Saquon Barkley or Philip Rivers

Who Should I Start? - Week 6

 
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  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. PIT, Sun 8pm EDT
Saquon BarkleyS. Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
at NE, Thu 8pm EDT
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 17-
Best Rank# 10-
Worst Rank# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. PIT at NE-
Matchup Rank2231-
Matchup Rating-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total82.937.1-
Avg Game16.612.4-
Week 56.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather60 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Saquon BarkleyS. Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND
25/34, 333 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
at DAL
11 rush, 120 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at DET
21/36, 293 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
18 rush, 107 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 3 rec, 28 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. HOU
31/46, 318 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
at TB
8 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at MIA
24/30, 310 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
Week 5 vs. DEN
32/48, 211 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
Week 6 vs. PIT at NE
Week 7 at TEN vs. ARI
Week 8 at CHI at DET
Week 9 vs. GB vs. DAL
Week 10 at OAK at NYJ
Week 11 vs. KCBYE WEEK
Week 12BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 13 at DEN vs. GB
Week 14 at JAC at PHI
Week 15 vs. MIN vs. MIA
Week 16 vs. OAK at WAS
Week 17 at KC vs. PHI
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Saquon BarkleyS. Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
2019 Points 
Week 124.913.9
Week 211.919.5
Week 319.63.7
Week 420.4
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  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. PIT, Sun 8pm EDT
Saquon BarkleyS. Barkley
RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley
at NE, Thu 8pm EDT
OUT
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Rivers is going to have plenty of startable games this season, but it doesn't make much sense to use him in a game script that should get out of hand in a hurry. It would be one thing if the opponent was a poor pass defense like the Jets or Dolphins, but Pittsburgh hasn't been bad at all through the air. 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
 The limited practice reps appear to be just an illusion to make the Patriots at least prepare for Barkley. He is not likely to play, but if somehow he is ruled active, you have to play him despite the bad matchup and possible limited workload. He's too good to keep him out of your lineup.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Rivers was absolutely awful in Week 5 and he has a tough matchup against a tough Steelers D at home this week. 
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
Rivers hasn't offered a ton in terms of fantasy upside this season, which isn't all that atypical from what we've seen over the last few years. He's a fine streaming option against the Steelers on Sunday night, but he tends to nestle right in that 14-18 point range.