Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers SD
at ARI  Mon, 10:20 ET
Probable - Back
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
at TB  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
69%
32%
ECR
# 14
# 17
Best
# 5
# 7
Worst
# 22
# 34
Ave Projection (?)
16.2
17.3
Best
17.2
19.4
Worst
15.2
15.4
Opponent
ARI
TB
Points Allowed (?)
16.5
17.4
Expert Pick %
69%
32%
 Staff Composite
ESPN
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
Chris Heil
Sportable
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
Matt Smith
NFL.com
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
Staff Composite
ESPN
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
Jeff Paur
RTSports
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
Staff Composite
NFL.com
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
Dave Major
XN Sports
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
Seth Klein
Razzball
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Scott Cullen
TSN
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
Jim McCormick
ESPN
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
Adam Rank
NFL.com
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
Site Projections
numberFire
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
Micah James
FFMagicMan
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
ECR
# 14
# 17
Best
# 5
# 7
Worst
# 22
# 34
Site Projections
scoutPRO
18
7
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
10
7
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
17
8
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
14
9
Chris Heil
Sportable
15
9
Christopher Harris
ESPN
13
9
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
15
9
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
16
10
Matt Smith
NFL.com
15
10
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
17
11
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
19
11
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
18
11
Staff Composite
ESPN
11
11
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
9
11
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
17
12
Jeff Paur
RTSports
13
12
Eric Karabell
ESPN
9
12
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
20
12
Staff Composite
NFL.com
15
12
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
14
13
Dave Major
XN Sports
16
13
Seth Klein
Razzball
17
13
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
17
13
Scott Cullen
TSN
14
13
Mike Krueger
FFToday
17
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
14
13
Jim McCormick
ESPN
15
13
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
17
13
Adam Rank
NFL.com
14
13
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
17
13
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
14
13
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
17
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
18
14
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
17
14
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
15
14
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
19
14
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
17
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
12
14
Site Projections
numberFire
17
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
15
14
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
13
14
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
18
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
16
14
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
16
14
Micah James
FFMagicMan
15
14
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
14
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
9
15
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
17
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
16
15
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
14
21
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
18
15
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
13
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
14
16
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
7
16
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
15
17
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
16
17
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
16
17
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
12
17
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
13
17
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
8
18
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
14
18
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
18
19
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
13
19
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
16
20
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
15
20
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
14
20
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
13
20
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
15
20
John Halpin
Fox Sports
13
21
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
13
23
John Paulsen
4for4.com
13
25
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
11
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
14
25
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
14
26
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
18
26
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
16
27
David Dodds
FootballGuys
20
28
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
13
32
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
15
32
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
14
32
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
13
32
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
12
32
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
11
33
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
13
33
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
14
33
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
17
33
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
14
33
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
14
34
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
5
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
8
N/A
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
11
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
11
N/A
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
12
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
13
N/A
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
13
N/A
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
13
N/A
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
13
N/A
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
13
N/A
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
13
N/A
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
13
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
14
N/A
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
14
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
14
N/A
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
14
N/A
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
14
N/A
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
14
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
14
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
14
N/A
Bill Enright
FFChamps
14
N/A
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
14
N/A
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
14
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
14
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
14
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
14
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
14
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
14
N/A
Justin Boone
The Score
14
N/A
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
14
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
14
N/A
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
15
N/A
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
15
N/A
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
15
N/A
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
15
N/A
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
15
N/A
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
15
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
15
N/A
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
15
N/A
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
15
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
16
N/A
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
16
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
16
N/A
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
16
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
16
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
17
N/A
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
17
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
17
N/A
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
19
N/A
Sean Koerner
STATS
20
N/A
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
22
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
16.2
17.3
Best
17.2
19.4
Worst
15.2
15.4
Pass Yards
273.2
219.2
Pass TDs
1.8
1.5
Ints
1.0
1.0
Rush Yards
2.2
33.3
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
Playing a revitalized D, Newton will wear flak jacket.
  
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
Newton is a game-time decision. Even if he plays, your backup QB is probably a better option this week.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
AZ has Patrick Peterson but will be without Daryl Washington, Darnell Dockett and possibly Tyrann Mathieu. All good news for Rivers and the Bolts.
Cam is banged up and the Bucs aren't slouches but he's still too explosive to count out here.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
*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.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Arizona was impossible to move the ball against on the ground last year, Rivers is going to have to throw the ball against a Cardinals D that was only 21st against fantasy quarterbacks last year.