Who Should I Draft?

Cam Newton or Colin Kaepernick (2014)

Expert Pick %
67%
33%
ECR
# 9
# 12
Best
# 2
# 4
Worst
# 31
# 18
Ave Projection (?)
17.3
19.3
Best
19.4
23.2
Worst
15.4
17.1
Expert Pick %
67%
33%
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
Scott Cullen
TSN
 Chris Heil
Sportable
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
Staff Composite
NFL.com
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 Dave Major
XN Sports
Jason Smith
NFL.com
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
David Dodds
FootballGuys
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
John Paulsen
4for4.com
 Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
Micah James
FFMagicMan
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 Seth Klein
Razzball
Jim McCormick
ESPN
 Staff Rankings
ESPN
Sean Koerner
STATS
 Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
Adam Rank
NFL.com
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Doug Orth
FFToday
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
Bill Enright
FFChamps
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus

 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
Cory Bonini
USA Today
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 Staff
Roto Analysis
Steve Olson
StatSims
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
 
 Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
ECR
# 9
# 12
Best
# 2
# 4
Worst
# 31
# 18
Site Projections
scoutPRO
2
4
Matt Smith
NFL.com
4
10
Chris Heil
Sportable
7
10
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
4
11
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
4
13
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
4
13
Dave Major
XN Sports
4
10
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
5
13
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
5
13
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
5
14
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
5
10
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
5
13
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
5
14
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
5
13
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
5
14
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
5
8
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
5
7
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
6
11
Christopher Harris
ESPN
6
10
Seth Klein
Razzball
6
13
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
6
5
Staff Rankings
ESPN
6
9
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
6
12
Eric Karabell
ESPN
6
13
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
6
12
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
6
10
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
6
11
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
7
14
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
7
12
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
7
9
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
7
12
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
8
13
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
7
12
John Halpin
Fox Sports
7
13
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
7
17
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
7
14
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
7
10
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
7
12
Scott Cullen
TSN
7
5
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
8
13
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
8
12
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
8
9
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
12
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
8
11
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
8
6
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
8
12
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
8
11
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
8
11
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
8
11
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
8
10
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
8
14
Staff
Roto Analysis
8
9
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
9
12
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
14
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
9
14
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
9
15
Staff Composite
NFL.com
9
6
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
9
13
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
9
13
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
9
11
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
9
11
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
9
14
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
9
12
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
9
14
Mike Krueger
FFToday
9
10
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
9
15
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
9
11
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
9
10
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
9
12
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
9
10
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
9
13
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
9
14
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
9
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
10
11
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
10
11
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
10
8
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
10
9
Jason Smith
NFL.com
10
7
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
10
8
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
10
9
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
10
13
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
10
11
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
10
11
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
10
13
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
10
14
Matthew Berry
ESPN
10
11
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
10
8
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
10
14
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
10
14
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
10
9
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
11
13
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
11
15
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
11
14
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
11
17
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
11
10
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
11
10
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
11
14
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
11
9
David Dodds
FootballGuys
11
7
Justin Boone
The Score
11
13
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
11
17
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
11
13
John Paulsen
4for4.com
11
10
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
11
12
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
11
13
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
11
15
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
11
14
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
12
16
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
12
15
Micah James
FFMagicMan
12
8
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
12
13
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
12
10
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
12
13
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
12
8
Jim McCormick
ESPN
12
7
Sean Koerner
STATS
12
8
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
13
11
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
13
12
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
13
9
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
13
8
Adam Rank
NFL.com
13
4
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
13
7
Doug Orth
FFToday
13
11
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
13
14
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
13
12
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
13
11
Jeff Paur
RTSports
13
14
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
13
12
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
13
11
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
14
8
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
14
17
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
14
10
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
14
15
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
14
9
Bill Enright
FFChamps
14
11
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
15
7
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
15
18
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
12
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
15
11
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
16
10
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
16
11

