Who Should I Draft?

Ben Roethlisberger or Colin Kaepernick (2014)

Expert Pick %
93%
7%
ECR
# 12
# 16
Best
# 4
# 6
Worst
# 18
# 22
Ave Projection (?)
19.3
16.5
Best
23.2
18.8
Worst
17.1
15.8
Expert Pick %
93%
7%
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ESPN
 
ECR
# 12
# 16
Best
# 4
# 6
Worst
# 18
# 22
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
12
6
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
7
9
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
14
10
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
13
12
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
13
13
Seth Klein
Razzball
13
12
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
10
12
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
11
12
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
10
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
9
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
12
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
15
13
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
14
13
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
17
13
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
9
13
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
10
13
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
15
14
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
8
14
Adam Rank
NFL.com
4
14
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
13
14
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
11
14

8
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
8
14
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
11
14
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
12
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
11
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
12
15
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
11
15
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
14
15
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
10
15
Micah James
FFMagicMan
8
15
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
6
15
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
11
15
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
10
15
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
9
15
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
10
16
Chris Heil
Sportable
10
16
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
11
15
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
12
15
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
13
15
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
17
15
Doug Orth
FFToday
11
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
14
15
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
12
15
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
10
15
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
14
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
9
15
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
13
15
Staff
Roto Analysis
9
15
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
13
16
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
14
16
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
11
16
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
11
16
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
8
16
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
13
16
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
14
16
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
14
16
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
8
16
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
9
16
Matt Smith
NFL.com
10
16
Staff Composite
NFL.com
6
16
Christopher Harris
ESPN
10
16
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
13
16
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
13
16
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
14
16
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
14
16
Justin Boone
The Score
13
16
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
17
16
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
12
16
Staff Rankings
ESPN
9
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
13
16
John Paulsen
4for4.com
10
16
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
14
16
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
13
16
Mike Krueger
FFToday
10
16
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
12
16
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
12
16
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
14
16
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
13
16
Jim McCormick
ESPN
7
16
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
11
16
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
8
16
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
10
16
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
13
17
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
13
16
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
14
16
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
11
16
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
12
16
Jeff Paur
RTSports
14
16
Scott Cullen
TSN
5
16
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
14
16
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
14
16
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
11
16
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
14
16
Sean Koerner
STATS
8
16
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
9
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
12
17
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
16
17
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
12
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
9
17
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
10
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
7
17
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
15
17
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
13
17
Kelly Smelser
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9
17
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
13
17
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
11
17
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
12
17
David Dodds
FootballGuys
7
17
Matt De Lima
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11
17
Neil Parker
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9
17
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
11
17
John Halpin
Fox Sports
13
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
14
17
Bill Enright
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11
17
Eric Karabell
ESPN
13
17
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
14
17
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
11
17
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
10
17
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
15
17
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
11
17
Cory Bonini
USA Today
14
17
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
12
18
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
13
18
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
11
18
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
9
18
Staff Rankings
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12
18
Dave Major
XN Sports
10
18
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
14
18
Brent Namejko
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12
18
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
12
18
Paul Greco
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12
18
Davis Mattek
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8
18
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
10
18
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
12
18
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
11
18
Site Projections
scoutPRO
4
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
18
19
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
8
19
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
7
19
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
5
19
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
13
19
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
15
19
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
15
20
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
11
20
Steve Olson
StatSims
4
20
Jason Smith
NFL.com
7
21
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
17
22
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
13
22
Matthew Berry
ESPN
11
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
19.3
16.5
Best
23.2
18.8
Worst
17.1
15.8
Pass Yards
238.1
262.4
Pass TDs
1.7
1.7
Ints
0.4
0.6
Rush Yards
35.2
6.0
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
Quite possibly our biggest sleeper pick of 2014. To make sure you know we aren't crazy, Big Ben was ranked outside our top 20 last year, but for 2014 with a new uptempo, no huddle offense, we are buying big time on Roethlisberger, especially given his late round ADP. Grab him in the final rounds of all drafts this year, as he could easily be your starter by week 3
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Kaepernick has looked strong this preseason and gets his best receiver Michael Crabtree back after missing him most of last season. He also played on an injured foot most of last year. He should be able to run better this season and with Crabtree back, he should be able to up his passing numbers.
The Steelers were top 10 in passing attempts last season and they should continue this year. Roethlisberger was a Top-5 fantasy QB toward the end of last year and I think that he and Todd Haley are finally on the same page.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
I think Kaepernick is the new Michael Vick and I do not mean that in a negative way. He is a popular player on a good team that makes plays with his feet that nobody can make, but there just is not enough production in the passing game to warrant ranking him in the Top 5. Too many people rank him in the Top 10 among fantasy, because of his exciting style of play.
Big Ben had a great fantasy season last year. He threw for 4,261yards, 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, but was still only the 12th ranked fantasy quarterback. This is the reason you do not need to take a quarterback in the first or second round. Big Ben is a terrific fantasy option, there are just too many guys to put everyone in the Top 10.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
*Stinking it up big in the preseason. Will need to prove himself to get back into the QB1 range.***Has a solid WR group around him and a tight end in Vernon Davis who is on a mission. Probably will never live up to his potential that people placed upon him a couple seasons ago, but still a solid low-end QB1, high-end QB2.
 
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Needs to be more consistent through the air to crack the elite tier.
Top 10 upside to be had in the 10th round.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
In fantasy you have to have a player that will put up more than 30 TD's in a season for you to win your championship. Kaepernick will not break 30 TD's in 2014.
He is fully capable of having 4,000+ yard seasons and nearly 30 TDs. He is a solid back-up QB selection.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
If you miss out on one of the big boys, we feel that Kaepernick and Cutler offer the greatest amount of upside for fantasy owners. The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that since 2011, the 49ers have not ranked any higher than 31st in the NFL in Passing Attempts. Additionally, Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman expressed that they could stray away a bit from their ground-pounding roots. San Fran bolstered their WR corps by adding Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd to a group that already included Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. Kaepernick had a dismal season last year totaling 3,197 Passing Yards and 21 TDs on only 416 Attempts in 16 Games. We consider Kaepernick on the 3rd Tier of Fantasy QBs, however he carries one of the highest ceilings within that tier.
The departure of WR2 Emmanuel Sanders will definitely not help Big Ben, however, Pittsburgh has a lot of faith in 2nd year Speedy WR Markus Wheaton. Pittsburgh also acquired Lance Moore who will be their WR3. Antonio Brown is coming off a successful year in OC Todd Haley’s hurry up offense, which they look to implement again this season while using Le’Veon Bell as an every down back. This hurry-up offense will only help Pittsburgh’s questionable offensive line. WR2 Markus Wheaton is Pittsburgh’s biggest WR standing at 5’11/180 with Antonio Brown standing at 5’10/186 and Lance Moore at 5’9/190. This should make Heath “Healthy” Miller, 6’5/256, a lock for 10+ TD’s and a main Red Zone Target.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Great tools, but a conservative offense translates into some dud weeks.
Career highs in attempts and completions last year. Bargain buy.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Kap could be even better in 2014 now that Michael Crabtree is healthy again, but he still lacks consistency as a passer. There is still top-5 upside here, however.
Big Ben can still sling it and he looked dominant in spurts last year. If the Steelers can add another weapon he should be a solid QB1 again.
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
will have a much better season