Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Cecil Shorts or Steve Smith

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Expert Pick %
70%
30%
ECR
# 25
# 26
Best
# 8
# 12
Worst
# 42
# 56
Ave Projection (?)
10.6
7.3
Best
13.2
8.9
Worst
8.1
5.9
Ave Points / Game
7.4
6.6
Total Fantasy Points
95.7
98.5
Expert Pick %
70%
30%
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 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
ECR
# 25
# 26
Best
# 8
# 12
Worst
# 42
# 56
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
8
36
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
12
34
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
15
31
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
16
31
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
16
28
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
17
39
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
17
28
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
18
35
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
18
22
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
18
35
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
18
26
David Dodds
FootballGuys
19
20
Justin Boone
The Score
19
24
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
19
45
Eric Karabell
ESPN
19
21
Staff Composite
ESPN
19
18
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
19
22
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
20
30
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
20
34
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
20
27
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
20
23
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
20
24
Matthew Berry
ESPN
20
21
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
20
33
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
20
32
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
21
26
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
21
29
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
21
39
Jeff Paur
RTSports
21
27
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
21
32
Adam Rank
NFL.com
21
24
Staff
Roto Analysis
21
26
John Halpin
Fox Sports
22
26
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
22
26
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
22
28
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
22
28
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
22
30
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
22
17
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
22
32
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
22
24
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
23
25
John Paulsen
4for4.com
23
27
Staff Composite
NFL.com
23
24
Jason Smith
NFL.com
23
24
Mike Krueger
FFToday
23
34
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
23
31
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
24
26
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
24
26
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
24
26
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
24
28
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
24
27
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
24
27
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
24
28
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
24
37
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
24
25
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
24
29
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
24
27
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
24
28
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
24
25
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
24
31
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
24
29
Matt Smith
NFL.com
24
25
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
25
23
Scott Cullen
TSN
25
26
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
25
23
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
25
30
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
25
28
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
25
27
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
25
24
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
25
27
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
25
27
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
25
24
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
25
32
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
25
26
Christopher Harris
ESPN
25
22
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
25
26
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
26
34
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
26
29
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
26
27
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
26
30
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
26
21
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
26
27
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
26
37
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
27
32
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
27
24
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
27
31
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
27
24
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
27
28
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
27
28
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
27
24
Micah James
FFMagicMan
27
26
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
28
39
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
28
25
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
28
18
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
28
26
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
28
30
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
28
35
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
28
25
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
29
33
Site Projections
NumberFire
29
17
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
29
30
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
29
25
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
29
21
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
29
30
Bill Enright
FFChamps
29
34
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
30
15
Sky Sperling
Razzball
30
33
Site Projections
scoutPRO
30
19
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
30
25
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
30
25
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
31
27
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
31
28
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
31
28
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
31
34
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
31
24
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
32
33
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
32
29
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
32
27
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
32
19
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
32
29
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
32
42
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
32
31
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
33
56
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
33
35
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
34
24
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
34
31
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
34
19
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
35
17
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
40
32
Dave Major
XN Sports
42
12
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
42
37
Ave Projection (?)
10.6
7.3
Best
13.2
8.9
Worst
8.1
5.9
Receptions
4.5
4.2
Rec Yards
67.4
54.5
Rec TDs
0.7
0.3
Ave Targets / Game
7.7
6.9
Total Targets
123.0
110.0
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
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...
At age 33, Smith is in the physical shape of a 25 year old. The 1,000 yard season should be there, but you’re looking at a WR who gives you minimal TDs – (4 TDs in 2012). Smith is a good 2WR and a strong 3WR option.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
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
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.
Richard Sherman and the Seahawks pass defense shut him down last season with Cam Newton targeting Smith 13 times and him only catching 4 of those for 40 yards and no touchdowns. I’ll be shying away from targeting any receiver facing Sherman this season.
  
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
He's their one and only option in week 1 so at least he'll get targets.
Seattle corners are brutal, so Smith may not be an elite option this week.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
Smith has never posted consecutive seasons with less than 7 touchdowns since 2001-02 (throwing out 2004 when he got hurt in Week 1). Smith's age makes him a bit scary as he'll be 34 when the season starts but he's still worth drafting as a No. 2 Fantasy WR with a pick starting in Round 6.
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
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...
Steve Smith is a burner. He is also the clear #1 WR for Cam Newton who will be unstoppable in 2013. While Smith has been plagued by Cam's inconsistency in 2012, we all know that Smith can be a 1300 Yard/13 TD WR. Cam is on a mission, and it all starts with throwing the ball deep to Steve.