Who Should I Start? - Week 1

C.J. Spiller or Fred Jackson

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C.J. Spiller
C.J. Spiller (BUF)
vs. Patriots
Sun, 9:00am ET
Fred Jackson
Fred Jackson (BUF)
vs. Patriots
Sun, 9:00am ET
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 5
# 43
Best
# 1
# 33
Worst
# 18
# 56
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
3.9
Best
19.3
5.1
Worst
12.0
2.4
Ave Points / Game
8.2
11.7
Total Fantasy Points
122.4
187.1
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Davis Mattek
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8
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8
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8
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9
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9
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9
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9
36
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9
50
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9
45
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9
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10
40
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10
49
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10
41
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10
41
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10
49
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11
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51
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12
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43
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15
43
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16
41
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18
50
Ave Projection (?)
15.7
3.9
Best
19.3
5.1
Worst
12.0
2.4
Rush Yards
89.1
22.7
Rush TDs
0.5
0.1
Receptions
4.2
1.9
Rec Yards
38
12.8
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
2.6
4.1
Total Targets
41.0
65.0
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
The Bills are going to need Spiller to play a lot and be given the ball a lot to have anywhere close to a chance in this one.
Even in a timeshare, Fred will have value. In fact, he will probably thrive in a timeshare. And against the Patriots, the Bills will need all of their most talented guys on the field.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Bills are starting a rookie undrafted QB so you know Spiller will get his.
Bills will run a ton so you'd imagine F-Jax has a little value here.
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Spiller is finally established as "the guy" for the Bills, and he won't be splitting carries with the elderly Fred Jackson anymore. However, there's still a chance Jackson could vulture a few touchdowns.
The job is now C.J. Spiller's in Buffalo, but there's room for Jackson to gank some short-yardage TDs every now and then.
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Spiller is the new LeSean McCoy. The only problem is, he plays for the Bills who are led by Kevin Kolb. Ryan Fitzpatrick at least had a respectable arm, Kolb has to make quick throws as he is worried about getting crushed. As much as we all know C.J. can turn on the 70 Yard TD consistently, we also know the Bills are in for a very long season. Fred Jackson should be in the mix as well as he is one of the Captains on that team.
F-Jax who was once on top of the Fantasy Football RB world, is now on the outside looking in as he is now outside the Top 40. This offense is supposed to go to C.J. Spiller often, but Fred is the captain of this team and wants to take this team to the Playoffs. While that definitely will not happen, Jackson still has to prove he has a lot left in the tank so he can get traded, or earn a big pay day.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Last season Spiller barely saw any touches against the Patriots, but did finish the two games against them with 23 touches for 169 yards. The good news this year is he should be in line for that many touches in a single game. I'd much prefer EJ Manuel at QB for Spiller's value though.
 
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
This game could become ugly with Jeff Tuel likely to start at quarterback, but Spiller is their big weapon on offense, he can be involved in the passing game if the score is out of hand and the Bills are not likely to have Tuel throw the ball 60 times. I think Spiller sees enough touches to have a big impact this week.
 
  
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
Tough matchup to start the season vs New England but I expect Spiller to keep things rolling from his solid 2012 season.
 
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
New Buffalo Head Coach - Doug Marrone ran the ball 40 times per game at Syracuse. Marrone is looking to carry that same offense into the tundra of Buffalo. If Spiller can manage to carry the entire load for a full season, look for around 300+ carries and 60 receptions. Again, if Spiller can remain healthy we do not doubt that he could be a Top 3 RB for 2013.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Should be a ppg monster; can he stay healthy?
Will take a back seat to the more talented Spiller