Who Should I Start? - Week 5

Ben Roethlisberger or Cam Newton

Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger PIT
at JAC  Sun, 1:00 ET
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
vs. CHI  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
91%
9%
ECR
# 8
# 15
Best
# 4
# 8
Worst
# 14
# 18
Ave Projection (?)
19.2
16.6
Best
22.0
21.2
Worst
16.6
13.4
Ave Points / Game
15.6
14.8
Total Fantasy Points
62.4
44.4
Opponent
JAC
CHI
Points Allowed (?)
24.1
18.3
Expert Pick %
91%
9%
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
ECR
# 8
# 15
Best
# 4
# 8
Worst
# 14
# 18
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
4
16
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
5
14
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
6
15
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
6
12
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
6
16
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
6
18
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
6
15
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
6
18
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
7
14
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
7
16
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
7
13
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
7
16
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
7
17
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
7
16
David Dodds
FootballGuys
8
N/A
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
8
16
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
8
14
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
8
15
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
8
15
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
8
15
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
8
17
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
8
14
Micah James
FFMagicMan
8
15
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
8
14
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
8
N/A
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
9
12
John Paulsen
4for4.com
9
12
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
9
13
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
9
17
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
9
16
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
9
11
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
9
8
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
10
14
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
10
14
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
10
13
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
10
15
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
10
16
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
10
15
Justin Boone
The Score
10
13
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
11
13
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
11
14
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
11
15
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
12
15
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
14
13
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
14
9
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
14
9
Ave Projection (?)
19.2
16.6
Best
22.0
21.2
Worst
16.6
13.4
Pass Yards
287.9
247.1
Pass TDs
1.9
1.3
Ints
0.4
0.8
Rush Yards
7.0
20.3
Ave Points / Game
15.6
14.8
Total Fantasy Points
62.4
44.4
Week 4
22.4   vs. TB
12.6   at BAL
Week 3
15.9   at CAR
12.7   vs. PIT
Week 2
6.7   at BAL
19.1   vs. DET
Week 1
17.4   vs. CLE
  at TB
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Everything went right for Roethlisberger in Week 4 against the Buccaneers as he racked up 314 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. He actually has a chance to even better in Week 5 as he faces the Jaguars defense who keeps making opposing quarterbacks the play-of-the-week.
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.