Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Philip Rivers

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Cam Newton
Cam Newton (CAR - QB)
 
Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers (SD - QB) P
33%
Expert Pick %
68%
19
ECR
14
7
Best Rank
5
34
Worst Rank
22
280.4
Ave Projection
266.3
284.1
Best
277.4
280.9
Worst
263.3
33%
Expert Pick %
68%
 
33%
Expert Pick %
68%
19
ECR
14
7
Best Rank
5
34
Worst Rank
22
Ave Targets / Game
Total Targets
Playing a revitalized D, Newton will wear flak jacket.

- David Gonos, DavidGonos.com

 
Newton is a game-time decision. Even if he plays, your backup QB is probably a better option this week.

- Austin Lee, FootballGuys

 
Cam is banged up and the Bucs aren't slouches but he's still too explosive to count out here.

- 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.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

*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.

- Tom Schriner, FFLockerRoom

 
 
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.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax