Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Ben Roethlisberger or Michael Vick

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Michael Vick
Michael Vick

vs. Buccaneers
Sun, 12 pm EST

Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger

vs. Titans
Sun, 12 pm EST

Expert Pick %
84%
16%
ECR
# 13
# 15
Best
# 6
# 6
Worst
# 22
# 25
Ave Projection (?)
18.3
16.6
Best
22.4
17.8
Worst
16.6
15.1
Ave Points / Game
14.3
16.3
Total Fantasy Points
99.9
260.3
Opponent
TB
TEN
Points Allowed (?)
19.8
17.5
Expert Pick %
84%
16%
 Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
 Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Site Projections
NumberFire
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
Jason Smith
NFL.com
 Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
Staff
Roto Analysis
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
 Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
 Sky Sperling
Razzball
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
 
 Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
 
 Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
 
 Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
 
 Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
 
 Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Neil Parker
The Fake Football
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
 
 Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
ECR
# 13
# 15
Best
# 6
# 6
Worst
# 22
# 25
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
12
6
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
11
7
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
17
9
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
13
9
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
15
9
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
12
10
Site Projections
NumberFire
16
11
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
11
12
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
16
12
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
11
12
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
14
12
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
11
13
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
11
13
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
15
13
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
11
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
11
13
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
12
13
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
11
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
12
13
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
12
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
12
13
Christopher Harris
ESPN
14
13
Mike Krueger
FFToday
19
13
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
12
13
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
8
13
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
12
13
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
11
14
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
11
14
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
13
14
Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
13
14
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
16
14
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
10
14
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
13
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
17
14
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
10
14
Sky Sperling
Razzball
13
14
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
12
14
John Paulsen
4for4.com
12
14
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
15
14
John Halpin
Fox Sports
13
14
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
13
14
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
12
14
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
13
14
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
9
14
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
10
14
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
11
14
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
13
14
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
20
14
Justin Boone
The Score
11
14
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
12
14
Jason Smith
NFL.com
15
14
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
20
14
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
12
14
Eric Karabell
ESPN
12
14
Staff Composite
ESPN
12
14
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
13
14
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
11
14
Staff
Roto Analysis
15
14
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
10
15
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
9
15
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
13
15
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
8
15
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
12
15
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
9
15
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
10
15
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
12
15
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
13
15
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
14
15
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
12
15
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
14
15
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
11
15
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
13
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
14
15
Site Projections
scoutPRO
11
15
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
12
15
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
19
15
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
13
15
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
13
15
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
11
15
Jeff Paur
RTSports
13
15
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
19
15
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
11
15
David Dodds
FootballGuys
8
15
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
12
15
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
11
15
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
12
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
6
15
Micah James
FFMagicMan
10
15
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
14
15
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
13
15
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
10
15
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
13
15
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
14
15
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
14
15
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
12
15
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
13
15
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
9
16
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
9
16
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
9
16
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
8
16
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
11
16
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
11
16
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
19
16
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
8
16
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
12
16
Staff Composite
NFL.com
13
16
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
10
16
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
11
16
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
9
16
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
12
16
Scott Cullen
TSN
14
17
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
15
17
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
14
17
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
13
17
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
8
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
13
17
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
7
17
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
13
17
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
13
17
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
15
17
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
7
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
12
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
11
18
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
14
18
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
8
18
Bill Enright
FFChamps
9
19
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
12
20
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
18
21
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
14
21
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
11
21
Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
12
23
Matt Smith
NFL.com
14
24
Dave Major
XN Sports
22
25
Adam Rank
NFL.com
13
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
18.3
16.6
Best
22.4
17.8
Worst
16.6
15.1
Pass Yards
241.4
262.1
Pass TDs
1.1
1.5
Ints
0.7
0.8
Rush Yards
37.3
6
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Redskins allowed the 4th most fantasy points to running backs last year, I expect the MNF game to be a shootout and for Vick to be a borderline QB1.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 Sports Empire
Washington gave up the 8th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 19.4.Tennessee gave up the 9th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 19.2.  
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
He missed both 'skins games in 2012, but he averaged 2 TDs, 280 passing and 28 rushing yards against them in '11.   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I think Vick is in for a big year, but will it start on the road against an underrated Redskins defense?Titans are terrible on defense, so Big Ben could shock with a stellar week 1 outing.  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
The new look Eagles under Chip Kelly looked sharp in preseason and Michael Vick seemed comfortable in their offense totaling 454 yards and two touchdowns in around 4 quarters of game time. I'll be starting him this week even though he's always a risk to get hurt and this offense has yet to be tested in a real game. I believe his upside outweighs the risk. It doesn't hurt that Washington gave up the third most passing yards and fifth most fantasy points to quarterbacks last season.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.  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
After a tantalizing preseason it's time to see what Vick can do in Chip Kelly's offense. Against the Redskins who struggled vs. pass last year, and who he has had a lot of success against in an Eagles uniform.   
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
This is possibly way too low. Tempering expectations until we see the Chip offense in action.   
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Impossible to rank Vick as anything less than a QB1 despite injury risk. Chip Kelly's offense could help this Eagle soar to new heights.Losing 60 minutes a major blow; Steelers hopeful Wheaton and Bell can help fill void on offense  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Vick is the biggest wild card of them all. If he buys into Chip Kelly's system and grasps it well from the start, he's capable of being the No. 1 player in fantasy, as we've seen before. On the other hand, he may underwhelm from the start and not even be Philly's QB on opening day. There really isn't much middle ground with this guy.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.  
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
 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
If one player has a lot to prove this season, Michael Vick is that man. The Eagles are coming off of so much disappointment that they lost their Franchise coach. The offense is the same offense the Oregon Ducks ran, which is perfect for dual threat QBs. If you had to make an all-time list of the best dual threat QBs of our time, Vick has to be #1 if you take out the mental mistakes. Jeremy Maclin and Desean Jackson still make up an ELITE WR duo.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.