Who Should I Draft?

Jameis Winston or Eli Manning

Looking for Start/Sit Advice? Go to Who Should I Start

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
 
 
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
123 of 151 experts
19%
Recommended by
28 of 151 experts
Add Player
Most Accurate Experts 
    
Top ExpertsTop QB ExpertsTop Player Experts See who the Most Accurate Experts would draft
Upgrade Now
    
Rankings 
    
ECR# 23# 26-
Best Rank# 13# 16-
Worst Rank# 28# 31-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total187.3201.8-
Avg Game12.515.5-
Avg Projection223.9208.1-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank814-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert3 weeks-
    
Expert Ranks 
Eli ManningJameis WinstonAdd Player
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
09/07
#25#20-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
09/07
#24#27-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
09/07
#27#31-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
ScoutFantasySports
09/07
#22#28-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
09/07
#21#28-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
09/07
#23#28-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
09/07
#22#27-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
09/07
#17#23-
    
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
09/07
#23#26-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
09/07
#24-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
09/07
#23#28-
    
Allie FontanaA. Fontana
The Fantasy Fix
09/07
#24#27-
    
Kaz KalitaK. Kalita
Big Guy Fantasy Sports
09/07
#20#29-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
09/07
#25#26-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
09/06
#13#16-
    
Christian BritoC. Brito
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
09/06
#22#29-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
09/06
#23#25-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
09/06
#25#26-
    
Christopher VentraC. Ventra
RotoExperts
09/06
#28#22-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Gridiron Experts
09/06
#27#29-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
09/06
#25#28-
    
Anthony StaggsA. Staggs
Pyromaniac
09/06
#22#26-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Pyromaniac
09/06
#25#26-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Razzball
08/29
#23#29-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
Pro Football Focus
09/06
#23#27-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
09/06
#26#27-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Pro Football Focus
09/07
#26#25-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
09/06
#23#28-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
09/07
#23#27-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
09/06
#18#23-
    
Derek BrownD. Brown
The Quant Edge
09/06
#23#25-
    
Kevin EnglishK. English
Draft Sharks
09/02
#24#27-
    
Scott BarrettS. Barrett
Pro Football Focus
09/06
#24#27-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
09/06
#23#27-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
08/27
#23#26-
    
Doug OrthD. Orth
FFToday
09/06
#21#23-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
Cheesehead TV
09/06
#23#27-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
09/06
#26#24-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
08/27
#21#23-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
09/06
#23#27-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
09/06
#25#26-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
FFChamps
09/06
#15#29-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Pro Football Focus
09/07
#27#24-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
09/06
#25#23-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
09/06
#24-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
09/06
#24#27-
    
Jeff ZimmermanJ. Zimm...
FanGraphs
09/06
#27#28-
    
Andrew FerrisA. Ferris
Fantasy Hot Read
08/28
#23#25-
    
Brad RichterB. Richter
Going For 2
09/06
#24#26-
    
Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
White Wolf Sports
09/06
#24#31-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
Dynasty Trade Calculator
09/06
#17#30-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
09/06
#24#27-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
09/06
#20#25-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
09/06
#24#29-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
09/06
#23#28-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
09/06
#22#21-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
SoCalledFanEx
09/07
#22#27-
    
Tyler LoechnerT. Loec...
Pro Football Focus
09/06
#25#27-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
09/06
#24#26-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
Fantasy Fusion
09/06
#20#25-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
09/06
#20#23-
    
Dennis EsserD. Esser
Coach Esser
09/06
#19#25-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
09/06
#21#24-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
09/06
#24#26-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
09/06
#25#27-
    
Adam RankA. Rank
NFL.com
08/30
#26#25-
    
Jason LongfellowJ. Long...
Razzball
09/06
#24#27-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
The Quant Edge
09/06
#26#29-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
09/06
#15#28-
    
09/06
#21-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
09/06
#22#27-
    
TJ CalkinsT. Calkins
DFS Power Hour
09/06
#23#25-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
09/06
#19#26-
    
Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
09/06
#27#18-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
09/06
#22#24-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
Pyromaniac
09/06
#24#27-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyPros
09/06
#28#30-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
09/06
#22#26-
    
Jeff JohnsonJ. Johnson
Fantasy Insiders
09/06
#21#20-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
09/06
#20#28-
    
Curtis PatrickC. Patrick
Pro Football Focus
09/06
#24#26-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
NFL Mock
09/06
#23#28-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
09/06
#21#27-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
RotoExperts
09/06
#20#24-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
09/06
#20#16-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
09/06
#15#21-
    
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
09/06
#25#20-
    
Adam RonisA. Ronis
ScoutFantasySports
09/04
#21#23-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
09/05
#16#26-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
09/06
#20#23-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
09/05
#14#20-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
09/07
#18#27-
    
Brendan DonahueB. Donahue
EDSFootball
09/06
#24#28-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
09/05
#26#28-
    
