Who Should I Start? - Week 5

Cam Newton or Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford DET
vs. BUF  Sun, 1:00 ET
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
vs. CHI  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
ECR
# 6
# 15
Best
# 1
# 8
Worst
# 14
# 18
Ave Projection (?)
19.0
16.6
Best
23.1
21.2
Worst
14.7
13.4
Ave Points / Game
18.9
14.8
Total Fantasy Points
75.6
44.4
Opponent
BUF
CHI
Points Allowed (?)
15.5
18.3
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
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FFToolbox
 
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4for4.com
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
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Fox Sports
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
ECR
# 6
# 15
Best
# 1
# 8
Worst
# 14
# 18
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
7
8
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
12
9
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
7
9
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
6
11
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
5
12
John Paulsen
4for4.com
7
12
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
8
12
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
6
13
John Halpin
Fox Sports
6
13
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
6
13
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
8
13
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
6
13
Justin Boone
The Score
6
13
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
3
14
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
5
14
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
8
14
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
4
14
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
1
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
4
14
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
5
14
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
6
14
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
6
14
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
6
14
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
8
14
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
5
14
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
6
15
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
7
15
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
9
15
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
5
15
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
6
15
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
4
15
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
4
15
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
6
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
7
15
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
7
15
Micah James
FFMagicMan
6
15
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
9
15
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
6
15
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
5
16
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
6
16
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
5
16
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
6
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
8
16
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
8
16
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
5
16
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
8
16
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
7
16
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
14
17
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
6
17
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
5
17
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
5
18
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
5
18
David Dodds
FootballGuys
6
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
19.0
16.6
Best
23.1
21.2
Worst
14.7
13.4
Pass Yards
291.8
247.1
Pass TDs
2.1
1.3
Ints
0.8
0.8
Rush Yards
7.2
20.3
Ave Points / Game
18.9
14.8
Total Fantasy Points
75.6
44.4
Week 4
26.5   at NYJ
12.6   at BAL
Week 3
4.6   vs. GB
12.7   vs. PIT
Week 2
14.4   at CAR
19.1   vs. DET
Week 1
30.0   vs. NYG
  at TB
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Bills are just 18th against fantasy quarterbacks, Stafford is at home and should have a monster fantasy week.
The Bears allow the fifth most points to fantasy quarterbacks, but Newton is struggling. He is a QB2 until his play improves.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Stafford had a very solid Week 4 against the Jets despite Calvin Johnson having a down game. That is a great sign that the young quarterback has made a step forward in his growth. Against the Bills he will need to duplicate his performance for the Lions to have a shot. Look for the Lions QB to be a top QB option once again.
In the latter part of Week 2's game against the Lions Newton grimaced heavily and since then his production has been on a downward spiral. Coincidence? Probably not. Newton has busted ribs, is healing from ankle surgery and to make matters worse, he has very little offensive talent around him. It looks like Newton won't be a decent play until at least Week 9 against the Saints. Keep Newton on your bench.