Who Should I Start? - Week 5

Andre Johnson or Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz
Victor Cruz NYG
vs. ATL  Sun, 1:00 ET
Andre Johnson
Andre Johnson HOU
at DAL  Sun, 1:00 ET
Probable - Ankle
Expert Pick %
81%
19%
ECR
# 14
# 21
Best
# 4
# 9
Worst
# 36
# 52
Ave Projection (?)
11.7
10.1
Best
14.8
13.4
Worst
7.7
8.2
Ave Points / Game
9.0
6.1
Total Fantasy Points
35.9
24.2
Opponent
ATL
DAL
Points Allowed (?)
21.9
16.7
Expert Pick %
81%
19%
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 Staff Composite
ESPN
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 Site Projections
NumberFire
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Justin Boone
The Score
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
ECR
# 14
# 21
Best
# 4
# 9
Worst
# 36
# 52
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
13
9
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
33
11
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
26
11
Christopher Harris
ESPN
13
12
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
22
13
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
20
13
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
17
13
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
16
13
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
17
14
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
9
14
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
15
14
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
12
14
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
18
14
Justin Boone
The Score
16
15
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
14
16
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
14
16
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
18
16
Eric Karabell
ESPN
13
17
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
17
18
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
11
18
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
15
18
Staff Composite
ESPN
16
18
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
23
18
Site Projections
NumberFire
15
19
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
12
19
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
15
19
Jeff Paur
RTSports
12
19
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
17
19
David Dodds
FootballGuys
15
20
John Paulsen
4for4.com
15
20
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
19
20
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
26
20
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
17
20
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
25
20
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
14
20
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
15
20
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
16
20
Micah James
FFMagicMan
14
20
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
20
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
12
20
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
15
20
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
11
20
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
10
20
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
13
20
Scott Cullen
TSN
12
20
Site Projections
scoutPRO
14
21
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
14
21
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
14
21
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
12
21
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
14
21
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
12
21
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
14
21
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
14
21
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
14
21
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
14
21
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
13
21
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
15
21
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
25
22
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
9
22
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
16
22
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
13
22
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
17
22
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
11
22
Matthew Berry
ESPN
24
22
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
20
22
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
7
22
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
16
22
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
15
23
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
10
23
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
18
24
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
12
24
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
4
24
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
15
24
Bill Enright
FFChamps
14
24
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
17
25
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
13
25
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
10
26
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
16
26
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
16
26
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
15
27
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
10
27
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
7
28
John Halpin
Fox Sports
12
28
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
9
28
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
10
28
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
10
28
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
11
29
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
16
29
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
10
31
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
15
32
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
12
33
Mike Krueger
FFToday
8
35
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
15
36
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
36
52
Ave Projection (?)
11.7
10.1
Best
14.8
13.4
Worst
7.7
8.2
Receptions
5.0
5.9
Rec Yards
74.4
79.7
Rec TDs
0.7
0.4
Ave Points / Game
9.0
6.1
Total Fantasy Points
35.9
24.2
Week 4
10.8   at WAS
5.1   vs. BUF
Week 3
16.7   vs. HOU
2.4   at NYG
Week 2
6.0   vs. ARI
7.4   at OAK
Week 1
2.4   at DET
9.3   vs. WAS
Ave Targets / Game
8.0
8.5
Total Targets
32.0
34.0
Week 4
10.0
7.0
Week 3
6.0
11.0
Week 2
10.0
7.0
Week 1
6.0
9.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Atlanta is 15th against fantasy receivers, but they play terrible on the road. With QB Eli Manning playing better, Cruz is back to having WR2 value with WR1 upside.
Johnson should be a Top-5 WR with this matchup, but his quarterback situation is too problematic for him to be more than a low WR2.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Cruz led the Giants with 108 receiving yards during the contest. He was Eli Manning ’s big play threat, as three of his receptions resulted in at least 20 yard gains. Cruz was targeted 10 times, which tied for the most among all receivers. The team opted to go to the tight ends in the red zone, meaning Cruz had to take a backseat to some other players. Cruz will look for more Week 5 against the Falcons who just allowed two Vikings wide receivers to reach and surpass 70-plus yards in week 4 including Jarius Wright’s 132 yard performance.