Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Tom Brady or Russell Wilson

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Tom Brady
Tom Brady

at Bills
Sun, 12 pm EST

Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson

at Panthers
Sun, 12 pm EST

Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 3
# 11
Best
# 1
# 4
Worst
# 11
# 21
Ave Projection (?)
21.1
17.4
Best
24.8
19.3
Worst
19.0
15.8
Ave Points / Game
15.7
16.9
Total Fantasy Points
251.5
270.2
Opponent
BUF
CAR
Points Allowed (?)
19.3
14.2
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
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Fantasy Team Advice
 
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 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
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ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
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 Patrick Daugherty
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CBS Sports
 
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The Score
 
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TSN
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Fox Sports
 
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The Fake Football
 
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NFL.com
 
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NFL.com
 
 Tony Mauriello
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 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
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Beast Dome
 
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Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
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 Jordan Tozzi
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 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
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 Mike Krueger
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 Jason Smith
NFL.com
 
ECR
# 3
# 11
Best
# 1
# 4
Worst
# 11
# 21
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
1
12
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
1
7
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1
15
Dave Major
XN Sports
1
13
Site Projections
NumberFire
1
13
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
1
13
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
1
13
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
1
12
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
1
8
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
1
11
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
1
8
Bill Enright
FFChamps
1
14
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
2
12
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
2
8
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
2
12
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
2
12
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
2
7
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
2
10
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
2
12
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2
10
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
2
12
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2
13
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
2
12
Sky Sperling
Razzball
2
10
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
2
13
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
2
10
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
2
12
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
2
14
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
2
13
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
2
12
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
2
14
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
2
11
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
2
11
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
2
11
Micah James
FFMagicMan
2
13
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
2
11
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
2
10
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
2
11
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
2
12
Matthew Berry
ESPN
2
11
Christopher Harris
ESPN
2
10
Eric Karabell
ESPN
2
11
Staff Composite
ESPN
2
11
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
2
10
Staff
Roto Analysis
2
12
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
2
15
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
3
10
Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
3
6
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
3
13
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
3
13
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3
12
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
3
10
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
3
15
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
3
12
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
3
12
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
3
12
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
3
13
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
3
13
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
3
12
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
3
11
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
3
10
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
3
14
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
3
12
Jeff Paur
RTSports
3
12
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
3
11
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
3
11
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
3
9
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
3
15
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
3
12
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
3
12
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
3
10
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
3
11
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
3
10
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
3
4
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
3
11
Matt Smith
NFL.com
3
11
Adam Rank
NFL.com
3
12
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
3
11
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
3
9
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
3
11
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
3
12
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
3
11
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
3
11
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
3
14
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
3
12
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3
9
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
3
9
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
3
11
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
4
9
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
4
13
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
4
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
4
8
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
4
10
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
4
11
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
4
15
John Paulsen
4for4.com
4
11
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
4
11
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
4
15
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
4
10
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
4
12
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
4
8
Justin Boone
The Score
4
12
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
4
12
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
4
9
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
4
15
Scott Cullen
TSN
5
12
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
5
11
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
5
9
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
5
15
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
5
9
John Halpin
Fox Sports
5
10
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
5
12
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
5
13
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
5
10
Staff Composite
NFL.com
5
12
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
6
11
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
6
11
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
6
8
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
6
14
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
7
13
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
7
12
David Dodds
FootballGuys
7
13
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
7
9
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
7
11
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
8
13
Site Projections
scoutPRO
8
21
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
8
10
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
8
11
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
8
5
Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
9
11
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
9
16
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
9
12
Mike Krueger
FFToday
10
21
Jason Smith
NFL.com
11
12
Ave Projection (?)
21.1
17.4
Best
24.8
19.3
Worst
19.0
15.8
Pass Yards
274.4
229.4
Pass TDs
2.6
1.4
Ints
0.4
0.6
Rush Yards
2.4
25.1
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
With Gronk's injury situation, as well as the respective departures of Aaron Hernandez and Wes Welker, some are expecting Tom Brady's fantasy output to take a hit. While that may be the case to an extent, you'd be crazy to think he'll suddenly drop-off too suddenly.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.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
The Bills are without top corner and Brady is a man on a mission. I expect a huge game.Wilson can overcome any matchup, but not loving him on road against rising CAR D.  
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
No one has ever owned one team more than Brady has Buffalo.   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
I look for New England to establish the run and as great as Tom Brady is, I think that he emphasis will be on the run and not the pass this week. Buffalo gave up the 6th most fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 19.6.Carolina gave up the 11th fewest fantasy points to Quarterbacks last season with 15.8.  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
Sure, the faces have changed but Brady is still an epic field general, and, Buffalo was 7th most generous to opposing QBs in '12. They come into this one sans-Gilmore and with Byrd ailing.   
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Could easily end the season as a top five option if he is truly unleashed  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Bills will be without their best corner (Stephon Gillmore) and Brady had 577 yards passing with 5 passing touchdowns and no picks against the Bills in 2 games last year. He is a solid QB1, especially with the Bills likely to start rookie UDFA QB Jeff Tuel. The Patriots figure to have good field position and plenty of scoring chances most of the day.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.  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Brady is ready to make another core of WR look like All-Pros.   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Brady owned the Bills last season averaging 288 yards and 2.5 touchdowns in their two matchups. For his career he has thrown 51 touchdowns against them in 22 games. He's also faced the Dolphins and Jets 22 times each and has thrown 38 and 31 touchdowns against them. I think he may like playing the Bills.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.  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
The tale goes, once you experience Tom Brady, you can't go back. With no Aaron Hernandez or Wes Welker, Tom is no longer the #1 QB we always expect. Amendola/Gronk/Edelman still make up a solid WR crew. But let's be real, if Tony Romo was the QB of this squad it would be impossible to put him Top 5. Brady can get it done with any group, just may be a little harder to get those monster numbers.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.  
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
This is pretty obvious. Brady lost Hernandez, Gronk and Lloyd, but made the addition of injury prone WR Danny Amendola (man has he burnt me in multiple fantasy seasons). I expect Ridley to be the real fantasy option on this team, but hey you never know it is Tom Brady. QB is deep enough this season to not pay top price on Brady as there are plenty of options available.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 Im allowing others to bite in 2013. Count me out.  
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
The receiving corp has been shaken up, but expect Brady to remain the same, especially against the Bills - 26th against QB last year.Tough matchup for Wilson to start the season but he always finds a way to put up solid fantasy stats each week.