Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Ben Tate or Ryan Mathews

Ben Tate
Ben Tate PIT
vs. CLE  Sun, 1:00 ET
Ryan Mathews
Ryan Mathews PHI
vs. JAC  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
70%
30%
ECR
# 20
# 23
Best
# 9
# 7
Worst
# 36
# 44
Ave Projection (?)
9.8
9.8
Best
14.6
15.0
Worst
7.5
5.9
Opponent
CLE
JAC
Points Allowed (?)
18.9
20.1
Expert Pick %
70%
30%
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ProjectRoto
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ESPN
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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Pro Football Focus
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
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Yahoo! Sports
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FantasySharks
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Fantasy Team Advice
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RTSports
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Fantasy Guru
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ESPN
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Washington Post
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Fox Sports
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ESPN
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Yahoo! Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Roto Rankings
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Yahoo! Sports
Chris Heil
Sportable
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The Fake Football
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Gridiron Experts
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Pressbox
Eric Mack
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The Washington Post
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2MugsFF
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
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The NY Times
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 Staff Composite
ESPN
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FootballGuys
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
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Kevin Roberts
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ProjectRoto
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NFL.com
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Fox Sports
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Pro Football Focus
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
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Pro Football Focus
Sean Koerner
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XN Sports
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Site Projections
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 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 Mike Rigz
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 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Alessandro Miglio
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 Nathan Jahnke
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 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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TSN
 
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Paul Greco Sports
 
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ScoutFantasy
 
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Roto Analysis
 
 Muntradamus
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 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
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The Fake Football
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Zach Wilkens
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 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 R.C. Fischer
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 Tom Poisal
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Fox Sports
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
ECR
# 20
# 23
Best
# 9
# 7
Worst
# 36
# 44
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
9
14
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
11
25
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
11
23
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
12
18
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
12
24
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
12
29
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
12
25
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
12
19
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
13
24
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
13
27
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
13
18
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
13
24
John Halpin
Fox Sports
13
23
Matthew Berry
ESPN
13
20
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
14
27
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
14
25
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
14
37
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
15
16
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
15
21
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
15
20
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
15
24
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
15
28
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
15
19
Staff Composite
ESPN
15
19
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
15
19
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
16
24
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
16
26
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
16
15
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
16
24
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
16
23
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
16
24
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
16
23
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
16
20
Christopher Harris
ESPN
16
15
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
17
25
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
17
23
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
17
23
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
17
22
Dave Major
XN Sports
17
21
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
17
24
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
17
23
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
17
30
John Paulsen
4for4.com
17
25
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
17
23
Justin Boone
The Score
17
21
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
17
20
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
17
25
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
17
18
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
18
21
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
18
37
Site Projections
numberFire
18
24
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
18
21
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
18
20
Micah James
FFMagicMan
18
22
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
19
21
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
19
16
Bill Enright
FFChamps
19
24
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
19
20
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
19
25
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
19
22
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
19
22
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
19
23
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
20
21
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
20
23
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
20
22
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
20
25
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
20
25
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
20
15
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
20
16
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
20
23
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
20
25
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
20
24
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
20
24
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
20
21
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
20
24
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
21
25
Scott Cullen
TSN
21
22
Jeff Paur
RTSports
21
20
Eric Karabell
ESPN
21
19
Jim McCormick
ESPN
21
24
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
21
23
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
21
23
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
21
22
Staff
Roto Analysis
21
22
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
21
26
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
22
27
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
22
25
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
22
18
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
22
21
Seth Klein
Razzball
22
19
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
22
16
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
22
25
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
22
23
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
22
23
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
22
24
Mike Krueger
FFToday
22
18
David Dodds
FootballGuys
22
24
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
22
25
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
22
10
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
22
24
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
23
22
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
23
24
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
23
13
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
23
26
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
23
16
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
23
18
Chris Heil
Sportable
23
16
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
23
20
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
23
22
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
23
33
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
23
24
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
24
16
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
24
23
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
24
20
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
24
12
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
24
19
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
24
26
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
24
23
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
24
26
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
24
25
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
24
26
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
25
19
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
25
20
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
26
23
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
26
21
Staff Composite
NFL.com
26
24
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
27
23
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
27
24
Sean Koerner
STATS
27
25
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
27
19
Matt Smith
NFL.com
28
14
Adam Rank
NFL.com
28
24
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
29
19
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
29
23
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
31
21
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
32
44
Site Projections
scoutPRO
33
24
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
36
7
Ave Projection (?)
9.8
9.8
Best
14.6
15.0
Worst
7.5
5.9
Rush Yards
61.8
65.4
Rush TDs
0.2
0.3
Receptions
2.8
2.0
Rec Yards
20.0
15.3
Rec TDs
0.2
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
3.5
2.1
Total Targets
49.0
33.0
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Anticipate a very large workload versus the Steelers. Despite preseason concerns over West stealing some touches, Tate appears to be locked in as an every down guy.
Tough to love him on the road here, especially since the Chargers appear to want to use all 3 running backs.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Steelers were only 21st against fantasy running backs, but Tate is going to be facing 11 in the box the way QB Brian Hoyer has been throwing the ball.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Is going to have a nice role right off the bat but Steelers aren't going to be dominated.
Mathews could get fed and score if the Chargers dictate the pace, but AZ was suffocating against the run last year.