Who Should I Draft?

Tom Brady or Ben Roethlisberger

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tom Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Expert
Recommendation
99%
Recommended by
117 of 118 experts
1%
Recommended by
1 of 118 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 11
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 8# 21
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total258.4252.3
Avg Game21.518.0
Avg Projection323.9263.5
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank1914
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
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Eric Karabell
ESPN
# 2# 16
   
Brandon Funston
Fantasy Analyst
# 3# 8
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 13
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 10
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
# 2# 8
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
# 2# 7
   
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
# 2# 11
   
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
# 2# 10
   
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
# 2# 10
   
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
# 2# 12
   
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
# 3# 13
   
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
# 2# 8
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 3# 11
   
John Paulsen
4for4.com
# 1# 8
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 2# 12
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 5# 18
   
John Halpin
RotoWire.com
# 2# 13
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 2# 12
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 2# 16
   
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
# 2# 10
   
Bill Enright
FFChamps
# 2# 14
   
Mike Clay
ESPN
# 2# 13
   
Evan Silva
Rotoworld
# 2# 11
   
Sean Koerner
STATS
# 2# 13
   
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
# 2# 11
   
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
# 2# 9
   
Staff Composite
NFL.com
# 2# 15
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 3# 10
   
Eric Mack
Fantasy Fatcast
# 2# 7
   
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
# 2# 5
   
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RosterWatch
# 2# 12
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
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# 5# 9
   
Greg Smith
TwoQBs
# 3# 8
   
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Gridiron Experts
# 2# 21
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 15
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 1# 10
   
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Fantasy Smack Talk
# 2# 13
   
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RTSports
# 4# 8
   
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Fantasy Alarm
# 2# 10
   
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
# 2# 4
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 12
   
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Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
# 1# 6
   
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theScore
# 2# 15
   
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Draft Sharks
# 2# 17
   
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Pyromaniac
# 2# 11
   
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Drink Five
# 2# 10
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 16
   
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
# 2# 12
   
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
# 2# 11
   
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Pro Football Focus
# 2# 16
   
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Legion Report
# 2# 11
   
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
# 2# 9
   
Tim McCullough
RotoExperts
# 2# 11
   
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
# 2# 17
   
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# 2# 8
   
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Roto Rankings
# 5# 13
   
Marcas Grant
NFL.com
# 3# 18
   
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Fantasy Sports LR
# 2# 14
   
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Fantasy Couch
# 2# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 16
   
Raymond Summerlin
Rotoworld
# 2# 12
   
Ben Standig
CSN Mid-Atlantic
# 2# 14
   
Adam Pfeifer
RotoCurve
# 2# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FNTSY Sports Network
# 2# 11
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 2# 12
   
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
# 2# 15
   
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
# 2# 9
   
Russell Clay
Daily Fantasy Cafe
# 1# 15
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 11
   
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DataForce Fantasy Football
# 2# 7
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 16
   
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Fantrax
# 2# 10
   
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The Washington Post
# 2# 7
   
Smitty
SleeperU
# 1# 6
   
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RotoExperts
# 3# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 15
   
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SoCalledFanEx
# 2# 10
   
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# 3# 13
   
Michael Florio
RotoExperts
# 2# 11
   
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Athlon Sports
# 2# 13
   
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The Fantasy Footballers
# 3# 16
   
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The Fantasy Footballers
# 2# 15
   
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Estadio Fantasy
# 2# 16
   
Donald Gibson
Fantasy Fusion
# 2# 14
   
Adam Sutton
DraftStars
# 2# 13
   
Adam Inman
Fantasy Hot Read
# 2# 5
   
Kevin Steele
The Fantasy Authority
# 2# 12
   
Liz Loza
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 6
   
George Banko
Fantasy Football Helpers
# 6# 11
   
Matt Camp
Bleacher Report
# 1# 16
   
Field Yates
ESPN
# 1# 11
   
Alex Gelhar
NFL.com
# 2# 17
   
Michael Tomlin
SoCalledFanEx
# 2# 10
   
Matt Harmon
NFL.com
# 2# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 3# 15
   
Bob Lung
Big Guy Fantasy Sports
# 2# 12
   
Scott Smith
RotoViz
# 2# 10
   
Anthony Staggs
Pyromaniac
# 2# 11
   
Mike Randle
Last Word on Sports
# 3# 12
   
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
# 2# 11
   
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
# 2# 14
   
Robert Waziak
Pyromaniac
# 1# 11
   
Jon Diment
Dynasty Nerds
# 2# 12
   
Dominick Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read
# 2# 13
   
Corey Parson
RotoExperts
# 2# 14
   
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RotoViz
# 1# 14
   
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Fake Teams
# 2# 13
   
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# 2# 9
   
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# 3# 15
   
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RotoBaller
# 2# 13
   
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# 2# 8
   
Frankie Soler
RotoBaller
# 2# 6
   
Christian Brito
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
# 8# 7
   
  Tom Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. KC at CLE
Week 2 at NO vs. MIN
Week 3 vs. HOU at CHI
Week 4 vs. CAR at BAL
Week 5 at TB vs. JAC
Week 6 at NYJ at KC
Week 7 vs. ATL vs. CIN
Week 8 vs. LAC at DET
Week 9BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 10 at DEN at IND
Week 11 at OAK vs. TEN
Week 12 vs. MIA vs. GB
Week 13 at BUF at CIN
Week 14 at MIA vs. BAL
Week 15 at PIT vs. NE
Week 16 vs. BUF at HOU
Week 17 vs. NYJ vs. CLE
  Tom Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Passing
   
Pass Att601.8552.0
Pass Cmp393.4360.1
Pass Yards4,697.44,232.7
35.429.5
Ints8.314.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts35.522.6
Rush Yards85.342.5
Rush TDs1.30.8
   
