Who Should I Start? - Week 5

Carson Palmer or Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco BAL
at IND  Sun, 1:00 ET
Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer ARI
at DEN  Sun, 4:05 ET
Questionable - Shoulder
Expert Pick %
89%
11%
ECR
# 16
# 22
Best
# 11
# 14
Worst
# 26
# 34
Ave Projection (?)
16.3
5.5
Best
18.3
13.7
Worst
14.0
0.0
Ave Points / Game
17.0
21.1
Total Fantasy Points
68.1
21.1
Opponent
IND
DEN
Points Allowed (?)
17.2
21.0
Expert Pick %
89%
11%
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ECR
# 16
# 22
Best
# 11
# 14
Worst
# 26
# 34
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
17
14
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
21
14
Matthew Berry
ESPN
16
14
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
14
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
11
15
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
26
16
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
20
16
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
18
16
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
18
17
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
20
17
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
14
17
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
19
18
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
12
18
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
17
18
Bill Enright
FFChamps
20
18
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
17
18
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
17
19
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
17
19
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
14
19
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
16
19
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
17
19
Micah James
FFMagicMan
17
19
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
20
19
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
15
19
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
17
19
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
17
19
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
17
19
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
17
19
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
16
19
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
17
20
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
18
20
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
17
20
John Halpin
Fox Sports
16
21
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
16
21
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
16
21
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
15
21
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
13
21
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
15
21
Site Projections
NumberFire
17
22
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
17
22
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
11
22
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
19
22
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ESPN
16
22
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
19
23
Adrian Pereira
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21
23
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
18
23
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
16
24
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17
24
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12
25
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Yahoo! Sports
16
25
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14
25
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
15
25
Marc Caviglia
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18
25
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
18
26
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
19
30
Scott Cullen
TSN
13
30
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
14
31
Maurile Tremblay
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13
32
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
13
34
Brad Evans
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13
N/A
Tristan Cockcroft
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13
N/A
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CBS Sports
14
N/A
Site Projections
scoutPRO
14
N/A
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Gridiron Experts
14
N/A
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Juan Elway
14
N/A
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15
N/A
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ProjectRoto
15
N/A
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
15
N/A
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16
N/A
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16
N/A
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16
N/A
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16
N/A
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17
N/A
John Paulsen
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17
N/A
Eric Karabell
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17
N/A
R.C. Fischer
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17
N/A
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
17
N/A
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
17
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
18
N/A
David Dodds
FootballGuys
18
N/A
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
18
N/A
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
18
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
18
N/A
Christopher Harris
ESPN
19
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
19
N/A
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
20
N/A
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
20
N/A
Jeff Paur
RTSports
20
N/A
Walter Cherepinsky
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21
N/A
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
21
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
21
N/A
Justin Boone
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21
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
22
N/A
Salvatore Stefanile
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22
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
23
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
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25
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
16.3
5.5
Best
18.3
13.7
Worst
14.0
0.0
Pass Yards
276.6
100.1
Pass TDs
1.7
0.5
Ints
1.0
0.4
Rush Yards
5.8
2.9
Ave Points / Game
17.0
21.1
Total Fantasy Points
68.1
21.1
Week 4
25.4   vs. CAR
BYE  
Week 3
11.3   at CLE
  vs. SF
Week 2
14.9   vs. PIT
  at NYG
Week 1
16.5   vs. CIN
21.1   vs. SD
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As much as I would love to make a matchup excuse for Flacco's dominance in Week 4, he went against the heavily heralded Panthers' D. Will he come close to the 327 yards and 3 touchdown performance that he laid on Carolina or will the Ravens' quarterback come back to reality? Here is guessing that reality will set in. Flacco is nothing more than a decent QB2 for Week 5.
Palmer expects to play this week against the Broncos. If he is suited up expect a solid QB2 performance with upside possibility against Denver. If Palmer can't go though, Stanton will get the nod.