Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Danny Woodhead or Ryan Mathews

Ryan Mathews
Ryan Mathews PHI
vs. JAC  Sun, 1:00 ET
Danny Woodhead
Danny Woodhead SD
at ARI  Mon, 10:20 ET
IR - Leg
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
ECR
# 23
# 38
Best
# 7
# 22
Worst
# 44
# 49
Ave Projection (?)
9.8
6.9
Best
15.0
10.3
Worst
5.9
5.0
Opponent
JAC
ARI
Points Allowed (?)
20.1
11.9
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
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Sports Wunderkind
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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NFL.com
 
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 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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RTSports
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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ProjectRoto
 
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DavidGonos.com
 
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RotoExperts
 
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ESPN
 
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NFL.com
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Fake Pigskin
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
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Forensic Fantasy
 
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scoutPRO
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
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Field & Court
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
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RotoGrinders
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
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4for4.com
 
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Gridiron Experts
 
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Fox Sports
 
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Fox Sports
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
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Fantasy Football Empire
 
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Get Sports Info
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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The Fake Football
 
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XN Sports
 
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Fantasy Team Advice
 
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numberFire
 
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Bruno Boys
 
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 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
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Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
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FootballGuys
 
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FootballGuys
 
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Dynasty League Football
 
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Swollen Dome
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
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XN Sports
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
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eDraft
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
ECR
# 23
# 38
Best
# 7
# 22
Worst
# 44
# 49
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
21
22
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
23
27
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
14
27
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
19
27
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
21
28
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
37
30
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
24
30
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
19
30
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
25
30
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
24
31
Staff
Roto Analysis
22
31
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
23
33
Jeff Paur
RTSports
20
33
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
37
33
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
21
34
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
22
34
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
24
34
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
27
34
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
19
34
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
22
34
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
12
34
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
20
34
Matt Smith
NFL.com
14
34
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
18
35
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
24
35
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
16
35
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
25
35
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
16
35
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
30
35
Site Projections
scoutPRO
24
35
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
24
35
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
20
35
Justin Boone
The Score
21
35
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
26
35
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
19
35
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
10
35
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
20
35
Micah James
FFMagicMan
22
35
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
21
36
Dave Major
XN Sports
21
36
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
25
36
John Paulsen
4for4.com
25
36
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
20
36
John Halpin
Fox Sports
23
36
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
22
36
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
23
36
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
23
37
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
19
37
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
27
37
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
20
37
Seth Klein
Razzball
19
37
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
19
37
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
18
37
Mike Krueger
FFToday
18
37
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
21
37
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
23
37
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
24
37
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
23
37
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
25
38
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
23
38
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
13
38
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
26
38
Bill Enright
FFChamps
24
38
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
44
38
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
26
38
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
23
38
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
21
38
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
23
38
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
22
38
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
25
38
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
25
38
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
24
38
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
24
38
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
24
38
Jim McCormick
ESPN
24
38
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
25
38
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
25
38
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
24
39
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
25
39
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
21
39
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
29
39
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
15
39
Site Projections
numberFire
24
39
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
23
39
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
23
39
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
24
39
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
25
39
Matthew Berry
ESPN
20
39
Staff Composite
ESPN
19
39
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
26
39
Adam Rank
NFL.com
24
39
Staff Composite
NFL.com
24
39
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
25
39
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
20
39
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
18
39
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
22
39
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
26
39
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
24
39
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
23
40
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
18
40
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
23
40
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
25
40
Chris Heil
Sportable
16
40
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
24
40
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
24
40
Eric Karabell
ESPN
19
40
David Dodds
FootballGuys
24
40
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
24
41
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
23
40
Sean Koerner
STATS
25
40
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
7
40
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
19
40
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
16
41
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
21
41
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
20
41
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
22
41
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
25
41
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
25
41
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
23
41
Scott Cullen
TSN
22
41
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
16
42
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
16
42
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
24
42
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
33
42
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
28
42
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
23
42
Christopher Harris
ESPN
15
42
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
23
43
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
20
44
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
21
45
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
18
45
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
23
45
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
16
46
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
23
47
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
22
47
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
27
48
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
26
49
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
15
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
9.8
6.9
Best
15.0
10.3
Worst
5.9
5.0
Rush Yards
65.4
21.9
Rush TDs
0.3
0.1
Receptions
2.0
4.1
Rec Yards
15.3
31.2
Rec TDs
0.0
0.2
Ave Targets / Game
2.1
5.4
Total Targets
33.0
86.0
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Mathews could get fed and score if the Chargers dictate the pace, but AZ was suffocating against the run last year.
I'm not a believer the Bolts suddenly leave him out of the plans after an awesome 2013. He should be active in this one, although matchup isn't good on paper.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
I think Woodhead has the best chance to put up numbers on the Cardinals, because they are incredibly good at stopping the run. Woodhead in the passing game may be their best bet when it comes to involving their running backs.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Tough to love him on the road here, especially since the Chargers appear to want to use all 3 running backs.