Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Chris Johnson or Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch
Marshawn Lynch SEA
vs. GB  Thu, 8:30 ET
Probable - Back
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson NYJ
vs. OAK  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
ECR
# 6
# 22
Best
# 1
# 7
Worst
# 14
# 37
Ave Projection (?)
16.7
11.3
Best
20.8
15.4
Worst
14.1
8.2
Opponent
GB
OAK
Points Allowed (?)
19.8
21.6
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
Staff Composite
ESPN
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Seth Klein
Razzball
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
ECR
# 6
# 22
Best
# 1
# 7
Worst
# 14
# 37
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
5
7
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
5
8
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
12
10
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
7
11
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
7
11
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
6
11
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
6
12
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
4
13
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
5
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
4
13
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
6
13
Site Projections
scoutPRO
8
14
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
3
14
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6
14
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
5
15
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
7
15
Eric Karabell
ESPN
N/A
15
Adam Rank
NFL.com
5
15
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
4
16
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
5
16
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
4
16
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
7
16
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
8
16
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
6
17
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
5
17
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
6
17
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
8
17
Chris Heil
Sportable
8
17
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
6
17
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
5
18
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
6
17
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
6
17
Bill Enright
FFChamps
4
18
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
4
18
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
4
18
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
5
18
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
18
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
5
18
Staff Composite
NFL.com
5
18
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
7
18
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
3
18
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
5
19
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
4
19
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
5
19
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
5
19
Mike Krueger
FFToday
11
19
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
6
19
Christopher Harris
ESPN
N/A
19
David Dodds
FootballGuys
6
19
Matt Smith
NFL.com
5
19
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
5
19
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
6
20
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
5
20
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
5
20
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
7
20
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
4
20
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
4
20
Micah James
FFMagicMan
6
20
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
7
21
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
5
21
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
5
21
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
5
21
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
6
21
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
5
21
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
4
21
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
6
21
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
3
21
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
3
21
Sean Koerner
STATS
4
21
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
4
21
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
22
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
7
22
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
22
Site Projections
numberFire
5
22
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
6
22
Matthew Berry
ESPN
N/A
22
Staff Composite
ESPN
N/A
22
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
6
22
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
1
22
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
5
23
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
6
23
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
5
23
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
2
23
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
5
23
Justin Boone
The Score
5
23
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
10
23
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
7
23
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
5
23
Jeff Paur
RTSports
7
23
Jim McCormick
ESPN
6
23
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
6
23
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
4
23
Staff
Roto Analysis
5
23
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
8
23
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
6
24
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
7
24
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
14
24
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
6
24
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
6
24
John Paulsen
4for4.com
6
24
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
5
24
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
5
24
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
9
24
John Halpin
Fox Sports
6
24
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
5
24
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
8
24
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
5
24
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
6
25
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
7
25
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
4
25
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
6
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
6
25
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
4
25
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
6
26
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
6
26
Dave Major
XN Sports
6
26
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
5
26
Seth Klein
Razzball
5
26
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
7
26
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
N/A
26
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
5
27
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
7
27
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
5
27
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
5
27
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
9
28
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
6
28
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
6
28
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
5
28
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
7
28
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
4
29
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
6
29
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
12
29
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
5
30
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
4
30
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
5
32
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
6
32
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
6
37
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
10
37
Ave Projection (?)
16.7
11.3
Best
20.8
15.4
Worst
14.1
8.2
Rush Yards
88.7
59.9
Rush TDs
1.0
0.6
Receptions
1.9
2.5
Rec Yards
14.7
18.6
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
2.8
3.3
Total Targets
44.0
52.0
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.
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.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Packers defense has yet to prove a thing, so hard to hate Lynch at home with this soft matchup.
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.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
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.
 
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
Chris Johnson can be sneaky play in Week 1 if you are looking for a flex player.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
With Seattle projected as 5.5 point favorites, Lynch should see plenty of carries against this mediocre front 7.