Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Christopher Ivory or Rashard Mendenhall

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Expert Pick %
65%
35%
ECR
# 29
# 35
Best
# 23
# 18
Worst
# 56
# 49
Ave Projection (?)
8.1
7.3
Best
10.6
10.0
Worst
6.1
6.4
Ave Points / Game
8.4
6.8
Total Fantasy Points
126.1
102.3
Expert Pick %
65%
35%
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ECR
# 29
# 35
Best
# 23
# 18
Worst
# 56
# 49
Matt Smith
NFL.com
31
18
Taylor Smith
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27
23
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
28
23
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
30
23
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
29
24
Christopher Harris
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33
24
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
31
25
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
34
25
Raju Byfield
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35
25
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
28
26
Jeff Paur
RTSports
29
26
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
33
26
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
34
26
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
28
27
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
29
27
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
31
27
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
25
27
Staff Composite
NFL.com
24
27
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
31
28
Site Projections
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26
28
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
32
28
Sky Sperling
Razzball
32
28
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
32
28
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
32
28
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
31
28
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
25
28
David Dodds
FootballGuys
29
28
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
30
28
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
32
28
Ryan Hodge
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31
29
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
24
29
Micah James
FFMagicMan
37
29
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
31
29
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
27
29
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
32
29
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
32
29
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
28
30
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
32
30
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
32
30
John Halpin
Fox Sports
32
30
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
32
30
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
28
30
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
32
30
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
25
30
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
36
30
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
26
30
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
29
30
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
28
31
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
30
31
Dave Major
XN Sports
32
31
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
32
31
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
30
31
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
33
31
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
26
31
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
28
31
Adam Rank
NFL.com
24
31
Jason Smith
NFL.com
24
31
Bill Enright
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56
31
Kyle Wachtel
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33
32
Scott Cullen
TSN
29
32
C.D. Carter
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34
32
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
28
32
Staff Composite
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31
32
Greg Smith
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29
32
Brett Talley
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23
32
Paul Greco
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27
32
Eric Yeomans
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25
33
Rich Hribar
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31
33
John Paulsen
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29
33
Marc Caviglia
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29
33
Justin Boone
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29
33
Brent Namejko
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33
34
Derek Lofland
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30
34
Ken Zalis
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27
34
Steve Wyremski
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32
34
Staff Composite
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31
34
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
25
34
David Gonos
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24
34
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
29
34
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
23
35
Terrance Bridgett
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36
35
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
32
35
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
33
35
Site Rankings
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27
35
Wayne Bretsky
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33
35
Brendan Donahue
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33
35
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32
35
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36
35
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24
36
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29
36
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29
36
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31
37
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30
37
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28
37
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
30
37
Nick Vertucci
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46
37
Scott Whitfield
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36
37
Scott Pianowski
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31
38
Dalton Del Don
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32
38
Scott Engel
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28
38
Ben Standig
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29
38
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
34
38
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
36
38
Mike Krueger
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31
38
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
35
39
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
24
39
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
30
39
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
33
39
Nathan Zegura
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32
39
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27
39
Michael Pichan
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46
39
Andy Behrens
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32
40
Adam Pfeifer
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32
40
Staff Rankings
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28
40
Davis Mattek
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31
40
Michael Beller
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29
40
Eric Mack
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38
40
Staff Composite
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32
41
Neil Parker
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29
41
Matthew Berry
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28
41
Brandon Funston
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35
42
Walter Cherepinsky
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31
42
Austin Lee
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25
43
Tony Mauriello
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33
43
Joe Bond
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28
43
Ryan Fowler
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29
43
Eddie Cooley
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26
45
Mike Harmon
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36
46
The FFGhost
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33
47
Brad Evans
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29
48
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27
49
Site Projections
scoutPRO
30
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
8.1
7.3
Best
10.6
10.0
Worst
6.1
6.4
Rush Yards
54.9
58.9
Rush TDs
0.1
0.3
Receptions
2.4
1.3
Rec Yards
18.2
7.4
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
1.3
0.4
Total Targets
21.0
7.0
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
It's been a rough go for Mendenhall of late from an injury perspective, but he's getting a fresh start with Arizona. He's effective around the goal line, but his days as a consistent, weekly starter on your fantasy squad may be in the past.
Ivory was underutilized in New Orleans, due in large part to repeated bouts with injuries. Now the top job is his for the taking with the Jets. If he can remain injury-free, he's a potential steal.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Will open season as workhorse with long leash; Backfield has RBBC written all over it
Should be a solid value pick if he manages to play all 16 games
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Mendy's role is there but the matchup really isn't.
Ivory nicks up easy and Bucs are tough on run, so not the greatest play out there.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
The Bucs put the hurt on running backs last season and led the league in rushing yards allowed and tied for the smallest yards per carry allowed. And the only two running backs to top 100 yards against them were Alfred Morris and Adrian Peterson. Chris Ivory has yet to round into form as a Jet and is barely a flex play at this point.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Rams were 19th against fantasy backs, but Mendenhall is coming off a knee injury in the preseason. While he is expected to play, I still think he is a low flex option.
 
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Mendenhall is a decent sleeper. For the past few seasons, the Cardinals really did not have a running game. In fact, they did not really even have a respectable passing game with John Skelton and Kevin Kolb playing, "Who can get the ball to Fitzgerald Better." The winner was Skelton, and Beanie Wells was never 100%. Mendy can do some special things here as Carson Palmer should have this offense playing to a new level they have not seen since Kurt Warner.
Here's a great idea. Take a terrible team, keep your horrible QB. Get rid of your star RB. Sign a young version of what your RB could be, and then tell the world that he is going to be special. Then tell the world, that you plan on feeding him the ball consistently and to watch out for how good he can be. So now that defenses know, Ivory is going to get carry after carry after carry. You shut him down for the first couple of quarters, the Jets are now down 27-0. Ivory is no longer a t...
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Mendenhall signed a one-year deal with Arizona this season, as the Cardinals took some advice from their team strategy in Jerry Maguire. I cant ever endorse Mendenhall know that hes a consistent injury risk, will rarely give any big games and is currently battling knee tendinitis.
When returning from injury, should have no problem taking the job back from Bilal Powell in an anemic New York Offense.