Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Alex Smith or Jay Cutler

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Expert Pick %
63%
37%
ECR
# 18
# 21
Best
# 14
# 13
Worst
# 28
# 28
Ave Projection (?)
13.0
14.5
Best
14.6
17.8
Worst
12.5
13.3
Ave Points / Game
15.3
16.9
Total Fantasy Points
168.6
253.2
Expert Pick %
63%
37%
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ECR
# 18
# 21
Best
# 14
# 13
Worst
# 28
# 28
Michael Beller
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15
13
Kyle Wachtel
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23
14
Terrance Bridgett
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22
15
Matthew Berry
ESPN
18
15
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25
16
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XN Sports
14
16
Derek Lofland
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18
16
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19
16
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22
16
Matt Smith
NFL.com
17
16
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22
16
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27
17
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19
17
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20
17
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26
17
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18
17
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23
17
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22
17
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25
17
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18
17
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28
17
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18
17
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23
17
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19
17
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21
18
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21
18
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21
18
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21
18
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21
18
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25
18
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20
18
Jake Ciely
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19
18
Ryan Hester
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21
18
Adam Rank
NFL.com
22
18
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
25
18
Christopher Harris
ESPN
15
18
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16
18
Salvatore Stefanile
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21
19
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21
19
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17
19
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15
19
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22
19
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24
19
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16
19
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18
19
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16
19
Justin Boone
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16
19
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16
19
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20
19
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17
19
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22
19
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15
19
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21
19
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24
19
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21
20
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17
20
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23
20
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17
20
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18
20
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16
20
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22
20
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22
20
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19
21
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16
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22
21
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20
21
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16
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16
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17
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17
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19
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18
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19
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19
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19
21
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16
21
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17
21
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20
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14
21
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19
21
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20
22
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17
22
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17
22
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19
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20
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16
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24
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18
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17
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19
23
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19
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22
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21
23
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22
23
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21
23
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20
23
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28
24
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17
24
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18
24
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21
24
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19
24
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21
24
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18
24
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19
24
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19
24
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17
24
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23
24
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19
25
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25
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18
25
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25
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24
25
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17
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22
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Ave Projection (?)
13.0
14.5
Best
14.6
17.8
Worst
12.5
13.3
Pass Yards
252.9
241
Pass TDs
1.1
1.2
Ints
1
0.6
Rush Yards
11.1
11.5
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
New up tempo offense should increase his attempts and numbers. But he does have a tough test week one against one of the top defenses in the league. The Bengals were second in sacks and sixth best in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. This will be a great time to see just how good Cutler can be this year, but i don't think I want him starting on my team in week 1.
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
Cutler and Brandon Marshall is a dream connection. Cutler throws a great deep ball, Marshall loves to go up and get it. The Bears added Martellus Bennett who gives Cutler a great secondary Redzone option.
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
Cutler could combust into flames here, but he is at home and new offense could see him thrive.
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
Qb1 upside but will likely be no better than a QB2 most weeks despite improvement from Alshon Jeffery
Smith is a good fit for Andy Reid's offense
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
BENCH - Cincinnati gave up the 6th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 13.5.
Jacksonville gave up the 16th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 17.2.
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
New head coach Marc Trestman has a history of fixing quarterbacks. Unfortunately, it's the offensive line for the Bears that needs fixing. Cutler has a tremendous rapport with Brandon Marshall, and Alshon Jeffery is a promising talent. But if Cutler is having to run for his life behind that shaky O-line all year long, he'll have a hard time being consistently relevant in fantasy.
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
Cutler has fantasy backup written all over him. If youíve ever seen a Chicago game or even highlights, explaining further is unnecessary. Iím not confident that they have fixed the offensive line or the interception rate of Cutler. His inconsistency worries me and should not be in lineups gunning for championships.