Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Andy Dalton or Carson Palmer

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Expert Pick %
57%
43%
ECR
# 19
# 20
Best
# 12
# 11
Worst
# 30
# 30
Ave Projection (?)
15.5
14.2
Best
19.0
16.4
Worst
13.6
13.0
Ave Points / Game
18.0
13.6
Total Fantasy Points
288.1
217.3
Expert Pick %
57%
43%
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ECR
# 19
# 20
Best
# 12
# 11
Worst
# 30
# 30
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12
16
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
14
23
Eddie Cooley
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14
23
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
14
18
Mike Krueger
FFToday
14
15
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
15
19
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
15
14
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
15
20
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
15
25
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
15
30
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
15
20
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
15
24
Tony Mauriello
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16
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
16
20
Jeff Boggis
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16
18
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
16
22
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
16
15
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
16
20
Jeff Paur
RTSports
16
20
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
16
21
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
16
17
Micah James
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16
18
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
16
22
Adam Rank
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16
17
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
16
17
Salvatore Stefanile
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17
22
Scott Pianowski
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17
23
Tommy Rowan
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17
18
Cedric Hopkins
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17
22
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17
22
Jon Collins
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17
20
Ryan Hester
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17
19
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
17
20
Dan Clasgens
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17
23
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
17
19
Terrance Bridgett
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18
27
Kyle Wachtel
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18
24
Jody Smith
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18
21
Scott Cullen
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18
21
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
18
20
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
18
22
Adam Pfeifer
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18
17
Sky Sperling
Razzball
18
26
Nick Vertucci
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18
19
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
18
22
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
18
20
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
18
24
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NFL.com
18
24
Alan Harrison
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18
23
Staff Rankings
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18
20
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18
23
Bill Enright
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18
24
Joseph Dolan
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18
20
Austin Lee
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19
16
Site Rankings
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19
22
Ryan Hodge
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19
26
Nathan Miller
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19
11
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19
21
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19
23
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19
25
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19
15
Nathan Zegura
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19
17
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19
23
Walton Spurlin
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19
21
Matt Smith
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19
18
Christopher Harris
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19
17
Tristan Cockcroft
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19
18
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19
21
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19
22
Eric Mack
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19
21
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19
18
Mike Clay
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20
28
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20
22
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20
16
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20
22
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20
17
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20
25
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20
22
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20
18
Staff Rankings
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20
19
Jason Smith
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20
22
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20
18
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20
17
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20
18
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20
22
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21
18
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21
22
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21
18
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21
18
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21
20
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21
19
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21
20
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21
23
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21
19
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21
22
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22
20
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22
28
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22
19
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22
19
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22
19
John Paulsen
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22
18
Dan Yanotchko
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22
20
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22
18
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22
19
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22
28
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22
25
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23
17
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23
24
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23
19
Dave McKay
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23
16
Marc Caviglia
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23
22
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23
17
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23
19
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23
19
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23
19
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24
17
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24
23
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24
18
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24
25
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24
20
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24
16
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25
17
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25
23
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26
21
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26
20
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26
17
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27
23
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28
20
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30
17
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30
26
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N/A
15
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N/A
17
Ave Projection (?)
15.5
14.2
Best
19.0
16.4
Worst
13.6
13.0
Pass Yards
240.1
275.2
Pass TDs
1.6
1.6
Ints
0.7
1.4
Rush Yards
7.1
1.6
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
BENCH - Chicago gave up the 2nd fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 12.3.
BENCH - St. Louis gave up the 12th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 16.0.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
The tier from Cutler on down to Flacco should state You get what you get.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Bernard is the weapon Dalton needs to take next step
Palmer goes to the desert to play with the best receiver he has ever played with; will have multiple QB1 weeks
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
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.
Palmer put up solid numbers last season while toiling away in Oakland, and that was without any truly viable receiving weapons. Now, he's got Larry Fitzgerald at his disposal, as well as former first-round pick Michael Floyd. He'll still throw picks on you, but he's a solid backup/bye week savior.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I don't like this matchup on the road at all for the weak-armed Dalton.
I'm banking on Palmer having to throw a lot in this one, so he should be serviceable.
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
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.
For the first time since Kurt Warner, the Cardinals have a QB that can actually throw the ball. Larry Fitzgerald is going to love having Palmer who is not afraid to throw the deep ball. Even if it's in triple coverage, off his backfoot, in the 4th quarter. Palmer will have nice games as this Cardinals WR core is underrated, but he will also have those horrible ones.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
Palmer's inability to move, his offensive line, the Rams pass rush and good cornerbacks are a bad combination. This will be an extreme test for the Cardinals to see if they can hold off the pass rush enough to make plays down field with their top line receiving group. I am rooting for Larry Fitzgerald and he will get his as long as Palmer doesn't get injured, but overall this isn't the game you want to see if Palmer is worth starting in deeper leagues or daily.