Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Philip Rivers

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Cam Newton
Cam Newton

vs. Seahawks
Sun, 12 pm EST

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers

vs. Texans
Mon, 9 pm EST

Expert Pick %
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0%
ECR
# 12
# 27
Best
# 1
# 16
Worst
# 21
# 33
Ave Projection (?)
19.5
12.9
Best
23.6
16.0
Worst
17.2
11.7
Ave Points / Game
18.6
18.0
Total Fantasy Points
297.9
287.4
Opponent
SEA
HOU
Points Allowed (?)
11.7
16.5
Expert Pick %
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0%
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ECR
# 12
# 27
Best
# 1
# 16
Worst
# 21
# 33
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
1
18
Mike Krueger
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3
16
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
4
21
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
4
19
Dave Dameshek
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4
N/A
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
24
Site Projections
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7
18
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7
22
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8
29
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8
25
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Fox Sports
8
24
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8
20
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8
22
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8
23
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8
22
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9
23
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9
20
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9
20
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9
23
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9
31
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NFL.com
9
23
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NFL.com
9
26
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NFL.com
9
21
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Fantasy Team Advice
9
24
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ESPN
9
N/A
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ESPN
9
24
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Legion Report
9
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
9
22
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10
26
Brent Namejko
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10
N/A
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10
23
Eddie Cooley
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10
20
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
10
21
Walter Cherepinsky
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10
21
Steve Wyremski
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10
27
Matthew Berry
ESPN
10
N/A
Staff Composite
ESPN
10
25
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10
27
Ross Miles
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11
27
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11
26
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11
28
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11
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11
26
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11
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11
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11
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11
28
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11
28
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11
21
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11
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11
28
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11
24
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11
28
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11
26
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11
22
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11
26
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11
16
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11
28
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11
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11
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Brett Talley
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11
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11
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11
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11
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11
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12
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12
29
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12
27
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12
27
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12
26
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12
N/A
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12
22
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12
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
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12
N/A
Nathan Zegura
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12
N/A
Brendan Donahue
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12
28
Staff Rankings
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12
29
Joseph Dolan
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12
27
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13
24
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13
27
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13
26
Zach Greubel
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13
N/A
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13
N/A
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13
N/A
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13
27
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13
19
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13
27
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13
28
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13
30
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13
29
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13
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13
24
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13
N/A
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13
28
Neil Parker
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13
28
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13
N/A
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13
28
Walton Spurlin
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13
N/A
Kevin Hanson
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13
27
Justin Boone
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13
28
Alan Harrison
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13
28
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13
27
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13
25
Davis Mattek
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13
31
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13
26
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13
17
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13
20
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14
25
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14
25
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14
23
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14
24
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14
22
Russ Bliss
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14
27
Pat Fitzmaurice
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14
26
Jake Ciely
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14
27
Marc Caviglia
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14
25
Jeff Brubach
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14
28
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14
26
Micah James
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14
19
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14
26
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14
25
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14
27
Brad Evans
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15
N/A
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15
N/A
Nathan Miller
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15
24
Staff Rankings
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15
27
Andy Behrens
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16
N/A
Michael Pichan
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17
27
Mike Harmon
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17
28
Staff Rankings
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18
24
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18
22
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20
28
Darren Collette
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21
31
R.C. Fischer
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21
33
Ave Projection (?)
19.5
12.9
Best
23.6
16.0
Worst
17.2
11.7
Pass Yards
234.4
263.7
Pass TDs
0.7
1.3
Ints
1
1.4
Rush Yards
46.8
1.5
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
 Faces a beatable Houston secondary but needs to eliminate the bad mistakes.  
Jordan Tozzi
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.Rivers could surprise at home, but the matchup isn't great at all.  
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.Remember when Rivers was a top-five fantasy QB and a candidate to put up huge numbers each and every week? Hopefully Norv Turner (mercifully) having been canned will reignite Rivers and the Chargers' offense. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a whole lot to work with, so the odds of that seem relatively slim.  
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 receiverWill quickly learn that Keenan Allen is the best receiver on his team  
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...   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
Seattle gave up the fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 11.4.Houston gave up the 15th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 17.6.  
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.   
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.Rivers is going to be in a good downfield passing offense in 2013. DNX (Danario Alexander) and Vincent Brown/Malcolm Floyd make up a great big 3 man WR core. Antonio Gates should have room to roam over the middle. The key though, is this horrible offensive line doing their job. They did not do anything to improve it.