Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Eli Manning or Joe Flacco

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Eli Manning
Eli Manning

at Cowboys
Sun, 7 pm EST

Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco

at Broncos
Thu, 7 pm EST

Expert Pick %
93%
7%
ECR
# 14
# 17
Best
# 7
# 12
Worst
# 27
# 31
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
13.6
Best
18.8
14.8
Worst
13.2
11.6
Ave Points / Game
10.6
13.0
Total Fantasy Points
170.3
207.6
Opponent
DAL
DEN
Points Allowed (?)
16.1
14.8
Expert Pick %
93%
7%
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ECR
# 14
# 17
Best
# 7
# 12
Worst
# 27
# 31
Dave Major
XN Sports
7
23
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
7
17
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
7
24
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
9
14
Wayne Bretsky
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9
22
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
10
17
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
10
24
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
11
12
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
11
18
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
11
16
Micah James
FFMagicMan
11
17
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
12
13
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
12
22
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
12
15
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
12
18
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
12
16
Christopher Harris
ESPN
12
N/A
Staff Composite
ESPN
12
N/A
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
12
N/A
Mike Krueger
FFToday
12
26
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
12
23
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
12
26
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
12
31
Bill Enright
FFChamps
12
15
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
13
17
Scott Cullen
TSN
13
19
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
13
15
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
13
20
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
13
17
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
13
22
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
13
16
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
13
27
Jake Ciely
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13
16
Rich Arleo
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13
17
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
13
19
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
13
N/A
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
13
18
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
13
17
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
13
15
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
13
19
Jason Smith
NFL.com
13
16
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
13
15
Eric Karabell
ESPN
13
N/A
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
13
14
Staff
Roto Analysis
13
17
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
13
12
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
13
20
Ross Miles
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14
24
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
14
16
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
14
22
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
14
17
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
14
16
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
14
18
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
14
12
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
14
15
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
14
16
Site Projections
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14
24
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
14
22
Site Projections
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14
15
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
14
23
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
14
24
Ryan Hodge
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14
16
Cedric Hopkins
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14
19
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
14
24
Site Projections
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14
20
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
14
18
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
14
17
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
14
16
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
14
19
Jeff Paur
RTSports
14
18
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
14
22
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
14
18
David Dodds
FootballGuys
14
22
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
14
22
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
14
18
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
14
16
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
14
19
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
14
16
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
14
17
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
14
19
Staff Composite
NFL.com
14
21
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
14
18
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
14
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
14
N/A
Paul Greco
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14
18
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
16
Raju Byfield
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14
15
Patrick Daugherty
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14
16
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
14
17
Mike Clay
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15
16
Jeff Ratcliffe
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15
17
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
15
18
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
15
19
Tony Mauriello
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15
24
Kyle Wachtel
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15
19
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
15
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
15
29
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
15
16
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
15
20
Sky Sperling
Razzball
15
25
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
16
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
15
18
John Paulsen
4for4.com
15
17
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
15
21
John Halpin
Fox Sports
15
16
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
15
16
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
15
16
Ernie Estrella
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15
18
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
15
17
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
15
20
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
15
23
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
15
16
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
15
18
Justin Boone
The Score
15
20
Matt Smith
NFL.com
15
20
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
15
17
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
15
16
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
15
20
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
15
25
David Gonos
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15
24
Nick Raducanu
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16
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
16
21
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
16
15
Dawgmatica
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16
22
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
16
14
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
16
23
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
16
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
18
14
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
18
19
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
18
27
Terrance Bridgett
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19
21
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
20
24
Adam Rank
NFL.com
21
24
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
27
15
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
13.6
Best
18.8
14.8
Worst
13.2
11.6
Pass Yards
268.2
263.2
Pass TDs
1.7
1.1
Ints
1
0.7
Rush Yards
1.4
2.2
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
Dallas gave up the 17th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 16.7.BENCH - Denver gave up the 10th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 15.0.  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Eli got off to a pretty solid start in '12, and then randomly turned in three consecutive clunkers against the Cowboys, Steelers and Bengals. He's a guy that'll put up 28 one week, then turn around and give you 10 the next. Pretty annoying if you're having to rely on him.Is Flacco the guy that lit the world on fire in the postseason and led the Ravens to an improbable Super Bowl title? Or is he the guy we've known for years before that, who will put up middle-of-the-road QB numbers and spare everyone to death in fantasy? We shall see.  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
The Giants running game is down to David Wilson and Andre Brown, which means Eli will put the ball in the air. Hakeem Nicks is healthy, and he has a lot of room to make up for most improved player. Victor Cruz was just paid this offseason, and he has a chip on his shoulder after missing the 1,200 Yard/10 TD season. Brandon Myers is a slight downgrade from the big Martellus Bennett.Anquan Boldin was the best WR the Ravens had. They did not replace him, and who knows if Torrey Smith can really handle being the #1a/#1b WR for this team. Dennis Pitta will be active, but Pitta is not a Top 10 TE talent wise. The Ravens will have to lean on Ray Rice more than ever in 2013.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Giants and Cowboys games seem to be loaded with offense since Romo and Manning have been the quarterbacks, but Eli had two below average games against the Cowboys where he failed to top 225 yards passing and threw one touchdown in two games. That's why I don't have him super high this week, but prior to last season he had some monster games against the Cowboys.   
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
His highs are high and his lows are low. For fantasy owners who had Manning last season, it was a bit of a roller coaster ride. It didnít help that his receiving corps were unhealthy the majority of the season. With all that being said, I do not trust Eli Manning if I want to win a fantasy championship.Flacco has adopted the Eli Manning label Ö confusing many beginner fantasy players with the idea that because he has won a Super Bowl, heís going to be successful in my fantasy lineup. Wrong!  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
A healthy Nicks is a major boost to Eli's fantasy valueHas been disappointing fantasy asset due to upside and with Boldin out of town/Pitta out for year, I am crossing off cheat sheet  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Manning can certainly be elite any week, but Cowboys hosting this one and their pass D is talented.Broncos D shouldn't be elite to start the year but its still Flacco on the road.  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
In his career against Dallas Eli has averaged 250 yards and 2.2 touchdowns per game. But last season they had his number. He averaged just 202 yards passing and threw a total of one touchdown and one interception. He'll be heading back to Dallas where he had his worst game against them. The Cowboys have yet a new defensive coordinator and scheme with some talented players, but putting it all together in week one may be a tough job. I think this game turns into a shootout.During The Ravens playoff run Flacco was impossible to stop and the Broncos found that out as he threw for 331 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 38-35 overtime win. They used the run to set up the deep pass to Torrey Smith and it worked like a charm. This time around the Broncos are also missing Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil so Flacco should have a secure pocket. But I could see the Ravens trying to slow this game down and running it down their throats. He's an upside play, b...  
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Fantasy Football Freaks
 Remember, he took Denver for 331 yards and 3 TDs in the playoffs.