Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Matt Ryan or Philip Rivers

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Experts' Pick
 
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 9-
Best Rank# 1# 3-
Worst Rank# 9# 15-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DEN at CHI-
Matchup Rank3216-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.421.4
Pass Yds200.6211
Pass TD1.81.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total259.0347.5-
Avg Game16.221.7-
Avg Projection17.816.4-
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  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN
22/33, 192 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
at CHI
21/30, 321 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. MIA
31/39, 331 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
19/28, 252 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. KC
20/40, 237 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
at DET
24/35, 294 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. PHI
22/38, 347 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
vs. BUF
24/42, 242 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NYG
21/44, 258 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 at OAK
25/36, 268 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
24/35, 248 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
Week 7 vs. DEN
15/26, 183 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
at NE
23/33, 233 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at NE
17/30, 212 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
at NYJ
18/29, 254 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEK at CAR
24/38, 313 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at JAC
21/37, 235 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
22/29, 215 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
Week 11 vs. BUF
20/32, 251 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
at SEA
19/27, 195 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at DAL
27/33, 434 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
5 rush, -5 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
26/35, 317 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. CLE
31/43, 344 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
16/29, 173 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. WAS
18/31, 319 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
vs. NO
15/27, 221 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at KC
20/36, 227 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
at TB
17/31, 212 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 16 at NYJ
22/40, 290 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at NO
22/36, 288 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 17 vs. OAK vs. CAR
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att36.134.5
Pass Cmp23.122.5
Pass Yards281.5269.0
Pass TDs2.01.8
Ints0.60.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.11.9
Rush Yards1.45.8
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.816.4
   
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
2016 Points 
Week 114.624.4
Week 223.827.8
Week 311.419.9
Week 418.835.5
Week 526.415.0
Week 611.121.6
Week 714.613.7
Week 812.724.4
Week 918.727.8
Week 1017.012.7
Week 11
Week 1219.718.3
Week 1314.816.2
Week 147.421.5
Week 1514.219.3
Week 1618.920.0
Week 1714.929.4
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Matt Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
vs. CAR, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
With the season on the line for the Chargers and Melvin Gordon and/or Austin Ekeler likely to be out, expect Rivers to throw 40+ passes against the Raiders. He is a safe bet to be a high-end QB1 this weekend. 
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
They need to win and have the Titans lose to the Jags. Rivers and co. will be playing for keeps.They need to win to get in, and should probably be expected to prevail over Carolina in this circumstance...barely.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 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 Raiders are 14th against fantasy quarterbacks, Rivers is a borderline QB1 this week.