Who Should I Start? - Week 16

Alex Smith or Cam Newton

Alex Smith
Alex Smith KC
at PIT  Sun, 1:00 ET
Clear Clear, 34 F, 1 mph
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
vs. CLE  Sun, 1:00 ET
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy, 50 F, 4 mph
Probable - Back
Expert Pick %
71%
29%
ECR
# 14
# 18
Best
# 10
# 9
Worst
# 25
# 30
Ave Projection (?)
17.1
16.1
Best
19.3
20.0
Worst
15.3
14.4
Ave Points / Game
14.9
17.2
Total Fantasy Points
209.0
207.0
Opponent
PIT
CLE
Points Allowed (?)
18.4
13.4
Expert Pick %
71%
29%
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
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FFToolbox
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
Staff Composite
ESPN
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
John Paulsen
4for4.com
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
Dave Major
XN Sports
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
Chris Heil
Sportable
 Site Projections
numberFire
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 Justin Boone
The Score
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
 
 Steve Olson
StatSims
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
ECR
# 14
# 18
Best
# 10
# 9
Worst
# 25
# 30
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
7
19
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
10
13
Adam Rank
NFL.com
10
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
10
21
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
10
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
11
16
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
11
16
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
11
15
Matthew Berry
ESPN
11
12
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
11
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
12
14
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
12
9
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
12
16
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
12
14
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
12
18
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
12
18
David Dodds
FootballGuys
13
15
Mike Krueger
FFToday
13
11
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
13
18
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
13
12
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
13
N/A
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
13
14
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
13
19
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
13
17
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
13
16
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
13
20
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
13
16
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
13
12
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
13
N/A
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
13
19
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
13
18
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
13
16
Site Projections
numberFire
14
15
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
14
19
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
14
15
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
14
17
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
14
15
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
14
18
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
14
19
Justin Boone
The Score
14
16
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
14
17
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
14
16
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
14
19
Eric Karabell
ESPN
14
11
Staff Composite
ESPN
14
11
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
14
17
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
14
20
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
14
18
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
14
17
Bill Enright
FFChamps
14
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
14
17
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
14
17
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
14
18
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
14
18
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
14
18
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
18
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
14
18
Staff
Roto Analysis
14
18
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
14
18
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
14
19
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
14
13
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
15
29
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
15
17
John Paulsen
4for4.com
15
14
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
15
19
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
15
23
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
15
16
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
15
13
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
15
13
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
15
19
Dave Major
XN Sports
15
13
Christopher Harris
ESPN
15
11
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
15
11
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
15
24
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
15
14
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
15
18
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
15
13
Staff Composite
NFL.com
16
20
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
16
14
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
16
20
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
16
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
16
27
John Halpin
Fox Sports
16
19
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
16
18
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
16
20
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
16
19
Scott Cullen
TSN
16
19
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
17
15
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
17
18
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
17
16
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
17
19
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
17
21
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
17
19
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
17
19
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
17
15
Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
17
19
Steve Olson
StatSims
17
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
18
19
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
18
20
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
18
19
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
18
13
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
18
N/A
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
18
21
Site Projections
scoutPRO
19
18
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
19
16
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
19
15
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
19
21
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
19
9
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
19
16
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
19
18
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
20
12
Chris Heil
Sportable
20
18
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
20
13
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
20
25
Jeff Paur
RTSports
20
N/A
Matt Smith
NFL.com
21
N/A
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
21
14
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
21
7
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
22
6
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
22
19
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
22
35
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
23
10
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
23
12
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
24
N/A
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
24
13
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
24
34
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
25
19
Ave Projection (?)
17.1
16.1
Best
19.3
20.0
Worst
15.3
14.4
Pass Yards
232.5
214.2
Pass TDs
1.8
1.8
Ints
0.5
0.9
Rush Yards
15.1
23.2
Ave Points / Game
14.9
17.2
Total Fantasy Points
209.0
207.0
Week 15
21.6   vs. OAK
  vs. TB
Week 14
16.3   at ARI
35.3   at NO
Week 13
12.7   vs. DEN
14.7   at MIN
Week 12
17.9   at OAK
BYE  
Week 11
4.2   vs. SEA
18.7   vs. ATL
Week 10
15.6   at BUF
12.8   at PHI
Week 9
16.0   vs. NYJ
12.3   vs. NO
Week 8
9.4   vs. STL
5.2   vs. SEA
Week 7
15.7   at SD
14.3   at GB
Week 6
BYE  
34.1   at CIN
Week 5
13.6   at SF
15.1   vs. CHI
Week 4
22.7   vs. NE
12.6   at BAL
Week 3
19.1   at MIA
12.7   vs. PIT
Week 2
14.4   at DEN
19.1   vs. DET
Week 1
9.7   vs. TEN
  at TB
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
Cam's status is worth monitoring. If he can't go, Derek Anderson will get another start.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
Newton looks like he is going to play this week, but he is only a desperation QB2, as the Browns have a tough secondary and it is unknown how much mobility Newton will have coming off his in back injury suffered in a car accident.