Who Should I Start? - Week 8

Alex Smith or Cam Newton

Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
vs. SEA  Sun, 1:00 ET
Alex Smith
Alex Smith KC
vs. STL  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
ECR
# 13
# 17
Best
# 6
# 13
Worst
# 19
# 26
Ave Projection (?)
18.8
16.6
Best
21.2
18.5
Worst
17.1
14.4
Ave Points / Game
18.0
15.9
Total Fantasy Points
107.9
95.3
Opponent
SEA
STL
Points Allowed (?)
17.4
21.4
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Site Projections
NumberFire
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
ECR
# 13
# 17
Best
# 6
# 13
Worst
# 19
# 26
David Dodds
FootballGuys
9
13
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
11
13
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
7
13
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
11
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
14
13
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
12
14
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
11
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
13
14
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
7
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
16
14
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
12
14
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
11
14
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
14
15
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
16
15
John Paulsen
4for4.com
12
15
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
13
15
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
15
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
14
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
14
15
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
13
15
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
14
15
Matthew Berry
ESPN
13
15
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
10
15
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
16
15
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
15
Site Projections
scoutPRO
8
16
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
12
16
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
12
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
16
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
13
16
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
16
John Halpin
Fox Sports
8
16
Eric Karabell
ESPN
13
16
Staff Composite
ESPN
12
16
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
13
16
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
14
16
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
7
16
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
9
17
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
13
17
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
13
17
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
12
17
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
12
17
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
11
17
Justin Boone
The Score
12
17
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
10
17
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
12
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
13
17
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
13
17
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
10
17
Christopher Harris
ESPN
10
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
13
17
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
13
17
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
13
17
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
13
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
10
17
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
9
17
Site Projections
NumberFire
12
18
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
12
18
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
15
18
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
9
18
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
13
18
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
12
18
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
13
18
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
13
18
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
15
18
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
10
18
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
13
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
13
18
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
13
18
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
13
18
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
13
18
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
14
18
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
13
18
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
12
18
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
6
18
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
14
18
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
15
18
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
15
19
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
14
19
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
11
19
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
13
19
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
14
20
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
10
20
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
6
20
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
14
20
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
10
20
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
10
21
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
14
21
Jeff Paur
RTSports
13
21
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
15
22
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
9
22
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
8
23
Mike Krueger
FFToday
9
23
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
15
23
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
15
23
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
8
23
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
11
24
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
8
24
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
19
26
Ave Projection (?)
18.8
16.6
Best
21.2
18.5
Worst
17.1
14.4
Pass Yards
254.4
224.2
Pass TDs
1.5
1.4
Ints
0.7
0.2
Rush Yards
38.4
23.9
Ave Points / Game
18.0
15.9
Total Fantasy Points
107.9
95.3
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 Seahawks have been struggling, but even over the last 3 weeks they are still 10th against fantasy quarterbacks. It is not a great matchup for Newton.
The Rams have allowed the most points to fantasy quarterbacks over the last 3 weeks, Smith is a QB2 with upside playing at home in this dream matchup.