Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Josh Freeman

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Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 12
# 23
Best
# 1
# 15
Worst
# 21
# 32
Ave Projection (?)
19.5
13.8
Best
23.6
17.2
Worst
17.2
11.6
Ave Points / Game
18.6
7.6
Total Fantasy Points
297.9
30.4
Expert Pick %
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1%
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ECR
# 12
# 23
Best
# 1
# 15
Worst
# 21
# 32
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
1
22
Mike Krueger
FFToday
3
18
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
4
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
4
18
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
4
16
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
16
Site Projections
scoutPRO
7
16
Christopher Harris
ESPN
7
20
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
8
25
Site Projections
NumberFire
8
18
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
18
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
8
21
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
16
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
8
21
Matt Smith
NFL.com
8
23
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
9
18
Dave Major
XN Sports
9
27
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
9
N/A
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
9
19
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
9
15
Adam Rank
NFL.com
9
20
Staff Composite
NFL.com
9
25
Jason Smith
NFL.com
9
24
Eric Karabell
ESPN
9
20
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
9
22
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
9
19
Staff
Roto Analysis
9
20
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
10
25
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
10
N/A
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
10
25
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
10
21
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
10
27
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
10
32
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
10
26
Matthew Berry
ESPN
10
19
Staff Composite
ESPN
10
21
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
10
24
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
11
23
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
11
24
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
11
27
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
11
19
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
11
19
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
11
16
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
11
21
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
11
21
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
11
21
Sky Sperling
Razzball
11
20
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
11
18
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
11
24
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
11
24
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
11
26
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
11
20
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
11
23
John Halpin
Fox Sports
11
20
Jeff Paur
RTSports
11
24
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
11
22
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
11
16
David Dodds
FootballGuys
11
21
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
11
22
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
11
22
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
11
16
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
11
23
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
11
25
Raju Byfield
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11
17
Nick Raducanu
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12
23
Tony Mauriello
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12
20
Kyle Wachtel
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12
21
Salvatore Stefanile
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12
26
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
12
27
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
12
17
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
12
17
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
12
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
12
21
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
12
N/A
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
12
25
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
12
22
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
12
23
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
13
18
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
13
23
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
13
20
Zach Greubel
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13
N/A
Brandon Funston
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13
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
13
N/A
Staff Composite
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13
26
Site Projections
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13
26
Adam Pfeifer
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13
21
Ken Zalis
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13
25
Ryan Hodge
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13
20
John Paulsen
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13
24
Nick Vertucci
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13
24
Mike Tagliere
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13
22
Sean Morris
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13
23
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
13
24
Neil Parker
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13
23
Staff Rankings
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13
N/A
Ryan Hester
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13
25
Walton Spurlin
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13
22
Kevin Hanson
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13
23
Justin Boone
The Score
13
23
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
13
26
Sablich Brothers
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13
22
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
13
19
Davis Mattek
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13
26
Paul Greco
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13
20
Bill Enright
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13
28
Patrick Daugherty
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13
25
Mike Rigz
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14
19
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14
24
Jeff Boggis
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14
20
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14
N/A
Keet Bailey
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14
25
Russ Bliss
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14
19
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
14
24
Jake Ciely
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14
23
Marc Caviglia
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14
17
Jeff Brubach
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14
17
Dan Yanotchko
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14
23
Micah James
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14
23
Sigmund Bloom
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14
27
Adrian Pereira
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14
22
Michael Beller
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14
24
Brad Evans
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15
N/A
Tommy Rowan
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15
24
Nathan Miller
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15
20
Staff Rankings
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15
23
Andy Behrens
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16
19
Michael Pichan
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17
18
Mike Harmon
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17
20
Staff Rankings
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18
20
Muntradamus
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18
15
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20
26
R.C. Fischer
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21
24
Ave Projection (?)
19.5
13.8
Best
23.6
17.2
Worst
17.2
11.6
Pass Yards
234.4
229.7
Pass TDs
0.7
1.5
Ints
1
1
Rush Yards
46.8
9.1
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
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
Newton has insane upside and is at home, but Seahawks are brutal and Panthers have been terrible on O all summer.
Tough road matchup to get things going. Not a big fan of Freeman to begin with, so don't love him here.
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
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.
Freeman got off to a great start last season, as he had 18 TD passes and just five picks through the first nine games of the year. Then, he completely tanked to finish the year, and the Bucs' playoff odds did so along with him. Where's the 2010 Josh Freeman that threw just six INTs all year?
  
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
Super Cam would be higher if the Panthers would just get him a legit 2nd receiver
Fresh off of a 4,000 yard, 27 TD season being ranked this low is a testament to strength at the QB position
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
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
Seattle gave up the fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 11.4.
New York Jets gave up the 8th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 14.1.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
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.
 
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
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.
Freeman is in a contract season. He also has an ELITE defense behind him for the first time in his career. This is Josh's best chance to earn a HUGE payday. Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson are two great HR WRs and Doug Martin demands everyone's attention. Big season for the Bucs in 2013.