Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Ben Roethlisberger or Cam Newton

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Expert Pick %
85%
15%
ECR
# 12
# 15
Best
# 1
# 6
Worst
# 21
# 25
Ave Projection (?)
19.5
16.6
Best
23.6
17.8
Worst
17.2
15.1
Ave Points / Game
18.6
16.3
Total Fantasy Points
297.9
260.3
Expert Pick %
85%
15%
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CBS Sports
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The Fantasy Fix
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 Christopher Harris
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 Mike Krueger
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Nick Vertucci
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Marc Caviglia
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 David Gonos
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 Mike Clay
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Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
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Pro Football Focus
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
R.C. Fischer
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 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
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Fox Sports
 
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 Scott Whitfield
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 Ross Miles
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 Jake Ciely
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 Ryan Hester
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 Walton Spurlin
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 Kevin Hanson
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 Dan Yanotchko
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 Micah James
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 Michael Fabiano
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 Alan Harrison
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 Eric Mack
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 Patrick Daugherty
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 Joseph Dolan
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 Kyle Wachtel
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 Jody Smith
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 Rich Hribar
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 Jon Collins
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 Paul Greco
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 Scott Cullen
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 Keet Bailey
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 Taylor Smith
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 Wayne Bretsky
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 Neil Parker
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 Sean Beazley
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 Sigmund Bloom
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 Dave Dameshek
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 KJ
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 Michael Beller
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 Zach Greubel
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 Mike Rigz
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 Scott Engel
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 Davis Mattek
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 Bill Enright
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 Dave McKay
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 Brian Dezelske
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 Dan Clasgens
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 Muntradamus
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 Terrance Bridgett
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 Matt Smith
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NFL.com
 
ECR
# 12
# 15
Best
# 1
# 6
Worst
# 21
# 25
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
9
6
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
14
7
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
12
9
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
9
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
12
9
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
14
10
Site Projections
NumberFire
8
11
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
13
12
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
13
12
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
14
12
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
18
12
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
14
13
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
14
13
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
11
13
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
12
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
12
13
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
14
13
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
21
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
20
13
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
11
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
10
13
Christopher Harris
ESPN
7
13
Mike Krueger
FFToday
3
13
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
14
13
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
1
13
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
11
13
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
13
14
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
13
14
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
11
14
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
12
14
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
16
14
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
10
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
11
14
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
13
14
Sky Sperling
Razzball
11
14
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
15
14
John Paulsen
4for4.com
13
14
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
10
14
John Halpin
Fox Sports
11
14
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
9
14
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
13
14
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
12
14
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
13
14
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
11
14
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
13
14
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
12
14
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
10
14
Justin Boone
The Score
13
14
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
9
14
Jason Smith
NFL.com
9
14
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
13
14
Eric Karabell
ESPN
9
14
Staff Composite
ESPN
10
14
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
9
14
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
10
14
Staff
Roto Analysis
9
14
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
11
15
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
13
15
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
11
15
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
11
15
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
8
15
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
12
15
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
13
15
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
13
15
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
9
15
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
10
15
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
11
15
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
11
15
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
13
15
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
11
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
11
15
Site Projections
scoutPRO
7
15
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
14
15
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
10
15
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
4
15
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
15
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
15
Jeff Paur
RTSports
11
15
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
11
15
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
12
15
David Dodds
FootballGuys
11
15
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
13
15
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
13
15
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
13
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
14
15
Micah James
FFMagicMan
14
15
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
8
15
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
11
15
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
13
15
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
12
15
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
17
15
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
11
15
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
13
15
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
12
15
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
12
16
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
11
16
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
14
16
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
15
16
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
13
16
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
13
16
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
11
16
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
11
16
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
10
16
Staff Composite
NFL.com
9
16
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
15
16
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
13
16
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
17
16
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
11
16
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
17
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
14
17
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
11
17
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
8
17
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
13
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
17
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
14
17
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
4
17
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
11
17
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
9
17
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
14
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
13
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
14
18
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
11
18
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
13
18
Bill Enright
FFChamps
13
19
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
4
20
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
12
21
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
13
21
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
18
21
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
10
23
Matt Smith
NFL.com
8
24
Dave Major
XN Sports
9
25
Adam Rank
NFL.com
9
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
19.5
16.6
Best
23.6
17.8
Worst
17.2
15.1
Pass Yards
234.4
262.1
Pass TDs
0.7
1.5
Ints
1
0.8
Rush Yards
46.8
6
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Cam is a very talented player and will have a huge fantasy season, but not this week. Cam had just 141 yards passing, 42 yards rushing and no passing or rushing touchdowns against the Seahawks last year. I expect better numbers than that this year, but he is a QB2 in the opener.
The Titans allowed the 8th most points to fantasy quarterbacks last year and the Steelers have a weakened running game with RB Le'Veon Bell sidelined. I expect Big Ben to be a borderline QB1 this week.
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Seattle gave up the fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 11.4.
Tennessee gave up the 9th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 19.2.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Newton has insane upside and is at home, but Seahawks are brutal and Panthers have been terrible on O all summer.
Titans are terrible on defense, so Big Ben could shock with a stellar week 1 outing.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
The Seahawks pass defense is possibly the best in the league. Last season in SeattleNewton passed for a paltry 141 yards against them and rushed for 42 with no touchdowns. For the season only two quarterbacks passed for over 300 yards against them, Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford. They also only allowed over 2 touchdowns to a quarterback one time and that was also to Stafford. Thankfully Newton is at home this time around and last year he was horrible early in the season. And he's still a th...
The Steelers lost their starting running back and will most likely need to throw to win. Roethlisberger has had the Titans number in 4 previous games passing for an average of 300 yards and 2.75 touchdowns. Last season he threw for 363 yards with one touchdown and one interception against them. The Titans pass defense was one of the worst in the league last season giving up the second most touchdowns, the seventh most yards and second worst completion percentage.
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
It wasn't an overly nice preseason and a matchup against Seattle isn't a favorable way for Mike Shula's offense to start... but, by virtue of his legs, at worst, Newton should be a factor.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Super Cam would be higher if the Panthers would just get him a legit 2nd receiver
Losing 60 minutes a major blow; Steelers hopeful Wheaton and Bell can help fill void on offense
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Newton's passing numbers weren't as gaudy in 2012 as they were during his rookie 2011 season, but his status as a dual-threat QB is the reason he's this high. He's rushed for 22 TDs and over 1,400 yards in two seasons as a pro.
He'll be without Mike Wallace (Dolphins) and Heath Miller for a while (injury), and the Steelers are reportedly interested in getting back to their ways of pounding the football via the ground game. None of this bodes particularly well for Big Ben's fantasy value, especially considering he's a candidate to miss two-three games per year with various injuries.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
After a phenomenal 2011 season, 2012 was a bit of a regression. Cam doesn’t rack up passing yards like other QBs, but his value is in the running game. Look for Newton to see about 600-700 rushing yards and 7-9 rushing TDs.
Fantasy backup. Reasoning: Mike Wallace - Signed with Miami. Heath Miller – ACL injury. Big Ben – always injured and playing on his last leg. If you draft him, draft another QB of equal or better talent.
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Super Cam really turned it up at the end of last season playing like the 1st round pick we know he could be. The Panthers are going with Don Schula as their head coach, which has led to a bromance between the star QB. Something we never saw with Ron Rivera. This offense is geared towards Cam being a super hero.
Big Ben lost Mike Wallace. Antonio Brown and a plethora of slot WRs is not going to make up for that loss. Wallace gets down the field at record speed, and Big Ben has lost that mobility. A downgraded Roethlisberger is nothing more than a #20 Range QB.