Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Tom Brady or Russell Wilson

Tom Brady
Tom Brady
NE - QB
vs. PIT  Thu, 8:30 ET
 
Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson
SEA - QB
at STL  Sun, 1:00 ET
92%
Expert Pick %
8%
4
ECR
11
1
Best Rank
3
15
Worst Rank
17
19.5
Ave Projection (?)
18.8
92%
Expert Pick %
8%
 
92%
Expert Pick %
8%
4
ECR
11
1
Best Rank
3
15
Worst Rank
17
19.5
Ave Projection (?)
18.8
281
Pass Yards
226
2
Pass TDs
2
1
Ints
1
4
Rush Yards
37
278.1
Total Points
327.6
17.4
Ave Points
20.5
10.3
Week 1
18.5
10.0
Week 2
17.9
12.7
Week 3
22.0
4.4
Week 4
21.0
Week 5
34.2
30.7
Week 6
10.2
22.4
Week 7
37.1
34.2
Week 8
13.5
27.7
Week 9
10.3
Week 10
19.6
14.1
Week 11
22.2
20.0
Week 12
19.7
17.7
Week 13
16.9
19.4
Week 14
29.3
19.3
Week 15
11.4
10.3
Week 16
36.4
4.1
Week 17
8.3
Ave Targets / Game
Total Targets
Week 1
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Week 3
BYE
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Week 9
BYE
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Brady will be without LeGarrette Blount in this one, which means Brandon Bolden and Dion Lewis will man the backfield and both are excellent receivers and not so much goal line backs. The Steelers' secondary is competing to be the worst in the league. Brady will be hard pressed not to put up big numbers with the Steelers most likely doing the same.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

As long as Wilson continues to run the ball he'll be a top choice every week. St. Louis beat the Seahawks at home last year, but Wilson threw for 2 touchdowns and 300+ yards, while running for over 100 yards and a another touchdown. The game script won't be the same, but we know what he can do against this Rams defense.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Ban is gone, he has a chip on his shoulder, is at home and the Steelers defense is weak. I'm expecting a bloodbath

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Rams on the road is no easy task, but Wilson has Graham and his legs. The potential for a defensive battle is scary but I still like Russ inside the top-10.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

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- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

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- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

I've said all off-season that Brady would be the Patriots quarterback in the opener and that has finally come true. Brady is a QB1 against a Steelers secondary that has struggled in the preseason.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

St Louis has done a fairly good job against Wilson. In 6 career games, he has averaged only 212.2 passing yards per game and has just 6 touchdown passes and 4 interceptions. He has had some success as a runner with 38 rushes for 200 yards and 2 touchdowns. He's a low upside QB1 this week.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax