Who Should I Draft?

Ben Roethlisberger or Matthew Stafford (2014)

Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 4
# 16
Best
# 3
# 6
Worst
# 21
# 22
Ave Projection (?)
18.4
16.5
Best
23.1
18.8
Worst
15.4
15.8
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
 KJ
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
 Tom Schriner
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Yahoo! Sports
 
 Micah James
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 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Bob Henry
FootballGuys
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Doug Orth
FFToday
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Wayne Bretsky
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 Ryan Boser
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 James Hatfield
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 Dan Yanotchko
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The Fake Football
 
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The Fake Football
 
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NFL.com
 
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NFL.com
 
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NFL.com
 
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 Adrian Pereira
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ProjectRoto
 
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The Washington Post
 
 Huseyin Aksu
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 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
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Fox Sports
 
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Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
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ProjectRoto
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Cory Bonini
USA Today
 
 Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
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XN Sports
 
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Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
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Gridiron Experts
 
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NFL.com
 
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Fantasy Sports LR
 
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NFL.com
 
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ESPN
 
ECR
# 4
# 16
Best
# 3
# 6
Worst
# 21
# 22
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
5
6
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
13
9
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
4
10
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
4
12
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
9
13
Seth Klein
Razzball
5
12
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
9
12
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
5
12
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
4
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
4
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
3
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
7
13
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
6
13
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
4
13
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
4
13
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
4
13
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
4
14
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
4
14
Adam Rank
NFL.com
8
14
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
4
14
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4
14

5
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
5
14
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
5
14
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
4
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
5
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
4
15
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
4
15
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
4
15
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
6
15
Micah James
FFMagicMan
4
15
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
4
15
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
5
15
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
7
15
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
5
15
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
5
16
Chris Heil
Sportable
5
16
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
4
15
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
4
15
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
4
15
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
4
15
Doug Orth
FFToday
5
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
4
15
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
3
15
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
4
15
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
4
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
6
15
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
4
15
Staff
Roto Analysis
5
15
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
6
16
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
3
16
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
4
16
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
4
16
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
4
16
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
4
16
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
4
16
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
6
16
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
11
16
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
5
16
Matt Smith
NFL.com
6
16
Staff Composite
NFL.com
5
16
Christopher Harris
ESPN
5
16
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
5
16
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
4
16
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
4
16
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
4
16
Justin Boone
The Score
4
16
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
4
16
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
4
16
Staff Rankings
ESPN
4
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
5
16
John Paulsen
4for4.com
5
16
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
6
16
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
5
16
Mike Krueger
FFToday
7
16
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
4
16
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
4
16
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
3
16
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
4
16
Jim McCormick
ESPN
4
16
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
4
16
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
4
16
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
5
16
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
6
17
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
4
16
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
4
16
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
4
16
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
4
16
Jeff Paur
RTSports
5
16
Scott Cullen
TSN
3
16
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
4
16
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
6
16
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
5
16
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
4
16
Sean Koerner
STATS
7
16
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
6
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
4
17
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
4
17
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
4
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
4
17
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
4
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
4
17
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
5
17
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
5
17
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
3
17
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
3
17
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
5
17
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
5
17
David Dodds
FootballGuys
5
17
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
5
17
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
6
17
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
6
17
John Halpin
Fox Sports
5
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
4
17
Bill Enright
FFChamps
4
17
Eric Karabell
ESPN
5
17
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
8
17
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
4
17
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
4
17
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
4
17
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
16
17
Cory Bonini
USA Today
5
17
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
5
18
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
4
18
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
4
18
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
5
18
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
4
18
Dave Major
XN Sports
12
18
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
4
18
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
4
18
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
4
18
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
4
18
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
6
18
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
5
18
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
4
18
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
4
18
Site Projections
scoutPRO
8
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
4
19
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
5
19
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
4
19
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
4
19
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
4
19
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
6
19
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
7
20
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
5
20
Steve Olson
StatSims
21
20
Jason Smith
NFL.com
8
21
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
4
22
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
11
22
Matthew Berry
ESPN
4
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
18.4
16.5
Best
23.1
18.8
Worst
15.4
15.8
Pass Yards
293.8
262.4
Pass TDs
2.0
1.7
Ints
0.9
0.6
Rush Yards
4.4
6.0
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
Stafford has all the weapons to be one of the top QB's in the game today, the only question is can he bring his ridiculous TO ratio down (52 total INT's the past 3 seasons). He should finish right around 5000 passing yards and 30 TD's this season, as new OC Joe Lombardi will ask him to throw just as often as years past.
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
The addition of Golden Tate is going to be a huge one for Stafford, but getting a more efficient offense from Joe Lombardi is going to help even more.
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
He has been a train wreck as a NFL quarterback the last two years, but finished 11th in 2012 and 7th in 2013 among fantasy quarterbacks. He's a fantasy QB1 as long as he is paired with All-Pro WR Calvin Johnson. The addition of free agent WR Golden Tate and rookie TE Eric Ebron could help his value even more in 2014. Stafford has reportedly looked great early in training camp.
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
346 pass yards, 2 TDs in W1 and played w/ high efficiency (0 TOs, only 32 passes); DET oozing skill position talent
 
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
We really believe that Stafford makes the jump this year into a prime-time fantasy football quarterback. We can't give him a top-tier rating just yet, but with Calvin Johnson and company to throw to and a backfield loaded with running backs who can catch the ball, Stafford should produce explosive numbers. He comes in at a positive 0.375 on the FFLockerRoom True Proficiency Game Average. http://fflockerroom.com/2014/07/25/2014-fantasy-football-draft-preparation-quarterback-proficiency/
 
  
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Can only get better with new OC Joe Lombardi, a legitimate WR2 in Tate and new TE Ebron.
Top 10 upside to be had in the 10th round.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
He can be a turnover machine, but he does put up over 4,000 yards and around 30 TDs a year.
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
We like Stafford to take an even bigger step forward this year. With the acquisition of Golden Tate and Eric Ebron, Stafford adds more sizzle to an arsenal that already included Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush and Joique Bell. Reggie Bush stated that the Lions New Offensive Scheme is “exactly the same” as the one he learned with the Saints. With new OC Joe Lombardi aboard (Previously spending his last 7 seasons in New Orleans) look for him to bring an up-tempo look to the Detroit Offense in 2014. During Lombardi’s time in the NOLA, their offense ranked: 1st, 2nd, 6th, 1st, 1st & 4th in Total Offense. We’re buying the Detroit Offense and recommending Stafford as a no doubt QB for 2014.
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
Numbers have been volume-dependent, but little reason to think volume will ebb.
Career highs in attempts and completions last year. Bargain buy.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
There is another level for Stafford if he can refine sloppy mechanics. Until that happens, he will struggle with consistency. Still, he's easily a top-10 fantasy QB.
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.
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Draft with confidence, especially after Manning, Rodgers, and Brees are off the board.
 
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
In the only three full seasons in his career, Stafford is averaging 4885 yards and sees a massive upgrade in context this season. Pass catching backs, improving TE/WR positions, Calvin Johnson presumed healthy... Detroit should still be in its share of shootouts, leaving lots of scoring for Stafford and co.