Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Andre Johnson or Victor Cruz

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Andre Johnson
Andre Johnson

at Chargers
Mon, 9 pm EST

Victor Cruz
Victor Cruz

at Cowboys
Sun, 7 pm EST

Expert Pick %
86%
14%
ECR
# 7
# 10
Best
# 3
# 2
Worst
# 19
# 39
Ave Projection (?)
14.4
12.0
Best
16.6
14.0
Worst
9.6
9.5
Ave Points / Game
10.7
8.7
Total Fantasy Points
170.7
121.8
Opponent
SD
DAL
Points Allowed (?)
23.0
22.3
Expert Pick %
86%
14%
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Revelation Sports
Michael Pichan
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Tags Fantasy Football
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Yahoo! Sports
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Jason Smith
NFL.com
 R.J. White
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Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Derek Lofland
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The Fake Football
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Neil Parker
The Fake Football
KJ
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 Tommy Rowan
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 Jake Ciely
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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 Jeff Boggis
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 Patrick Daugherty
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Yahoo! Sports
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
ECR
# 7
# 10
Best
# 3
# 2
Worst
# 19
# 39
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
3
11
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
3
18
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
4
24
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
4
10
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
4
8
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
4
12
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
4
14
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
4
7
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
4
14
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
4
13
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
4
9
Mike Krueger
FFToday
4
15
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
4
11
Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
5
22
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
5
13
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
5
11
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
5
8
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
5
8
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
5
18
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
5
13
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
5
11
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
5
14
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
6
15
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
6
9
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
6
13
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
12
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
6
9
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6
9
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
6
9
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
6
21
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
6
11
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
6
16
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
6
13
Eric Karabell
ESPN
6
14
Staff
Roto Analysis
6
8
Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
7
12
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
7
12
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
7
12
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
7
18
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
7
9
Dave Major
XN Sports
7
13
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7
14
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
7
8
Site Projections
NumberFire
7
2
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
7
12
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
7
9
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
7
19
Sky Sperling
Razzball
7
15
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
7
14
Site Projections
scoutPRO
7
15
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
7
17
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
7
9
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
7
10
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
7
15
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
7
10
Micah James
FFMagicMan
7
9
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
7
14
Justin Boone
The Score
7
10
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
7
11
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
7
11
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
7
13
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
7
13
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
7
11
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
8
10
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
8
10
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
8
12
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
8
10
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
8
14
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
8
16
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
8
10
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
8
7
John Paulsen
4for4.com
8
10
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
8
10
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
8
10
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
8
17
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
8
16
John Halpin
Fox Sports
8
12
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
8
9
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
8
19
David Dodds
FootballGuys
8
10
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
12
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
8
11
Adam Rank
NFL.com
8
12
Staff Composite
NFL.com
8
10
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
8
14
Christopher Harris
ESPN
8
11
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
8
17
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
8
9
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
8
11
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
8
13
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
8
17
Bill Enright
FFChamps
8
11
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
8
12
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
9
10
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
9
16
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
9
10
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
9
13
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
9
13
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
9
13
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
9
12
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
9
19
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
9
12
Staff Composite
ESPN
9
12
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
10
8
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
10
25
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
10
9
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
10
15
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
10
14
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
10
14
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
10
12
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
10
7
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
10
11
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
10
9
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
11
14
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
11
39
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
11
8
Matt Smith
NFL.com
11
8
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
11
17
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
11
20
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
11
12
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
12
14
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
12
11
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
12
11
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
13
12
Jeff Paur
RTSports
13
8
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
13
10
Jason Smith
NFL.com
13
11
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
13
10
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
14
8
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
14
5
Matthew Berry
ESPN
14
10
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
17
9
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
19
21
Ave Projection (?)
14.4
12.0
Best
16.6
14.0
Worst
9.6
9.5
Receptions
6.1
5.7
Rec Yards
94.6
68.8
Rec TDs
0.8
0.9
Ave Targets / Game
11.3
7.6
Total Targets
181.0
122.0
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
The Texans have a pretty easy game plan, run the ball, run the ball, pass to Johnson, run the ball. When they play teams like the Chargers who are just depleted of talent they can execute that plan with some ease. You can't count on AJ getting in the end zone, butHe has yet to miss a game in his career so I doubt he does this week. He's a top player in the Giants offense and I see this game scoring a lot of points. Hakeem Nicks hasn't looked very good this preseason so I'm hitching my ride to the Salsa Man.  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
With Hopkins slow to return to practice and having missed important camp time, expect Johnson to remain just as heavily targeted as '12 in the short term.   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Chargers D is randomly tough but I see a solid game out of him here.Dallas corners can be tough but Cruz still should be a top-15 performer to start 2013.  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Johnson was able to stay healthy in 2012 and in doing so produced his 4th seasons with at least 100-plus receptions as a Bounce Back player in 2012. Johnson should be viewed as a low-end No.1 Fantasy WR in PPR formats and a SOLID No.2 Fantasy WR in standard leagues worth drafting as early as late-3rd Round and into the 4th as a Top 15 Wide Receiver.Cruz has recorded back-to-back seasons with at least 80 receptions along with back-to-back seasons with at least 1,000 yards. View Cruz as a low-end No.1/high-end No.2 Fantasy WR heading into 2013 worth a pick starting in Round 4.  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
While Johnson had a big season in 2012, the Texans know he is not the same player he was before. The Texans drafted DeAndre Hopkins in the 1st Round, Owen Daniels is healthy, and Arian Foster/Ben Tate are both looking for bounce back seasons. I love 'Andre1500' as a player, but this season he could be inconsistent. His preseason is one to watch. Keep in mind Schaub is lucky to have a game where he throws the ball 25+ Times.Victor was the Stud of the Fantasy Football season the first half, but then Hakeem Nicks got healthy. When Hakeem was healthy, Eli seemed to be looking his way more often than Cruz. Victor let owners down in the Fantasy Playoffs with a combined 3 Standard Points combined in Week 15/16. Nicks is healthy heading into 2013.  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
DeAndre Hopkins' presence should free up more space for Andre, which hopefully means more than four touchdowns in 2013.With his contract situation in the rearview mirror, Cruz should go right back out there and put up very solid WR2 numbers.  
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
Its noticeable that Andre is losing his step, making it harder to produce in man Coverage. Last year Johnson was targeted a league leading 58.1% of his teams Targets And dont expect that to change this year, Coach Kubiak. The 32 year old receiver played in all 16 games last year, a first since 2009. Either way, hes getting targets again this year.The fact that Hakeem Nicks is a consistent injury risk boosts Cruzs draft stock off the rip. We like Victor Cruz in 2013 and see him as New Yorks top option.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
I think Johnson is going to show he has lost a step this year, which is why I don't have him as a WR1, even though he is playing a Chargers D that was just 19th against fantasy receivers last year.Keep an eye on his ankle injury, but he seems on track to start Week 1 without limitations and the Cowboys were just 16th against fantasy receivers last year.