Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Alex Smith or Cam Newton

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Expert Pick %
98%
2%
ECR
# 12
# 21
Best
# 1
# 13
Worst
# 21
# 28
Ave Projection (?)
19.5
14.5
Best
23.6
17.8
Worst
17.2
13.3
Ave Points / Game
18.6
16.9
Total Fantasy Points
297.9
253.2
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
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ECR
# 12
# 21
Best
# 1
# 13
Worst
# 21
# 28
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
14
13
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
12
14
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
10
15
Matthew Berry
ESPN
10
15
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
11
16
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
8
16
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
14
16
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
11
16
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
13
16
Matt Smith
NFL.com
8
16
Bill Enright
FFChamps
13
16
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
13
17
Dave Major
XN Sports
9
17
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
13
17
Site Projections
NumberFire
8
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
11
17
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
11
17
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
10
17
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
10
17
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
12
17
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
21
17
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
14
17
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
11
17
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
13
17
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
16
18
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
13
18
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
9
18
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
14
18
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
13
18
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
13
18
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
11
18
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
14
18
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
13
18
Adam Rank
NFL.com
9
18
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
11
18
Christopher Harris
ESPN
7
18
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
11
18
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
12
19
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
13
19
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
13
19
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
4
19
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
11
19
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
14
19
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
13
19
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
11
19
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
14
19
Justin Boone
The Score
13
19
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
9
19
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
11
19
Jason Smith
NFL.com
9
19
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
11
19
Staff Composite
ESPN
10
19
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
10
19
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
18
19
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
11
20
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
10
20
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
14
20
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
13
20
David Dodds
FootballGuys
11
20
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
13
20
Staff Composite
NFL.com
9
20
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3
20
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Pro Football Focus
11
21
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Pro Football Focus
13
21
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Pro Football Focus
11
21
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Yahoo! Sports
15
21
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11
21
John Paulsen
4for4.com
13
21
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
9
21
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
21
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
13
21
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
14
21
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
12
21
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
13
21
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
15
21
Eric Karabell
ESPN
9
21
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
9
21
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
17
21
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
17
21
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
12
21
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
22
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
14
22
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
10
22
Jeff Paur
RTSports
11
22
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
12
22
Staff Rankings
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18
22
Micah James
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14
22
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
14
22
Paul Greco
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13
22
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12
23
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
23
Site Projections
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7
23
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
11
23
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
12
23
Dave Dameshek
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4
23
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
11
23
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
9
24
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
14
24
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
11
24
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
14
24
Sky Sperling
Razzball
11
24
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
11
24
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
8
24
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
12
24
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
13
24
Davis Mattek
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13
24
Staff
Roto Analysis
9
24
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ProjectRoto
12
25
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11
25
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11
25
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13
25
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11
25
Mike Tagliere
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13
25
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12
25
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20
25
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
14
26
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
4
26
John Halpin
Fox Sports
11
26
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
13
26
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
26
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8
26
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
13
27
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
15
27
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Fantasy Football Freaks
1
27
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12
27
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10
28
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
13
28
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9
N/A
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Fantasy Smack Talk
10
N/A
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CBS Sports
12
N/A
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Gridiron Experts
13
N/A
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
13
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
19.5
14.5
Best
23.6
17.8
Worst
17.2
13.3
Pass Yards
234.4
241
Pass TDs
0.7
1.2
Ints
1
0.6
Rush Yards
46.8
11.5
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Cam is a very talented player and will have a huge fantasy season, but not this week. Cam had just 141 yards passing, 42 yards rushing and no passing or rushing touchdowns against the Seahawks last year. I expect better numbers than that this year, but he is a QB2 in the opener.
 
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
It wasn't an overly nice preseason and a matchup against Seattle isn't a favorable way for Mike Shula's offense to start... but, by virtue of his legs, at worst, Newton should be a factor.
 
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
The Seahawks pass defense is possibly the best in the league. Last season in SeattleNewton passed for a paltry 141 yards against them and rushed for 42 with no touchdowns. For the season only two quarterbacks passed for over 300 yards against them, Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford. They also only allowed over 2 touchdowns to a quarterback one time and that was also to Stafford. Thankfully Newton is at home this time around and last year he was horrible early in the season. And he's still a th...
Smith is who he is, but Andy Reid can make that work, especially with Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe. Gus Bradley is going to help the Jaguars get better on defense, but the lack of playmakers is going to make his job tough. The Jaguars were dead last in sacks with 20 last season and there's not much hope of that number dramatically increasing. Add that to the fact that the Chiefs have a strong offensive line and Smith should have plenty of time to execute Reid's West Coast offense, which fi...
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Super Cam really turned it up at the end of last season playing like the 1st round pick we know he could be. The Panthers are going with Don Schula as their head coach, which has led to a bromance between the star QB. Something we never saw with Ron Rivera. This offense is geared towards Cam being a super hero.
Smith has a lot to prove in 2013. After losing his starting job to Kaepernick he has reunited with Andy Reid who are both in the middle of the Broken Dreams path. These two are good for eachother, but the Chiefs really only have Dwayne Bowe in the passing game. While Bowe should have a good bounce back year, he cannot support a QBs numbers like Megatron/Marshall.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Newton has insane upside and is at home, but Seahawks are brutal and Panthers have been terrible on O all summer.
It's a good matchup but I'll need to see Smith put up numbers before I believe in him too much.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Super Cam would be higher if the Panthers would just get him a legit 2nd receiver
Smith is a good fit for Andy Reid's offense
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Seattle gave up the fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 11.4.
Jacksonville gave up the 16th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 17.2.
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Newton's passing numbers weren't as gaudy in 2012 as they were during his rookie 2011 season, but his status as a dual-threat QB is the reason he's this high. He's rushed for 22 TDs and over 1,400 yards in two seasons as a pro.
Smith is nothing more than a game manager, and his "improved" numbers over the last few years still reflect that. Pretty ordinary guy.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
After a phenomenal 2011 season, 2012 was a bit of a regression. Cam doesn’t rack up passing yards like other QBs, but his value is in the running game. Look for Newton to see about 600-700 rushing yards and 7-9 rushing TDs.