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Experts' Pick
 
 
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EST
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
at HOU, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Dec 5th, 2020
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110 of 111 experts
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1 of 111 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 6# 16-
Best Rank# 4# 15-
Worst Rank# 11# 19-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CLE at HOU-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs CLEThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs HOU-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp19.118.4
Pass Yds193.9200.2
Pass TD1.61.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total221.5173.8-
Avg Game20.115.8-
Avg Projection18.616.8-
Week 1219.118.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather45 F, Partly CloudyIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Ryan TannehillPhilip RiversAdd Player
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
10 m
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Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
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#7#15-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
1 h
#5#16-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
1 h
#7#17-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
2 h
#8#16-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#8#17-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#5#15-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
3 h
#9#17-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
3 h
#5#15-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
4 h
#13#14-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
4 h
#7#16-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
4 h
#6#16-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
4 h
#10#15-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
4 h
#8#15-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 h
#5#15-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
5 h
#8#15-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
6 h
#10#16-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
7 h
#9#16-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
8 h
#6#16-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
9 h
#8#17-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
10 h
#5#16-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
11 h
#8#16-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
12 h
#5#16-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
14 h
#9#15-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
14 h
#8#17-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
14 h
#6#16-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
14 h
#9#17-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
14 h
#6#16-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
14 h
#7#16-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
15 h
#6#14-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
15 h
#6#17-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
16 h
#8#15-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
16 h
#11#18-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
16 h
#8#16-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
16 h
#9#16-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
16 h
#7#18-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
17 h
#9#16-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
17 h
#5#17-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
18 h
#4#16-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
18 h
#8#17-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
19 h
#6#16-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
19 h
#8#18-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
19 h
#12#18-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
20 h
#5#16-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
20 h
#5#17-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
21 h
#6#15-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
21 h
#8#15-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
21 h
#8#16-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
21 h
#7#16-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
21 h
#8#18-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
21 h
#8#18-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
21 h
#6#16-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
22 h
#5#18-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
22 h
#6#17-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
22 h
#6#15-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
22 h
#10#17-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
23 h
#10#12-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
23 h
#6#17-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
1 d
#15#16-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
CBS Sports
1 d
#11#18-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#7#16-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
1 d
#7#17-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 d
#6#16-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 d
#3#16-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#16#20-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
1 d
#11#12-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#11#19-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
1 d
#7#16-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 d
#9#16-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#10#16-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#7#16-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
1 d
#17#23-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 d
#6#17-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
1 d
#11#17-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 d
#8#19-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#11#13-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
2 d
#6#16-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
2 d
#8#15-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#7#16-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
2 d
#6#15-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
2 d
#7#16-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#8#16-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
2 d
#7#16-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
2 d
#7#12-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#7#16-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#6#15-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#7#16-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 d
#5#18-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 d
#6#16-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
2 d
#8#15-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
#6#16-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
3 d
#7#15-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
3 d
#6#16-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
3 d
#7#21-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
3 d
#5#16-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 d
#8#17-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
3 d
#8#16-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
3 d
#8#16-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
3 d
