Who Should I Start? - Week 16

Cecil Shorts or Steve Smith

Steve Smith
Steve Smith BAL
at HOU  Sun, 1:00 ET
Indoor (dome)
Cecil Shorts
Cecil Shorts JAC
vs. TEN  Thu, 8:25 ET
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
ECR
# 28
# 44
Best
# 19
# 28
Worst
# 54
# 63
Ave Projection (?)
9.9
5.7
Best
14.1
6.7
Worst
7.1
4.3
Ave Points / Game
9.0
4.9
Total Fantasy Points
126.6
53.5
Opponent
HOU
TEN
Points Allowed (?)
26.6
22.7
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
 
 Steve Olson
StatSims
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
ECR
# 28
# 44
Best
# 19
# 28
Worst
# 54
# 63
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
29
28
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
24
29
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
21
29
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
32
33
Site Projections
scoutPRO
24
35
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
21
35
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
31
36
Bill Enright
FFChamps
23
36
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
38
37
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
27
38
Scott Cullen
TSN
28
38
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
26
39
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
30
39
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
35
41
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
27
41
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
24
41
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
32
41
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
27
42
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
22
42
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
33
42
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
28
42
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
27
42
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
29
42
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
30
43
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
39
43
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
29
43
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
39
44
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
26
44
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
28
44
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
28
44
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
29
44
Justin Boone
The Score
35
44
Dave Major
XN Sports
28
44
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
17
44
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
24
44
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
28
44
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
29
44
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
25
44
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
32
44
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
19
45
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
30
45
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
28
45
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
29
45
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
21
45
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
28
45
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
34
45
Chris Heil
Sportable
28
45
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
34
45
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
27
45
John Halpin
Fox Sports
32
45
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
23
45
Jeff Paur
RTSports
30
45
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
31
45
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
29
45
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
23
45
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
33
45
Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
28
45
Steve Olson
StatSims
20
45
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
30
46
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
29
46
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
30
46
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
29
46
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
29
46
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
28
46
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
27
46
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
29
46
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
27
46
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
32
46
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
29
46
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
29
46
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
28
46
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
28
46
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
29
46
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
29
46
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
29
46
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
28
46
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
32
46
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
29
46
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
29
46
David Dodds
FootballGuys
26
47
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
27
47
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
25
47
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
27
47
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
23
47
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
29
47
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
28
47
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
31
47
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
29
47
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
32
47
Staff
Roto Analysis
27
47
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
25
48
Site Projections
numberFire
26
49
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
29
49
Mike Krueger
FFToday
15
50
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
29
50
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
34
50
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
32
50
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
33
51
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
20
51
Staff Composite
NFL.com
31
51
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
29
51
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
26
51
Adam Rank
NFL.com
30
52
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
28
53
Matt Smith
NFL.com
52
53
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
54
53
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
32
53
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
28
53
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
25
54
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
32
54
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
26
55
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
19
55
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
27
55
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
31
56
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
33
56
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
27
57
John Paulsen
4for4.com
29
58
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
34
60
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
32
63
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
17
N/A
Staff Composite
ESPN
19
N/A
Eric Karabell
ESPN
21
N/A
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
25
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
26
N/A
Christopher Harris
ESPN
26
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
28
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
32
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
9.9
5.7
Best
14.1
6.7
Worst
7.1
4.3
Receptions
4.7
4.3
Rec Yards
64.1
50.7
Rec TDs
0.6
0.1
Ave Points / Game
9.0
4.9
Total Fantasy Points
126.6
53.5
Week 15
3.7   vs. JAC
7.6   at BAL
Week 14
13.0   at MIA
0.3   vs. HOU
Week 13
0.2   vs. SD
3.5   vs. NYG
Week 12
14.9   at NO
0.6   at IND
Week 11
BYE  
BYE  
Week 10
1.7   vs. TEN
11.9   vs. DAL
Week 9
3.6   at PIT
4.0   at CIN
Week 8
3.5   at CIN
4.1   vs. MIA
Week 7
6.7   vs. ATL
1.2   vs. CLE
Week 6
17.0   at TB
8.3   at TEN
Week 5
1.4   at IND
  vs. PIT
Week 4
25.9   vs. CAR
2.5   at SD
Week 3
10.1   at CLE
9.5   vs. IND
Week 2
7.1   vs. PIT
  at WAS
Week 1
17.8   vs. CIN
  at PHI
Ave Targets / Game
7.9
8.3
Total Targets
110.0
100.0
Week 15
5.0
11.0
Week 14
11.0
10.0
Week 13
4.0
8.0
Week 12
6.0
3.0
Week 11
BYE
BYE
Week 10
7.0
7.0
Week 9
8.0
7.0
Week 8
9.0
8.0
Week 7
5.0
9.0
Week 6
6.0
16.0
Week 5
7.0
Week 4
10.0
4.0
Week 3
7.0
10.0
Week 2
10.0
Week 1
15.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Smith has basically been a boom / bust WR3 the second half of the season. The Texans have allowed the third most points to fantasy receivers this year, so he does have upside in a favorable matchup.