Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Ben Roethlisberger or Matthew Stafford

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Expert Pick %
97%
3%
ECR
# 8
# 15
Best
# 1
# 6
Worst
# 15
# 25
Ave Projection (?)
19.3
16.6
Best
20.6
17.8
Worst
17.6
15.1
Ave Points / Game
17.5
16.3
Total Fantasy Points
279.3
260.3
Expert Pick %
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3%
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ECR
# 8
# 15
Best
# 1
# 6
Worst
# 15
# 25
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
13
6
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
12
7
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
10
9
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
10
9
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
4
9
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
8
10
Site Projections
NumberFire
10
11
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
2
12
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
6
12
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
10
12
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
7
12
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
4
13
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
6
13
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
10
13
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
7
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
8
13
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
9
13
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
12
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
5
13
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
7
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
7
13
Christopher Harris
ESPN
9
13
Mike Krueger
FFToday
6
13
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
7
13
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
7
13
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
10
13
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
8
14
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
9
14
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
8
14
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
5
14
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
11
14
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
9
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
7
14
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
8
14
Sky Sperling
Razzball
9
14
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
4
14
John Paulsen
4for4.com
9
14
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
5
14
John Halpin
Fox Sports
2
14
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
6
14
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
7
14
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
7
14
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
7
14
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
6
14
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
7
14
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
7
14
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
8
14
Justin Boone
The Score
9
14
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
7
14
Jason Smith
NFL.com
1
14
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
9
14
Eric Karabell
ESPN
10
14
Staff Composite
ESPN
7
14
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
5
14
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
6
14
Staff
Roto Analysis
10
14
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
8
15
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
11
15
Austin Lee
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8
15
Eric Yeomans
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9
15
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
5
15
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
6
15
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
2
15
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
11
15
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
12
15
Brent Namejko
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8
15
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3
15
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
6
15
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
10
15
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
9
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
5
15
Site Projections
scoutPRO
2
15
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
6
15
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
6
15
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
6
15
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
6
15
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
9
15
Jeff Paur
RTSports
6
15
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
6
15
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
10
15
David Dodds
FootballGuys
12
15
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
7
15
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
12
15
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
10
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
4
15
Micah James
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3
15
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
9
15
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
10
15
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
8
15
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
10
15
Michael Pichan
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6
15
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
9
15
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
10
15
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
8
15
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
11
16
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
4
16
Rich Hribar
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8
16
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
13
16
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
9
16
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
9
16
Staff Rankings
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10
16
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
4
16
Walter Cherepinsky
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9
16
Staff Composite
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10
16
Staff Rankings
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12
16
Paul Greco
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5
16
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6
16
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5
16
Scott Cullen
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8
17
Keet Bailey
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7
17
Taylor Smith
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9
17
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7
17
Neil Parker
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7
17
Sean Beazley
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4
17
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11
17
Dave Dameshek
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12
17
KJ
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10
17
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8
17
Michael Beller
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9
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
10
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
9
18
Scott Engel
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7
18
Davis Mattek
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14
18
Bill Enright
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10
19
Dave McKay
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5
20
Brian Dezelske
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10
21
Dan Clasgens
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8
21
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9
21
Terrance Bridgett
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7
23
Matt Smith
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13
24
Dave Major
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15
25
Adam Rank
NFL.com
11
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
19.3
16.6
Best
20.6
17.8
Worst
17.6
15.1
Pass Yards
323.8
262.1
Pass TDs
2
1.5
Ints
1
0.8
Rush Yards
4.2
6
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Stafford plays a Vikings D that allowed the 5th most points to fantasy quarterbacks last year and Stafford had over 300 yards passing in both games against the Vikings last year. Touchdown passes will be the key though, but the Lions are hoping Reggie Bush teamed with Calvin Johnson will help in that department.
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
Stafford is going to come out passing and will have a big game. Look for him to also throw to Reggie Bush out of the back field. Minnesota gave up the 4th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 20.6.
Tennessee gave up the 9th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 19.2.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Stafford slings it a ton and Vikes secondary is a mess. Should equate to solid numbers.
Titans are terrible on defense, so Big Ben could shock with a stellar week 1 outing.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Last season Stafford faced the Vikings twice and threw for over 300 yards each time, but in one game he threw zero touchdowns and in the other he threw three. The good news is he only threw one interception. The Vikings pass defense lost Antoine Winfield and have gotten younger as well. The Lions will have trouble running the ball against the Vikings run defense so we should see plenty of passing.
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.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Stafford is QB you can wait for in 2013; #1 fantasy QB potential
Losing 60 minutes a major blow; Steelers hopeful Wheaton and Bell can help fill void on offense
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Stafford was slow getting out of the gate last year, as he didn't throw more than one TD in any of the Lions' first six games. His touchdown total dropped from 41 in 2011 to 20 last year, but he did get close to the 5,000-yard mark again.
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
Stafford has led the NFL in passing attempts the past two seasons. A healthy Ryan Broyles and the addition of Reggie Bush gives Stafford another solid target. The yards will be there, but look for Stafford to bounce-back and split his TD Totals of 41 in 2011 and 20 in 2012. I would expect around 30 TDs this season from Stafford.
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
Stafford was plagued by not have a quality #2 WR in 2012. Everyone and their mothers were dropping TDs left and right. If Calvin Johnson missed a game, Stafford would be lucky to eclipse 200 Yards. Not his fault, the Lions just do not have a quality #2 option. So what did the Lions do? Absolutely nothing but add Reggie Bush. Reggie should be special, but that does not solve the problem of a quality downfield #2 WR. Still Staff has the best arm in the NFL and could easily have a huge s...
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.