Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Andy Dalton or Cam Newton

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ECR
# 12
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Best
# 1
# 12
Worst
# 21
# 30
Dave Major
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9
12
Staff Rankings
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11
14
Eddie Cooley
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10
14
Rich Arleo
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11
14
Mike Krueger
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3
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
11
15
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
12
15
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
15
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
21
15
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
14
15
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
4
15
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
11
15
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
12
16
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
14
16
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
14
16
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
14
16
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
11
16
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
10
16
Jeff Paur
RTSports
11
16
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
12
16
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
12
16
Micah James
FFMagicMan
14
16
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
8
16
Adam Rank
NFL.com
9
16
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
1
16
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
12
17
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
13
17
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
17
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
11
17
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
11
17
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
11
17
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
13
17
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
12
17
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
13
17
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
12
17
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
10
18
Kyle Wachtel
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12
18
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
11
18
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
18
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
14
18
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
15
18
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
13
18
Sky Sperling
Razzball
11
18
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
13
18
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
9
18
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
13
18
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
13
18
Staff Composite
NFL.com
9
18
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
13
18
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
15
18
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
9
18
Bill Enright
FFChamps
13
18
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
12
18
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
11
19
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
11
19
Ryan Hodge
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13
19
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
15
19
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
14
19
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
12
19
John Halpin
Fox Sports
11
19
Wayne Bretsky
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8
19
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
12
19
David Dodds
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11
19
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13
19
Matt Smith
NFL.com
8
19
Christopher Harris
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7
19
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
9
19
Paul Greco
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13
19
Michael Pichan
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17
19
Eric Mack
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11
19
Raju Byfield
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11
19
Mike Clay
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13
20
Jeff Ratcliffe
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13
20
Nate Hodges
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9
20
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
13
20
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
11
20
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
4
20
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
20
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12
20
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13
20
Jason Smith
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9
20
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13
20
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10
20
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10
20
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10
20
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12
21
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11
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13
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13
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11
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13
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11
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11
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9
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14
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11
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13
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14
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13
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9
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11
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14
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4
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20
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17
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24
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16
24
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10
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14
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14
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10
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18
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8
26
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13
26
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11
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7
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N/A
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N/A
Ave Projection (?)
19.5
15.5
Best
23.6
19.0
Worst
17.2
13.6
Pass Yards
234.4
240.1
Pass TDs
0.7
1.6
Ints
1
0.7
Rush Yards
46.8
7.1
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Seattle gave up the fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 11.4.
BENCH - Chicago gave up the 2nd fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 12.3.
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
It wasn't an overly nice preseason and a matchup against Seattle isn't a favorable way for Mike Shula's offense to start... but, by virtue of his legs, at worst, Newton should be a factor.
 
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
After a phenomenal 2011 season, 2012 was a bit of a regression. Cam doesn’t rack up passing yards like other QBs, but his value is in the running game. Look for Newton to see about 600-700 rushing yards and 7-9 rushing TDs.
The tier from Cutler on down to Flacco should state – “You get what you get.”
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Super Cam would be higher if the Panthers would just get him a legit 2nd receiver
Bernard is the weapon Dalton needs to take next step
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Newton's passing numbers weren't as gaudy in 2012 as they were during his rookie 2011 season, but his status as a dual-threat QB is the reason he's this high. He's rushed for 22 TDs and over 1,400 yards in two seasons as a pro.
Dalton still has A.J. Green, and the Bengals are hoping the tight end duo of Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert will add some versatility to the passing game. But he can't really throw the ball downfield very effectively, and is pretty average overall.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Cam is a very talented player and will have a huge fantasy season, but not this week. Cam had just 141 yards passing, 42 yards rushing and no passing or rushing touchdowns against the Seahawks last year. I expect better numbers than that this year, but he is a QB2 in the opener.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Newton has insane upside and is at home, but Seahawks are brutal and Panthers have been terrible on O all summer.
I don't like this matchup on the road at all for the weak-armed Dalton.
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Super Cam really turned it up at the end of last season playing like the 1st round pick we know he could be. The Panthers are going with Don Schula as their head coach, which has led to a bromance between the star QB. Something we never saw with Ron Rivera. This offense is geared towards Cam being a super hero.
Dalton is similar to Matt Stafford by only having 1 WR. But the difference between Stafford and Dalton is Stafford can fling the ball anywhere. Dalton is a West Coast offense QB with an arm that is geared for only 1 WR. Andy is a 3,500 Yard QB with 25 TDs at the very best.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
The Seahawks pass defense is possibly the best in the league. Last season in SeattleNewton passed for a paltry 141 yards against them and rushed for 42 with no touchdowns. For the season only two quarterbacks passed for over 300 yards against them, Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford. They also only allowed over 2 touchdowns to a quarterback one time and that was also to Stafford. Thankfully Newton is at home this time around and last year he was horrible early in the season. And he's still a th...