Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Matt Ryan or Matthew Stafford

 
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  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
vs. ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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ECR# 3# 5-
Best Rank# 1# 1-
Worst Rank# 10# 11-
    
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Opponent at DET vs. ATL-
Matchup Rank2512-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp16.319.7
Pass Yds157.3161.3
Pass TD0.71
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total32.840.3-
Avg Game16.420.2-
Avg Projection18.717.6-
Week 214.913.2-
    
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  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at CHI
21/30, 321 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
29/41, 292 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. GB
19/28, 252 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at NYG
15/21, 122 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at DET vs. ATL
Week 4 vs. BUF at MIN
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. CAR
Week 6 vs. MIA at NO
Week 7 at NEBYE WEEK
Week 8 at NYJ vs. PIT
Week 9 at CAR at GB
Week 10 vs. DAL vs. CLE
Week 11 at SEA at CHI
Week 12 vs. TB vs. MIN
Week 13 vs. MIN at BAL
Week 14 vs. NO at TB
Week 15 at TB vs. CHI
Week 16 at NO at CIN
Week 17 vs. CAR vs. GB
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
vs. ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att33.737.5
Pass Cmp23.323.6
Pass Yards283.8263.9
Pass TDs1.91.8
Ints0.60.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.22.5
Rush Yards6.510.6
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.717.6
   
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
2017 Points 
Week 117.927.1
Week 214.913.2
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  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
vs. ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Ryan has been disappointing from a fantasy perspective through the first two games, but he's hardly to blame. Although he has just two touchdowns, he's thrown for 573 yards and has completed 69 percent of his passes. While the lack of touchdowns is disappointing, it seems pretty clear that Ryan hasn't missed much of a beat with new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. The Lions' passing defense is off to a terrific start, but it's still unclear whether the success is due to the talent-level or the poor quarterback play of the Lions' opponents (Carson Palmer and Eli Manning). Regardless, Ryan can pick apart any defense, and the Lions allowed only five rushing touchdowns to running backs last season, second in the league. That means the chances of multiple passing touchdowns is high in this one which, of course, keeps Ryan as a top-end QB1. Stafford continues to thrive under Jim Bob Cooter's offense, as he's taken on two tough defenses in the Cardinals and the Giants and emerged with an average of 25 fantasy points. The Falcons defense is not a pushover, but it has allowed 34 passing touchdowns since the beginning of 2016, and this game is expected to be a shootout. Stafford is a firm QB1 in this matchup, and could be considered a top-five option.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
The Lions will likely try to slow down the Falcons and make this a "grindier" game than usual, but it's still going to be tough to stop this offense.Stafford won't be able to slow this game down, as the Falcons should be close or have a lead. Expect him to come closer to his ceiling than he did last week.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Detroit is 11th against fantasy quarterbacks this year, but they will be tested by the reigning MVP of the NFL.Atlanta is 22nd against fantasy quarterbacks, Stafford has QB1 appeal at home in a game that should be high scoring.