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Joe Flacco or Russell Wilson (2016)

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Experts' Pick
 
 
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Joe Flacco
QB - BAL
Joe Flacco
Expert
Recommendation
99%
Recommended by
139 of 140 experts
1%
Recommended by
1 of 140 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 22
Best Rank# 1# 12
Worst Rank# 19# 29
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent
Matchup Rank11
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total336.4162.1
Avg Game21.016.2
Avg Projection307.6237.4
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Eric Karabell
ESPN
# 3# 24
   
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 25
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 24
   
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 23
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
# 4# 23
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
# 2# 20
   
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
# 3# 26
   
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
# 5# 24
   
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
# 4# 22
   
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
# 3# 24
   
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
# 2# 26
   
John Paulsen
4for4.com
# 2# 22
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 3# 26
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 2# 24
   
John Halpin
Fox Sports
# 3# 21
   
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
# 1# 24
   
Jared Smola
Draft Sharks
# 4# 21
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 3# 20
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 4# 20
   
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
# 3# 27
   
Bill Enright
FFChamps
# 4# 25
   
Mike Clay
ESPN
# 2# 22
   
Site Projections
scoutPRO
# 2# 26
   
Sean Koerner
STATS
# 3# 18
   
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
# 4# 23
   
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
# 3# 21
   
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
# 2# 25
   
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
# 3# 23
   
Staff Composite
NFL.com
# 3# 22
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 3# 23
   
Eric Mack
Fantasy Fatcast
# 7# 20
   
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
# 3# 22
   
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
# 2# 22
   
Mike Tagliere
Pro Football Focus
# 3# 26
   
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
# 2# 25
   
Greg Smith
TwoQBs
# 2# 22
   
Staff Rankings
ESPN
# 3# 23
   
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
# 3# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 22
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 3# 23
   
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
# 1# 17
   
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
# 3# 24
   
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
# 4
   
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
# 6# 19
   
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
# 4# 26
   
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
# 4# 23
   
Jeff Paur
RTSports
# 5# 20
   
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 23
   
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
# 4# 20
   
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
# 3# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 25
   
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
# 3# 22
   
Justin Boone
theScore
# 3# 21
   
Scott Cullen
TSN
# 3# 24
   
Matt Schauf
Draft Sharks
# 4# 18
   
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
# 3# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Pyromaniac
# 4# 20
   
David Biggs
Drink Five
# 3
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 20
   
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
# 4# 23
   
Terrance Bridgett
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 22
   
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
# 1# 26
   
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
# 3# 23
   
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
# 3# 22
   
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
# 2# 24
   
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
# 3# 26
   
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
# 2# 24
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 4# 19
   
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
# 3# 22
   
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
# 3# 22
   
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
# 3# 25
   
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
# 2# 22
   
Marcas Grant
NFL.com
# 3# 18
   
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
# 5# 19
   
Kevin English
Draft Sharks
# 4# 27
   
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
# 3# 26
   
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
# 3# 27
   
Dave Major
XN Sports
# 2# 24
   
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
# 3# 25
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 23
   
Raymond Summerlin
Rotoworld
# 2# 22
   
Doug Orth
FFToday
# 3# 24
   
Ben Standig
CSN Mid-Atlantic
# 3# 24
   
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
# 3# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FNTSY Sports Network
# 3# 22
   
Seth Klein
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 19
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 3# 23
   
Rich Hribar
The Fake Football
# 2# 24
   
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
# 2# 19
   
Chris Heil
Fantasy Sports Rants
# 6# 24
   
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
# 3# 22
   
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
# 2# 22
   
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
# 2# 25
   
Russell Clay
Daily Fantasy Cafe
# 4# 26
   
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 21
   
Matthew Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
# 4# 15
   
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 24
   
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
# 4# 23
   
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
# 3# 22
   
Smitty
SleeperU
# 6# 25
   
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
# 3# 20
   
George Kurtz
RotoExperts
# 6# 29
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 22
   
David Gonos
SoCalledFanEx
# 4# 24
   
Adam Ronis
RotoExperts
# 3# 22
   
Brad Pinkerton
Sporting News
# 4# 26
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 3# 25
   
Mike Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
# 3# 26
   
Andy Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers
# 3# 21
   
Jason Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
# 3# 25
   
Donald Gibson
Fantasy Fusion
# 6# 26
   
Jack Delaney
Your Fantasy Football Coach
# 4# 25
   
Adam Sutton
DraftStars
# 3# 21
   
Tehol Beddict
Razzball
# 2# 23
   
Adam Inman
FFLockerRoom
# 3# 27
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 3# 22
   
Kevin Steele
The Fantasy Authority
# 3# 20
   
Liz Loza
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 24
   
George Banko
Fantasy Football Helpers
# 1# 12
   
Taylor Christianson
FFLockerRoom
# 2# 25
   
Matt Camp
Bleacher Report
# 4# 13
   
Field Yates
ESPN
# 2# 22
   
Alex Gelhar
NFL.com
# 3# 21
   
Matt Franciscovich
NFL.com
# 3# 22
   
Michael Tomlin
SoCalledFanEx
# 4# 23
   
Tyler Loechner
Pro Football Focus
# 3# 24
   
Dorian Colbert
RosterWatch
# 2# 24
   
Matt Harmon
NFL.com
# 3# 25
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 17
   
Bob Lung
Big Guy Fantasy Sports
# 3# 25
   
Scott Smith
RotoViz
# 4# 24
   
Anthony Staggs
Pyromaniac
# 3# 20
   
Bill Latin
Dynasty Football Warehouse
# 2# 21
   
Blake Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
# 5# 24
   
Nate Lundy
5280 Sports Network
# 3# 23
   
Shawn Drotar
5280 Sports Network
# 4# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 19# 13
   
