Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Eli Manning or Michael Vick

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Expert Pick %
76%
25%
ECR
# 13
# 14
Best
# 6
# 7
Worst
# 22
# 27
Ave Projection (?)
18.3
15.7
Best
22.4
18.8
Worst
16.6
13.2
Ave Points / Game
14.3
10.6
Total Fantasy Points
99.9
170.3
Expert Pick %
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25%
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ECR
# 13
# 14
Best
# 6
# 7
Worst
# 22
# 27
Dave Major
XN Sports
22
7
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
19
7
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
19
7
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
12
9
Wayne Bretsky
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13
9
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
14
10
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
14
10
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
15
11
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
15
11
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
15
11
Micah James
FFMagicMan
10
11
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
11
12
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
11
12
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
14
12
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
11
12
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
14
12
Christopher Harris
ESPN
14
12
Staff Composite
ESPN
12
12
Tristan Cockcroft
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13
12
Mike Krueger
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19
12
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
11
12
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
7
12
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
11
12
Bill Enright
FFChamps
9
12
Scott Cullen
TSN
14
13
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
10
13
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
14
13
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
12
13
James Hatfield
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17
13
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
14
13
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
14
13
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
12
13
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
19
13
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
18
13
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
11
13
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
6
13
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
14
13
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
20
13
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
7
13
Jason Smith
NFL.com
15
13
Eric Karabell
ESPN
12
13
Tozzi Brothers
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15
13
Staff
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15
13
Mike Harmon
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9
13
Eric Mack
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14
13
Ross Miles
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10
14
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
9
14
Austin Lee
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13
14
Eric Yeomans
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8
14
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
12
14
Salvatore Stefanile
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9
14
Brad Evans
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8
14
Staff Composite
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11
14
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
13
14
Site Projections
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16
14
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
13
14
Site Projections
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11
14
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
12
14
Adam Pfeifer
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11
14
Ryan Hodge
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11
14
Cedric Hopkins
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13
14
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12
14
Site Projections
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11
14
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15
14
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13
14
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13
14
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11
14
Jeff Paur
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13
14
Jamey Eisenberg
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11
14
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8
14
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8
14
Ryan Hester
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12
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
11
14
Kevin Hanson
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12
14
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
13
14
R.C. Fischer
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11
14
Michael Fabiano
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13
14
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
13
14
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NFL.com
13
14
KJ
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13
14
Staff Rankings
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10
14
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12
14
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11
14
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13
14
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12
14
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12
14
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13
14
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11
15
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11
15
Bryan Fontaine
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13
15
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12
15
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17
15
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9
15
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9
15
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9
15
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13
15
Ken Zalis
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10
15
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13
15
Pat Fitzmaurice
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11
15
Jon Collins
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8
15
John Paulsen
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12
15
Nick Vertucci
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16
15
John Halpin
Fox Sports
13
15
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
13
15
Sean Morris
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12
15
Ernie Estrella
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13
15
Chet Gresham
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9
15
Greg Smith
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10
15
Jeff Brubach
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12
15
Staff Rankings
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11
15
Brendan Donahue
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13
15
Justin Boone
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11
15
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14
15
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12
15
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8
15
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12
15
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8
15
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12
15
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13
16
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12
16
Marc Caviglia
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11
16
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12
16
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10
16
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12
16
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14
16
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10
18
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11
18
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12
18
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12
19
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12
20
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13
21
Walter Cherepinsky
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12
27
Ave Projection (?)
18.3
15.7
Best
22.4
18.8
Worst
16.6
13.2
Pass Yards
241.4
268.2
Pass TDs
1.1
1.7
Ints
0.7
1
Rush Yards
37.3
1.4
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Washington gave up the 8th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 19.4.
Dallas gave up the 17th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 16.7.
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Vick is the biggest wild card of them all. If he buys into Chip Kelly's system and grasps it well from the start, he's capable of being the No. 1 player in fantasy, as we've seen before. On the other hand, he may underwhelm from the start and not even be Philly's QB on opening day. There really isn't much middle ground with this guy.
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.
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
If one player has a lot to prove this season, Michael Vick is that man. The Eagles are coming off of so much disappointment that they lost their Franchise coach. The offense is the same offense the Oregon Ducks ran, which is perfect for dual threat QBs. If you had to make an all-time list of the best dual threat QBs of our time, Vick has to be #1 if you take out the mental mistakes. Jeremy Maclin and Desean Jackson still make up an ELITE WR duo.
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.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Redskins allowed the 4th most fantasy points to running backs last year, I expect the MNF game to be a shootout and for Vick to be a borderline QB1.
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.
  
Tozzi Brothers
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.
  
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
This is possibly way too low. Tempering expectations until we see the Chip offense in action.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Impossible to rank Vick as anything less than a QB1 despite injury risk. Chip Kelly's offense could help this Eagle soar to new heights.
A healthy Nicks is a major boost to Eli's fantasy value
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I think Vick is in for a big year, but will it start on the road against an underrated Redskins defense?
Manning can certainly be elite any week, but Cowboys hosting this one and their pass D is talented.
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
After a tantalizing preseason it's time to see what Vick can do in Chip Kelly's offense. Against the Redskins who struggled vs. pass last year, and who he has had a lot of success against in an Eagles uniform.
 
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
The new look Eagles under Chip Kelly looked sharp in preseason and Michael Vick seemed comfortable in their offense totaling 454 yards and two touchdowns in around 4 quarters of game time. I'll be starting him this week even though he's always a risk to get hurt and this offense has yet to be tested in a real game. I believe his upside outweighs the risk. It doesn't hurt that Washington gave up the third most passing yards and fifth most fantasy points to quarterbacks last season.
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.
  
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Fantasy Football Freaks
He missed both 'skins games in 2012, but he averaged 2 TDs, 280 passing and 28 rushing yards against them in '11.