Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Chris Johnson or Marshawn Lynch

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Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB) P
 
Marshawn Lynch
Marshawn Lynch (SEA - RB) P
4%
Expert Pick %
96%
22
ECR
6
7
Best Rank
1
37
Worst Rank
14
158.8
Ave Projection
202.6
175.9
Best
234.4
147.1
Worst
184.4
4%
Expert Pick %
96%
 
4%
Expert Pick %
96%
22
ECR
6
7
Best Rank
1
37
Worst Rank
14
3.3
Ave Targets / Game
2.8
52.0
Total Targets
44.0
The Raiders spent a lot of money to upgrade a defense that allowed the fifth most points to fantasy running backs, but I think Johnson has big game upside in the season opener.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

The Packers were just 26th against fantasy running backs and the loss of DT B. J. Raji is a big blow to their run defense. I think Lynch kicks off the season with RB1 numbers.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Johnson was average against Raiders last year and he may share the rock. He can go for a home run or stink it up. Total toss up.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Packers defense has yet to prove a thing, so hard to hate Lynch at home with this soft matchup.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

 
As expected, Lynch was fresh going into the opener. He dominated from the beginning rushing for 110 and 2 TDs. He also caught one pass late in the game for 14 yards.

- Tom Schriner, FFLockerRoom

Chris Johnson can be sneaky play in Week 1 if you are looking for a flex player.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

 
 
With Seattle projected as 5.5 point favorites, Lynch should see plenty of carries against this mediocre front 7.

- Staff Rankings, 2MugsFF