Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Arian Foster or Chris Johnson

Arian Foster
Arian Foster HOU
vs. WAS  Sun, 1:00 ET
Probable - Hamstring
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson NYJ
vs. OAK  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
93%
7%
ECR
# 7
# 22
Best
# 4
# 7
Worst
# 21
# 37
Ave Projection (?)
14.1
11.3
Best
16.0
15.4
Worst
12.5
8.2
Opponent
WAS
OAK
Points Allowed (?)
22.9
21.6
Expert Pick %
93%
7%
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The Washington Post
 
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ECR
# 7
# 22
Best
# 4
# 7
Worst
# 21
# 37
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
4
22
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
4
17
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
4
20
Matthew Berry
ESPN
4
22
Staff Composite
ESPN
4
22
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
4
26
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
4
22
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
5
24
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
5
20
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
5
28
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
5
22
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
5
27
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
5
24
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
5
29
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
5
21
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
5
23
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
5
25
Christopher Harris
ESPN
5
19
Eric Karabell
ESPN
5
15
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
6
30
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
6
23
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
6
24
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
6
16
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
6
32
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
6
20
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
6
18
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
6
23
Chris Heil
Sportable
6
17
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
6
16
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
6
19
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
6
21
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
6
24
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
6
23
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
6
25
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
6
18
Staff
Roto Analysis
6
23
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
6
18
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
7
22
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
7
23
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
7
15
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
7
19
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
7
25
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
7
21
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
7
17
Dave Major
XN Sports
7
26
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
7
26
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
7
13
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
7
21
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
7
18
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
7
25
Site Projections
numberFire
7
22
John Paulsen
4for4.com
7
24
Site Projections
scoutPRO
7
14
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
7
25
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
7
19
Justin Boone
The Score
7
23
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
7
14
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
7
27
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
7
22
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
7
32
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
7
18
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
7
18
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
7
14
Scott Cullen
TSN
7
18
David Dodds
FootballGuys
7
19
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
7
21
Sean Koerner
STATS
7
21
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
7
24
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
7
22
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
7
13
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
7
24
Micah James
FFMagicMan
7
20
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
8
21
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
8
24
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
8
30
Bill Enright
FFChamps
8
18
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
8
28
Seth Klein
Razzball
8
26
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
8
15
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
8
19
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
8
21
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
8
21
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
8
23
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
8
37
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
20
Jeff Paur
RTSports
8
23
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
8
21
Jim McCormick
ESPN
8
23
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
8
17
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
8
19
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
9
29
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
9
17
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
9
17
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
9
24
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
9
13
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
9
37
John Halpin
Fox Sports
9
24
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
9
11
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
9
19
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
9
24
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
10
13
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
10
28
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
10
24
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
10
7
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
10
8
Mike Krueger
FFToday
10
19
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
10
17
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
10
16
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
11
27
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
11
23
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
11
23
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
11
21
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
11
17
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
11
20
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
12
26
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
12
24
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
12
28
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
12
16
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
12
20
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
12
27
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
12
25
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
12
21
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
12
23
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
13
26
Staff Composite
NFL.com
13
18
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
14
26
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
28
Matt Smith
NFL.com
15
19
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
15
23
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
16
29
Adam Rank
NFL.com
16
15
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
17
10
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
18
16
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
18
11
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
19
18
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
19
12
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
20
11
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
21
23
Ave Projection (?)
14.1
11.3
Best
16.0
15.4
Worst
12.5
8.2
Rush Yards
77.0
59.9
Rush TDs
0.6
0.6
Receptions
3.4
2.5
Rec Yards
25.5
18.6
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
4.4
3.3
Total Targets
35.0
52.0
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
Chris Johnson can be sneaky play in Week 1 if you are looking for a flex player.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Wash might be a bit better this year but Texans know they need to pount it with Foster and Skins run D isn't great.
Johnson was average against Raiders last year and he may share the rock. He can go for a home run or stink it up. Total toss up.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
He'll be ready for week 1, so expect a big workload right from the get go whil the Texans establish the running game to let that vaunted defense go to work.
 
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
We'll see if he even plays in the opener, but if he does, Washington allowed the fourth most points to fantasy running backs last year. I would expect the Texans to ease him back into action, not give him 25 rushing attempts against a NFC East opponent.
The Raiders spent a lot of money to upgrade a defense that allowed the fifth most points to fantasy running backs, but I think Johnson has big game upside in the season opener.