Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Sam Bradford or Eli Manning

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Eli Manning
Eli Manning

at Cowboys
Sun, 7 pm EST

Sam Bradford
Sam Bradford

vs. Cardinals
Sun, 3 pm EST

Expert Pick %
96%
4%
ECR
# 14
# 22
Best
# 7
# 14
Worst
# 27
# 28
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
14.6
Best
18.8
16.0
Worst
13.2
13.2
Ave Points / Game
10.6
16.9
Total Fantasy Points
170.3
118.6
Opponent
DAL
ARI
Points Allowed (?)
16.1
11.2
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
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Brandon Funston
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Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
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CBS Sports
Walter Cherepinsky
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 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
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ESPN
 
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NFL.com
 
ECR
# 14
# 22
Best
# 7
# 14
Worst
# 27
# 28
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
15
14
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
18
14
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
10
15
Eric Karabell
ESPN
13
15
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
12
15
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
14
16
Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
19
16
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
18
16
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
14
16
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
14
16
David Dodds
FootballGuys
14
16
Christopher Harris
ESPN
12
16
Staff Composite
ESPN
12
16
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
12
16
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
12
16
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
14
17
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
15
17
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
15
17
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
12
17
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
14
17
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
16
17
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
18
17
Mike Krueger
FFToday
12
17
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
15
17
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
13
18
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
18
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
13
18
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
15
19
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
15
19
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
14
19
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
13
19
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
14
19
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
9
19
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
14
19
Site Projections
scoutPRO
14
19
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
13
19
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
11
19
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
15
19
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
14
19
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
13
19
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
16
19
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
13
19
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
15
19
Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
16
20
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
13
20
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
12
20
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
13
20
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
12
20
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
14
20
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
7
20
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
27
20
Micah James
FFMagicMan
11
20
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
14
20
Bill Enright
FFChamps
12
20
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
14
21
Site Projections
NumberFire
14
21
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
12
21
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
15
21
Sky Sperling
Razzball
15
21
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
12
21
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
15
21
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
13
21
John Halpin
Fox Sports
15
21
Jeff Paur
RTSports
14
21
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
15
21
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
14
21
Justin Boone
The Score
15
21
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
15
21
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
13
21
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
15
22
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
15
22
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
20
22
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
14
22
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
14
22
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
15
22
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
14
22
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
13
22
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
14
22
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
14
22
Scott Cullen
TSN
13
23
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
15
23
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
14
23
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
15
23
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
14
23
John Paulsen
4for4.com
15
23
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
15
23
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
14
23
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
14
23
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
9
23
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
15
23
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
13
23
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
10
23
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
14
23
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
15
23
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
14
23
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
15
23
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
14
23
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
23
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
16
23
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
13
24
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
11
24
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
14
24
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
15
24
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
13
24
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
14
24
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
13
24
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
13
24
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
14
24
Matthew Berry
ESPN
14
24
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
13
24
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
14
24
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
14
25
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
14
25
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
13
25
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
7
25
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
14
25
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
16
25
Dave Major
XN Sports
7
26
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
11
26
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
15
26
Staff
Roto Analysis
13
26
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
13
26
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
14
26
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
14
27
Staff Composite
NFL.com
14
27
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
16
28
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
12
28
Jason Smith
NFL.com
13
N/A
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
14
N/A
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
15
N/A
Matt Smith
NFL.com
15
N/A
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
15
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
16
N/A
Adam Rank
NFL.com
21
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
14.6
Best
18.8
16.0
Worst
13.2
13.2
Pass Yards
268.2
242
Pass TDs
1.7
1.9
Ints
1
1.1
Rush Yards
1.4
4
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Eli got off to a pretty solid start in '12, and then randomly turned in three consecutive clunkers against the Cowboys, Steelers and Bengals. He's a guy that'll put up 28 one week, then turn around and give you 10 the next. Pretty annoying if you're having to rely on him.Bradford has had to work behind one of the NFL's worst offensive lines for several years now, so there's no telling what kind of player he'd be if he was actually afforded the time to throw the ball. The addition of Jake Long should help that a bit, and the versatile Tavon Austin should add a new wrinkle to things, as well. Bradford is a solid sleeper in for a good year, I'm thinking.  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
Dallas gave up the 17th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 16.7.BENCH - Arizona gave up the 3rd fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 12.3.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Manning can certainly be elite any week, but Cowboys hosting this one and their pass D is talented.This one could go either way but at least Bradford is at home and has weapons.  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 Lots of offseason praise for the weapons in St. Louis, time to see what Bradford can do with them.  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
In his career against Dallas Eli has averaged 250 yards and 2.2 touchdowns per game. But last season they had his number. He averaged just 202 yards passing and threw a total of one touchdown and one interception. He'll be heading back to Dallas where he had his worst game against them. The Cowboys have yet a new defensive coordinator and scheme with some talented players, but putting it all together in week one may be a tough job. I think this game turns into a shootout.   
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
His highs are high and his lows are low. For fantasy owners who had Manning last season, it was a bit of a roller coaster ride. It didnít help that his receiving corps were unhealthy the majority of the season. With all that being said, I do not trust Eli Manning if I want to win a fantasy championship.   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Giants and Cowboys games seem to be loaded with offense since Romo and Manning have been the quarterbacks, but Eli had two below average games against the Cowboys where he failed to top 225 yards passing and threw one touchdown in two games. That's why I don't have him super high this week, but prior to last season he had some monster games against the Cowboys.   
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
A healthy Nicks is a major boost to Eli's fantasy value   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
The Giants running game is down to David Wilson and Andre Brown, which means Eli will put the ball in the air. Hakeem Nicks is healthy, and he has a lot of room to make up for most improved player. Victor Cruz was just paid this offseason, and he has a chip on his shoulder after missing the 1,200 Yard/10 TD season. Brandon Myers is a slight downgrade from the big Martellus Bennett.The Rams left Bradford with a rookie version of Percy Harvin and Jared Cook. No more Amendola, who was Bradfords first and only main man throughout his career. I'm sure Bradford will be able to adjust, but it might take a year for this young group to get it together. No more Steven Jackson makes this Bradford's team. His defense is good enough to make him competitive.