Who Should I Start? - Week 8

Philip Rivers or Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson SEA
at CAR  Sun, 1:00 ET
Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers SD
at DEN  Thu, 8:25 ET
Expert Pick %
66%
34%
ECR
# 5
# 6
Best
# 2
# 3
Worst
# 12
# 13
Ave Projection (?)
22.4
19.1
Best
28.2
21.9
Worst
17.8
17.2
Ave Points / Game
23.3
20.8
Total Fantasy Points
140.0
145.8
Opponent
CAR
DEN
Points Allowed (?)
19.3
18.4
Expert Pick %
66%
34%
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 Staff Composite
ESPN
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 Justin Boone
The Score
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
Jeff Paur
RTSports
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
ECR
# 5
# 6
Best
# 2
# 3
Worst
# 12
# 13
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
5
3
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
6
4
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
6
4
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
5
4
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
5
4
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
7
4
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
6
4
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
5
4
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
6
4
Christopher Harris
ESPN
6
4
Eric Karabell
ESPN
6
4
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
6
4
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
5
4
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
5
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
6
5
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
8
5
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
6
5
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
6
5
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
6
5
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
6
5
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
7
5
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
3
5
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
7
5
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
6
5
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
7
5
Staff Composite
ESPN
4
5
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
8
5
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
5
6
John Paulsen
4for4.com
5
6
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
5
6
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
5
6
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
4
6
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
5
6
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
5
6
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
4
6
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
4
6
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
4
6
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
5
6
Justin Boone
The Score
4
6
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
7
6
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
3
6
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
5
6
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
5
6
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
5
6
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
4
6
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
5
6
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
5
6
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
2
6
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
5
6
Jeff Paur
RTSports
8
6
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
2
6
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
5
6
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
7
6
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
5
6
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
5
6
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
5
6
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
5
6
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
5
6
David Dodds
FootballGuys
4
7
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
5
7
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
5
7
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
6
7
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
5
7
John Halpin
Fox Sports
5
7
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
5
7
Matthew Berry
ESPN
5
7
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
4
7
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
12
7
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
6
7
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
7
8
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
6
8
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
10
8
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
4
8
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
4
8
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
4
8
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
2
8
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
5
8
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
6
9
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
4
9
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
8
9
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
6
9
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
5
10
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
5
10
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
3
11
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
6
11
Site Projections
scoutPRO
7
12
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
6
12
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
9
13
Ave Projection (?)
22.4
19.1
Best
28.2
21.9
Worst
17.8
17.2
Pass Yards
218.0
289.7
Pass TDs
1.5
2.1
Ints
0.6
0.6
Rush Yards
51.9
5.0
Ave Points / Game
23.3
20.8
Total Fantasy Points
140.0
145.8
Week 7
37.1   at STL
14.2   vs. KC
Week 6
10.2   vs. DAL
25.8   at OAK
Week 5
34.2   at WAS
21.8   vs. NYJ
Week 4
BYE  
27.1   vs. JAC
Week 3
22.0   vs. DEN
19.3   at BUF
Week 2
17.9   at SD
25.1   vs. SEA
Week 1
18.5   vs. GB
12.5   at ARI
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Carolina has allowed the 4th most fantasy points to quarterbacks the last 3 weeks, Wilson should be a solid QB1 against this struggling defense.
Denver is 9th against fantasy quarterbacks, but the opponents have not been great fantasy quarterbacks and Rivers should be better suited to do well on the short rest than Broncos QB Peyton Manning.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Wilson was the leading scorer last week in most fantasy leagues and may need to do more going forward. If you will remember, his rookie season, he was asked to do a lot and was fantasy gold for the second half of the season because of his legs. If Lynch fails to move the chains, Wilson could be asked to runs again.