Who Should I Draft?

Ben Roethlisberger or Cam Newton (2014)

Expert Pick %
93%
7%
ECR
# 9
# 16
Best
# 2
# 6
Worst
# 31
# 22
Ave Projection (?)
17.3
16.5
Best
19.4
18.8
Worst
15.4
15.8
Expert Pick %
93%
7%
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ECR
# 9
# 16
Best
# 2
# 6
Worst
# 31
# 22
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
18
6
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
5
9
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
8
10
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
5
12
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
8
13
Seth Klein
Razzball
6
12
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
5
12
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
4
12
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
16
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
17
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
7
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
12
13
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
13
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
11
13
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
17
13
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
8
13
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
11
14
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
13
14
Adam Rank
NFL.com
13
14
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
12
14
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
9
14

16
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
12
14
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
9
14
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
16
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
10
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
9
15
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
13
15
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
11
15
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
11
15
Micah James
FFMagicMan
12
15
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
8
15
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
9
15
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
14
15
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
10
15
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
12
16
Chris Heil
Sportable
7
16
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
10
15
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
7
15
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
5
15
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
7
15
Doug Orth
FFToday
13
15
R.J. White
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13
15
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
9
15
Wayne Bretsky
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6
15
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
10
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
10
15
Ryan Boser
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9
15
Staff
Roto Analysis
8
15
James Hatfield
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8
16
Dan Yanotchko
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7
16
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
6
16
Bryan Fontaine
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10
16
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
10
16
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
5
16
Staff Rankings
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5
16
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9
16
Dalton Del Don
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14
16
Michael Fabiano
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10
16
Matt Smith
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4
16
Staff Composite
NFL.com
9
16
Christopher Harris
ESPN
6
16
Addison Witt
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9
16
Jake Ciely
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12
16
Mike Tagliere
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11
16
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
9
16
Justin Boone
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11
16
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11
16
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
8
16
Staff Rankings
ESPN
6
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
11
16
John Paulsen
4for4.com
11
16
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
5
16
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
4
16
Mike Krueger
FFToday
9
16
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
11
16
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
6
16
Tom Poisal
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7
16
Jeff Boggis
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11
16
Jim McCormick
ESPN
12
16
Adrian Pereira
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8
16
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
10
16
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
9
16
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
4
17
Russell Clay
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N/A
16
Des Bieler
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10
16
Huseyin Aksu
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13
16
Tommy Rowan
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15
16
Jeff Paur
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13
16
Scott Cullen
TSN
7
16
Russ Bliss
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9
16
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
11
16
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
15
16
Emil Kadlec
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9
16
Sean Koerner
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12
16
Kevin Hanson
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8
17
Sean Beazley
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8
17
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
12
17
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
13
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
13
17
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
11
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
15
17
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
9
17
Eric Mack
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9
17
Kelly Smelser
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11
17
Matt Waldman
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10
17
Maurile Tremblay
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10
17
Alessandro Miglio
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7
17
David Dodds
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11
17
Matt De Lima
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16
17
Neil Parker
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14
17
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
8
17
John Halpin
Fox Sports
7
17
Joe Bond
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9
17
Bill Enright
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14
17
Eric Karabell
ESPN
6
17
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
5
17
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
8
17
Ryan Hodge
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7
17
Staff Rankings
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11
17
Jeff Collins
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6
17
Cory Bonini
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19
17
Eddie Cooley
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8
18
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
11
18
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
8
18
Dave McKay
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7
18
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9
18
Dave Major
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4
18
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
10
18
Brent Namejko
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6
18
Tony Mauriello
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13
18
Paul Greco
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7
18
Davis Mattek
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5
18
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
9
18
Joseph Dolan
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13
18
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
13
18
Site Projections
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2
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
15
19
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
10
19
Dan Clasgens
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13
19
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
6
19
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
5
19
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
9
19
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
14
20
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
22
20
Steve Olson
StatSims
31
20
Jason Smith
NFL.com
10
21
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
14
22
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
10
22
Matthew Berry
ESPN
10
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
17.3
16.5
Best
19.4
18.8
Worst
15.4
15.8
Pass Yards
219.2
262.4
Pass TDs
1.5
1.7
Ints
1.0
0.6
Rush Yards
33.3
6.0
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
Quite possibly our biggest sleeper pick of 2014. To make sure you know we aren't crazy, Big Ben was ranked outside our top 20 last year, but for 2014 with a new uptempo, no huddle offense, we are buying big time on Roethlisberger, especially given his late round ADP. Grab him in the final rounds of all drafts this year, as he could easily be your starter by week 3
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
It's difficult for Newton to be a bad fantasy quarterback, even without a ton of receiving options, because of his ability to run. He makes for a safe pick after the top three options this season.
The Steelers were top 10 in passing attempts last season and they should continue this year. Roethlisberger was a Top-5 fantasy QB toward the end of last year and I think that he and Todd Haley are finally on the same page.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Newton was the third ranked fantasy quarterback in 2013, despite not having any dominant skill position players to help his numbers. The only saving grace for Newton is the Panthers added WR Kelvin Benjamin in the draft and he has been as good as advertised in training camp. If Benjamin can produce and stay healthy, the Panthers may have enough weapons to move the ball through the air.
Big Ben had a great fantasy season last year. He threw for 4,261yards, 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, but was still only the 12th ranked fantasy quarterback. This is the reason you do not need to take a quarterback in the first or second round. Big Ben is a terrific fantasy option, there are just too many guys to put everyone in the Top 10.
  
