Who Should I Start? - Week 1

C.J. Spiller or Shane Vereen

C.J. Spiller
C.J. Spiller BUF
at CHI  Sun, 1:00 ET
Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen NE
at MIA  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
65%
35%
ECR
# 17
# 21
Best
# 7
# 6
Worst
# 30
# 33
Ave Projection (?)
11.2
9.4
Best
16.0
14.6
Worst
8.3
6.9
Opponent
CHI
MIA
Points Allowed (?)
24.8
20.4
Expert Pick %
65%
35%
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
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NFL.com
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ESPN
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Dynasty League Football
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XN Sports
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Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
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Bleacher Report
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Sigmund Bloom
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Dave Major
XN Sports
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 Chris Heil
Sportable
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Micah James
FFMagicMan
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Zach Greubel
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Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Football Girl
Matthew Berry
ESPN
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Pro Football Focus
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
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The Fake Football
Mike Harmon
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 Seth Klein
Razzball
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
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ProjectRoto
Brad Evans
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Fox Sports
Kevin Hanson
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 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
Brian Dezelske
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Scott Cullen
TSN
 Patrick Thorman
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Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
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Ben Standig
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 KJ
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numberFire
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 Dennis Esser
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Ryan Rufe
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Jeff Brubach
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 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Marc Caviglia
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 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Jake Ciely
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 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 David Dodds
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 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Sean Koerner
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 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Walton Spurlin
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 Kyle Wachtel
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 Staff Rankings
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 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Mike Rigz
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 Sean Morris
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 Raju Byfield
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 Jeff Collins
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 Jeff Boggis
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 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
ECR
# 17
# 21
Best
# 7
# 6
Worst
# 30
# 33
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
7
11
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
9
17
Mike Krueger
FFToday
9
33
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
9
26
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
9
20
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
10
23
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
10
21
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
10
31
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
12
16
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
12
21
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
18
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
13
14
Chris Heil
Sportable
13
22
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
13
29
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
13
19
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
13
22
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
13
12
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
14
19
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
14
22
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
14
20
Eric Karabell
ESPN
14
20
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
14
18
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
14
22
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
14
25
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
15
28
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
15
13
John Paulsen
4for4.com
15
23
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
15
24
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
26
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
16
22
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
16
22
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
16
18
Bill Enright
FFChamps
16
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
16
24
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
16
19
Seth Klein
Razzball
16
23
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
16
22
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
16
21
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
16
20
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
16
19
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
17
22
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
17
23
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
17
23
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
17
26
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
17
28
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
17
26
Site Projections
numberFire
17
23
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
17
29
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
17
18
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
17
21
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
17
21
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
17
21
Jeff Paur
RTSports
17
22
Christopher Harris
ESPN
17
25
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
18
23
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
18
19
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
18
23
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
18
21
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
18
20
Justin Boone
The Score
18
19
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
18
24
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
18
21
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
18
22
Staff Composite
ESPN
18
17
Jim McCormick
ESPN
18
22
David Dodds
FootballGuys
18
30
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
18
25
Sean Koerner
STATS
18
29
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
18
20
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
18
25
Staff
Roto Analysis
18
20
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
19
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
19
22
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
19
22
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
19
22
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
19
24
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
19
18
John Halpin
Fox Sports
19
26
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
19
14
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
19
21
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
20
25
Dave Major
XN Sports
20
19
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
20
18
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
20
27
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
20
23
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
20
21
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
20
22
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
20
18
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
20
23
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
21
23
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
21
26
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
21
18
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
21
20
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
21
26
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
21
19
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
21
24
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
21
24
Site Projections
scoutPRO
21
6
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
21
19
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
22
26
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
21
17
Micah James
FFMagicMan
21
17
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
22
18
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
22
29
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
22
24
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
22
16
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
22
20
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
22
23
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
22
13
Staff Composite
NFL.com
22
20
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
22
21
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
23
18
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
23
15
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
23
14
Matthew Berry
ESPN
23
12
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
24
11
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
24
18
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
24
28
Matt Smith
NFL.com
24
25
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
24
12
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
24
11
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
24
16
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
25
20
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
25
8
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
25
21
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
25
15
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
25
20
Scott Cullen
TSN
25
24
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
25
27
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
26
23
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
26
21
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
26
19
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
26
19
Adam Rank
NFL.com
26
23
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
26
18
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
28
14
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
29
19
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
29
15
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
30
14
Ave Projection (?)
11.2
9.4
Best
16.0
14.6
Worst
8.3
6.9
Rush Yards
69.5
36.4
Rush TDs
0.4
0.1
Receptions
2.3
4.6
Rec Yards
18.9
39.1
Rec TDs
0.0
0.2
Ave Targets / Game
2.7
8.6
Total Targets
40.0
69.0
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
I can't help it, the promise of C.J. Spiller being a top 5 pick in 2013 is inside of me and I can't shake it loose. It might seem crazy to rank Spiller this high but do you remember how bad the Bears defense was last season?
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Bears should be better on D but were dreadful against run last year. Spiller lacks TD value but should see the ball a lot. Upside is key.
Health has always been the question mark. Vereen should be heavily involved but prob has more value in PPR leagues.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Bears run defense was horrible last year, Spiller has a good chance to break some big runs in the opener.
Vereen is going to be the Pierre Thomas of this offense and with Tom Brady liking to throw the ball a lot, Vereen has a ton of upside as a pass catcher in this offense.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
PPR league owners have to start Vereen this week.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
Reading how this backfield will shake out has been tough, but Vereen vs. and uninspiring LB corps in Miami should do positive things for your fantasy team.