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 %
71%
29%
ECR
# 5
# 6
Best
# 2
# 4
Worst
# 14
# 17
Ave Projection (?)
22.0
18.8
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 %
71%
29%
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 Site Projections
NumberFire
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 Justin Boone
The Score
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
Bill Enright
FFChamps
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
Adam Rank
NFL.com
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
Jeff Paur
RTSports
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
ECR
# 5
# 6
Best
# 2
# 4
Worst
# 14
# 17
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
5
3
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
2
4
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
6
4
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
6
4
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
5
4
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
7
4
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
6
4
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
6
4
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
5
4
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
6
4
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
6
4
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
5
4
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
10
5
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
7
5
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
7
5
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
6
5
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
6
5
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
6
5
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
4
5
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
6
5
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
7
5
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
3
5
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
4
5
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
4
5
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
7
5
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
8
5
Bill Enright
FFChamps
7
5
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
11
5
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
5
6
Mike Krueger
FFToday
7
6
Adam Rank
NFL.com
7
6
Staff Composite
NFL.com
4
6
Site Projections
NumberFire
5
6
John Paulsen
4for4.com
5
6
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
5
6
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
5
6
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
4
6
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
5
6
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
5
6
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
7
6
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
4
6
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
5
6
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
4
6
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
4
6
Justin Boone
The Score
4
6
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
7
6
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
3
6
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
5
6
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
5
6
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
5
6
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
4
6
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
5
6
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
5
6
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
2
6
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
5
6
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
5
6
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
8
6
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
7
6
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
5
6
Jeff Paur
RTSports
8
6
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
4
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
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
5
6
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
7
6
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
5
6
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5
6
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
7
6
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
5
6
Scott Cullen
TSN
5
6
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
5
6
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
5
6
David Dodds
FootballGuys
4
7
Matt Smith
NFL.com
2
7
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
4
7
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
5
7
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
5
7
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
5
7
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
6
7
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
5
7
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
8
7
John Halpin
Fox Sports
5
7
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
7
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
12
7
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
5
7
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
6
7
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
2
7
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
5
7
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
5
7
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
7
8
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
7
8
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
6
8
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
10
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
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
5
8
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
4
9
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
6
9
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
3
9
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
4
9
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
7
9
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
4
9
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
8
9
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
7
9
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
7
10
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
7
10
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
5
10
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
6
11
Site Projections
scoutPRO
7
12
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
6
12
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
6
12
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
5
12
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
14
12
Staff
Roto Analysis
3
12
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
9
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
4
14
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
13
15
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
5
17
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
1
N/A
Staff Composite
ESPN
3
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
4
N/A
Christopher Harris
ESPN
4
N/A
Eric Karabell
ESPN
4
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
22.0
18.8
Best
28.2
21.9
Worst
17.8
17.2
Pass Yards
215.2
288.5
Pass TDs
1.6
2.1
Ints
0.5
0.7
Rush Yards
49.8
4.2
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.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Came out like gangbusters last week and CAR defense has been trash so keep him rolling.
 
  
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.