Misc
   
2.82.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points323.9263.5
   
  Tom Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
2016 Points 
Week 121.8
Week 219.8
Week 37.0
Week 433.9
Week 529.629.2
Week 627.29.6
Week 718.2
Week 830.1
Week 918.9
Week 1011.328.4
Week 1128.48.7
Week 1219.020.8
Week 1314.917.6
Week 1426.12.6
Week 157.414.9
Week 1620.619.1
Week 1725.6
  Tom Brady
QB - NE
Tom Brady
Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Expert 
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
(4900 Pass Yds, 37 Pass TD) He's a top 5 QB every year, with all of the new weapons he could put up astronomical numbers.I'm only starting him at home or against super week defenses. He could get a huge boost if Matavis Bryant comes back and plays the whole season. I started to look deep into his home/road splits and most of his road issues come in Baltimore and Cincinnati, more to come...
Brandon Funston
Fantasy Analyst
What needs to be said here? He's the most accomplished QB in the history of the game, and 2 of his top 5 fantasy campaigns (based on PPG) have come in each of the past 2 seasons - and his stable of receiving weapons for '17 is among the most talented that he's ever worked with 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Brady will be 76 this season, but since he's a system quarterback, I expect he'll be fine. Plus, the addition of Brandin Cooks and hopefully a healthy Rob Gronkowski should make give Brady plenty of upside, even at his ripe old age.Roethlisberger has plenty of ability and a great offense, but away games and nagging injuries have been a problem for him. I can't knock him down too far with that offense, but he does have a wide array of outcomes.
Staff Rankings
QB List
Some have Brady ranked as high as this year's QB2. I find that hard to justify since he's going to be breathing the rarefied air of the quadragenarian this year. In other words, he old. This concern should not be taken lightly. There have only been a handful of quarterbacks in the history of the NFL who have even taken the field at 40 years old. Of those, only Brett Farve who produced at a high level. That's it. Brady is attempting something that has only ever been done once in the history of the NFL . I get that Brady is special, he's the best quarterback who has ever played the game. Still, being good at football has no bearing on the fact that there is a very real limit to how long a player can continue to produce. Peyton Manning is also a good player. He had the best single season by a quarterback ever in 2013 at age 37. In 2014 at age 38, he threw for almost 1000 fewer yards than he had the year before. In 2015 at age 39, he barely crossed the line as the QB32! The numbers do not lie. There is a very real cliff - a point at which a quarterback's body and mind say 'No more!'. Is Brady at that point? I don't know, but it is worth mentioning that he is one year older than Manning was when he imploded. In any case, when extrapolated to sixteen games, Brady's 2016 production would still have only been good enough for a QB5 finish. True, he's getting Rob Gronkowski back, and Brandin Cooks is certainly a fun new toy, but will they be enough to significantly improve on last year's totals?Roethlisberger has missed ten games in the past six years. At this point you have to factor in a missed game or two into his projections, which I've done here. Still, he's talented, and he has many studs to throw to. If Big Ben plays all 16 games, he may well be top ten at his position.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Brady had only 3,554 yards and 28 passing touchdowns in 2016, but that was in only 12 games. Those numbers should go up if he can play 16 games this year. The only concern is that he turns 40-years old this year, but he is in great health and the addition of WR Brandin Cooks should help this offense.Big Ben had 3,819 yards and 29 touchdown passes this year, but at 35-years old and having missed games with injury each of the last 2 seasons, he is probably not going to be a QB1 for the remainder of his career.
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
No signs of slowing down entering his age 40 season; YPA was his best since 2011 and his completion percentage his highest since 2007; Brandin Cooks will be the deep threat he's been lacking since Randy Moss left. Return of Bryant gives much-needed compliment to Antonio Brown; age and health a concern; has only played three full seasons in 13-year career; poor play on the road a troubling trend; led NFL in pass attempts over 20 yards in 2016 (77).
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Brady will be 76 this season, but since he's a system quarterback, I expect he'll be fine. Plus, the addition of Brandin Cooks and hopefully a healthy Rob Gronkowski should make give Brady plenty of upside, even at his ripe old age.Roethlisberger has plenty of ability and a great offense, but away games and nagging injuries have been a problem for him. I can't knock him down too far with that offense, but he does have a wide array of outcomes.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 Big Ben is a great value QB1 later in drafts but I'm not reaching for him this year.
Corey Parson
RotoExperts
Brady was his normal excellent self in 13 games last season. A full schedule this year may make him the top quarterback in Fantasy. Auction Value $25 Health and road games are the only things that can stop Roethlisberger. Even with that, the numbers will still be there in the end. Auction Value $7
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Brady may be turning 40 years old before Week 1's kickoff, but he put together the single most efficient 12 games in NFL history last year then proceeded to add Brandin Cooks and Dwayne Allen to an already loaded depth chart. Brady doesn't throw as much of Brees and Luck, especially in the red zone, so even though he may be the best QB in football, his ADP should not reflect that.Big Ben could be in for a stellar second half, if he is somehow healthy for it. He plays the majority of his games at home down the stretch, but he has been notoriously bad on the road and so injury prone that he has only finished as a top 12 QB once in the past 5 seasons. You are better off letting him be someone else's headache this time around.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
While everyone else tries to figure out who he'll will throw to and which running back will get the majority of the carries, just take Brady and enjoy your points.When I initially did my rankings, Roethlisberger was ranked as my No. 12 quarterback, but something big has happened since that time. Martavis Bryant was reinstated. He's played 19 career games with Bryant, averaging 337 yards and 2.11 touchdowns in those games. You have to deal with his road struggles, but his home games will win you weeks.