Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Darren McFadden or Stevan Ridley

Stevan Ridley
Stevan Ridley NE
vs. OAK  Sun, 1:00 ET
Darren McFadden
Darren McFadden OAK
at NE  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
ECR
# 17
# 40
Best
# 5
# 20
Worst
# 40
# 51
Ave Projection (?)
12.7
7.7
Best
15.5
13.1
Worst
7.9
5.5
Ave Points / Game
9.5
7.5
Total Fantasy Points
18.9
14.9
Opponent
OAK
NE
Points Allowed (?)
21.6
19.0
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
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 Michael Fabiano
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NFL.com
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Ken Zalis
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 Steve Olson
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 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
ECR
# 17
# 40
Best
# 5
# 20
Worst
# 40
# 51
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
30
13
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
7
19
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
40
20
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
17
22
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
15
26
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
31
27
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
20
28
Site Projections
scoutPRO
12
29
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
33
29
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
16
29
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
15
30
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
32
31
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
20
33
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
18
33
Micah James
FFMagicMan
31
33
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
16
34
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
34
Jeff Paur
RTSports
16
34
Scott Cullen
TSN
17
34
Mike Krueger
FFToday
11
35
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
17
35
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
7
35
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
19
35
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
21
35
Chris Heil
ProjectRoto
19
35
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
24
36
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
15
36
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
15
36
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
19
36
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
18
36
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
13
36
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
22
36
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
12
36
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
24
36
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
11
36
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
29
36
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
12
37
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
14
37
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
4
37
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
14
37
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
12
37
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
18
37
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
17
37
Eric Karabell
ESPN
14
37
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
11
37
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
13
37
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
12
37
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
9
37
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
10
37
David Dodds
FootballGuys
15
38
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
9
38
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
14
38
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
20
38
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
6
38
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
21
38
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
11
38
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
24
38
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
9
38
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
16
38
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
18
38
Christopher Harris
ESPN
28
38
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
16
38
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15
38
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
17
38
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
18
38
John Halpin
Fox Sports
17
39
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
15
39
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
10
39
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
12
39
Justin Boone
The Score
13
39
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
19
39
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
22
39
Staff Composite
ESPN
17
39
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
28
39
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
11
39
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
29
39
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
17
39
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
20
39
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
13
39
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
17
39
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
8
40
Site Projections
NumberFire
18
40
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
15
40
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
19
40
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
13
40
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
37
40
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
21
40
Dave Major
XN Sports
22
40
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
10
40
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
21
40
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
8
41
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
29
41
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
18
41
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
11
41
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
21
41
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
41
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
16
42
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
15
42
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
15
42
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
19
42
Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
15
42
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
9
43
John Paulsen
4for4.com
13
43
Bill Enright
FFChamps
30
43
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
13
43
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
21
43
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
21
43
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
11
44
Adam Rank
NFL.com
13
44
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
14
44
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
13
44
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
8
44
Matthew Berry
ESPN
13
44
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
29
44
Staff
Roto Analysis
25
44
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
7
45
Matt Smith
NFL.com
7
45
Staff Composite
NFL.com
11
45
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
17
45
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
13
45
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
29
45
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
13
45
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
17
46
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
14
46
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
19
47
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
25
47
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
13
48
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
34
49
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
18
50
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
21
51
Steve Olson
StatSims
24
52
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
23
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
12.7
7.7
Best
15.5
13.1
Worst
7.9
5.5
Rush Yards
75.3
42.6
Rush TDs
0.8
0.2
Receptions
0.5
2.1
Rec Yards
2.8
20.0
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Points / Game
9.5
7.5
Total Fantasy Points
18.9
14.9
Week 2
16.1   at MIN
12.8   vs. HOU
Week 1
2.8   at MIA
2.1   at NYJ
Ave Targets / Game
1.0
2.0
Total Targets
2.0
4.0
Week 2
0.0
3.0
Week 1
2.0
1.0
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
Ridley hasn't looked like an incredibly talented runner this season, but last week's game against Minnesota (25-110-TD) showed us that he can score when volume comes his way. With the home opener against Oakland, coming West to East, you'd have to his chances at another 25 cracks.
DMC hasn't looked great, but MJD is a big question mark and New England has struggled to defend the field horizontally. He could stretch them out for a big gain or two.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
A week after playing only a quarter of the Patriots offensive snaps, Ridley rushed 25 times for 101 yards and one touchdown against the Vikings. He has RB2 appeal against a bad Oakland defense this week.
 
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
RB's can run on Oakland
 
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
The Patriots should control this one, and we should see similar results to last week from Ridley.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Pats rode him last week and is at home vs Raiders, so certainly has upside again.
MJD probably still out but Pats on the road shouldn't offer good results.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
I know that I'm ranking Ridley low this week after his 100 yard effort in week two but I still don't trust him as far as I can throw him. If he starts to contribute consistently, I will join the club. But not until then.