Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Alex Smith or Cam Newton

Alex Smith
Alex Smith KC
vs. TEN  Sun, 1:00 ET
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
at TB  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
52%
48%
ECR
# 20
# 17
Best
# 12
# 7
Worst
# 30
# 34
Ave Projection (?)
15.6
17.3
Best
19.1
19.4
Worst
14.0
15.4
Opponent
TEN
TB
Points Allowed (?)
14.5
17.4
Expert Pick %
52%
48%
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Sean Koerner
STATS
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
Staff Composite
ESPN
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
Seth Klein
Razzball
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
Matt Smith
NFL.com
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
Site Projections
numberFire
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
Dave Major
XN Sports
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Adam Rank
NFL.com
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 Justin Boone
The Score
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
Scott Cullen
TSN
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
Jeff Paur
RTSports
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
Jim McCormick
ESPN
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
Staff Composite
NFL.com
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
 Staff
Roto Analysis
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
Chris Heil
Sportable
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
Micah James
FFMagicMan
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
ECR
# 20
# 17
Best
# 12
# 7
Worst
# 30
# 34
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
12
25
Site Projections
scoutPRO
13
7
Sean Koerner
STATS
13
N/A
Eric Karabell
ESPN
14
12
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
15
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
15
N/A
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
15
23
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
15
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
15
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
15
13
Staff Composite
ESPN
15
11
David Dodds
FootballGuys
15
28
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
15
32
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
16
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
16
N/A
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
16
N/A
Seth Klein
Razzball
16
13
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
16
12
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
16
N/A
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
16
18
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
16
12
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
17
16
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
17
N/A
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
17
15
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
17
33
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
17
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
17
N/A
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
17
34
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
17
21
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
17
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
17
N/A
John Paulsen
4for4.com
17
25
Justin Boone
The Score
17
N/A
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
17
N/A
John Halpin
Fox Sports
17
21
Christopher Harris
ESPN
17
9
Matt Smith
NFL.com
17
10
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
18
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
18
N/A
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
18
N/A
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
18
14
Site Projections
numberFire
18
14
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
18
27
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
18
N/A
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
18
32
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
18
N/A
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
18
14
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
18
14
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
18
11
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
18
13
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
18
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
18
N/A
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
19
N/A
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
19
N/A
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
19
33
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
19
33
Dave Major
XN Sports
19
13
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
19
14
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
19
N/A
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
19
32
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
19
20
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
19
20
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
19
N/A
Adam Rank
NFL.com
19
13
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
19
N/A
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
19
N/A
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
20
9
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
20
13
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
20
17
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
20
N/A
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
20
14
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
20
32
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
20
13
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
20
N/A
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
20
N/A
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
20
17
Scott Cullen
TSN
20
13
Jeff Paur
RTSports
20
12
Jim McCormick
ESPN
20
13
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
20
N/A
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
20
14
Staff Composite
NFL.com
20
12
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
20
7
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
20
13
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
20
17
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
21
N/A
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
21
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
21
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
21
17
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
21
16
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
21
18
Mike Krueger
FFToday
21
13
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
21
14
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
22
15
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
21
14
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
21
15
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
22
N/A
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
22
19
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
22
15
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
22
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
22
N/A
Chris Heil
Sportable
22
9
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
22
14
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
22
32
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
22
11
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
22
25
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
22
9
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
22
N/A
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
22
13
Micah James
FFMagicMan
22
14
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
23
15
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
23
8
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
23
N/A
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
23
19
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
23
20
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
23
33
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
24
11
Bill Enright
FFChamps
24
N/A
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
24
15
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
24
N/A
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
24
10
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
24
33
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
24
20
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
24
N/A
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
25
N/A
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
25
17
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
26
N/A
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
26
14
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
26
20
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
26
N/A
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
27
11
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
27
N/A
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
27
N/A
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
27
26
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
28
14
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
29
26
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
29
N/A
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
30
13
Ave Projection (?)
15.6
17.3
Best
19.1
19.4
Worst
14.0
15.4
Pass Yards
224.5
219.2
Pass TDs
1.0
1.5
Ints
0.3
1.0
Rush Yards
20.8
33.3
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Smith has shown he can surprise, plus he's at home versus shaky Titans D.
Cam is banged up and the Bucs aren't slouches but he's still too explosive to count out here.
  
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
Newton is a game-time decision. Even if he plays, your backup QB is probably a better option this week.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
*Falling Star* - It is looking more likely that Newton will sit Week 1. If he does, his replacement will be Derek Anderson. Either way, the fragility of the decision making warrants a DO-NOT-START for CN. If he does start there is still a great chance he is pulled if the game gets out of hand or he is hit hard. Not worth the risk.
  
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
Playing a revitalized D, Newton will wear flak jacket.