Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Philip Rivers or Robert Griffin III

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Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III

vs. Eagles
Mon, 6 pm EST

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers

vs. Texans
Mon, 9 pm EST

Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 9
# 27
Best
# 2
# 16
Worst
# 16
# 33
Ave Projection (?)
19.4
12.9
Best
22.1
16.0
Worst
17.3
11.7
Ave Points / Game
16.4
18.0
Total Fantasy Points
212.9
287.4
Opponent
PHI
HOU
Points Allowed (?)
18.6
16.5
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Rich Arleo
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ECR
# 9
# 27
Best
# 2
# 16
Worst
# 16
# 33
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
9
16
Mike Krueger
FFToday
7
16
Bill Enright
FFChamps
8
17
Site Projections
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5
18
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
14
18
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
5
19
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
5
19
Micah James
FFMagicMan
5
19
Dave Major
XN Sports
10
20
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
11
20
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
13
20
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
12
20
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
7
20
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
8
20
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
13
21
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
11
21
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
12
21
Walter Cherepinsky
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4
21
Jason Smith
NFL.com
5
21
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
10
21
Raju Byfield
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10
21
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
9
22
John Halpin
Fox Sports
12
22
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
4
22
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
9
22
Matt Smith
NFL.com
9
22
Christopher Harris
ESPN
8
22
Staff
Roto Analysis
11
22
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
10
22
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
4
22
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
11
23
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
9
23
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
8
23
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
12
23
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
10
23
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
11
23
Adam Rank
NFL.com
8
23
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
3
24
Scott Cullen
TSN
10
24
Derek Lofland
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5
24
Joe Bond
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7
24
Nathan Miller
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10
24
Jon Collins
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14
24
Adam Meyer
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9
24
Mike Tagliere
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10
24
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13
24
Michael Fabiano
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6
24
Michael Sherman
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6
24
Tristan Cockcroft
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11
24
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
10
25
Rich Hribar
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11
25
Site Projections
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6
25
Marc Caviglia
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8
25
Dan Clasgens
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6
25
Staff Composite
ESPN
9
25
Adrian Pereira
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5
25
Alessandro Miglio
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12
26
Bryan Fontaine
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6
26
Eric Yeomans
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2
26
Terrance Bridgett
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13
26
Jody Smith
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13
26
Pat Fitzmaurice
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9
26
Ben Standig
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13
26
Ryan Fowler
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12
26
Jeff Paur
RTSports
10
26
David Dodds
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2
26
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
12
26
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
2
26
Staff Composite
NFL.com
8
26
Paul Greco
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9
26
David Gonos
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4
26
Ross Miles
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9
27
Jeff Ratcliffe
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6
27
Nick Raducanu
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10
27
Kyle Wachtel
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5
27
Salvatore Stefanile
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4
27
Staff Composite
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12
27
Russ Bliss
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9
27
Adam Pfeifer
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6
27
Jake Ciely
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7
27
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
7
27
Steve Wyremski
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11
27
Sablich Brothers
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7
27
Staff Rankings
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4
27
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
13
27
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
10
27
Michael Pichan
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10
27
Joseph Dolan
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9
27
Austin Lee
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5
28
Taylor Smith
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7
28
Ken Zalis
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11
28
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10
28
Sky Sperling
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6
28
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
6
28
Scott Engel
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12
28
Chet Gresham
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11
28
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
7
28
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
6
28
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
11
28
Ryan Hester
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6
28
Brendan Donahue
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9
28
Dawgmatica
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7
28
Justin Boone
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3
28
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
12
28
Mike Harmon
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10
28
Tony Mauriello
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13
29
C.D. Carter
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6
29
John Paulsen
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5
29
Staff Rankings
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9
29
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
5
30
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
5
31
Maurile Tremblay
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11
31
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
10
31
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
5
33
Eric Karabell
ESPN
4
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
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6
N/A
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
7
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
8
N/A
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
8
N/A
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
8
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
N/A
Brent Namejko
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9
N/A
Nick Vertucci
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9
N/A
Staff Rankings
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9
N/A
Walton Spurlin
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9
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
9
N/A
Sean Morris
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10
N/A
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
10
N/A
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CBS Sports
10
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
10
N/A
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
10
N/A
Brandon Funston
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12
N/A
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
12
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
16
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
19.4
12.9
Best
22.1
16.0
Worst
17.3
11.7
Pass Yards
234.2
263.7
Pass TDs
1.9
1.3
Ints
0.3
1.4
Rush Yards
29.3
1.5
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
He destroyed the Eagles week 11 a year ago: 200 yards and 4 TDs passing and 84 yards on the ground.Faces a beatable Houston secondary but needs to eliminate the bad mistakes.  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
QB2 and RB2 combined when healthy equals an elite fantasy optionWill quickly learn that Keenan Allen is the best receiver on his team  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
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.Rivers is going to be in a good downfield passing offense in 2013. DNX (Danario Alexander) and Vincent Brown/Malcolm Floyd make up a great big 3 man WR core. Antonio Gates should have room to roam over the middle. The key though, is this horrible offensive line doing their job. They did not do anything to improve it.  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
Philadelphia gave up the 2nd most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 21.6.Houston gave up the 15th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 17.6.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
RG3 could be cautious in his first game back, or this could be an explosive shootout. I'll bank on the latter.Rivers could surprise at home, but the matchup isn't great at all.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
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.   
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.   
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RotoBaller
Shootout   
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
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.Remember when Rivers was a top-five fantasy QB and a candidate to put up huge numbers each and every week? Hopefully Norv Turner (mercifully) having been canned will reignite Rivers and the Chargers' offense. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a whole lot to work with, so the odds of that seem relatively slim.  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
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.   
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
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.