Who Should I Start? - Week 1 - PPR

Antonio Gates or Trent Richardson

Antonio Gates
Antonio Gates TE - SD
at ARI  Mon, 10:20 ET
Chance of Rain Chance of Rain, 45 F, 9 mph
Trent Richardson
Trent Richardson RB - OAK
at NYJ  Sun, 1:00 ET
Indoor (dome)
Suspended - Suspension
Expert Pick %
58%
42%
ECR
# 96
# 102
Best
# 42
# 54
Worst
# 220
# 145
Ave Projection (?)
11.1
10.0
Best
15.1
15.3
Worst
7.1
7.2
Expert Pick %
58%
42%
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Scott Cullen
TSN
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Seth Klein
Razzball
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
John Halpin
Fox Sports
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
David Dodds
FootballGuys
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Dave Major
XN Sports
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 Justin Boone
The Score
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
ECR
# 96
# 102
Best
# 42
# 54
Worst
# 220
# 145
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
42
111
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
48
132
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
48
107
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
52
102
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
52
94
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
52
109
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
59
109
Scott Cullen
TSN
59
111
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
59
54
Bill Enright
FFChamps
67
123
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
67
92
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
67
91
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
67
91
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
67
124
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
67
N/A
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
67
64
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
68
111
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
68
114
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
68
110
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
68
123
Micah James
FFMagicMan
68
111
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
81
114
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
102
100
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
84
89
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
84
145
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
84
100
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
88
114
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
88
98
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
88
109
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
88
100
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
88
93
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
88
94
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
88
93
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
88
94
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
88
98
Jim McCormick
ESPN
88
98
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
95
107
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
95
111
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
95
100
Dave Major
XN Sports
95
111
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
95
114
Justin Boone
The Score
95
142
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
95
100
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
95
105
Jeff Paur
RTSports
98
101
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
99
109
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
99
114
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
99
98
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
99
107
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
99
100
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
99
94
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
102
129
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
102
111
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
102
91
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
102
106
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
102
98
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
102
92
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
102
114
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
102
91
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
108
55
Seth Klein
Razzball
108
93
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
108
86
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
113
107
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
113
75
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
113
126
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
113
115
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
113
100
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
114
115
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
117
131
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
121
143
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
121
111
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
121
93
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
121
129
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
121
92
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
122
86
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
122
93
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
122
91
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
122
130
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
127
94
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
127
92
John Halpin
Fox Sports
127
109
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
127
89
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
135
85
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
139
126
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
139
89
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
167
95
David Dodds
FootballGuys
220
119
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
N/A
64
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
N/A
71
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
N/A
86
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
N/A
94
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
N/A
97
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
N/A
106
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
N/A
109
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
N/A
109
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
N/A
112
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
N/A
123
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
N/A
136
Ave Projection (?)
11.1
10.0
Best
15.1
15.3
Worst
7.1
7.2
Rush Yards
N/A
44.3
Rush TDs
N/A
0.3
Receptions
4.1
2.1
Rec Yards
45.8
18.0
Rec TDs
0.4
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
7.1
3.3
Total Targets
114.0
52.0
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Despite mixed returns over the past 2 years, ARI was the worst team against TEs last year, and their LBs are still awful in coverage. Get Gates in your lineup.
12 carries for 36 yards (3.0ypc) would actually be an upgrade on his preseason production.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
There is not a ton of upside here so if you have a solid player on the bench then it is advised you go with them in Week 1.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
*Falling Star* - Gates is now considered 50/50 after hurting himself during Saturday's pratctice. If he does play, Gates may have a chance at a red zone score as he takes on the worst defense against opposing tight ends a season ago.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Gates is old but he's not dead. No Daryl Washington leaves the door open for a sneaky week 1.
T-Rich could have life still but against a tough Broncos run D on the road? I'm not betting on a huge day.