Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Ben Roethlisberger or Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick (SF)
vs. Packers
Sun, 12:25pm ET
Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)
vs. Titans
Sun, 9:00am ET
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
ECR
# 7
# 15
Best
# 1
# 6
Worst
# 21
# 25
Ave Projection (?)
20.4
16.6
Best
24.1
17.8
Worst
17.6
15.1
Ave Points / Game
16.5
16.3
Total Fantasy Points
264.3
260.3
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
Site Projections
NumberFire
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
 Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
 
 Sky Sperling
Razzball
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Jason Smith
NFL.com
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
 
 Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
 
 Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
 
 Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
ECR
# 7
# 15
Best
# 1
# 6
Worst
# 21
# 25
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
8
6
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
10
7
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
7
9
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
7
9
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
6
9
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
6
10
Site Projections
NumberFire
12
11
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
1
12
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
8
12
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
4
12
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
8
12
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
8
13
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
7
13
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
7
13
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
9
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
9
13
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
11
13
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
9
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
2
13
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
9
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
6
13
Christopher Harris
ESPN
5
13
Mike Krueger
FFToday
11
13
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
9
13
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
5
13
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
7
13
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
2
14
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
3
14
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
5
14
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
7
14
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
4
14
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
5
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
6
14
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
4
14
Sky Sperling
Razzball
8
14
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
9
14
John Paulsen
4for4.com
3
14
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
8
14
John Halpin
Fox Sports
9
14
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
7
14
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
9
14
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
8
14
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
10
14
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
4
14
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
8
14
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
6
14
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
3
14
Justin Boone
The Score
5
14
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
10
14
Jason Smith
NFL.com
6
14
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
6
14
Eric Karabell
ESPN
7
14
Staff Composite
ESPN
5
14
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
6
14
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
9
14
Staff
Roto Analysis
7
14
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
5
15
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
6
15
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
10
15
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
5
15
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
11
15
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
11
15
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
11
15
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
6
15
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
5
15
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
6
15
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
10
15
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
7
15
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
7
15
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
8
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
9
15
Site Projections
scoutPRO
4
15
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
10
15
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
5
15
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
11
15
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
5
15
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
3
15
Jeff Paur
RTSports
8
15
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
8
15
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
7
15
David Dodds
FootballGuys
4
15
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
8
15
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
7
15
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
6
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
8
15
Micah James
FFMagicMan
12
15
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
12
15
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
5
15
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
4
15
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
6
15
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
8
15
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
8
15
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
6
15
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
7
15
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
6
16
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
5
16
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
10
16
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
3
16
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
5
16
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
10
16
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
15
16
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
9
16
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
3
16
Staff Composite
NFL.com
7
16
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
6
16
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
10
16
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
11
16
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
6
16
Scott Cullen
TSN
9
17
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
8
17
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
8
17
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
10
17
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
10
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
7
17
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
9
17
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
7
17
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
8
17
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
12
17
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
21
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
11
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
8
18
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
5
18
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
4
18
Bill Enright
FFChamps
7
19
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
10
20
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
9
21
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
5
21
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
11
23
Matt Smith
NFL.com
7
24
Dave Major
XN Sports
14
25
Adam Rank
NFL.com
6
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
20.4
16.6
Best
24.1
17.8
Worst
17.6
15.1
Pass Yards
246.3
262.1
Pass TDs
1.3
1.5
Ints
0.6
0.8
Rush Yards
42.7
6
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
I do not think it will be possible for Kaepernick to duplicate the masterpiece he had in the Divisional Round when the 49ers gained 579 yards of offense against the Packers and not having Michael Crabtree will hurt, but the 49ers seem to have the Packers number and I expect Kaepernick to play well.
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
Green Bay gave up the 19th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 16.4.
Tennessee gave up the 9th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 19.2.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Packers still aren't good enough on D and Kap is comfy at home.
Titans are terrible on defense, so Big Ben could shock with a stellar week 1 outing.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
In the Divisional playoffs last season the Packers weren't ready for Kaepernick's read option and he completely destroyed them, rushing 16 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns while also passing for 263 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. They should be more prepared for it this time, but you would have thought they would have been prepared in a playoff game as well.
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.
  
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
Probably won't rush for 180 yards again, but he's too talented for GB.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Should take major strides with additions of Boldin, Patton, Collie
Losing 60 minutes a major blow; Steelers hopeful Wheaton and Bell can help fill void on offense
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
He'll be missing his favorite weapon with Michael Crabtree sidelined indefinitely, but Kaep's combination of a cannon arm and insane speed make him a can't-miss fantasy prospect. It wouldn't be all that surprising to see him wind up as the highest-scoring player in fantasy this season. Then again, he doesn't have the longest body of work behind him, either.
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
Like Cam Newton, we love the ability for the big runs and the rushing TDs. With the loss of Crabtree and lack of consistency at WR, we feel that Harbaugh will stick to the run game this season. Kaepernick is still a strong option at QB and I would be confident drafting him to any fantasy squad.
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
Colin is Jamie Fox from Any Given Sunday. Nobody really likes him, but they all know he can dominate the game. With the #1 Selling 2013 NFL Jersey, the controversy over the Dolphins hat, to winning an Espy for best breakthrough athlete. He knows his time is now to win that Superbowl.
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.