Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Peyton Manning or Robert Griffin III

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Expert Pick %
76%
24%
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# 5
# 10
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# 1
# 2
Worst
# 10
# 16
Ave Projection (?)
20.7
19.4
Best
22.2
22.1
Worst
18.0
17.3
Ave Points / Game
25.6
16.4
Total Fantasy Points
410.0
212.9
Expert Pick %
76%
24%
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ECR
# 5
# 10
Best
# 1
# 2
Worst
# 10
# 16
John Halpin
Fox Sports
1
12
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
1
10
Adam Rank
NFL.com
1
8
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
1
10
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2
8
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
2
9
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
2
12
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
2
4
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
2
10
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
2
11
Staff Composite
NFL.com
2
8
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
2
10
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
3
10
Scott Cullen
TSN
3
10
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
3
11
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
3
16
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
3
8
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
3
9
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
3
10
Sky Sperling
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3
6
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
3
13
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
3
6
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
3
6
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
3
12
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
3
13
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
3
12
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
3
5
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
3
9
Wayne Bretsky
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3
12
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
3
6
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
3
9
David Dodds
FootballGuys
3
2
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
3
9
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
3
11
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
3
6
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
3
8
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
3
7
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
3
13
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
4
5
Nate Hodges
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4
11
Tony Mauriello
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4
13
Terrance Bridgett
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4
13
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Gridiron Experts
4
10
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
4
7
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4
12
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Yahoo! Sports
4
11
Tommy Rowan
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4
12
Keet Bailey
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4
9
Taylor Smith
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4
7
Adam Pfeifer
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4
6
Jeff Paur
RTSports
4
10
Sean Morris
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4
10
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
4
10
Chet Gresham
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4
11
Neil Parker
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4
11
Walton Spurlin
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4
9
Dan Clasgens
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4
6
Paul Greco
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4
9
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4
14
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4
11
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4
10
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4
8
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4
10
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4
10
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4
9
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5
10
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5
12
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5
9
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5
7
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5
9
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5
10
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5
9
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5
10
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5
8
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5
13
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5
7
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5
9
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5
11
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5
2
Matt Smith
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5
9
Alan Harrison
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5
12
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5
7
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5
7
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5
10
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5
10
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5
9
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5
10
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6
3
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6
9
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6
13
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6
7
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6
5
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6
10
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6
11
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6
14
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6
5
John Paulsen
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6
5
Walter Cherepinsky
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6
4
Marc Caviglia
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6
8
Micah James
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6
5
Justin Boone
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6
3
Adrian Pereira
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6
5
David Gonos
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6
4
Eric Mack
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6
4
Jeff Ratcliffe
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7
6
Alessandro Miglio
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7
12
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7
6
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7
2
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7
5
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7
9
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7
6
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7
11
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7
12
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7
13
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7
12
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7
5
Patrick Daugherty
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7
8
Salvatore Stefanile
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8
4
Pat Fitzmaurice
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8
9
Greg Smith
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8
7
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8
7
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8
4
Derek Lofland
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9
5
Ryan Hester
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9
6
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10
6
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10
5
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10
5
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N/A
4
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N/A
8
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N/A
9
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ESPN
N/A
9
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N/A
11
Ave Projection (?)
20.7
19.4
Best
22.2
22.1
Worst
18.0
17.3
Pass Yards
297.8
234.2
Pass TDs
2.6
1.9
Ints
0.8
0.3
Rush Yards
0.7
29.3
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Ravens D not what it used to be and Manning starts the season at home. I like his chances to be top-5 to start 2013.
RG3 could be cautious in his first game back, or this could be an explosive shootout. I'll bank on the latter.
  
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FFLockerRoom
Manning as weapons a plenty and the Ravens Defensive product might be the worst it's ever been since they moved to Baltimore.
 
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Peyton had one of his finest seasons yet last year, and that was after coming off of several neck surgeries AND getting used to a brand new team/teammates. With the addition of Wes Welker, Manning could be even more potent this season.
From everything we've heard thus far, there's no reason to expect RGIII won't be ready to roll by opening day. If he is completely healthy, he's a very good fantasy starter. Will the Redskins limit his running opportunities in light of the ACL injury? We'll see.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
With the Broncos defense limited with bailey and Miller out there's a good chance the Ravens will be able to score and Manning will have to throw. Last season he was shut down in Baltimore with only 204 yards passing and 1 touchdown, but in the playoffs at home he threw for 290 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
I think Washington will give Morris a chance to dominate this game to ease RGIII back in, but it's hard to sit him against such a poor pass defense. The Eagles led the league in touchdowns given up through the air. In week 11 he threw for 4 against them last season. I'd really need a top backup to sit him.
  
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
Including playoffs, he averaged around 250 yards and 2 TDs vs the Ravens last season. Not bad considering they ranked 7th best against QBs.
He destroyed the Eagles week 11 a year ago: 200 yards and 4 TDs passing and 84 yards on the ground.
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker is one of the best WR duo's in the league. When you add Wes Welker to that collection, game over. The offense is going to allow Peyton Manning to be the offensive coordinator..Peyton wants to set records with this crew, no reason not to.
RG3 is ahead of schedule with his knee. It is too early to say Adrian Peterson, but everyone believes it is exactly that. He has not lost a step, which means he will still be a running threat. That game against SF late in the season will be one to watch. Look for the Redskins to get Alfred Morris the ball more than ever.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
QB2 and RB2 combined when healthy equals an elite fantasy option
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Not the slam dunk that you think it is. Start Peyton Manning, but I don't see him having a big game. Baltimore gave up the 5th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 13.4.
Philadelphia gave up the 2nd most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 21.6.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Manning has an arsenal of weapons in Denver this season. The addition of Wes Welker and a clean bill of health should send the Broncos to the Super Bowl. As far as we’re concerned – Decker, Welker and Thomas will provide enough ammunition to make Manning a Top Fantasy QB.
Being ranked 9th on our list is simply due to his January 9th ACL tear. Analysts have harped all off-season that Griffin needs to eliminate unnecessary hits when scrambling for extra yardage. His success will be determined by his health and ability to stay on the field. If Adrian Peterson showed us anything last season, it was that coming off major knee surgery and succeeding is definitely possible.
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
Perhaps a bit too harsh on Griffin here, but, in first week back after seeing no action in preseason/expressing sincere over-eagerness to get back on the field we should expect to see an uneven effort.
  
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
Baltimore will show up after being disrespected opening up on the road like this.
Shootout
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Ravens lost 5 starters on defense from last year, so even though they were the sixth best fantasy quarterback defense last year, this is a new year with a completely new defense. The Broncos have a ton of weapons, so expect the Broncos offense to play well at home and for Manning to have a big day.
RGIII has a dream matchup against an Eagles D that has looked worse in this preseason than they did last season, which is saying something, seeing they ranked just 27th against fantasy quarterbacks last year.