Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Larry Fitzgerald or Ben Roethlisberger

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Experts' Pick
 
  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Larry Fitzgerald
WR - ARI
Larry Fitzgerald
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
8 of 8 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 8 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 60
Best Rank# 9# 56
Worst Rank# 17# 83
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent at CLE at DET
Matchup Rank118
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total252.3136.9
Avg Game18.08.6
Avg Projection263.5132.2
2016 Average18.08.6
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
Weather
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 9# 61
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 17# 75
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 13# 62
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 12# 59
   
Adam Pfeifer
RotoCurve
# 13# 61
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 14# 83
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 56
   
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
# 10# 58
   
  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Larry Fitzgerald
WR - ARI
Larry Fitzgerald
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at CLE at DET
Week 2 vs. MIN at IND
Week 3 at CHI vs. DAL
Week 4 at BAL vs. SF
Week 5 vs. JAC at PHI
Week 6 at KC vs. TB
Week 7 vs. CIN at LAR
Week 8 at DETBYE WEEK
Week 9BYE WEEK at SF
Week 10 at IND vs. SEA
Week 11 vs. TEN at HOU
Week 12 vs. GB vs. JAC
Week 13 at CIN vs. LAR
Week 14 vs. BAL vs. TEN
Week 15 vs. NE at WAS
Week 16 at HOU vs. NYG
Week 17 vs. CLE at SEA
  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Larry Fitzgerald
WR - ARI
Larry Fitzgerald
2016 Points 
Week 121.820.1
Week 219.814.1
Week 37.06.0
Week 433.96.3
Week 529.220.1
Week 69.64.9
Week 77.0
Week 87.4
Week 918.9
Week 1028.413.3
Week 118.76.3
Week 1220.85.3
Week 1317.67.8
Week 142.61.2
Week 1514.93.7
Week 1619.13.1
Week 1710.3
  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Larry Fitzgerald
WR - ARI
Larry Fitzgerald
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Big Ben only had a 167 yards and no touchdown passes at Cleveland last year, which was on par with his 78.4 road QB rating. I would only rate him as a mid-tier QB2. Fitzgerald is starting to enter the downside of his career, he still has some WR3 appeal against a bad Lions secondary, but he does not have a ton of upside.