Who Should I Start? - Week 9

DeMarco Murray or Marshawn Lynch

DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray DAL
vs. ARI  Sun, 1:00 ET
Marshawn Lynch
Marshawn Lynch SEA
vs. OAK  Sun, 4:25 ET
Probable - Not Injury Related
Expert Pick %
80%
20%
ECR
# 2
# 3
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 7
# 17
Ave Projection (?)
17.7
15.5
Best
19.9
17.5
Worst
14.1
14.9
Ave Points / Game
20.2
14.1
Total Fantasy Points
161.3
98.9
Opponent
ARI
OAK
Points Allowed (?)
11.9
22.9
Expert Pick %
80%
20%
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
Justin Boone
The Score
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
Bill Enright
FFChamps
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
Chris Heil
Sportable
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Site Projections
NumberFire
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
ECR
# 2
# 3
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 7
# 17
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
1
8
Mike Krueger
FFToday
1
5
Matt Smith
NFL.com
1
2
Adam Rank
NFL.com
1
3
Site Projections
scoutPRO
1
2
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
1
3
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
1
3
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
1
2
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
1
3
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
1
3
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1
5
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
1
3
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
1
6
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
1
4
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
1
6
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
1
6
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
1
3
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
1
3
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
1
4
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
1
3
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
1
3
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
1
2
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
1
4
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1
3
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
1
3
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
1
17
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
1
4
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
1
4
John Halpin
Fox Sports
1
3
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
1
4
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
1
4
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
1
10
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
1
3
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
1
4
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
1
6
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
1
4
Scott Cullen
TSN
1
4
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
1
3
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
2
5
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
2
4
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
2
7
David Dodds
FootballGuys
2
3
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
2
5
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
2
8
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
2
4
Staff Composite
NFL.com
2
3
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
2
3
Site Projections
NumberFire
2
3
John Paulsen
4for4.com
2
3
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
2
3
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
2
3
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
2
3
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
2
3
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
2
6
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
2
4
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
2
3
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
2
4
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
2
3
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
2
5
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
2
5
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
2
11
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
2
7
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
2
3
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
2
4
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2
3
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
2
3
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
2
3
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
2
3
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
2
3
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
2
3
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
2
4
Dave Major
XN Sports
2
4
Matthew Berry
ESPN
2
4
Eric Karabell
ESPN
2
5
Staff Composite
ESPN
2
4
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
2
3
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
2
4
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
2
3
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
2
3
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
2
1
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
2
3
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
2
7
Jeff Paur
RTSports
2
6
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
2
4
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
2
3
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
2
3
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
2
5
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
2
3
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
2
4
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2
4
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
2
5
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
2
3
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
2
5
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
2
3
Staff
Roto Analysis
2
3
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
2
5
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
2
4
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
2
4
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
2
3
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
3
1
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
3
1
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3
2
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
3
1
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
3
1
Justin Boone
The Score
3
1
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
3
2
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
3
4
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
3
8
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
3
5
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
3
2
Christopher Harris
ESPN
3
4
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
3
4
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
3
2
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
3
2
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
3
4
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
3
5
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
3
2
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
4
6
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
4
2
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
4
2
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
4
3
Bill Enright
FFChamps
4
2
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
4
3
Chris Heil
Sportable
4
1
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
5
3
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
5
2
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
5
2
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
5
2
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
6
1
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
6
3
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
7
5
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
7
3
Ave Projection (?)
17.7
15.5
Best
19.9
17.5
Worst
14.1
14.9
Rush Yards
101.4
77.7
Rush TDs
0.9
0.9
Receptions
3.1
2.5
Rec Yards
22.8
20.6
Rec TDs
0.1
0.1
Ave Points / Game
20.2
14.1
Total Fantasy Points
161.3
98.9
Week 8
20.1   vs. WAS
6.4   at CAR
Week 7
19.2   vs. NYG
7.1   at STL
Week 6
20.6   at SEA
6.2   vs. DAL
Week 5
17.2   vs. HOU
17.7   at WAS
Week 4
27.5   vs. NO
BYE  
Week 3
17.1   at STL
24.8   vs. DEN
Week 2
21.3   at TEN
12.3   at SD
Week 1
18.3   vs. SF
24.4   vs. GB
Ave Targets / Game
3.8
3.4
Total Targets
30.0
24.0
Week 8
4.0
4.0
Week 7
1.0
2.0
Week 6
6.0
2.0
Week 5
8.0
6.0
Week 4
1.0
BYE
Week 3
4.0
5.0
Week 2
2.0
4.0
Week 1
4.0
1.0
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Murray is just an absolute beast. He is the first back to eclipse 1,000 yards and is on pace to eclipse Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record. It's still a tall task for someone that has had durability concerns but there is no denying his brilliance in that Cowboys offense.
I have to believe that the noise about Lynch not being a Seahawk next season doesn't affect his status this year. He wants to do well and the Hawks know that running him is the best way for success. Against the Raiders, I expect his first 20 carry game in a month.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Murray faces the best running back defense in the NFL, but nobody has been able to slow the Dallas running game down this year.
The Raiders are 31st against fantasy running backs, I think the Seahawks use this game to reestablish Lynch as their star running back.