Who Should I Start? - Week 8

Alex Smith or Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck IND
at PIT  Sun, 4:25 ET
Alex Smith
Alex Smith KC
vs. STL  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 3
# 17
Best
# 1
# 13
Worst
# 6
# 26
Ave Projection (?)
22.4
16.6
Best
26.3
18.5
Worst
19.8
14.4
Ave Points / Game
24.6
15.9
Total Fantasy Points
172.0
95.3
Opponent
PIT
STL
Points Allowed (?)
14.5
21.4
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Matthew Berry
ESPN

No experts recommend
Alex Smith

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The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
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Gridiron Experts
 
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Gridiron Experts
 
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EDSFootball
 
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Fantasy Team Advice
 
ECR
# 3
# 17
Best
# 1
# 13
Worst
# 6
# 26
Matthew Berry
ESPN
2
12
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
3
13
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
1
13
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
2
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
2
13
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
2
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
6
13
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
1
14
Matt Smith
NFL.com
3
14
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
3
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
4
14
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
4
14
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
3
14
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
1
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
3
14
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
3
14
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
1
14
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
5
14
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
3
15
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
2
15
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
3
15
John Paulsen
4for4.com
3
15
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
3
15
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
3
15
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
4
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
3
15
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
3
15
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
3
15
Christopher Harris
ESPN
1
15
Eric Karabell
ESPN
2
15
Staff Composite
ESPN
1
15
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
4
15
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
3
15
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
4
15
Staff
Roto Analysis
2
15
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
3
16
Site Projections
scoutPRO
2
16
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
3
16
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
3
16
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
3
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
3
16
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
2
16
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
3
16
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
3
16
John Halpin
Fox Sports
3
16
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
2
16
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
3
16
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
3
16
Steve Olson
StatSims
6
16
Adam Rank
NFL.com
3
17
Staff Composite
NFL.com
2
17
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
4
17
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
2
17
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
2
17
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
3
17
Justin Boone
The Score
3
17
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
6
17
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
3
17
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
3
17
Dave Major
XN Sports
3
17
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
5
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
3
17
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
3
17
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
3
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
4
17
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
4
17
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
3
17
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
3
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3
17
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
3
17
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
4
17
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
1
18
Site Projections
NumberFire
3
18
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
5
18
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
3
18
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
3
18
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
4
18
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
3
18
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
3
18
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
3
18
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
4
18
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
3
18
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
3
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
3
18
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
3
18
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
3
18
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
5
18
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
3
18
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
3
18
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
4
18
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4
18
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
3
18
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
3
18
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
3
18
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
3
18
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
3
18
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
3
18
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
3
18
Chris Heil
Fake Pigskin
2
18
David Dodds
FootballGuys
3
19
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
4
19
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
2
19
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
2
19
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
3
19
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
2
19
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
3
19
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
3
19
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
3
19
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
6
19
Bill Enright
FFChamps
3
19
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
5
19
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
3
19
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
3
20
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
3
20
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
3
20
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
4
20
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
3
20
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
3
21
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
4
21
Jeff Paur
RTSports
3
21
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
5
22
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
1
22
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3
22
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
2
22
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
2
22
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
3
22
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
3
22
Scott Cullen
TSN
3
22
Mike Krueger
FFToday
2
23
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
4
23
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
3
23
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
1
24
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
2
26
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
1
28
Ave Projection (?)
22.4
16.6
Best
26.3
18.5
Worst
19.8
14.4
Pass Yards
308.5
224.3
Pass TDs
2.5
1.4
Ints
0.4
0.2
Rush Yards
15.7
23.9
Ave Points / Game
24.6
15.9
Total Fantasy Points
172.0
95.3
Week 7
20.3   vs. CIN
15.7   at SD
Week 6
24.6   at HOU
BYE  
Week 5
19.7   vs. BAL
13.6   at SF
Week 4
29.6   vs. TEN
22.7   vs. NE
Week 3
32.3   at JAC
19.1   at MIA
Week 2
18.9   vs. PHI
14.4   at DEN
Week 1
26.7   at DEN
9.7   vs. TEN
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Steelers are 4th against fantasy quarterbacks the last 3 weeks, but those opponents were Houston, Cleveland and Jacksonville. I expect Luck to be his normal self, even in front of the tough Pittsburgh crowd.
The Rams have allowed the most points to fantasy quarterbacks over the last 3 weeks, Smith is a QB2 with upside playing at home in this dream matchup.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Steelers on road could be iffy but he's insanely red hot and matchup is fairly solid, overall.
Pretty good matchup at home but you know Smith is rarely going to blow up. 15th almost always sounds about right.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
If you like quarterbacks that throw for 300 yards and at least 2 touchdowns, Luck is the guy for you.