Who Should I Draft?

Giovani Bernard or Zac Stacy (2014)

Expert Pick %
73%
27%
ECR
# 9
# 13
Best
# 6
# 8
Worst
# 15
# 20
Ave Projection (?)
199.6
191.4
Best
231.7
205.9
Worst
182.5
178.3
Expert Pick %
73%
27%
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Yahoo! Sports
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FootballGuys
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Ken Zalis
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Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
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The Fantasy Fix
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 Jamey Eisenberg
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Eric Mack
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StatSims
 
ECR
# 9
# 13
Best
# 6
# 8
Worst
# 15
# 20
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
6
10
Adam Rank
NFL.com
6
9
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
6
14
Jeff Paur
RTSports
6
11
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
7
13
Bill Enright
FFChamps
7
20
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
7
15
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
7
9
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
7
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
7
11
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
8
25
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
8
12
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
8
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
8
13
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
8
11
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
8
16
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
8
10
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
8
18
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
8
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
9
11
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
9
18
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
9
10
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
9
10
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
9
13
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
9
15
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
9
12
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
9
11
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
9
14
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
9
19
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
9
14
Chris Heil
ProjectRoto
9
17
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
9
13
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
9
12
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
9
13
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
9
11
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
12
18
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
9
14
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
9
12
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
10
11
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
10
13
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
10
8
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
10
14
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
10
15
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
10
7
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
10
13
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
10
20
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
10
18
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
10
14
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
10
15
Staff Composite
NFL.com
10
14
Jason Smith
NFL.com
10
8
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
10
20
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
10
16
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
10
15
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
10
18
David Dodds
FootballGuys
10
13
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
10
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
10
14
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
10
17
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
10
14
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
10
20
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
10
11
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
10
13
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
11
16
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
11
13
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
11
12
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
11
14
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
11
13
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
11
13
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
11
12
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
11
12
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
11
16
Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
11
13
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
11
15
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
11
12
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
11
13
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
11
13
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
11
13
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
11
9
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
11
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
11
13
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
11
14
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
11
12
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
11
12
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
11
12
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
11
14
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
11
18
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
11
9
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
12
11
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
12
13
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
12
15
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
12
13
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
12
11
Justin Boone
The Score
12
15
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
12
10
John Paulsen
4for4.com
12
14
John Halpin
Fox Sports
12
11
Doug Orth
FFToday
12
13
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
12
13
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
12
9
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
12
14
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
12
15
Wayne Bretsky
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12
11
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
12
13
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
13
12
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
13
11
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
13
11
Mike Krueger
FFToday
13
12
Eric Karabell
ESPN
13
12
Jim McCormick
ESPN
13
19
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
13
8
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
14
15
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
14
10
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
14
11
Micah James
FFMagicMan
14
12
Christopher Harris
ESPN
14
8
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
14
11
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
14
17
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
14
17
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
14
17
Staff Rankings
KFFL
14
31
Staff Rankings
ESPN
14
11
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
14
15
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
14
13
Dave Major
XN Sports
14
12
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
14
13
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
14
10
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
15
10
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
15
14
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
15
13
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
15
10
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
15
9
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
15
13
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
15
10
Scott Cullen
TSN
15
20
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
16
8
Matt Smith
NFL.com
17
15
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
19
16
Steve Olson
StatSims
20
24
Ave Projection (?)
199.6
191.4
Best
231.7
205.9
Worst
182.5
178.3
Rush Yards
1,070.9
1,185.6
Rush TDs
5.4
8.9
Receptions
57.3
29.7
Rec Yards
495.2
186.4
Rec TDs
2.6
0.8
Ave Targets / Game
4.4
2.9
Total Targets
71.0
35.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Bernard finished his rookie season as the 16th ranked fantasy back, despite tallying only 170 rushing attempts and 56 receptions. He should have a bigger role in the Bengals offense this year and be a Top 10 running back. Think Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice in his second year with the Ravens.
Stacy looks like the real deal with 1,114 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns in his rookie season. He should be a great bet to finish 2014 as a Top 10 fantasy back. The drafting of RB Tre Mason is a little cause for concern, but Stacy should still be the lead back with Benny Cunningham and Mason used as a change of pace and receiving option.
  
