Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Eli Manning or Josh Freeman

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Eli Manning
Eli Manning

at Cowboys
Sun, 7 pm EST

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman

at Lions
Sun, 12 pm EST

Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 14
# 23
Best
# 7
# 15
Worst
# 27
# 32
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
13.8
Best
18.8
17.2
Worst
13.2
11.6
Ave Points / Game
10.6
7.6
Total Fantasy Points
170.3
30.4
Opponent
DAL
DET
Points Allowed (?)
16.1
16.8
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
 Dave Major
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TSN
 
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 Brian Dezelske
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CBS Sports
 
 Dan Yanotchko
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 The FFGhost
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 Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Jason Smith
NFL.com
 
 Michael Sherman
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 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Jordan Tozzi
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 Staff
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 Mike Harmon
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 Eric Mack
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 Ross Miles
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 Alessandro Miglio
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 Austin Lee
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NFL.com
 
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NFL.com
 
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Fantasy Team Advice
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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Fox Sports
 
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Fox Sports
 
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Bruno Boys
 
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The Fake Football
 
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The Fake Football
 
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The Score
 
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NFL.com
 
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Sports Wunderkind
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Staff Rankings
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 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
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FantasyTrade411
 
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Revelation Sports
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
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Pyromaniac
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
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Fantasy Alarm
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
ECR
# 14
# 23
Best
# 7
# 15
Worst
# 27
# 32
Dave Major
XN Sports
7
27
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
7
18
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
7
21
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
9
N/A
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
9
21
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
10
20
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
10
19
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
11
25
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
11
27
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
11
27
Micah James
FFMagicMan
11
23
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
12
19
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
12
20
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
12
16
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
12
19
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
12
24
Christopher Harris
ESPN
12
20
Staff Composite
ESPN
12
21
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
12
22
Mike Krueger
FFToday
12
18
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
12
24
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
12
24
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
12
15
Bill Enright
FFChamps
12
28
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
13
22
Scott Cullen
TSN
13
16
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
13
19
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
13
N/A
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
13
N/A
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
13
21
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
13
21
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
13
20
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
13
23
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
13
22
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
13
17
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
13
N/A
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
13
23
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
13
21
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
13
26
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
13
27
Jason Smith
NFL.com
13
24
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
13
16
Eric Karabell
ESPN
13
20
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
13
19
Staff
Roto Analysis
13
20
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
13
20
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
13
25
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
14
23
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
14
20
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
14
27
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
14
19
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
14
N/A
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
14
26
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
14
N/A
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
14
26
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
14
N/A
Site Projections
NumberFire
14
18
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
14
24
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
14
26
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
14
21
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
14
21
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
14
20
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
14
24
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
14
25
Site Projections
scoutPRO
14
16
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
14
23
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
14
18
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
14
18
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
14
22
Jeff Paur
RTSports
14
24
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
14
21
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
14
23
David Dodds
FootballGuys
14
21
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
14
25
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
14
22
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
14
23
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
14
16
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
14
24
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
14
22
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
14
16
Staff Composite
NFL.com
14
25
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
14
16
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
14
23
Matthew Berry
ESPN
14
19
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
14
20
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
22
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
14
17
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
14
25
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
14
23
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
15
18
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
15
23
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
15
24
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
15
18
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
15
20
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
15
21
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
15
19
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
15
24
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
15
25
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
15
25
Sky Sperling
Razzball
15
20
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
24
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
15
26
John Paulsen
4for4.com
15
24
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
15
24
John Halpin
Fox Sports
15
20
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
15
19
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
15
23
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
15
17
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
15
24
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
15
16
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
15
17
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
15
N/A
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
15
25
Justin Boone
The Score
15
23
Matt Smith
NFL.com
15
23
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
15
22
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
15
26
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
15
22
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
15
22
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
15
23
Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
16
23
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
16
20
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
16
17
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
16
26
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
16
26
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
16
22
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
16
18
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
18
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
18
N/A
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
18
15
Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
19
25
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
20
25
Adam Rank
NFL.com
21
20
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
27
32
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
13.8
Best
18.8
17.2
Worst
13.2
11.6
Pass Yards
268.2
229.7
Pass TDs
1.7
1.5
Ints
1
1
Rush Yards
1.4
9.1
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
Dallas gave up the 17th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 16.7.New York Jets gave up the 8th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 14.1.  
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.Freeman got off to a great start last season, as he had 18 TD passes and just five picks through the first nine games of the year. Then, he completely tanked to finish the year, and the Bucs' playoff odds did so along with him. Where's the 2010 Josh Freeman that threw just six INTs all year?  
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.Freeman is in a contract season. He also has an ELITE defense behind him for the first time in his career. This is Josh's best chance to earn a HUGE payday. Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson are two great HR WRs and Doug Martin demands everyone's attention. Big season for the Bucs 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.   
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
A healthy Nicks is a major boost to Eli's fantasy valueFresh off of a 4,000 yard, 27 TD season being ranked this low is a testament to strength at the QB position  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Manning can certainly be elite any week, but Cowboys hosting this one and their pass D is talented.Tough road matchup to get things going. Not a big fan of Freeman to begin with, so don't love him here.  
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.