Who Should I Start? - Week 8

DeMarco Murray or Shane Vereen

DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray DAL
vs. WAS  Mon, 8:30 ET
Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen NE
vs. CHI  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 1
# 16
Best
# 1
# 3
Worst
# 5
# 31
Ave Projection (?)
18.7
13.9
Best
20.3
15.4
Worst
17.6
12.9
Ave Points / Game
20.2
8.9
Total Fantasy Points
141.2
62.4
Opponent
WAS
CHI
Points Allowed (?)
10.9
17.2
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 David Dodds
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# 1
# 16
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# 1
# 3
Worst
# 5
# 31
David Dodds
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1
8
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1
3
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1
20
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1
13
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1
10
Nick Raducanu
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1
16
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1
18
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1
21
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1
18
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1
17
Scott Pianowski
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1
19
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Yahoo! Sports
1
19
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1
19
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1
9
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1
13
Chet Gresham
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1
20
Greg Smith
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1
9
Ross Miles
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1
19
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
1
13
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
1
10
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
1
20
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
1
18
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
1
19
Justin Boone
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1
12
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
1
16
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
1
6
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
1
19
Ryan Noonan
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1
13
Adrian Pereira
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1
12
Alessandro Miglio
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1
14
Austin Lee
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1
15
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
1
18
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
1
19
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1
16
Jason Willan
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1
15
Jeff Boggis
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1
13
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
1
18
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
1
13
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
1
20
Rich Hribar
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1
19
Salvatore Stefanile
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1
9
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
1
14
John Halpin
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1
17
Derek Lofland
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1
20
Kelly Smelser
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1
17
Ken Zalis
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1
19
Nick Vertucci
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1
15
Jeff Paur
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1
19
Christopher Harris
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1
18
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1
19
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1
17
R.C. Fischer
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1
17
Brendan Donahue
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1
18
Raju Byfield
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1
14
Scott Engel
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1
23
Jason Longfellow
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1
11
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1
13
Staff Rankings
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1
17
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2
11
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2
15
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2
31
Adam Pfeifer
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2
15
Jeff Brubach
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2
15
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
2
18
Mike Clay
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2
8
Pat Fitzmaurice
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2
19
Staff Rankings
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2
18
Kyle Wachtel
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2
13
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
2
14
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
2
14
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
2
13
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
2
17
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
2
11
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
2
16
Dan Clasgens
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2
17
Dennis Esser
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2
21
Emil Kadlec
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2
17
Nathan Miller
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2
13
Mike Tagliere
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3
20
Brett Talley
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3
16
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3
19
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3
17
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4
12
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4
16
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4
9
Scott Whitfield
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4
15
Jon Collins
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4
18
Alan Harrison
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5
16
Ave Projection (?)
18.7
13.9
Best
20.3
15.4
Worst
17.6
12.9
Rush Yards
102.6
58.3
Rush TDs
1.0
0.3
Receptions
3.1
3.4
Rec Yards
23.1
31.4
Rec TDs
0.1
0.6
Ave Points / Game
20.2
8.9
Total Fantasy Points
141.2
62.4
Week 7
19.2   vs. NYG
23.4   vs. NYJ
Week 6
20.6   at SEA
0.7   at BUF
Week 5
17.2   vs. HOU
10.8   vs. CIN
Week 4
27.5   vs. NO
6.7   at KC
Week 3
17.1   at STL
3.7   vs. OAK
Week 2
21.3   at TEN
4.0   at MIN
Week 1
18.3   vs. SF
13.1   at MIA
Ave Targets / Game
3.7
5.0
Total Targets
26.0
35.0
Week 7
1.0
8.0
Week 6
6.0
3.0
Week 5
8.0
3.0
Week 4
1.0
5.0
Week 3
4.0
6.0
Week 2
2.0
2.0
Week 1
4.0
8.0
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 Bears are 13th against fantasy backs, Vereen has RB2 appeal this week, although I would not expect 2 touchdowns again.
  
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.
If that last game was the sample size, you have to like Vereen's odds of getting the lions share of touches but it is the Patriots, and you should never feel comfortable starting on of their running backs.