Who Should I Start? - Week 15

Matt Ryan or Philip Rivers

 
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  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at KC, Sat 8pm EST
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at TB, Mon 8pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 7# 10-
Best Rank# 2# 4-
Worst Rank# 22# 18-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at KC at TB-
Matchup Rank713-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp16.619.8
Pass Yds201.9224.3
Pass TD1.21.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total219.8180.4-
Avg Game16.913.9-
Avg Projection17.617.2-
Week 1420.86.8-
    
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  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Matt RyanM. 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 at TB
Week 16 at NYJ at NO
Week 17 vs. OAK vs. CAR
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at KC, Sat 8pm EST
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at TB, Mon 8pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att37.235.2
Pass Cmp23.623.9
Pass Yards287.9286.5
Pass TDs2.01.8
Ints0.70.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.01.8
Rush Yards1.25.5
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.617.2
   
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
2017 Points 
Week 117.717.9
Week 217.214.9
Week 33.513.7
Week 419.98.5
Week 520.8
Week 614.311.9
Week 715.317.0
Week 810.515.9
Week 918.4
Week 1015.314.6
Week 1118.017.0
Week 1228.916.8
Week 1317.67.0
Week 1420.86.8
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at KC, Sat 8pm EST
Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at TB, Mon 8pm EST
Expert 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 Ryan has quietly delivered a fairly low-floor, low-ceiling 2017 campaign, as he's surpassed 20 fantasy points just twice this season. The Bucs have allowed the most passing yards of any team this season, and Ryan did throw for 317 yards against them back in Week 12. But at this point, Ryan is coming off of two awful fantasy games in a row, and hasn't yet come close to delivering an elite performance in any game this season. He's just a borderline QB1 this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
This is going to be a great test for Rivers and the Chargers offense in order to make sure things are different than they've been in years past. What do I mean by that? Rivers has choked against the Chiefs for three straight years. Here are his passing yards and touchdowns from each of their last seven games: 237/0, 269/2, 243/1, 263/0, 178/0, 291/0, 205/2. He's failed to top 14.9 fantasy points against them since way back in 2013. Keep in mind that during that stretch, Rivers has had some pretty amazing streaks, including the one he's on now, but with this being a divisional game against an Andy Reid-led team who has had his number, expectations need to be tempered. On top of that, this game will take place in Kansas City, which happens to be one of the toughest places to play in the NFL. The Chiefs do allow plenty of points on the road, but they allow more than seven points less at home. This game will also be during primetime, so you know the crowd will be as loud as ever. Again, this Chargers team is playing as good as they have in quite some time, so I'm not going to say that Rivers is unplayable, but he's more of a high-end QB2 this week and one that I'd avoid in DFS.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Rivers has a fantastic matchup against a Chiefs D that is 25th against fantasy quarterbacks. The Buccaneers are just 24th against fantasy quarterbacks, Ryan should have QB1 appeal on the road.