Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Cam Newton or Matthew Stafford

 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
at GB, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
137 of 140 experts
2%
Recommended by
3 of 140 experts
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Week 229.815.5
   
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Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
2016 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN at IND
Week 2 vs. SF vs. TEN
Week 3 vs. MIN at GB
Week 4 at ATL at CHI
Week 5 vs. TB vs. PHI
Week 6 at NO vs. LA
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. WAS
Week 8 vs. ARI at HOU
Week 9 at LA at MIN
Week 10 vs. KCBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. NO vs. JAC
Week 12 at OAK vs. MIN
Week 13 at SEA at NO
Week 14 vs. SD vs. CHI
Week 15 at WAS at NYG
Week 16 vs. ATL at DAL
Week 17 at TB vs. GB
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
at GB, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att31.538.2
Pass Cmp18.824.4
Pass Yards232.6281.1
1.61.6
Ints0.71.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts8.22.2
Rush Yards41.47.8
Rush TDs0.40.1
   
Misc
   
0.30.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points20.316.5
   
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
2016 Points 
Week 121.226.1
Week 229.815.5
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Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
at GB, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
FantasyPros Staff
FantasyPros
Minnesota's defense has been especially good so far this season so there is no reason to expect any change this weekend. With that being said, Newton may be the most difficult man to gameplan against in the NFL so he should still perform at a high enough level that he is a very useful fantasy piece.In order to keep up with Aaron Rodgers at Green Bay, Jim Bob Cooter will be forced to throw the ball 30+ times with Stafford, who has been sensational since Cooter took over the offense. Don't be surprised if he racks up 3 or 4 touchdowns in this high-scoring affair.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
This will be a tough test for Cam, but at home he plays better and faster, which should keep his floor pretty high in a tough matchup.  
FantasyPros Staff
FantasyPros
 Stafford has one of the most favorable schedules for a quarterback in fantasy football. He has produced 0.49 fantasy points per drop back through two games. Stafford has a tougher matchup against the Packers defense in Week 3, but we still view him as a low end QB1.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Newton does play a tough Minnesota D, but his running ability keeps him as a Weekly Top-5 QB option, regardless of matchup.The Packers secondary was a mess on Sunday, Stafford has QB1 upside this week in a good matchup.