Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Andre Ellington or Darren McFadden

Andre Ellington
Andre Ellington
ARI - RB
vs. NO  Sun, 4:05 ET
 
Darren McFadden
Darren McFadden
DAL - RB
vs. NYG  Sun, 8:30 ET
99%
Expert Pick %
1%
11
ECR
30
4
Best Rank
16
27
Worst Rank
48
9.5
Ave Projection (?)
6.3
99%
Expert Pick %
1%
 
99%
Expert Pick %
1%
11
ECR
30
4
Best Rank
16
27
Worst Rank
48
9.5
Ave Projection (?)
6.3
12
Rush Attempts
8
53
Rush Yards
37
0
Rush TDs
0
3
Receptions
1
27
Rec Yards
10
0
Rec TDs
0
131.5
Total Points
84.6
11.0
Ave Points
5.3
6.0
Week 1
2.1
10.1
Week 2
12.8
7.5
Week 3
6.5
Week 4
7.2
26.4
Week 5
9.3
Week 6
8.6
16.0
Week 7
11.5
12.5
Week 8
6.5
19.4
Week 9
6.7
10.2
Week 10
3.6
6.6
Week 11
2.1
6.3
Week 12
3.4
1.2
Week 13
4.5
Week 14
0.5
Week 15
1.3
Week 16
5.4
Week 17
1.9
5.3
Ave Targets / Game
3.5
64.0
Total Targets
56.0
5.0
Week 1
1.0
3.0
Week 2
3.0
4.0
Week 3
4.0
Week 4
5.0
7.0
Week 5
9.0
Week 6
4.0
9.0
Week 7
8.0
6.0
Week 8
6.0
4.0
Week 9
5.0
5.0
Week 10
7.0
4.0
Week 11
3.0
8.0
Week 12
2.0
0.0
Week 13
2.0
Week 14
0.0
Week 15
0.0
Week 16
2.0
Week 17
4.0
Ellington's touches per game might be down this season, but he has a great matchup vs the Saints. He was one of the best backs in the NFL last season when Carson Palmer was healthy.

- Sean Beazley, EDSFootball

 
Ellington has a ton of upside going against a Saints team that allowed the most receiving yards to running backs last year and was 29th overall against fantasy running backs.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

The Cowboys backfield is a mess right now, I am assuming that Randle will see most of the carries, but that McFadden will also see enough action to warrant being a boom / bust flex option.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Matchup works and should start but how much will the Johnsons eat into his carries? He can be explosive, but he's clearly a risky play.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

I like his upside, at home and Giants are beatable. only problem right now is role

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football