Who Should I Draft?

Colin Kaepernick or Jay Cutler (2014)

Expert Pick %
50%
50%
ECR
# 11
# 12
Best
# 5
# 4
Worst
# 18
# 18
Ave Projection (?)
18.2
19.3
Best
23.0
23.2
Worst
16.0
17.1
Expert Pick %
50%
50%
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ECR
# 11
# 12
Best
# 5
# 4
Worst
# 18
# 18
Adam Rank
NFL.com
12
4
Steve Olson
StatSims
8
4
Site Projections
scoutPRO
17
4
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
7
5
Scott Cullen
TSN
18
5
Staff Composite
NFL.com
13
6
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
9
6
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
10
7
Jason Smith
NFL.com
16
7
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
11
7
David Dodds
FootballGuys
13
7
Jim McCormick
ESPN
9
7
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
6
7
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
11
8
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
10
8
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
12
8
Micah James
FFMagicMan
10
8
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
13
8
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
14
10
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
17
13

18
8
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
10
8
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
13
8
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
16
8
Sean Koerner
STATS
14
8
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
10
9
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
7
9
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
11
9
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
15
9
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
6
9
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
10
9
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
13
9
Staff Rankings
ESPN
15
9
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
8
9
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
14
9
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
12
9
Staff
Roto Analysis
7
9
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
11
10
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
12
10
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
13
10
Matt Smith
NFL.com
11
10
Christopher Harris
ESPN
14
10
Sigmund Bloom
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12
10
Chris Heil
Sportable
11
10
Ryan Rufe
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13
10
John Paulsen
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12
10
Mike Krueger
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11
10
Dave Major
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11
10
Nick Raducanu
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12
10
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
13
10
Cedric Hopkins
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11
10
Wayne Bretsky
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12
10
Sean Morris
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16
10
Nick Vertucci
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13
11
Brendan Donahue
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9
11
Bryan Fontaine
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12
11
Nate Hodges
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10
11
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
6
11
Raju Byfield
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6
11
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14
11
Maurile Tremblay
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14
11
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14
11
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12
11
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16
11
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16
11
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9
11
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15
13
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16
11
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9
11
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9
11
Adrian Pereira
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13
11
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
12
11
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
8
11
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
8
11
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
10
11
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
10
11
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
14
11
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
14
12
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
9
12
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
15
12
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
11
12
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
6
12
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
17
12
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
18
12
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
7
12
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
5
12
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
11
12
Antonio DArcangelis
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10
12
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
8
12
Brent Namejko
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11
12
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
7
12
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
10
12
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
8
12
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
9
12
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
7
12
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
7
12
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
17
13
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
12
13
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
11
13
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
10
13
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
9
13
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
10
13
Eric Mack
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15
13
Jake Ciely
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10
13
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
9
13
Justin Boone
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9
13
Seth Klein
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8
13
Staff Rankings
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8
13
Pat Fitzmaurice
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14
13
Jon Collins
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14
13
John Halpin
Fox Sports
8
13
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
16
13
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
15
13
Jeff Boggis
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8
13
Eric Karabell
ESPN
14
13
Russell Clay
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17
13
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
8
13
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
9
14
Tom Schriner
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8
14
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
15
14
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
5
14
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
10
14
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
10
14
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
11
14
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
8
14
Joe Bond
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11
14
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
8
14
Tom Poisal
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9
14
R.J. White
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8
14
Jason Longfellow
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13
14
The FFGhost
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13
14
Des Bieler
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13
14
Jeff Paur
RTSports
10
14
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
12
14
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
11
14
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
13
14
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
11
14
Cory Bonini
USA Today
15
14
Walton Spurlin
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8
15
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
10
15
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
10
15
Brian Dezelske
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11
15
C.D. Carter
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13
15
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
9
15
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
8
16
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
9
17
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
5
17
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
9
17
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
6
17
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
12
18
Ave Projection (?)
18.2
19.3
Best
23.0
23.2
Worst
16.0
17.1
Pass Yards
272.2
238.1
Pass TDs
2.0
1.7
Ints
1.0
0.4
Rush Yards
12.6
35.2
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Trestman's air-friendly scheme and Cutler's talented offensive cast ooze upside.
Needs to be more consistent through the air to crack the elite tier.
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
best value at QB
will have a much better season
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Cutler has his new contract and will have the same head coach and offensive coordinator in back-to-back seasons for the first time in his career. He needs to stay healthy; I have my doubts. He just has not proven to be durable in recent years and rarely does that improve with age. He also has no value as a runner, which caps his upside compared to some of the younger quarterbacks.
I think Kaepernick is the new Michael Vick and I do not mean that in a negative way. He is a popular player on a good team that makes plays with his feet that nobody can make, but there just is not enough production in the passing game to warrant ranking him in the Top 5. Too many people rank him in the Top 10 among fantasy, because of his exciting style of play.
  
