Who Should I Draft?

Cam Newton or Tom Brady (2014)

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Tom Brady
Tom Brady NE

Probable - Ankle
Expert Pick %
60%
40%
ECR
# 8
# 9
Best
# 4
# 2
Worst
# 17
# 31
Ave Projection (?)
17.8
17.3
Best
20.3
19.4
Worst
12.3
15.4
Expert Pick %
60%
40%
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
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 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
Matt Smith
NFL.com
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
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Sportable
 Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
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NFL.com
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Dave Major
XN Sports
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
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Yahoo! Sports
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
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NFL.com
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
 Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
Seth Klein
Razzball
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
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ESPN
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
 Jason Smith
NFL.com
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 Bob Henry
FootballGuys
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
John Halpin
Fox Sports
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
Scott Cullen
TSN
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Justin Boone
The Score
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
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Legion Report
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 John Paulsen
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Cedric Hopkins
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 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
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Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 Smitty
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Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
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DavidGonos.com
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
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FFToolbox
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 Sean Koerner
STATS
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Doug Orth
FFToday
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Bill Enright
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 Zach Greubel
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 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
 
 
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Cory Bonini
USA Today
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Steve Olson
StatSims
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
ECR
# 8
# 9
Best
# 4
# 2
Worst
# 17
# 31
Site Projections
scoutPRO
14
2
Matt Smith
NFL.com
7
4
Chris Heil
Sportable
13
7
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
13
4
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
9
4
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
10
4
Dave Major
XN Sports
9
4
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
10
5
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
12
5
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
10
5
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
6
5
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
6
5
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
7
5
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
10
5
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
6
5
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
15
5
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
17
5
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
8
6
Christopher Harris
ESPN
8
6
Seth Klein
Razzball
10
6
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
10
6
Staff Rankings
ESPN
12
6
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
10
6
Eric Karabell
ESPN
8
6
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
8
6
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
9
6
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
8
6
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
5
7
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
9
7
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
11
7
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
10
7
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
11
8
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
8
7
John Halpin
Fox Sports
10
7
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
9
7
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
13
7
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
6
7
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
8
7
Scott Cullen
TSN
10
7
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
5
8
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
7
8
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
4
8
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
10
8
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
9
8
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
7
8
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
10
8
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
13
8
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
10
8
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
9
8
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
9
8
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
11
8
Staff
Roto Analysis
10
8
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
9
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
8
9
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
7
9
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
11
9
Staff Composite
NFL.com
7
9
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
6
9
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
7
9
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
10
9
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
7
9
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
8
9
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
13
9
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
8
9
Mike Krueger
FFToday
12
9
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
10
9
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
6
9
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
11
9
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
13
9
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
6
9
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
11
9
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
8
9
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
7
9
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
6
10
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
7
10
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
9
10
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
6
10
Jason Smith
NFL.com
6
10
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
9
10
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
7
10
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
6
10
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
9
10
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
7
10
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
12
10
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
12
10
Matthew Berry
ESPN
6
10
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
6
10
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
11
10
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
6
10
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
8
10
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
5
11
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
6
11
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
12
11
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
10
11
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
9
11
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
6
11
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
8
11
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
12
11
David Dodds
FootballGuys
8
11
Justin Boone
The Score
8
11
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
7
11
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
7
11
John Paulsen
4for4.com
8
11
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
7
11
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
7
11
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
10
11
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
5
11
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
5
12
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
5
12
Micah James
FFMagicMan
6
12
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
7
12
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
7
12
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
7
12
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
7
12
Jim McCormick
ESPN
11
12
Sean Koerner
STATS
6
12
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
9
13
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
10
13
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
7
13
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
11
13
Adam Rank
NFL.com
9
13
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
9
13
Doug Orth
FFToday
6
13
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
7
13
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
8
13
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
9
13
Jeff Paur
RTSports
8
13
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
8
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
7
13
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
4
14
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
8
14
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
9
14
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
16
14
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
5
14
Bill Enright
FFChamps
6
14
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
8
15
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
8
15
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
8
15
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
4
15
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
6
16
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
7
16

6
16
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
6
16
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
8
17
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
8
17
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
13
18
Cory Bonini
USA Today
7
19
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
8
22
Steve Olson
StatSims
12
31
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
9
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
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Brady should have a healthy Rob Gronkowski and Shane Vereen this season and hopefully a more seasoned Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson (if his foot will heal). We've also heard good things from Danny Amendola even though we can't expect him to stay healthy. But all in all I believe Brady is poised for a very good season.
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
Enjoy the discount on Brady after a down year. Of course, all looks rosy in the offseason but with a healthy group of pass catchers and an extra year in the system for some of the young guys he should produce big numbers again.
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
Brady was solid last year even despite the season from hell. Better health around him could elevate him back to the top 5.
The "downgrade" in Newton's supporting cast is insanely overhyped. He's still a top-5 threat.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Brady's young targets will be a year older, which should help him improve on his 13th ranked fantasy season. TE Rob Gronkowski staying healthy would be huge for Brady.
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.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
He will bounce back in 2014 with over 4,000 yards and 30+ TDs
Cam is a solid QB, but from Fantasy perspectives he is not quite top 5.
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
At age 37, his accuracy is in decline, but he should benefit from a pass-friendly schedule.
Back and ankle injuries could lead to less rushing attempts. O-line is shaky at best.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Brady has Rob Gronkowski back, but will the return of his favorite target negate the slide that Brady endured in 2013? Brady is nearing 40 and his receiving options aren't what they used to be. Plus the Patriots are geared towards a balanced offense for 2014. Brady should produce as a QB1 in most weeks, but he isn't near what he used to be.
***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.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
The 7 weeks Gronkowski played last season, Tom Brady averaged 315 yards nearly 2 TD’s per game. When Gronk wasn’t playing he averaged 237 passing yards with 1 Td a game. It’s safe to Brady’s production directly correlates with Gronkowski’s health and availability. This season New England brings back a healthy Gronk, a healthy Vereen and a healthy sophmore receiver Kenbrell Thompkins. Vereen will the feature back while also being very active in the passing game. Edelman and Thompkins as a 1-2 punch with Gronk at TE should label Tom Brady as a value pick.
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 WR’s 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.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Lack of pass-catching quality hurt him last year; needs a healthy Gronk.
His subpar WR corps is less of a concern than his deteriorating O-line.
  
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.
  
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
Super underrated this year, as he still has the ability to be a top 3-4 fantasy QB.
 
  
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Barely made top 20 fantasy QBs in W1 despite 56 passes. W/ O line looking shaky, really needs Gronk playing full snaps ASAP
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
will be a beast if Gronk is healthy
avoid Cam
  
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
Time to start facing facts. Brady is 37 years old and is no longer an elite QB1. The Patriots are adjusting their offense, and you should adjust your expectations accordingly