Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Aaron Rodgers

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Experts' Pick
 
  Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
vs. SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
6 of 7 experts
14%
Recommended by
1 of 7 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 6
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 6# 10
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent vs. SEA at SF
Matchup Rank2912
   
   
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp20.720.2
Pass Yds225.8240.5
Pass TD11.9
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total380.0254.3
Avg Game23.817.0
Avg Projection343.9283.3
2016 Average23.817.0
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
Weather
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 6# 10
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 1# 6
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 1# 5
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 2# 10
   
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
# 2# 6
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 4# 3
   
  Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA at SF
Week 2 at ATL vs. BUF
Week 3 vs. CIN vs. NO
Week 4 vs. CHI at NE
Week 5 at DAL at DET
Week 6 at MIN vs. PHI
Week 7 vs. NO at CHI
Week 8BYE WEEK at TB
Week 9 vs. DET vs. ATL
Week 10 at CHI vs. MIA
Week 11 vs. BALBYE WEEK
Week 12 at PIT at NYJ
Week 13 vs. TB at NO
Week 14 at CLE vs. MIN
Week 15 at CAR vs. GB
Week 16 vs. MIN vs. TB
Week 17 at DET at ATL
  Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
vs. SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att608.9528.5
Pass Cmp395.9305.6
Pass Yards4,438.13,794.9
35.424.3
Ints8.313.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts60.784.7
Rush Yards340.2408.3
Rush TDs2.54.8
   
Misc
   
3.94.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points343.9283.3
   
  Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
2016 Points 
Week 123.621.2
Week 217.429.8
Week 326.413.1
Week 415.6
Week 515.9
Week 612.527.0
Week 723.7
Week 833.812.8
Week 926.214.6
Week 1027.523.8
Week 1129.312.4
Week 1223.120.4
Week 1316.012.5
Week 1421.211.5
Week 1512.020.0
Week 1637.211.5
Week 1734.28.1
  Aaron Rodgers
QB - GB
Aaron Rodgers
vs. SEA, Sun 4pm EDT
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Rodgers had 246 yards passing and 3 touchdowns against the Seahawks last year, but that was without S Earl Thomas and with 5 Russell Wilson interceptions. I view Rodgers as a low-end QB1 in a tough matchup.San Francisco was 20th against fantasy quarterbacks last year, but Newton is coming off a shoulder surgery and the 49ers have added some pieces on D. Newton is a low-end QB1 in Week 1.