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
There are only 2 factors that hold Jay Cutler back from joining the top tier of QB's - health and INT's. He will always be a bit of a gunslinger, so if you are in a league that heavily weights INT's be sure to steer clear. In standard leagues with -1 for INT's it isn't as big a deal as the 12 missed games the last 3 years. Don't reach too early as the fragile Cutler is one of the more frustrating QB's to own when the inevitable injuries hit
 
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
The Bears are showing commitment to him with his new deal, so he is expected to play all year and he has a ton of amazing targets around him.
In fantasy you have to have a player that will put up more than 30 TD's in a season for you to win your championship. Kaepernick will not break 30 TD's in 2014.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Cutler continues moping up my draft board. He's looked good in preseason, Alshon Jeffery is in his third year, Brandon Marshall is looking as good as ever, Matt Forte is going to catch a ton of passes and give Cutler passing yards as he runs with the ball and Marc Trestman is a genius.
Kaepernick has looked strong this preseason and gets his best receiver Michael Crabtree back after missing him most of last season. He also played on an injured foot most of last year. He should be able to run better this season and with Crabtree back, he should be able to up his passing numbers.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
So many positive signs here, but he hasn't earned much trust.
Great tools, but a conservative offense translates into some dud weeks.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Each and every year Cutler finishes as a dissapointment to fantasy football owners who had drafted him telling themselves that "this is the year." Well, this year may actually be the year! What does that mean? Who really knows, but with a great receiving tandem in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery to go along with Matt Forte gives Cutler three great passing targets to help get him to the next level. The veteran only has a few years left in his prime making this a year that if he doesn't do it now, he probably will never do it. Cutler must remain healthy and it irks me spending a QB1 quality draft pick on the guy, but with the quarterback position thinning out this season there isn't much else to choose at this point who have better upsides. Just make sure that you handcuff Cutler with another solid quarterback just in case he implodes. The Chicago gunslinger did have 6 20+ fantasy point games in 11 contests in 2013 so if he can carry his momentum over, then he could become one of the better fantasy bargains in 2014.
*Stinking it up big in the preseason. Will need to prove himself to get back into the QB1 range.***Has a solid WR group around him and a tight end in Vernon Davis who is on a mission. Probably will never live up to his potential that people placed upon him a couple seasons ago, but still a solid low-end QB1, high-end QB2.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Cutler has the talent, system and weapons to be a top-5 fantasy passer. He just needs to stay on the field.
Kap could be even better in 2014 now that Michael Crabtree is healthy again, but he still lacks consistency as a passer. There is still top-5 upside here, however.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
The concern here with Cutler is that he’s missed 11 total games in the past 3 seasons. Last season Cutler threw 19 TD’s in 10 games in a Marc Trestman genius offense. Cutler is surrounded by exceptional talent in WR1 Brandon Marshall, WR2 Alshon Jeffery, RB Matt Forte and TE Martellus Bennett (A.K.A. The Black Unicorn) that offers Top Fantasy QB potential. The Bears released WR3 Earl Bennett in hopes that their former redshirt rookie WR Marquess Wilson will take over. Wilson was drafted in the 7th round, but is known for round 1 talent. The concern was his strength and he quit his college football team, a reason he was drafted so late. Wilson takes over as the WR3 spot in Chicago, although one shouldn’t expect a huge year, he’s a great 5th Option for Cutler. By the way, Cutler has a juicy Fantasy Playoff Schedule playing at home against DAL, NO and DET. If Cutler can remain healthy for a whole season (something he hasn’t done since 2009) he’ll be a sure fire Top 1o Fantasy QB. The question is, can he?
If you miss out on one of the big boys, we feel that Kaepernick and Cutler offer the greatest amount of upside for fantasy owners. The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that since 2011, the 49ers have not ranked any higher than 31st in the NFL in Passing Attempts. Additionally, Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman expressed that they could stray away a bit from their ground-pounding roots. San Fran bolstered their WR corps by adding Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd to a group that already included Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. Kaepernick had a dismal season last year totaling 3,197 Passing Yards and 21 TDs on only 416 Attempts in 16 Games. We consider Kaepernick on the 3rd Tier of Fantasy QBs, however he carries one of the highest ceilings within that tier.