Who Should I Start? - Week 5

Andy Dalton or Cam Newton

Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
vs. CHI  Sun, 1:00 ET
Andy Dalton
Andy Dalton CIN
at NE  Sun, 8:30 ET
Expert Pick %
79%
21%
ECR
# 15
# 16
Best
# 8
# 11
Worst
# 18
# 27
Ave Projection (?)
16.6
14.4
Best
21.2
17.0
Worst
13.4
10.7
Ave Points / Game
14.8
15.3
Total Fantasy Points
44.4
45.9
Opponent
CHI
NE
Points Allowed (?)
18.3
11.6
Expert Pick %
79%
21%
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
ECR
# 15
# 16
Best
# 8
# 11
Worst
# 18
# 27
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
16
10
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
17
11
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
18
12
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
15
13
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
15
13
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
16
14
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
15
14
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
12
15
John Paulsen
4for4.com
12
15
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
9
15
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
16
15
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
17
15
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
16
15
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
16
15
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
13
16
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
14
16
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
15
16
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
13
16
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
15
16
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
15
16
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
15
16
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
11
16
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
17
16
Micah James
FFMagicMan
15
16
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
14
16
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
14
16
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
14
16
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15
16
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
15
16
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
15
16
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
15
16
David Dodds
FootballGuys
14
17
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
13
17
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
16
17
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
15
17
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
16
17
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
14
17
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
16
17
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
15
17
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
15
18
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
12
18
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
15
18
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
16
18
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
14
18
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
14
18
John Halpin
Fox Sports
13
19
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
16
19
Justin Boone
The Score
13
19
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
8
19
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
18
19
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
14
20
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
13
20
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
15
20
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
14
20
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
14
21
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
14
21
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
14
22
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
9
27
Ave Projection (?)
16.6
14.4
Best
21.2
17.0
Worst
13.4
10.7
Pass Yards
247.1
250.0
Pass TDs
1.3
1.5
Ints
0.8
1.1
Rush Yards
20.3
7.4
Ave Points / Game
14.8
15.3
Total Fantasy Points
44.4
45.9
Week 4
12.6   at BAL
BYE  
Week 3
12.7   vs. PIT
12.9   vs. TEN
Week 2
19.1   vs. DET
14.7   vs. ATL
Week 1
  at TB
18.3   at BAL
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
In the latter part of Week 2's game against the Lions Newton grimaced heavily and since then his production has been on a downward spiral. Coincidence? Probably not. Newton has busted ribs, is healing from ankle surgery and to make matters worse, he has very little offensive talent around him. It looks like Newton won't be a decent play until at least Week 9 against the Saints. Keep Newton on your bench.
Outside of Week 1, Dalton hasn't attempted more than 23 pass attempts in any given game. Week 5 pits the Bengals against the Patriots. Look for more of the same as New Englands' secondary can wreak havoc but they most definitely can be ran on.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Bears allow the fifth most points to fantasy quarterbacks, but Newton is struggling. He is a QB2 until his play improves.