Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Matthew Stafford

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Cam Newton
Cam Newton (CAR - QB)
 
Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford (DET - QB)
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No experts recommend Cam Newton over Matthew Stafford

 
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Playing a revitalized D, Newton will wear flak jacket.

- David Gonos, DavidGonos.com

 
Newton is a game-time decision. Even if he plays, your backup QB is probably a better option this week.

- Austin Lee, FootballGuys

 
Cam is banged up and the Bucs aren't slouches but he's still too explosive to count out here.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

The Giants did improve on defense over the offseason but Stafford has weapons for days. Hard to see him stinking up the joint on MNF.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

*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.

- Tom Schriner, FFLockerRoom

Prime-time game Monday night, Stafford faces the Giants who fared very well against the pass last season. Still a rock solid QB1 option in Week 1.

- Tom Schriner, FFLockerRoom

 
The Giants were 14th against fantasy quarterbacks, but they revamped their defense and I have my doubts they can matchup with all of the Lions new offensive weapons.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax