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Matt Ryan or Jimmy Garoppolo

Who Should I Start? - Week 14

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Jimmy GaroppoloJ. Garoppolo
QB - SF
Jimmy Garoppolo
at NO, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CAR at NO-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.218.9
Pass Yds183.3187.9
Pass TD0.91.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total208.5194.4-
Avg Game19.016.2-
Avg Projection18.413.5-
Week 1318.69.1-
    
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  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Jimmy GaroppoloJ. Garoppolo
QB - SF
Jimmy Garoppolo
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIN
33/46, 304 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
2 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
at TB
18/27, 166 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. PHI
27/43, 320 pass yds, 3 td, 3 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at CIN
17/25, 296 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at IND
29/34, 304 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
23/32, 277 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
6 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. TEN
35/53, 397 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 5 at HOU
32/46, 330 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
3 rush, 7 yds, 1 td
vs. CLE
20/29, 181 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at ARI
30/36, 356 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
2 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
at LAR
24/33, 243 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
5 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
Week 7 vs. LAR
16/27, 159 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
at WAS
12/21, 151 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
4 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. SEA
vs. CAR
18/22, 175 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
Week 9BYE WEEK at ARI
28/37, 317 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
3 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at NO
20/35, 182 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
24/46, 248 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at CAR
21/31, 311 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
34/45, 424 pass yds, 4 td, 2 int
1 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. TB
23/46, 271 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
14/20, 253 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. NO
35/50, 312 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
3 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
at BAL
15/21, 165 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. CAR at NO
Week 15 at SF vs. ATL
Week 16 vs. JAC vs. LAR
Week 17 at TB at SEA
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Jimmy GaroppoloJ. Garoppolo
QB - SF
Jimmy Garoppolo
at NO, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att38.231.4
Pass Cmp26.220.6
Pass Yards297.2240.5
Pass TDs1.91.4
Ints0.90.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.71.9
Rush Yards6.74.9
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.413.5
   
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Jimmy GaroppoloJ. Garoppolo
QB - SF
Jimmy Garoppolo
2019 Points 
Week 120.611.4
Week 222.123.7
Week 323.511.4
Week 415.7
Week 532.914.9
Week 630.913.1
Week 73.67.0
Week 814.0
Week 928.9
Week 1015.611.0
Week 1116.431.7
Week 128.618.2
Week 1318.69.1
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Jimmy GaroppoloJ. Garoppolo
QB - SF
Jimmy Garoppolo
at NO, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's had some issues since returning from his ankle sprain, as he's now finished three of the four games averaging 6.2 or less yards per attempt. It doesn't help that he was without Julio Jones for Week 13 but there's definitely concern as we head into the fantasy playoffs. The good news is that Ryan's one good game since returning came against the Panthers when he completed 21-of-31 passes for 311 yards and a touchdown in Week 11. It's difficult to take much away from them holding Dwayne Haskins to just 147 yards and no touchdowns, as that's kind of the norm. There have been just five quarterbacks who've finished better than the QB20 against the Panthers this year, and the one thing they have in common is pass attempts. Ryan was the only one who finished with more than 13.6 fantasy points without throwing the ball 39-plus times. The Panthers have lost both defensive tackles Dontari Poe and Kawann Short, and have really struggled to stop the run, so more attention could be focused on that are of the field in their practices this week, which could lend to more production in the passing game for the Falcons. He's no longer a locked-in must-start with the way the defense is playing, but he can be considered a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 provided Julio is back in the lineup. If Julio sits, Ryan is just a middling QB2.It's hard to take much away from the Week 13 game against the Ravens, as it was raining throughout. As usual, there were some good plays by Garoppolo but there were also some not-so-great throws. The good news is that it appears Sanders and Samuel are healthy. The Saints got Marshon Lattimore back last week, which certainly helps their defense, though they've been great regardless. They have not allowed a quarterback to average more than 7.56 yards per attempt since way back in Week 3. They have allowed multiple passing touchdowns in 8-of-12 games, though, as their run defense is stellar, forcing opponents to throw the ball a bit more on the goal-line. The touchdowns have allowed 8-of-12 quarterbacks to finish as top-15 options against them. It also helps that they've faced a massive 38.1 pass attempts per game even though their opponents have averaged just 60.3 plays per game. How does that happen? Well, teams are extremely pass-heavy against them, as the 65.7 percent passing-rate is the second-highest mark in the NFL, behind only the Bucs. We have seen Garoppolo drop back to pass much more since the team acquired Emmanuel Sanders, too. Knowing how good the Saints are against the run, this offense will have to move through Garoppolo this week. He has finished as a top-16 quarterback in 4-of-6 games with Sanders on the team, but the issue remains that if he has an off-day throwing the ball, he offers nothing on the ground. That leaves him in middling QB2 territory, though he's not the worst option.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Panthers are 10th against fantasy quarterbacks, Ryan has been up and down, but should be a QB2 at home in a tough matchup. 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
The good news is that Julio should be back in the lineup this week. The bad news is that Ryan has not had a 20-point game since Week 6. The upside is always there for Ryan and these pass catchers, but he is on that borderline of QB1/2 value this week. The way to attack the Panthers is on the ground, so if Atlanta is able to find some success running early in the game, they will likely stick to that as much as possible, which limits Ryan's upside.The Saints have surrendered the eighth-most points to QBs over the past five weeks, and with them being solid against the run, it should lead to this Niners passing game being more active. After two straight 45+ passing attempt weeks, Jimmy G has attempted a total of 41 passes over the past two games. Look for this passing workload to increase into the 30 range for this game, giving Garoppolo 20-point upside. Still, he is only a QB2 option this week, with other QBs being in better spots.
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