Who Should I Draft?

Doug Martin or Arian Foster (2014)

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Expert Pick %
79%
21%
ECR
# 9
# 12
Best
# 4
# 7
Worst
# 19
# 21
Ave Projection (?)
207.6
200.2
Best
228.2
215.2
Worst
188.1
178.7
Expert Pick %
79%
21%
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ECR
# 9
# 12
Best
# 4
# 7
Worst
# 19
# 21
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
9
6
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
19
7
Chris Heil
Fake Pigskin
16
8
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
9
7
Christopher Harris
ESPN
12
7
Staff Rankings
ESPN
8
7
Mike Krueger
FFToday
12
7
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
12
8
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
9
8
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
9
8
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
7
8
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
6
8
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
16
8
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
8
9
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
11
9
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
7
9
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
13
9
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
13
12
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
12
9
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
12
9
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
10
9
David Dodds
FootballGuys
6
9
Matthew Berry
ESPN
7
9
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
11
10
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
10
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
9
10
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
9
10
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
7
10
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
4
10
John Halpin
Fox Sports
11
10
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
13
10
Jim McCormick
ESPN
8
10
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
14
11
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
6
11
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
10
11
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
10
11
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
5
11
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
9
11
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
8
11
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
9
11
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
10
11
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
10
12
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
7
12
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
10
12
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
7
12
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
10
12
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
13
12
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
11
12
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
9
12
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
4
12
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
7
12
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
9
12
Bill Enright
FFChamps
10
12
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
11
12
Ryan Hodge
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9
12
Brendan Donahue
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10
13
Staff Rankings
Draft Calc
8
13
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
9
13
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
5
13
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
12
13
Micah James
FFMagicMan
9
13
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
10
13
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
10
13
Jason Smith
NFL.com
7
13
Matthew Hill
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10
13
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9
13
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
6
13
Ryan Rufe
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6
13
John Paulsen
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10
13
Ken Zalis
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10
13
Dave Major
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9
13
Eric Karabell
ESPN
7
13
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
11
13
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
8
13
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
13
14
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
6
14
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
9
14
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
13
14
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
7
14
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
8
14
Bob Henry
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9
14
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
10
14
Matt De Lima
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9
14
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
9
14
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
7
15
Walton Spurlin
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8
15
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9
15
Kevin Hanson
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6
16
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
7
16
Andy Behrens
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7
16
Sigmund Bloom
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11
16
Justin Boone
The Score
7
16
Staff Rankings
KFFL
8
16
Staff Rankings
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12
17
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
8
17
Austin Lee
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12
17
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
6
17
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
9
18
C.D. Carter
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8
19
Cedric Hopkins
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9
19
Adam Pfeifer
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7
20
Dalton Del Don
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8
20
Adam Rank
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9
20
Marcus Grant
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8
20
Brandon Funston
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7
21
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
6
21
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
8
22
Ave Projection (?)
207.6
200.2
Best
228.2
215.2
Worst
188.1
178.7
Rush Yards
1191.5
1189.8
Rush TDs
7.8
8
Receptions
45.9
37.2
Rec Yards
360.1
281.9
Rec TDs
1.6
1.5
Ave Targets / Game
2.2
1.5
Total Targets
35.0
24.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
He's coming off back surgery, but should be ready for training camp and should be the starting back in Houston. I would hesitate to draft him in the first five rounds, there are a lot of concerns about health and overuse from 2010 to 2012 that is causing these injuries to surface. The Texans also have an awful quarterback situation and an unhappy Andre Johnson, which could create a lot of defenders in the box.
I think Martin will have a bounce back season in Lovie Smith's run oriented offense. I also do not view the torn labrum injury that cut his season short as an injury as that screams injury prone.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Foster was a downer in 2013 but he's a prime bounce back candidate. With Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, Houston will have to be run heavy to compete.
The talent is there but that huge role may not be. He should still be a threat for the top-5.
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
This time last year Foster was in the early first round conversation despite health scares. Now, he's reportedly in full health and due for a bigger role as a receiver (if for no other reason than an inexperienced QB passing him the ball). I'm taking the discount here.
 
  
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Fully healed and still just 27, a big bounceback season awaits for Houston's bell cow.
Injury free and ready to operate as the lead back under new HC Lovie Smith.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
When you draft Foster you draft for his incredible upside. He is 28 and coming off back surgery, but I would love to have Foster on my bench with his awesome upside.
He is a forgotten RB except if you were burned last year by his injury. He will slip in drafts, but his amazing upside can not be overlooked.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Will push for top five by draft day
Doug Martin probably belongs in tier three for now but as an ‘old regime’ back who has to deal with a very impressive rookie in Charles Sims, who is already a better receiver out of the backfield and who is a more exciting runner, he gets knocked down a tier due to his forecasted value hit.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Coming off of back surgery, it's hard to predict what kind of player Foster will be in 2014. His high volume of work in recent seasons gives you concern but if you can get him as the 15th back off the board or close, I wouldn't hesitate.
A lot of people are going to reach for Martin but the emergence of Mike James, showed me how bad Martin was during the first half of the season. Buyer beware.