Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick SF
at DAL  Sun, 4:25 ET
Clear Clear, 60 F, 0 mph
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
at TB  Sun, 4:25 ET
Clear Clear, 21 F, 6 mph
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
ECR
# 6
# 17
Best
# 2
# 7
Worst
# 16
# 34
Ave Projection (?)
19.3
17.3
Best
23.2
19.4
Worst
17.1
15.4
Opponent
DAL
TB
Points Allowed (?)
21.5
17.4
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 Chris Heil
Sportable
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Seth Klein
Razzball
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
ECR
# 6
# 17
Best
# 2
# 7
Worst
# 16
# 34
Site Projections
scoutPRO
3
7
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
16
7
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
13
8
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
8
9
Chris Heil
Sportable
3
9
Christopher Harris
ESPN
5
9
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
5
9
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
8
10
Matt Smith
NFL.com
4
10
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
8
11
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
12
11
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
9
11
Staff Composite
ESPN
3
11
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
3
11
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
3
12
Jeff Paur
RTSports
10
12
Eric Karabell
ESPN
4
12
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
6
12
Staff Composite
NFL.com
4
12
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
7
13
Dave Major
XN Sports
9
13
Seth Klein
Razzball
7
13
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
5
13
Scott Cullen
TSN
8
13
Mike Krueger
FFToday
6
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
5
13
Jim McCormick
ESPN
7
13
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
3
13
Adam Rank
NFL.com
5
13
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
7
13
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
7
13
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
9
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
5
14
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
5
14
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
13
14
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
6
14
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
6
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
10
14
Site Projections
numberFire
7
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
6
14
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
5
14
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
8
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
6
14
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
8
14
Micah James
FFMagicMan
3
14
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
9
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
7
15
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
6
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
5
15
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
6
21
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
7
15
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
6
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
8
16
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
3
16
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
6
17
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
8
17
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
7
17
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
5
17
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
6
17
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
5
18
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
5
18
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
7
19
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
7
19
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
5
20
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
2
20
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
6
20
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
5
20
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
7
20
John Halpin
Fox Sports
5
21
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
4
23
John Paulsen
4for4.com
5
25
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
4
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
7
25
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
8
26
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
6
26
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
3
27
David Dodds
FootballGuys
5
28
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
5
32
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
7
32
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
9
32
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
6
32
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
11
32
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
5
33
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
4
33
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
12
33
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
4
33
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
5
33
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
9
34
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
2
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
3
N/A
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
3
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
3
N/A
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
3
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
4
N/A
Bill Enright
FFChamps
4
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
4
N/A
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
4
N/A
Sean Koerner
STATS
4
N/A
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
5
N/A
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
5
N/A
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
5
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
5
N/A
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
5
N/A
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
5
N/A
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
6
N/A
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
6
N/A
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
6
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
6
N/A
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
6
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
6
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
6
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
7
N/A
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
7
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
7
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7
N/A
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
7
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
7
N/A
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
7
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
7
N/A
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
7
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
7
N/A
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
8
N/A
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
8
N/A
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
8
N/A
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
8
N/A
Justin Boone
The Score
8
N/A
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
8
N/A
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
8
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
9
N/A
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
9
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
9
N/A
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
9
N/A
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
10
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
10
N/A
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
11
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
11
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
12
N/A
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
14
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
19.3
17.3
Best
23.2
19.4
Worst
17.1
15.4
Pass Yards
238.1
219.2
Pass TDs
1.7
1.5
Ints
0.4
1.0
Rush Yards
35.2
33.3
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
CK gets first crack at worst defense of 2014.
Playing a revitalized D, Newton will wear flak jacket.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Dallas defense is terrible
 
  
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
The Niners looked bad in the preseason but the 'Boys defense is trash. Kaep and co. should rebound with big numbers in Big D.
Cam is banged up and the Bucs aren't slouches but he's still too explosive to count out here.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Kaepernick very well may never turn out to be the quarterback that he was for that brief period a few years ago, but his week 1 matchup pits him against one of the worst 2013 pass defenses in the NFL. It will take a team effort, but when all is said and done, CK should rank among the top-12.
*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.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Kaepernick will have a strong start to the season going against a Dallas D that is worse than the unit that allowed the third most yards in NFL history.