Who Should I Start? - Week 1 - PPR

Andre Ellington or Ben Tate

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Andre Ellington
Andre Ellington (ARI - RB) I
 
Ben Tate
Ben Tate (PIT - RB)
31%
Expert Pick %
69%
32
ECR
23
3
Best Rank
14
78
Worst Rank
38
8.5
Ave Projection
12.6
14.8
Best
17.4
2.1
Worst
10.3
31%
Expert Pick %
69%
 
31%
Expert Pick %
69%
32
ECR
23
3
Best Rank
14
78
Worst Rank
38
3.8
Ave Targets / Game
3.5
57.0
Total Targets
49.0
Update 9/5: Ellington sat out Thursday's practice with a foot injury. With this starting time, it's probably worth adding Jonathan Dwyer in case he can't go.

- Staff Rankings, 2MugsFF

Anticipate a very large workload versus the Steelers. Despite preseason concerns over West stealing some touches, Tate appears to be locked in as an every down guy.

- Staff Rankings, 2MugsFF

The Chargers were a respectable 11th against fantasy backs, but Ellington's big play ability makes him a threat on any carry or reception. He is a game time decision on a Monday Night Game, so you will need to own Jonathan Dwyer if you plan on starting Ellington.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

The Steelers were only 21st against fantasy running backs, but Tate is going to be facing 11 in the box the way QB Brian Hoyer has been throwing the ball.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Was at RB11 until injury news. Placing him here is hedging bets due to Monday start.

- John Halpin, Fox Sports

 
*Falling Star* - And the story line continues. ESPN's Schefter and Mortensen both state that the vibe around Arizona is very negative on the Ellington injury and his status for MNF. Even if he does start it will take a lot for him to produce as a top RB in Week 1. Replace him with a safer option if you can. If you don't ENSURE that you have a last minute option replacement just in case he is ruled OUT.

- Tom Schriner, FFLockerRoom

 
Foot injury could keep him out for week one and possibly a lot longer.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Is going to have a nice role right off the bat but Steelers aren't going to be dominated.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football