Who Should I Start? - Week 5

Ben Roethlisberger or Colin Kaepernick

Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger PIT
at JAC  Sun, 1:00 ET
Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick SF
vs. KC  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
79%
21%
ECR
# 8
# 12
Best
# 3
# 4
Worst
# 14
# 20
Ave Projection (?)
19.2
18.4
Best
22.0
22.8
Worst
16.6
15.8
Ave Points / Game
15.6
17.3
Total Fantasy Points
62.4
69.4
Opponent
JAC
KC
Points Allowed (?)
24.1
16.5
Expert Pick %
79%
21%
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
David Dodds
FootballGuys
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
ECR
# 8
# 12
Best
# 3
# 4
Worst
# 14
# 20
Bill Enright
FFChamps
3
17
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
4
9
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
4
17
Jeff Paur
RTSports
4
8
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
4
N/A
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
5
17
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
5
15
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
5
4
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
6
12
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
6
19
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
6
10
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
6
9
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
6
12
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
6
12
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
6
17
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
6
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
7
8
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
7
13
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
7
15
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
7
10
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
7
15
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
7
20
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
7
11
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
7
17
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
7
12
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
7
15
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
7
N/A
John Halpin
Fox Sports
8
10
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
8
6
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
8
12
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
8
12
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
8
14
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
8
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
8
12
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
8
12
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
8
12
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
8
11
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
8
12
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
8
12
Micah James
FFMagicMan
8
11
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
8
13
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
8
11
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
8
12
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
8
16
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
8
13
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
9
8
David Dodds
FootballGuys
9
8
John Paulsen
4for4.com
9
11
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
9
11
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
9
15
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
9
14
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
9
15
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
9
12
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
9
14
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
9
11
Matthew Berry
ESPN
9
11
Eric Karabell
ESPN
9
10
Staff Composite
ESPN
9
11
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
10
17
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
10
9
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
10
6
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
10
11
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
10
11
Justin Boone
The Score
10
11
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
10
12
Christopher Harris
ESPN
10
9
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
11
8
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
11
12
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
11
10
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
11
10
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
11
7
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
11
10
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
12
9
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
14
11
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
14
8
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
14
11
Ave Projection (?)
19.2
18.4
Best
22.0
22.8
Worst
16.6
15.8
Pass Yards
287.9
203.9
Pass TDs
1.9
1.5
Ints
0.4
0.6
Rush Yards
7.0
38.6
Ave Points / Game
15.6
17.3
Total Fantasy Points
62.4
69.4
Week 4
22.4   vs. TB
20.5   vs. PHI
Week 3
15.9   at CAR
19.2   at ARI
Week 2
6.7   at BAL
12.5   vs. CHI
Week 1
17.4   vs. CLE
17.1   at DAL
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.
While Kaepernick can have a nice week at anytime due to his skill-set of being a solid passer that adds fantasy rushing points to his repertoire, it is hard for me to ever recommend him as anything higher than a low-end QB1 option during most weeks. Why? Not sure. But I just like reliable quarterbacks. It is no different in Week 5. Facing the Chiefs defense helps but most likely not enough to make him upper-echelon.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Big Ben has QB1 upside this week playing a Jaguars team that allows the most points to fantasy quarterbacks.
The Chiefs D has been playing better the last two weeks and Kaepernick is still playing shaky this year, I view him as no better than a QB2 in this matchup.