Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Philip Rivers

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Cam Newton
Cam Newton
CAR - QB
at JAC  Sun, 1:00 ET
 
Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers
SD - QB
vs. DET  Sun, 4:05 ET
57%
Expert Pick %
43%
15
ECR
16
7
Best Rank
11
22
Worst Rank
26
16.1
Ave Projection (?)
17.0
57%
Expert Pick %
43%
 
57%
Expert Pick %
43%
15
ECR
16
7
Best Rank
11
22
Worst Rank
26
16.1
Ave Projection (?)
17
225
Pass Yards
283
1
Pass TDs
2
1
Ints
1
37
Rush Yards
3
249.0
Total Points
265.8
17.8
Ave Points
16.6
Week 1
12.5
19.1
Week 2
25.1
12.7
Week 3
19.3
12.6
Week 4
27.1
15.1
Week 5
21.8
34.1
Week 6
25.8
14.3
Week 7
14.2
5.2
Week 8
19.8
12.3
Week 9
-2.2
12.8
Week 10
BYE
18.7
Week 11
11.6
Week 12
13.5
14.7
Week 13
27.2
35.3
Week 14
10.4
Week 15
9.6
22.3
Week 16
24.2
19.7
Week 17
5.8
Ave Targets / Game
Total Targets
Week 1
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Week 3
Week 4
BYE
Week 5
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Week 10
BYE
Week 11
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Week 17
Newton will be hurt by the loss of WR Kelvin Benjamin, but the Jaguars were just 17th against fantasy quarterbacks last year and he should be able to provide QB2 value.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Detroit allowed the 5th fewest points to fantasy quarterbacks last year, but I think those stats go out the window with DT Ndamukong Suh now in Miami.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Newton will need to use his legs more than last season, which should keep his floor pretty high. I'm not expecting huge passing numbers though.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

 
A road date with the Jags isn't what it was two years ago, while Cam no longer has Kelvin.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Detroit lost some defensive bite but they shouldn't suddenly be awful. That being said, Rivers has been money in his new system and he's at home.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football