16
8
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
16
12
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
17
9
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
17
9
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
18
12
Cory Bonini
USA Today
19
14
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
22
11
Steve Olson
StatSims
31
4
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
N/A
13
Ave Projection (?)
17.3
19.3
Best
19.4
23.2
Worst
15.4
17.1
Pass Yards
219.2
238.1
Pass TDs
1.5
1.7
Ints
1.0
0.4
Rush Yards
33.3
35.2
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
It's difficult for Newton to be a bad fantasy quarterback, even without a ton of receiving options, because of his ability to run. He makes for a safe pick after the top three options this season.
Kaepernick has looked strong this preseason and gets his best receiver Michael Crabtree back after missing him most of last season. He also played on an injured foot most of last year. He should be able to run better this season and with Crabtree back, he should be able to up his passing numbers.
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
I'm as troubled by his lack of weapons as anyone, but Newton's work as a rusher gives a very high weekly floor. If the o-line holds, its possible that the current receiving corps is as productive as a Smith/Ginn/LaFell trio anyhow.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
The "downgrade" in Newton's supporting cast is insanely overhyped. He's still a top-5 threat.
Kap could be even better in 2014 now that Michael Crabtree is healthy again, but he still lacks consistency as a passer. There is still top-5 upside here, however.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Newton was the third ranked fantasy quarterback in 2013, despite not having any dominant skill position players to help his numbers. The only saving grace for Newton is the Panthers added WR Kelvin Benjamin in the draft and he has been as good as advertised in training camp. If Benjamin can produce and stay healthy, the Panthers may have enough weapons to move the ball through the air.
I think Kaepernick is the new Michael Vick and I do not mean that in a negative way. He is a popular player on a good team that makes plays with his feet that nobody can make, but there just is not enough production in the passing game to warrant ranking him in the Top 5. Too many people rank him in the Top 10 among fantasy, because of his exciting style of play.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Cam is a solid QB, but from Fantasy perspectives he is not quite top 5.
In fantasy you have to have a player that will put up more than 30 TD's in a season for you to win your championship. Kaepernick will not break 30 TD's in 2014.
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Back and ankle injuries could lead to less rushing attempts. O-line is shaky at best.
Needs to be more consistent through the air to crack the elite tier.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
***Newton has suffered a hairline fracture to the ribs and is questionable for Week 1 of the NFL season.***If I were needing to pick a quarterback to start up an actual NFL franchise, Newton would be a top-5 choice of mine, possibly even top-3. Unfortunately this is not the NFL, this is fantasy football. His overall offensive statistics have gone down each and every year since he has been a rookie, but you can't blame it only on injuries; the surrounding offensive cast is sub-par. Once again there has been a major turnover with the receiving group and to make matters worse, this new group actually is inferior to last years laughing stock of a squad. If he were on the Detroit Lions Newton would be a sure-fire top-5 pick. On the Panthers he is where he is, a QB2 with the potential for a very nice week from time-to-time.
*Stinking it up big in the preseason. Will need to prove himself to get back into the QB1 range.***Has a solid WR group around him and a tight end in Vernon Davis who is on a mission. Probably will never live up to his potential that people placed upon him a couple seasons ago, but still a solid low-end QB1, high-end QB2.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
The Carolina Panthers have one of the worst, if not worst, Offensive Lines in the NFL this season. Coupled with this, the Panthers have a completely new WR Corps in Rookie WR1 Kelvin Benjamin, Free Agent WR2 Jerricho Cotchery and Free Agent WR3 Tiquan Underwood. To top things off, Newton has had very little work with his brand new WRs due to recovery from ankle surgery. The ankle surgery was to tighten the ligaments in his foot that has been an issue since his days at Auburn, which is very concerning for the 2014 season.
If you miss out on one of the big boys, we feel that Kaepernick and Cutler offer the greatest amount of upside for fantasy owners. The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that since 2011, the 49ers have not ranked any higher than 31st in the NFL in Passing Attempts. Additionally, Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman expressed that they could stray away a bit from their ground-pounding roots. San Fran bolstered their WR corps by adding Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd to a group that already included Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. Kaepernick had a dismal season last year totaling 3,197 Passing Yards and 21 TDs on only 416 Attempts in 16 Games. We consider Kaepernick on the 3rd Tier of Fantasy QBs, however he carries one of the highest ceilings within that tier.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
His subpar WR corps is less of a concern than his deteriorating O-line.
Great tools, but a conservative offense translates into some dud weeks.
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
On my 2014 all bust team.
 
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
The rib injury could cut back on him running the ball at the goal line.
 
  
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Offseason ankle surgery, cracked ribs and no-name cast of WRs have his stock plummeting, and I'd be more than happy to take advantage of the discount
 
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
avoid Cam
will have a much better season