 
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Joe Flacco
QB - BAL
Joe Flacco
2016 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA vs. BUF
Week 2 at LA at CLE
Week 3 vs. SF at JAC
Week 4 at NYJ vs. OAK
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. WAS
Week 6 vs. ATL at NYG
Week 7 at ARI at NYJ
Week 8 at NOBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. BUF vs. PIT
Week 10 at NE vs. CLE
Week 11 vs. PHI at DAL
Week 12 at TB vs. CIN
Week 13 vs. CAR vs. MIA
Week 14 at GB at NE
Week 15 vs. LA vs. PHI
Week 16 vs. ARI at PIT
Week 17 at SF at CIN
 
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Joe Flacco
QB - BAL
Joe Flacco
Passing
   
Pass Att480.9592.0
Pass Cmp313.9363.7
Pass Yards3,844.04,049.3
27.724.7
Ints11.115.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts108.425.6
Rush Yards559.362.5
Rush TDs3.11.5
   
Misc
   
4.53.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points307.6237.4
   
 
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Joe Flacco
QB - BAL
Joe Flacco
2015 Points 
Week 115.10.7
Week 222.021.6
Week 316.220.5
Week 415.57.6
Week 512.624.6
Week 618.917.7
Week 711.414.1
Week 813.623.0
Week 9
Week 1016.820.3
Week 1125.412.0
Week 1235.2
Week 1334.1
Week 1432.3
Week 1526.6
Week 1619.5
Week 1721.2
 
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Joe Flacco
QB - BAL
Joe Flacco
Expert 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
To start the 2015 season, Wilson was not a good fantasy footballer. His first nine games were why I didn't like him as a Top-5 fantasy quarterback. His rushing yards and touchdowns were fairly haphazard, and he often wasn't called on to put up fantasy numbers on a weekly basis. But then my reasoning flew out the window, as Wilson dominated the final seven games of the season, moving himself up to the No. 3 overall quarterback, exactly where he finished the season before. Did Wilson screw you in the first half of the 2015 season? By all means, yes, but then he absolutely won games for you in the second half. That inconsistency is scary, but it's not Wilson's doing. He has the ability to put big fantasy numbers up each week, but often the game plan was not conducive to him getting the pass attempts and rushing yards we need. Will that change in 2016? I think so. Wilson is a very good quarterback. There's really no denying that now, and Pete Carroll will be much quicker to unleash him on defensesWe know what Flacco is. He has a great arm, but he's not going to make every throw and win you games that way. Like Andy Dalton, Flacco needs a full complement of good offensive players to succeed. Flacco has never finished in the Top-10 for fantasy quarterbacks, with his best being 13th. He's not going to change his spots with the receivers the Ravens have on the team now, and I'm going to take signal-callers who may end up with fewer fantasy points, but have the potential to put up much better numbers
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Last season, Russell Wilson finally had the opportunity to throw the ball more last season and he set personal records last year in passing attempts (483), completions (329), touchdowns (34) and passing yards (4,024). He is a top 5 fantasy QB with top 3 potential. Baltimore's Joe Flacco is not an elite QB, but he is still a very good QB. His current ADP of 138.0 may be depressed due to the ACL and MCL tears from last season. But Flacco is looking to be ready by opening day. He may be a little rusty in the first month of the season, but I'm OK with that as I am drafting him as my primary bye-week backup QB, or as an insurance in case my staring QB goes down to injury. Let's not forget that he is a former Super Bowl MVP and had a decent 2014 season with almost 4,000 passing yards, 27 TD passes, and 12 interceptions. His targets this season are WRs Steve Smith Sr., Mike Wallace, Kamar Aiken and TE Benjamin Watson. Look for some additional fantasy points from RBs Justin Forsett and rookie Kenneth Dixon.
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
Dual threat QB was fantasy gold last year. 4,022 passing yards, 554 rushing yards, 35 total TDs. Continued rise in production likely. Could contend for top fantasy QB in '16. 
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Could quietly push his way to QB1 numbers by seasons end; Wallace, Smith, Perriman is a deadly trio
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
Poor Offensive line hasn't hampered his statistical output thus far. Reportedly back to full strength.
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Proved he can carry a team with his arm in '15 (272.3 pass YPG, 24 TD passes in final 7 games) - No. 3 QB in Y! game each of past 2 seasons 
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
Missing Jimmy Graham early in the season could hurt a bit, but Tyler Lockett could fill a lot of the void with continued progress. Flacco was on pace for a career year in 2015 before he went down with an injury. Another Summer learning Marc Trestman's offense can't hurt either.
Bill Latin
Dynasty Football Warehouse
Seahawks should continue to evolve as a passing offense.Flacco is a good QB2 to target.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Wilson's insane tear last year can't be dismissed, nor can Seattle's slow shift to a more pass friendly system. His upside continues to make him a legit top-5 threat.System is there and he has the long ball but weapons could be just as shaky as last year.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Only one player has been a top-five fantasy quarterback each of the past two seasons and it was Wilson. In fact, he was top three each season! You won't have to draft a great backup QB and you know what you are getting if you draft Wilson in the third and it is a QB that gives you a chance to win your league.Flacco took a major step backwards last season from an already mediocre stat line. This season he could leap back towards his previous figures thanks to a much improved wide receiver core, but with a ceiling of 3,600 yards and 25 touchdowns, there is no point on wasting a roster spot on him outside of the rare streaming QB start.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Wilson had a ridiculous 24 touchdown passes and one interception in his final seven games. With his ability to run the ball, he is a sure-fire QB1.