Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Carson Palmer or Joe Flacco

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Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco

at Broncos
Thu, 7 pm EST

Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer

at Rams
Sun, 3 pm EST

Expert Pick %
63%
37%
ECR
# 17
# 20
Best
# 12
# 11
Worst
# 31
# 30
Ave Projection (?)
13.6
14.2
Best
14.8
16.4
Worst
11.6
13.0
Ave Points / Game
13.0
13.6
Total Fantasy Points
207.6
217.3
Opponent
DEN
STL
Points Allowed (?)
14.8
15.1
Expert Pick %
63%
37%
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ECR
# 17
# 20
Best
# 12
# 11
Worst
# 31
# 30
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
21
11
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
19
14
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
16
15
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
27
15
Wayne Bretsky
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22
15
Mike Krueger
FFToday
26
15
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
22
16
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
19
16
Dave Major
XN Sports
23
16
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
24
16
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
23
16
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
16
17
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
18
17
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
20
17
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
24
17
Site Projections
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20
17
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Fox Sports
18
17
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CBS Sports
19
17
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N/A
17
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15
17
Dawgmatica
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22
17
Adam Rank
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24
17
Brett Talley
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23
17
Matthew Berry
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N/A
17
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ESPN
N/A
17
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
25
17
Nick Raducanu
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17
18
Tony Mauriello
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24
18
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
22
18
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
22
18
Kevin Roberts
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16
18
Ken Zalis
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20
18
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17
18
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19
18
Rich Arleo
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17
18
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
22
18
Micah James
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17
18
Justin Boone
The Score
20
18
Matt Smith
NFL.com
20
18
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
17
18
Staff Composite
ESPN
N/A
18
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
N/A
18
Raju Byfield
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15
18
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
16
19
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
17
19
Keet Bailey
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12
19
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
22
19
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
23
19
Nick Vertucci
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21
19
Staff Rankings
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16
19
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
17
19
Ryan Hester
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22
19
Eric Karabell
ESPN
N/A
19
Adrian Pereira
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20
19
Staff
Roto Analysis
17
19
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
16
19
Michael Beller
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26
19
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
12
19
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
24
20
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
13
20
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
29
20
Site Projections
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24
20
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
18
20
Jake Ciely
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16
20
Staff Rankings
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18
20
Jeff Paur
RTSports
18
20
Sean Morris
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16
20
Chet Gresham
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17
20
Neil Parker
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18
20
Dan Yanotchko
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18
20
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
18
20
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
19
20
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
27
20
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
19
20
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
13
20
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
17
20
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
14
21
Scott Cullen
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19
21
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24
21
Pat Fitzmaurice
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16
21
Ernie Estrella
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18
21
Walton Spurlin
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18
21
Paul Greco
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18
21
Eric Mack
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20
21
Jeff Ratcliffe
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17
22
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18
22
Brad Evans
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12
22
Staff Composite
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15
22
Taylor Smith
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15
22
Russ Bliss
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18
22
Site Rankings
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16
22
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19
22
R.J. White
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16
22
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16
22
Adam Meyer
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16
22
Marc Caviglia
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15
22
The FFGhost
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17
22
Jason Smith
NFL.com
16
22
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
15
22
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
23
22
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
13
22
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
16
22
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
15
23
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
14
23
Staff Rankings
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17
23
Eddie Cooley
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24
23
Ben Standig
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16
23
Greg Smith
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20
23
David Dodds
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22
23
Michael Fabiano
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17
23
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
14
23
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
24
23
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
14
23
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31
23
Kyle Wachtel
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19
24
Brandon Funston
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14
24
Kevin Hanson
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16
24
Staff Composite
NFL.com
21
24
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
18
24
Bill Enright
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15
24
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
17
25
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
15
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
17
25
John Halpin
Fox Sports
16
25
R.C. Fischer
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16
25
David Gonos
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24
25
Ryan Hodge
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16
26
Sky Sperling
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25
26
Walter Cherepinsky
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15
26
Terrance Bridgett
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21
27
Mike Clay
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16
28
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
17
28
Davis Mattek
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16
28
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
19
30
Ave Projection (?)
13.6
14.2
Best
14.8
16.4
Worst
11.6
13.0
Pass Yards
263.2
275.2
Pass TDs
1.1
1.6
Ints
0.7
1.4
Rush Yards
2.2
1.6
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
Remember, he took Denver for 331 yards and 3 TDs in the playoffs.   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
BENCH - Denver gave up the 10th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 15.0.BENCH - St. Louis gave up the 12th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 16.0.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Broncos D shouldn't be elite to start the year but its still Flacco on the road.I'm banking on Palmer having to throw a lot in this one, so he should be serviceable.  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Has been disappointing fantasy asset due to upside and with Boldin out of town/Pitta out for year, I am crossing off cheat sheetPalmer goes to the desert to play with the best receiver he has ever played with; will have multiple QB1 weeks  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
During The Ravens playoff run Flacco was impossible to stop and the Broncos found that out as he threw for 331 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 38-35 overtime win. They used the run to set up the deep pass to Torrey Smith and it worked like a charm. This time around the Broncos are also missing Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil so Flacco should have a secure pocket. But I could see the Ravens trying to slow this game down and running it down their throats. He's an upside play, b...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
Is Flacco the guy that lit the world on fire in the postseason and led the Ravens to an improbable Super Bowl title? Or is he the guy we've known for years before that, who will put up middle-of-the-road QB numbers and spare everyone to death in fantasy? We shall see.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.  
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
Flacco has adopted the Eli Manning label confusing many beginner fantasy players with the idea that because he has won a Super Bowl, hes going to be successful in my fantasy lineup. Wrong!   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Anquan Boldin was the best WR the Ravens had. They did not replace him, and who knows if Torrey Smith can really handle being the #1a/#1b WR for this team. Dennis Pitta will be active, but Pitta is not a Top 10 TE talent wise. The Ravens will have to lean on Ray Rice more than ever in 2013.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.