Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Tom Brady

Tom Brady
Tom Brady NE
at MIA  Sun, 1:00 ET
Probable - Ankle
Cam Newton
Cam Newton CAR
at TB  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
ECR
# 10
# 17
Best
# 4
# 7
Worst
# 15
# 34
Ave Projection (?)
17.8
17.3
Best
20.3
19.4
Worst
12.3
15.4
Opponent
MIA
TB
Points Allowed (?)
13.8
17.4
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Chris Heil
Sportable
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Seth Klein
Razzball
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 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
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
ECR
# 10
# 17
Best
# 4
# 7
Worst
# 15
# 34
Site Projections
scoutPRO
N/A
7
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
8
7
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
14
8
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
10
9
Chris Heil
Sportable
12
9
Christopher Harris
ESPN
8
9
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
8
9
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
5
10
Matt Smith
NFL.com
6
10
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
9
11
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
9
11
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
14
11
Staff Composite
ESPN
7
11
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
7
11
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
11
12
Jeff Paur
RTSports
9
12
Eric Karabell
ESPN
8
12
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
8
12
Staff Composite
NFL.com
8
12
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
11
13
Dave Major
XN Sports
7
13
Seth Klein
Razzball
9
13
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
10
13
Scott Cullen
TSN
9
13
Mike Krueger
FFToday
11
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
10
13
Jim McCormick
ESPN
10
13
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
10
13
Adam Rank
NFL.com
9
13
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
10
13
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
10
13
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
5
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
7
14
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
10
14
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
10
14
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
7
14
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
9
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
6
14
Site Projections
numberFire
9
14
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
5
14
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
12
14
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
7
14
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
10
14
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
10
14
Micah James
FFMagicMan
8
14
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
10
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
12
15
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
10
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
7
15
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
9
21
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
12
15
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
10
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
6
16
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
15
16
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
10
17
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
11
17
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
6
17
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
11
17
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
10
17
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
14
18
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
7
18
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
8
19
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
12
19
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
7
20
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
11
20
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
9
20
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
11
20
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6
20
John Halpin
Fox Sports
12
21
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
11
23
John Paulsen
4for4.com
11
25
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
9
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
9
25
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
7
26
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
8
26
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
9
27
David Dodds
FootballGuys
10
28
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
12
32
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
13
32
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
10
32
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
9
32
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
9
32
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
9
33
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
8
33
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
13
33
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
11
33
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
12
33
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
12
34
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
4
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
5
N/A
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
5
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
6
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
6
N/A
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
6
N/A
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
6
N/A
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
7
N/A
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
7
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
8
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
8
N/A
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
9
N/A
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
9
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
9
N/A
Justin Boone
The Score
9
N/A
Sean Koerner
STATS
9
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
9
N/A
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
10
N/A
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
10
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
10
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
10
N/A
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
10
N/A
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
10
N/A
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
10
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
10
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
10
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
10
N/A
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
10
N/A
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
10
N/A
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
10
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
10
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
11
N/A
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
11
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
11
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
11
N/A
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
11
N/A
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
11
N/A
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
11
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
12
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
12
N/A
Bill Enright
FFChamps
12
N/A
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
12
N/A
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
12
N/A
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
13
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
13
N/A
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
13
N/A
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
13
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
13
N/A
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
14
N/A
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
15
N/A
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
15
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
17.8
17.3
Best
20.3
19.4
Worst
12.3
15.4
Pass Yards
283.1
219.2
Pass TDs
1.8
1.5
Ints
0.4
1.0
Rush Yards
1.8
33.3
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
Playing a revitalized D, Newton will wear flak jacket.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
With a full round of WR's and with Gronk he should perform well this week.
 
  
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
Miami's D is underrated but Brady has a healthy cast around him again so he should be a top-10 option.
Cam is banged up and the Bucs aren't slouches but he's still too explosive to count out here.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Don't worry about the Q next to his name. It doesn't stand for Questionable. This week it stands for "Quick." That is how fast and often that he will be moving the ball in Week 1 against the Dolphins (as long as his counterpart TE Gronkowski is in the lineup.
*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.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Miami was 7th against fantasy quarterbacks last year, but Tom Brady tore up the Panthers pass defense in the third game of preseason and looks as sharp as ever.