Who Should I Start? - Week 16

Cam Newton or Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning DEN
at CIN  Mon, 8:30 ET
Questionable - Thigh
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
vs. CLE  Sun, 1:00 ET
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy, 50 F, 4 mph
Probable - Back
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 6
# 18
Best
# 1
# 9
Worst
# 11
# 30
Ave Projection (?)
18.3
16.1
Best
22.4
20.0
Worst
15.5
14.4
Ave Points / Game
20.8
17.2
Total Fantasy Points
291.8
207.0
Opponent
CIN
CLE
Points Allowed (?)
13.9
13.4
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Steve Olson
StatSims
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
ECR
# 6
# 18
Best
# 1
# 9
Worst
# 11
# 30
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
10
6
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
5
7
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
8
9
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
5
9
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
9
10
Mike Krueger
FFToday
8
11
Christopher Harris
ESPN
7
11
Eric Karabell
ESPN
7
11
Staff Composite
ESPN
7
11
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
8
11
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
6
12
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
4
12
Matthew Berry
ESPN
6
12
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
5
12
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
3
12
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
8
13
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
9
13
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
3
13
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
7
13
Dave Major
XN Sports
6
13
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
4
13
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
6
13
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
7
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
9
14
John Paulsen
4for4.com
7
14
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
7
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
7
14
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
9
14
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
7
14
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
7
14
David Dodds
FootballGuys
7
15
Site Projections
numberFire
7
15
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7
15
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
5
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
7
15
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
7
15
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
5
15
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
5
15
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
8
15
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
8
16
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
7
16
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
8
16
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
7
16
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
5
16
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
6
16
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
7
16
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
6
16
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
6
16
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
6
16
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
6
16
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
5
17
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
5
17
Justin Boone
The Score
6
17
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
9
17
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
5
17
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
7
17
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
4
17
Bill Enright
FFChamps
5
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6
17
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
7
17
Site Projections
scoutPRO
4
18
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
5
18
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
6
18
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
3
18
Chris Heil
Sportable
4
18
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
5
18
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
4
18
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
6
18
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
6
18
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
7
18
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
5
18
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
6
18
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
5
18
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
6
18
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
6
18
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
7
18
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
6
18
Staff
Roto Analysis
6
18
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
6
18
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
7
19
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
8
19
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
8
19
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
4
19
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
6
19
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
5
19
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
7
19
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
6
19
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
6
19
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
10
19
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
6
19
John Halpin
Fox Sports
8
19
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
7
19
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
5
19
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
6
19
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
6
19
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
7
19
Scott Cullen
TSN
7
19
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
4
19
Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
5
19
Staff Composite
NFL.com
9
20
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
6
20
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
5
20
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
8
20
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
7
20
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
6
20
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
5
20
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
8
21
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6
21
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
5
21
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4
21
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
8
23
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
7
24
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
5
25
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
7
27
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
10
29
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
5
34
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
3
35
Steve Olson
StatSims
1
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
4
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
4
N/A
Jeff Paur
RTSports
5
N/A
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
5
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
6
N/A
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
6
N/A
Adam Rank
NFL.com
7
N/A
Matt Smith
NFL.com
9
N/A
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
12
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
18.3
16.1
Best
22.4
20.0
Worst
15.5
14.4
Pass Yards
281.2
214.2
Pass TDs
2.1
1.8
Ints
0.7
0.9
Rush Yards
0.1
23.2
Ave Points / Game
20.8
17.2
Total Fantasy Points
291.8
207.0
Week 15
13.0   at SD
  vs. TB
Week 14
2.7   vs. BUF
35.3   at NO
Week 13
12.6   at KC
14.7   at MIN
Week 12
28.1   vs. MIA
BYE  
Week 11
15.5   at STL
18.7   vs. ATL
Week 10
29.6   at OAK
12.8   at PHI
Week 9
21.8   at NE
12.3   vs. NO
Week 8
23.4   vs. SD
5.2   vs. SEA
Week 7
28.6   vs. SF
14.3   at GB
Week 6
21.5   at NYJ
34.1   at CIN
Week 5
31.0   vs. ARI
15.1   vs. CHI
Week 4
BYE  
12.6   at BAL
Week 3
20.0   at SEA
12.7   vs. PIT
Week 2
21.6   vs. KC
19.1   vs. DET
Week 1
22.5   vs. IND
  at TB
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Bengals allow the fourth fewest points to fantasy quarterbacks and the Broncos have transformed into a run-heavy offense. Manning is a QB1 still, but not a Top-5 option.
Newton looks like he is going to play this week, but he is only a desperation QB2, as the Browns have a tough secondary and it is unknown how much mobility Newton will have coming off his in back injury suffered in a car accident.
  
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
Cam's status is worth monitoring. If he can't go, Derek Anderson will get another start.