Who Should I Start? - Week 1

DeMarco Murray or LeSean McCoy

DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray
PHI - RB
at ATL  Mon, 7:10 ET
 
LeSean McCoy
LeSean McCoy
BUF - RB P
vs. IND  Sun, 1:00 ET
96%
Expert Pick %
4%
4
ECR
9
1
Best Rank
1
19
Worst Rank
30
14.3
Ave Projection (?)
11.4
96%
Expert Pick %
4%
 
96%
Expert Pick %
4%
4
ECR
9
1
Best Rank
1
19
Worst Rank
30
14.3
Ave Projection (?)
11.4
17
Rush Attempts
17
78
Rush Yards
76
1
Rush TDs
0
3
Receptions
2
21
Rec Yards
16
0
Rec TDs
0
294.1
Total Points
171.4
18.4
Ave Points
10.7
18.3
Week 1
11.5
21.3
Week 2
16.2
17.1
Week 3
2.2
27.5
Week 4
1.7
17.2
Week 5
6.6
20.6
Week 6
15.4
19.2
Week 7
20.1
Week 8
9.7
9.0
Week 9
12.3
13.1
Week 10
7.7
Week 11
10.6
14.3
Week 12
19.1
17.3
Week 13
19.9
28.8
Week 14
3.0
20.4
Week 15
6.5
11.8
Week 16
17.6
18.1
Week 17
11.4
4.0
Ave Targets / Game
2.4
64.0
Total Targets
39.0
4.0
Week 1
6.0
2.0
Week 2
5.0
4.0
Week 3
3.0
1.0
Week 4
0.0
8.0
Week 5
4.0
6.0
Week 6
2.0
1.0
Week 7
4.0
Week 8
5.0
4.0
Week 9
2.0
7.0
Week 10
3.0
Week 11
1.0
3.0
Week 12
1.0
6.0
Week 13
0.0
10.0
Week 14
0.0
1.0
Week 15
2.0
0.0
Week 16
4.0
3.0
Week 17
1.0
Playing the matchup game this early in the season is tricky, though, I'm not convinced that the Falcons have improved on last year's D that allowed the 3rd most FPPG to backs.

- Jon Collins, Fantasy Sports LR

 
Atlanta allowed the 2nd most points to fantasy running backs. I don't think Murray will stay healthy the entire season, but he is a great RB1 option this week against the Falcons.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

The Colts were just 22nd against fantasy running backs last year, I expect McCoy to have a solid week. The problem is that he is not quite 100% coming off a hamstring injury, which could limit his touches and make him more of a low RB1 this week.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Talk of a committee is scary but Murray has insane upside and ATL isn't a bad matchup.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Matchup is solid but Shady could be less than 100% or not even active (hamstring) so be sure to keep tabs on him.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

 
McCoy looks to be good to go in Week 1. He'll be facing a Colts defense that has yet to prove they've made progress in building a run defense. Shady should be used often if healthy.

- Kelly Smelser, Punch Drunk Wonderland