Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Chris Johnson or Zac Stacy

Zac Stacy - photo unavailable
Zac Stacy STL
vs. MIN  Sun, 1:00 ET
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy, 43 F, 27 mph
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson NYJ
vs. OAK  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
85%
15%
ECR
# 15
# 22
Best
# 7
# 7
Worst
# 28
# 37
Ave Projection (?)
13.1
11.3
Best
15.0
15.4
Worst
11.2
8.2
Opponent
MIN
OAK
Points Allowed (?)
20.4
21.6
Expert Pick %
85%
15%
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
Bill Enright
FFChamps
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 Chris Heil
Sportable
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 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
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 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
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 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
 
 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
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 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
# 15
# 22
Best
# 7
# 7
Worst
# 28
# 37
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
11
7
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
12
8
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
21
10
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
10
11
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
24
11
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
12
11
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
21
12
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
7
13
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
23
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
17
13
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
14
13
Site Projections
scoutPRO
9
14
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
11
14
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
11
14
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
11
15
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
14
15
Eric Karabell
ESPN
8
15
Adam Rank
NFL.com
13
15
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
8
16
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
24
16
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
17
16
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
9
16
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
15
16
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
16
17
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
15
17
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
20
17
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
16
17
Chris Heil
Sportable
7
17
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
14
17
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
25
18
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
11
17
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
15
17
Bill Enright
FFChamps
20
18
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
28
18
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
15
18
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
11
18
Scott Cullen
TSN
11
18
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
13
18
Staff Composite
NFL.com
9
18
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
10
18
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
12
18
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
13
19
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
11
19
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
26
19
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
13
19
Mike Krueger
FFToday
15
19
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
11
19
Christopher Harris
ESPN
9
19
David Dodds
FootballGuys
12
19
Matt Smith
NFL.com
12
19
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
12
19
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
27
20
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
22
20
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
8
20
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
10
20
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
11
20
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
24
20
Micah James
FFMagicMan
16
20
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
17
21
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
11
21
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
12
21
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
19
21
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
13
21
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
11
21
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
14
21
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
8
21
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
10
21
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
8
21
Sean Koerner
STATS
10
21
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
8
21
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
15
22
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
16
22
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
13
22
Site Projections
numberFire
10
22
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
20
22
Matthew Berry
ESPN
16
22
Staff Composite
ESPN
12
22
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
12
22
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
27
22
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
13
23
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
11
23
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
15
23
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
16
23
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
12
23
Justin Boone
The Score
14
23
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
11
23
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
15
23
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
16
23
Jeff Paur
RTSports
19
23
Jim McCormick
ESPN
11
23
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
13
23
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
12
23
Staff
Roto Analysis
12
23
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
7
23
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
14
24
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
8
24
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
11
24
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
14
24
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
17
24
John Paulsen
4for4.com
20
24
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
17
24
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
12
24
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
10
24
John Halpin
Fox Sports
12
24
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
11
24
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
12
24
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
11
24
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
28
25
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
14
25
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
9
25
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
9
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
13
25
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
24
25
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15
26
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
15
26
Dave Major
XN Sports
11
26
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
25
26
Seth Klein
Razzball
14
26
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
8
26
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
11
26
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
17
27
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
9
27
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
14
27
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
16
27
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
14
28
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
17
28
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
11
28
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
12
28
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
10
28
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
15
29
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
13
29
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
17
29
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
14
30
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
16
30
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
13
32
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
21
32
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
16
37
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
9
37
Ave Projection (?)
13.1
11.3
Best
15.0
15.4
Worst
11.2
8.2
Rush Yards
73.7
59.9
Rush TDs
0.7
0.6
Receptions
2.3
2.5
Rec Yards
16.3
18.6
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
2.7
3.3
Total Targets
35.0
52.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Vikings were a substandard run defense last year. They completely revamped their defensive line, but I still think it is a favorable matchup for Stacy and he should see the ball 20 plus times, despite reports that the Rams plan to go with a hot hand approach at running back..
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
Minny D not what it once was but Zimmer should have them playing more disciplined. Stacy should get plenty of volume, though.
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.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
Chris Johnson can be sneaky play in Week 1 if you are looking for a flex player.