Who Should I Start? - Week 1 - PPR

Andre Ellington or LeGarrette Blount

Andre Ellington
Andre Ellington ARI
vs. SD  Mon, 10:20 ET
IR - Hernia
LeGarrette Blount
LeGarrette Blount NE
at MIA  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
67%
33%
ECR
# 29
# 57
Best
# 3
# 32
Worst
# 78
# 63
Ave Projection (?)
8.5
5.1
Best
14.8
8.4
Worst
2.1
3.4
Opponent
SD
MIA
Points Allowed (?)
16.7
20.4
Expert Pick %
67%
33%
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ECR
# 29
# 57
Best
# 3
# 32
Worst
# 78
# 63
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
3
52
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
4
58
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
6
42
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
6
55
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
8
55
Scott Cullen
TSN
8
51
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
8
56
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
9
54
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
9
60
Dave Major
XN Sports
9
55
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
9
38
Jeff Collins
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9
N/A
Jim McCormick
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9
55
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
10
54
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
10
48
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
11
54
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
11
47
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
11
47
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
11
55
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
12
58
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
15
62
Jeff Paur
RTSports
15
N/A
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
17
55
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
17
60
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
18
57
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
19
49
Jason Longfellow
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19
53
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
19
61
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
21
52
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
21
59
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
22
61
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
23
62
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
23
N/A
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
23
32
John Halpin
Fox Sports
23
48
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
24
57
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
25
57
Dawgmatica
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26
50
Salvatore Stefanile
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27
60
Nick Raducanu
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27
57
Ben Standig
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27
56
Jon Collins
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27
N/A
Nathan Miller
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30
56
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30
63
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31
56
Marc Caviglia
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32
54
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32
59
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33
59
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34
49
Tom Schriner
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36
48
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38
55
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39
44
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
39
59
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
41
49
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Beast Dome
41
54
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
43
57
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
43
48
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
43
49
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
44
49
Micah James
FFMagicMan
44
55
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
47
63
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
47
48
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
48
55
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
48
51
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
51
53
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
52
54
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
63
55
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
69
58
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
70
60
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
78
55
Seth Klein
Razzball
N/A
38
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
N/A
43
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
N/A
48
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
N/A
48
David Dodds
FootballGuys
N/A
49
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
N/A
50
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
N/A
50
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
N/A
50
Michael Pichan
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N/A
51
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
N/A
53
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
N/A
53
Justin Boone
The Score
N/A
53
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
N/A
54
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
N/A
54
Bill Enright
FFChamps
N/A
55
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
N/A
55
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
N/A
55
Russell Clay
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N/A
55
Bryan Fontaine
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N/A
56
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
N/A
57
David Gonos
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N/A
57
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
N/A
57
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
N/A
58
James Hatfield
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N/A
58
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
N/A
59
Chet Gresham
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N/A
59
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
N/A
59
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
N/A
60
Ave Projection (?)
8.5
5.1
Best
14.8
8.4
Worst
2.1
3.4
Rush Yards
37.8
28.6
Rush TDs
0.1
0.4
Receptions
2.1
0.4
Rec Yards
17.2
3.2
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
3.8
0.3
Total Targets
57.0
5.0
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.
 
  
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.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Foot injury could keep him out for week one and possibly a lot longer.
Just how much of a time share is in Pitt? Matchup isn't ideal.