Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Carson Palmer

Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer ARI
vs. SD  Mon, 10:20 ET
IR - Knee
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
at TB  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
64%
36%
ECR
# 15
# 17
Best
# 6
# 7
Worst
# 25
# 34
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
17.3
Best
17.6
19.4
Worst
13.1
15.4
Opponent
SD
TB
Points Allowed (?)
17.8
17.4
Expert Pick %
64%
36%
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Chris Heil
Sportable
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
Matt Smith
NFL.com
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
Staff Composite
ESPN
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
Jeff Paur
RTSports
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Staff Composite
NFL.com
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
Dave Major
XN Sports
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
Seth Klein
Razzball
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
Scott Cullen
TSN
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
Jim McCormick
ESPN
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
Adam Rank
NFL.com
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Site Projections
numberFire
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
Micah James
FFMagicMan
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
ECR
# 15
# 17
Best
# 6
# 7
Worst
# 25
# 34
Site Projections
scoutPRO
17
7
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
9
7
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
19
8
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
17
9
Chris Heil
Sportable
19
9
Christopher Harris
ESPN
15
9
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
18
9
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
22
10
Matt Smith
NFL.com
19
10
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
21
11
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
16
11
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
15
11
Staff Composite
ESPN
14
11
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
14
11
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
19
12
Jeff Paur
RTSports
15
12
Eric Karabell
ESPN
17
12
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
19
12
Staff Composite
NFL.com
19
12
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
16
13
Dave Major
XN Sports
15
13
Seth Klein
Razzball
14
13
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
15
13
Scott Cullen
TSN
15
13
Mike Krueger
FFToday
18
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
11
13
Jim McCormick
ESPN
17
13
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
14
13
Adam Rank
NFL.com
16
13
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
20
13
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
17
13
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
20
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
13
14
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
15
14
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
18
14
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
15
14
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
13
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
17
14
Site Projections
numberFire
15
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
17
14
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
16
14
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
17
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
17
14
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
15
14
Micah James
FFMagicMan
16
14
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
21
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
20
15
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
16
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
12
15
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
20
21
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
20
15
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
9
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
18
16
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
18
16
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
13
17
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
13
17
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
13
17
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
22
17
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
14
17
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
25
18
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
13
18
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
12
19
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
15
19
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
15
20
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
20
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
15
20
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
12
20
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
14
20
John Halpin
Fox Sports
15
21
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
14
23
John Paulsen
4for4.com
14
25
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
16
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
19
25
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
6
26
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
9
26
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
13
27
David Dodds
FootballGuys
17
28
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
15
32
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
11
32
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
32
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
17
32
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
13
32
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
14
33
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
14
33
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
15
33
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
20
33
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
13
33
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
15
34
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
9
N/A
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
10
N/A
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
11
N/A
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
12
N/A
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
12
N/A
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
12
N/A
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
12
N/A
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
13
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
N/A
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
13
N/A
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
13
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
13
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
14
N/A
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
14
N/A
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
14
N/A
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
14
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
14
N/A
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
14
N/A
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
14
N/A
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
14
N/A
Sean Koerner
STATS
14
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
15
N/A
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
15
N/A
Bill Enright
FFChamps
15
N/A
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
15
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
15
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
15
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
15
N/A
Justin Boone
The Score
15
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
15
N/A
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
15
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
15
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
15
N/A
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
15
N/A
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
16
N/A
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
16
N/A
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
16
N/A
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
16
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
17
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
17
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
17
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
17
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
17
N/A
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
18
N/A
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
18
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
18
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
19
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
19
N/A
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
19
N/A
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
22
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
24
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
17.3
Best
17.6
19.4
Worst
13.1
15.4
Pass Yards
273.1
219.2
Pass TDs
1.7
1.5
Ints
1.0
1.0
Rush Yards
1.2
33.3
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
Playing a revitalized D, Newton will wear flak jacket.
  
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
Newton is a game-time decision. Even if he plays, your backup QB is probably a better option this week.
  
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.
Cam is banged up and the Bucs aren't slouches but he's still too explosive to count out here.
  
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.
*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.