Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Danny Amendola or Darren Sproles

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Danny Amendola
Danny Amendola (WR - NE)
at Bills
Sun, 9:00am ET
Darren Sproles
Darren Sproles (RB - PHI)
at Redskins
Mon, 2:55pm ET
Expert Pick %
94%
6%
ECR
# 25
# 41
Best
# 11
# 25
Worst
# 65
# 76
Ave Projection (?)
12.9
10.7
Best
15.1
13.0
Worst
9.4
9.2
Ave Points / Game
6.3
6.8
Total Fantasy Points
75.4
102.4
Expert Pick %
94%
6%
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Tozzi Brothers
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 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Paul Greco
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 Nathan Miller
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 Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
 
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The Football Girl
 
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 Marc Caviglia
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 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Brad Evans
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 Ryan Hester
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ECR
# 25
# 41
Best
# 11
# 25
Worst
# 65
# 76
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
11
59
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
14
42
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
14
42
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
15
50
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
17
46
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
19
39
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
19
39
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
19
48
Bill Enright
FFChamps
19
42
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
22
42
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
22
48
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
22
35
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
22
42
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
24
25
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
25
48
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
25
50
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
25
46
Sky Sperling
Razzball
25
37
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
26
42
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
26
44
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
26
39
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
26
39
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
26
42
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
26
38
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
26
44
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
26
76
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
27
30
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
28
65
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
28
44
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
28
39
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
28
37
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
28
42
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
28
44
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
28
44
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
28
39
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
28
37
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
28
42
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
28
57
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
28
42
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
28
36
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
28
42
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
28
37
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
29
42
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
29
45
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
29
39
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
29
50
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
29
42
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
29
39
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
29
46
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
29
42
Justin Boone
The Score
29
44
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
29
42
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
29
42
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
29
59
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
29
39
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
30
46
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
30
46
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
30
46
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
30
46
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
30
37
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
30
42
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
30
34
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
30
42
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
30
39
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
31
46
David Dodds
FootballGuys
31
35
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
31
57
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
32
35
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
32
44
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
32
42
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
32
33
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
32
44
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
32
44
Jeff Paur
RTSports
32
39
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
33
31
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
33
39
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
33
36
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
33
42
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
33
41
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
33
46
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
33
67
Scott Cullen
TSN
38
42
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
38
44
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
38
42
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
38
36
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
38
37
Micah James
FFMagicMan
40
48
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
40
39
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
41
42
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
41
44
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
43
50
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
51
34
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
65
36
Ave Projection (?)
12.9
10.7
Best
15.1
13.0
Worst
9.4
9.2
Rush Yards
N/A
23.5
Rush TDs
N/A
0
Receptions
6.4
5.9
Rec Yards
76.9
54.9
Rec TDs
0.9
0.4
Ave Targets / Game
5.2
5.6
Total Targets
83.0
89.0
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Tom Brady will get his numbers. 4,000 Yards is automatic, and Danny Amendola is more than capable of being the #1 Option. While Gronk is the #1 option, Amendola will be an amazing #2 in the passing game for Brady. Danny was able to get numbers being the only WR in a Sam Bradford offense, he will definitely get numbers as the sometimes goto option for Brady.
While we always want to get excited about Sproles. The truth is we cannot. Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas are both stud RBs. These guys demand 5-12 Carries a game each. Sproles will have his weeks, and he is still a PPR monster. But as a stand alone player, he does have a lot of Beast or Bust potential from week-to-week. More Bust.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Bills were 14th against fantasy receivers last year, but that was with CB Stephon Gilmore in the lineup. They are going to have no answers for Amendola in the opener.
Atlanta ranked 18th in receptions given up to running backs last year (76) and their 631 yards receiving allowed were 21st. Sproles should have RB2 / Flex value this week in a game that figures to be a shootout.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Buffalo is without their top corner so Amendola could have a rocking debut.
He's always active and this should be a shootout, so he's still RB2 or Flex material for sure.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Danny is a high-volume receiver with 153 receptions in his past 28 games. Consider Amendola a low-end No.2/high-end No.3 WR in standard leagues that could approach 100 receptions as Welker's replacement if he can stay healthy, making him a potential No.2 in PPR formats. Look for Amendola to be drafted in Round 5 in the majority of all leagues.
If this game turns into a shootout, Ingram will be out and the Sproles/Pierre show will be on!
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
His possible groin injury is worrisome, but I truly doubt he'll play against a Buffalo team the Patriots should have an easy time with if he's not going to play fully. He is the #1 target for Brady and I should be the top point getter with Gronkowski out.
You can count on Sproles to get you some receptions even on off games, so unless you are in an 8 team league you'll be starting him. He hasn't had great luck against Atlanta in recent history, but these are usually high scoring affairs and you want him in your starting lineup.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Solid WR2 potential in a depleted vertical attack for the Patriots.
 
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
 
Sproles doesn't factor much into the Saints' ground game, but he's an absolute fiend in the passing game. He's an extremely dangerous weapon, particularly in PPR leagues.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Plagued with injuries every year, if Amendola can stay healthy in 2013 – envision a Wes Welker type season from Amendola. Production directly correlates with health. If drafting Amendola as your number two option at WR, grab another decent option to back him up.
Depending on your league and scoring system, Sproles could be an absolute gold-mine if you are in a PPR league. With Sean Payton back on the helm, Sproles’ numbers will see an uptick – as Payton knows the value and versatility that his RB holds in both the receiving and rushing game.