Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Andre Ellington or Vernon Davis

Vernon Davis
Vernon Davis TE - SF
at DAL  Sun, 4:25 ET
Andre Ellington
Andre Ellington RB - ARI
vs. SD  Mon, 10:20 ET
IR - Hernia
Expert Pick %
72%
28%
ECR
# 50
# 91
Best
# 20
# 10
Worst
# 127
# 146
Ave Projection (?)
9.3
6.4
Best
14.1
12.7
Worst
5.0
0.0
Expert Pick %
72%
28%
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Roto Analysis
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ECR
# 50
# 91
Best
# 20
# 10
Worst
# 127
# 146
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
48
10
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
53
10
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
43
12
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
35
12
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
62
12
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
69
12
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
48
12
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
59
16
Allie Fontana
Breaking Football
43
16
Dave Major
XN Sports
43
16
Scott Cullen
TSN
53
16
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
43
16
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
48
16
Jim McCormick
ESPN
48
16
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
62
20
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
48
22
Seth Klein
Razzball
43
22
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
66
23
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
48
26
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
48
26
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
54
26
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
59
26
Staff
Roto Analysis
43
32
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
43
37
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
43
37
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
59
42
Jeff Paur
RTSports
43
42
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
35
42
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
43
46
Chris Heil
Sportable
59
47
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
35
47
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
96
51
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
43
51
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
43
55
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
43
58
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
43
60
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
43
60
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
72
61
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
53
63
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
35
66
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
43
70
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
127
70
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
62
73
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
48
73
John Halpin
Fox Sports
53
73
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
100
74
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
51
75
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
53
78
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
76
79
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
75
80
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
48
80
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
53
80
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
24
93
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
48
93
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
49
98
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
43
101
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
43
101
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
43
103
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
76
104
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
29
112
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
43
115
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
48
122
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
48
125
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
24
127
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
35
135
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
35
135
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
24
135
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
35
136
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
53
138
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
48
138
Micah James
FFMagicMan
59
138
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
48
145
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
48
146
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
20
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
33
N/A
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
35
N/A
Bill Enright
FFChamps
35
N/A
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
35
N/A
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
35
N/A
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
35
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
35
N/A
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
43
N/A
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
43
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
43
N/A
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
43
N/A
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
43
N/A
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
43
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
43
N/A
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
43
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
44
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
48
N/A
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
48
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
48
N/A
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
48
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
48
N/A
Justin Boone
The Score
48
N/A
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
48
N/A
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
48
N/A
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
53
N/A
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
48
N/A
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
49
N/A
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
53
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
53
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
53
N/A
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
59
N/A
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
59
N/A
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
59
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
62
N/A
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
69
N/A
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
71
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
73
N/A
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
76
N/A
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
85
N/A
David Dodds
FootballGuys
86
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
9.3
6.4
Best
14.1
12.7
Worst
5.0
0.0
Rush Yards
N/A
37.8
Rush TDs
N/A
0.1
Receptions
4.0
2.1
Rec Yards
53.7
17.2
Rec TDs
0.7
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
5.6
3.8
Total Targets
84.0
57.0
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Davis wasn't a high overall TE for us, but this week vs DAL you want him in your lineup.
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
Dallas was the fourth worst fantasy tight end defense, so expect Vernon Davis to have a big game in the opener.
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
Matchup is absolutely killer but Davis doesn't see a ton of targets in conservative Niners offense.
Foot injury could keep him out for week one and possibly a lot longer.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Any offensive player against the very weak Dallas defense is a good play unless the defense proves otherwise.
*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.