Who Should I Start? - Week 5

Aaron Rodgers or Cam Newton

Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers GB
vs. MIN  Thu, 8:25 ET
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
vs. CHI  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 2
# 15
Best
# 1
# 8
Worst
# 8
# 18
Ave Projection (?)
21.9
16.6
Best
26.0
21.2
Worst
18.7
13.4
Ave Points / Game
19.4
14.8
Total Fantasy Points
77.6
44.4
Opponent
MIN
CHI
Points Allowed (?)
14.1
18.3
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports

No experts recommend
Cam Newton

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Pro Football Focus
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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The Fake Football
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Fantasy Football Maniax
 
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ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
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Football Diehards
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
ECR
# 2
# 15
Best
# 1
# 8
Worst
# 8
# 18
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
1
15
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
1
12
John Paulsen
4for4.com
1
12
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
1
16
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
1
15
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
1
14
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
1
10
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
1
16
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1
12
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
1
15
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
1
15
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
1
15
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
1
15
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
1
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
1
17
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
1
15
Micah James
FFMagicMan
1
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
1
14
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
1
14
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1
15
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
1
15
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
1
14
Eric Karabell
ESPN
1
14
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
2
14
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
2
13
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
2
13
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
2
14
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
2
17
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
2
15
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
2
15
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
2
16
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
2
15
Justin Boone
The Score
2
13
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2
14
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
2
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2
16
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
2
8
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
2
18
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2
15
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
2
15
John Halpin
Fox Sports
3
13
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
3
9
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
3
13
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
3
15
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
3
14
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
3
15
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
3
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
3
16
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
3
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
3
16
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
3
16
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
3
16
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
3
16
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
3
14
Christopher Harris
ESPN
3
14
Staff Composite
ESPN
3
15
Jeff Paur
RTSports
3
12
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
3
14
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3
16
David Dodds
FootballGuys
4
14
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
4
13
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
4
16
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
4
14
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
4
11
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
4
14
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
4
16
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
5
16
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
5
15
Matthew Berry
ESPN
5
17
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
5
15
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
5
13
Bill Enright
FFChamps
6
16
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
7
16
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
8
14
Ave Projection (?)
21.9
16.6
Best
26.0
21.2
Worst
18.7
13.4
Pass Yards
268.1
247.1
Pass TDs
2.1
1.3
Ints
0.2
0.8
Rush Yards
11.4
20.3
Ave Points / Game
19.4
14.8
Total Fantasy Points
77.6
44.4
Week 4
28.9   at CHI
12.6   at BAL
Week 3
10.5   at DET
12.7   vs. PIT
Week 2
28.6   vs. NYJ
19.1   vs. DET
Week 1
9.6   at SEA
  at TB
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
It has been a back-and-forth season for the Packers gunslinger as Rodgers has had a poor week (SEA) - great week (NYJ) - poor week (DET) - great week (CHI) to start 2014. Being that it is a early-week game, Rodgers won't be available to those that play at the DraftKings, but facing the Vikings should allow him to break the cycle and have back-to-back great weeks making many fantasy owners proud.
In the latter part of Week 2's game against the Lions Newton grimaced heavily and since then his production has been on a downward spiral. Coincidence? Probably not. Newton has busted ribs, is healing from ankle surgery and to make matters worse, he has very little offensive talent around him. It looks like Newton won't be a decent play until at least Week 9 against the Saints. Keep Newton on your bench.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
I hate Thursday Night Games, but the way Rodgers played against the Bears, he hardly broke a sweat. He should have Top-5 QB upside this week playing a suspect Vikings D.
The Bears allow the fifth most points to fantasy quarterbacks, but Newton is struggling. He is a QB2 until his play improves.