Who Should I Start? - Week 15

Matt Ryan or Jameis Winston

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
at BAL, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 14# 19-
Best Rank# 4# 16-
Worst Rank# 21# 24-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. ARI at BAL-
Matchup Rank2930-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.117.4
Pass Yds171.3167.5
Pass TD1.11.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total281.2146.8-
Avg Game21.618.4-
Avg Projection19.316.5-
Week 1420.519.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor40 F, Light Rain-
    
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  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at PHI
21/43, 251 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at NO
Week 2 vs. CAR
23/28, 272 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
4 rush, 18 yds, 2 td
vs. PHI
Week 3 vs. NO
26/35, 374 pass yds, 5 td, 0 int
4 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
Week 4 vs. CIN
29/39, 419 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
at CHI
16/20, 145 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at PIT
26/38, 285 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. TB
31/41, 355 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
at ATL
30/41, 395 pass yds, 4 td, 2 int
5 rush, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. NYG
31/39, 379 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
32/52, 365 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
10 rush, 55 yds, 1 td
Week 8BYE WEEK at CIN
18/35, 276 pass yds, 1 td, 4 int
3 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at WAS
26/38, 350 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
at CAR
Week 10 at CLE
38/52, 330 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
Week 11 vs. DAL
24/34, 291 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
at NYG
12/16, 199 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
5 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at NO
35/47, 377 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
29/38, 312 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
7 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. BAL
16/26, 131 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
20/30, 249 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
5 rush, 48 yds, 0 td
Week 14 at GB
28/42, 262 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
18/38, 213 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
5 rush, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 15 vs. ARI at BAL
Week 16 at CAR at DAL
Week 17 at TB vs. ATL
  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
at BAL, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att37.837.0
Pass Cmp26.022.9
Pass Yards294.0278.1
Pass TDs2.01.5
Ints0.51.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.94.3
Rush Yards6.819.1
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.316.5
   
  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
2018 Points 
Week 18.8
Week 230.7
Week 340.2
Week 429.36.5
Week 514.4
Week 627.530.9
Week 719.320.1
Week 88.8
Week 928.0
Week 1020.5
Week 1113.715.6
Week 1220.722.9
Week 137.622.8
Week 1420.519.2
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
at BAL, 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.Baltimore has shut down some great quarterbacks this season and Winston may be the next on that list. He will surely throw plenty of passes which keeps his ceiling high, but the floor is too low for you to trust in the semifinals this week.
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
Cards actually 3rd best vs. Fantasy QBs. Only once have they allowed more than two TD passesLooked awful in terms of accuracy last week and now gets another tough matchup
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.Even after losing to Patrick Mahomes, only the Bills and Bears have relinquished fewer fantasy points to quarterbacks than the Ravens, who have relinquished an NFL-low 58.8 completion percentage and 6.2 yards per pass attempt. While Winston has tossed two touchdowns in each of the last four games, the matchup presents too much risk after a subpar showing (18-of-38 for 213 yards) to use him with a championship berth at stake. Throw in the possibility of Tampa Bay pulling him for Ryan Fitzpatrick after more than one pick, and he can't receive a QB1 endorsement.
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. It was a tougher matchup than most gave the Saints credit for and the field conditions were pretty bad, so to see Winston as the QB11 should be considered a success. The Ravens are an even worse matchup and he'll be on the road this time. Outside of one road game on a Thursday night, the Ravens haven't allowed more than two passing touchdowns in any game. They've held all but one two quarterbacks to less than 275 yards as well, but there's an area of the game they've struggled where Winston does well. They've allowed five different quarterbacks to rush for at least 23 yards and have allowed two rushing touchdowns to them. Winston has rushed for 95 yards over the last two weeks, so it's an added dimension to his game. He hasn't topped 38 attempts in his last five games, something that'll likely be necessary for him to rack-up some passing totals. There's been five quarterbacks who've totaled at least 42 pass attempts against the Ravens and here are their stat lines: Patrick Mahomes 377/2, Ben Roethlisberger 270/2, Baker Mayfield 342/1, Roethlisberger (again) 274/1, and Andy Dalton 265/4. None of them finished outside the top-20, so Winston should be safe in 2QB leagues, but he's an unappealing streamer while in Baltimore.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Arizona is 2nd against fantasy quarterbacks, Ryan is a low-end QB2, even at home. Winston is going to have a hard time moving the ball at Baltimore's 3rd ranked fantasy quarterback defense, Winston is a low-end QB2 this week.