Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Danny Woodhead or Shane Vereen

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Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen (NE)
at Bills
Sun, 9:00am ET
Danny Woodhead
Danny Woodhead (SD)
vs. Texans
Mon, 6:20pm ET
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
ECR
# 26
# 40
Best
# 17
# 31
Worst
# 48
# 52
Ave Projection (?)
9.2
6.2
Best
11.5
7.0
Worst
5.0
5.0
Ave Points / Game
10.9
9.2
Total Fantasy Points
87.5
147.0
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
 Eddie Cooley
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ESPN
 
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 Adam Pfeifer
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 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
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scoutPRO
 
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Fox Sports
 
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CBS Sports
 
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NFL.com
 
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 Eric Yeomans
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 Mike Clay
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Pro Football Focus
 
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XN Sports
 
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 Walter Cherepinsky
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The Fake Football
 
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EDSFootball
 
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 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Davis Mattek
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 Staff Rankings
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 Michael Pichan
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 Pat Fitzmaurice
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 Jake Ciely
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CBS Sports
 
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 Staff Rankings
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 Sigmund Bloom
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 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Adrian Pereira
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 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Alessandro Miglio
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 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Keet Bailey
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 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Chet Gresham
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Beast Dome
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
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 Tommy Rowan
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 Nick Vertucci
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 Neil Parker
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 Sean Morris
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 Eric Mack
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 Jeff Ratcliffe
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CSN Washington
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
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 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
 
 R.C. Fischer
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 Site Projections
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 Mike Tagliere
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 Matt Smith
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 Nathan Miller
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 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
ECR
# 26
# 40
Best
# 17
# 31
Worst
# 48
# 52
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
24
31
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
18
32
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
26
33
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
30
33
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
31
35
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
27
35
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
29
36
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
27
36
Christopher Harris
ESPN
27
36
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
48
36
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
30
36
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
29
36
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
23
37
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
24
37
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
23
37
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
29
37
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
25
37
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
29
37
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
32
37
Jeff Paur
RTSports
31
37
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
24
37
Matthew Berry
ESPN
23
37
Staff Composite
ESPN
25
37
Staff
Roto Analysis
26
37
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
29
38
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
25
38
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
25
38
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
36
38
Site Projections
scoutPRO
25
38
John Halpin
Fox Sports
34
38
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
25
38
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
22
38
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
26
38
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
23
38
Adam Rank
NFL.com
25
38
Jason Smith
NFL.com
33
38
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
25
38
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
25
38
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
20
39
Dave Major
XN Sports
28
39
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
27
39
Micah James
FFMagicMan
21
39
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
29
39
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
28
39
Mike Krueger
FFToday
36
39
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
32
40
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
30
40
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
23
40
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
23
40
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
24
40
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
24
40
Sky Sperling
Razzball
22
40
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
26
40
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
29
40
Staff Composite
NFL.com
32
40
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
31
41
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
27
41
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
25
41
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
37
41
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
22
41
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
28
41
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
30
41
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
27
41
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
23
41
Eric Karabell
ESPN
29
41
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
23
41
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
22
41
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
23
41
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
27
41
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
30
42
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
26
42
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
21
42
John Paulsen
4for4.com
23
42
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
30
42
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
29
42
Justin Boone
The Score
24
42
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
22
42
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
31
42
Bill Enright
FFChamps
24
42
Scott Cullen
TSN
33
43
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
26
43
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
37
43
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
24
43
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
25
43
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
25
43
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
28
43
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
33
43
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
24
43
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
28
43
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
32
43
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
27
43
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
29
44
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
29
44
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
24
44
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
24
44
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
34
44
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
26
44
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
23
44
David Dodds
FootballGuys
27
44
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
27
44
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
22
45
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
24
45
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
31
45
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
28
45
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
24
45
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
48
45
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
27
45
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
29
45
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
23
45
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
28
45
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
27
45
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
26
46
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
32
46
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
29
46
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
28
46
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
27
46
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
29
46
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
25
46
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
26
48
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
40
48
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
25
48
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
17
48
Site Projections
NumberFire
34
49
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
24
49
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
23
49
Matt Smith
NFL.com
36
49
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
38
50
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
28
52
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
34
52
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
28
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
32
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
9.2
6.2
Best
11.5
7.0
Worst
5.0
5.0
Rush Yards
34.5
22.4
Rush TDs
0.1
0
Receptions
4.2
4.5
Rec Yards
39.8
36.5
Rec TDs
0.2
0
Ave Targets / Game
4.3
5.4
Total Targets
69.0
87.0
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Talented back poised for a breakout campaign if he can stay healthy
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Vereen has the versatility to exploit Bills.
Woodhead has nice PPR value but in standard leagues is a shaky Flex at best to get 2013 started.
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
With Aaron Hernandez incarcerated, Vereen may be the guy to assume that role in the offense going forward, and he'll also benefit from the departure of Danny Woodhead.
Woodhead figures to see the field plenty in third-down opportunities, so his worth will be limited. However, Ryan Mathews is made of glass, as we know, so Woodhead's workload could escalate in the event of an injury to the San Diego starter.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Will line up as RB, Slot-WR and Outside-WR. That being said, Vareen will see touches one way or the other. Look for him to be an X-Factor for the New England Offense and a Legion Report Sleeper! Be prepared for a breakout season.
 
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Shane Vereen (NE at BUF) Buffalo allowed 23 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs at home in 2012 which is the 3rd most last season. I like Vereen even more in points per reception (PPR) leagues.
 
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
The Vereen hype is high and for good reason, especially early in the season with Rob Gronkowski out. Vereen will be used all over the field and should see plenty of receiving targets. Add to the fact that the Bills have a ton of trouble against running backs and you have a recipe for fake points.
 
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Vereen is going to have to adjust his role consistency throughout 2013. The Patriots plan on using him as a replacement to Aaron Hernandez a little, and he will steal Fantasy Points away from RIdley every random game. Shane has nice upside this season, but he also has a very low floor. Draft/Wait/See is usually the case for a player like Vereen who can BREAK out.
Woodhead will be good for 3rd Downs and the occasional games that Ryan Matthews miss. Woodhead can put up Fantasy Numbers if he gets his opportunities, which looks to be the case. The Chargers also lack a lot in the offensive line, which could bring Woodhead in the game on passing downs consistently.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
Woodhead is now with the Chargers and will serve in the same capacity as he did in New England. Sparkplug/change-of-pace.