Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Jay Cutler or Joe Flacco

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Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco

at Broncos
Thu, 7 pm EST

Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler

vs. Bengals
Sun, 12 pm EST

Expert Pick %
58%
42%
ECR
# 17
# 18
Best
# 12
# 14
Worst
# 31
# 28
Ave Projection (?)
13.6
13.0
Best
14.8
14.6
Worst
11.6
12.5
Ave Points / Game
13.0
15.3
Total Fantasy Points
207.6
168.6
Opponent
DEN
CIN
Points Allowed (?)
14.8
13.5
Expert Pick %
58%
42%
 Mike Harmon
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Gridiron Experts
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ESPN
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ESPN
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
Brent Namejko
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Cedric Hopkins
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 Jason Smith
NFL.com
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
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Walton Spurlin
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Dan Yanotchko
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Justin Boone
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Pro Football Focus
Eric Karabell
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Rich Hribar
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Ken Zalis
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Greg Smith
The Fake Football
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The Fake Football
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Tommy Rowan
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Jamey Eisenberg
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Austin Lee
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Scott Engel
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Ryan Hester
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Scott Whitfield
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 KJ
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 Kyle Wachtel
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 Darren Collette
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 Site Projections
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 Mike Clay
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 Nate Hodges
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 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
ECR
# 17
# 18
Best
# 12
# 14
Worst
# 31
# 28
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
24
14
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
12
14
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
24
15
Christopher Harris
ESPN
N/A
15
Staff Composite
ESPN
N/A
15
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
26
15
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
17
16
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
20
16
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
19
16
John Paulsen
4for4.com
17
16
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
17
16
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
19
16
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
17
16
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
17
16
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
18
16
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
18
16
Justin Boone
The Score
20
16
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
27
16
Eric Karabell
ESPN
N/A
16
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
14
16
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
24
16
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
16
17
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
29
17
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
22
17
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
16
17
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
20
17
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
21
17
John Halpin
Fox Sports
16
17
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
16
17
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
16
17
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
15
17
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
19
17
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
16
17
Matt Smith
NFL.com
20
17
Jason Smith
NFL.com
16
17
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
15
17
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
N/A
17
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
16
17
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
18
17
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
17
18
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
15
18
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
22
18
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
23
18
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
21
18
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
16
18
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
22
18
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
20
18
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
23
18
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
16
18
David Dodds
FootballGuys
22
18
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
19
18
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
17
18
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
19
18
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
24
18
Matthew Berry
ESPN
N/A
18
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
20
18
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
24
19
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
16
19
Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
17
19
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
24
19
Dave Major
XN Sports
23
19
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
22
19
Sky Sperling
Razzball
25
19
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
16
19
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
18
19
Jeff Paur
RTSports
18
19
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
16
19
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
22
19
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
18
19
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
15
19
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
14
19
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
17
19
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
13
19
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
16
19
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
17
19
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
14
20
Scott Cullen
TSN
19
20
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
12
20
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
15
20
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
24
20
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
16
20
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
18
20
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
17
20
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
16
20
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
13
20
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
15
20
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
22
21
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
18
21
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
14
21
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
15
21
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
14
21
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
16
21
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
12
21
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
18
21
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
15
21
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
27
21
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
17
21
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
19
21
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
22
21
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
22
21
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
19
21
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
23
21
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
18
22
Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
21
22
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
13
22
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
18
22
Site Projections
scoutPRO
20
22
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
24
22
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
N/A
22
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
18
22
Adam Rank
NFL.com
24
22
Staff Composite
NFL.com
21
22
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
18
22
Mike Krueger
FFToday
26
22
Bill Enright
FFChamps
15
22
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
19
23
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
17
23
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
16
23
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
16
23
Staff
Roto Analysis
17
23
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
20
23
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
17
24
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
15
24
Micah James
FFMagicMan
17
24
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
31
24
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
17
25
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
16
25
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
18
25
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
23
25
Site Projections
NumberFire
24
26
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
25
26
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
16
27
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
19
28
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
16
28
Ave Projection (?)
13.6
13.0
Best
14.8
14.6
Worst
11.6
12.5
Pass Yards
263.2
252.9
Pass TDs
1.1
1.1
Ints
0.7
1
Rush Yards
2.2
11.1
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
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...New up tempo offense should increase his attempts and numbers. But he does have a tough test week one against one of the top defenses in the league. The Bengals were second in sacks and sixth best in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. This will be a great time to see just how good Cutler can be this year, but i don't think I want him starting on my team in week 1.  
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
Flacco has adopted the Eli Manning label confusing many beginner fantasy players with the idea that because he has won a Super Bowl, hes going to be successful in my fantasy lineup. Wrong!Cutler has fantasy backup written all over him. If youve ever seen a Chicago game or even highlights, explaining further is unnecessary. Im not confident that they have fixed the offensive line or the interception rate of Cutler. His inconsistency worries me and should not be in lineups gunning for championships.  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
BENCH - Denver gave up the 10th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 15.0.BENCH - Cincinnati gave up the 6th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 13.5.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Broncos D shouldn't be elite to start the year but its still Flacco on the road.Cutler could combust into flames here, but he is at home and new offense could see him thrive.  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
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.New head coach Marc Trestman has a history of fixing quarterbacks. Unfortunately, it's the offensive line for the Bears that needs fixing. Cutler has a tremendous rapport with Brandon Marshall, and Alshon Jeffery is a promising talent. But if Cutler is having to run for his life behind that shaky O-line all year long, he'll have a hard time being consistently relevant in fantasy.  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Has been disappointing fantasy asset due to upside and with Boldin out of town/Pitta out for year, I am crossing off cheat sheetQb1 upside but will likely be no better than a QB2 most weeks despite improvement from Alshon Jeffery  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
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.Cutler and Brandon Marshall is a dream connection. Cutler throws a great deep ball, Marshall loves to go up and get it. The Bears added Martellus Bennett who gives Cutler a great secondary Redzone option.  
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Fantasy Football Freaks
Remember, he took Denver for 331 yards and 3 TDs in the playoffs.