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Matt Ryan or Sam Darnold

Who Should I Start? - Week 11

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
at WAS, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Nov 17th, 2019
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 19-
Best Rank# 9# 15-
Worst Rank# 14# 23-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CAR at WAS-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CARThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs WAS-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp17.317.2
Pass Yds170.1172.6
Pass TD0.81.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total164.981.7-
Avg Game20.613.6-
Avg Projection17.813.0-
Week 1015.621.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather46 F, Partly Cloudy41 F, Overcast-
    
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  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIN
33/46, 304 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
2 rush, 24 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
28/41, 175 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. PHI
27/43, 320 pass yds, 3 td, 3 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
Week 3 at IND
29/34, 304 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at NE
Week 4 vs. TEN
35/53, 397 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 5 at HOU
32/46, 330 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
3 rush, 7 yds, 1 td
at PHI
Week 6 at ARI
30/36, 356 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
2 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
23/32, 338 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
5 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. LAR
16/27, 159 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. NE
11/32, 86 pass yds, 0 td, 4 int
2 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. SEA
at JAC
21/30, 218 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEK at MIA
27/39, 260 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at NO
20/35, 182 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
19/30, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 25 yds, 1 td
Week 11 at CAR at WAS
Week 12 vs. TB vs. OAK
Week 13 vs. NO at CIN
Week 14 vs. CAR vs. MIA
Week 15 at SF at BAL
Week 16 vs. JAC vs. PIT
Week 17 at TB at BUF
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
at WAS, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att38.933.0
Pass Cmp26.821.3
Pass Yards300.4227.1
Pass TDs1.81.3
Ints0.81.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.72.2
Rush Yards6.37.3
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.813.0
   
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
2019 Points 
Week 120.613.0
Week 222.1
Week 323.5
Week 415.7
Week 532.9
Week 630.920.6
Week 73.6-2.7
Week 815.6
Week 913.5
Week 1015.621.7
Week 11
Week 12
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Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Matt RyanM. Ryan
QB - ATL
Matt Ryan
at CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
at WAS, Sun 1pm 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. 
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
 Darnold has been extremely inconsistent this season, but he faces the Redskins in Week 11, making him a mid-tier QB2. He is very risky, so we'd recommend a few other streaming options over Darnold.
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.For those who streamed Darnold last week, be happy you walked away with what you did, as his rushing touchdown saved the day. You may not want to attempt your luck a second time this week, as this game not only has the lowest total on the slate, it's also one of the slowest paced games. The Jets' games average the seventh-fewest plays per game, while the Redskins' games averaged the fewest plays per game. It's possible there's less than 120 plays run in this game, which is a very low number. The Redskins do allow a league-high 72.5 percent completion-rate with a 5.3 percent touchdown-rate, so it's far from an intimidating matchup, but their opponents have averaged just 31.6 pass attempts per game, which has limited production. The only quarterbacks who finished top-12 against them were Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz, and Tom Brady. The biggest problem for Darnold will be their pressure, as they've generated 2.7 sacks per game over the last seven games. Darnold has now been sacked 20 times in the six games he's played, which is why he started seeing ghosts in the first place. It's tough to say Darnold is anything more than a low-end QB2.
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. 
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