Who Should I Start? - Week 9

Ben Tate or Ryan Mathews

Ben Tate
Ben Tate CLE
vs. TB  Sun, 1:00 ET
Ryan Mathews
Ryan Mathews SD
at MIA  Sun, 1:00 ET
Questionable - Knee
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 12
# 47
Best
# 6
# 26
Worst
# 25
# 62
Ave Projection (?)
11.9
2.0
Best
14.5
6.3
Worst
8.4
0.0
Ave Points / Game
9.8
8.9
Total Fantasy Points
48.8
17.7
Opponent
TB
MIA
Points Allowed (?)
21.4
18.6
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com

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ECR
# 12
# 47
Best
# 6
# 26
Worst
# 25
# 62
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
6
N/A
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
9
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
9
N/A
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
9
N/A
Matt Smith
NFL.com
10
N/A
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
10
N/A
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
10
N/A
David Dodds
FootballGuys
11
50
Staff Composite
NFL.com
11
N/A
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
11
N/A
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
11
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
11
N/A
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
11
N/A
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
11
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
11
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
11
N/A
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
11
47
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
12
N/A
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
12
53
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
12
N/A
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
12
N/A
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
12
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
12
N/A
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
12
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
12
N/A
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
12
N/A
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
12
N/A
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
12
N/A
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
12
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
12
48
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
12
N/A
Maurile Tremblay
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13
N/A
Site Projections
NumberFire
13
46
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
13
47
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
13
46
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
13
N/A
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
13
N/A
Austin Lee
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13
N/A
Kevin Roberts
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13
N/A
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
13
45
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13
47
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
13
N/A
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
13
46
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
13
N/A
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
13
46
Adam Meyer
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13
N/A
Staff Composite
ESPN
13
46
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
13
45
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
13
45
Raju Byfield
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13
45
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
13
46
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
13
45
Chris Heil
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14
43
Scott Cullen
TSN
13
48
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
13
N/A
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
13
47
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
13
N/A
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
13
47
Staff Rankings
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13
48
Staff Rankings
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14
N/A
John Paulsen
4for4.com
14
N/A
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
14
53
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
14
47
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
14
44
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
14
52
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
14
N/A
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
14
N/A
Dave Major
XN Sports
14
46
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
14
N/A
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
14
43
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
14
54
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
14
45
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
14
N/A
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
14
43
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
14
N/A
Mike Krueger
FFToday
15
N/A
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
15
N/A
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
15
N/A
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
15
N/A
Eric Karabell
ESPN
15
N/A
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
15
N/A
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
15
44
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
15
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
15
N/A
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
15
39
Adam Rank
NFL.com
16
N/A
Matthew Hill
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16
45
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
16
N/A
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
16
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
16
22
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
16
N/A
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
16
N/A
John Halpin
Fox Sports
16
N/A
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
16
46
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
16
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
16
24
Jeff Paur
RTSports
16
N/A
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
16
62
Bill Enright
FFChamps
16
48
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
16
N/A
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
16
46
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
16
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
17
49
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
17
N/A
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
17
N/A
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
17
N/A
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
17
44
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
17
44
Christopher Harris
ESPN
17
N/A
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
17
N/A
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
17
N/A
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
17
46
Site Projections
scoutPRO
18
N/A
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
18
30
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
18
N/A
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
18
N/A
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
18
N/A
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
18
54
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
19
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
19
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
20
N/A
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
20
N/A
Justin Boone
The Score
20
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
20
N/A
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
21
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
22
N/A
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
22
N/A
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
23
N/A
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
23
N/A
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
23
N/A
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
25
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
11.9
2.0
Best
14.5
6.3
Worst
8.4
0.0
Rush Yards
63.2
13.0
Rush TDs
0.8
0.0
Receptions
1.1
0.5
Rec Yards
8.0
4.2
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Points / Game
9.8
8.9
Total Fantasy Points
48.8
17.7
Week 8
9.4   vs. OAK
  at DEN
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
5.0
4.0
Week 8
1.0
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
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
The Browns run game started the season on fire but has turned in a smoldering pile of dust. For the second week in a row, they couldn't get it going. Perhaps losing Center Alex Mack is taking a bigger tole than most would have thought.
 
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Buccaneers are 27th against fantasy running backs, but the Browns have looked lost on offense since C Alex Mack was lost for the season with an injury.
 
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
Even in a thin week with a nice matchup; I can't trust Tate as an RB2 with how his line has looked in the wake of Alex Smith's injury.