Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Andre Ellington or Darren McFadden

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Darren McFadden
Darren McFadden

at Colts
Sun, 12 pm EST

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Andre Ellington

at Rams
Sun, 3 pm EST

Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 21
# 105
Best
# 10
# 60
Worst
# 30
# 91
Ave Projection (?)
11.7
0.2
Best
17.0
1.0
Worst
9.8
0.0
Ave Points / Game
8.1
8.4
Total Fantasy Points
81.3
126.3
Opponent
IND
STL
Points Allowed (?)
19.7
18.4
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
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ECR
# 21
# 105
Best
# 10
# 60
Worst
# 30
# 91
Wayne Bretsky
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22
60
Staff Rankings
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22
63
Raju Byfield
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14
63
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23
67
Site Projections
NumberFire
19
70
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
20
74
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
18
76
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
23
80
Maurile Tremblay
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18
81
John Paulsen
4for4.com
24
91
Site Projections
scoutPRO
10
N/A
Michael Pichan
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11
N/A
Brian Dezelske
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13
N/A
Kevin Roberts
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14
N/A
Ryan Fowler
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14
N/A
Nathan Miller
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15
N/A
Brett Talley
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15
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16
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16
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16
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16
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16
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16
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Darren Collette
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17
N/A
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17
N/A
Joel Beall
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17
N/A
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17
N/A
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17
N/A
KJ
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17
N/A
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17
N/A
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17
N/A
Dave Major
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18
N/A
Brandon Funston
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18
N/A
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18
N/A
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18
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18
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19
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19
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19
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19
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19
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19
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19
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19
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20
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20
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20
N/A
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20
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20
N/A
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20
N/A
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20
N/A
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20
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20
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20
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20
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20
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20
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20
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20
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20
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20
N/A
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20
N/A
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20
N/A
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20
N/A
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20
N/A
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20
N/A
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20
N/A
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20
N/A
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20
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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21
N/A
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22
N/A
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22
N/A
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22
N/A
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22
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22
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22
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22
N/A
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22
N/A
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22
N/A
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22
N/A
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22
N/A
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22
N/A
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22
N/A
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22
N/A
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22
N/A
David Gonos
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22
N/A
Mike Harmon
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22
N/A
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23
N/A
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23
N/A
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23
N/A
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23
N/A
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23
N/A
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23
N/A
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23
N/A
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23
N/A
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23
N/A
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23
N/A
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24
N/A
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24
N/A
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24
N/A
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24
N/A
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24
N/A
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24
N/A
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25
N/A
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25
N/A
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25
N/A
Scott Engel
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26
N/A
John Halpin
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26
N/A
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26
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
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26
N/A
Terrance Bridgett
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27
N/A
Scott Pianowski
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27
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
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28
N/A
Staff
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28
N/A
Walter Cherepinsky
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29
N/A
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30
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
11.7
0.2
Best
17.0
1.0
Worst
9.8
0.0
Rush Yards
74.2
1.4
Rush TDs
0.3
0
Receptions
3.5
0
Rec Yards
26
0.4
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
1.6
3.6
Total Targets
25.0
57.0
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Top three back based on raw talent behind AP, S-Jax; should be a ppg monster when healthy   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Decent matchup and you know he'll get the touches.   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
McFadden usually is hurt about a month from now, but at least he should help his fantasy owners this week. He plays a Colts D that allowed the 6th most points to fantasy running backs.   
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Much like with Murray, McFadden is a stud when he's on the field. He just can't seem to get on it consistently enough. He's averaged over 5 yards per carry for his career.   
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Even against the Colts, I can't seem to rank DMC higher. I need to see something from him before moving him up.   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
McFadden is in a contract season. The Raiders are also working in more of a power run scheme instead of zone, which is perfect for McFadden when he hits that 3rd gear and is already past the Linebackers. Run DMC has to have a special season for the Silver and Black, with all the defensive upgrades this team made. As well as bringing in a good deep ball QB in Matt Flynn. The Raiders mean business.   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
McFadden and the Raiders have looked pretty pitiful this preseason so it's hard to endorse him, but he does get a good matchup against the Colts who gave up over 5 yards a carry and 14 rushing touchdowns to opposing running backs. If you own him you're starting him.   
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
A couple bullet points here … McFadden is in a contract year, always an injury risk and the Raiders are switching up their offensive attack to a power running system. That being said, it leaves us with all kinds of questions marks. To take it one step further, McFadden wasn’t comfortable last season at all in the running game and this will be a back to normal type set. McFadden also turned down early negotiations, looking to show NFL teams and the Raiders that he is in position to call for b...