Who Should I Start? - Week 5

Alex Smith or Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler CHI
at CAR  Sun, 1:00 ET
Alex Smith
Alex Smith KC
at SF  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 11
# 19
Best
# 1
# 13
Worst
# 18
# 29
Ave Projection (?)
17.1
15.4
Best
20.3
17.8
Worst
15.4
14.2
Ave Points / Game
19.3
16.5
Total Fantasy Points
77.0
65.9
Opponent
CAR
SF
Points Allowed (?)
17.4
14.5
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 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
 
 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
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 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
 
 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
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 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
 
 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
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
ECR
# 11
# 19
Best
# 1
# 13
Worst
# 18
# 29
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
15
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
8
15
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
12
16
Justin Boone
The Score
12
16
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
11
17
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
9
17
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
14
17
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
17
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
11
18
David Dodds
FootballGuys
11
18
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
12
18
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
10
18
Site Projections
NumberFire
12
18
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
12
18
Eric Karabell
ESPN
13
18
Staff Composite
ESPN
10
18
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
1
18
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
9
18
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
10
19
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
12
19
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
12
19
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
9
19
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
13
19
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
12
19
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
10
19
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
12
19
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
12
20
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
11
20
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
13
20
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
9
20
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
10
20
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
10
20
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
11
20
Micah James
FFMagicMan
12
20
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
13
20
Christopher Harris
ESPN
13
20
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
14
20
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
12
20
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
11
21
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
12
21
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
10
21
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
13
21
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
11
21
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
11
21
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
13
21
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
13
21
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
11
21
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
11
21
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
11
21
Bill Enright
FFChamps
10
21
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
8
21
John Paulsen
4for4.com
12
22
Site Projections
scoutPRO
15
22
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
18
22
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
11
22
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
13
22
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
11
22
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
13
22
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
12
22
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
11
22
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
12
22
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
10
22
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
14
22
John Halpin
Fox Sports
11
23
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
6
23
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
12
23
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
11
23
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
12
23
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
7
23
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
11
23
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
10
23
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
12
23
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
14
24
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
12
24
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
9
25
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
11
25
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
9
25
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
10
27
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
11
28
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
12
29
Jeff Paur
RTSports
9
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
17.1
15.4
Best
20.3
17.8
Worst
15.4
14.2
Pass Yards
261.0
229.9
Pass TDs
1.8
1.4
Ints
1.0
0.9
Rush Yards
14.3
20.5
Ave Points / Game
19.3
16.5
Total Fantasy Points
77.0
65.9
Week 4
17.1   vs. GB
22.7   vs. NE
Week 3
16.4   at NYJ
19.1   at MIA
Week 2
25.5   at SF
14.4   at DEN
Week 1
18.0   vs. BUF
9.7   vs. TEN
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Panthers are just 20th against fantasy quarterbacks, Cutler needs to make the big plays he is capable of making without the costly turnovers.
 
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
It is no secret that I think Cutler is overrated. With the type of talent around him, Cutler should be averaging at least 250 yards passing a contest. After putting up 349 in Week 1 against the Bills Cutler has thrown for 176, 225 and 256. Making matters worse is that for the second time this season he had thrown for 2 interceptions. Playing against the Panthers is NOT the medicine that the doctor has ordered. Bold Prediction: Cutler could place outside the top-12 this week.