Who Should I Start? - Week 8

DeMarco Murray or Marshawn Lynch

DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray DAL
vs. WAS  Mon, 8:30 ET
Marshawn Lynch
Marshawn Lynch SEA
at CAR  Sun, 1:00 ET
Probable - Not Injury Related
Expert Pick %
89%
11%
ECR
# 1
# 5
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 6
# 10
Ave Projection (?)
18.4
16.1
Best
20.3
18.2
Worst
17.4
14.7
Ave Points / Game
20.2
15.4
Total Fantasy Points
141.2
92.5
Opponent
WAS
CAR
Points Allowed (?)
10.9
23.2
Expert Pick %
89%
11%
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ECR
# 1
# 5
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 6
# 10
David Dodds
FootballGuys
1
5
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
1
6
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
1
8
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
1
3
Matt Smith
NFL.com
1
5
Staff Composite
NFL.com
1
3
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
1
2
Site Projections
NumberFire
1
5
John Paulsen
4for4.com
1
5
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
1
5
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
1
6
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
1
4
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1
2
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
1
4
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
1
2
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
1
3
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1
6
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
1
5
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
1
5
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
1
4
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
1
3
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
1
5
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
1
5
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
1
7
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
1
5
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
1
5
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
1
6
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
1
5
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
1
5
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
1
5
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
1
3
Justin Boone
The Score
1
4
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
1
6
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
1
5
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
1
4
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
1
5
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
1
5
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
1
6
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
1
5
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
1
5
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1
5
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
1
6
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1
5
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
1
5
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
1
7
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
1
3
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
1
4
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
1
2
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
1
10
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
1
5
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
1
5
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
1
6
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
1
4
John Halpin
Fox Sports
1
6
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
1
5
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
1
3
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1
4
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
1
5
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
1
5
Jeff Paur
RTSports
1
7
Christopher Harris
ESPN
1
4
Eric Karabell
ESPN
1
2
Staff Composite
ESPN
1
2
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
1
3
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
1
5
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
1
7
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
1
6
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
1
5
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
1
5
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
1
5
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
1
5
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
1
5
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
1
4
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
1
5
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
1
5
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
1
5
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
1
5
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
1
4
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
1
5
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
1
5
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
1
5
Scott Cullen
TSN
1
6
Wayne Bretsky
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1
7
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
1
5
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
1
5
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
2
6
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
2
6
Mike Krueger
FFToday
2
6
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
2
5
Adam Rank
NFL.com
2
4
Site Projections
scoutPRO
2
5
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
2
3
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
2
4
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
2
4
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
2
4
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
2
4
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
2
5
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
2
7
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
2
4
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
2
1
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
2
6
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
2
6
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
2
1
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
2
5
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
2
3
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
2
8
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
2
6
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
2
4
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
2
6
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
2
5
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2
3
Staff
Roto Analysis
2
4
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
2
5
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
3
1
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
3
1
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
3
4
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
3
5
Matthew Berry
ESPN
3
6
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
3
1
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
4
5
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
4
7
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
4
1
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
4
1
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
4
2
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
4
3
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
4
2
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
5
2
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
5
3
Bill Enright
FFChamps
5
1
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
5
4
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
6
5
Ave Projection (?)
18.4
16.1
Best
20.3
18.2
Worst
17.4
14.7
Rush Yards
102.9
84.0
Rush TDs
1.0
0.9
Receptions
3.0
2.7
Rec Yards
21.4
20.5
Rec TDs
0.1
0.0
Ave Points / Game
20.2
15.4
Total Fantasy Points
141.2
92.5
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
3.7
3.3
Total Targets
26.0
20.0
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
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Washington is 2nd against fantasy running backs, but I can't take Murray out of the top spot the way he is running the ball.
The Panthers allow the third most points to fantasy backs, the Seahawks have to make feeding Beast Mode the ball a priority.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
DeMarco Murray is on a roll right now. I have a bad feeling about his usage but in the meantime, he should be on everyone's ranking as at least a top 3 option.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Awful matchup but he's white hot and he'll get fed like crazy.
Seattle isn't losing 3 in a row and with such a good matchup Beast Mode should be a huge reason why.