Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cecil Shorts or Marques Colston

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Expert Pick %
95%
5%
ECR
# 14
# 25
Best
# 8
# 8
Worst
# 30
# 42
Ave Projection (?)
12.0
10.6
Best
14.0
13.2
Worst
9.1
8.1
Ave Points / Game
8.3
7.4
Total Fantasy Points
124.3
95.7
Expert Pick %
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ECR
# 14
# 25
Best
# 8
# 8
Worst
# 30
# 42
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
13
8
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
13
12
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
11
15
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
10
16
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
11
16
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
10
17
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
9
17
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
11
18
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
15
18
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
23
18
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
23
18
David Dodds
FootballGuys
12
19
Justin Boone
The Score
12
19
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
13
19
Eric Karabell
ESPN
16
19
Staff Composite
ESPN
15
19
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
18
19
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
15
20
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
16
20
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
14
20
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
13
20
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
10
20
Matthew Berry
ESPN
15
20
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
9
20
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
13
20
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
18
21
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
19
21
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
15
21
Jeff Paur
RTSports
16
21
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
13
21
Adam Rank
NFL.com
11
21
Staff
Roto Analysis
12
21
John Halpin
Fox Sports
14
22
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
17
22
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
18
22
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
16
22
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
18
22
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
14
22
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
15
22
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
18
22
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
22
23
John Paulsen
4for4.com
12
23
Staff Composite
NFL.com
11
23
Jason Smith
NFL.com
8
23
Mike Krueger
FFToday
17
23
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
17
23
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
20
24
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
17
24
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
11
24
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
30
24
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
16
24
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
14
24
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
10
24
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
16
24
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
14
24
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
14
24
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
12
24
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
11
24
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
18
24
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
18
24
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
12
24
Matt Smith
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14
24
Eric Yeomans
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18
25
Scott Cullen
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8
25
Salvatore Stefanile
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16
25
Staff Composite
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14
25
Russ Bliss
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10
25
Site Rankings
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15
25
Ryan Hodge
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18
25
Jake Ciely
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16
25
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
11
25
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Fox Sports
15
25
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
12
25
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
17
25
Christopher Harris
ESPN
15
25
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
16
25
Nate Hodges
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22
26
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
19
26
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
12
26
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
14
26
Chet Gresham
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15
26
Paul Greco
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17
26
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18
26
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15
27
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14
27
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28
27
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10
27
Scott Engel
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10
27
Greg Smith
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16
27
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18
27
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11
27
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12
28
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11
28
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13
28
Cedric Hopkins
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17
28
Nick Vertucci
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18
28
Ernie Estrella
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14
28
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10
28
Nick Raducanu
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15
29
Site Projections
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14
29
Staff Rankings
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14
29
Ben Standig
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14
29
Dave Dameshek
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13
29
Alan Harrison
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10
29
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16
29
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19
30
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17
30
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14
30
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18
30
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10
30
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11
31
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9
31
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12
31
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11
31
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15
31
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16
32
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19
32
Kevin Roberts
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15
32
Taylor Smith
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15
32
Nathan Miller
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13
32
Jamey Eisenberg
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15
32
Eric Mack
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18
32
R.C. Fischer
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10
33
Mike Harmon
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14
33
Staff Rankings
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18
34
Eddie Cooley
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10
34
Joel Beall
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15
34
Michael Beller
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23
35
Tony Mauriello
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15
40
Dave Major
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28
42
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16
42
Ave Projection (?)
12.0
10.6
Best
14.0
13.2
Worst
9.1
8.1
Receptions
5.1
4.5
Rec Yards
69.4
67.4
Rec TDs
0.9
0.7
Ave Targets / Game
6.9
7.7
Total Targets
111.0
123.0
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
With head coach Sean Payton back this season, look for the Saints Offense to excel. The Saints Defense is looking bad, again, which is great news for Brees and his Number 1 WR, Colston.
Shorts worked out with the legendary Larry Fitzgerald again this season, and he’s set to start the season as the Number 1 WR in Jacksonvile with Blackmon missing the first 4 games (KC, @OAK, @SEA, IND). The speedy wide receiver has added about 10 pounds of muscle, which will definitely give him a boost against press coverage. Shorts will see top corner coverage, if his “newfound” bulk doesn’t damper his speed, then this is great news for a proficient wide receiver flying under the radar. Co...
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Falcons were ninth against fantasy receivers this year, but I think they could easily drop in that department this year and the Saints offense is always able to move the ball at home against the Falcons.
Shorts is going to be the featured receiver for the first four weeks of the season (Justin Blackmon suspension) and the Chiefs were just 21st against fantasy receivers last year.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Colston caught 9 passes and a touchdown last season against the Falcons and should have trouble being a factor this week. His foot issue seems to be manageable and week one is the time it should be most manageable.
Brandon Flowers can be a menace to Cecil's society, but he is the only receiver the Jaguars have worth anything. He'll get targets.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
Top-15 upside with WR3 floor due to Gabbert being his QB instead of Henne
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
This should be a shootout so Saints' top WR has to be in top-15 for week 1.
He's their one and only option in week 1 so at least he'll get targets.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Mr.Consistency when it comes to year-to-year stats. In 2012, posted his 6th season in 7 years including, 4th straight with 1,000-plus yards and at least 7 touchdowns. BUT a closer look at his 2012 numbers might sway your decision as a No.1 WR. Posting 10-plus Fantasy points in just 6 games in 2012. There were 8 weeks where he was held UNDER 80 yards with no touchdowns. He's worth drafting as a high-end No. 2 Fantasy WR in Round 4.
 
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Colston comes with Pros and Cons. The major con on Colston is how many mouths Drew Brees has to feed. The major Pro is Drew Brees has a lot of food to feed. Colston is not the #1 WR on this team, he may even be the #3 option when you consider Jimmy Graham should have a bigger role in 2013, and Lance Moore could arguably be #2 because he does all the quick Yard patterns. Still, Colston will get his plays. Health is always a factor, and having a big talented Saints WR is a good thing.
While it is easy to get excited about the potential of Shorts in 2013. We have to remember a few things. The Jags did not have Maurice Jones-Drew for nearly the entire 2nd Half of 2012, which forced the Jags to be a pass 1st team. The Jags also had Chad Henne at QB, who has not won the job from Blaine Gabbert yet in 2013. All this means, do not jump on the horse until the horse is ready to attack. If Chad gets the job, while Blackmon is suspended to start the year. Then go for some inc...