Who Should I Start? - Week 16

Cam Newton or Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers SD
at SF  Sat, 8:25 ET
Probable - Chest
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
vs. CLE  Sun, 1:00 ET
Probable - Back
Expert Pick %
50%
50%
ECR
# 18
# 16
Best
# 11
# 7
Worst
# 26
# 30
Ave Projection (?)
14.3
16.2
Best
16.2
20.0
Worst
11.6
14.4
Ave Points / Game
16.8
17.2
Total Fantasy Points
235.8
207.0
Opponent
SF
CLE
Points Allowed (?)
13.9
13.4
Expert Pick %
50%
50%
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
Staff Composite
ESPN
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Chris Heil
Sportable
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
John Paulsen
4for4.com
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 Staff
Roto Analysis
Justin Boone
The Score
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
David Dodds
FootballGuys
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 Scott Cullen
TSN
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
Site Projections
numberFire
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
Dave Major
XN Sports
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 Steve Olson
StatSims
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
ECR
# 18
# 16
Best
# 11
# 7
Worst
# 26
# 30
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
11
6
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
26
7
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
15
9
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
13
9
Mike Krueger
FFToday
20
11
Christopher Harris
ESPN
N/A
11
Eric Karabell
ESPN
N/A
11
Staff Composite
ESPN
N/A
11
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
N/A
11
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
22
12
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
19
12
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
16
12
Matthew Berry
ESPN
N/A
12
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
21
12
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
21
12
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
21
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
18
13
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
12
13
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
21
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
12
13
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
19
13
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
11
13
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
18
13
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
15
13
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
17
13
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
13
14
John Paulsen
4for4.com
18
14
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
20
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
15
14
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
19
14
Justin Boone
The Score
19
14
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
16
14
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
13
14
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
23
14
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
19
14
David Dodds
FootballGuys
20
15
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
13
15
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
20
15
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
19
15
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
25
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
20
15
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
19
15
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
13
15
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
18
15
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
16
15
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
13
15
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
17
15
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
18
15
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
13
16
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
22
16
Site Projections
numberFire
18
16
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
14
16
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
19
16
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
17
16
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
17
16
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
17
16
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
13
16
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
19
16
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
19
16
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
14
16
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
17
16
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
12
16
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
18
16
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
21
17
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
19
17
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
20
17
Dave Major
XN Sports
18
17
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
18
17
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
18
17
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
14
17
Bill Enright
FFChamps
15
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
18
17
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
19
17
Site Projections
scoutPRO
23
18
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
15
18
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
19
18
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
17
18
Chris Heil
Sportable
16
18
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
17
18
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
14
18
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
15
18
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
17
18
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
17
18
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
17
18
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
17
18
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
17
18
Staff
Roto Analysis
17
18
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
17
18
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
21
18
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
17
19
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
22
19
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
14
19
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
17
19
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
13
19
John Halpin
Fox Sports
17
19
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
13
19
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
16
19
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
17
19
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
17
19
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
16
19
Scott Cullen
TSN
15
19
Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
15
19
Staff Composite
NFL.com
13
20
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
14
20
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
16
20
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
16
20
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
17
20
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
12
20
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
16
21
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
20
21
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
22
21
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
19
23
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
18
24
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
2
25
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
14
25
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
18
27
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
15
34
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
7
35
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
11
N/A
Matt Smith
NFL.com
12
N/A
Steve Olson
StatSims
12
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
13
N/A
Jeff Paur
RTSports
15
N/A
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
17
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
18
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
18
N/A
Adam Rank
NFL.com
19
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
14.3
16.2
Best
16.2
20.0
Worst
11.6
14.4
Pass Yards
253.9
217.5
Pass TDs
1.4
1.8
Ints
0.9
0.9
Rush Yards
4.7
23.3
Ave Points / Game
16.8
17.2
Total Fantasy Points
235.8
207.0
Week 15
9.6   vs. DEN
  vs. TB
Week 14
10.4   vs. NE
35.3   at NO
Week 13
27.2   at BAL
14.7   at MIN
Week 12
13.5   vs. STL
BYE  
Week 11
11.6   vs. OAK
18.7   vs. ATL
Week 10
BYE  
12.8   at PHI
Week 9
-2.2   at MIA
12.3   vs. NO
Week 8
19.8   at DEN
5.2   vs. SEA
Week 7
14.2   vs. KC
14.3   at GB
Week 6
25.8   at OAK
34.1   at CIN
Week 5
21.8   vs. NYJ
15.1   vs. CHI
Week 4
27.1   vs. JAC
12.6   at BAL
Week 3
19.3   at BUF
12.7   vs. PIT
Week 2
25.1   vs. SEA
19.1   vs. DET
Week 1
12.5   at ARI
  at TB
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The 49ers allow the fifth fewest points to fantasy quarterbacks, Rivers is a QB2 with little upside this week.
Newton looks like he is going to play this week, but he is only a desperation QB2, as the Browns have a tough secondary and it is unknown how much mobility Newton will have coming off his in back injury suffered in a car accident.
  
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
Cam's status is worth monitoring. If he can't go, Derek Anderson will get another start.