Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Antonio Gates or Owen Daniels

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Owen Daniels
Owen Daniels

at Broncos
Thu, 7 pm EST

Antonio Gates
Antonio Gates

vs. Texans
Mon, 9 pm EST

Expert Pick %
65%
35%
ECR
# 10
# 12
Best
# 4
# 3
Worst
# 25
# 27
Ave Projection (?)
5.5
10.0
Best
8.8
13.2
Worst
3.3
6.3
Ave Points / Game
8.6
6.7
Total Fantasy Points
43.2
107.2
Opponent
DEN
HOU
Points Allowed (?)
10.6
9.2
Expert Pick %
65%
35%
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ECR
# 10
# 12
Best
# 4
# 3
Worst
# 25
# 27
Walter Cherepinsky
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9
3
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
8
4
Staff Rankings
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14
4
Staff Rankings
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16
5
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15
5
Tristan Cockcroft
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11
5
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10
5
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6
5
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7
5
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
10
6
Zach Greubel
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12
6
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
4
6
Keet Bailey
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8
6
Sean Morris
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11
6
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ESPN
11
6
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9
6
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
8
7
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11
7
Darren Collette
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9
8
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5
8
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16
8
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12
8
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12
8
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12
8
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13
8
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15
8
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11
9
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7
9
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12
9
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6
9
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
6
9
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
6
9
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
17
9
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
7
9
Christopher Harris
ESPN
5
9
Eric Karabell
ESPN
10
9
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
6
9
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
11
10
Scott Cullen
TSN
7
10
Site Projections
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4
10
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
15
10
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
7
10
Kevin Roberts
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14
10
Ken Zalis
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13
10
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
5
10
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
5
10
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
8
10
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
7
10
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
12
10
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
12
10
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
12
10
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
9
11
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8
11
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8
11
Kyle Wachtel
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13
11
Scott Pianowski
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9
11
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14
11
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
20
11
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Fantasy Sports LR
9
11
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12
11
John Halpin
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8
11
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10
11
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8
11
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14
11
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9
11
Sean Beazley
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10
11
Staff
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12
11
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13
11
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11
12
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13
12
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9
12
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10
12
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15
12
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10
12
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8
12
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10
12
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11
12
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9
12
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8
12
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10
12
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6
12
Justin Boone
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11
12
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10
12
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8
12
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9
12
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9
12
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6
12
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16
12
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10
12
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4
13
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12
13
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5
13
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5
13
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8
13
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7
13
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11
13
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7
13
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11
13
Ryan Hester
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12
13
Brendan Donahue
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9
13
Michael Fabiano
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12
13
Jason Smith
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14
13
KJ
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5
13
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10
13
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12
14
Brent Namejko
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5
14
Russ Bliss
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8
14
Eddie Cooley
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6
14
Jeff Paur
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10
14
Micah James
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10
14
Steve Wyremski
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11
14
Maurile Tremblay
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6
14
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9
14
Sky Sperling
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14
15
Dave McKay
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8
15
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10
15
Dan Clasgens
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13
15
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6
16
Jeff Boggis
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12
16
Pat Fitzmaurice
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14
16
Michael Sherman
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10
16
Salvatore Stefanile
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6
17
Andy Behrens
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5
17
Chet Gresham
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15
17
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7
17
Matt Smith
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4
17
Mike Rigz
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13
18
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8
18
Davis Mattek
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9
20
Michael Beller
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7
22
Adam Rank
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6
24
R.C. Fischer
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25
27
Ave Projection (?)
5.5
10.0
Best
8.8
13.2
Worst
3.3
6.3
Receptions
3.7
4.1
Rec Yards
40.5
49.4
Rec TDs
0.3
0.8
Ave Targets / Game
2.6
7.1
Total Targets
41.0
113.0
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
 Gates is in shape and ready to go! He struggled last year but opens the season with a good matchup. Houston allowed an avg of 8.3pts to TEs.  
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
Daniels finished 2012 with 716 yards and 6 TDs, which is what it is. Daniels should again hit somewhere between 600-700 yards and 4-6 TDs.Last season was a disappointing year for Gates, but he managed to reel in 7 TDs. With the loss of their number one WR Denario Alexander, Gates will once again remain the most consistent option in San Diego. At 33 years old, Gates used this off-season to shed some pounds and add muscle. I would expect 800 yards and 7-8 TDs from Gates this season in San Dieeeaaaggoo   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Owen is perfect for the play-action game the Texans are known for. With Casey in Philly this season, that is one less TE that can steal numbers from Daniels. Garrett Graham is a minor threat, but this season we should see Owen return to his ELITE form.The Chargers failed to improve their horrible offensiveline. Which likely means Gates will be blocking more often than you want. Still Antonio should be able to take advantage of the middle with Vincent Brown and DNX "Ride or Die" pulling safties 40 Yards down the field.  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Always solid, but how does arrival of Hopkins affect his targets?   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Chargers were 8th against fantasy tight ends last year, so I am not expecting a huge opener out of Daniels.I am not a big fan of Gates this year, but he has the match up playing against a Texans D that was just 29th against fantasy tight ends last year.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Daniels would benefit from Hopkins' absence (head), but probably is still barely a top-15 guy, either way.Texans not the best matchup and Gates isn't what he used to be, so he's just outside the top 10.  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 Tough match up for the Chargers but the Texans did give up a league leading 11 TD's to the TE in 2012