Philip Rivers or Tom Brady

Who Should I Start? - Week 8

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
vs. CLE, Sun 4pm EDT
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 6# 19-
Best Rank# 5# 10-
Worst Rank# 9# 22-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CLE at CHI-
Matchup Rank1127-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp14.217.6
Pass Yds146.3157.7
Pass TD1.30.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total136.0120.9-
Avg Game19.417.3-
Avg Projection17.712.8-
Week 713.021.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather62 F, Rain until evening.60 F, Possible light rain in the morning.-
    
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  Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PIT
24/36, 341 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
vs. IND
25/34, 333 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at MIA
20/28, 264 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 1 td
at DET
21/36, 293 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ
28/42, 306 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 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 BUF
18/39, 150 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
3 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
at MIA
24/30, 310 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at WAS
28/42, 348 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
vs. DEN
32/48, 211 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. NYG
31/41, 334 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
7 rush, 6 yds, 2 td
vs. PIT
26/44, 320 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at NYJ
31/45, 249 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
at TEN
24/38, 329 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 8 vs. CLE at CHI
Week 9 at BAL vs. GB
Week 10BYE WEEK at OAK
Week 11 at PHI vs. KC
Week 12 vs. DALBYE WEEK
Week 13 at HOU at DEN
Week 14 vs. KC at JAC
Week 15 at CIN vs. MIN
Week 16 vs. BUF vs. OAK
Week 17 vs. MIA at KC
  Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
vs. CLE, Sun 4pm EDT
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att34.333.5
Pass Cmp25.723.6
Pass Yards252.9242.2
Pass TDs2.01.2
Ints0.60.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.80.7
Rush Yards3.21.5
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.712.8
   
  Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2019 Points 
Week 125.624.9
Week 224.711.9
Week 320.119.6
Week 44.720.4
Week 524.96.1
Week 623.016.8
Week 713.021.2
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  Tom BradyT. Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
vs. CLE, Sun 4pm EDT
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at CHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
Brady has reverted to his typical "great real-life QB, average fantasy QB" self lately, throwing for 1 or less touchdown in three of his last four games (though he did have two rushing TDs in one of those games). Consider using him as a low-end QB1/high-end QB2.Rivers has been fine this year, and not much more than that. He has 11 touchdowns and eight turnovers, though he has thrown for 293 yards or more in all but one game. We're generally avoiding him away against the Bears defense in Week 8.