Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Carson Palmer or Eli Manning

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ECR
# 14
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Best
# 7
# 11
Worst
# 27
# 30
Nathan Miller
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16
11
Brian Dezelske
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13
14
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
14
15
Scott Engel
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13
15
Wayne Bretsky
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9
15
Mike Krueger
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12
15
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
14
16
Nate Hodges
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15
16
Dave Major
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7
16
Dave McKay
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14
16
Jeff Brubach
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15
16
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
14
17
Bryan Fontaine
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15
17
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13
17
Adam Pfeifer
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14
17
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14
17
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14
17
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18
17
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13
17
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13
17
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16
17
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21
17
Brett Talley
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16
17
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14
17
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12
17
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
15
17
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16
18
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15
18
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12
18
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14
18
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15
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15
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15
18
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14
18
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18
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14
18
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11
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15
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15
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15
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12
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12
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14
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14
19
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13
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11
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13
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14
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15
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15
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10
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14
19
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13
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15
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13
19
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14
19
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12
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13
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14
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12
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15
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14
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15
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13
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11
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14
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15
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15
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14
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13
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15
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14
20
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18
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14
20
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14
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14
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15
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13
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20
21
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15
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15
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14
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14
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12
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14
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13
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12
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16
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14
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13
23
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9
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7
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7
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11
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16
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10
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13
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12
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15
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14
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12
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14
25
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15
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15
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27
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13
30
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
14.2
Best
18.8
16.4
Worst
13.2
13.0
Pass Yards
268.2
275.2
Pass TDs
1.7
1.6
Ints
1
1.4
Rush Yards
1.4
1.6
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Dallas gave up the 17th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 16.7.
BENCH - St. Louis gave up the 12th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 16.0.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Manning can certainly be elite any week, but Cowboys hosting this one and their pass D is talented.
I'm banking on Palmer having to throw a lot in this one, so he should be serviceable.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
A healthy Nicks is a major boost to Eli's fantasy value
Palmer goes to the desert to play with the best receiver he has ever played with; will have multiple QB1 weeks
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Giants and Cowboys games seem to be loaded with offense since Romo and Manning have been the quarterbacks, but Eli had two below average games against the Cowboys where he failed to top 225 yards passing and threw one touchdown in two games. That's why I don't have him super high this week, but prior to last season he had some monster games against the Cowboys.
 
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
In his career against Dallas Eli has averaged 250 yards and 2.2 touchdowns per game. But last season they had his number. He averaged just 202 yards passing and threw a total of one touchdown and one interception. He'll be heading back to Dallas where he had his worst game against them. The Cowboys have yet a new defensive coordinator and scheme with some talented players, but putting it all together in week one may be a tough job. I think this game turns into a shootout.
Palmer's inability to move, his offensive line, the Rams pass rush and good cornerbacks are a bad combination. This will be an extreme test for the Cardinals to see if they can hold off the pass rush enough to make plays down field with their top line receiving group. I am rooting for Larry Fitzgerald and he will get his as long as Palmer doesn't get injured, but overall this isn't the game you want to see if Palmer is worth starting in deeper leagues or daily.
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Eli got off to a pretty solid start in '12, and then randomly turned in three consecutive clunkers against the Cowboys, Steelers and Bengals. He's a guy that'll put up 28 one week, then turn around and give you 10 the next. Pretty annoying if you're having to rely on him.
Palmer put up solid numbers last season while toiling away in Oakland, and that was without any truly viable receiving weapons. Now, he's got Larry Fitzgerald at his disposal, as well as former first-round pick Michael Floyd. He'll still throw picks on you, but he's a solid backup/bye week savior.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
His highs are high and his lows are low. For fantasy owners who had Manning last season, it was a bit of a roller coaster ride. It didnít help that his receiving corps were unhealthy the majority of the season. With all that being said, I do not trust Eli Manning if I want to win a fantasy championship.
 
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
The Giants running game is down to David Wilson and Andre Brown, which means Eli will put the ball in the air. Hakeem Nicks is healthy, and he has a lot of room to make up for most improved player. Victor Cruz was just paid this offseason, and he has a chip on his shoulder after missing the 1,200 Yard/10 TD season. Brandon Myers is a slight downgrade from the big Martellus Bennett.
For the first time since Kurt Warner, the Cardinals have a QB that can actually throw the ball. Larry Fitzgerald is going to love having Palmer who is not afraid to throw the deep ball. Even if it's in triple coverage, off his backfoot, in the 4th quarter. Palmer will have nice games as this Cardinals WR core is underrated, but he will also have those horrible ones.