Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III WAS
at HOU  Sun, 1:00 ET
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
at TB  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
74%
26%
ECR
# 13
# 17
Best
# 7
# 7
Worst
# 23
# 34
Ave Projection (?)
16.5
17.3
Best
20.2
19.4
Worst
13.2
15.4
Opponent
HOU
TB
Points Allowed (?)
16.8
17.4
Expert Pick %
74%
26%
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
Chris Heil
Sportable
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Site Projections
numberFire
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
Matt Smith
NFL.com
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Staff Composite
ESPN
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Jeff Paur
RTSports
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
Staff Composite
NFL.com
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
Dave Major
XN Sports
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
Seth Klein
Razzball
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
Scott Cullen
TSN
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
Jim McCormick
ESPN
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
Adam Rank
NFL.com
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
ECR
# 13
# 17
Best
# 7
# 7
Worst
# 23
# 34
Site Projections
scoutPRO
8
7
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
19
7
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
9
8
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
11
9
Chris Heil
Sportable
13
9
Christopher Harris
ESPN
10
9
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
17
9
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
14
10
Matt Smith
NFL.com
18
10
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
12
11
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
22
11
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
13
11
Staff Composite
ESPN
13
11
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
12
11
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
13
12
Jeff Paur
RTSports
16
12
Eric Karabell
ESPN
13
12
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
14
12
Staff Composite
NFL.com
16
12
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
17
13
Dave Major
XN Sports
14
13
Seth Klein
Razzball
18
13
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
12
13
Scott Cullen
TSN
16
13
Mike Krueger
FFToday
10
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
12
13
Jim McCormick
ESPN
14
13
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
16
13
Adam Rank
NFL.com
21
13
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
14
13
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
15
13
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
14
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
15
14
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
12
14
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
9
14
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
17
14
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
10
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
15
14
Site Projections
numberFire
13
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
11
14
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
15
14
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
13
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
15
14
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
13
14
Micah James
FFMagicMan
10
14
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
13
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
8
15
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
14
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
13
15
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
12
21
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
14
15
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
17
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
13
16
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
17
16
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
14
17
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
14
17
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
14
17
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
14
17
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
16
17
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
13
18
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
17
18
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
13
19
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
16
19
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
13
20
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
13
20
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
11
20
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
17
20
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
13
20
John Halpin
Fox Sports
14
21
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
10
23
John Paulsen
4for4.com
15
25
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
17
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
12
25
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
18
26
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
7
26
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
14
27
David Dodds
FootballGuys
11
28
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
14
32
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
14
32
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
16
32
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
15
32
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
10
32
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
12
33
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
16
33
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
10
33
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
10
33
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
17
33
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
13
34
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
8
N/A
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
9
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
11
N/A
Sean Koerner
STATS
11
N/A
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
11
N/A
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
12
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
12
N/A
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
12
N/A
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
12
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
12
N/A
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
12
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
13
N/A
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
13
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
13
N/A
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
13
N/A
Bill Enright
FFChamps
13
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
13
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
13
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
13
N/A
Justin Boone
The Score
13
N/A
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
13
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
13
N/A
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
14
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
14
N/A
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
14
N/A
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
14
N/A
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
14
N/A
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
14
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
14
N/A
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
14
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
14
N/A
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
14
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
14
N/A
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
15
N/A
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
15
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
15
N/A
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
15
N/A
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
15
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
16
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
16
N/A
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
16
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
16
N/A
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
17
N/A
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
17
N/A
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
17
N/A
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
18
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
19
N/A
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
20
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
20
N/A
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
21
N/A
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
23
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
16.5
17.3
Best
20.2
19.4
Worst
13.2
15.4
Pass Yards
239.5
219.2
Pass TDs
1.3
1.5
Ints
0.9
1.0
Rush Yards
31.6
33.3
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
RGIII still shaky, and Texans pass D looks sick.
Playing a revitalized D, Newton will wear flak jacket.
  
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
Newton is a game-time decision. Even if he plays, your backup QB is probably a better option this week.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
RG3 might suck in this game as the Texans have a still underrated defense, but he'll still get you fantasy numbers with every awkward slide.
Cam is banged up and the Bucs aren't slouches but he's still too explosive to count out here.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Major struggles in the preseason with learning how to become a pocket passer and now pitted against one of the better pass defenses doesn't bold well for Griffin and the Redskins gang in Week 1.
*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.