Who Should I Start? - Week 1

DeMarco Murray or Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch
Marshawn Lynch SEA
vs. GB  Thu, 8:30 ET
Clear Clear, 60 F, 0 mph
Probable - Back
DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray PHI
vs. JAC  Sun, 1:00 ET
Indoor (dome)
Expert Pick %
86%
14%
ECR
# 6
# 8
Best
# 1
# 5
Worst
# 14
# 16
Ave Projection (?)
16.7
14.1
Best
20.8
17.0
Worst
14.1
11.8
Opponent
GB
JAC
Points Allowed (?)
19.8
20.1
Expert Pick %
86%
14%
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
Staff Composite
ESPN
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Seth Klein
Razzball
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
ECR
# 6
# 8
Best
# 1
# 5
Worst
# 14
# 16
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
6
5
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
7
5
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
8
5
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
8
5
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
7
6
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
12
6
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
10
6
Mike Krueger
FFToday
11
6
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
4
6
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
12
6
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
5
7
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
4
7
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
14
7
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
9
7
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
6
7
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
6
7
Bill Enright
FFChamps
4
7
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
5
7
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
7
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
5
7
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
4
7
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
4
7
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
9
7
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
10
7
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
6
7
John Halpin
Fox Sports
6
7
Matthew Berry
ESPN
N/A
7
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
6
7
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
4
7
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
5
8
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
5
8
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
6
8
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
6
8
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
5
8
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
6
8
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
5
8
Dave Major
XN Sports
6
8
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
5
8
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
5
8
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
5
8
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
5
8
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
7
8
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
6
8
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
4
8
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
6
8
Site Projections
numberFire
5
8
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
6
8
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
5
8
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
5
8
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
5
8
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
6
8
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
5
8
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
6
8
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
N/A
8
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
4
8
Staff Composite
NFL.com
5
8
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
6
8
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
6
8
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
3
8
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
9
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
5
9
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
6
9
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
4
9
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
6
9
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
6
9
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
5
9
Seth Klein
Razzball
5
9
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
5
9
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
7
9
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
5
9
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
2
9
John Paulsen
4for4.com
6
9
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
5
9
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
5
9
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
6
9
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
5
9
Justin Boone
The Score
5
9
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
5
9
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
6
9
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
6
9
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
7
9
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
5
9
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
5
9
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
5
9
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
9
Jeff Paur
RTSports
7
9
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
3
9
Staff Composite
ESPN
N/A
9
Jim McCormick
ESPN
6
9
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
6
9
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
5
9
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
5
9
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
6
9
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
5
9
Staff
Roto Analysis
5
9
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
7
10
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
7
10
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
6
10
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
5
10
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
7
10
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
4
10
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
6
10
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
4
10
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
6
10
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
6
10
Christopher Harris
ESPN
N/A
10
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
4
10
Adam Rank
NFL.com
5
10
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
6
10
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
4
11
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
5
11
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
7
11
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
7
11
Chris Heil
Sportable
8
11
Eric Karabell
ESPN
N/A
11
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
5
11
Matt Smith
NFL.com
5
11
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
6
12
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
5
12
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
8
12
Site Projections
scoutPRO
8
12
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
4
12
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
7
12
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
3
12
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
7
12
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
4
12
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
1
12
Micah James
FFMagicMan
6
12
Sean Koerner
STATS
4
13
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
8
13
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
7
14
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
5
14
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
4
14
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
6
14
David Dodds
FootballGuys
6
14
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
3
14
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
4
15
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
7
16
Ave Projection (?)
16.7
14.1
Best
20.8
17.0
Worst
14.1
11.8
Rush Yards
88.7
73.7
Rush TDs
1.0
0.6
Receptions
1.9
3.7
Rec Yards
14.7
28.6
Rec TDs
0.0
0.1
Ave Targets / Game
2.8
4.7
Total Targets
44.0
66.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Packers were just 26th against fantasy running backs and the loss of DT B. J. Raji is a big blow to their run defense. I think Lynch kicks off the season with RB1 numbers.
The 49ers have enough missing pieces from last year's team that Murray could have a big game against them in the opener.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
As expected, Lynch was fresh going into the opener. He dominated from the beginning rushing for 110 and 2 TDs. He also caught one pass late in the game for 14 yards.
 
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
With Seattle projected as 5.5 point favorites, Lynch should see plenty of carries against this mediocre front 7.
The SF front won't be as daunting without Bowman in the middle, Aldon Smith gone, and Glenn Dorsey also out. Fire up Murray as a top-10 option.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Packers defense has yet to prove a thing, so hard to hate Lynch at home with this soft matchup.
Niners are absent some key bodies and Murray should see the ball a ton at home. He should be better than some may think this week.