Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Colin Kaepernick

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Expert Pick %
88%
12%
ECR
# 7
# 12
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 21
# 21
Ave Projection (?)
20.4
19.5
Best
24.1
23.6
Worst
17.6
17.2
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Total Fantasy Points
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297.9
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ECR
# 7
# 12
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 21
# 21
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
5
1
Mike Krueger
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11
3
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
10
4
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
11
4
Dave Dameshek
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7
4
Scott Cullen
TSN
9
6
Site Projections
scoutPRO
4
7
Christopher Harris
ESPN
5
7
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
11
8
Site Projections
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12
8
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
5
8
Wayne Bretsky
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10
8
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
7
8
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
12
8
Matt Smith
NFL.com
7
8
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
8
9
Dave Major
XN Sports
14
9
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
5
9
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
7
9
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
10
9
Adam Rank
NFL.com
6
9
Staff Composite
NFL.com
7
9
Jason Smith
NFL.com
6
9
Eric Karabell
ESPN
7
9
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
6
9
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
12
9
Staff
Roto Analysis
7
9
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
11
10
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
6
10
Kevin Roberts
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5
10
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
5
10
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
8
10
Walter Cherepinsky
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3
10
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
3
10
Matthew Berry
ESPN
6
10
Staff Composite
ESPN
5
10
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
9
10
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
5
11
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
5
11
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
10
11
Eric Yeomans
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5
11
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
5
11
Taylor Smith
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8
11
James Hatfield
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6
11
Joe Bond
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10
11
Site Rankings
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7
11
Sky Sperling
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8
11
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15
11
Cedric Hopkins
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8
11
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9
11
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9
11
Scott Engel
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5
11
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7
11
John Halpin
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9
11
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8
11
Rich Arleo
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8
11
Greg Smith
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4
11
David Dodds
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4
11
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
5
11
Brett Talley
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9
11
KJ
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8
11
David Gonos
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7
11
Eric Mack
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8
11
Raju Byfield
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6
11
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7
12
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7
12
Kyle Wachtel
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6
12
Salvatore Stefanile
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11
12
Ben Standig
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6
12
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
8
12
Brian Dezelske
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7
12
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
9
12
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
9
12
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
7
12
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
6
12
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
6
12
Joseph Dolan
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7
12
Mike Clay
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2
13
Jeff Ratcliffe
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3
13
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
6
13
Zach Greubel
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11
13
Brandon Funston
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11
13
Scott Pianowski
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6
13
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5
13
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1
13
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10
13
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4
13
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7
13
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3
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8
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3
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9
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10
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8
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8
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7
13
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6
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5
13
Alan Harrison
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4
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6
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9
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4
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10
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7
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6
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8
14
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8
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6
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8
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7
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10
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10
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4
14
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11
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8
14
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12
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9
14
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9
14
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21
14
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3
15
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7
15
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9
15
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6
15
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4
16
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8
17
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11
17
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8
18
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5
18
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2
20
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9
21
Ave Projection (?)
20.4
19.5
Best
24.1
23.6
Worst
17.6
17.2
Pass Yards
246.3
234.4
Pass TDs
1.3
0.7
Ints
0.6
1
Rush Yards
42.7
46.8
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Like Cam Newton, we love the ability for the big runs and the rushing TDs. With the loss of Crabtree and lack of consistency at WR, we feel that Harbaugh will stick to the run game this season. Kaepernick is still a strong option at QB and I would be confident drafting him to any fantasy squad.
After a phenomenal 2011 season, 2012 was a bit of a regression. Cam doesn’t rack up passing yards like other QBs, but his value is in the running game. Look for Newton to see about 600-700 rushing yards and 7-9 rushing TDs.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Packers still aren't good enough on D and Kap is comfy at home.
Newton has insane upside and is at home, but Seahawks are brutal and Panthers have been terrible on O all summer.
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
He'll be missing his favorite weapon with Michael Crabtree sidelined indefinitely, but Kaep's combination of a cannon arm and insane speed make him a can't-miss fantasy prospect. It wouldn't be all that surprising to see him wind up as the highest-scoring player in fantasy this season. Then again, he doesn't have the longest body of work behind him, either.
Newton's passing numbers weren't as gaudy in 2012 as they were during his rookie 2011 season, but his status as a dual-threat QB is the reason he's this high. He's rushed for 22 TDs and over 1,400 yards in two seasons as a pro.
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
It wasn't an overly nice preseason and a matchup against Seattle isn't a favorable way for Mike Shula's offense to start... but, by virtue of his legs, at worst, Newton should be a factor.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Should take major strides with additions of Boldin, Patton, Collie
Super Cam would be higher if the Panthers would just get him a legit 2nd receiver
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
In the Divisional playoffs last season the Packers weren't ready for Kaepernick's read option and he completely destroyed them, rushing 16 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns while also passing for 263 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. They should be more prepared for it this time, but you would have thought they would have been prepared in a playoff game as well.
The Seahawks pass defense is possibly the best in the league. Last season in SeattleNewton passed for a paltry 141 yards against them and rushed for 42 with no touchdowns. For the season only two quarterbacks passed for over 300 yards against them, Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford. They also only allowed over 2 touchdowns to a quarterback one time and that was also to Stafford. Thankfully Newton is at home this time around and last year he was horrible early in the season. And he's still a th...
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Green Bay gave up the 19th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 16.4.
Seattle gave up the fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 11.4.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
I do not think it will be possible for Kaepernick to duplicate the masterpiece he had in the Divisional Round when the 49ers gained 579 yards of offense against the Packers and not having Michael Crabtree will hurt, but the 49ers seem to have the Packers number and I expect Kaepernick to play well.
Cam is a very talented player and will have a huge fantasy season, but not this week. Cam had just 141 yards passing, 42 yards rushing and no passing or rushing touchdowns against the Seahawks last year. I expect better numbers than that this year, but he is a QB2 in the opener.
  
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
Probably won't rush for 180 yards again, but he's too talented for GB.
 
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Colin is Jamie Fox from Any Given Sunday. Nobody really likes him, but they all know he can dominate the game. With the #1 Selling 2013 NFL Jersey, the controversy over the Dolphins hat, to winning an Espy for best breakthrough athlete. He knows his time is now to win that Superbowl.
Super Cam really turned it up at the end of last season playing like the 1st round pick we know he could be. The Panthers are going with Don Schula as their head coach, which has led to a bromance between the star QB. Something we never saw with Ron Rivera. This offense is geared towards Cam being a super hero.