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Philip Rivers or Kyle Allen

Who Should I Start? - Week 14

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle AllenK. Allen
QB - CAR
Kyle Allen
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at JAC, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Dec 6th, 2019
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 23-
Best Rank# 15# 19-
Worst Rank# 25# 26-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ATL at JAC-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.316.1
Pass Yds207.6179.1
Pass TD1.51.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total147.4190.7-
Avg Game14.715.9-
Avg Projection15.215.6-
Week 1324.317.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor71 F, Mostly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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  Kyle AllenK. Allen
QB - CAR
Kyle Allen
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAR
0/0, 0 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
vs. IND
25/34, 333 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. TB
at DET
21/36, 293 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at ARI
19/26, 261 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
3 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
31/46, 318 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at HOU
24/34, 232 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
at MIA
24/30, 310 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. JAC
17/30, 181 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
32/48, 211 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at TB
20/32, 227 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
26/44, 320 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEK at TEN
24/38, 329 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 8 at SF
19/37, 158 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
at CHI
19/29, 201 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
Week 9 vs. TEN
17/32, 232 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
21/28, 294 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at GB
28/43, 307 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
3 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
at OAK
17/31, 207 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
Week 11 vs. ATL
31/50, 325 pass yds, 0 td, 4 int
1 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
vs. KC
28/52, 353 pass yds, 1 td, 4 int
Week 12 at NO
23/36, 256 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 13 vs. WAS
27/46, 278 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
4 rush, 22 yds, 1 td
at DEN
20/29, 265 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
Week 14 at ATL at JAC
Week 15 vs. SEA vs. MIN
Week 16 at IND vs. OAK
Week 17 vs. NO at KC
  Kyle AllenK. Allen
QB - CAR
Kyle Allen
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at JAC, Sun 4pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att38.134.1
Pass Cmp24.022.4
Pass Yards276.9269.5
Pass TDs1.51.7
Ints1.01.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.90.8
Rush Yards6.61.5
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.40.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points15.215.6
   
  Kyle AllenK. Allen
QB - CAR
Kyle Allen
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2019 Points 
Week 124.9
Week 211.9
Week 324.319.6
Week 43.320.4
Week 511.66.1
Week 617.416.8
Week 721.2
Week 83.311.0
Week 915.911.8
Week 1014.513.3
Week 119.716.1
Week 1223.1
Week 1324.317.6
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Kyle AllenK. Allen
QB - CAR
Kyle Allen
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at JAC, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The final stat line for Allen may look good for fantasy owners, but he had a rough game against the Redskins last week. He was sacked seven times, completed just 58.7 percent of his passes, and fumbled twice (losing one). He's now fumbled an absurd 10 times this year. Ever since the Falcons bye week, they've seemingly been a different team. They've had some tough competition (Drew Brees twice, Jameis Winston, Allen), but have allowed just 99-of-153 passing for 1,109 yards (277.3 per game), four touchdowns (1.0 per game), and six interceptions (1.5 per game). Allen's performance was the worst of the bunch, as he threw for 325 yards, no touchdowns, and four interceptions. It's odd to think they turned a corner, but it appears they have. They'll also have had a full 10 days to prepare for this game after playing on Thanksgiving Day. The only plus for Allen is that the Falcons failed to generate a sack in each of the last two games after sacking him five times in Week 11. It's not like Allen has shown enough of a ceiling where you need to take the risk to play him as anything more than a low-end QB2.The Chargers put the whispers out that they would consider benching Rivers if his poor play continued. He responded by completing 20-of-29 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception against the tough Broncos defense, though it wasn't enough to win. He's apparently on a short leash, though the Chargers shouldn't be relying on him very much this week. The Jaguars have allowed multiple passing touchdowns in just 5-of-12 games this year and have allowed just three quarterbacks to hit 8.0 or more yards per attempt. All-in-all, there've been just four top-12 quarterback performances against them this season. The 7.66 yards per attempt and 4.18 percent touchdown-rate indicate it requires volume to get it done against them, something Rivers hasn't had much of lately. He's thrown 31 or less attempts in four of the last five games. Anytime you hear the word "benched" being thrown around with a quarterback, you probably shouldn't be playing him in the fantasy playoffs. Knowing he's playing the team that's allowed the 11th-fewest points through the air to quarterbacks makes him just a low-end QB2 this week.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
With the Panthers struggling overall, this has created a game script for Kyle Allen to see some garbage time, helping his fantasy value recently. However, this is likely a close game. He put up a stinker against them earlier this season, and Allen looks to be without the veteran Greg Olsen this week as a security blanket out there. Avoid Kyle Allen, on the road, under a new head coach. 
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