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Offseason ankle surgery, cracked ribs and no-name cast of WRs have his stock plummeting, and I'd be more than happy to take advantage of the discount
 
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
***Newton has suffered a hairline fracture to the ribs and is questionable for Week 1 of the NFL season.***If I were needing to pick a quarterback to start up an actual NFL franchise, Newton would be a top-5 choice of mine, possibly even top-3. Unfortunately this is not the NFL, this is fantasy football. His overall offensive statistics have gone down each and every year since he has been a rookie, but you can't blame it only on injuries; the surrounding offensive cast is sub-par. Once again there has been a major turnover with the receiving group and to make matters worse, this new group actually is inferior to last years laughing stock of a squad. If he were on the Detroit Lions Newton would be a sure-fire top-5 pick. On the Panthers he is where he is, a QB2 with the potential for a very nice week from time-to-time.
 
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Back and ankle injuries could lead to less rushing attempts. O-line is shaky at best.
Top 10 upside to be had in the 10th round.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Cam is a solid QB, but from Fantasy perspectives he is not quite top 5.
He is fully capable of having 4,000+ yard seasons and nearly 30 TDs. He is a solid back-up QB selection.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
The Carolina Panthers have one of the worst, if not worst, Offensive Lines in the NFL this season. Coupled with this, the Panthers have a completely new WR Corps in Rookie WR1 Kelvin Benjamin, Free Agent WR2 Jerricho Cotchery and Free Agent WR3 Tiquan Underwood. To top things off, Newton has had very little work with his brand new WR’s due to recovery from ankle surgery. The ankle surgery was to tighten the ligaments in his foot that has been an issue since his days at Auburn, which is very concerning for the 2014 season.
The departure of WR2 Emmanuel Sanders will definitely not help Big Ben, however, Pittsburgh has a lot of faith in 2nd year Speedy WR Markus Wheaton. Pittsburgh also acquired Lance Moore who will be their WR3. Antonio Brown is coming off a successful year in OC Todd Haley’s hurry up offense, which they look to implement again this season while using Le’Veon Bell as an every down back. This hurry-up offense will only help Pittsburgh’s questionable offensive line. WR2 Markus Wheaton is Pittsburgh’s biggest WR standing at 5’11/180 with Antonio Brown standing at 5’10/186 and Lance Moore at 5’9/190. This should make Heath “Healthy” Miller, 6’5/256, a lock for 10+ TD’s and a main Red Zone Target.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
His subpar WR corps is less of a concern than his deteriorating O-line.
Career highs in attempts and completions last year. Bargain buy.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
The "downgrade" in Newton's supporting cast is insanely overhyped. He's still a top-5 threat.
Big Ben can still sling it and he looked dominant in spurts last year. If the Steelers can add another weapon he should be a solid QB1 again.
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
On my 2014 all bust team.
 
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
avoid Cam
 
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
The rib injury could cut back on him running the ball at the goal line.
 
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
I'm as troubled by his lack of weapons as anyone, but Newton's work as a rusher gives a very high weekly floor. If the o-line holds, its possible that the current receiving corps is as productive as a Smith/Ginn/LaFell trio anyhow.