Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Sam Bradford or Eli Manning

Sam Bradford
Sam Bradford
PHI - QB
at ATL  Mon, 7:10 ET
 
Eli Manning
Eli Manning
NYG - QB
at DAL  Sun, 8:30 ET
68%
Expert Pick %
32%
8
ECR
10
2
Best Rank
3
18
Worst Rank
24
18.0
Ave Projection (?)
16.4
68%
Expert Pick %
32%
 
68%
Expert Pick %
32%
8
ECR
10
2
Best Rank
3
18
Worst Rank
24
18
Ave Projection (?)
16.4
274
Pass Yards
271
2
Pass TDs
2
1
Ints
1
9
Rush Yards
5
Total Points
269.5
Ave Points
16.8
Week 1
6.5
Week 2
15.6
Week 3
17.3
Week 4
32.1
Week 5
15.7
Week 6
6.3
Week 7
23.0
BYE
Week 8
Week 9
22.2
Week 10
11.3
Week 11
5.2
Week 12
23.5
Week 13
9.9
Week 14
12.4
Week 15
22.0
Week 16
27.3
Week 17
19.2
Ave Targets / Game
Total Targets
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
BYE
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
BYE
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Bradford will be my signal caller on all cash lineups week 1. The pricing is too good to pass up.

- Sean Beazley, EDSFootball

 
It isn't about talent or the offense with Bradford, and he's healthy for Week 1 with a cake matchup.

- Jon Collins, Fantasy Sports LR

 
The Falcons could improve on D this year but it won't happen by week one. Bradford could get hurt on his first play, but if he sticks around he could pay off in a shootout.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Eli can come up super lame at times and playing in Big D really can have him go either way. I think a shootout is possible, as Dallas is missing some key defenders.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Bradford has one of the best matchups of the week and has looked great in preseason. Of course that could all come tumbling down on his head at some point, but there's no real reason not to rank him in the Top-10 this week.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Last season Eli had five three plus touchdown games and two of them were against the Cowboys.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Bradford has looked good in the preseason and the Falcons ranked 24th against fantasy quarterbacks. I can't see him staying healthy the whole season, but he has QB1 upside in this matchup.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Manning also has some of his best games against the Dallas Cowboys, he has 44 touchdowns in 21 career games against Dallas. These games between Manning and Romo tend to be shootouts, I would expect the same thing this year.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax