Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Andre Ellington or Darren McFadden

Andre Ellington
Andre Ellington ARI
vs. SD  Mon, 10:20 ET
IR - Hernia
Darren McFadden
Darren McFadden DAL
vs. SF  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
60%
40%
ECR
# 30
# 46
Best
# 8
# 28
Worst
# 80
# 60
Ave Projection (?)
6.4
5.1
Best
12.7
6.9
Worst
0.0
3.2
Opponent
SD
SF
Points Allowed (?)
16.7
16.3
Expert Pick %
60%
40%
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 Sean Koerner
STATS
Staff Composite
ESPN
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Micah James
FFMagicMan
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 Dave Major
XN Sports
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 Scott Cullen
TSN
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 Seth Klein
Razzball
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 Staff
Roto Analysis
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 Chris Heil
Sportable
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
Justin Boone
The Score
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
David Dodds
FootballGuys
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
Bill Enright
FFChamps
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Site Projections
numberFire
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
ECR
# 30
# 46
Best
# 8
# 28
Worst
# 80
# 60
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
8
51
Sean Koerner
STATS
8
56
Adam Rank
NFL.com
8
40
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
8
43
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
9
48
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
9
46
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
9
54
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
9
36
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
9
45
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
10
38
Dave Major
XN Sports
10
46
Scott Cullen
TSN
10
36
Jim McCormick
ESPN
10
44
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
10
44
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
10
44
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
11
45
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
11
49
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
12
45
Seth Klein
Razzball
12
39
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
13
41
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
13
50
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
13
45
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
13
45
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
14
45
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
14
44
Staff
Roto Analysis
14
54
Staff Composite
NFL.com
15
46
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
15
47
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
16
42
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
16
40
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
18
43
Jeff Paur
RTSports
18
38
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
18
41
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
18
60
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
19
45
Chris Heil
Sportable
20
47
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
20
45
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
21
48
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
21
45
Matt Smith
NFL.com
21
48
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
22
50
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
23
46
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
24
48
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
24
39
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
25
43
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
25
43
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
26
43
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
27
48
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
28
40
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
28
42
Site Projections
numberFire
28
46
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
28
N/A
John Halpin
Fox Sports
28
47
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
29
51
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
30
48
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
30
59
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
31
36
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
31
45
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
32
44
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
32
44
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
32
45
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
34
52
John Paulsen
4for4.com
34
44
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
34
46
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
35
45
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
35
46
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
36
45
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
36
N/A
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
37
43
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
37
45
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
38
49
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
39
47
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
40
44
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
41
36
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
42
50
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
43
46
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
44
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
45
48
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
45
49
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
45
46
Staff Composite
ESPN
46
45
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
46
44
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
47
48
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
47
43
Micah James
FFMagicMan
47
45
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
49
41
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
50
48
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
50
43
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
52
46
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
52
37
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
53
35
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
54
48
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
55
43
Mike Krueger
FFToday
58
49
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
63
52
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
66
47
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
71
45
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
80
48
Site Projections
scoutPRO
N/A
28
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
N/A
38
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
N/A
38
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
N/A
38
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
N/A
40
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
N/A
41
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
N/A
41
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
N/A
42
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
N/A
42
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
N/A
43
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
N/A
43
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
N/A
43
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
N/A
43
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
N/A
43
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
N/A
44
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
N/A
44
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
N/A
44
Eric Karabell
ESPN
N/A
44
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
N/A
45
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
N/A
45
Christopher Harris
ESPN
N/A
45
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
N/A
45
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
N/A
45
Justin Boone
The Score
N/A
46
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
N/A
46
David Dodds
FootballGuys
N/A
46
Bill Enright
FFChamps
N/A
47
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
N/A
47
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
N/A
47
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
N/A
48
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
N/A
48
Matthew Berry
ESPN
N/A
48
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
N/A
52
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
N/A
53
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
N/A
55
Ave Projection (?)
6.4
5.1
Best
12.7
6.9
Worst
0.0
3.2
Rush Yards
37.8
31.9
Rush TDs
0.1
0.1
Receptions
2.1
1.8
Rec Yards
17.2
14.5
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
3.8
2.6
Total Targets
57.0
26.0
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
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.
 
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
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.
 
  
John Halpin
Fox Sports
Was at RB11 until injury news. Placing him here is hedging bets due to Monday start.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Foot injury could keep him out for week one and possibly a lot longer.
Still has upside but he's in a time share and matchup is horrible.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
*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.
 
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
He will probably sneak in the end-zone once this week, but don't expect many yards out of him.