Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Peyton Manning

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ECR
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# 12
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 10
# 21
Staff Rankings
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4
1
Mike Krueger
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5
3
Dave McKay
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6
4
Joel Beall
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3
4
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3
4
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TSN
3
6
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6
7
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N/A
7
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10
8
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7
8
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3
8
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3
8
Sean Beazley
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5
8
The FFGhost
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8
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5
8
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4
9
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5
9
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4
9
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1
9
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3
9
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1
9
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2
9
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10
9
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N/A
9
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N/A
9
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5
9
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4
9
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10
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10
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5
10
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10
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11
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7
21
Ave Projection (?)
20.7
19.5
Best
22.2
23.6
Worst
18.0
17.2
Pass Yards
297.8
234.4
Pass TDs
2.6
0.7
Ints
0.8
1
Rush Yards
0.7
46.8
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Fantasy Football Freaks
Including playoffs, he averaged around 250 yards and 2 TDs vs the Ravens last season. Not bad considering they ranked 7th best against QBs.
 
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Manning has an arsenal of weapons in Denver this season. The addition of Wes Welker and a clean bill of health should send the Broncos to the Super Bowl. As far as we’re concerned – Decker, Welker and Thomas will provide enough ammunition to make Manning a Top Fantasy QB.
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
Ravens D not what it used to be and Manning starts the season at home. I like his chances to be top-5 to start 2013.
Newton has insane upside and is at home, but Seahawks are brutal and Panthers have been terrible on O all summer.
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Peyton had one of his finest seasons yet last year, and that was after coming off of several neck surgeries AND getting used to a brand new team/teammates. With the addition of Wes Welker, Manning could be even more potent this season.
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.
  
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Manning as weapons a plenty and the Ravens Defensive product might be the worst it's ever been since they moved to Baltimore.
 
  
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
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
With the Broncos defense limited with bailey and Miller out there's a good chance the Ravens will be able to score and Manning will have to throw. Last season he was shut down in Baltimore with only 204 yards passing and 1 touchdown, but in the playoffs at home he threw for 290 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
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
Not the slam dunk that you think it is. Start Peyton Manning, but I don't see him having a big game. Baltimore gave up the 5th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 13.4.
Seattle gave up the fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 11.4.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Ravens lost 5 starters on defense from last year, so even though they were the sixth best fantasy quarterback defense last year, this is a new year with a completely new defense. The Broncos have a ton of weapons, so expect the Broncos offense to play well at home and for Manning to have a big day.
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.
  
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RotoBaller
Baltimore will show up after being disrespected opening up on the road like this.
 
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker is one of the best WR duo's in the league. When you add Wes Welker to that collection, game over. The offense is going to allow Peyton Manning to be the offensive coordinator..Peyton wants to set records with this crew, no reason not to.
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.