Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Ben Roethlisberger or Matthew Stafford

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Experts' Pick
 
  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
10 of 10 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 10 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 16
Best Rank# 7# 14
Worst Rank# 14# 18
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent at CLE vs. ARI
Matchup Rank117
   
   
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp21.721.5
Pass Yds249.8210.3
Pass TD2.31.3
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total252.3279.7
Avg Game18.017.5
Avg Projection263.5265.0
2016 Average18.017.5
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
Weather
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
# 10# 16
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 7# 18
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 14# 16
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 9# 17
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 10# 18
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 9# 17
   
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
# 10# 17
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 11# 14
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 9# 15
   
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
# 8# 17
   
  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at CLE vs. ARI
Week 2 vs. MIN at NYG
Week 3 at CHI vs. ATL
Week 4 at BAL at MIN
Week 5 vs. JAC vs. CAR
Week 6 at KC at NO
Week 7 vs. CINBYE WEEK
Week 8 at DET vs. PIT
Week 9BYE WEEK at GB
Week 10 at IND vs. CLE
Week 11 vs. TEN at CHI
Week 12 vs. GB vs. MIN
Week 13 at CIN at BAL
Week 14 vs. BAL at TB
Week 15 vs. NE vs. CHI
Week 16 at HOU at CIN
Week 17 vs. CLE vs. GB
  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att552.0588.5
Pass Cmp360.1380.5
Pass Yards4,232.74,180.2
29.525.4
Ints14.012.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts22.637.1
Rush Yards42.5158.5
Rush TDs0.81.8
   
Misc
   
2.22.8
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points263.5265.0
   
  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
2016 Points 
Week 121.826.1
Week 219.815.5
Week 37.026.5
Week 433.98.2
Week 529.218.8
Week 69.628.2
Week 717.8
Week 813.6
Week 918.914.8
Week 1028.4
Week 118.711.1
Week 1220.816.3
Week 1317.623.8
Week 142.616.4
Week 1514.910.2
Week 1619.112.5
Week 1719.9
  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Big Ben only had a 167 yards and no touchdown passes at Cleveland last year, which was on par with his 78.4 road QB rating. I would only rate him as a mid-tier QB2.