Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Carson Palmer or Josh Freeman

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Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer

at Rams
Sun, 3 pm EST

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman

at Lions
Sun, 12 pm EST

Expert Pick %
67%
33%
ECR
# 20
# 23
Best
# 11
# 15
Worst
# 30
# 32
Ave Projection (?)
14.2
13.8
Best
16.4
17.2
Worst
13.0
11.6
Ave Points / Game
13.6
7.6
Total Fantasy Points
217.3
30.4
Opponent
STL
DET
Points Allowed (?)
15.1
16.8
Expert Pick %
67%
33%
 Nathan Miller
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Gridiron Experts
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Sean Beazley
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 Mike Krueger
FFToday
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
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Pro Football Focus
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Gridiron Experts
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TSN
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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Fox Sports
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Fox Sports
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
The FFGhost
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Dynasty League Football
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Michael Pichan
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
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The Fantasy Fix
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 Matthew Berry
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Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
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ESPN
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
David Dodds
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Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 Tony Mauriello
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Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
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Jordan Tozzi
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 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
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Beast Dome
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Kyle Wachtel
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 Ken Zalis
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Kevin Hanson
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KJ
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 Mike Tagliere
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 Staff Rankings
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 Eric Mack
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 Salvatore Stefanile
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Yahoo! Sports
 
 Cedric Hopkins
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 R.J. White
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 Jason Smith
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 Scott Whitfield
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 Patrick Daugherty
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 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Ben Standig
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 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
ECR
# 20
# 23
Best
# 11
# 15
Worst
# 30
# 32
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
11
20
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
14
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
15
N/A
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
15
20
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
15
21
Mike Krueger
FFToday
15
18
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
16
27
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
16
18
Dave Major
XN Sports
16
27
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
16
25
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
16
17
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
17
20
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
17
24
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
17
N/A
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
17
21
Site Projections
scoutPRO
17
16
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
17
23
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
17
N/A
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
17
N/A
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
17
26
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
17
26
Adam Rank
NFL.com
17
20
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
17
22
Matthew Berry
ESPN
17
19
Christopher Harris
ESPN
17
20
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
17
22
Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
18
23
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
18
20
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
18
20
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
18
24
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
18
25
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
18
25
John Paulsen
4for4.com
18
24
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
18
22
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
18
22
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
18
21
Micah James
FFMagicMan
18
23
Justin Boone
The Score
18
23
Matt Smith
NFL.com
18
23
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
18
22
Staff Composite
ESPN
18
21
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
18
22
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
18
17
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
19
N/A
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
19
N/A
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
19
25
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
19
21
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
19
21
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
19
24
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
19
N/A
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
19
20
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
19
25
Eric Karabell
ESPN
19
20
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
19
22
Staff
Roto Analysis
19
20
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
19
22
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
19
24
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
19
20
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
20
23
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
20
19
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
20
24
Site Projections
NumberFire
20
18
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
20
26
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
20
23
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
20
27
Jeff Paur
RTSports
20
24
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
20
23
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
20
24
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
20
23
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
20
23
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
20
25
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
20
16
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
20
15
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
20
16
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
20
23
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
20
23
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
21
19
Scott Cullen
TSN
21
16
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
21
25
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
21
24
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
21
17
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
21
22
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
21
20
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
21
25
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
22
23
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
22
26
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
22
N/A
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
22
26
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
22
16
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
22
19
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
22
21
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
22
24
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
22
24
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
22
19
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
22
18
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
22
17
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
22
21
Jason Smith
NFL.com
22
24
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
22
16
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
22
24
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
22
18
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
22
25
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
23
19
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
23
N/A
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
23
18
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
23
21
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
23
27
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
23
16
David Dodds
FootballGuys
23
21
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
23
22
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
23
26
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
23
19
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
23
19
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
23
15
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
24
21
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
24
N/A
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
24
23
Staff Composite
NFL.com
24
25
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
24
16
Bill Enright
FFChamps
24
28
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
25
22
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
25
26
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
25
18
John Halpin
Fox Sports
25
20
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
25
24
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
25
23
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
26
20
Sky Sperling
Razzball
26
20
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
26
32
Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
27
25
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
28
18
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
28
19
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
28
26
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
30
27
Ave Projection (?)
14.2
13.8
Best
16.4
17.2
Worst
13.0
11.6
Pass Yards
275.2
229.7
Pass TDs
1.6
1.5
Ints
1.4
1
Rush Yards
1.6
9.1
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
BENCH - St. Louis gave up the 12th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 16.0.New York Jets gave up the 8th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 14.1.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I'm banking on Palmer having to throw a lot in this one, so he should be serviceable.Tough road matchup to get things going. Not a big fan of Freeman to begin with, so don't love him here.  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Palmer goes to the desert to play with the best receiver he has ever played with; will have multiple QB1 weeksFresh off of a 4,000 yard, 27 TD season being ranked this low is a testament to strength at the QB position  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
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
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.Freeman got off to a great start last season, as he had 18 TD passes and just five picks through the first nine games of the year. Then, he completely tanked to finish the year, and the Bucs' playoff odds did so along with him. Where's the 2010 Josh Freeman that threw just six INTs all year?  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
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.Freeman is in a contract season. He also has an ELITE defense behind him for the first time in his career. This is Josh's best chance to earn a HUGE payday. Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson are two great HR WRs and Doug Martin demands everyone's attention. Big season for the Bucs in 2013.