Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Ben Roethlisberger or Eli Manning

Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger PIT
vs. CLE  Sun, 1:00 ET
Eli Manning
Eli Manning NYG
at DET  Mon, 7:10 ET
Expert Pick %
94%
6%
ECR
# 16
# 23
Best
# 8
# 9
Worst
# 27
# 32
Ave Projection (?)
16.5
12.2
Best
18.8
14.5
Worst
15.8
9.5
Opponent
CLE
DET
Points Allowed (?)
17.6
16.1
Expert Pick %
94%
6%
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
Staff
Roto Analysis
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Seth Klein
Razzball
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
ECR
# 16
# 23
Best
# 8
# 9
Worst
# 27
# 32
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
8
24
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
25
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
10
16
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
11
23
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
12
23
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
12
22
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
12
16
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
12
21
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
13
25
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
13
25
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
13
19
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
13
24
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
13
N/A
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
13
14
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
13
23
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
13
N/A
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
13
18
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
13
31
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
13
22
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
13
24
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
13
25
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
14
18
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
14
22
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
14
25
Chris Heil
Sportable
14
20
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
14
25
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
14
26
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
14
25
Christopher Harris
ESPN
14
19
Staff Composite
NFL.com
14
24
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
15
21
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
15
20
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
15
26
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
15
21
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
15
20
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
15
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
15
27
Seth Klein
Razzball
15
21
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
23
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
15
9
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
15
25
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
15
24
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
15
23
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
15
27
Mike Krueger
FFToday
15
30
Eric Karabell
ESPN
15
22
Staff Composite
ESPN
15
21
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
15
25
Adam Rank
NFL.com
15
N/A
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
15
N/A
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
15
17
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
15
25
Staff
Roto Analysis
15
13
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
15
24
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
16
28
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
16
27
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
16
27
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
16
25
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
16
23
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
16
25
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
16
22
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
16
18
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
16
26
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
16
18
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
16
22
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
16
21
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
16
25
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
16
25
Site Projections
numberFire
16
22
John Paulsen
4for4.com
16
23
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
16
17
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
16
24
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
16
21
Justin Boone
The Score
16
26
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
16
25
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
16
25
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
16
27
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
16
20
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
16
18
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
16
20
John Halpin
Fox Sports
16
23
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
16
21
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
16
21
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
16
20
Jim McCormick
ESPN
16
22
Matt Smith
NFL.com
16
23
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
16
21
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
16
22
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
16
23
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
17
24
Bill Enright
FFChamps
17
22
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
17
20
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
17
22
Dave Major
XN Sports
17
N/A
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
17
26
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
17
20
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
17
20
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
17
23
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
17
26
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
17
21
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
17
19
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
17
23
Scott Cullen
TSN
17
23
Jeff Paur
RTSports
17
21
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
17
N/A
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
17
22
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
17
N/A
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
18
21
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
18
23
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
18
19
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
18
22
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
18
25
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
18
17
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
18
25
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
18
25
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
18
22
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
18
N/A
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
18
16
David Dodds
FootballGuys
18
22
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
18
28
Sean Koerner
STATS
18
28
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
18
29
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
18
23
Micah James
FFMagicMan
18
25
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
19
16
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
19
32
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
19
26
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
19
25
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
19
24
Matthew Berry
ESPN
19
N/A
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
20
24
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
20
21
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
20
28
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
21
31
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
23
25
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
23
27
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
23
22
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
26
20
Site Projections
scoutPRO
27
25
Ave Projection (?)
16.5
12.2
Best
18.8
14.5
Worst
15.8
9.5
Pass Yards
262.4
255.5
Pass TDs
1.7
1.2
Ints
0.6
1.3
Rush Yards
6.0
1.6
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.
 
  
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.
Detroit isn't the worst matchup but Eli is on the road and he's looked dreadful. If he suddenly turns it on, few will have seen it coming.