Who Should I Draft?

Jay Cutler or Ryan Fitzpatrick (2014)

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10.5
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ECR
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# 29
Best
# 5
# 16
Worst
# 18
# 34
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21
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5
26
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28
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27
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30
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32
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25
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6
25
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7
28
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7
30
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28
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7
31
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7
N/A
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7
31
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7
N/A
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8
28
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31
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8
26
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24
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8
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25
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18
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9
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9
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16
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11
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10
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10
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10
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10
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10
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10
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10
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10
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10
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10
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10
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10
30
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10
30
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10
26
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10
29
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11
28
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11
30
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11
28
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11
28
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11
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11
29
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11
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11
29
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11
N/A
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11
29
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11
29
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11
25
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11
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11
N/A
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11
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11
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11
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12
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12
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12
26
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12
27
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12
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12
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12
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12
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12
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12
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12
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12
22
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12
31
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12
26
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13
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13
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13
28
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13
26
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13
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14
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13
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13
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13
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13
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13
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13
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13
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13
27
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13
30
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14
25
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14
26
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14
N/A
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14
30
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14
24
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14
28
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14
32
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15
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14
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14
23
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14
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14
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15
32
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15
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15
27
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15
31
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15
29
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15
26
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15
28
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16
30
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16
23
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16
32
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16
29
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16
25
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16
29
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16
N/A
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17
30
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17
24
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17
30
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17
N/A
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17
28
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18
26

18
29
Scott Cullen
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18
23
Ave Projection (?)
18.2
12.9
Best
23.0
15.7
Worst
16.0
10.5
Pass Yards
272.2
223.8
Pass TDs
2.0
1.2
Ints
1.0
1.0
Rush Yards
12.6
12.7
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Each and every year Cutler finishes as a dissapointment to fantasy football owners who had drafted him telling themselves that "this is the year." Well, this year may actually be the year! What does that mean? Who really knows, but with a great receiving tandem in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery to go along with Matt Forte gives Cutler three great passing targets to help get him to the next level. The veteran only has a few years left in his prime making this a year that if he doesn't do it now, he probably will never do it. Cutler must remain healthy and it irks me spending a QB1 quality draft pick on the guy, but with the quarterback position thinning out this season there isn't much else to choose at this point who have better upsides. Just make sure that you handcuff Cutler with another solid quarterback just in case he implodes. The Chicago gunslinger did have 6 20+ fantasy point games in 11 contests in 2013 so if he can carry his momentum over, then he could become one of the better fantasy bargains in 2014.
Fitzpatrick does have Andre Johnson to toss the rock to and Arian Foster is one of the better safety valves in the game so Fitzpatrick should have weeks in which he is a competent fantasy football quarterback. The problem is that it will be far and few between. He holds QB3 value heading into 2014. The good news is that the competition to steal the starting gig isn't what you would call very strong.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Cutler has the talent, system and weapons to be a top-5 fantasy passer. He just needs to stay on the field.
Fitzpatrick has some moxie and is a decent athlete, but his arm is weak and he's erratic as hell. The Texans better hope their rookie QB can start from day one.
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
best value at QB
sleeper backup
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
The concern here with Cutler is that he’s missed 11 total games in the past 3 seasons. Last season Cutler threw 19 TD’s in 10 games in a Marc Trestman genius offense. Cutler is surrounded by exceptional talent in WR1 Brandon Marshall, WR2 Alshon Jeffery, RB Matt Forte and TE Martellus Bennett (A.K.A. The Black Unicorn) that offers Top Fantasy QB potential. The Bears released WR3 Earl Bennett in hopes that their former redshirt rookie WR Marquess Wilson will take over. Wilson was drafted in the 7th round, but is known for round 1 talent. The concern was his strength and he quit his college football team, a reason he was drafted so late. Wilson takes over as the WR3 spot in Chicago, although one shouldn’t expect a huge year, he’s a great 5th Option for Cutler. By the way, Cutler has a juicy Fantasy Playoff Schedule playing at home against DAL, NO and DET. If Cutler can remain healthy for a whole season (something he hasn’t done since 2009) he’ll be a sure fire Top 1o Fantasy QB. The question is, can he?
 
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Cutler continues moping up my draft board. He's looked good in preseason, Alshon Jeffery is in his third year, Brandon Marshall is looking as good as ever, Matt Forte is going to catch a ton of passes and give Cutler passing yards as he runs with the ball and Marc Trestman is a genius.
 
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Trestman's air-friendly scheme and Cutler's talented offensive cast ooze upside.
 
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
So many positive signs here, but he hasn't earned much trust.
A viable emergency option who offers some sneaky fantasy value.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Cutler has his new contract and will have the same head coach and offensive coordinator in back-to-back seasons for the first time in his career. He needs to stay healthy; I have my doubts. He just has not proven to be durable in recent years and rarely does that improve with age. He also has no value as a runner, which caps his upside compared to some of the younger quarterbacks.
 
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
The Bears are showing commitment to him with his new deal, so he is expected to play all year and he has a ton of amazing targets around him.
 
  
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
There are only 2 factors that hold Jay Cutler back from joining the top tier of QB's - health and INT's. He will always be a bit of a gunslinger, so if you are in a league that heavily weights INT's be sure to steer clear. In standard leagues with -1 for INT's it isn't as big a deal as the 12 missed games the last 3 years. Don't reach too early as the fragile Cutler is one of the more frustrating QB's to own when the inevitable injuries hit
Starting QB yes, draft day option? Only as a low, low end QB2