Who Should I Start? - Week 1 - PPR

Andre Ellington or Ben Tate

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Ben Tate
Ben Tate

vs. Dolphins
Sun, 12 pm EST

Andre Ellington - photo unavailable
Andre Ellington

at Rams
Sun, 3 pm EST

Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 31
# 93
Best
# 18
# 60
Worst
# 48
# 76
Ave Projection (?)
10.3
0.2
Best
13.1
1.0
Worst
5.7
0.0
Ave Points / Game
10.7
11.2
Total Fantasy Points
149.1
167.3
Opponent
MIA
STL
Points Allowed (?)
15.3
18.4
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
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# 48
# 76
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24
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Ave Projection (?)
10.3
0.2
Best
13.1
1.0
Worst
5.7
0.0
Rush Yards
50.3
1.4
Rush TDs
0.8
0
Receptions
1.6
0
Rec Yards
11
0.4
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
3.1
3.6
Total Targets
49.0
57.0
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Arian Foster won't get a full work load, so Tate will see more than normal touches, but it's hard to predict with any certainty so he's just a flex play for needy teams.   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Should split carries in week one, so has some real upside to start the year.   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Ben Tate is an automatic RB#1 if Arian Foster goes down for any games. Not only is he RB#1 quality, he could be Top 5 for any given week. Tate is the exact clone of Boobie Miles from 'Friday Night Lights' and the Texans are not afraid to use him like that. If you draft Arian Foster, do yourself a favor and draft Ben Tate. Even if you do not own Foster, steal Tate away.   
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Tate rushed for nearly 1,000 yards as a backup in 2011, but his 2012 was marred by injuries. With the Texans wanting to take some pressure off of Arian Foster, look for Tate to rebound in a big way this season...if healthy.