Who Should I Draft?

Carson Palmer or Robert Griffin III (2014)

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Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer ARI

IR - Knee
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
ECR
# 13
# 19
Best
# 3
# 11
Worst
# 24
# 31
Ave Projection (?)
16.5
15.7
Best
20.2
17.6
Worst
13.2
13.1
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
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ESPN
 
ECR
# 13
# 19
Best
# 3
# 11
Worst
# 24
# 31
Steve Olson
StatSims
3
11
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
18
14
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
15
14
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
12
14
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
13
14
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
11
15
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
16
15
Adam Rank
NFL.com
24
15
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
11
15
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
12
15
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
13
15
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
14
15
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
11
15
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
14
15
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
10
16
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
14
16
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
12
16
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
14
16
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
12
16
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
5
16
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
12
16
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
11
16
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
9
16
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
12
16
Cory Bonini
USA Today
12
16
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
10
17
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
13
17
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
6
17
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
10
17
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
14
17
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
11
17
Micah James
FFMagicMan
14
17
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
8
17
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
6
17
Justin Boone
The Score
14
17

7
17
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
9
17
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
4
17
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
16
17
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
6
17
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
14
17
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
9
18
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
11
18
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
12
18
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
15
18
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
8
18
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
12
18
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
12
18
Matt Smith
NFL.com
14
18
Staff Composite
NFL.com
15
18
Christopher Harris
ESPN
7
18
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
12
18
Seth Klein
Razzball
16
18
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
13
18
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
15
18
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
11
18
Bill Enright
FFChamps
12
18
Jim McCormick
ESPN
14
18
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
10
18
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
9
18
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
7
18
Staff
Roto Analysis
16
18
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
13
19
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
11
19
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
14
19
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
6
19
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
14
19
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
13
19
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
14
19
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
14
19
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
14
19
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
19
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
13
19
Chris Heil
Sportable
14
19
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
15
19
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
9
19
Staff Rankings
ESPN
7
19
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
12
19
John Paulsen
4for4.com
14
19
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
13
19
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
19
Doug Orth
FFToday
14
19
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
14
19
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
12
19
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
14
19
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
18
19
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
12
19
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
12
19
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
8
19
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
12
19
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
14
20
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
9
20
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
12
20
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
11
20
Jason Smith
NFL.com
11
20
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
14
20
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
14
20
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
13
20
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
9
22
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
13
20
John Halpin
Fox Sports
15
20
Mike Krueger
FFToday
8
20
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
11
20
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
11
20
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
15
20
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
11
21
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
6
20
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
13
20
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
11
20
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
13
20
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
14
20
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
16
20
Sean Koerner
STATS
10
20
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
17
21
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
12
21
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
8
21
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
12
21
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
7
21
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
8
21
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
14
21
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
13
21
Dave Major
XN Sports
8
21
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
6
21
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
14
21
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
10
21
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
7
21
Jeff Paur
RTSports
15
21
Scott Cullen
TSN
12
21
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
13
22
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
8
22
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
12
22
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
10
22
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
10
22
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
9
22
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
13
22
Site Projections
scoutPRO
6
22
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
9
23
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
14
23
David Dodds
FootballGuys
10
23
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
9
23
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
14
23
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
13
24
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
12
24
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
13
24
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
12
24
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
5
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
10
27
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
15
31
Matthew Berry
ESPN
7
N/A
Eric Karabell
ESPN
11
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
16.5
15.7
Best
20.2
17.6
Worst
13.2
13.1
Pass Yards
239.5
273.1
Pass TDs
1.3
1.7
Ints
0.9
1.0
Rush Yards
31.6
1.2
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
RG3 is now almost a year and a half removed from his ACL injury and reportedly “looks like a different QB.” Washington will have DeSean Jackson running deep routes alongside Pierre Garcon while TE Jordan Reed (who has the Aaron Hernandez ability) dominates the middle of the field. Washington signed Pass-Happy Coach Jay Gruden this offseason, who led Bengals Andy Dalton to a Top 5 Fantasy QB finish last season. Expect a major bounce back year for RG3.
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.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
RG3 has plenty of upside, but may have some growing pains in Gruden's new offense. Much of his past fantasy greatness stemmed from his rushing ability and that could be curtailed this season, but he'll also have a healthy Garcon, DJax and Reed to help him out.
 
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
***Griffin continues to struggle in the preseason as the conversion to a pocket passer has been tougher than what people had expected.***Two words for you, Andy Dalton. Two more words for you, Jay Gruden. RG3 is said to be looking better than ever via several different media outlets and sources so health should not be an issue. Add in the fact that Griffin has a very solid group of receivers to throw to led by former Eagle DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon and you can't help but get excited. But OC Gruden will be the cherry on top of this sundae. He turned the Red Rifle into one of the best fantasy quarterbacks last season and I predict that Griffin will enjoy similar success. Just don't expect nearly the rushing yards as he had in his first year in the league.
 
  
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
Griffen is healthy, surrounded by play makers and is being coached by pass-happy Jay Gruden. Look for RG3 to have a monster year.
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
RG3 is past his knee injury and he's in an offense that should maximize his talents. If Jay Gruden can make Andy Dalton an elite fantasy passer, RG3 is primed for success.
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
With some new weapons and an offense not as focused on the run Griffen's upside is very solid.
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
He's looked terrible in the preseason. Small sample size, but ...
Fuel is running low, but he has talented WRs and a pass-happy coach.
  
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
Palmer is too interception prone, without enough passing TD upside to be considered a draft day option in 2014
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Gruden's attempt to mold him into a pocket passer a failure thus far.
Career highs in passing yards under OC Arians, but ugly 24:22 TD to INT ratio.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
When I watch RGIII, I see a quarterback with bad footwork that can't figure out how to get out of bounds when he takes off down the field. Also, Jay Gruden does not want to call a ton of designed running plays this year. I don't see RGIII as a refined enough passer to finish in the Top 10 nor do I see him as durable enough to make it there as a runner.
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.