Who Should I Draft?

Joe Flacco or Russell Wilson (2016)
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Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco
BAL - QB
 
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Expert Pick %
100%
23
ECR
3
13
Best Rank
1
27
Worst Rank
6
239.1
Ave Projection (?)
318.4
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Expert Pick %
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No experts recommend Joe Flacco over Russell Wilson

 
0%
Expert Pick %
100%
23
ECR
3
13
Best Rank
1
27
Worst Rank
6
239.1
Ave Projection (?)
318.4
4,048
Pass Yards
3,806
24
Pass TDs
29
15
Ints
11
64
Rush Yards
594
161.9
Total Points
336.4
16.2
Ave Points
21.0
0.7
Week 1
15.1
21.6
Week 2
22.0
20.5
Week 3
16.2
7.6
Week 4
15.5
24.6
Week 5
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17.7
Week 6
18.9
14.1
Week 7
11.4
23.0
Week 8
13.6
Week 9
20.3
Week 10
16.8
12.0
Week 11
25.4
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35.2
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34.1
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32.3
Week 15
26.6
Week 16
19.5
Week 17
21.2
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The touchdowns weren't impressive (14), but Flacco averaged 41.3 pass attempts and 279 yards passing in 10 games before tearing his ACL i...

- John Paulsen, 4for4.com

Of the early-round quarterback picks, Wilson is the player wed be most inclined to draft since hes sometimes still on the board in ...

- John Paulsen, 4for4.com

System is there and he has the long ball but weapons could be just as shaky as last year.

- 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.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

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.

- 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.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

 
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.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

 
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

- Brandon Funston, Yahoo! Sports

 
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.

- Marc Caviglia, Bruno Boys

Reportedly back to full strength.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Poor Offensive line hasn't hampered his statistical output thus far.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

We 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

- 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. He is a very good quarterback. There's really no denying that now, and Pete Carroll will be much quicker to unleash him on defenses

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball