Who Should I Start? - Week 17

Cam Newton or Philip Rivers

 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at TB, Sun 1pm EST
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. KC, Sun 4pm EST
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
92 of 104 experts
12%
Recommended by
12 of 104 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 12
Best Rank# 5# 7
Worst Rank# 13# 20
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent at TB vs. KC
Matchup Rank1821
   
   
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp19.319.4
Pass Yds223.1219.9
Pass TD1.31.3
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total254.3259
Avg Game17.016.2
Week 1611.518.9
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertQuestionable
Weather
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Eric Karabell
ESPN
# 9# 11
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 11
   
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 11
   
Mike Krueger
FFToday
# 8# 11
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
# 9# 12
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
# 9# 10
   
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
# 13# 17
   
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
# 12# 13
   
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
# 11# 15
   
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
# 9# 15
   
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
# 10# 12
   
John Paulsen
4for4.com
# 10# 13
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 7# 13
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 9# 12
   
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
# 10# 11
   
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
# 11# 13
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 10# 13
   
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
# 9# 14
   
Bill Enright
FFChamps
# 9# 11
   
Mike Clay
ESPN
# 11# 12
   
Sean Koerner
STATS
# 10# 20
   
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
# 10# 13
   
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
# 11# 13
   
Staff Composite
NFL.com
# 8# 13
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 8# 12
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 11# 12
   
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
# 13# 14
   
Greg Smith
TwoQBs
# 12# 14
   
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
# 10# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 11
   
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
# 10# 12
   
Walton Spurlin
Pro Football Focus
# 11# 12
   
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
# 7# 12
   
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
# 10# 12
   
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
# 9# 11
   
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
# 10# 12
   
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
# 10# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 10
   
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
# 10# 11
   
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
# 11# 12
   
Scott Cullen
TSN
# 10# 11
   
Staff Rankings
Pyromaniac
# 10# 17
   
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
# 8# 13
   
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
# 11# 18
   
Terrance Bridgett
Fake Pigskin
# 9# 12
   
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
# 9# 12
   
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
# 9# 12
   
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
# 10# 12
   
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
# 10# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 11# 14
   
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
# 10# 12
   
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
# 11# 13
   
Allie Fontana
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 12
   
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
# 10# 14
   
Marcas Grant
NFL.com
# 10# 14
   
Kevin English
Draft Sharks
# 8# 11
   
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
# 9# 13
   
Dave Major
XN Sports
# 10# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 10
   
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
# 8# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FNTSY Sports Network
# 9# 14
   
Seth Klein
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 12
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 9# 12
   
Rich Hribar
The Fake Football
# 12# 13
   
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
# 9# 14
   
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
# 10# 13
   
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 12
   
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
# 7# 15
   
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
# 8# 10
   
Matthew Freedman
FantasyLabs
# 10# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 12
   
David Gonos
SoCalledFanEx
# 5# 14
   
Richard Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 14
   
Andy Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers
# 7# 16
   
Jason Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
# 11# 16
   
Donald Gibson
Fantasy Fusion
# 8# 12
   
Jack Delaney
Your Fantasy Football Coach
# 9# 14
   
Adam Sutton
DraftStars
# 11# 13
   
Adam Inman
FFLockerRoom
# 10# 12
   
Kevin Steele
The Fantasy Authority
# 9# 16
   
Matt Camp
Bleacher Report
# 11# 15
   
Alex Gelhar
NFL.com
# 11# 14
   
Tyler Loechner
Pro Football Focus
# 10# 12
   
D.J. Foster
Fox Sports
# 11# 13
   
Matt Harmon
NFL.com
# 10# 15
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 8# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 13# 14
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Daniel Marcus
Fantasy-Phenoms
# 9# 13
   
Scott Smith
RotoViz
# 10# 12
   
Anthony Staggs
Pyromaniac
# 10# 13
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 9# 7
   
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 9
   
Field Yates
ESPN
# 12# 10
   
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
# 12# 8
   
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
# 12# 11
   
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
# 12# 10
   
John Halpin
Fox Sports
# 12# 11
   
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
# 12# 10
   
Sablich Brothers
5th Down Fantasy
# 12# 11
   
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
# 13# 10
   
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
# 13# 11
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 13# 10
   
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2016 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN
18/33, 194 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
11 rush, 54 yds, 1 td
at KC
25/36, 243 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. SF
24/40, 353 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
6 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
17/24, 220 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
1 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. MIN
21/35, 262 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
7 rush, 26 yds, 1 td
at IND
26/39, 330 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at ATL
14/25, 165 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
5 rush, 30 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
28/43, 321 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. TB
at OAK
21/30, 359 pass yds, 4 td, 2 int
Week 6 at NO
27/47, 322 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 1 td
vs. DEN
18/29, 178 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
Week 7BYE WEEK at ATL
27/44, 371 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. ARI
14/27, 212 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
7 rush, 43 yds, 0 td
at DEN
20/47, 267 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
Week 9 at LAR
20/32, 225 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
7 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
24/33, 275 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. KC
23/38, 261 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
12 rush, 54 yds, 1 td
vs. MIA
23/44, 326 pass yds, 3 td, 4 int
Week 11 vs. NO
14/33, 192 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
5 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 12 at OAK
14/29, 246 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, 6 yds, 1 td
at HOU
22/30, 242 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
Week 13 at SEA
14/32, 182 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
15/26, 225 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
3 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. LAC
10/27, 160 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
8 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
at CAR
21/39, 236 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
Week 15 at WAS
21/37, 300 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. OAK
17/30, 206 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
Week 16 vs. ATL
18/43, 198 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
8 rush, 36 yds, 0 td
at CLE
23/46, 322 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 17 at TB vs. KC
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2016 Points 
Week 121.214.6
Week 229.823.8
Week 313.111.4
Week 415.618.8
Week 526.4
Week 627.011.1
Week 714.6
Week 812.812.7
Week 914.618.7
Week 1023.817.0
Week 1112.4
Week 1220.419.7
Week 1312.514.8
Week 1411.57.4
Week 1520.014.2
Week 1611.518.9
Week 178.114.9
 
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at TB, Sun 1pm EST
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. KC, 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.Kansas City does have a great fantasy defense, but mostly because they force loads of turnovers. The Chiefs give up plenty of yards and TDs so don't be scared off by this matchup.