Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Andrew Luck or Matthew Stafford

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Expert Pick %
61%
39%
ECR
# 6
# 8
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 18
# 15
Ave Projection (?)
19.7
19.3
Best
21.8
20.6
Worst
16.2
17.6
Ave Points / Game
18.3
17.5
Total Fantasy Points
292.9
279.3
Expert Pick %
61%
39%
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ECR
# 6
# 8
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 18
# 15
R.C. Fischer
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1
12
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
1
6
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
1
9
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2
9
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
2
8
Matt Smith
NFL.com
2
13
Jason Smith
NFL.com
2
1
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
3
10
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
3
4
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
3
10
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
3
11
Staff Composite
NFL.com
3
10
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
3
8
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
4
11
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
4
11
Scott Cullen
TSN
4
8
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
4
2
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4
10
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4
12
Staff Rankings
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4
7
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4
7
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4
8
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5
10
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5
9
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5
9
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5
4
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5
9
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5
7
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
5
8
Jeff Brubach
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5
9
Neil Parker
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5
7
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
5
7
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
5
12
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
5
4
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
5
7
Adam Rank
NFL.com
5
11
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
5
12
Dan Clasgens
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5
8
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
5
6
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
5
9
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
5
10
Austin Lee
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6
8
Nick Raducanu
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6
5
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6
7
Ken Zalis
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6
8
Scott Engel
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6
7
Ryan Fowler
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6
10
Mike Tagliere
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6
9
Ernie Estrella
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6
7
David Dodds
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6
12
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
6
7
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
6
12
KJ
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6
10
Christopher Harris
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6
9
Eric Karabell
ESPN
6
10
Staff Composite
ESPN
6
7
Joseph Dolan
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6
8
Ross Miles
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7
8
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7
8
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7
8
Jeff Boggis
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7
4
Kevin Roberts
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7
9
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7
9
Dave McKay
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7
5
Nick Vertucci
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7
6
John Halpin
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7
2
Jeff Paur
RTSports
7
6
Rich Arleo
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7
6
Micah James
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7
3
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7
9
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
7
10
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
7
5
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
7
6
Paul Greco
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7
5
Staff Rankings
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7
10
Jeff Ratcliffe
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8
9
Dave Major
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8
15
Andy Behrens
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8
11
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8
11
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8
9
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8
12
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8
7
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8
6
Joe Bond
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8
3
Adam Pfeifer
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8
9
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8
10
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8
5
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8
9
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8
6
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8
6
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8
10
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8
7
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8
7
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8
9
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8
9
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8
7
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8
6
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8
7
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8
10
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8
5
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9
7
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9
10
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9
5
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9
2
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9
6
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9
2
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9
5
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9
6
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9
10
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9
10
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9
10
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9
8
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9
10
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10
8
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10
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10
13
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10
6
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10
13
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10
4
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10
4
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10
4
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10
5
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11
6
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11
7
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11
7
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11
10
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12
9
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12
6
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12
14
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13
6
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14
7
Michael Beller
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18
9
Ave Projection (?)
19.7
19.3
Best
21.8
20.6
Worst
16.2
17.6
Pass Yards
252.5
323.8
Pass TDs
2.1
2
Ints
0.2
1
Rush Yards
14
4.2
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
The Colts are heading towards running a 2 TE offense with a west coast scheme. At least those 2 TEs would be Top 15 options if they were on separate teams, but West Coast in todays NFL does not work in Fantasy. Rich Gannon/Donovan McNabb/Brad Johnson were probably the best West Coast QBs of the early 2000s. Those 3400 Yards 27 TDs is not good anymore in todays down field bomb offenses.
Stafford was plagued by not have a quality #2 WR in 2012. Everyone and their mothers were dropping TDs left and right. If Calvin Johnson missed a game, Stafford would be lucky to eclipse 200 Yards. Not his fault, the Lions just do not have a quality #2 option. So what did the Lions do? Absolutely nothing but add Reggie Bush. Reggie should be special, but that does not solve the problem of a quality downfield #2 WR. Still Staff has the best arm in the NFL and could easily have a huge s...
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Raiders ranked just 23rd against fantasy quarterbacks last year and Luck is leading one of the most exciting offenses in the NFL.
Stafford plays a Vikings D that allowed the 5th most points to fantasy quarterbacks last year and Stafford had over 300 yards passing in both games against the Vikings last year. Touchdown passes will be the key though, but the Lions are hoping Reggie Bush teamed with Calvin Johnson will help in that department.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
With Bruce Arians gone, its unlikely that Luck will lead the league in passing attempts when throwing past the 20 yard mark. After having a year under his belt, Luck will be a more polished and efficient passer.
Stafford has led the NFL in passing attempts the past two seasons. A healthy Ryan Broyles and the addition of Reggie Bush gives Stafford another solid target. The yards will be there, but look for Stafford to bounce-back and split his TD Totals of 41 in 2011 and 20 in 2012. I would expect around 30 TDs this season from Stafford.
  
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FFLockerRoom
Luck vs. the Raiders at home, yes please.
 
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
The Colts look to have more of a West Coast offense type thing going on here with Luck's college coordinator now in the mix, which should help to limit his interception totals.
Stafford was slow getting out of the gate last year, as he didn't throw more than one TD in any of the Lions' first six games. His touchdown total dropped from 41 in 2011 to 20 last year, but he did get close to the 5,000-yard mark again.
  
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RotoBaller
Oakland could be the worst team in the league.
 
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Oakland gave up the 7th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 19.5.
Stafford is going to come out passing and will have a big game. Look for him to also throw to Reggie Bush out of the back field. Minnesota gave up the 4th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 20.6.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Raiders are awful so it'd be a shock if Luck was anything short of amazing at home in week 1.
Stafford slings it a ton and Vikes secondary is a mess. Should equate to solid numbers.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Luck missed much of his rookie year's off season work due to school and quickly had to learn a high risk/reward offense and it showed in his numbers, especially interceptions and completion percentage. Now with his old Stanford offense in place and a season under his belt we will see an even better, more efficient player. The Raiders have little in the way of defense and Luck will pick them apart. My only concern is him sitting in the 4th quarter.
Last season Stafford faced the Vikings twice and threw for over 300 yards each time, but in one game he threw zero touchdowns and in the other he threw three. The good news is he only threw one interception. The Vikings pass defense lost Antoine Winfield and have gotten younger as well. The Lions will have trouble running the ball against the Vikings run defense so we should see plenty of passing.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Should be a QB1 for the next decade
Stafford is QB you can wait for in 2013; #1 fantasy QB potential
  
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Fantasy Football Freaks
Luck looks to have a pretty tough schedule as of now with Oakland being the only opponent ranking in the bottom 10 against QB's.