#12#17-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
3 d
#9#15-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 d
#6#15-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
3 d
#6#16-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 d
#8#10-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
4 d
#18#16-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
4 d
#6#16-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#6#16-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
4 d
#20#21-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
4 d
#5#16-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
4 d
#8#17-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
5 d
#19#20-
    
Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
1 w
#6#19-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN
29/43, 249 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
at JAC
36/46, 363 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. JAC
18/24, 239 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
19/25, 214 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at MIN
23/37, 321 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
4 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
17/21, 217 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
Week 4BYE WEEK at CHI
16/29, 190 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. BUF
21/28, 195 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
4 rush, 42 yds, 1 td
at CLE
21/33, 243 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. HOU
30/41, 366 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
vs. CIN
29/44, 371 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. PIT
18/30, 220 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8 at CIN
18/30, 233 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
at DET
23/33, 262 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 9 vs. CHI
10/21, 158 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. BAL
25/43, 227 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
Week 10 vs. IND
15/27, 147 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
at TEN
29/39, 308 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
Week 11 at BAL
22/31, 259 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
4 rush, 35 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
24/36, 288 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at IND
13/22, 221 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 1 td
vs. TEN
24/42, 295 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
Week 13 vs. CLE at HOU
Week 14 at JAC at LV
Week 15 vs. DET vs. HOU
Week 16 at GB at PIT
Week 17 at HOU vs. JAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EST
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
at HOU, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att29.535.2
Pass Cmp19.523.5
Pass Yards244.0274.7
Pass TDs2.01.8
Ints0.50.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.11.0
Rush Yards13.31.4
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.616.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2020 Points 
Week 119.416.8
Week 226.811.9
Week 312.712.7
Week 411.2
Week 530.07.6
Week 629.625.7
Week 717.3
Week 818.322.3
Week 914.68.1
Week 1010.816.3
Week 1122.922.4
Week 1219.118.8
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total221.5173.8
Average20.115.8
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. CLE, Sun 1pm EST
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
at HOU, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It seems like Tannehill is back on track after a lull in the middle of the season. He's totaled over 40 fantasy points over the last two weeks, and he's doing it on the back of Derrick Henry. Sure, Henry isn't used much in the passing game, but the threat he presents has opened play action to Tannehill and the receivers. He's right back to being the high-floor streamer we've come to know and love over the last two years. The Titans also have the third-highest team-implied total on this slate (29.8 points), which is great news for Tannehill's floor. The Browns are likely getting their top pass-rusher Myles Garrett back for this game, which will give their pass-rush a boost, but again, that's somewhat negated with what Henry has done to defenses. There have been just three times all season where a quarterback has thrown more than 37 pass attempts against the Browns and just three who've finished with more than 7.36 yards per attempt, so it feels as if there's a low floor here, but Tannehill isn't someone who ever relies on pass attempts to get things done. He's topped 31 pass attempts in just three of his 11 games this year, yet he's still been able to finish with 17.3-plus fantasy points in 8-of-11 games. The Browns have allowed a high 5.38 percent touchdown-rate, which ranks as the ninth-highest mark in the league, and let's not forget the fact that their overall numbers are going to look better than they are because of the three crazy-high-wind games they played in Weeks 8-11. Tannehill should offer a stable floor as a mid-to-high-end QB2, and he could be an interesting pivot off Henry in mass-entry tournaments, as we have seen two 35-point quarterback performances against the Browns this year.He had another solid fantasy outing in Week 12 and has now scored at least 16.3 fantasy points in five of his last six games, with the lone exception coming in an obvious bad game against the Ravens. This week isn't one of those obvious bad games, but rather an obvious good one. The Texans are a team to attack in fantasy matchups, as they've allowed a massive 102.3 PPR points per game to their opponents, which ranks as the fourth-most in the NFL. They also just lost their best cornerback for the season, as Bradley Roby was suspended for six games. Even with Roby on the field, the Texans had been allowing a 68.0 percent completion-rate, 7.83 yards per attempt, and a 5.3 percent touchdown-rate, which are all well above the league average. They've also allowed opponents 27.0 points per game, which ranks as the 10th-most and explains the 28-point team-implied total that the Colts have for this game. It helps to know that the Texans have intercepted a league-low three passes all year, or one every 126.0 pass attempts, so Rivers might be able to take more chances. For what it's worth, the Texans did play one game without Roby earlier this season, and let's just say it was great for Rivers' prospects in this game, as Jake Luton was able to throw for 304 yards and a touchdown in his first NFL start. We all know what happened after that. Rivers comes with the risk of the ground game stealing a lot of production, but he's delivered solid enough numbers as of late to consider as a middling QB2.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Tannehill played a fine game last week, but he wasn't exactly needed much with Derrick Henry running all over the Colts. The same thing could happen again here, which makes Tannehill a risky play. He's certainly in the streaming conversation, but there are most likely better options available for you.Rivers has now finished as the QB13, the QB10, and the QB10 each of the past three weeks. He has a fantastic matchup here this week against Houston and he's certainly back in the streaming conversation.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Browns allow the 10th most points to fantasy QBs, Tannehill should be s solid QB1 at home this week.