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
90%
Expert Pick %
10%
11
ECR
15
6
Best Rank
9
16
Worst Rank
21
249.0
Total Points
265.8
17.8
Ave Points
16.6
Week 1
12.5
19.1
Week 2
25.1
12.7
Week 3
19.3
12.6
Week 4
27.1
15.1
Week 5
21.8
34.1
Week 6
25.8
14.3
Week 7
14.2
5.2
Week 8
19.8
12.3
Week 9
-2.2
12.8
Week 10
BYE
18.7
Week 11
11.6
Week 12
13.5
14.7
Week 13
27.2
35.3
Week 14
10.4
Week 15
9.6
22.3
Week 16
24.2
19.7
Week 17
5.8
Ave Targets / Game
Total Targets
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Week 4
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A road date with the Jags isn't what it was two years ago, while Cam no longer has Kelvin. I still think he's a top-15 guy for week one, but this matchup isn't as good as it appears.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Detroit lost some defensive bite but they shouldn't suddenly be awful. That being said, Rivers has been money in his new system and he's at home.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Newton will be hurt by the loss of WR Kelvin Benjamin, but the Jaguars were just 17th against fantasy quarterbacks last year and he should be able to provide QB2 value.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Detroit allowed the 5th fewest points to fantasy quarterbacks last year, but I think those stats go out the window with DT Ndamukong Suh now in Miami.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax