Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Alex Smith or Cam Newton

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EDT
Alex SmithA. Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 6# 17-
Best Rank# 2# 10-
Worst Rank# 15# 25-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NO at LAC-
Matchup Rank15-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp1913.7
Pass Yds259135.3
Pass TD21
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total24.947.1-
Avg Game12.523.6-
Avg Projection19.115.7-
Week 211.816.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertQuestionable-
Weather-
    
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  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Alex SmithA. Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF
14/25, 171 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
6 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at NE
28/35, 368 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
5 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. BUF
20/32, 228 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
5 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
21/28, 251 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NO at LAC
Week 4 at NE vs. WAS
Week 5 at DET at HOU
Week 6 vs. PHI vs. PIT
Week 7 at CHI at OAK
Week 8 at TB vs. DEN
Week 9 vs. ATL at DAL
Week 10 vs. MIABYE WEEK
Week 11BYE WEEK at NYG
Week 12 at NYJ vs. BUF
Week 13 at NO at NYJ
Week 14 vs. MIN vs. OAK
Week 15 vs. GB vs. LAC
Week 16 vs. TB vs. MIA
Week 17 at ATL at DEN
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EDT
Alex SmithA. Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att34.532.6
Pass Cmp20.521.1
Pass Yards263.0234.5
Pass TDs1.81.5
Ints0.80.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts5.13.1
Rush Yards22.912.1
Rush TDs0.20.1
   
Misc
   
0.30.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.115.7
   
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Alex SmithA. Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
2017 Points 
Week 113.131.0
Week 211.816.1
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  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EDT
Alex SmithA. Smith
QB - KC
Alex Smith
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
 Smith tore up the Charges last season for his best game of the year. He is a decent start, but expecting a repeat performance is a little too optimistic.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Newton has looked somewhere between rusty and downright bad in his two games this season, completing just 34 of his 57 pass attempts and barely running the ball. He continues to recover from his shoulder injury, but now must learn to deal without his most trusted target, Greg Olsen. It's a fantastic matchup at home against the Saints, of course, but Newton has not looked reliable enough this season or last to be trustworthy. He remains a firm QB1 here in light of the matchup, but he's not the top option that owners expected him to be this week. 
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
They scored 9 points against Buffalo, I might move him down more. 
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Newton hasn't shown me much yet, but this matchup made Sam Bradford a superstar over night. I expect Cam and company to put up good numbers even if they struggle. 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Saints have allowed the most points to fantasy quarterbacks, Newton has been a little shaky to start the season, but he should be a high-end QB1 in a great matchup.Alex Smith has a nice matchup against a Chargers D that is just 26th against fantasy quarterbacks in 2 games this year.