Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Ben Roethlisberger or Matt Ryan

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Ave Projection (?)
22.6
16.6
Best
25.6
17.8
Worst
18.2
15.1
Ave Points / Game
15.5
16.3
Total Fantasy Points
248.1
260.3
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 Nate Hodges
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ECR
# 2
# 15
Best
# 1
# 6
Worst
# 10
# 25
Nate Hodges
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5
6
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
2
7
Tony Mauriello
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2
9
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
2
9
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
2
9
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
3
10
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3
11
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Fantasy Football Starters
8
12
Nick Vertucci
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2
12
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
1
12
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Fantasy Knuckleheads
3
12
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1
13
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
2
13
Ryan Fowler
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2
13
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
1
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
2
13
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
2
13
R.C. Fischer
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6
13
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Pyromaniac
4
13
Brett Talley
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3
13
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3
13
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3
13
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2
13
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2
13
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Fantasy Football Freaks
2
13
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1
13
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7
14
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4
14
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3
14
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1
14
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2
14
Kevin Roberts
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6
14
James Hatfield
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4
14
Ken Zalis
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14
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4
14
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2
14
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2
14
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3
14
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3
14
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4
14
Sean Morris
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2
14
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2
14
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3
14
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2
14
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2
14
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2
14
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2
14
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2
14
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2
14
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3
14
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2
14
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3
14
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3
14
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3
14
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2
14
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3
14
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3
15
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15
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6
15
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1
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2
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3
15
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2
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3
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15
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4
15
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4
15
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2
15
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7
15
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2
15
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3
15
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2
15
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2
15
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8
15
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4
15
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4
15
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2
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3
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1
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10
15
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3
15
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2
15
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3
15
Dan Yanotchko
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3
15
Micah James
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8
15
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5
15
Michael Fabiano
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2
15
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3
15
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4
15
Michael Pichan
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4
15
Eric Mack
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1
15
Patrick Daugherty
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4
15
Joseph Dolan
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2
15
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2
16
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10
16
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4
16
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2
16
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2
16
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2
16
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2
16
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2
16
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7
16
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6
16
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3
16
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2
16
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3
16
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2
16
Scott Cullen
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7
17
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3
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Taylor Smith
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6
17
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5
17
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2
17
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2
17
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4
17
Dave Dameshek
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9
17
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5
17
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1
17
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6
17
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5
18
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5
18
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2
18
Davis Mattek
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1
18
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3
19
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3
20
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6
21
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3
21
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3
21
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2
23
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6
24
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2
25
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7
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
22.6
16.6
Best
25.6
17.8
Worst
18.2
15.1
Pass Yards
304.8
262.1
Pass TDs
2.7
1.5
Ints
0.5
0.8
Rush Yards
4.4
6
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Saints gave up the most points to fantasy quarterbacks last year and even though they have a new defensive coordinator (Rob Ryan), this team is still going to give up a boatload of points to fantasy QBs and Ryan has all the offensive weapons to have a monster week.
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
This game is going to be a shootout and both Matt Ryan and Drew Brees are going to have big passing games in week 1. New Orleans gave up the most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 21.7.
Tennessee gave up the 9th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 19.2.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Saints defense is atrocious, so all signs point to a huge week 1 for Ryan.
Titans are terrible on defense, so Big Ben could shock with a stellar week 1 outing.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
In nine games against the Saints Ryan is averaging 280 yards passing and 1.5 touchdowns. last season was a tale of two games with Ryan passing for 411 yards and 3 touchdowns in their week 10 loss to the Saints on the road and then a 165 yard one touchdown performance at home in which they gave it over to the running game and intercepted Brees 5 times. You can't count on Brees doing that again, so Ryan will need to pass.
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
FFLockerRoom
Shoot out! This is going to be a high scoring romp on the Bayou!
 
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
Shootout on the fast track in New Orleans looms to start the season. Assuming White's health, Ryan has the dogs to hang some points.
 
  
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RotoBaller
Shootout
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Matt Ryan is the safest pick as the 6th QB off the board but RGIII, Kap, Stafford all have higher upside
Losing 60 minutes a major blow; Steelers hopeful Wheaton and Bell can help fill void on offense
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
With Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez, there may be no passer in the league with more dangerous weapons than Matt Ryan. The addition of Steven Jackson should also add a pass-catching-out-of-the-backfield aspect that wasn't there with Michael Turner back there.
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
Ryan had a breakout season in 2012 and we don’t expect him to stop there. Ryan is primed with tons of weapons – Julio Jones, Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez, Jacquizz Rodgers, Steven Jackson. Look for Ryan to light up the scoreboard again this season and every option in Atlanta to be a viable fantasy play.
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
Whats cooler than being cool? Matty Ice. Ryan still has the best WR duo in the NFL with Roddy White and Julio Jones. The Falcons added a BEAST in their backfield with <nobr><a href="#" class="FAtxtL" id="FALINK_3_0_2">Steven Jackson</a></nobr>. Safties cannot play so deep to defend the pass and only the pass. Ryan is going to get plenty more opportunities for big plays.
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.