Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Ben Roethlisberger or Cam Newton

Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger PIT
vs. CLE  Sun, 1:00 ET
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
at TB  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
66%
34%
ECR
# 16
# 17
Best
# 8
# 7
Worst
# 27
# 34
Ave Projection (?)
16.5
17.3
Best
18.8
19.4
Worst
15.8
15.4
Opponent
CLE
TB
Points Allowed (?)
17.6
17.4
Expert Pick %
66%
34%
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Yahoo! Sports
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NFL.com
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Fantasy Football Maniax
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Roto Rankings
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
Chris Heil
Sportable
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
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ESPN
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NFL.com
 Chet Gresham
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eDraft
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Coach Esser
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The Football Girl
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FFToday
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CBS Sports
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ESPN
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The Fantasy Fix
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ESPN
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Adam Rank
NFL.com
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
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The Washington Post
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The Fake Football
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
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The NY Times
Walton Spurlin
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numberFire
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The Fantasy Fix
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ProjectRoto
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 KJ
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 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Marc Caviglia
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 Justin Boone
The Score
 
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RotoExperts
 
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 Kelly Smelser
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Fox Sports
 
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Fox Sports
 
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Fox Sports
 
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Fantasy Six Pack
 
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Dynasty League Football
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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DavidGonos.com
 
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Gridiron Experts
 
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 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
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Fox Sports
 
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 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
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Tags Fantasy Football
 
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 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
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Forensic Fantasy
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Sean Morris
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 David Dodds
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 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Sean Koerner
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 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
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Fantasy Sports LR
 
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XN Sports
 
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WalterFootball
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
ECR
# 16
# 17
Best
# 8
# 7
Worst
# 27
# 34
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
8
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
N/A
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
10
11
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
11
7
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
12
N/A
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
12
17
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
12
11
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
12
9
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
13
N/A
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
13
15
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
13
N/A
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
13
N/A
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
13
15
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
13
33
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
13
32
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
13
N/A
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
13
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
13
N/A
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
13
14
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
13
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
13
N/A
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
14
15
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
14
N/A
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
14
11
Chris Heil
Sportable
14
9
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
14
N/A
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
14
19
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
14
16
Christopher Harris
ESPN
14
9
Staff Composite
NFL.com
14
12
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
15
16
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
15
N/A
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
15
13
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
15
N/A
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
15
33
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
15
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
15
N/A
Seth Klein
Razzball
15
13
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
N/A
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
15
26
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
15
14
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
15
17
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
15
12
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
15
N/A
Mike Krueger
FFToday
15
13
Eric Karabell
ESPN
15
12
Staff Composite
ESPN
15
11
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
15
18
Adam Rank
NFL.com
15
13
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
15
13
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
15
N/A
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
15
17
Staff
Roto Analysis
15
N/A
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
15
13
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
16
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
16
N/A
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
16
N/A
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
16
33
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
16
14
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
16
19
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
16
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
16
N/A
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
16
34
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
16
8
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
16
14
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
16
32
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
16
N/A
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
16
14
Site Projections
numberFire
16
14
John Paulsen
4for4.com
16
25
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
16
N/A
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
16
32
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
16
N/A
Justin Boone
The Score
16
N/A
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
16
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
16
N/A
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
16
14
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
16
N/A
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
16
N/A
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
16
25
John Halpin
Fox Sports
16
21
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
16
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
16
20
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
16
11
Jim McCormick
ESPN
16
13
Matt Smith
NFL.com
16
10
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
16
N/A
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
16
13
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
16
15
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
17
N/A
Bill Enright
FFChamps
17
N/A
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
17
33
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
17
15
Dave Major
XN Sports
17
13
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
17
N/A
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
17
10
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
17
N/A
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
17
20
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
17
20
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
17
N/A
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
17
18
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
17
14
Scott Cullen
TSN
17
13
Jeff Paur
RTSports
17
12
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
17
12
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
17
14
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
17
N/A
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
18
9
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
18
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
18
N/A
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
18
14
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
18
23
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
18
N/A
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
18
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
18
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
18
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
18
N/A
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
18
13
David Dodds
FootballGuys
18
28
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
18
32
Sean Koerner
STATS
18
N/A
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
18
33
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
18
N/A
Micah James
FFMagicMan
18
14
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
19
15
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
19
20
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
19
27
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
19
20
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
19
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
19
13
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
20
N/A
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
20
14
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
20
14
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
21
32
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
23
21
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
23
25
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
23
26
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
26
13
Site Projections
scoutPRO
27
7
Ave Projection (?)
16.5
17.3
Best
18.8
19.4
Worst
15.8
15.4
Pass Yards
262.4
219.2
Pass TDs
1.7
1.5
Ints
0.6
1.0
Rush Yards
6.0
33.3
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Cleveland has one of the tougher defenses in the NFL, but their offense is going to sabotage their good efforts and Big Ben is one of the best at extending plays.
 
  
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
Newton is a game-time decision. Even if he plays, your backup QB is probably a better option this week.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
*Falling Star* - It is looking more likely that Newton will sit Week 1. If he does, his replacement will be Derek Anderson. Either way, the fragility of the decision making warrants a DO-NOT-START for CN. If he does start there is still a great chance he is pulled if the game gets out of hand or he is hit hard. Not worth the risk.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Big Ben usually kills the Browns but their D is borderline elite these days, so I doubt he goes off in week 1.
Cam is banged up and the Bucs aren't slouches but he's still too explosive to count out here.
  
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
Playing a revitalized D, Newton will wear flak jacket.