Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Philip Rivers or Russell Wilson

 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Philip Rivers
QB - SD
Philip Rivers
at IND, Sun 4pm EDT
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
114 of 140 experts
19%
Recommended by
26 of 140 experts
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Week 223.811.6
   
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Philip Rivers
QB - SD
Philip Rivers
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
2016 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC vs. MIA
Week 2 vs. JAC at LA
Week 3 at IND vs. SF
Week 4 vs. NO at NYJ
Week 5 at OAKBYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. DEN vs. ATL
Week 7 at ATL at ARI
Week 8 at DEN at NO
Week 9 vs. TEN vs. BUF
Week 10 vs. MIA at NE
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. PHI
Week 12 at HOU at TB
Week 13 vs. TB vs. CAR
Week 14 at CAR at GB
Week 15 vs. OAK vs. LA
Week 16 at CLE vs. ARI
Week 17 vs. KC at SF
 
Philip Rivers
QB - SD
Philip Rivers
at IND, Sun 4pm EDT
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att38.530.8
Pass Cmp24.720.2
Pass Yards289.6245.8
2.11.9
Ints1.00.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.55.1
Rush Yards4.026.0
Rush TDs0.00.2
   
Misc
   
0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.019.5
   
 
Philip Rivers
QB - SD
Philip Rivers
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
2016 Points 
Week 114.611.9
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Philip Rivers
QB - SD
Philip Rivers
at IND, Sun 4pm EDT
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
FantasyPros Staff
FantasyPros
 Wilson is still dealing with what sounds like a pretty bad sprained ankle, but any time a top-five QB goes up against a bottom 10 defense, you have to expect strong numbers. Don't mind that Doug Baldwin and Thomas Rawls are both playing through injuries, Wilson will find a way to pile up the points.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Colts secondary is in shambles and Rivers is playing at a high level. He is a QB1 in a great matchup.Wilson's ankle injury hurts his ability to tally fantasy points on the ground, which makes him a QB2.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
The Colts have allowed 301 yards passing and 1.5 touchdown passes per game so far and Football Outsiders ranks them 31st against the pass. Rivers showed last week that he can put up good numbers even without Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead, so as long as he's in a positive matchup, I think we can still depend on him. Wilson and Doug Baldwin are hurting, but if they are able to practice and look healthy, Wilson should be able to get back on track against the 49ers who just gave up four touchdown passes to Cam Newton.
FantasyPros Staff
FantasyPros
Rivers proved that he can be productive in a post Keenan Allen world. Now he will have to deal with the loss of running back Danny Woodhead to a torn ACL. Rivers produced 0.93 fantasy points per drop back in Week 3 (0.61 through two games). We view him as a QB1 in Week 3 against the Colts. The Seahawks offense has struggled all season and Wilson is dealing with a high ankle sprain. He only produced 0.29 fantasy points per drop back in Week 2. The Seahawks offensive line continues to be a liability. Wilson looks to get back on track against the 49ers defense at home in Week 3.