Who Should I Draft?

Andy Dalton or Carson Palmer (2014)

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Expert Pick %
69%
31%
ECR
# 17
# 19
Best
# 9
# 11
Worst
# 24
# 31
Ave Projection (?)
14.8
15.7
Best
16.8
17.6
Worst
13.9
13.1
Expert Pick %
69%
31%
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ECR
# 17
# 19
Best
# 9
# 11
Worst
# 24
# 31
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
16
21
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
9
22
Jeff Paur
RTSports
9
21
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
10
18
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
11
21
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
11
18
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
12
24
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
12
20
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
13
15
Steve Olson
StatSims
13
11
Scott Cullen
TSN
13
21
Site Projections
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13
22
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
14
21
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
14
19
Jason Smith
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14
20
Eric Mack
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14
22
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14
27
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XN Sports
14
21
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14
22
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15
18
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
15
24
Sean Beazley
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15
19
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
15
20
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
15
21
Seth Klein
Razzball
15
18
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
15
19
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
15
24
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
15
20
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
16
21
Micah James
FFMagicMan
16
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
16
20
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
16
20
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
16
20
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
16
21
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
16
21
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
16
19
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16
23
John Halpin
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16
20
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16
22
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16
14
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16
N/A
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16
22
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16
19
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16
15
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16
20
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16
15
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17
14
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17
20
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17
23
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17
18
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17
18
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17
18
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17
19
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17
18
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17
19
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17
20
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17
18
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17
15
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17
18
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17
16
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17
19
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17
18
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17
16
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17
21
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17
19
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17
20
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17
19
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17
21
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18
22
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17
18
Ryan Rufe
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17
18
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RotoBaller
17
15
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17
25
Staff Rankings
ESPN
17
19
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17
19
John Paulsen
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17
19
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17
20
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17
31
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Fox Sports
17
24
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17
19
Antonio DArcangelis
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17
19
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17
19
Jim McCormick
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17
18
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17
21
Brett Talley
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17
21
Nick Raducanu
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17
20
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18
19
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17
19
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17
18
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17
21
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17
22
Marc Caviglia
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17
20
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17
20
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17
19
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17
19
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17
19
Staff
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17
18
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18
15
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18
17
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18
19
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18
19
Bryan Fontaine
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18
17
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18
23
Tom Schriner
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18
17
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18
15
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18
17
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18
19
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18
17
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18
14
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18
17
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18
15
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18
19
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18
22
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18
17
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18
20
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18
19
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18
17
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18
15
Staff Rankings
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18
16
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18
17
Tommy Rowan
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18
14
Sean Koerner
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18
20
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18
16
Kevin Hanson
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19
18
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19
16
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19
16
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19
18
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19
16
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19
20
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19
21
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19
16
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19
18
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19
17
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19
20
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19
20
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19
17
Mike Harmon
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19
23
Brandon Funston
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20
17
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20
17
Scott Whitfield
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20
19

20
17
Matt Waldman
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21
16
Tom Poisal
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21
18
Jeff Collins
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21
18
Jason Longfellow
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22
23
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
23
16
Raju Byfield
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23
16
Site Rankings
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23
19
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
24
17
Ave Projection (?)
14.8
15.7
Best
16.8
17.6
Worst
13.9
13.1
Pass Yards
250.7
273.1
Pass TDs
1.5
1.7
Ints
0.7
1.0
Rush Yards
9.1
1.2
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Don't sleep on Andy's upside. He will put up 4,000 yards and 30+ TD's. His turnovers hurt, but his upside is still always present.
Palmer's numbers don't lie and he is a solid back-up QB for 2014 that can be had in the later rounds.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Dalton has gone from the 18th ranked fantasy quarterback as a rookie, to 12th in his second year to sixth last year. I am not a fan of him as a franchise quarterback, but it is hard to see a scenario where he is not a productive fantasy quarterback. I think the loss of Jay Gruden will hurt his overall numbers, as will the Marvin Jones injury.
Palmer had his moments this year, but it will be interesting to see if the Cardinals go in another direction in 2015 or if they jump start that change and go with rookie Logan Thomas at some point this season. Palmer can make plays, but he is just not the long-term answer for them at quarterback.
  
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
Bengals will likely be going with a power-run offense this year, meaning Dalton will scale back his pass attempts and yards drastically. Arrow pointing straight down here
Palmer is too interception prone, without enough passing TD upside to be considered a draft day option in 2014
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Pass-happy Gruden is out, run-heavy OC Jackson is in.
Career highs in passing yards under OC Arians, but ugly 24:22 TD to INT ratio.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
His numbers are bound to fall off in a more conservative attack.
Fuel is running low, but he has talented WRs and a pass-happy coach.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
The talent is there as Dalton had 10 20+ fantasy point weeks in 2013 to go along with a positive 0.437 FFLockerRoom True Proficiency Game Average. http://fflockerroom.com/2014/07/25/2014-fantasy-football-draft-preparation-quarterback-proficiency/. The problem is that Hue Jackson wants to turn the Bengals into a rush-first offense. How much will that affect Dalton and the Cincinnati passing game? Enough to have us bring his fantasy value down to a QB2 in deeper fantasy leagues.
 
  
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
In the final seven games Carson Palmer eclipsed 300 yards four times, including a 407 and a 419 yard effort. With a full season under his belt and with the continued development of young skill players, Palmer has some serious sleeper appeal this season.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Previous OC Jay Gruden allowed Andy Dalton to toss 586 passes last season (The Red Rifle averaged 543 Passing Attempts over the past 3 Seasons). New OC Hue Jackson is dedicated to the ground game and the philosophy will be adapted in 2014. Cincinasty will see less pass and more of a ground game in 2014 as Bengals.com have been quoted saying that Dalton will be reduced in passing attempts somewhere near Russell Wilson‘s number of 407.
Arizona has plenty of options in 2014 – Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Ellington. Throughout the final nine games of the season, the Cardinals jumped their PPG mark 7.3 Points up to an average of 27.3 PPG. The offense has continued to mesh as they become more fluent with Bruce Arians; Carson Palmer was recently quoted in saying that the offense is “light years” ahead of where they were last year. The Cards play in a difficult division who is not friendly to opposing QBs, however we think Palmer takes a step forward in 2014.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Dalton lost his offensive coordinator and probably maxed out in 2013. Could he be headed for a slight regression? Logic says it's likely.
Palmer can still get it done in a pinch for fantasy owners, but you don't want to hitch your wagon to him. What we saw last year is probably as good as it gets from this point on.
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
 
look for a good year with Ellington and other WRs not-named Fitzgerald emerging
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Expect regression with Hue Jackson going more run heavy