Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Carson Palmer

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Cam Newton
Cam Newton (CAR - QB)
 
Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer (ARI - QB) I
36%
Expert Pick %
64%
17
ECR
15
7
Best Rank
6
34
Worst Rank
25
280.4
Ave Projection
244.1
284.1
Best
263.7
280.9
Worst
225.7
36%
Expert Pick %
64%
 
36%
Expert Pick %
64%
17
ECR
15
7
Best Rank
6
34
Worst Rank
25
Ave Targets / Game
Total Targets
Playing a revitalized D, Newton will wear flak jacket.

- David Gonos, DavidGonos.com

 
Newton is a game-time decision. Even if he plays, your backup QB is probably a better option this week.

- Austin Lee, FootballGuys

 
Cam is banged up and the Bucs aren't slouches but he's still too explosive to count out here.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Palmer has the weapons. The question is if the Chargers pass D is any better. Even if it is, Palmer should still put up numbers.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

*Falling Star* - It is looking more likely that Newton will sit Week 1. If he does, his replacement will be Derek Anderson. Either way, the fragility of the decision making warrants a DO-NOT-START for CN. If he does start there is still a great chance he is pulled if the game gets out of hand or he is hit hard. Not worth the risk.

- Tom Schriner, FFLockerRoom

*Falling Star* - Not that we were relying on Palmer to contribute significantly in Week 1 of the NFL season, but if star running back Andre Ellington misses the game Palmer's value could take a slight slide. Keep tuned in to FFLockerRoom Sports for updates on this situation throughout the weekend.

- Tom Schriner, FFLockerRoom