Who Should I Start? - Week 9

Alex Smith or Cam Newton

Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
vs. NO  Thu, 8:25 ET
Alex Smith
Alex Smith KC
vs. NYJ  Sun, 1:00 ET
Probable - Shoulder
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
ECR
# 7
# 16
Best
# 1
# 8
Worst
# 17
# 22
Ave Projection (?)
18.6
16.3
Best
20.7
18.3
Worst
16.2
14.2
Ave Points / Game
16.2
15.0
Total Fantasy Points
113.1
104.7
Opponent
NO
NYJ
Points Allowed (?)
19.2
22.2
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
Matt Smith
NFL.com
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Site Projections
NumberFire
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
ECR
# 7
# 16
Best
# 1
# 8
Worst
# 17
# 22
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
11
8
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
10
8
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
7
9
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
6
9
Matt Smith
NFL.com
11
10
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
4
10
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
7
10
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
6
10
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
8
10
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
3
10
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
10
11
Adam Rank
NFL.com
5
11
Staff Composite
NFL.com
8
11
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
5
11
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
10
11
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
6
11
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
6
12
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
7
12
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
7
12
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
7
12
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
7
12
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
8
12
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
3
12
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
7
12
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
7
12
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
3
12
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
6
12
Site Projections
NumberFire
7
13
Site Projections
scoutPRO
2
13
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
3
13
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
7
13
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
17
13
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
5
13
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
8
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
6
13
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
8
13
John Halpin
Fox Sports
4
13
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
8
13
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
8
13
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
7
13
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
10
13
David Dodds
FootballGuys
6
14
John Paulsen
4for4.com
7
14
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
8
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
11
14
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
7
14
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
6
14
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
11
14
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
11
14
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
7
14
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
8
14
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
6
14
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
8
14
Bill Enright
FFChamps
6
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
8
14
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
9
15
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
6
15
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
9
15
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
9
15
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
9
15
Justin Boone
The Score
8
15
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
7
15
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
5
15
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
8
15
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
13
15
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
7
15
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
6
15
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
5
15
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
7
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
8
15
Matthew Berry
ESPN
5
15
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
10
15
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
15
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
7
15
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
6
15
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
6
15
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
4
15
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6
15
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
10
15
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
7
15
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
5
16
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
4
16
Mike Krueger
FFToday
7
16
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
5
16
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
5
16
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
9
16
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
8
16
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
9
16
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
7
16
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
6
16
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
7
16
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6
16
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
8
16
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
5
16
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
8
16
Dave Major
XN Sports
7
16
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
7
16
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
9
16
Chris Heil
Sportable
7
16
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
5
16
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
9
16
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
7
16
Staff
Roto Analysis
9
16
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
6
16
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
7
16
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
14
17
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
3
17
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
7
17
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
7
17
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
6
17
Christopher Harris
ESPN
8
17
Staff Composite
ESPN
8
17
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
11
17
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
8
17
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
6
17
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
15
18
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
14
18
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
8
18
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
7
18
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
6
18
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
9
18
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
9
18
Scott Cullen
TSN
8
18
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
4
18
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
6
18
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
4
19
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
12
19
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
7
19
Eric Karabell
ESPN
8
20
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
7
20
Jeff Paur
RTSports
9
21
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
1
22
Ave Projection (?)
18.6
16.3
Best
20.7
18.3
Worst
16.2
14.2
Pass Yards
250.1
211.2
Pass TDs
1.7
1.6
Ints
0.8
0.3
Rush Yards
28.9
19.6
Ave Points / Game
16.2
15.0
Total Fantasy Points
113.1
104.7
Week 8
5.2   vs. SEA
9.4   vs. STL
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 Saints are 27th against fantasy quarterbacks and play terrible on the road, this should be a chance for Newton to be a QB1 this week.
Smith is a great stream play against the 2nd worst fantasy quarterback defense in the NFL.