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Matt Ryan or Philip Rivers

Who Should I Start? - Week 11

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. KC, Mon 8pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10# 12-
Best Rank# 7# 5-
Worst Rank# 17# 14-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CAR vs. KC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CARThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs KC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp17.319.7
Pass Yds170.1201.3
Pass TD0.81.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total164.9157.0-
Avg Game20.615.7-
Avg Projection17.716.5-
Week 1015.613.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather48 F, Clear-
    
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  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIN
33/46, 304 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
2 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
25/34, 333 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. PHI
27/43, 320 pass yds, 3 td, 3 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at DET
21/36, 293 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at IND
29/34, 304 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
31/46, 318 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. TEN
35/53, 397 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
at MIA
24/30, 310 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at HOU
32/46, 330 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
3 rush, 7 yds, 1 td
vs. DEN
32/48, 211 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at ARI
30/36, 356 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
2 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
26/44, 320 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. LAR
16/27, 159 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
at TEN
24/38, 329 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 8 vs. SEA
at CHI
19/29, 201 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. GB
21/28, 294 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at NO
20/35, 182 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
at OAK
17/31, 207 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
Week 11 at CAR vs. KC
Week 12 vs. TBBYE WEEK
Week 13 vs. NO at DEN
Week 14 vs. CAR at JAC
Week 15 at SF vs. MIN
Week 16 vs. JAC vs. OAK
Week 17 at TB at KC
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. KC, Mon 8pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att38.937.5
Pass Cmp26.824.3
Pass Yards300.7282.6
Pass TDs1.81.8
Ints0.81.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.70.9
Rush Yards6.41.4
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.716.5
   
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2019 Points 
Week 120.624.9
Week 222.111.9
Week 323.519.6
Week 415.720.4
Week 532.96.1
Week 630.916.8
Week 73.621.2
Week 811.0
Week 911.8
Week 1015.613.3
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. KC, Mon 8pm EST
Expert 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
Ryan was held under 300 yards last week and this matchup doesn't look much better. The pass offense continues to take hits, with Sanu getting traded away and both Hooper and Freeman going down last week. Ryan is nothing more than a low end QB1 this week, given the injuries to his offense. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We knew Ryan had been leaned on all season, but now that Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith are out, it's all but guaranteed he throws the ball a ton. Is that smart against the Panthers? Probably not considering they're one of just three teams in the league that have more interceptions (11) than they have allowed passing touchdowns (10). There's a shift coming at some point, though, as the Panthers have allowed a rushing touchdown every 14.1 carries, a number that cannot be sustained. By comparison, no team allowed one more than every 20.7 carries last year. So, maybe Ryan can be the one to start the movement. The issue is that they're allowing just 6.83 yards per attempt on the year (7th-lowest mark) along with that ultra-low 3.05 percent touchdown-rate. They've also brought the pressure all year and delivered, racking up a 9.9 percent sack-rate, which ranks second in the NFL to only the 49ers. Ryan is somewhat used to it being the 12th-most pressured quarterback, though he's been solid while under pressure in comparison to his peers. This Panthers defense is certainly different than one Ryan played last year and is not one to attack in DFS. Knowing how much the Falcons will lean on him, he's still in the QB1 conversation, but he's more towards the bottom of it in this matchup.It's been somewhat of a nightmare season for Rivers who hasn't thrown more than two touchdowns since way back in Week 1 and has failed to top 14.8 fantasy points in five of the last six games. The Chiefs bring an interesting matchup for him, though. Many quarterbacks have had success against them, as evidenced by the 18.9 or more fantasy points they've allowed to quarterbacks in 6-of-9 games. The only quarterbacks who failed to reach the top-10 have been Derek Carr (Week 2), Jacoby Brissett (Week 5), and Joe Flacco (Week 7). In the new offense, Rivers has thrown the ball just 59 times over two games, which is a far cry from the 38.1 attempts he averaged over the first eight games. The Chargers like to play a slow-paced game while the Chiefs are more about business, so this game should wind-up having a decent pace, especially if the Chiefs throw points on the board. The issue is rational coaching. How would you attack the Chiefs if you ran an NFL team? You'd play keep-away with your run-game against their horrendous run defense and try to keep Mahomes off the field, right? That could lead to another low-attempt game for Rivers, which highlights his floor. His ceiling, however, is 300-plus yards and three touchdowns while playing catch-up. He's in the high-end QB2 conversation as someone with a few highly different outcomes.
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
 Rivers has been maddening to own this year, throwing 14 touchdowns and ten interceptions, and he only has one game with three touchdown passes. He should be involved in a shootout in Week 11, but keep your expectations low so he doesn't disappoint you again.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Carolina is 16th against fantasy quarterbacks over the last five weeks, Ryan should be in the low QB1 to high QB2 mix on the road this week.Kansas City is just 24th against fantasy quarterbacks the last 3 weeks, Rivers should be a low-end QB1 at home this week.
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