Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Cam Newton or Carson Palmer

 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at TB, Sun 1pm EST
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
at LA, Sun 4pm EST
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
87 of 104 experts
16%
Recommended by
17 of 104 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 13
Best Rank# 5# 6
Worst Rank# 13# 27
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent at TB at LA
Matchup Rank188
   
   
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp17.721
Pass Yds201.2207.3
Pass TD1.11.8
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total254.3243.2
Avg Game17.016.2
Week 1611.515.3
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertQuestionableQuestionable
Weather
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Eric Karabell
ESPN
# 9# 14
   
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 14
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 13
   
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 13
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 12
   
Mike Krueger
FFToday
# 8# 16
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
# 9# 13
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
# 9# 13
   
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
# 11# 12
   
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
# 9# 13
   
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
# 10# 13
   
John Paulsen
4for4.com
# 10# 16
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 7# 10
   
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
# 10# 12
   
John Halpin
Fox Sports
# 12# 17
   
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
# 11# 12
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 10# 12
   
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
# 9# 12
   
Bill Enright
FFChamps
# 9# 13
   
Sean Koerner
STATS
# 10# 15
   
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
# 10# 16
   
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
# 12# 16
   
Staff Composite
NFL.com
# 8# 11
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 8# 15
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
# 13# 15
   
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
# 10# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 23
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 9# 13
   
Walton Spurlin
Pro Football Focus
# 11# 14
   
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
# 7# 13
   
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
# 10# 13
   
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
# 9# 13
   
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
# 10# 13
   
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
# 10# 13
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 14
   
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
# 10# 13
   
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
# 11# 13
   
Scott Cullen
TSN
# 10# 12
   
Staff Rankings
Pyromaniac
# 10# 15
   
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
# 8# 11
   
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
# 11# 14
   
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
# 12# 17
   
Terrance Bridgett
Fake Pigskin
# 9# 13
   
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
# 9# 13
   
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
# 9# 13
   
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
# 10# 11
   
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
# 10# 11
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 11# 15
   
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
# 10# 13
   
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
# 11# 27
   
Allie Fontana
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 13
   
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
# 10# 12
   
Kevin English
Draft Sharks
# 8# 13
   
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
# 9# 12
   
Dave Major
XN Sports
# 10# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 12
   
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
# 8# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FNTSY Sports Network
# 9# 15
   
Seth Klein
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 13
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 9# 13
   
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
# 9# 12
   
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
# 10# 12
   
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 13
   
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
# 7# 17
   
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
# 12# 14
   
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
# 8# 12
   
Matthew Freedman
FantasyLabs
# 10# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 13
   
David Gonos
SoCalledFanEx
# 5# 11
   
Richard Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 13
   
Andy Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers
# 7# 13
   
Jason Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
# 11# 14
   
Donald Gibson
Fantasy Fusion
# 8# 13
   
Jack Delaney
Your Fantasy Football Coach
# 9# 12
   
Adam Sutton
DraftStars
# 11# 16
   
Adam Inman
FFLockerRoom
# 10# 13
   
Kevin Steele
The Fantasy Authority
# 9# 14
   
Matt Camp
Bleacher Report
# 11# 16
   
Alex Gelhar
NFL.com
# 11# 12
   
Tyler Loechner
Pro Football Focus
# 10# 13
   
Matt Harmon
NFL.com
# 10# 17
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 8# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
Daniel Marcus
Fantasy-Phenoms
# 9# 11
   
Scott Smith
RotoViz
# 10# 13
   
Anthony Staggs
Pyromaniac
# 10# 12
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 9# 6
   
Marcas Grant
NFL.com
# 10# 7
   
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
# 10# 8
   
D.J. Foster
Fox Sports
# 11# 10
   
Mike Clay
ESPN
# 11# 8
   
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
# 11# 10
   
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
# 12# 11
   
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
# 12# 9
   
Greg Smith
TwoQBs
# 12# 10
   
Field Yates
ESPN
# 12# 8
   
Rich Hribar
The Fake Football
# 12# 9
   
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
# 12# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 11
   
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
# 13# 8
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 13# 12
   
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
# 13# 12
   
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
# 13# 8
   
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
2016 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN
18/33, 194 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
11 rush, 54 yds, 1 td
vs. NE
24/37, 271 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. SF
24/40, 353 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
6 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
18/31, 308 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
Week 3 vs. MIN
21/35, 262 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
7 rush, 26 yds, 1 td
at BUF
26/50, 287 pass yds, 0 td, 4 int
Week 4 at ATL
14/25, 165 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
5 rush, 30 yds, 0 td
vs. LA
23/36, 288 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
Week 5 vs. TB
at SF
Week 6 at NO
27/47, 322 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 1 td
vs. NYJ
23/34, 213 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. SEA
29/49, 342 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. ARI
14/27, 212 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
7 rush, 43 yds, 0 td
at CAR
35/46, 363 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
Week 9 at LA
20/32, 225 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
7 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. KC
23/38, 261 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
12 rush, 54 yds, 1 td
vs. SF
30/49, 376 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. NO
14/33, 192 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
5 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
at MIN
20/38, 198 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
1 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at OAK
14/29, 246 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, 6 yds, 1 td
at ATL
25/45, 289 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at SEA
14/32, 182 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
30/46, 300 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. SD
10/27, 160 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
8 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
at MIA
18/33, 145 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
3 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at WAS
21/37, 300 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
28/40, 318 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 16 vs. ATL
18/43, 198 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
8 rush, 36 yds, 0 td
at SEA
16/26, 284 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 17 at TB at LA
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
2016 Points 
Week 121.218.9
Week 229.824.3
Week 313.13.5
Week 415.611.5
Week 5
Week 627.012.4
Week 714.5
Week 812.822.5
Week 914.6
Week 1023.814.6
Week 1112.413.0
Week 1220.417.6
Week 1312.523.9
Week 1411.510.3
Week 1520.020.7
Week 1611.515.3
Week 178.120.2
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at TB, Sun 1pm EST
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
at LA, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Cam has over a 50% completion rate just once since Week 11 and isn't rushing for many yards. Even against Tampa's defense, he is a very risky start.The Rams get after the quarterback and Palmer as taken as many sacks as almost every QB in the league and is a turnover machine so it's best to avoid him in this matchup.