Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Darren McFadden or Trent Richardson

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11.7
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19.1
17.0
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13.5
9.8
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8.1
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81.3
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15
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16
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16
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18
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19
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Ave Projection (?)
16.8
11.7
Best
19.1
17.0
Worst
13.5
9.8
Rush Yards
87.1
74.2
Rush TDs
0.9
0.3
Receptions
3.7
3.5
Rec Yards
26.3
26
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
3.3
1.6
Total Targets
52.0
25.0
Kevin Roberts
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Miami is solid against the run but T-Rich is fresh and hungry.
Decent matchup and you know he'll get the touches.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
Top three back based on raw talent behind AP, S-Jax; should be a ppg monster when healthy
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Dolphins were 10th against fantasy backs, but I think Richardson will see enough touches in this game to warrant RB2 value.
McFadden usually is hurt about a month from now, but at least he should help his fantasy owners this week. He plays a Colts D that allowed the 6th most points to fantasy running backs.
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Richardson is pretty much all the Browns offense has, and that bodes well for his fantasy value. He gets the goal-line carries, and he catches passes out of the backfield. Just hope his body can endure all the wear and tear. If it can, he'll be a stud.
Much like with Murray, McFadden is a stud when he's on the field. He just can't seem to get on it consistently enough. He's averaged over 5 yards per carry for his career.
  
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Even against the Colts, I can't seem to rank DMC higher. I need to see something from him before moving him up.
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Trent Richardson is going to be a stud in 2013. The Browns offense is built for him to dominate, and Norv Turner is the genius behind the plan. Norv is famous for giving Ladanian Tomlinson his dominant seasons. The type of seasons that made you almost ban him from your Fantasy League the following year. Trent should be a BEAST all season long.
McFadden is in a contract season. The Raiders are also working in more of a power run scheme instead of zone, which is perfect for McFadden when he hits that 3rd gear and is already past the Linebackers. Run DMC has to have a special season for the Silver and Black, with all the defensive upgrades this team made. As well as bringing in a good deep ball QB in Matt Flynn. The Raiders mean business.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
The Dolphins run defense is stout, but they go on the road and face a fully healthy Richardson. It's difficult to keep him out of the end zone.
McFadden and the Raiders have looked pretty pitiful this preseason so it's hard to endorse him, but he does get a good matchup against the Colts who gave up over 5 yards a carry and 14 rushing touchdowns to opposing running backs. If you own him you're starting him.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
With all 5 Cleveland Offensive Linemen healthy (6th ranked O-Line in NFL for 2013) – new coach Chudzinski is incorporating a pistol formation which will allow Weeden to work from the shotgun, with Trent Richardson behind him in an I-Formation. Richardson played through a cracked rib in 2012, hindering his performance in an already struggling offense. Cleveland is attempting to allow Richardson 300+ carries and 60 catches. Hulk in the Hood will continue to be the focal point of the Cleveland ...
A couple bullet points here … McFadden is in a contract year, always an injury risk and the Raiders are switching up their offensive attack to a power running system. That being said, it leaves us with all kinds of questions marks. To take it one step further, McFadden wasn’t comfortable last season at all in the running game and this will be a back to normal type set. McFadden also turned down early negotiations, looking to show NFL teams and the Raiders that he is in position to call for b...