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
I rank Gio Bernard higher than most, and I think he actually has top 5RB upside (with 60-70 reception capability). At No. 14 overall value here, but even later in many recent drafts (I've seen him go as late as 18-20 overall), that's value!
Definitely invest with caution, yet don't overlook Stacy in 2014. Tre Mason is a must-own.
  
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
No. 16 fantasy RB as a rookie, and now looking at an expected 50+ extra touches
A No-nonsense grinder who has good opportunity to bull way to 1,200+ yards, 10+ TDs
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Bernard is one of my favorite players this season. He gets Hue Jackson to help make the run game better and bigger and he's still a great 3rd down/receiving back. We may see Jeremy Hill near the goal line, but i don't believe it will be 100% of the time and Jackson will give enough looks to Gio for it not to be a huge detriment.
The Rams were at their best last season when Stacy was grinding away and the defense was playing tough. They will try to do the same this season and Stacy is an every down back that can be had cheaper than most every down backs.
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Bernard had 3 receiving TDs and 5 rushing TDs in 2013, resulting in over 1,200 all purpose yards. Better in PPR formats, Bernard could be good for 4-5 receptions per game this season. I see Bernard with at least 300 touches this season. He is a low RB1.
Just short of 1,000 rushing yards in his rookie season. He had 7 rushing TDs. Zac Stacy will be the focus of the St. Louis Rams offense in 2014. He will need to improve on the 3.9 yards per carry from 2013. The league average was 4.2 YPC.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
I love watching Gio run on the field. He is an outstanding RB talent and his PPR upside is amazing. He will be given more workload in 2014 and will see double-digit TDs.
We saw enough in his rookie year to know he can produce double digit TD's and 1,500 combined running yards. He doesn't have name brand so he will slip in fantasy drafts, but is a very strong selection.
  
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Will handle featured run/pass duties in new OC Jackson's run first scheme.
Backup Cunningham pushing him for playing time with a better offseason.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
He'll be worth a first-round pick even if touch volume increases only slightly.
A very volume-dependent RB, albeit on a run-heavy team.
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
The injury to Bradford changes Stacy's workload outlook considerably. Rams averaged 38 PA ATT/game with Sam last year and 26.4 w/o him.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
With the system in place from Hue Jackson, Bernard has the most to gain. Expect big things from Gio this season.
Stacy is the #1 back in St. Louis and should have plenty of work this season as the guy behind Sam Bradford. Barring injury, you should count on on Stacy as a low end RB1 or higher RB2.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Out with the old and in with the new in Cincy! Many people may not recognize that Bernard didn’t start a single game in 2013, but Marvin Lewis and the Gang expect big things as Bernard is expected to be used heavily in the Cinci Offense. Previous OC Jay Gruden allowed Andy Dalton to toss 586 passes last season (The Red Rifle averaged 543 Passing Attempts over the past 3 Seasons). New OC Hue Jackson is dedicated to the ground game and the philosophy will be adapted in 2014. Expect Bernard to be heavily utilized (touching the ball around 300 times) as a dual-threat this season with huge break-out potential. (BTW – Bernard had 56 Receptions in 2013, which was 8th amongst RB’s)
Coach Jeff Fisher said “over time” Zac Stacy will “probably be that 70-percent of the carries guy.” Stacy will gobble up carries in 2014 and be the focal point of the offense, similar to how Fisher used CJ?K in Tennessee. Rookie Tre Mason will more than likely be used as a change-of-pace back in 2014, if you were wondering. Stacy sits on the fence between RB1/RB2, however we see solid production coming from him this season.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Giovani Bernard will approach RB1 numbers this year especially in PPR formats but lost a bit of his appeal when the Bengals drafted the talented Jeremy Hill to replace BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
Zac Stacy looked fantastic behind the Rams O-Line last season but the fear was that the Rams would draft a good running back in 2014 and they did just that selecting former Auburn standout Tre Mason. Mason has work to do in pass pro but has the natural talent to knock 3.89 ypc Stacy out of the RB1 conversation completely by mid-season.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Gio is very much on the rise. There is tons to love about his game and role for 2014.
I'm not overly high on Stacy, who is a pure volume back. However, with Bradford out the Rams will run him into the ground. That gives him RB1 upside.