Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cam Newton or Philip Rivers

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Experts' Pick
 
  Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at DEN, Mon 10pm EDT
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
7 of 7 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 7 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 19
Best Rank# 3# 15
Worst Rank# 10# 21
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent at SF at DEN
Matchup Rank1231
   
   
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp20.219.1
Pass Yds240.5185.8
Pass TD1.90.8
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total254.3259.0
Avg Game17.016.2
Avg Projection283.3257.2
2016 Average17.016.2
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
Weather
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 3# 19
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 10# 21
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 6# 20
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 6# 19
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 5# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 10# 19
   
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
# 6# 19
   
  Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF at DEN
Week 2 vs. BUF vs. MIA
Week 3 vs. NO vs. KC
Week 4 at NE vs. PHI
Week 5 at DET at NYG
Week 6 vs. PHI at OAK
Week 7 at CHI vs. DEN
Week 8 at TB at NE
Week 9 vs. ATLBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. MIA at JAC
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. BUF
Week 12 at NYJ at DAL
Week 13 at NO vs. CLE
Week 14 vs. MIN vs. WAS
Week 15 vs. GB at KC
Week 16 vs. TB at NYJ
Week 17 at ATL vs. OAK
  Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
at SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at DEN, Mon 10pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att528.5584.8
Pass Cmp305.6361.1
Pass Yards3,794.94,308.4
24.330.5
Ints13.515.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts84.716.8
Rush Yards408.340.5
Rush TDs4.80.2
   
Misc
   
4.25.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points283.3257.2
   
  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 SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
at DEN, Mon 10pm 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.