Who Should I Start? - Week 1 - PPR

Antonio Gates or Trent Richardson

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Trent Richardson
Trent Richardson (RB)

vs. Raiders
Sun, 12 pm EST

Antonio Gates
Antonio Gates (TE)

vs. Texans
Mon, 9 pm EST

Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 14
# 63
Best
# 3
# 30
Worst
# 51
# 139
Ave Projection (?)
16.8
10.0
Best
19.1
13.2
Worst
13.5
6.3
Ave Points / Game
9.0
11.4
Total Fantasy Points
143.5
182.3
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports

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ECR
# 14
# 63
Best
# 3
# 30
Worst
# 51
# 139
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
25
30
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
38
46
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
37
46
David Gonos
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13
46
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
7
55
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
21
68
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
37
68
Keet Bailey
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24
68
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
13
68
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
25
74
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
3
74
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
13
74
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
37
78
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
79
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
14
79
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
25
79
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
21
79
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
26
79
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
6
79
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
15
80
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
25
80
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
6
80
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
24
80
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
24
80
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
26
80
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
24
81
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
15
81
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
15
81
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
26
81
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
21
81
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
10
81
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
21
81
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
13
81
Eric Yeomans
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29
81
Staff Rankings
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14
81
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
13
84
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13
84
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14
84
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15
84
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21
84
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25
84
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15
84
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29
84
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51
84
KJ
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10
84
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14
84
Kevin Roberts
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14
84
Taylor Smith
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10
84
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
15
84
Jake Ciely
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6
84
Paul Greco
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15
84
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
15
84
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
14
84
Bill Enright
FFChamps
13
84
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
10
87
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
13
87
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
14
87
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
34
87
Scott Cullen
TSN
14
87
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
21
87
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
14
87
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
25
87
Justin Boone
The Score
14
87
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
37
87
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
29
87
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
44
87
Nathan Miller
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21
87
Austin Lee
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10
90
David Dodds
FootballGuys
10
90
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
13
90
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
15
90
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
6
90
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
14
90
Jeff Paur
RTSports
21
90
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
15
92
Eddie Cooley
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38
92
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
26
92
Dan Clasgens
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10
92
Brent Namejko
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15
92
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
14
95
Jeff Boggis
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13
95
Ryan Hester
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15
95
Sky Sperling
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14
95
Andy Behrens
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34
104
Steve Wyremski
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24
104
Sigmund Bloom
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9
109
Maurile Tremblay
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6
110
Brad Evans
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25
116
Terrance Bridgett
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13
116
Davis Mattek
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24
116
R.C. Fischer
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10
119
Chet Gresham
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21
131
Mike Rigz
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26
139
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
13
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
16.8
10.0
Best
19.1
13.2
Worst
13.5
6.3
Rush Yards
87.1
N/A
Rush TDs
0.9
N/A
Receptions
3.7
4.1
Rec Yards
26.3
49.4
Rec TDs
0
0.8
Ave Targets / Game
3.3
7.1
Total Targets
52.0
113.0
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Trent Richardson is going to be a stud in 2013. The Browns offense is built for him to dominate, and Norv Turner is the genius behind the plan. Norv is famous for giving Ladanian Tomlinson his dominant seasons. The type of seasons that made you almost ban him from your Fantasy League the following year. Trent should be a BEAST all season long.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.  
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
With all 5 Cleveland Offensive Linemen healthy (6th ranked O-Line in NFL for 2013) new coach Chudzinski is incorporating a pistol formation which will allow Weeden to work from the shotgun, with Trent Richardson behind him in an I-Formation. Richardson played through a cracked rib in 2012, hindering his performance in an already struggling offense. Cleveland is attempting to allow Richardson 300+ carries and 60 catches. Hulk in the Hood will continue to be the focal point of the Cleveland ...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   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Miami is solid against the run but T-Rich is fresh and hungry.Texans not the best matchup and Gates isn't what he used to be, so he's just outside the top 10.  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Richardson is pretty much all the Browns offense has, and that bodes well for his fantasy value. He gets the goal-line carries, and he catches passes out of the backfield. Just hope his body can endure all the wear and tear. If it can, he'll be a stud.   
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  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Dolphins were 10th against fantasy backs, but I think Richardson will see enough touches in this game to warrant RB2 value.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.  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
The Dolphins run defense is stout, but they go on the road and face a fully healthy Richardson. It's difficult to keep him out of the end zone.