Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Philip Rivers or Russell Wilson

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Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers
SD - QB
vs. DET  Sun, 4:05 ET
 
Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson
SEA - QB
at STL  Sun, 1:00 ET
3%
Expert Pick %
97%
16
ECR
12
11
Best Rank
3
26
Worst Rank
17
17.0
Ave Projection (?)
18.8
3%
Expert Pick %
97%
 
3%
Expert Pick %
97%
16
ECR
12
11
Best Rank
3
26
Worst Rank
17
17
Ave Projection (?)
18.8
283
Pass Yards
226
2
Pass TDs
2
1
Ints
1
3
Rush Yards
37
265.8
Total Points
327.6
16.6
Ave Points
20.5
12.5
Week 1
18.5
25.1
Week 2
17.9
19.3
Week 3
22.0
27.1
Week 4
21.8
Week 5
34.2
25.8
Week 6
10.2
14.2
Week 7
37.1
19.8
Week 8
13.5
-2.2
Week 9
10.3
BYE
Week 10
19.6
11.6
Week 11
22.2
13.5
Week 12
19.7
27.2
Week 13
16.9
10.4
Week 14
29.3
9.6
Week 15
11.4
24.2
Week 16
36.4
5.8
Week 17
8.3
Ave Targets / Game
Total Targets
Week 1
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BYE
BYE
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Detroit lost some defensive bite but they shouldn't suddenly be awful. That being said, Rivers has been money in his new system and he's at home.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Rams on the road is no easy task, but Wilson has Graham and his legs. The potential for a defensive battle is scary but I still like Russ inside the top-10.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Detroit allowed the 5th fewest points to fantasy quarterbacks last year, but I think those stats go out the window with DT Ndamukong Suh now in Miami.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

St Louis has done a fairly good job against Wilson. In 6 career games, he has averaged only 212.2 passing yards per game and has just 6 touchdown passes and 4 interceptions. He has had some success as a runner with 38 rushes for 200 yards and 2 touchdowns. He's a low upside QB1 this week.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

 
As long as Wilson continues to run the ball he'll be a top choice every week. St. Louis beat the Seahawks at home last year, but Wilson threw for 2 touchdowns and 300+ yards, while running for over 100 yards and a another touchdown. The game script won't be the same, but we know what he can do against this Rams defense.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball