Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Matt Ryan or Matthew Stafford

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  Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
vs. GB, Sun 1pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 6# 9-
Best Rank# 1# 3-
Worst Rank# 15# 15-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. ARI at CHI-
Matchup Rank1716-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp21.421.4
Pass Yds221.4211
Pass TD1.51.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total279.7347.5-
Avg Game17.521.7-
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  Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ARI
29/41, 292 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
at CHI
21/30, 321 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at NYG
15/21, 122 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
19/28, 252 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. ATL
25/45, 264 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
at DET
24/35, 294 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at MIN
19/31, 209 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
24/42, 242 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. CAR
23/35, 229 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
BYE WEEK
Week 6 at NO
25/52, 312 pass yds, 3 td, 3 int
2 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
24/35, 248 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
Week 7BYE WEEK at NE
23/33, 233 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. PIT
27/45, 423 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
1 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
18/29, 254 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at GB
26/33, 361 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at CAR
24/38, 313 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. CLE
17/26, 249 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
22/29, 215 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
Week 11 at CHI
21/31, 299 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at SEA
19/27, 195 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. MIN
20/35, 250 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
26/35, 317 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at BAL
24/29, 292 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
3 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
16/29, 173 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 14 at TB
36/44, 381 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
vs. NO
15/27, 221 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 15 vs. CHI
25/33, 237 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at TB
17/31, 212 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 16 at CIN
19/35, 203 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
at NO
22/36, 288 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 17 vs. GB vs. CAR
  Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
2016 Points 
Week 126.124.4
Week 215.527.8
Week 326.519.9
Week 48.235.5
Week 518.815.0
Week 628.221.6
Week 717.813.7
Week 813.624.4
Week 914.827.8
Week 1012.7
Week 1111.1
Week 1216.318.3
Week 1323.816.2
Week 1416.421.5
Week 1510.219.3
Week 1612.520.0
Week 1719.929.4
  Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
vs. GB, Sun 1pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
The Lions have missed the playoffs, but Stafford will play in the season finale.They need to win to get in, and should probably be expected to prevail over Carolina in this circumstance...barely.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Stafford played poorly against the Bengals on Sunday, throwing for just 203 yards and a touchdown. Although the loss eliminated the Lions from playoff contention, Jim Caldwell said the team will play their starters next weekend against the Packers. That's a good thing for Stafford, as Green Bay has struggled against quarterbacks for most of the season. Expect Stafford to look to end his season on a high note and to likely finish as a QB1.Ryan has been the definition of mediocre this season, rarely throwing more than one touchdown pass or for significant yardage. But the Falcons are still in prime position for a playoff spot and so will be motivated to win on Sunday against the Panthers. Carolina is relatively tough on opposing quarterbacks, however, and Ryan's lack of upside makes him just a borderline play this weekend.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Green Bay Packers are 26th against fantasy quarterback, Stafford should be a QB1 with the Lions trying to sweep the Green Bay Packers for the first time since 1991. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It wasn't pretty in Week 16 for Stafford and company, but they'll return home this week to play against their divisional rivals. Perhaps the best part of this game is that it takes place in a dome, where you don't have to worry about other elements getting in the way. The Packers have now allowed 14 passing touchdowns in their last five games, making Stafford is a must-play.