Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Philip Rivers or Russell Wilson

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Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson

at Panthers
Sun, 12 pm EST

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers

vs. Texans
Mon, 9 pm EST

Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 11
# 28
Best
# 4
# 16
Worst
# 21
# 33
Ave Projection (?)
17.4
12.9
Best
19.3
16.0
Worst
15.8
11.7
Ave Points / Game
16.9
18.0
Total Fantasy Points
270.2
287.4
Opponent
CAR
HOU
Points Allowed (?)
14.2
16.5
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
 Rich Arleo
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 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
 
 Kevin Roberts
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 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 The FFGhost
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 Adam Rank
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 Mike Clay
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 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Joe Bond
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Revelation Sports
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Staff Rankings
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 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Michael Sherman
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 Tristan Cockcroft
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 Mike Rigz
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 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Site Projections
NumberFire
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Alessandro Miglio
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Pro Football Focus
 
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Mr. 52 Pick-Up
 
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The Football Girl
 
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Fox Sports
 
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NFL.com
 
 Paul Greco
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 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nick Raducanu
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 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Russ Bliss
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 Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Steve Wyremski
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 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
 
 Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
 
 Ken Zalis
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 Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
 
 Sky Sperling
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 R.J. White
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 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Neil Parker
The Fake Football
 
 Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
 
 Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
ECR
# 11
# 28
Best
# 4
# 16
Worst
# 21
# 33
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
12
16
Mike Krueger
FFToday
21
16
Bill Enright
FFChamps
14
17
Site Projections
scoutPRO
21
18
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
12
18
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
16
19
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
12
19
Micah James
FFMagicMan
13
19
Dave Major
XN Sports
13
20
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
10
20
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
11
20
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
14
20
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
9
20
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
9
20
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
9
21
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
13
21
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
13
21
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
11
21
Jason Smith
NFL.com
12
21
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
8
21
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
9
21
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
13
22
John Halpin
Fox Sports
10
22
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
9
22
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
11
22
Matt Smith
NFL.com
11
22
Christopher Harris
ESPN
10
22
Staff
Roto Analysis
12
22
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
14
22
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
12
22
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
7
23
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
15
23
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
12
23
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
9
23
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
12
23
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
10
23
Adam Rank
NFL.com
12
23
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
9
24
Scott Cullen
TSN
12
24
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
15
24
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
13
24
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
13
24
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
12
24
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
10
24
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
12
24
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
11
24
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
12
24
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
10
24
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
10
24
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
15
25
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
12
25
Site Projections
NumberFire
13
25
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
13
25
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
12
25
Staff Composite
ESPN
11
25
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
11
25
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
8
26
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
12
26
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
10
26
Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
6
26
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
12
26
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
13
26
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
14
26
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
8
26
Jeff Paur
RTSports
12
26
David Dodds
FootballGuys
13
26
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
11
26
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
8
26
Staff Composite
NFL.com
12
26
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
12
26
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
14
26
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
13
27
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
12
27
Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
11
27
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
13
27
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
13
27
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
10
27
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
15
27
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
12
27
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
11
27
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
8
27
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
9
27
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
11
27
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
11
27
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
15
27
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
5
27
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
11
27
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
11
27
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
12
28
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
13
28
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
12
28
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
12
28
Sky Sperling
Razzball
10
28
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
13
28
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
10
28
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
12
28
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
12
28
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
10
28
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
12
28
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
11
28
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
11
28
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
11
28
Justin Boone
The Score
12
28
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
11
28
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
15
28
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
11
29
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
13
29
John Paulsen
4for4.com
11
29
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
11
29
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
12
30
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
10
31
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
13
31
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
9
31
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
4
33
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
7
N/A
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
8
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
10
N/A
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
10
N/A
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
10
N/A
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
10
N/A
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
11
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
11
N/A
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
11
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
11
N/A
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
11
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
11
N/A
Eric Karabell
ESPN
11
N/A
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
11
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
12
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
12
N/A
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
12
N/A
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
14
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
15
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
15
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
17.4
12.9
Best
19.3
16.0
Worst
15.8
11.7
Pass Yards
229.4
263.7
Pass TDs
1.4
1.3
Ints
0.6
1.4
Rush Yards
25.1
1.5
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
Tough matchup for Wilson to start the season but he always finds a way to put up solid fantasy stats each week.Faces a beatable Houston secondary but needs to eliminate the bad mistakes.  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Could easily end the season as a top five option if he is truly unleashedWill quickly learn that Keenan Allen is the best receiver on his team  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Wilson is the Marshawn Lynch killer in the Redzone. But more importantly, he keeps drives alive. Russell added a new toy of Percy Harvin to add on Sidney Rice and Golden Tate. If Wilson had to drop back and throw the ball 30 Times a game, Wilson could be a Top 5 option.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
Carolina gave up the 11th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 15.8.Houston gave up the 15th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 17.6.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Wilson can overcome any matchup, but not loving him on road against rising CAR D.Rivers could surprise at home, but the matchup isn't great at all.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Carolina was the 10th ranked fantasy defense against quarterbacks and have looked tough in the preseason. I think this game could be one of the lower scoring games of the week and Wilson is also a QB2 in the opener, as the Hawks offense is not as good on the road as it is at home.   
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Wilson tied an NFL rookie record with 26 TD passes last season, and, with the addition of the dynamic Percy Harvin, Seattle's offense should be taking to the air more often than they did in 2012. This bodes well for DangeRuss, for sure.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
Wilson had a poor game against the panthers last season, but that was early Wilson. The later in the year Wilson was a better player. The Panther pass D was strong last season and they get Jon Beason back along with rookie Star Lotulelei. So they shouldn't have much trouble up front, but they can be beat in the secondary with Chris Gamble gone. Wilson can get it done through the air and ground so he's hard to bench.   
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
A lot of rankings are posting Wilson higher than he should be. Without Percy Harvin you have a 2012 Seattle offense. He has sleeper appeal, but Iím allowing others to bite in 2013. Count me out.