Who Should I Draft?

Carson Palmer or Philip Rivers (2014)

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Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers SD

Probable - Back
Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer ARI

IR - Knee
Expert Pick %
89%
11%
ECR
# 15
# 19
Best
# 6
# 11
Worst
# 20
# 31
Ave Projection (?)
16.2
15.7
Best
17.2
17.6
Worst
15.2
13.1
Expert Pick %
89%
11%
 Steve Olson
StatSims
Kelly Smelser
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Fantasy Alarm
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Adam Rank
NFL.com
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 Cory Bonini
USA Today
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
Micah James
FFMagicMan
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Seth Klein
Razzball
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
 
 Staff Rankings
ESPN
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Doug Orth
FFToday
 
 Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
 
 Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Jason Smith
NFL.com
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Cedric Hopkins
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 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Wayne Bretsky
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 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Bob Henry
FootballGuys
 
 Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
ECR
# 15
# 19
Best
# 6
# 11
Worst
# 20
# 31
Steve Olson
StatSims
9
11
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
12
14
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
16
14
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
17
14
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
17
14
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
16
15
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
10
15
Adam Rank
NFL.com
16
15
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
12
15
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
14
15
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
16
15
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
17
15
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
16
15
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
17
15
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
18
16
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
17
16
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
17
16
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
6
16
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
13
16
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
18
16
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
8
16
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
14
16
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
17
16
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
16
Cory Bonini
USA Today
10
16
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
11
17
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
15
17
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
19
17
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
13
17
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
16
17
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
10
17
Micah James
FFMagicMan
18
17
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
16
17
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
16
17
Justin Boone
The Score
15
17

11
17
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
13
17
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
18
17
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
15
17
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
14
17
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
16
17
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
12
18
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
15
18
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
16
18
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
14
18
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
11
18
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
15
18
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
13
18
Matt Smith
NFL.com
13
18
Staff Composite
NFL.com
14
18
Christopher Harris
ESPN
13
18
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
9
18
Seth Klein
Razzball
14
18
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
16
18
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
14
18
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
17
18
Bill Enright
FFChamps
10
18
Jim McCormick
ESPN
15
18
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
17
18
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
15
18
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
15
18
Staff
Roto Analysis
13
18
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
15
19
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
16
19
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
16
19
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
15
19
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
16
19
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
15
19
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
16
19
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
13
19
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
15
19
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
15
19
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
8
19
Chris Heil
Sportable
15
19
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
14
19
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
14
19
Staff Rankings
ESPN
14
19
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
19
John Paulsen
4for4.com
13
19
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
15
19
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
14
19
Doug Orth
FFToday
16
19
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
13
19
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15
19
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
15
19
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
9
19
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
10
19
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
15
19
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
15
19
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
15
19
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
16
20
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
14
20
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
14
20
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
14
20
Jason Smith
NFL.com
12
20
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
15
20
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
15
20
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
16
20
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
17
22
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
16
20
John Halpin
Fox Sports
12
20
Mike Krueger
FFToday
15
20
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
15
20
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
9
20
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
14
20
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
18
21
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
17
20
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
15
20
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
14
20
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
17
20
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
16
20
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
14
20
Sean Koerner
STATS
15
20
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
8
21
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
16
21
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
15
21
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
17
21
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
15
21
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
12
21
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
18
21
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
17
21
Dave Major
XN Sports
13
21
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
15
21
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
15
21
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
14
21
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
14
21
Jeff Paur
RTSports
11
21
Scott Cullen
TSN
14
21
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
17
22
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
16
22
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
15
22
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
15
22
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
14
22
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
13
22
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
15
22
Site Projections
scoutPRO
19
22
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
15
23
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
15
23
David Dodds
FootballGuys
15
23
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
10
23
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
13
23
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
17
24
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
14
24
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
16
24
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
7
24
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
20
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
9
27
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
14
31
Eric Karabell
ESPN
15
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
15
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
16.2
15.7
Best
17.2
17.6
Worst
15.2
13.1
Pass Yards
273.2
273.1
Pass TDs
1.8
1.7
Ints
1.0
1.0
Rush Yards
2.2
1.2
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Rivers was named the 2013 Comeback Player of the Year last season as he shocked the world in the process. An area of concern for future Rivers owners is that HC – Mike McCoy transitioned the offense from a quick-hitting passing attack to a more heavy run offense, as Rivers only threw for 30+ Passing Attempts only once in the final six games of the season. Even though Rivers finished as a top-line fantasy quarterback in 2013, we feel that there are 13 other trustworthy options out there to roll with who can lead you to a championship.
Arizona has plenty of options in 2014 – Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Ellington. Throughout the final nine games of the season, the Cardinals jumped their PPG mark 7.3 Points up to an average of 27.3 PPG. The offense has continued to mesh as they become more fluent with Bruce Arians; Carson Palmer was recently quoted in saying that the offense is “light years” ahead of where they were last year. The Cards play in a difficult division who is not friendly to opposing QBs, however we think Palmer takes a step forward in 2014.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Rivers has bounced back and once again become one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. He is a pretty competent fantasy football gunslinger as well.
 
  
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
In the final seven games Carson Palmer eclipsed 300 yards four times, including a 407 and a 419 yard effort. With a full season under his belt and with the continued development of young skill players, Palmer has some serious sleeper appeal this season.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Rivers revived his career in a new system last year. Expect more of the same from him in 2014.
Palmer can still get it done in a pinch for fantasy owners, but you don't want to hitch your wagon to him. What we saw last year is probably as good as it gets from this point on.
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
 
look for a good year with Ellington and other WRs not-named Fitzgerald emerging
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
People are still thinking about 2012, but last year he did put up over 4,000 yards and over 30 TDs. You have to love those numbers from a fantasy perspective.
Palmer's numbers don't lie and he is a solid back-up QB for 2014 that can be had in the later rounds.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Has thrown for 4,000+ yards in 5 of last 6 years with solid TD totals.
Fuel is running low, but he has talented WRs and a pass-happy coach.
  
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
Rivers enjoyed a bounceback 2013 courtesy of Mike McCoy. Expect similar numbers this season as the Chargers return the majority of their key players from a year ago
Palmer is too interception prone, without enough passing TD upside to be considered a draft day option in 2014
  
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Underrated QB1 potential typically going in the 9-10th round.
Career highs in passing yards under OC Arians, but ugly 24:22 TD to INT ratio.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Rivers had a bounce back year in 2013, but toward the end of the season, the Chargers turned into a run oriented team that did not pass as much. I think Rivers has a strong year in 2014, but I think a run oriented offense will keep him at the back of the Top 10. The Chargers clearly intend to be a running team with the addition of RB Donald Brown to an already crowded backfield.
Palmer had his moments this year, but it will be interesting to see if the Cardinals go in another direction in 2015 or if they jump start that change and go with rookie Logan Thomas at some point this season. Palmer can make plays, but he is just not the long-term answer for them at quarterback.