Who Should I Draft?

Cam Newton or Philip Rivers (2014)

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Probable - Back
Expert Pick %
86%
14%
ECR
# 9
# 15
Best
# 2
# 6
Worst
# 31
# 20
Ave Projection (?)
17.3
16.2
Best
19.4
17.2
Worst
15.4
15.2
Expert Pick %
86%
14%
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
 Chris Heil
Sportable
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
Jeff Paur
RTSports
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 Dave Major
XN Sports
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Bill Enright
FFChamps
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football

 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
Cory Bonini
USA Today
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 Seth Klein
Razzball
Steve Olson
StatSims
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 Staff Rankings
ESPN
 
 Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
 
 Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
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RotoGrinders
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Jason Smith
NFL.com
 
 Bob Henry
FootballGuys
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Doug Orth
FFToday
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
ECR
# 9
# 15
Best
# 2
# 6
Worst
# 31
# 20
Site Projections
scoutPRO
2
19
Matt Smith
NFL.com
4
13
Chris Heil
Sportable
7
15
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
4
14
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
4
14
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
4
18
Dave Major
XN Sports
4
13
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
5
17
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
5
19
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
5
11
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
5
14
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
5
15
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
5
13
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
5
14
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
5
10
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
5
14
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
5
10
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
6
15
Christopher Harris
ESPN
6
13
Seth Klein
Razzball
6
14
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
6
16
Staff Rankings
ESPN
6
14
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
6
15
Eric Karabell
ESPN
6
15
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
6
14
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
6
17
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
6
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
7
11
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
7
8
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
7
13
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
7
8
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
8
18
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
7
16
John Halpin
Fox Sports
7
12
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
7
16
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
7
17
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
7
16
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
7
14
Scott Cullen
TSN
7
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
8
12
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
8
17
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
8
15
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
16
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
8
16
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
8
13
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
8
14
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
8
9
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
8
15
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
8
15
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
8
17
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
8
9
Staff
Roto Analysis
8
13
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
9
16
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
10
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
9
15
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
9
13
Staff Composite
NFL.com
9
14
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
9
15
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
9
16
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
9
18
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
9
16
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
9
15
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
9
14
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
9
15
Mike Krueger
FFToday
9
15
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
9
17
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
9
15
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
9
14
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
9
17
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
9
15
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
9
14
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
9
15
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
9
15
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
10
16
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
10
15
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
10
14
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
10
14
Jason Smith
NFL.com
10
12
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
10
6
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
10
17
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
10
8
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
10
12
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
10
16
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
10
20
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
10
17
Matthew Berry
ESPN
10
15
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
10
15
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
10
15
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
10
13
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
10
16
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
11
15
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
11
16
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
11
13
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
11
15
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
11
16
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
11
16
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
11
15
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
11
16
David Dodds
FootballGuys
11
15
Justin Boone
The Score
11
15
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
11
14
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
11
15
John Paulsen
4for4.com
11
13
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
11
13
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
11
15
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
11
14
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
11
15
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
12
14
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
12
16
Micah James
FFMagicMan
12
18
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
12
16
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
12
17
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
12
15
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
12
17
Jim McCormick
ESPN
12
15
Sean Koerner
STATS
12
15
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
13
18
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
13
15
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
13
10
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
13
17
Adam Rank
NFL.com
13
16
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
13
15
Doug Orth
FFToday
13
16
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
13
9
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
13
17
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
13
14
Jeff Paur
RTSports
13
11
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
13
17
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
13
16
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
14
15
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
14
12
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
14
16
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
14
9
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
14
15
Bill Enright
FFChamps
14
10
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
15
14
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
15
17
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
17
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
15
13
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
16
12
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
16
14

16
11
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
16
15
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
17
16
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
17
7
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
18
15
Cory Bonini
USA Today
19
10
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
22
18
Steve Olson
StatSims
31
9
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
N/A
14
Ave Projection (?)
17.3
16.2
Best
19.4
17.2
Worst
15.4
15.2
Pass Yards
219.2
273.2
Pass TDs
1.5
1.8
Ints
1.0
1.0
Rush Yards
33.3
2.2
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
It's difficult for Newton to be a bad fantasy quarterback, even without a ton of receiving options, because of his ability to run. He makes for a safe pick after the top three options this season.
 
