Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Matt Ryan or Deshaun Watson

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at TB, Sun 1pm EST
Deshaun Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
vs. JAC, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 3# 6-
Best Rank# 3# 4-
Worst Rank# 7# 9-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at TB vs. JAC-
Matchup Rank325-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp21.517.3
Pass Yds230.6172.9
Pass TD1.90.9
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total354.0331.9-
Avg Game22.120.7-
Avg Projection20.418.3-
Week 1619.536.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Deshaun Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at PHI
21/43, 251 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at NE
17/34, 176 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
8 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. CAR
23/28, 272 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
4 rush, 18 yds, 2 td
at TEN
22/32, 310 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
5 rush, 44 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NO
26/35, 374 pass yds, 5 td, 0 int
4 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
24/40, 385 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
5 rush, 36 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. CIN
29/39, 419 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
at IND
29/42, 375 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
6 rush, 41 yds, 1 td
Week 5 at PIT
26/38, 285 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
33/44, 375 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
10 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. TB
31/41, 355 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
15/25, 177 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. NYG
31/39, 379 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
at JAC
12/24, 139 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
7 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. MIA
16/20, 239 pass yds, 5 td, 0 int
1 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at WAS
26/38, 350 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
at DEN
17/24, 213 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at CLE
38/52, 330 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. DAL
24/34, 291 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
at WAS
16/24, 208 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
3 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at NO
35/47, 377 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
19/24, 210 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
9 rush, 70 yds, 1 td
Week 13 vs. BAL
16/26, 131 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
22/31, 224 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
7 rush, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 14 at GB
28/42, 262 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
27/38, 267 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
5 rush, 35 yds, 0 td
Week 15 vs. ARI
22/36, 231 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 18 yds, 1 td
at NYJ
22/28, 294 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 16 at CAR
15/26, 239 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at PHI
29/40, 339 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
8 rush, 49 yds, 2 td
Week 17 at TB vs. JAC
  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at TB, Sun 1pm EST
Deshaun Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
vs. JAC, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att38.331.2
Pass Cmp26.819.5
Pass Yards316.9239.3
Pass TDs2.11.7
Ints0.50.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.75.9
Rush Yards6.332.1
Rush TDs0.10.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points20.418.3
   
  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Deshaun Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
2018 Points 
Week 18.811.0
Week 230.722.8
Week 340.225.0
Week 429.331.1
Week 514.421.0
Week 627.55.3
Week 719.310.9
Week 831.0
Week 928.020.3
Week 1020.5
Week 1113.79.0
Week 1220.729.4
Week 137.616.0
Week 1420.518.2
Week 1525.022.4
Week 1619.536.5
Week 1728.322.0
  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at TB, Sun 1pm EST
Deshaun Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
vs. JAC, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
 Even despite an awful matchup versus the Jaguars, Watson has just been too good, especially on the ground, for him to be benched during your Week 17 championship game.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Ryan hasn't missed a game since 2009, so let's operate as if he plays without any Week 17 ramifications. It's not like the Falcons need to give 37-year-old reserve Matt Schaub reps. He has enjoyed the second-best season of his career, entering the final weekend with 4,546 passing yards, 33 passing touchdowns, a career-high three rushing scores, and six picks. The Buccaneers have played better defense down the stretch, but they have still allowed 8.2 yards per pass attempt and an NFL-high 111.0 quarterback rating. This season's QB3 is a top-five option. 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Tampa Bay's D has improved in recent weeks, but I like Ryan to end the season on a strong note at Tampa Bay.