Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Ben Roethlisberger or Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford DET
vs. NYG  Mon, 7:10 ET
Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger PIT
vs. CLE  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
ECR
# 3
# 16
Best
# 2
# 8
Worst
# 14
# 22
Ave Projection (?)
305.8
265.2
Best
323.8
280.8
Worst
277.1
243.8
Opponent
NYG
CLE
Points Allowed (?)
16.3
17.6
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Chris Heil
ProjectRoto
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
ECR
# 3
# 16
Best
# 2
# 8
Worst
# 14
# 22
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
7
8
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3
9
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
3
10
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3
11
John Paulsen
4for4.com
4
12
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
N/A
12
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
3
13
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
10
13
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
8
13
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
3
13
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
5
13
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
6
14
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
3
14
Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
4
14
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
3
14
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
5
14
Chris Heil
ProjectRoto
2
14
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
3
14
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
4
15
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
8
15
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
3
15
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
6
15
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
7
15
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
3
15
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
6
15
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
14
16
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
16
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
3
16
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
3
16
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
11
16
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
3
16
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
3
16
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
3
16
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
4
16
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
3
16
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
13
16
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
3
16
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
3
16
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
3
16
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
3
16
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
3
17
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
4
17
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
2
17
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
7
17
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
3
17
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
N/A
17
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
5
17
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
7
18
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
4
18
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
3
18
Bill Enright
FFChamps
4
18
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
4
18
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
4
18
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
7
18
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
5
18
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
3
18
Justin Boone
The Score
3
18
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
4
18
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
3
18
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
10
19
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
3
19
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
7
19
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2
19
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
3
20
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
6
20
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
3
21
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
3
21
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
5
21
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
9
22
Ave Projection (?)
305.8
265.2
Best
323.8
280.8
Worst
277.1
243.8
Pass Yards
4,810.0
4,267.8
Pass TDs
34.1
28.4
Ints
16.7
13.6
Rush Yards
81.9
90.5
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Giants were 14th against fantasy quarterbacks, but they revamped their defense and I have my doubts they can matchup with all of the Lions new offensive weapons.
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.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Prime-time game Monday night, Stafford faces the Giants who fared very well against the pass last season. Still a rock solid QB1 option in Week 1.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
The Giants did improve on defense over the offseason but Stafford has weapons for days. Hard to see him stinking up the joint on MNF.
Big Ben usually kills the Browns but their D is borderline elite these days, so I doubt he goes off in week 1.