Who Should I Start? - Week 8

Ben Tate or Ryan Mathews

Ben Tate
Ben Tate CLE
vs. OAK  Sun, 4:25 ET
Ryan Mathews
Ryan Mathews SD
at DEN  Thu, 8:25 ET
Out - Knee
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 10
N/A
Best
# 5
N/A
Worst
# 26
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
13.4
0.0
Best
16.0
0.0
Worst
10.3
0.0
Ave Points / Game
9.9
8.9
Total Fantasy Points
39.4
17.7
Opponent
OAK
DEN
Points Allowed (?)
24.6
16.7
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com

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6
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9
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9
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9
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9
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10
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10
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10
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10
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11
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20
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26
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Ave Projection (?)
13.4
0.0
Best
16.0
0.0
Worst
10.3
0.0
Rush Yards
78.4
0.0
Rush TDs
0.9
0.0
Receptions
1.0
0.0
Rec Yards
6.0
0.0
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Points / Game
9.9
8.9
Total Fantasy Points
39.4
17.7
Week 7
3.4   at JAC
  vs. KC
Week 6
19.8   vs. PIT
  at OAK
Week 5
12.1   at TEN
  vs. NYJ
Week 4
BYE  
  vs. JAC
Week 3
  vs. BAL
  at BUF
Week 2
  vs. NO
5.7   vs. SEA
Week 1
4.1   at PIT
12.0   at ARI
Ave Targets / Game
1.0
2.0
Total Targets
4.0
4.0
Week 7
2.0
Week 6
0.0
Week 5
2.0
Week 4
BYE
Week 3
Week 2
2.0
Week 1
0.0
2.0
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
I'm troubled by how Cleveland ran in the wake of Mack's injury, but, a matchup vs. Oakland (1000+ combined yards and 8 scores to backs in six games) should cure what ails the Browns.
 
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Tate and the entire Browns offense was put to shame last week but should get things going against the Raiders. Losing Alex Mack was a tough blow, it might take a few games for the new center to get comfortable on the O-Line.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Tate was a bust last week but Oakland can be run on and he's at home so you should give him another chance.
 
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Tate has a great matchup, but he did last week and did not deliver. The loss of C Alex Mack seems to have had a major impact on the Browns running game, although it is too early to tell after one game.