Who Should I Start? - Week 1 - PPR

Bryce Brown or Vick Ballard

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Vick Ballard (IND)
vs. Raiders
Sun, 9:00am ET
Bryce Brown
Bryce Brown (BUF)
vs. Patriots
Sun, 9:00am ET
Expert Pick %
83%
17%
ECR
N/A
# 45
Best
N/A
# 31
Worst
N/A
# 59
Ave Projection (?)
9.0
7.0
Best
11.9
9.4
Worst
6.7
4.6
Ave Points / Game
6.8
4.8
Total Fantasy Points
6.8
72.2
Expert Pick %
83%
17%
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ECR
N/A
# 45
Best
N/A
# 31
Worst
N/A
# 59
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
48
31
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
45
32
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
37
32
Mike Harmon
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44
32
Eric Mack
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25
34
Austin Lee
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33
37
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
45
37
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
46
37
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
41
37
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Beast Dome
43
37
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25
38
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Fantasy Football Maniax
31
38
Keet Bailey
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34
38
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
50
38
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
37
39
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
36
40
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
34
40
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
31
41
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
42
41
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
44
41
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
36
41
David Dodds
FootballGuys
33
41
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
38
42
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
39
42
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
32
42
Jeff Paur
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41
42
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
37
42
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
44
43
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
40
43
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
45
43
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
40
43
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
34
43
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
39
43
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
46
43
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
37
43
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
N/A
43
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
36
44
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
36
44
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
37
44
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
34
44
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37
44
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Fantasy Football Starters
38
45
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44
45
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49
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Jeff Brubach
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38
45
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
31
45
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
34
46
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
38
46
Greg Smith
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42
46
Sean Morris
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37
46
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
37
46
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39
46
Alan Harrison
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45
46
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43
46
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44
46
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40
47
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39
47
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36
47
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
43
47
R.J. White
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40
47
Scott Engel
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34
47
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
33
47
Sablich Brothers
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36
47
Sky Sperling
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28
48
Adrian Pereira
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38
48
Joseph Dolan
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38
48
Tony Mauriello
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23
49
Rich Hribar
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46
49
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39
49
Sigmund Bloom
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34
49
Kyle Wachtel
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37
50
Jody Smith
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29
50
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42
50
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38
50
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32
50
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40
50
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42
50
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41
50
Kevin Hanson
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40
51
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25
52
Adam Pfeifer
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46
52
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46
52
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39
54
Eddie Cooley
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44
54
Mike Clay
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35
56
Eric Yeomans
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40
59
Staff Rankings
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31
N/A
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32
N/A
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34
N/A
Site Rankings
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35
N/A
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39
N/A
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FantasySharks
39
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
9.0
7.0
Best
11.9
9.4
Worst
6.7
4.6
Rush Yards
43.9
38.4
Rush TDs
0.3
0.1
Receptions
1.7
1.6
Rec Yards
11.7
10.8
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
0.1
0.9
Total Targets
2.0
13.0
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Ballard is pretty average, but seems like the most likely Colts back to pick up the scraps left behind by Ahmad Bradshaw.
Brown looked like a stud in the absence of LeSean McCoy last year, so we should see plenty of him again this season. McCoy is still the starter, though.
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Vick 'The Brick' Ballard will be the change-of-pace RB to Bradshaw, and that is best case scenario. Luckily for Ballard, Bradshaw is not the type of RB who makes it through a season healthy. Ever. And coming into 2013 with Bradshaw at less than 100%, you already know Ballard will get his Fantasy RB#2 chances.
Bryce was the most special player off the Waiver Wire late in 2012. 100 Yards/2 TDs was automatic. With LeSean McCoy back, you cannot expect Brown to see anything more than change-of-pace carries. Brown is a talented RB who could jump to RB#2 if McCoy misses a game, but for now is nothing more than a handcuff.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
Tough matchup but Philly should run it a ton.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Ahmad is listed as questionable for now and we think Ballard will still get a significant amount of playing time.