Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Brandon Marshall or Reggie Bush

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Brandon Marshall
Brandon Marshall (WR)

vs. Bengals
Sun, 12 pm EST

Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush (RB)

vs. Vikings
Sun, 12 pm EST

Expert Pick %
85%
15%
ECR
# 16
# 25
Best
# 11
# 12
Worst
# 41
# 48
Ave Projection (?)
13.4
13.3
Best
15.2
16.0
Worst
11.6
11.1
Ave Points / Game
12.8
13.2
Total Fantasy Points
205.5
185.2
Expert Pick %
85%
15%
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 Darren Collette
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FFToolbox
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Bleacher Report
 
ECR
# 16
# 25
Best
# 11
# 12
Worst
# 41
# 48
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
11
35
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
11
24
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
11
34
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
12
14
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
12
34
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
12
27
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
12
36
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
13
35
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
13
24
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
13
21
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
13
24
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
14
34
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
14
26
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
14
23
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
14
24
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
14
35
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
14
34
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
14
18
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
14
23
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
14
24
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
14
19
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
14
34
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
14
34
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
14
35
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
14
24
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
14
24
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
14
12
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
14
24
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
14
34
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
14
17
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
14
24
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
14
21
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
14
23
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
14
24
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
14
35
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
14
24
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
14
24
Sky Sperling
Razzball
14
16
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
15
35
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
15
24
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
15
17
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
15
23
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
15
21
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
15
18
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
15
32
Scott Cullen
TSN
15
24
Micah James
FFMagicMan
15
23
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
15
24
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
24
Justin Boone
The Score
15
36
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
15
35
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
15
34
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
15
12
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
15
18
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
15
24
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
15
36
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
15
18
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
16
29
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
18
13
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
19
34
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
19
39
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
19
21
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
19
34
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
19
23
Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
19
21
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
19
12
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
19
35
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
19
24
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
19
23
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
19
36
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
19
39
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
19
42
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
19
42
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
19
18
Jeff Paur
RTSports
19
24
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
22
35
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
22
34
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
22
34
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
22
36
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
22
21
Bill Enright
FFChamps
22
36
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
22
35
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
22
24
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
24
19
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
25
35
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
25
35
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
25
24
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
25
34
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
26
48
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
26
24
Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
26
21
David Dodds
FootballGuys
26
19
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
26
35
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
29
22
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
41
18
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
41
23
Ave Projection (?)
13.4
13.3
Best
15.2
16.0
Worst
11.6
11.1
Rush Yards
N/A
53.9
Rush TDs
N/A
0.3
Receptions
6.3
5.7
Rec Yards
82.7
50.4
Rec TDs
0.9
0.2
Ave Targets / Game
10.3
4.7
Total Targets
164.0
75.0
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Bengals flaw is pass D so Marshall should have his way.Vikes are tough against run and he's been struggling inside. Hopefully he gets a lot of catches.  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Of Marshall's 118 receptions, 75 went for first-downs, he produced at least 70 yards plus in 11 games and added 11 TDs. Marshall is a rock-solid No.1 Fantasy WR worth a Round 2 pick.   
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Marshall is pretty much all Jay Cutler has by way of targets, so the catches should be bountiful for Marshall in his second year with Da Bears.Bush has resurrected his career over the last two years in Miami, and he'll be looking to add onto that with the Lions. He'll add a pass-catching element out of the backfield that's been lacking in Detroit.  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Should easily eclipse 1,600 yards from scrimmage this season  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
The Bengals are an extremely tough matchup for the Bears and Marshall won't be as force fed as he was last season. He'll still get his, but don't expect 15 targets.We saw Bush get tons of passing targets in preseason and that should be the norm during the regular season as well. The Vikings run defense remains one of the better units in the league, but they were near the bottom in allowing receptions and yards to backs last year. It will be tough stopping Bush from getting his through the air.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
I view Marshall and Green the same this week. The Bengals were 3rd against fantasy receivers last year, but like Green, Marshall is just too good to be anything other than a WR1, regardless of matchup.The Vikings have a tough run defense and were ninth against fantasy running backs last year, but if DT Kevin Williams cannot play in Week 1, it would be a huge boost to Bush's projection this week.  
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
Calvin Johnson is the gold standard at WR, but it is evident that the tiers following are extremely stacked. Marshall is a target machine in Chicago as he brought in 118 receptions last season, but was quoted saying that he doesn’t think it will happen again. With the return of number two WR Alshon Jeffrey and New Coach – Marc Trestman saying that Matt Forte will see more action in the passing game, Marshall’s quote is probably very accurate. That being said, Marshall will still finish as a ...Huge value in PPR Leagues. Dual threat and similar type player to Darren Sproles, only Bush moves to Detroit where his backfield isn’t as crowded and he will have more attempts on the ground.  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
'Forgetting <nobr><a href="#" class="FAtxtL" id="FALINK_3_0_2">Brandon Marshall</a></nobr>' is going to be hard to do if you let him slip in your draft. Brandon is the closest thing to Megatron, and <nobr><a href="#" class="FAtxtL" id="FALINK_1_0_0">Jay Cutler</a></nobr> is in a contract year. He wants that payday, and he knows Brandon Marshall is his best chance of making him rich.Reggie is exactly what this Lions offense was missing. An upgraded version of Jhavid Best. Reggie will thrive when safeties have to double team Megatron Deep, leaving so much space for Reggie on a screen pass. You may break your own ankles watching Reggie juke in Space all season long in this gun slinging Lions offense.