Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Carson Palmer or Sam Bradford

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Expert Pick %
64%
36%
ECR
# 20
# 22
Best
# 11
# 14
Worst
# 30
# 28
Ave Projection (?)
14.2
14.6
Best
16.4
16.0
Worst
13.0
13.2
Ave Points / Game
13.6
16.9
Total Fantasy Points
217.3
118.6
Expert Pick %
64%
36%
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ECR
# 20
# 22
Best
# 11
# 14
Worst
# 30
# 28
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
11
17
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
14
23
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
15
19
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
15
19
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
15
23
Mike Krueger
FFToday
15
17
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
16
17
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
16
17
Dave Major
XN Sports
16
26
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
16
22
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
16
19
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
17
21
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
17
19
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
17
18
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
17
23
Site Projections
scoutPRO
17
19
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
17
25
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
17
14
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
17
18
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
17
22
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Pyromaniac
17
19
Adam Rank
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17
N/A
Brett Talley
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17
28
Matthew Berry
ESPN
17
24
Christopher Harris
ESPN
17
16
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
17
19
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18
20
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18
14
Jeff Boggis
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18
21
Tommy Rowan
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18
16
Kevin Roberts
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18
21
Ken Zalis
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18
23
John Paulsen
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18
23
Mike Tagliere
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18
23
Rich Arleo
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18
24
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
18
16
Micah James
FFMagicMan
18
20
Justin Boone
The Score
18
21
Matt Smith
NFL.com
18
N/A
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
18
23
Staff Composite
ESPN
18
16
Tristan Cockcroft
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18
15
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18
26
Dalton Del Don
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19
25
Derek Lofland
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19
25
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19
26
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19
20
Joe Bond
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19
20
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19
23
Staff Rankings
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19
N/A
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19
23
Ryan Hester
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19
24
Eric Karabell
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19
15
Adrian Pereira
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19
N/A
Staff
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19
26
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19
23
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19
16
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19
26
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20
16
Mike Rigz
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20
17
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20
23
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20
21
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20
21
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20
21
Staff Rankings
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20
19
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20
21
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20
22
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20
21
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20
19
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20
24
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20
23
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20
21
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20
17
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20
24
Staff Rankings
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20
22
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20
22
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21
17
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21
23
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21
22
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21
18
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21
23
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21
23
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21
23
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21
24
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22
19
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22
25
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22
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22
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22
20
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22
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22
24
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22
23
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22
21
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22
24
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22
23
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22
N/A
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22
19
Jason Smith
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22
N/A
Scott Whitfield
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22
16
Michael Pichan
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22
23
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22
24
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23
20
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23
19
Staff Rankings
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23
20
Eddie Cooley
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23
25
Ben Standig
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23
24
Greg Smith
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23
26
David Dodds
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23
16
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23
N/A
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23
25
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23
15
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23
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23
28
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24
22
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24
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24
22
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24
27
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24
23
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24
20
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25
17
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25
24
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25
21
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25
20
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25
17
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26
22
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26
21
Walter Cherepinsky
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26
20
Terrance Bridgett
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27
16
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28
22
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28
27
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28
21
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30
24
Ave Projection (?)
14.2
14.6
Best
16.4
16.0
Worst
13.0
13.2
Pass Yards
275.2
242
Pass TDs
1.6
1.9
Ints
1.4
1.1
Rush Yards
1.6
4
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
BENCH - St. Louis gave up the 12th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 16.0.
BENCH - Arizona gave up the 3rd fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 12.3.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I'm banking on Palmer having to throw a lot in this one, so he should be serviceable.
This one could go either way but at least Bradford is at home and has weapons.
  
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 weeks
 
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
Lots of offseason praise for the weapons in St. Louis, time to see what Bradford can do with them.
  
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.
Bradford has had to work behind one of the NFL's worst offensive lines for several years now, so there's no telling what kind of player he'd be if he was actually afforded the time to throw the ball. The addition of Jake Long should help that a bit, and the versatile Tavon Austin should add a new wrinkle to things, as well. Bradford is a solid sleeper in for a good year, I'm thinking.
  
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.
The Rams left Bradford with a rookie version of Percy Harvin and Jared Cook. No more Amendola, who was Bradfords first and only main man throughout his career. I'm sure Bradford will be able to adjust, but it might take a year for this young group to get it together. No more Steven Jackson makes this Bradford's team. His defense is good enough to make him competitive.