Skip to main content

Matthew Stafford or Ryan Tannehill

Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Can't Decide? Leave it up to the Fantasy Gods

The Fantasy Gods have spoken. Start {{ state.players[state.winningPlayerIndex].player_name }}

Players

Brought to you by Toyota

Toyota logo
Advertisement
Advertisement
Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
Ryan TannehillR. Tannehill
QB - TEN
Ryan Tannehill
at MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Sep 27th, 2020
70%
Recommended by
124 of 177 experts
30%
Recommended by
53 of 177 experts
Add Player
Most Accurate Experts 
    
Top ExpertsTop QB ExpertsTop Player Experts See who the Most Accurate Experts would start
Upgrade Now
    
Rankings 
    
ECR# 12# 15-
Best Rank# 8# 8-
Worst Rank# 16# 19-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ARI at MIN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs ARIThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs MIN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp2024.7
Pass Yds230292.3
Pass TD1.71.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total52.958.9-
Avg Game17.619.6-
Avg Projection18.117.6-
Week 217.226.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoorIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Matthew StaffordRyan TannehillAdd Player
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#15#18-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
1 d
#19#16-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
1 d
#13#14-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
1 d
#8#15-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
1 d
#12#11-
    
1 d
#13#16-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
1 d
#14#11-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 d
#13#15-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#13#7-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#13#16-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
1 d
#18#9-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#11#13-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#8#19-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#14#10-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#14#13-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#16#15-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
1 d
#13#15-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 d
#13#15-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
#10#16-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#12#15-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
1 d
#16#22-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#12#16-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#17#13-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 d
#11#19-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#11#14-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 d
#15#9-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#12#11-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#13#15-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
1 d
#11#14-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
1 d
#11#13-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
1 d
#8#10-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
#15#11-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
1 d
#13#16-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#11#14-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#16#14-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#10#14-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
1 d
#26#18-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 d
#12#14-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
1 d
#12#10-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
1 d
#13#15-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
1 d
#12#17-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#13#15-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 d
#10#13-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
1 d
#10#13-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
1 d
#7#8-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
1 d
#9#15-
    
Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
Wolf Sports
1 d
#16#18-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
1 d
#18#11-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
1 d
#9#12-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#11#20-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#12#13-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#11#12-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
RotoExperts
1 d
#13#15-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
1 d
#12#15-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
1 d
#16#14-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
1 d
#8#9-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
1 d
#12#14-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#15#13-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
1 d
#10#13-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#12#15-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
1 d
#16#15-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
1 d
#10#14-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 d
#16#15-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
1 d
#12#13-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#14#19-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
1 d
#15#17-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
1 d
#13#15-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#8#13-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
1 d
#9#23-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
#14#18-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
1 d
#17#16-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
1 d
#13#18-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 d
#15#14-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
1 d
#13#15-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
1 d
#15#17-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
1 d
#17#7-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 d
#15#16-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
#12#16-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#7#16-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 d
#9#14-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#13#15-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#9#13-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
1 d
#8#11-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#12#17-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
1 d
#15#9-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
1 d
#11#16-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
1 d
#14#15-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 d
#12#16-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
1 d
#16#14-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
1 d
#9#16-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
1 d
#16#21-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
1 d
#13#17-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
1 d
#17#18-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#15#16-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
1 d
#11#16-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
1 d
#14#17-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
1 d
#10#11-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
1 d
#12#15-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#20#9-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
1 d
#14#16-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#11#18-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
1 d
#9#12-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
1 d
#11#13-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#11#10-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#13#15-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#14#17-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
1 d
#9#15-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
1 d
#11#13-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
1 d
#10#17-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#16#11-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
1 d
#8#9-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#12#17-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
1 d
#15#16-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
1 d
#15#16-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
#8#16-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#16#19-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 d
#10#19-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
1 d
#15#13-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
1 d
#12#14-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#14#12-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
1 d
#10#17-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
1 d
#17#10-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
1 d
#11#10-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
1 d
#16#15-
    
Dale DeMottD. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
1 d
#13#14-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
1 d
#12#14-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#16#17-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
1 d
#14#16-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
1 d
#9#14-
    
1 d
#15#18-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
1 d
#23#13-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
#10#12-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#15#22-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#18#10-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
1 d
#10#17-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#12#17-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
1 d
#12#13-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#13#14-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
1 d
#17#10-
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#12#14-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#11#14-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#10#16-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#12#18-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#21#11-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
1 d
#8#15-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#16#14-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#16#10-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
1 d
#16#13-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 d
#10#11-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#13#15-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#13#15-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#18#15-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 d
#11#9-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
1 d
#13#14-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
2 d
#8#16-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
2 d
#13#12-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 d
#9#15-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#18#22-
    
Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
2 d
#15#12-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
2 d
#14#12-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 d
#10#19-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#15#16-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
2 d
#15#10-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
3 d
#15#17-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
4 d
#9#8-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
4 d
#13#12-
    
Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
4 d
#13#10-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
4 d
#14#8-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
4 d
#11#14-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
4 d
#16#21-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
4 d
#17#15-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
4 d
#15#11-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
4 d
#21#11-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
5 d
#13#17-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
5 d
#15#17-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
6 d
#14#16-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
6 d
#15#18-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
Ryan TannehillR. Tannehill
QB - TEN
Ryan Tannehill
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CHI
24/42, 297 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
5 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
at DEN
29/43, 249 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at GB
20/33, 244 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
18/24, 239 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at ARI at MIN
Week 4 vs. NO vs. PIT
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. BUF
Week 6 at JAC vs. HOU
Week 7 at ATLBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. IND at CIN
Week 9 at MIN vs. CHI
Week 10 vs. WAS vs. IND
Week 11 at CAR at BAL
Week 12 vs. HOU at IND
Week 13 at CHI vs. CLE
Week 14 vs. GB at JAC
Week 15 at TEN vs. DET
Week 16 vs. TB at GB
Week 17 vs. MIN at HOU
Player Projections Comparison
  Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
Ryan TannehillR. Tannehill
QB - TEN
Ryan Tannehill
at MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att37.829.1
Pass Cmp24.719.8
Pass Yards288.5243.0
Pass TDs1.81.8
Ints0.80.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.73.2
Rush Yards9.714.7
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.117.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
Ryan TannehillR. Tannehill
QB - TEN
Ryan Tannehill
2020 Points 
Week 117.219.4
Week 217.226.8
Week 318.512.7
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total52.958.9
Average17.619.6
Notes for Player Combination
  Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
at ARI, Sun 4pm EDT
Ryan TannehillR. Tannehill
QB - TEN
Ryan Tannehill
at MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 I like Tannehill this week, but I'm not convinced that he's a year-long QB1. While he ranks as the QB10 on the year so far, there's no way this level of production is sustainable. He just shouldn't be scoring this many touchdowns -- he's tied for the second-most passing scores (6), and he's thrown them at second-highest frequency in the league (one TD for every 11 passes). Only Russell Wilson is ahead of him in either stat. Yet the Titans only attempt 33.5 passing plays per game, the 13th-fewest in the league, so you can bet on some regression coming his way. Don't get me wrong, he's a great option at QB2, but you shouldn't let his strong start to 2020 lead you to believe that he's a viable QB1 every week. That said, he's my QB12 for Week 3 because of the Vikings' abysmal secondary.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
When some drafted Stafford as the QB12 (or around there) and thought they were getting a top-five guy based on last year's limited sample size, they didn't expect this. He's currently the QB19 in fantasy, though missing Kenny Golladay has not been great. He's going to bounce back, though he was never going to be a top-five quarterback. He gets his best matchup of the year here, but oddly enough, the Cardinals defense as a whole has allowed the third-fewest fantasy points per game to opponents. Crazy, right? That's likely due to the competition, as the 49ers and Washington don't put up very many fantasy points. Suddenly, the Cardinals are getting to the quarterback, as they've generated a sack on 9.6 percent of dropbacks, which ranks as the fourth-highest mark in the league. The pressure is likely a big part of the reason they've allowed just a 57.6 percent completion rate, which ranks second to only the Steelers. Still, we can't forget what this defense looked like last year when they allowed 38 passing touchdowns and a 70 percent completion rate in the same exact scheme. The addition of Isaiah Simmons was a big one, but we can't pretend his three tackles are the reason for all that change. We essentially can't rely too much on a small sample from 2020 and oddsmakers agree. Stafford threw for 385 yards and three touchdowns when these teams met back in Week 1 of last year, finishing as the QB4 that week. If Golladay plays, Stafford deserves a bump into low-end QB1 territory. If Golladay sits again, he's still in the streaming conversation, but more of a high-end QB2.It felt like we were back in 2019 again, as Tannehill was absurdly efficient against the Jaguars, completing 18-of-24 passes for 239 yards and four touchdowns. He did it without A.J. Brown, too, which made it that much more impressive. It was clear they sold out to stop Henry, allowing Tannehill to find his men sometimes uncovered. He's now thrown 28 touchdowns over his last 12 regular-season games as a starter. The Vikings defense is suddenly one to pick on in fantasy, as they've allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game (111.4) through two weeks. It's balanced, too, as they've allowed 20.7 points per game to quarterbacks, while allowing 28.5 PPR points per game to running backs. They're still without their best pass rusher (Danielle Hunter) for at least one more week, and their defense took another hit last week when linebacker Anthony Barr tore his pectoral muscle and was announced as out for the year. Even with Barr, the Vikings have allowed a 73.9 percent completion-rate, 8.38 yards per attempt, and a 7.3 percent touchdown-rate. Those are all near the league high. The only concern with Tannehill is Henry taking over, but knowing the Vikings opponents have averaged 71.5 plays per game, there should be plenty to go around. Tannehill should be considered a low-end QB1/high-end QB2.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
This game quietly could turn into a shootout and Stafford could be forced to throw the ball all over the yard. As of right now, there's optimism surrounding Golladay's ability to suit up in this matchup, which is a huge boost to Stafford's fantasy outlook. If Golladay plays, Stafford could be rolled out as a low-end QB1 in this one.Tannehill was fantastic last week against the Jaguars defense and he now gets to face the Vikings unit that simply can't stop anyone. Even without A.J. Brown, who is expected to miss this game, Tanehill's a perfect streaming option again this week.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Arizona is 7th against fantasy quarterbacks and the Lions still have not had Kenny Golladay play this season. He is expected to suit up this week, which should make Stafford an upside QB2.The Vikings are just 22nd against fantasy quarterbacks, Tannehill has a great matchup on the road against a below average Vikings D.