Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Carson Palmer or Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers SD
at BUF  Sun, 1:00 ET
Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer ARI
vs. SF  Sun, 4:05 ET
Questionable - Shoulder
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 12
# 25
Best
# 3
# 13
Worst
# 31
# 42
Ave Projection (?)
17.1
1.8
Best
18.6
7.2
Worst
16.4
0.0
Ave Points / Game
18.8
21.1
Total Fantasy Points
37.6
21.1
Opponent
BUF
SF
Points Allowed (?)
14.8
12.8
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts

No experts recommend
Carson Palmer

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ECR
# 12
# 25
Best
# 3
# 13
Worst
# 31
# 42
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
8
13
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
13
16
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
10
16
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
6
17
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
11
18
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
17
18
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
17
18
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
18
19
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
16
19
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
10
20
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
12
20
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
15
20
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
11
21
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
12
22
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
13
22
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
12
22
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
12
22
Bill Enright
FFChamps
10
22
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
12
23
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
12
23
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
13
23
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
13
23
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
13
23
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
10
23
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
11
24
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
12
24
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
12
24
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
12
25
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
14
25
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
12
25
Scott Cullen
TSN
9
25
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
12
25
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
7
25
Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
7
25
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
12
25
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
12
25
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
11
26
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
12
26
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
13
26
Chris Heil
ProjectRoto
11
26
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
14
26
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
8
27
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
12
27
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
15
27
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
13
28
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
12
28
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
13
28
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
10
28
Site Projections
NumberFire
12
29
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
9
29
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
11
29
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
12
30
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
13
30
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
3
30
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
15
30
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
16
32
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
9
33
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
9
33
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
12
33
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
10
35
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
9
42
Steve Olson
StatSims
4
N/A
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
8
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
9
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
9
N/A
Jeff Paur
RTSports
9
N/A
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
9
N/A
Mike Krueger
FFToday
10
N/A
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
10
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
10
N/A
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
10
N/A
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
10
N/A
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
10
N/A
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
10
N/A
David Dodds
FootballGuys
11
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
11
N/A
Matt Smith
NFL.com
11
N/A
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
11
N/A
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
11
N/A
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
11
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
11
N/A
Eric Karabell
ESPN
11
N/A
Staff Composite
ESPN
11
N/A
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
11
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
11
N/A
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
11
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
12
N/A
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
12
N/A
Adam Rank
NFL.com
12
N/A
Staff Composite
NFL.com
12
N/A
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
12
N/A
John Paulsen
4for4.com
12
N/A
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
12
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
12
N/A
Justin Boone
The Score
12
N/A
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
12
N/A
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
12
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
12
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
12
N/A
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
12
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
12
N/A
Christopher Harris
ESPN
12
N/A
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
12
N/A
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
12
N/A
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
12
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
12
N/A
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
13
N/A
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
13
N/A
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
14
N/A
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
14
N/A
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
14
N/A
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
14
N/A
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
14
N/A
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
14
N/A
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
14
N/A
John Halpin
Fox Sports
15
N/A
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
15
N/A
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
15
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
15
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
15
N/A
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
15
N/A
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
16
N/A
Micah James
FFMagicMan
16
N/A
Site Projections
scoutPRO
17
N/A
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
17
N/A
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
17
N/A
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
21
N/A
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
31
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
17.1
1.8
Best
18.6
7.2
Worst
16.4
0.0
Pass Yards
275.0
29.4
Pass TDs
1.9
0.2
Ints
1.0
0.1
Rush Yards
4.9
0.6
Ave Points / Game
18.8
21.1
Total Fantasy Points
37.6
21.1
Week 2
25.1   vs. SEA
  at NYG
Week 1
12.5   at ARI
21.1   vs. SD
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Bills are just 21st against fantasy quarterbacks, I think Rivers will have a solid game in Buffalo this week
 
  
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
Palmer's status for Week 3 is unclear. It's worth keeping an eye on, and Drew Stanton will get the start again if he can't go.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Looked like a genius against the Seattle Seahawks, a game in which even I gave him no chance. After a stellar 2013, it has to be said. I think Rivers is for real. Until he proves me wrong he deserves to be considered a QB 1 during most weeks.
*falling star* Still having trouble gripping the ball and putting velocity on his throw. Did not play in Week 2. Stay tuned to FFLockerRoom Sports throughout the week as Ziad Dahdul and Chris Ziza update you on all of the injury situations that will affect your fantasy football teams. If he does play Palmer will be a solid QB2.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Rivers is evidently matchup proof, but road game vs Bills isn't going to be easy.