Who Should I Start? - Week 8

Cam Newton or Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers SD
at DEN  Thu, 8:25 ET
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
vs. SEA  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
89%
11%
ECR
# 6
# 13
Best
# 4
# 7
Worst
# 13
# 19
Ave Projection (?)
18.8
18.8
Best
21.9
21.2
Worst
17.2
17.1
Ave Points / Game
20.8
18.0
Total Fantasy Points
145.8
107.9
Opponent
DEN
SEA
Points Allowed (?)
18.4
17.4
Expert Pick %
89%
11%
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 Addison Witt
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Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Staff Composite
ESPN
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Site Projections
NumberFire
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
ECR
# 6
# 13
Best
# 4
# 7
Worst
# 13
# 19
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
4
6
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
6
7
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
6
7
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
12
7
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
6
7
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
6
7
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
9
8
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
9
8
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
9
8
Site Projections
scoutPRO
12
8
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
5
8
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
6
8
John Halpin
Fox Sports
7
8
Christopher Harris
ESPN
N/A
8
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
N/A
8
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
6
8
Mike Krueger
FFToday
6
9
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
7
9
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
6
9
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
6
9
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
9
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
7
9
Staff Composite
ESPN
N/A
9
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
12
9
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
8
9
David Dodds
FootballGuys
7
10
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
8
10
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
5
10
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
7
10
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
6
10
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
5
10
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
6
10
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
7
10
Eric Karabell
ESPN
N/A
10
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
11
10
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
6
10
Bill Enright
FFChamps
5
10
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
6
10
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
12
11
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
6
11
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
5
11
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
9
11
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
6
11
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
3
11
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
6
11
Matthew Berry
ESPN
N/A
11
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
15
11
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
6
11
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
6
12
Adam Rank
NFL.com
6
12
Staff Composite
NFL.com
6
12
Site Projections
NumberFire
6
12
John Paulsen
4for4.com
6
12
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
4
12
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
6
12
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
5
12
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
6
12
Justin Boone
The Score
6
12
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
4
12
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
8
12
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
7
12
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
17
12
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
9
13
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
4
13
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
5
13
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
6
13
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
4
13
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
7
13
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
8
13
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
5
13
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
5
13
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
10
13
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
12
13
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6
13
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
6
13
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
7
13
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
5
13
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
9
13
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
6
13
Jeff Paur
RTSports
6
13
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
6
13
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
7
13
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
6
13
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
6
13
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
7
13
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
4
13
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
6
13
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
6
13
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
7
13
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
6
13
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
7
13
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6
13
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
9
13
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
6
13
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
8
13
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
5
13
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
6
13
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
9
14
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
4
14
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
8
14
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
6
14
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
5
14
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
6
14
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
6
14
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
6
14
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
6
14
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
6
14
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
5
14
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
4
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
8
14
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
6
14
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
4
14
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
7
14
Staff
Roto Analysis
12
14
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
14
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
10
14
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
10
15
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
5
15
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
6
15
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
4
15
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
8
15
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
7
15
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
10
16
Matt Smith
NFL.com
7
16
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
4
16
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
7
16
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
6
16
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
8
16
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
5
16
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
13
19
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
14
19
Ave Projection (?)
18.8
18.8
Best
21.9
21.2
Worst
17.2
17.1
Pass Yards
288.5
254.6
Pass TDs
2.1
1.5
Ints
0.7
0.7
Rush Yards
4.2
38.4
Ave Points / Game
20.8
18.0
Total Fantasy Points
145.8
107.9
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
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
Seattle D really not elite right now and he's at home so he could offer solid production.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Denver is 9th against fantasy quarterbacks, but the opponents have not been great fantasy quarterbacks and Rivers should be better suited to do well on the short rest than Broncos QB Peyton Manning.
The Seahawks have been struggling, but even over the last 3 weeks they are still 10th against fantasy quarterbacks. It is not a great matchup for Newton.