Who Should I Draft?

Ben Roethlisberger or Matt Ryan (2014)

Expert Pick %
97%
3%
ECR
# 7
# 16
Best
# 2
# 6
Worst
# 26
# 22
Ave Projection (?)
17.2
16.5
Best
19.9
18.8
Worst
11.8
15.8
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
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ECR
# 7
# 16
Best
# 2
# 6
Worst
# 26
# 22
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
7
6
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
26
9
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
5
10
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
9
12
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
14
13
Seth Klein
Razzball
7
12
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
11
12
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
8
12
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
7
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
5
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
14
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
4
13
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
4
13
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
5
13
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
6
13
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
5
13
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
9
14
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
5
14
Adam Rank
NFL.com
11
14
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
5
14
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
7
14

10
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
15
14
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
4
14
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
7
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
7
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
7
15
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
14
15
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
7
15
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
5
15
Micah James
FFMagicMan
5
15
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
12
15
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
6
15
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
8
15
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
11
15
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
10
16
Chris Heil
Sportable
7
16
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
6
15
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
10
15
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
8
15
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
8
15
Doug Orth
FFToday
8
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
5
15
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
2
15
Wayne Bretsky
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5
15
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
5
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
4
15
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
10
15
Staff
Roto Analysis
11
15
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
7
16
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
13
16
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
7
16
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
6
16
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
6
16
Jeff Brubach
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8
16
Staff Rankings
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9
16
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
4
16
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
7
16
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
8
16
Matt Smith
NFL.com
15
16
Staff Composite
NFL.com
11
16
Christopher Harris
ESPN
11
16
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
11
16
Jake Ciely
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6
16
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
5
16
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
6
16
Justin Boone
The Score
6
16
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6
16
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
6
16
Staff Rankings
ESPN
11
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
10
16
John Paulsen
4for4.com
7
16
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
10
16
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
12
16
Mike Krueger
FFToday
6
16
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
6
16
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
9
16
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
6
16
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
6
16
Jim McCormick
ESPN
6
16
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
9
16
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
5
16
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
6
16
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
9
17
Russell Clay
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7
16
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
7
16
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
10
16
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
6
16
Jeff Paur
RTSports
6
16
Scott Cullen
TSN
9
16
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
6
16
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
10
16
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
6
16
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
6
16
Sean Koerner
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11
16
Kevin Hanson
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13
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
5
17
Ross Miles
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13
17
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
8
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
5
17
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
5
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
9
17
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
7
17
Eric Mack
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10
17
Kelly Smelser
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8
17
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
14
17
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
7
17
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
9
17
David Dodds
FootballGuys
9
17
Matt De Lima
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8
17
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
7
17
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
7
17
John Halpin
Fox Sports
4
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6
17
Bill Enright
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7
17
Eric Karabell
ESPN
9
17
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
7
17
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
5
17
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
9
17
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
6
17
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
9
17
Cory Bonini
USA Today
6
17
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
6
18
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
8
18
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
7
18
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
10
18
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
6
18
Dave Major
XN Sports
16
18
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
13
18
Brent Namejko
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9
18
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
6
18
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
13
18
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
12
18
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
7
18
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
6
18
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
9
18
Site Projections
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12
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
11
19
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
11
19
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
8
19
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
9
19
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
8
19
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
11
19
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
5
20
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
6
20
Steve Olson
StatSims
16
20
Jason Smith
NFL.com
13
21
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
7
22
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
9
22
Matthew Berry
ESPN
12
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
17.2
16.5
Best
19.9
18.8
Worst
11.8
15.8
Pass Yards
288.5
262.4
Pass TDs
1.7
1.7
Ints
0.8
0.6
Rush Yards
4.8
6.0
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
Since the Falcons switched to their uptempo, pass heavy attack we have been unable to figure out why Matt Ryan is consistently overlooked in fantasy formats. Sure, he might not put up the most touchdowns in the league, but with this poor defense he will be playing catch-up more often than not, meaning plenty of yards and fantasy production. If you want to wait on a QB, Ryan offers some of the best value around
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
Matt Ryan was without Julio Jones and a healthy Roddy White most of last season and it showed. He did throw the ball a ton, with the second most attempts by any QB last season, but ended up as the 14th best fantasy QB with no playmakers to do anything with all those passes. He finished as the 6th best fantasy QB in 2012 and there's no reason he can't match that finish with Jones and White healthy.
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 Ryan is one of the most overrated fantasy players in the NFL this year. First, WR Roddy White is starting to advance in age and TE Tony Gonzalez retired and no viable replacement brought into the fold. Also, the Falcons play the NFC West and AFC North this year, divisions loaded with tough defenses. I think Ryan is a middle of the road fantasy QB2, not an elite option.
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.
  
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Top fantasy QB in W1 (448/3); I like his chances of reaching 5K pass yards after falling a little short past 2 years
 
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
In 2013 Matt Ryan was one of only 3 quarterbacks in fantasy football to have double-digit 20-point weeks along with having at least 7 300+ passing yard games. Considering that Roddy White, Julio Jones and Steven Jackson weren't much to rely on because of injuries and you have to walk away impressed with the quarterbacks campaign. He also had a positive 0.375 FFLockerRoom True Proficiency Game Average. http://fflockerroom.com/2014/07/25/2014-fantasy-football-draft-preparation-quarterback-proficiency/
 
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
2014 draft positives include 1st rounder T Matthews and the pass-friendly Freeman.
Top 10 upside to be had in the 10th round.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
He is extremely consistent and safe. There is no doubt he will put up 4,000 yards and 30 TDs. It's too hard not to draft him at QB.
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
Expect a major bounce back year out of Matty-Ice. A porous defense will put Atlanta in the position for many many shootouts this year. With TE Tony Gonzalez gone the Falcons weren’t interested in refilling his position. Instead, they added another WR, Harry Douglas, which gives Ryan three great WR options. Julio Jones has already been spotted running, cutting, juking – we don’t see his left foot being any concern this season. A healthy WR Corps, a 31 year old RB Steven Jackson, a bad Defense and a pass happy OC Dirk Koetter is more than enough to expect Atlanta to lead the league in pass attempts this season.
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
Better health for Julio and Roddy will help, but Gonzo's retirement hurts.
Career highs in attempts and completions last year. Bargain buy.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Ryan had poor protection and his weapons were banged up. Expect a big rebound in 2014.
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.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
For all the same reasons as Romo. Will be a solid fantasy option this year.