Who Should I Start? - Week 1 - PPR

Ahmad Bradshaw or Giovani Bernard

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Expert Pick %
70%
30%
ECR
# 27
# 28
Best
# 13
# 18
Worst
# 52
# 43
Ave Projection (?)
12.7
11.3
Best
15.6
12.3
Worst
7.8
9.3
Ave Points / Game
13.9
13.8
Total Fantasy Points
41.8
221.3
Expert Pick %
70%
30%
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ECR
# 27
# 28
Best
# 13
# 18
Worst
# 52
# 43
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
13
21
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
19
36
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
19
27
Dan Clasgens
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20
28
Tommy Rowan
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21
32
Rich Arleo
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21
28
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
21
27
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
21
25
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21
30
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21
27
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
22
34
Paul Greco
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22
29
C.D. Carter
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23
29
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
23
28
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23
33
Jeff Paur
RTSports
23
22
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
23
31
Ryan Hester
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23
31
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
23
29
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The New York Times
23
34
Tony Mauriello
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24
36
Scott Cullen
TSN
24
34
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FFLockerRoom
24
30
Jeff Brubach
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24
32
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24
40
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2MugsFF
24
28
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24
34
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24
37
Rich Hribar
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25
27
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25
33
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25
27
Joe Bond
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25
31
Ernie Estrella
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25
27
Kevin Hanson
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25
28
Adrian Pereira
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25
34
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25
29
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26
36
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26
28
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26
28
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26
32
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26
27
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26
31
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26
39
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26
27
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26
28
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26
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27
23
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27
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27
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27
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27
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27
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28
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28
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28
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28
32
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The Football Girl
28
32
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28
26
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28
30
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29
36
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29
34
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29
22
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FantasySharks
29
37
Sean Beazley
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29
31
The FFGhost
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29
31
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30
32
Nate Hodges
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30
27
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
30
28
Mike Rigz
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30
18
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30
33
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30
25
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31
32
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31
34
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31
27
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32
27
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32
29
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32
26
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33
41
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33
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33
36
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33
42
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34
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35
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35
23
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36
24
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37
28
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38
26
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39
29
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40
24
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41
23
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41
33
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46
29
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49
28
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52
33
Ave Projection (?)
12.7
11.3
Best
15.6
12.3
Worst
7.8
9.3
Rush Yards
56.9
50
Rush TDs
0.7
0.1
Receptions
1.8
3.3
Rec Yards
10.9
26.3
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
0.5
4.4
Total Targets
8.0
71.0
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Bradshaw is in a good situation where he will be the lead RB to one of the most effective/efficient offenses in the NFL. The Colts are also going to a West Coast Scheme which will likely put the ball in Bradshaw's hands over 20 times a game.
If you want to make a strong play in your draft, go for Bernard before Green-Ellis is off the board. The Bengals need Bernard to make them an electric offense like they know they can be. Bernard brings that Reggie Bush "X" Factor to the team if he gets going, while I will not compare him to Reggie now. He could be something special in the consistent Darren Sproles range.
  
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Vick Ballard likely to draw the start/Bradshaw's workload an unknown.
 
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
If Bradshaw is ready, which we're not totally convinced he is, he could have a big day agains the Raiders. Our skepticism about the health is the only reason he's this far down.
 
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Oakland has a terrible defense that ranked 24th against fantasy backs, so Bradshaw should have a solid debut for his new team. The Colts are expected to limit his carries against a bad team, so he is a risky flex play.
I do not think the Law Firm is going to have much luck running up the middle of the Bears D, but I think Bernard could give them some problems on the outside and in the passing game.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
He's still returning from foot surgery and running with the second team in practice, but as the week goes on he should be able to step up a bit. His matchup against Oakland is a juicy one. They were obliterated by Matt Forte and Michael Bush in the third preseason game and if Bradshaw looks good to go he'll be a good start.
Bernard faces a tough defense on the road for his NFL debut. The Bears ranked 4th best in fantasy points given up to running backs last season and Bernard will split carries with Green-Ellis to start the season. It's tough to know exactly how much work he'll get so I'm shying away.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Coming off foot surgery, but expected back within the next week. Likely to be the number one RB in Indi. Effective when healthy, but foot issues have always been a problem while in NY, part of the reason they let him go.
Bernard is the RB Cincinnati has always lacked, as he is explosive and capable of catching passes out of the backfield. We expect Bernard to have a strong shot at Rookie of the Year. FYI – Bernard is currently driving his Girlfriend’s Mom’s tan mini-van to training camp. Look for that to change soon.
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
The Colts haven't had a worthwhile back in quite some time, and Bradshaw comes in and instantly becomes the most accomplished of the group. He can catch passes and provide steady production on the ground, if his body can hold up.
Bernard is as shifty as they come, and I'd imagine his role with the Bengals will increase as the year progresses. However, The Law Firm seems destined to get the carries in scoring situations, so that gives me some pause with Bernard.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Raiders are bad on D so Bradshaw could be in for a big Colts debut.
Not the ideal matchup for your NFL debut.