Who Should I Start? - Week 8

Alex Smith or Cam Newton

Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
vs. SEA  Sun, 1:00 ET
Alex Smith
Alex Smith KC
vs. STL  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
95%
5%
ECR
# 13
# 18
Best
# 6
# 13
Worst
# 19
# 28
Ave Projection (?)
18.8
16.6
Best
21.2
18.5
Worst
17.1
14.4
Ave Points / Game
18.0
15.9
Total Fantasy Points
107.9
95.3
Opponent
SEA
STL
Points Allowed (?)
17.4
21.4
Expert Pick %
95%
5%
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Matt Smith
NFL.com
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Site Projections
NumberFire
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
ECR
# 13
# 18
Best
# 6
# 13
Worst
# 19
# 28
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
11
13
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
7
13
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
11
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
14
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
11
13
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
8
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
19
13
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
12
14
Matt Smith
NFL.com
16
14
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
11
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
13
14
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
7
14
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
8
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
16
14
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
10
14
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
12
14
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
11
14
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
16
15
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
8
15
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
14
15
John Paulsen
4for4.com
12
15
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
13
15
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
15
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
10
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
14
15
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
13
15
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
14
15
Christopher Harris
ESPN
8
15
Eric Karabell
ESPN
10
15
Staff Composite
ESPN
9
15
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
16
15
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
15
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
14
15
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
13
15
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
15
16
Site Projections
scoutPRO
8
16
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
11
16
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
12
16
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
11
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
16
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
13
16
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
14
16
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
16
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
14
16
John Halpin
Fox Sports
8
16
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
13
16
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
14
16
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
7
16
David Dodds
FootballGuys
10
17
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
8
17
Adam Rank
NFL.com
12
17
Staff Composite
NFL.com
12
17
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
14
17
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
12
17
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
11
17
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
13
17
Justin Boone
The Score
12
17
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
10
17
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
12
17
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
13
17
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
10
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
13
17
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
13
17
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
13
17
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
13
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
10
17
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
9
17
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
13
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
13
17
Staff
Roto Analysis
13
17
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
13
17
Site Projections
NumberFire
12
18
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
12
18
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
15
18
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
9
18
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
9
18
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
13
18
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
13
18
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
13
18
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
15
18
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
10
18
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
13
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
13
18
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
13
18
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
13
18
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
14
18
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
13
18
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
7
18
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
14
18
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
13
18
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
12
18
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
13
18
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
13
18
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
13
18
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
12
18
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
14
19
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
6
19
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
12
19
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
15
19
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
14
19
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
13
19
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
11
19
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
13
19
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
14
19
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
9
19
Bill Enright
FFChamps
10
19
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
11
19
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
9
19
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
13
20
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
10
20
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
14
20
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
10
20
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
13
20
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
10
21
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
14
21
Jeff Paur
RTSports
13
21
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
8
22
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
9
22
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
15
22
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
15
22
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
8
22
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
9
22
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
9
22
Scott Cullen
TSN
14
22
Mike Krueger
FFToday
9
23
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
15
23
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
8
23
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
14
24
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
19
26
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
7
28
Ave Projection (?)
18.8
16.6
Best
21.2
18.5
Worst
17.1
14.4
Pass Yards
254.6
224.3
Pass TDs
1.5
1.4
Ints
0.7
0.2
Rush Yards
38.4
23.9
Ave Points / Game
18.0
15.9
Total Fantasy Points
107.9
95.3
Week 7
14.3   at GB
15.7   at SD
Week 6
34.1   at CIN
BYE  
Week 5
15.1   vs. CHI
13.6   at SF
Week 4
12.6   at BAL
22.7   vs. NE
Week 3
12.7   vs. PIT
19.1   at MIA
Week 2
19.1   vs. DET
14.4   at DEN
Week 1
  at TB
9.7   vs. TEN
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Seahawks have been struggling, but even over the last 3 weeks they are still 10th against fantasy quarterbacks. It is not a great matchup for Newton.
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
Seattle D really not elite right now and he's at home so he could offer solid production.
Pretty good matchup at home but you know Smith is rarely going to blow up. 15th almost always sounds about right.