Who Should I Start? - Week 13

Alex Smith or Cam Newton

 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at SEA, Sun 8pm EST
Alex Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
127 of 132 experts
4%
Recommended by
5 of 132 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 14# 20
Best Rank# 7# 9
Worst Rank# 20# 28
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent at SEA at ATL
Matchup Rank271
   
   
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.723.6
Pass Yds198240.5
Pass TD0.81.9
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total203.2154
Avg Game18.514.0
Avg Projection16.415.7
Week 1220.415.0
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
Weather
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Eric Karabell
ESPN
# 11# 15
   
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 24
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 22
   
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 19
   
Mike Krueger
FFToday
# 11# 25
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
# 11# 19
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
# 14# 20
   
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
# 15# 20
   
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
# 19# 20
   
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
# 19# 20
   
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
# 15# 17
   
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
# 8# 27
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 9# 20
   
John Paulsen
4for4.com
# 15# 20
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 12# 18
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 15# 18
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 16# 20
   
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
# 15# 25
   
John Halpin
Fox Sports
# 14# 20
   
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
# 17# 19
   
Jared Smola
Draft Sharks
# 15# 20
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 13# 19
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 16# 20
   
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
# 12# 20
   
Bill Enright
FFChamps
# 13# 20
   
Mike Clay
ESPN
# 12# 14
   
Site Projections
scoutPRO
# 14# 20
   
Sean Koerner
STATS
# 18# 22
   
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
# 15# 20
   
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
# 13# 19
   
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
# 10# 18
   
Staff Composite
NFL.com
# 14# 21
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 14# 21
   
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
# 17# 20
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 20
   
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
# 12# 19
   
Mike Tagliere
Pro Football Focus
# 14# 21
   
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
# 17# 19
   
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
# 15# 21
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 22
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 16# 18
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 18# 19
   
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
# 14# 15
   
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
# 15# 22
   
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
# 14# 21
   
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
# 12# 20
   
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
# 15# 20
   
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
# 13# 20
   
Jeff Paur
RTSports
# 14# 21
   
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
# 15# 20
   
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
# 15# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 21
   
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
# 12# 20
   
Justin Boone
theScore
# 16# 20
   
Scott Cullen
TSN
# 12# 20
   
Matt Schauf
Draft Sharks
# 18# 20
   
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
# 15# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Pyromaniac
# 19# 21
   
David Biggs
Drink Five
# 15# 22
   
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
# 11# 20
   
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
# 11# 19
   
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
# 13# 19
   
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
# 13# 23
   
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
# 19# 20
   
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
# 14# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 20
   
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
# 13# 20
   
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
# 13# 20
   
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
# 17# 24
   
Allie Fontana
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 20
   
Marcas Grant
NFL.com
# 14# 20
   
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
# 16# 22
   
Kevin English
Draft Sharks
# 12# 20
   
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
# 13# 19
   
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
# 14# 19
   
Dave Major
XN Sports
# 18# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 17
   
Raymond Summerlin
Rotoworld
# 19# 20
   
Ben Standig
CSN Mid-Atlantic
# 15# 21
   
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
# 16# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FNTSY Sports Network
# 16# 26
   
Seth Klein
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 21
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 13# 21
   
Rich Hribar
The Fake Football
# 15# 19
   
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
# 13# 20
   
Chris Heil
Fantasy Sports Rants
# 15# 19
   
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
# 12# 20
   
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
# 15# 20
   
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
# 13# 20
   
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 20
   
Matthew Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
# 16# 21
   
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 20
   
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
# 13# 26
   
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
# 13# 22
   
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
# 18# 20
   
Matthew Freedman
FantasyLabs
# 17# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 21
   
David Gonos
SoCalledFanEx
# 10# 23
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 14# 20
   
Mike Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
# 9# 21
   
Andy Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers
# 17# 20
   
Jason Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
# 15# 19
   
Donald Gibson
Fantasy Fusion
# 12# 24
   
Jack Delaney
Your Fantasy Football Coach
# 19# 21
   
Adam Sutton
DraftStars
# 17# 20
   
Tehol Beddict
Razzball
# 13# 21
   
Adam Inman
FFLockerRoom
# 13# 20
   
Kevin Steele
The Fantasy Authority
# 17# 18
   
Liz Loza
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 24
   
George Banko
Fantasy Football Helpers
# 13# 21
   
Matt Camp
Bleacher Report
# 14# 22
   
Field Yates
ESPN
# 16# 20
   
Alex Gelhar
NFL.com
# 16# 25
   
Matt Franciscovich
NFL.com
# 7# 24
   
Michael Tomlin
SoCalledFanEx
# 16# 23
   
Tyler Loechner
Pro Football Focus
# 15# 20
   
Matt Harmon
NFL.com
# 15# 24
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 13# 21
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 21
   
Scott Smith
RotoViz
# 14# 17
   
Anthony Staggs
Pyromaniac
# 16# 20
   
Doug Moore
Inside the Pylon
# 14# 21
   
Nate Lundy
5280 Sports Network
# 13# 23
   
Shawn Drotar
5280 Sports Network
# 12# 20
   
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
# 19# 20
   
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
# 13# 9
   
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 11
   
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
# 13# 12
   
Terrance Bridgett
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 14
   
Greg Smith
TwoQBs
# 20# 19
   
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Alex Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
2016 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN
18/33, 194 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
11 rush, 54 yds, 1 td
vs. SD
34/48, 363 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
4 rush, 15 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. SF
24/40, 353 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
6 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
at HOU
20/37, 186 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. MIN
21/35, 262 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
7 rush, 26 yds, 1 td
vs. NYJ
25/33, 237 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at ATL
14/25, 165 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
5 rush, 30 yds, 0 td
at PIT
30/50, 287 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. TB
BYE WEEK
Week 6 at NO
27/47, 322 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 1 td
at OAK
19/22, 224 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. NO
17/24, 214 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. ARI
14/27, 212 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
7 rush, 43 yds, 0 td
at IND
9/19, 127 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at LA
20/32, 225 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
7 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
Week 10 vs. KC
23/38, 261 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
12 rush, 54 yds, 1 td
at CAR
25/38, 178 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
4 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. NO
14/33, 192 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
5 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
24/31, 261 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 1 td
Week 12 at OAK
14/29, 246 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, 6 yds, 1 td
at DEN
26/44, 220 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at SEA at ATL
Week 14 vs. SD vs. OAK
Week 15 at WAS vs. TEN
Week 16 vs. ATL vs. DEN
Week 17 at TB at SD
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at SEA, Sun 8pm EST
Alex Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att32.935.9
Pass Cmp19.223.4
Pass Yards232.8245.8
1.31.4
Ints1.00.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts6.63.1
Rush Yards31.713.4
Rush TDs0.20.1
   
Misc
   
0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.415.7
   
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Alex Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
2016 Points 
Week 121.228.0
Week 229.83.6
Week 313.113.2
Week 415.617.7
Week 5
Week 627.08.9
Week 717.3
Week 812.810.0
Week 914.6
Week 1023.88.4
Week 1112.419.4
Week 1220.415.0
Week 1312.512.5
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at SEA, Sun 8pm EST
Alex Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
It has gotten to the point that Cam is only borderline startable against a standard defense. Throw Seattle's elite unit in the mix and Cam drops down to a don't play mid-tier QB2. 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Newton is the type of player that can have a big game at any moment, but at this point he is the 14th ranked fantasy quarterback and is a QB2 option on the road against an elite defense. 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Seattle defense is still tough and a road date is troubling, but Cam continues to carry upside in spadesATL is not good defensively and this is a huge game. Smith showing up big wouldn't be shocking