Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Carson Palmer

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Experts' Pick
 
  Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
6 of 7 experts
14%
Recommended by
1 of 7 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 17
Best Rank# 3# 8
Worst Rank# 10# 26
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent at SF at DET
Matchup Rank126
   
   
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp20.224.9
Pass Yds240.5248.4
Pass TD1.92.1
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total254.3243.2
Avg Game17.016.2
Avg Projection283.3232.6
2016 Average17.016.2
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
Weather
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 3# 13
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 6# 16
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 6# 16
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 5# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 26
   
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
# 6# 18
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 10# 8
   
  Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF at DET
Week 2 vs. BUF at IND
Week 3 vs. NO vs. DAL
Week 4 at NE vs. SF
Week 5 at DET at PHI
Week 6 vs. PHI vs. TB
Week 7 at CHI at LAR
Week 8 at TBBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. ATL at SF
Week 10 vs. MIA vs. SEA
Week 11BYE WEEK at HOU
Week 12 at NYJ vs. JAC
Week 13 at NO vs. LAR
Week 14 vs. MIN vs. TEN
Week 15 vs. GB at WAS
Week 16 vs. TB vs. NYG
Week 17 at ATL at SEA
  Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att528.5581.9
Pass Cmp305.6359.2
Pass Yards3,794.94,139.7
24.325.2
Ints13.515.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts84.716.2
Rush Yards408.334.9
Rush TDs4.80.3
   
Misc
   
4.24.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points283.3232.6
   
  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 SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Carson Palmer
QB - ARI
Carson Palmer
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
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. Palmer has a lot of upside in Week 1 against a Lions D that was 28th against fantasy quarterbacks last year.