Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Carson Palmer or Joe Flacco

Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer ARI
vs. SD  Mon, 10:20 ET
IR - Knee
Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco BAL
vs. CIN  Sun, 1:00 ET
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy, 61 F, 11 mph
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
ECR
# 15
# 26
Best
# 6
# 15
Worst
# 25
# 29
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
12.8
Best
17.6
15.6
Worst
13.1
8.2
Opponent
SD
CIN
Points Allowed (?)
17.8
14.5
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Seth Klein
Razzball
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 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
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
ECR
# 15
# 26
Best
# 6
# 15
Worst
# 25
# 29
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
6
20
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
9
24
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
9
21
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
9
27
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
9
17
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
10
27
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
11
22
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
11
21
Matthew Berry
ESPN
11
21
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
12
29
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
12
24
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
12
27
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
12
24
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
12
28
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
12
28
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
12
21
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
13
22
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
26
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
13
22
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
13
26
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
13
24
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
13
24
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
13
22
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
13
19
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
13
23
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
13
23
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
13
24
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
13
23
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
13
26
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
13
24
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
14
24
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
14
22
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
14
25
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
14
28
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
14
24
Seth Klein
Razzball
14
26
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
14
24
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
14
24
John Paulsen
4for4.com
14
26
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
14
21
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
26
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
14
26
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
14
24
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
14
28
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
14
26
Staff Composite
ESPN
14
21
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
14
22
Sean Koerner
STATS
14
24
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
14
29
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
14
26
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
15
23
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
15
24
Bill Enright
FFChamps
15
20
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
15
25
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
15
24
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
15
25
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
15
24
Dave Major
XN Sports
15
25
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
15
28
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
15
27
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
15
25
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
15
24
Site Projections
numberFire
15
25
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
15
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
15
24
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
24
Justin Boone
The Score
15
25
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
15
21
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
15
24
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
15
26
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
15
20
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
15
27
John Halpin
Fox Sports
15
22
Scott Cullen
TSN
15
22
Jeff Paur
RTSports
15
N/A
Christopher Harris
ESPN
15
21
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
20
24
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
15
26
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
15
23
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
15
20
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
15
19
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
15
24
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
16
25
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
16
22
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
16
24
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
16
22
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
16
15
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
16
23
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
16
19
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
16
22
Adam Rank
NFL.com
16
N/A
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
16
26
Micah James
FFMagicMan
16
27
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
17
22
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
17
22
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
17
25
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
17
20
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
17
23
Site Projections
scoutPRO
17
21
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
17
N/A
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
17
20
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
17
24
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
17
29
Eric Karabell
ESPN
17
23
Jim McCormick
ESPN
17
25
David Dodds
FootballGuys
17
21
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
17
N/A
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
17
23
Staff
Roto Analysis
17
27
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
18
26
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
18
27
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
18
20
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
18
24
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
18
24
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
18
28
Mike Krueger
FFToday
18
19
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
20
N/A
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
18
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
19
25
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
19
20
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
19
29
Chris Heil
Sportable
19
26
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
19
26
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
19
17
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
19
N/A
Matt Smith
NFL.com
19
N/A
Staff Composite
NFL.com
19
N/A
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
19
27
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
20
27
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
20
26
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
20
N/A
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
20
27
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
21
26
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
21
22
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
22
23
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
22
19
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
22
19
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
24
22
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
25
20
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
12.8
Best
17.6
15.6
Worst
13.1
8.2
Pass Yards
273.1
230.1
Pass TDs
1.7
1.4
Ints
1.0
1.2
Rush Yards
1.2
5.0
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.
I rarely back Flacco, and I'm not going to start in an ugly divisional showdown against a tough Bengals defense.
  
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.