Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Andy Dalton or Cam Newton

Andy Dalton
Andy Dalton CIN
at BAL  Sun, 1:00 ET
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
at TB  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
59%
41%
ECR
# 18
# 17
Best
# 7
# 7
Worst
# 26
# 34
Ave Projection (?)
14.8
17.3
Best
16.8
19.4
Worst
13.9
15.4
Opponent
BAL
TB
Points Allowed (?)
15.2
17.4
Expert Pick %
59%
41%
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Fantasy Team Advice
 
ECR
# 18
# 17
Best
# 7
# 7
Worst
# 26
# 34
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
7
N/A
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
9
14
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
11
8
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
11
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
11
N/A
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
13
26
Matt Smith
NFL.com
13
10
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
14
32
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
14
7
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
15
19
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
15
N/A
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
15
N/A
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
15
10
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
15
N/A
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
15
20
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
15
18
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
15
25
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
15
17
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
15
14
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
15
11
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
16
9
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
16
N/A
Bill Enright
FFChamps
16
N/A
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
16
21
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
16
N/A
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
16
N/A
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
16
20
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
16
20
Christopher Harris
ESPN
16
9
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
16
32
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
16
33
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
16
13
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
17
N/A
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
17
N/A
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
17
14
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
17
N/A
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
17
27
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
17
32
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
17
32
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
17
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
17
N/A
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
17
N/A
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
17
N/A
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
17
20
Staff Composite
ESPN
17
11
Adam Rank
NFL.com
17
13
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
17
N/A
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
17
N/A
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
18
N/A
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
18
13
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
18
N/A
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
18
15
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
18
33
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
18
33
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
18
20
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
18
17
Dave Major
XN Sports
18
13
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
18
11
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
18
32
Chris Heil
Sportable
18
9
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
18
14
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
18
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
18
17
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
18
19
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
18
N/A
John Halpin
Fox Sports
18
21
Scott Cullen
TSN
18
13
Eric Karabell
ESPN
18
12
Jim McCormick
ESPN
18
13
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
18
14
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
18
13
Staff Composite
NFL.com
18
12
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
18
13
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
18
15
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
18
17
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
19
N/A
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
19
15
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
19
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
19
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
19
N/A
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
19
N/A
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
19
23
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
19
34
Seth Klein
Razzball
19
13
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
19
15
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
19
17
Adrian Pereira
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19
14
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
19
13
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
19
11
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
19
16
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
19
N/A
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
19
N/A
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
19
14
Jeff Paur
RTSports
19
12
David Dodds
FootballGuys
19
28
Sean Koerner
STATS
19
N/A
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
19
18
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
19
9
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
19
N/A
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
19
14
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
19
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
19
N/A
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
19
26
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
20
N/A
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
20
11
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
20
33
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
20
N/A
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
20
N/A
John Paulsen
4for4.com
20
25
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
20
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
20
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
20
N/A
Justin Boone
The Score
20
N/A
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
20
12
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
20
N/A
Mike Krueger
FFToday
20
13
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
20
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
20
13
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
21
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
21
N/A
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
21
14
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
21
N/A
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
21
14
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
21
15
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
21
N/A
Site Projections
numberFire
21
14
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
21
33
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
21
25
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
21
14
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
21
N/A
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
21
12
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
21
13
Micah James
FFMagicMan
21
14
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
22
16
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
22
N/A
Site Projections
scoutPRO
22
7
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
23
N/A
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
25
15
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
26
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
14.8
17.3
Best
16.8
19.4
Worst
13.9
15.4
Pass Yards
250.7
219.2
Pass TDs
1.5
1.5
Ints
0.7
1.0
Rush Yards
9.1
33.3
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Bad ankle and ribs, he probably won't be running much this week. And that's concerning. There is even talk of him sitting out.
 
  
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
Newton is a game-time decision. Even if he plays, your backup QB is probably a better option this week.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I like the Ravens to rebound on D this year, plus The Red Rifle takes his game on the road. I'm not optimistic he does great things.
Cam is banged up and the Bucs aren't slouches but he's still too explosive to count out here.
  
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
Playing a revitalized D, Newton will wear flak jacket.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
*Falling Star* - It is looking more likely that Newton will sit Week 1. If he does, his replacement will be Derek Anderson. Either way, the fragility of the decision making warrants a DO-NOT-START for CN. If he does start there is still a great chance he is pulled if the game gets out of hand or he is hit hard. Not worth the risk.