rather run it, but Atlanta has attempted the fourth-most passes (510) and second-fewest rushes (273). Ryan should air it out enough at home, where he has averaged 317.3 passing yards per game despite getting bottled up for 131 against Baltimore's third-ranked passing defense in Week 13. Start him as a mid-to-low level QB1.Anyone who tested the Bears by starting Jared Goff is now fighting for third place. They increased their NFL lead to 25 interceptions by picking off the Rams quarterback four times. They have now held their last three opponents to single-digit fantasy points, and Tom Brady (in Week 7) was the last quarterback to post more than 17 against the NFC North leaders. Rodgers doused them for 286 yards and three touchdowns in a Week 1 win, but he has finished three of the last five games with fewer than 200 passing yards and has not registered more than two touchdowns since Week 5. This is not an opponent to test on the road, so throw name value aside and bench Rodgers.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Is there a team out there who's done less with great quarterback play than the Falcons have this year? He's completed 70.5 percent of his passes, has averaged 8.1 yards per attempt, and has thrown 26 touchdowns to just six interceptions. He has a tough matchup on his hands here, though, as the Cardinals have still yet to allow a quarterback finish better than the No. 10 quarterback during any given week. Keep in mind they've played Philip Rivers, Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins, Jared Goff, Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson. It's not as tough as the matchup against the Ravens a few weeks ago when Ryan posted just 131 yards and one touchdown, but the Cardinals have allowed just two quarterbacks to throw for 260 yards and have allowed just one quarterback to throw for more than two touchdowns. It helps to see the Falcons as big favorites, but it's tough to see him post elite numbers in this game. He should be considered a high-end QB2 this week and not someone who absolutely needs to be played knowing how well the Cardinals have limited quarterbacks this year.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Arizona is 2nd against fantasy quarterbacks, Ryan is a low-end QB2, even at home. The Chicago Bears are 7th against fantasy quarterbacks and they just embarrassed the Los Angeles Rams at home. Rodgers is a low-upside QB2.