Who Should I Start? - Week 5

Colin Kaepernick or Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler CHI
at CAR  Sun, 1:00 ET
Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick SF
vs. KC  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
57%
43%
ECR
# 11
# 12
Best
# 1
# 4
Worst
# 19
# 20
Ave Projection (?)
17.2
18.8
Best
20.3
22.8
Worst
15.4
16.1
Ave Points / Game
19.3
17.3
Total Fantasy Points
77.0
69.4
Opponent
CAR
KC
Points Allowed (?)
17.4
16.5
Expert Pick %
57%
43%
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 Staff Composite
ESPN
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
Jeff Paur
RTSports
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
David Dodds
FootballGuys
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
John Halpin
Fox Sports
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 Scott Cullen
TSN
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
Site Projections
NumberFire
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
John Paulsen
4for4.com
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Justin Boone
The Score
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
Micah James
FFMagicMan
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
ECR
# 11
# 12
Best
# 1
# 4
Worst
# 19
# 20
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
1
4
Mike Krueger
FFToday
8
6
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
18
6
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
12
6
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
12
6
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
12
7
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
14
7
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
12
8
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
14
8
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
15
8
Jeff Paur
RTSports
9
8
David Dodds
FootballGuys
12
9
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
11
9
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
14
9
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
11
9
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
11
9
Christopher Harris
ESPN
13
9
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
7
9
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
10
9
John Halpin
Fox Sports
11
10
Site Projections
scoutPRO
15
10
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
11
10
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
12
10
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
7
10
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
12
10
Eric Karabell
ESPN
13
10
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
8
10
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
12
10
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
12
10
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
10
11
Site Projections
NumberFire
12
11
John Paulsen
4for4.com
12
11
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
12
11
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
12
11
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
9
11
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
13
11
Justin Boone
The Score
12
11
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
10
11
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
12
11
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
12
11
Micah James
FFMagicMan
12
11
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
13
11
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
12
11
Matthew Berry
ESPN
8
11
Staff Composite
ESPN
10
11
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
10
11
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
11
12
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
11
12
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
10
12
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
13
12
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
9
12
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
13
12
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
10
12
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
10
12
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
11
12
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
8
12
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
13
12
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
11
12
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
11
12
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
11
12
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
9
12
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
13
12
Scott Cullen
TSN
11
12
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
9
13
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
7
13
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
12
13
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
9
13
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
12
13
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
12
13
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
14
13
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
11
14
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
12
14
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
11
14
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
14
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
12
14
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
10
14
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
11
15
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
6
15
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
10
15
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
11
15
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
13
15
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
12
15
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
13
15
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
11
15
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
10
15
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
10
16
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
11
16
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
10
17
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
12
17
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
13
17
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
11
17
Bill Enright
FFChamps
10
17
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
10
19
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
11
20
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
19
20
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
14
20
Ave Projection (?)
17.2
18.8
Best
20.3
22.8
Worst
15.4
16.1
Pass Yards
261.5
208.8
Pass TDs
1.8
1.6
Ints
1.0
0.5
Rush Yards
13.9
39.1
Ave Points / Game
19.3
17.3
Total Fantasy Points
77.0
69.4
Week 4
17.1   vs. GB
20.5   vs. PHI
Week 3
16.4   at NYJ
19.2   at ARI
Week 2
25.5   at SF
12.5   vs. CHI
Week 1
18.0   vs. BUF
17.1   at DAL
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
It is no secret that I think Cutler is overrated. With the type of talent around him, Cutler should be averaging at least 250 yards passing a contest. After putting up 349 in Week 1 against the Bills Cutler has thrown for 176, 225 and 256. Making matters worse is that for the second time this season he had thrown for 2 interceptions. Playing against the Panthers is NOT the medicine that the doctor has ordered. Bold Prediction: Cutler could place outside the top-12 this week.
While Kaepernick can have a nice week at anytime due to his skill-set of being a solid passer that adds fantasy rushing points to his repertoire, it is hard for me to ever recommend him as anything higher than a low-end QB1 option during most weeks. Why? Not sure. But I just like reliable quarterbacks. It is no different in Week 5. Facing the Chiefs defense helps but most likely not enough to make him upper-echelon.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Panthers are just 20th against fantasy quarterbacks, Cutler needs to make the big plays he is capable of making without the costly turnovers.
The Chiefs D has been playing better the last two weeks and Kaepernick is still playing shaky this year, I view him as no better than a QB2 in this matchup.