Who Should I Start? - Week 5

Alex Smith or Cam Newton

Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
vs. CHI  Sun, 1:00 ET
Alex Smith
Alex Smith KC
at SF  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 15
# 20
Best
# 4
# 13
Worst
# 21
# 29
Ave Projection (?)
16.1
15.3
Best
18.4
17.8
Worst
13.4
14.2
Ave Points / Game
14.8
16.5
Total Fantasy Points
44.4
65.9
Opponent
CHI
SF
Points Allowed (?)
18.3
14.5
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Site Projections
NumberFire
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
ECR
# 15
# 20
Best
# 4
# 13
Worst
# 21
# 29
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
9
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
17
15
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
14
16
Justin Boone
The Score
13
16
David Dodds
FootballGuys
13
17
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
14
17
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
16
17
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
15
17
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
8
17
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
15
17
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
13
17
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
16
18
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
17
18
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
13
18
Site Projections
NumberFire
14
18
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
13
18
Eric Karabell
ESPN
14
18
Staff Composite
ESPN
15
18
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
16
18
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
15
18
John Paulsen
4for4.com
13
19
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
13
19
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
17
19
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
15
19
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
14
19
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
14
19
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
14
19
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
15
19
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
17
19
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
14
19
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
13
19
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
19
Mike Krueger
FFToday
18
20
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
13
20
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
15
20
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
15
20
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
14
20
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
15
20
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
17
20
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
15
20
Micah James
FFMagicMan
15
20
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
14
20
Christopher Harris
ESPN
14
20
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
13
20
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
13
20
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
15
20
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
15
20
Scott Cullen
TSN
16
20
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
15
21
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
10
21
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
16
21
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
15
21
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
16
21
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
16
21
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
18
21
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
14
21
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
12
21
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15
21
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
15
21
Bill Enright
FFChamps
16
21
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
15
21
Site Projections
scoutPRO
7
22
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
16
22
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
15
22
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
16
22
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
16
22
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
13
22
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
16
22
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
15
22
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
15
22
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
14
22
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
12
22
John Halpin
Fox Sports
13
23
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
17
23
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
21
23
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
14
23
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
15
23
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
16
23
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
14
23
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
18
23
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
15
23
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
16
23
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
12
24
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
16
24
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
10
24
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
14
25
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
15
25
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
14
25
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
12
25
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
13
25
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
12
27
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
16
28
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
14
29
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
4
29
Jeff Paur
RTSports
12
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
16
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
16.1
15.3
Best
18.4
17.8
Worst
13.4
14.2
Pass Yards
235.6
230.6
Pass TDs
1.5
1.4
Ints
0.7
0.7
Rush Yards
18.1
21.0
Ave Points / Game
14.8
16.5
Total Fantasy Points
44.4
65.9
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 Bears allow the fifth most points to fantasy quarterbacks, but Newton is struggling. He is a QB2 until his play improves.
 
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
In the latter part of Week 2's game against the Lions Newton grimaced heavily and since then his production has been on a downward spiral. Coincidence? Probably not. Newton has busted ribs, is healing from ankle surgery and to make matters worse, he has very little offensive talent around him. It looks like Newton won't be a decent play until at least Week 9 against the Saints. Keep Newton on your bench.