Who Should I Start? - Week 15

Cam Newton or Aaron Rodgers

 
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  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
vs. GB, Sun 1pm EST
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Aaron RodgersA. Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
at CAR, Sun 1pm EST
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ECR# 5# 6-
Best Rank# 1# 1-
Worst Rank# 13# 12-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. GB at CAR-
Matchup Rank1522-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.417.3
Pass Yds195.3172.8
Pass TD1.41.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total241.3107.6-
Avg Game18.617.9-
Avg Projection19.216.5-
Week 1414.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertShoulder - Limited in practice-
Weather-
    
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  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Aaron RodgersA. Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF
14/25, 171 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
6 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
28/42, 311 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
7 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. BUF
20/32, 228 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
5 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
at ATL
33/50, 343 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NO
17/26, 167 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
3 rush, 16 yds, 1 td
vs. CIN
28/42, 313 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at NE
22/29, 316 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
8 rush, 44 yds, 1 td
vs. CHI
18/26, 179 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at DET
26/33, 355 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at DAL
19/29, 221 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
4 rush, 32 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. PHI
28/52, 239 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
11 rush, 71 yds, 1 td
at MIN
2/4, 18 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
Week 7 at CHI
21/34, 211 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
9 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
Week 8 at TB
18/32, 154 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
11 rush, 44 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. ATL
13/24, 137 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
9 rush, 86 yds, 1 td
vs. DET
Week 10 vs. MIA
21/35, 254 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
5 rush, 95 yds, 0 td
at CHI
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. BAL
Week 12 at NYJ
11/28, 168 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
9 rush, 28 yds, 1 td
at PIT
Week 13 at NO
17/27, 183 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 51 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
Week 14 vs. MIN
13/25, 137 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
11 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
at CLE
Week 15 vs. GB at CAR
Week 16 vs. TB vs. MIN
Week 17 at ATL at DET
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
vs. GB, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
Aaron RodgersA. Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
at CAR, Sun 1pm EST
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Passing
   
Pass Att31.931.8
Pass Cmp19.020.8
Pass Yards232.9224.4
Pass TDs1.61.6
Ints0.90.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts6.93.1
Rush Yards36.116.4
Rush TDs0.30.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.216.5
   
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Aaron RodgersA. Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
2017 Points 
Week 113.116.5
Week 211.818.5
Week 38.324.8
Week 433.023.1
Week 526.224.0
Week 620.70.7
Week 77.4
Week 812.6
Week 920.1
Week 1035.7
Week 11
Week 1217.5
Week 1320.4
Week 1414.5
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Cam NewtonC. Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
vs. GB, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
Aaron RodgersA. Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
at CAR, Sun 1pm EST
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Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Newton salvaged his fantasy day last weekend against the Vikings with a late 62-yard run, though he still managed just 137 yards passing and one touchdown. Things should be better for Newton this weekend against a mediocre Packers defense. With Aaron Rodgers back, it's likely that the Panthers are going to need points to keep up with Green Bay, which should allow Newton to pile on the fantasy points, regardless of his inefficiency. He's a strong QB1 play this weekend.That sound you hear is the fantasy community cheering for Rodgers' return from a broken collarbone, just in time for the meat of the fantasy playoffs. There's some risk here, as Rodgers' collarbone isn't 100% healed, but he's looked great in practice and if you've waited this long, it's likely you're ready to start him. The Panthers have been better than average against opposing quarterbacks, but they've struggled a bit lately, and Rodgers has a great recent history against them (averaging more than 300 yards passing and three touchdowns in his last three meetings). It's possible you have a safer or better option than Rodgers, but unless you have a stud, deploy Rodgers as a QB1 this weekend.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 I may be from Chicago and be a Bears fan, but I appreciate watching greatness. The line on this game has been weird, opening up with the Panthers favored by 1.0, but it's moved to anywhere from Panthers by 3-6 points, so we just went down the middle. It's odd, because the line was after Rodgers was cleared. I think people forgot what he did for not only the offense, but the defense too. There've been just two games in Rodgers' career where he's had to return from injury (and one was a collarbone injury), and in those games, he threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns, and then 318 yards and two touchdowns. It's fair to say that he's pretty good coming off injury. Reports out of practice were that he's looked as good as ever for the last two weeks, but that he needed to be cleared for contact. The Panthers were once a good defense, but they've struggled as of late. Since Week 9, they've played five games, allowing 10 passing touchdowns to the combination of Case Keenum, Drew Brees, Josh McCown, Jay Cutler, and Matt Ryan. We also saw Ryan and McCown surpass 300 yards through the air. When you look at the quarterbacks they've slowed down this year, you don't want to put Rodgers anywhere near them. The only quarterbacks to finish with less than 14.4 fantasy points against them were Brian Hoyer, Tyrod Taylor, Mitch Trubisky, and Jameis Winston. Rodgers must be back in fantasy lineups this week.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Packers are just 23rd against fantasy quarterbacks, Newton should have a monster day this week against the Packers defense.Rodgers needs to gain medical clearance in order to play this week, he'll have some rust and Carolina is 8th against fantasy quarterbacks. He should still be a QB1 in his first game back from injury.