Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Andre Johnson or Victor Cruz

Andre Johnson
Andre Johnson IND
at DEN  Sun, 8:30 ET
Victor Cruz
Victor Cruz NYG
at DET  Mon, 7:10 ET
IR - Knee
Expert Pick %
77%
23%
ECR
# 9
# 14
Best
# 5
# 5
Worst
# 33
# 35
Ave Projection (?)
11.9
10.0
Best
14.2
14.8
Worst
9.7
7.0
Opponent
DEN
DET
Points Allowed (?)
24.3
26.4
Expert Pick %
77%
23%
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TSN
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Yahoo! Sports
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Tags Fantasy Football
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Sportable
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Yahoo! Sports
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
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XN Sports
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 Staff
Roto Analysis
Jeff Paur
RTSports
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
David Dodds
FootballGuys
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Revelation Sports
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
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ProjectRoto
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
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Brent Namejko
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Gridiron Experts
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DavidGonos.com
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RosterWatch
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
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The NY Times
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
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Legion Report
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 Staff Composite
ESPN
Sean Koerner
STATS
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
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NFL.com
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Beast Dome
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
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Pro Football Focus
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
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Pro Football Focus
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Breaking Football
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XN Sports
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The Fantasy Fix
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FootballGuys
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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 John Paulsen
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Gridiron Experts
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
Matt Smith
NFL.com
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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Fantasy Sports LR
 
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The Fake Football
 
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The Fake Football
 
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ProjectRoto
 
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The Score
 
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Coach Esser
 
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RotoExperts
 
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Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
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Fantasy Sports LR
 
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ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
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Fantasy Football Maniax
 
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EDSFootball
 
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RotoExperts
 
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
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The Washington Post
 
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ProjectRoto
 
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Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
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Fox Sports
 
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Fox Sports
 
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Rotoworld
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Razzball
 
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CBS Sports
 
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Fox Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
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Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
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ProjectRoto
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
ECR
# 9
# 14
Best
# 5
# 5
Worst
# 33
# 35
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
5
13
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
11
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
7
11
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
7
17
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
7
21
Eric Karabell
ESPN
7
11
Staff
Roto Analysis
7
12
Micah James
FFMagicMan
7
12
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
8
7
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
8
17
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
8
14
Site Projections
scoutPRO
8
21
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
8
10
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
8
24
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
8
17
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
8
19
Matthew Berry
ESPN
8
20
Staff Composite
ESPN
8
14
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
8
14
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
8
17
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
9
16
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
9
14
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
9
11
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
9
20
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
7
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
9
16
Dave Major
XN Sports
9
16
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
9
14
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
9
20
Chris Heil
Sportable
9
7
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
9
12
Site Projections
numberFire
9
13
John Paulsen
4for4.com
9
11
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
9
10
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
9
10
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
9
12
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
9
15
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
9
10
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
9
12
Mike Krueger
FFToday
9
33
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
9
13
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
9
10
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
9
14
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
9
16
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
9
18
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
9
11
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
9
13
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
9
14
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
10
11
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
10
16
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
10
16
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
10
18
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
10
12
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
10
14
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
10
12
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
10
16
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
10
18
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
10
17
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
10
24
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
10
11
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
10
9
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
10
18
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
10
12
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
10
12
Justin Boone
The Score
10
15
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
10
24
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
10
15
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
10
20
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
10
13
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
10
12
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
10
11
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
10
22
Christopher Harris
ESPN
10
13
Jim McCormick
ESPN
10
12
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
10
9
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
10
14
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
10
11
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
11
15
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
11
17
Bill Enright
FFChamps
11
20
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
11
19
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
11
18
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
11
9
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
11
23
Jeff Paur
RTSports
11
8
David Dodds
FootballGuys
11
8
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
11
31
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
11
17
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
12
16
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
12
9
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
12
18
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
12
21
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
12
18
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
12
13
John Halpin
Fox Sports
12
17
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
12
17
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
12
16
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
12
16
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
13
17
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
13
16
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
13
18
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
13
19
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
13
10
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
14
18
Seth Klein
Razzball
14
17
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
14
26
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
14
15
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
14
16
Adam Rank
NFL.com
14
16
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
15
20
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
15
13
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
15
8
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
15
16
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
15
7
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
15
12
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
16
8
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
16
13
Sean Koerner
STATS
16
14
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
16
10
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
16
10
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
17
14
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
17
12
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
18
33
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
18
22
Staff Composite
NFL.com
18
13
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
18
10
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
19
10
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
19
13
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
20
19
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
20
35
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
21
23
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
21
14
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
21
19
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
22
14
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
22
23
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
23
5
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
27
9
Matt Smith
NFL.com
33
25
Ave Projection (?)
11.9
10.0
Best
14.2
14.8
Worst
9.7
7.0
Receptions
6.2
5.7
Rec Yards
75.3
80.3
Rec TDs
0.7
0.3
Ave Targets / Game
11.3
8.8
Total Targets
181.0
123.0
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Redskins D is slightly better but AJ is still going to get targeted like crazy.
Cruz can still make big plays and DET can be suspect against the pass, so he's worth a shot.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Redskins ranked just 22nd against fantasy receivers last year, making Johnson a WR2, thanks to his horrible quarterback situation.
Detroit gave up the third most fantasy points to receivers last year, Cruz should have WR1 value, but I do not trust his production playing with a struggling Eli Manning.