Who Should I Start? - Week 8

Carson Palmer or Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers SD
at DEN  Thu, 8:25 ET
Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer ARI
vs. PHI  Sun, 4:05 ET
Expert Pick %
86%
14%
ECR
# 6
# 11
Best
# 4
# 5
Worst
# 13
# 19
Ave Projection (?)
18.8
17.4
Best
21.9
20.5
Worst
17.2
15.2
Ave Points / Game
20.8
18.3
Total Fantasy Points
145.8
54.9
Opponent
DEN
PHI
Points Allowed (?)
18.4
19.9
Expert Pick %
86%
14%
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
Staff Composite
ESPN
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
Staff
Roto Analysis
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Site Projections
NumberFire
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
ECR
# 6
# 11
Best
# 4
# 5
Worst
# 13
# 19
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
13
5
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
6
5
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
9
6
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
8
6
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
9
6
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
N/A
7
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
10
8
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
10
8
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
6
8
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
7
8
Matthew Berry
ESPN
N/A
8
Staff Composite
ESPN
N/A
8
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
7
8
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
14
8
Staff Composite
NFL.com
6
9
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
4
9
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
6
9
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
6
9
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
8
9
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
10
9
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
7
9
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
7
9
Eric Karabell
ESPN
N/A
9
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
6
9
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
7
9
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
7
9
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
6
9
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
9
10
Adam Rank
NFL.com
6
10
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
8
10
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
5
10
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
6
10
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
6
10
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
9
10
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
5
10
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
12
10
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
6
10
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
8
10
Christopher Harris
ESPN
N/A
10
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
6
10
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
6
10
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
6
10
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
5
10
Staff
Roto Analysis
12
10
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
9
11
Matt Smith
NFL.com
7
11
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
4
11
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
6
11
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
5
11
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
6
11
Justin Boone
The Score
6
11
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
4
11
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
12
11
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
6
11
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
6
11
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
7
11
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
4
11
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
6
11
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
8
11
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
7
11
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
4
11
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
17
11
David Dodds
FootballGuys
7
12
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
9
12
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
5
12
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
4
12
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
5
12
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
4
12
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
5
12
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
6
12
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
4
12
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
5
12
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
5
12
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6
12
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
6
12
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
7
12
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
5
12
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
6
12
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
6
12
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
6
12
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
6
12
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
5
12
John Halpin
Fox Sports
7
12
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
9
12
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
6
12
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
7
12
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
4
12
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
6
12
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
6
12
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
7
12
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
6
12
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6
12
Bill Enright
FFChamps
5
12
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
6
12
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
6
12
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
8
12
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
5
12
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
6
12
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
6
13
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
7
13
Site Projections
NumberFire
6
13
John Paulsen
4for4.com
6
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
8
13
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
6
13
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
6
13
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
5
13
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
7
13
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
6
13
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
7
13
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
13
Mike Krueger
FFToday
6
14
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
6
14
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
5
14
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
14
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
8
14
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
6
14
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
8
14
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
6
14
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
9
15
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
12
15
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
4
15
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
6
15
Jeff Paur
RTSports
6
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
3
16
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
11
16
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
4
18
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
12
18
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
10
18
Site Projections
scoutPRO
12
19
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
15
20
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
6
26
Ave Projection (?)
18.8
17.4
Best
21.9
20.5
Worst
17.2
15.2
Pass Yards
288.5
271.3
Pass TDs
2.1
1.9
Ints
0.7
0.6
Rush Yards
4.2
2.0
Ave Points / Game
20.8
18.3
Total Fantasy Points
145.8
54.9
Week 7
14.2   vs. KC
16.1   at OAK
Week 6
25.8   at OAK
17.7   vs. WAS
Week 5
21.8   vs. NYJ
  at DEN
Week 4
27.1   vs. JAC
BYE  
Week 3
19.3   at BUF
  vs. SF
Week 2
25.1   vs. SEA
  at NYG
Week 1
12.5   at ARI
21.1   vs. SD
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
He's been flat out solid and he's in the desert against a pretty leaky Eagles D so you can trust him.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Denver is 9th against fantasy quarterbacks, but the opponents have not been great fantasy quarterbacks and Rivers should be better suited to do well on the short rest than Broncos QB Peyton Manning.
The Eagles are just 20th against fantasy quarterbacks the last 3 weeks, Palmer should have some upside facing this defense at home.