Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Carson Palmer or Eli Manning

Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer ARI
vs. SD  Mon, 10:20 ET
IR - Knee
Eli Manning
Eli Manning NYG
at DET  Mon, 7:10 ET
Expert Pick %
94%
6%
ECR
# 15
# 23
Best
# 6
# 9
Worst
# 25
# 32
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
12.2
Best
17.6
14.5
Worst
13.1
9.5
Opponent
SD
DET
Points Allowed (?)
17.8
16.1
Expert Pick %
94%
6%
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DavidGonos.com
 
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TSN
 
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RTSports
 
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ESPN
 
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 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
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 Davis Mattek
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 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Roto Rankings
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Micah James
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
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 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
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Fox Sports
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
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NFL.com
 
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NFL.com
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Wayne Bretsky
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Pro Football Focus
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
ECR
# 15
# 23
Best
# 6
# 9
Worst
# 25
# 32
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
6
9
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
9
27
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
9
23
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
9
23
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
9
22
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
10
24
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
11
24
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
11
24
Matthew Berry
ESPN
11
N/A
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
12
23
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
12
25
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
12
22
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
12
23
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
12
25
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
12
25
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
12
20
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
13
27
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
19
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
13
23
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
13
22
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
13
22
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
13
25
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
13
26
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
13
20
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
13
24
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
13
25
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
13
25
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
13
28
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
13
25
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
13
29
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
14
25
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
14
25
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
14
19
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
14
20
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
14
25
Seth Klein
Razzball
14
21
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
14
26
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
14
25
John Paulsen
4for4.com
14
23
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
14
N/A
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
23
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
14
25
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
14
18
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
14
21
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
14
24
Staff Composite
ESPN
14
21
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
14
20
Sean Koerner
STATS
14
28
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
14
20
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
14
25
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
15
25
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
15
22
Bill Enright
FFChamps
15
22
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
15
22
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
15
20
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
15
32
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
15
18
Dave Major
XN Sports
15
N/A
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
15
26
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
15
21
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
15
21
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
15
25
Site Projections
numberFire
15
22
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
15
17
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
15
22
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
23
Justin Boone
The Score
15
26
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
15
16
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
15
26
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
15
16
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
15
26
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
15
21
John Halpin
Fox Sports
15
23
Scott Cullen
TSN
15
23
Jeff Paur
RTSports
15
21
Christopher Harris
ESPN
15
19
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
20
25
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
15
22
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
15
24
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
15
25
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
15
N/A
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
15
23
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
16
20
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
16
26
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
16
25
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
16
17
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
16
25
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
16
18
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
16
27
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
16
23
Adam Rank
NFL.com
16
N/A
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
16
17
Micah James
FFMagicMan
16
25
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
17
27
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
17
21
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
17
21
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
17
27
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
17
25
Site Projections
scoutPRO
17
25
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
17
N/A
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
17
31
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
17
27
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
17
28
Eric Karabell
ESPN
17
22
Jim McCormick
ESPN
17
22
David Dodds
FootballGuys
17
22
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
17
22
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
17
22
Staff
Roto Analysis
17
13
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
18
24
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
18
21
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
18
23
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
18
22
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
18
21
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
18
25
Mike Krueger
FFToday
18
30
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
20
N/A
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
18
21
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
19
28
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
19
N/A
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
19
18
Chris Heil
Sportable
19
20
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
19
23
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
19
20
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
19
N/A
Matt Smith
NFL.com
19
23
Staff Composite
NFL.com
19
24
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
19
21
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
20
18
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
20
14
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
20
N/A
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
20
24
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
21
16
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
21
16
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
22
24
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
22
20
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
22
21
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
24
31
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
25
19
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
12.2
Best
17.6
14.5
Worst
13.1
9.5
Pass Yards
273.1
255.5
Pass TDs
1.7
1.2
Ints
1.0
1.3
Rush Yards
1.2
1.6
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Palmer has the weapons. The question is if the Chargers pass D is any better. Even if it is, Palmer should still put up numbers.
Detroit isn't the worst matchup but Eli is on the road and he's looked dreadful. If he suddenly turns it on, few will have seen it coming.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
*Falling Star* - Not that we were relying on Palmer to contribute significantly in Week 1 of the NFL season, but if star running back Andre Ellington misses the game Palmer's value could take a slight slide. Keep tuned in to FFLockerRoom Sports for updates on this situation throughout the weekend.