Who Should I Draft (PPR)?

Ben Tate or DeAngelo Williams (2014)

Expert Pick %
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# 23
# 41
Best
# 12
# 27
Worst
# 37
# 58
Ave Projection (?)
12.6
8.0
Best
17.4
8.8
Worst
10.3
7.3
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
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# 41
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Worst
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# 58
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44
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45
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27
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49
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16
43
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16
49
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16
48
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16
37
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16
42
Dave McKay
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17
39
Mike Rigz
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17
39
Alessandro Miglio
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18
33
Tozzi Brothers
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18
44
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18
42
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19
35
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19
41
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19
33
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20
40
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42
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45
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45
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43
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45
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21
40
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42
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21
37
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36
Pat Fitzmaurice
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21
39
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40
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46
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48
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25
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25
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25
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26
N/A
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26
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27
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28
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32
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33
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34
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Ave Projection (?)
12.6
8.0
Best
17.4
8.8
Worst
10.3
7.3
Rush Yards
61.8
43.5
Rush TDs
0.2
0.1
Receptions
2.8
1.8
Rec Yards
20.0
14.4
Rec TDs
0.2
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
3.5
2.4
Total Targets
49.0
36.0
Raju Byfield
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Ben Tate when healthy has RB1 skills but as has become the case with other talented yet oft injured running backs he gets knocked down a couple of tiers until he can prove he can handle 250 plus touches; he also has ideal schematic fit Terrance West and fellow rookie Isaiah Crowell to contend with for snaps and may see himself Arian Fosteríd once again.
DeAngelo Williams is somehow still on the Panthers roster and should see some time at lead back when Jonathan Stewart suffers his inevitable yearly injury. As always Cam Newton and Mike Tolbert cap the value of the running backs in Carolina.
  
Tozzi Brothers
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Browns.comís Vic Carucci considers Ben Tate ďat least a slight favoriteĒ at RB, but expects third-round pick Terrance West to pose serious competition. Ben Tate was recently quoted saying, ďIím not worried about that because I know when Iím on my game, thereís no one that can really touch me or thatís close to what I do.Ē Tate has had a colorful injury history that make many hesitant including us. Cleveland will employ a heavy rushing attack in 2014 and Terrance West will pose as a serious threat to Tate. If you decide to draft Tate, surround yourself with the handcuff and additional backs to support this pick. Regardless, Cleveland will be implementing a heavy rushing attack. The Browns play 8 teams that ranked in the bottom half against the run in 2013.
 
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Yes, injury-prone, but fits Browns' new scheme perfectly and will get good blocking.
Not much upside here; at best, potential flex value in leagues of 12 or more.
  
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
Health is the only concern. He competed against Arian Foster in practice every day in HOU, competition isn't scaring him off. Health is his only battle.
 
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The worst kept secret in free agency was Tate ending up in Cleveland. Tate tallied only 771 yards and four touchdowns last year, but the Browns are in desperate need of a starting running back. He is a monster upgrade over the backs they started there last year. Keep an eye on third-round pick, RB Terrance West. He could eat into Tate's carries.
He is another one of these 30 year old running backs that does not have a ton of career carries. Despite being 31 years old, he has only 1,370 career carries and 173 career receptions. My concern is he has not topped 1,000 yards since the 2009 season, he is a low RB3 to high RB4 with very little upside.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
There's been much hype for Terrence West and Isaiah Crowell, but Tate is still the lead back and as long as he's healthy should remain. Running QBs help running backs, so if Manziel wins the job I like Tate to be helped by him.
 
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Tate will lose carries to West so if you do draft Tate you have to target West as a backup as Tate has been known to be injured.
DeAngelo will come so cheap in 2014 drafts, but he was the centerpiece during play-offs. He can be your bye week and injury spot starting RB with upside.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
There is real upside here, but Tate has an injury history and there's actually some fine talent behind him.
D-Will is far from elite but he can still get it done. He's a nice Flex and a decent RB2 some weeks.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Ben Tate is now a Cleveland Brown. But I'm not sure if this hurts or helps him. In Houston he had a great system and knew how to run with it. In Cleveland he has to deal with... well... Cleveland. Not to bash the fans, who are some of the most die-hard, but that entire team struggles. Tate has a chance to prove himself just don't bit on him early.
Recently, Williams joked that he and Stewart should be much higher on fantasy draft rankings because the Panthers have no receivers. While true, we still don't trust Williams or Stewart to play a full season. And the fact remains that they cancel each other out.