Jack DelaneyJ. Delaney
Just Fantasy Football
09/05
#23#28-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
Fantasy Insiders
09/05
#26#28-
    
Dale DeMottD. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
09/06
#25#23-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
09/05
#18#27-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
08/29
#21#20-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
09/06
#26#17-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
09/05
#22#29-
    
Brent NamejkoB. Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
09/05
#22#27-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoExperts
09/05
#27#26-
    
Wayne BretskyW. Bretsky
BretskyBall
08/18
#20#26-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Fantasy Knuckleheads
09/04
#23#27-
    
Emil KadlecE. Kadlec
Football Diehards
09/04
#22#27-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
08/28
#24#20-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
08/27
#23#29-
    
David GonosD. Gonos
The Athletic
08/29
#19#27-
    
Michael FlorioM. Florio
Fantrax
08/11
#26#23-
    
Chris MeyersC. Meyers
Athlon Sports
09/03
#20#22-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
09/03
#27#25-
    
Michael BellerM. Beller
Sports Illustrated
09/04
#17#25-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
RotoBaller
08/16
#15#31-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
09/06
#22#29-
    
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
09/06
#20#27-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
09/03
#23#27-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoExperts
09/05
#20#26-
    
Andrew GouldA. Gould
FantasyPros
09/06
#23#27-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
Fantrax
09/07
#21#26-
    
Joseph DolanJ. Dolan
Fantasy Guru
09/06
#22#28-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
09/02
#23-
    
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
RotoViz
09/02
#19#28-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
09/02
#20#27-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
09/06
#24#27-
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
09/02
#16#26-
    
Kyle KontosK. Kontos
Double K Football
09/04
#19#28-
    
Nando Di FinoN. Di Fino
The Athletic
09/02
#12#18-
    
Corey ParsonC. Parson
RotoExperts
09/02
#25#28-
    
Seth McKinleyS. McKi...
FF Fellas
09/06
#22#23-
    
George KurtzG. Kurtz
RotoExperts
06/21
#19#22-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
ScoutFantasySports
09/01
#20#27-
    
Jeremy MawJ. Maw
Going For 2
09/01
#22#26-
    
Mike AlexanderM. Alex...
Friends With Fantasy Benefits
09/05
#22#23-
    
John HalpinJ. Halpin
RotoWire.com
09/05
#21#22-
    
Sablich BrothersS. Brot...
5th Down Fantasy
09/04
#21#26-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
08/29
#17#25-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
Yahoo! Sports
09/03
#24#26-
    
Ben StandigB. Standig
The Sports Capitol
09/04
#23#27-
    
Tim McCulloughT. McCu...
FantasyPros
08/27
#24#26-
    
James HatfieldJ. Hatf...
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
08/27
#25#13-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
08/26
#25#21-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
WalterFootball
09/01
#21#25-
    
Nick VertucciN. Vert...
Sundays Are For Football
08/25
#14-
    
Dave McKayD. McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
08/22
#23#20-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
08/20
#24#22-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
08/24
#25#26-
    
James RapienJ. Rapien
Get Sports Info
07/28
#22#26-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
08/22
#25#21-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
07/09
#32#11-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
05/23
#25#16-
    
  Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. JAC at NO
Week 2 at DAL vs. PHI
Week 3 at HOU vs. PIT
Week 4 vs. NO at CHI
Week 5 at CARBYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. PHI at ATL
Week 7 at ATL vs. CLE
Week 8 vs. WAS at CIN
Week 9BYE WEEK at CAR
Week 10 at SF vs. WAS
Week 11 vs. TB at NYG
Week 12 at PHI vs. SF
Week 13 vs. CHI vs. CAR
Week 14 at WAS vs. NO
Week 15 vs. TEN at BAL
Week 16 at IND at DAL
Week 17 vs. DAL vs. ATL
  Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
Passing
   
Pass Att601.2465.0
Pass Cmp367.8288.7
Pass Yards3,912.93,443.9
Pass TDs24.220.3
Ints14.712.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts15.333.8
Rush Yards29.9132.6
Rush TDs0.71.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.43.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points223.9208.1
   
  Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
2017 Points 
Week 16.7
Week 211.612.5
Week 322.615.5
Week 427.726.5
Week 513.018.5
Week 69.12.4
Week 77.423.4
Week 83.7
Week 912.83.5
Week 1016.9
Week 118.7
Week 122.4
Week 1318.6
Week 149.114.4
Week 1527.425.8
Week 165.013.3
Week 176.923.7
  Eli Manning
QB - NYG
Eli Manning
Jameis Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
Expert 
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
2017 was an awful year, but the Giants are building an intriguing offense and Eli could prove to still have plenty of big games left in his arm. Winston missed three games last season but finished as the QB13 in fantasy points-per-game. Now, there's no guarantee he'll even get his starting gig back, making him a dicey proposition.
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
 The team will not commit to him as the "starter" when he comes back from his 3-game suspension. This is a bit of a concern, even though I don't see Ryan Fitzpatrick playing "lights out" during that time.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
There's an easy argument to make for Manning enjoying a renaissance. Instead of drafting his replacement, the Giants scooped up all-purpose running back Saquon Barkley. They invested heavily in a woeful offensive line by giving Nate Soldier a record-breaking contract and drafting bruiser guard Will Hernandez in the second round. Yet a healthy Odell Beckham Jr. remains the key to vaulting the 37-year-old back into relevancy; Manning was QB9 in four games with his star wideout and QB28 after he went down for the season. He's also a maddeningly inconsistent turnover factory whose YPA and QBR have both decreased in each of the last three seasons. Talent influx aside, treat Manning as a matchup play who could get dropped (or even benched by Big Blue) if he toils through a brutal fall slate.Drafters have spent years reaching for Winston's upside, and he maintains a QB21 ADP despite opening 2018 with a three-game suspension. No thanks. He finished QB22 in 13 games last year and has yet to place inside the top 12, so there's little reason to stash an erratic, turnover-prone performer when Mitchell Trubisky is still on the board. In all honesty, I'd rather not have any shares of someone with his abhorrent off-field record anyway.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
In a position to thrive in new offensive system with an elite ground gameThree game suspension stymies value but should be a top-15 option weekly once he is back under center
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Manning finished as the #23 QB last year but with Beckham gone and Saquon not yet in place. The Giants patched up their offensive line and should be much more competitive this year so don't hesitate to use Eli in a few streaming opportunities this season.Winston is suspended for three weeks so he is undraftable outside of two-qb leagues. When he returns, however, we are looking at a top-10 quarterback. He was superb last season when healthy, passing for a 16-game rate of 4,900 passing yards so don't sleep on him.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
When you've got analysts everywhere saying that Odell Beckham is a top-three wide receiver, Evan Engram is a top-five tight end, and Saquon Barkley is a top-six running back, why is Manning so low on lists? It's a fact that they cannot all produce like that if Manning is outside the top-24 quarterbacks. Prior to the 2017 season, Manning had averaged 4,290 yards and 30.3 touchdowns in the previous three seasons. Those numbers would have made him a top-10 quarterback in 2017. With Pat Shurmur coming to town, you should expect Manning to take a step forward and be better than most expect. He's someone who is ideal for 2QB leagues, but will be able to be streamed in 1QB leagues.Did you know that if you combined Winston's and Ryan Fitzpatrick's passing yardage last year, it would've led the NFL? Their combined 4,607 yards were more than Tom Brady's 4,577, though their touchdowns (26) were somewhat lacking. Touchdowns are the hardest thing to predict, but seeing Winston's yardage with the weapons around him, big things are going to happen for him. The three-game suspension that he received definitely threw some water on the fire, but you should be able to snag Winston with the final pick in your draft and you should have a top-12 quarterback on a points-per-game basis.
Staff Rankings
QB List
Similar to Dalton, Manning had to deal with a pretty garbage offensive line which certainly didn't help his offensive performance, but it wasn't all the line, as Manning finished the year with a -8.2% DVOA. Eli is getting old, and he's steadily been declining for years. This past year, Manning struggled to make deep plays, posting just a 77.4 QB rating on go routes. In general though, he was fairly accurate and did alright on short-yardage plays. He excelled in the red zone though, posting a 108.4 QB rating in the red zone-the Giants just didn't make it there very often. That being said, the Giants are poised to have a much better run game this year with rookie Saquon Barkley, which could help improve the passing game, but given Eli's declining skillset and the team's poor offensive line, there's not a whole lot of fantasy upside here.Famous Jameis had a rough season emphasized by injury and inconsistency. There were definitely good weeks, like his Week 15 performance, but then there were games like his Week 9 game. Still, Winston showed an adept ability at making big throws, especially on corner routes where he posted a 114.3 QB rating, and he did finish the year with a solid 14.3% DVOA. However he was a pretty volatile player, making some poor decisions on his throws, leading the league with eight fumbles, and struggling mightily with his accuracy, throwing the ball high far too often. He's a boom-or-bust type of player, and given he's suspended for the first three games of the year because he groped an Uber driver, it's hard to consider him a viable fantasy option this year.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 In the 11 games last season where Jameis Winston played 90%+ of the snaps, he averaged 307 yards, 1.7 touchdowns and 1.0 interception for a 18.9 fantasy point per game average. Had he played at that pace for a full 16-game season, he would have finished as the No. 2 quarterback. @4for4_John
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
An aging Manning does have a pretty stacked offense around him with Beckham, Engram and Saquon. I'm just not sure he can take advantageI believed in Winston last year and he failed me. I won't make that mistake in 2018 so he has to prove a lot but he could easily be a great sleeper