Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Michael Vick

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Expert Pick %
52%
48%
ECR
# 12
# 13
Best
# 1
# 6
Worst
# 21
# 22
Ave Projection (?)
19.5
18.3
Best
23.6
22.4
Worst
17.2
16.6
Ave Points / Game
18.6
14.3
Total Fantasy Points
297.9
99.9
Expert Pick %
52%
48%
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ECR
# 12
# 13
Best
# 1
# 6
Worst
# 21
# 22
Staff Rankings
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1
8
Mike Krueger
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3
19
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
4
12
Joel Beall
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4
13
Dave Dameshek
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4
13
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
14
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7
11
Christopher Harris
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7
14
C.D. Carter
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8
12
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8
16
Adam Meyer
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8
13
Wayne Bretsky
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8
13
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
13
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
8
14
Matt Smith
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8
14
Nate Hodges
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9
12
Dave Major
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9
22
Dalton Del Don
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9
13
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9
13
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9
12
Adam Rank
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9
13
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9
13
Jason Smith
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9
15
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9
12
Tristan Cockcroft
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9
13
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9
15
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9
15
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10
12
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10
14
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10
13
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10
19
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10
15
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10
12
Steve Wyremski
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10
20
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10
12
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10
12
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10
11
Ross Miles
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11
10
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11
13
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11
13
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11
8
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11
9
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11
14
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11
17
Joe Bond
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11
12
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11
14
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11
13
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11
19
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11
13
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11
14
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11
8
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11
14
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11
15
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11
13
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11
13
Rich Arleo
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11
19
Greg Smith
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11
10
David Dodds
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11
8
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11
13
Brett Talley
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11
12
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11
13
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11
12
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11
14
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11
12
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12
13
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12
17
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12
9
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12
9
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12
15
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12
13
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12
18
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12
11
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12
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12
11
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12
13
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12
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12
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13
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13
9
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13
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13
10
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13
12
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13
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13
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13
10
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13
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13
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13
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13
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13
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13
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13
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13
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13
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14
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14
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14
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14
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14
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14
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14
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14
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14
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14
12
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14
6
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14
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14
7
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14
12
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14
7
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15
8
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15
13
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15
12
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15
10
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16
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17
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17
9
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18
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18
11
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20
12
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21
11
Ave Projection (?)
19.5
18.3
Best
23.6
22.4
Worst
17.2
16.6
Pass Yards
234.4
241.4
Pass TDs
0.7
1.1
Ints
1
0.7
Rush Yards
46.8
37.3
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
 
He missed both 'skins games in 2012, but he averaged 2 TDs, 280 passing and 28 rushing yards against them in '11.
  
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.
I think Vick is in for a big year, but will it start on the road against an underrated Redskins defense?
  
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.
Vick is the biggest wild card of them all. If he buys into Chip Kelly's system and grasps it well from the start, he's capable of being the No. 1 player in fantasy, as we've seen before. On the other hand, he may underwhelm from the start and not even be Philly's QB on opening day. There really isn't much middle ground with this guy.
  
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.
After a tantalizing preseason it's time to see what Vick can do in Chip Kelly's offense. Against the Redskins who struggled vs. pass last year, and who he has had a lot of success against in an Eagles uniform.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Super Cam would be higher if the Panthers would just get him a legit 2nd receiver
Impossible to rank Vick as anything less than a QB1 despite injury risk. Chip Kelly's offense could help this Eagle soar to new heights.
  
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...
The new look Eagles under Chip Kelly looked sharp in preseason and Michael Vick seemed comfortable in their offense totaling 454 yards and two touchdowns in around 4 quarters of game time. I'll be starting him this week even though he's always a risk to get hurt and this offense has yet to be tested in a real game. I believe his upside outweighs the risk. It doesn't hurt that Washington gave up the third most passing yards and fifth most fantasy points to quarterbacks last season.
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Seattle gave up the fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 11.4.
Washington gave up the 8th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 19.4.
  
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.
The Redskins allowed the 4th most fantasy points to running backs last year, I expect the MNF game to be a shootout and for Vick to be a borderline QB1.
  
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
 
This is possibly way too low. Tempering expectations until we see the Chip offense in action.
  
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.
If one player has a lot to prove this season, Michael Vick is that man. The Eagles are coming off of so much disappointment that they lost their Franchise coach. The offense is the same offense the Oregon Ducks ran, which is perfect for dual threat QBs. If you had to make an all-time list of the best dual threat QBs of our time, Vick has to be #1 if you take out the mental mistakes. Jeremy Maclin and Desean Jackson still make up an ELITE WR duo.