Who Should I Start? - Week 8

Alex Smith or Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler CHI
at NE  Sun, 1:00 ET
Alex Smith
Alex Smith KC
vs. STL  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
95%
5%
ECR
# 10
# 17
Best
# 5
# 13
Worst
# 20
# 26
Ave Projection (?)
17.6
16.6
Best
19.4
18.5
Worst
16.1
14.4
Ave Points / Game
18.4
15.9
Total Fantasy Points
129.0
95.3
Opponent
NE
STL
Points Allowed (?)
14.4
21.4
Expert Pick %
95%
5%
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
Matt Smith
NFL.com
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 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
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Site Projections
NumberFire
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Ross Miles
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
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
ECR
# 10
# 17
Best
# 5
# 13
Worst
# 20
# 26
Matthew Berry
ESPN
6
12
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
14
13
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
15
13
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
9
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
12
13
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
12
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
17
13
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
10
14
Matt Smith
NFL.com
15
14
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
13
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
11
14
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
11
14
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
9
14
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
7
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
11
14
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
9
14
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
13
14
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
12
14
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
9
15
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
13
15
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
13
15
John Paulsen
4for4.com
9
15
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
11
15
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
11
15
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
13
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
9
15
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
9
15
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
9
15
Christopher Harris
ESPN
7
15
Eric Karabell
ESPN
7
15
Staff Composite
ESPN
7
15
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
11
15
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
9
15
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
11
15
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
14
15
Staff
Roto Analysis
11
15
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
9
16
Site Projections
scoutPRO
20
16
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
19
16
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
13
16
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
12
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
12
16
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
9
16
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
12
16
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
11
16
John Halpin
Fox Sports
11
16
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
11
16
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
11
16
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
11
16
Adam Rank
NFL.com
13
17
Staff Composite
NFL.com
15
17
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
12
17
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
10
17
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
8
17
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
10
17
Justin Boone
The Score
9
17
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
12
17
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
10
17
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
10
17
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
11
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
6
17
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
11
17
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
10
17
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
11
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
14
17
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
11
17
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
10
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
11
17
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
10
17
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
14
17
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
13
18
Site Projections
NumberFire
10
18
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
10
18
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
9
18
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
11
18
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
8
18
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
11
18
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
11
18
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
11
18
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
12
18
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
9
18
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
10
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
9
18
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
11
18
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
10
18
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
11
18
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
11
18
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
8
18
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
8
18
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
5
18
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
11
18
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
10
18
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
10
18
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
10
18
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
10
18
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
9
18
David Dodds
FootballGuys
11
19
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
13
19
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
10
19
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
11
19
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
9
19
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
11
19
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
15
19
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
10
19
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
14
19
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
11
19
Bill Enright
FFChamps
15
19
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
9
19
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
12
19
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
12
20
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
14
20
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
12
20
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
9
20
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
12
20
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
7
21
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
11
21
Jeff Paur
RTSports
12
21
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
11
22
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
18
22
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
10
22
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
12
22
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
10
22
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
8
22
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
14
22
Scott Cullen
TSN
11
22
Mike Krueger
FFToday
10
23
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
11
23
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
13
23
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
5
24
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
12
26
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
13
28
Ave Projection (?)
17.6
16.6
Best
19.4
18.5
Worst
16.1
14.4
Pass Yards
274.9
224.3
Pass TDs
1.9
1.4
Ints
1.1
0.2
Rush Yards
15.2
23.9
Ave Points / Game
18.4
15.9
Total Fantasy Points
129.0
95.3
Week 7
7.9   vs. MIA
15.7   at SD
Week 6
22.3   at ATL
BYE  
Week 5
21.8   at CAR
13.6   at SF
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 Patriots are just 15th against fantasy quarterbacks over the last 3 weeks, but Cutler has not been playing well enough to warrant more than QB2 consideration.
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.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Pats pass D is not a good matchup on the road but its Cutler and Bears somehow good away from home this year.
Pretty good matchup at home but you know Smith is rarely going to blow up. 15th almost always sounds about right.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Last week aside, Cutler has been very good this season. Expect him and the Bears offense to perform better this week. Not get a win, but play better.