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
I'm as troubled by his lack of weapons as anyone, but Newton's work as a rusher gives a very high weekly floor. If the o-line holds, its possible that the current receiving corps is as productive as a Smith/Ginn/LaFell trio anyhow.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
The "downgrade" in Newton's supporting cast is insanely overhyped. He's still a top-5 threat.
Rivers revived his career in a new system last year. Expect more of the same from him in 2014.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Newton was the third ranked fantasy quarterback in 2013, despite not having any dominant skill position players to help his numbers. The only saving grace for Newton is the Panthers added WR Kelvin Benjamin in the draft and he has been as good as advertised in training camp. If Benjamin can produce and stay healthy, the Panthers may have enough weapons to move the ball through the air.
Rivers had a bounce back year in 2013, but toward the end of the season, the Chargers turned into a run oriented team that did not pass as much. I think Rivers has a strong year in 2014, but I think a run oriented offense will keep him at the back of the Top 10. The Chargers clearly intend to be a running team with the addition of RB Donald Brown to an already crowded backfield.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Cam is a solid QB, but from Fantasy perspectives he is not quite top 5.
People are still thinking about 2012, but last year he did put up over 4,000 yards and over 30 TDs. You have to love those numbers from a fantasy perspective.
  
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Back and ankle injuries could lead to less rushing attempts. O-line is shaky at best.
Underrated QB1 potential typically going in the 9-10th round.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
***Newton has suffered a hairline fracture to the ribs and is questionable for Week 1 of the NFL season.***If I were needing to pick a quarterback to start up an actual NFL franchise, Newton would be a top-5 choice of mine, possibly even top-3. Unfortunately this is not the NFL, this is fantasy football. His overall offensive statistics have gone down each and every year since he has been a rookie, but you can't blame it only on injuries; the surrounding offensive cast is sub-par. Once again there has been a major turnover with the receiving group and to make matters worse, this new group actually is inferior to last years laughing stock of a squad. If he were on the Detroit Lions Newton would be a sure-fire top-5 pick. On the Panthers he is where he is, a QB2 with the potential for a very nice week from time-to-time.
Rivers has bounced back and once again become one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. He is a pretty competent fantasy football gunslinger as well.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
The Carolina Panthers have one of the worst, if not worst, Offensive Lines in the NFL this season. Coupled with this, the Panthers have a completely new WR Corps in Rookie WR1 Kelvin Benjamin, Free Agent WR2 Jerricho Cotchery and Free Agent WR3 Tiquan Underwood. To top things off, Newton has had very little work with his brand new WRs due to recovery from ankle surgery. The ankle surgery was to tighten the ligaments in his foot that has been an issue since his days at Auburn, which is very concerning for the 2014 season.
Rivers was named the 2013 Comeback Player of the Year last season as he shocked the world in the process. An area of concern for future Rivers owners is that HC Mike McCoy transitioned the offense from a quick-hitting passing attack to a more heavy run offense, as Rivers only threw for 30+ Passing Attempts only once in the final six games of the season. Even though Rivers finished as a top-line fantasy quarterback in 2013, we feel that there are 13 other trustworthy options out there to roll with who can lead you to a championship.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
His subpar WR corps is less of a concern than his deteriorating O-line.
Has thrown for 4,000+ yards in 5 of last 6 years with solid TD totals.
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
On my 2014 all bust team.
 
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
The rib injury could cut back on him running the ball at the goal line.
 
  
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Offseason ankle surgery, cracked ribs and no-name cast of WRs have his stock plummeting, and I'd be more than happy to take advantage of the discount
 
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
avoid Cam
 
  
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
Rivers enjoyed a bounceback 2013 courtesy of Mike McCoy. Expect similar numbers this season as the Chargers return the majority of their key players from a year ago