Who Should I Start? - Week 1

DeMarco Murray or Shane Vereen

DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray DAL
vs. SF  Sun, 4:25 ET
Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen NE
at MIA  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
ECR
# 9
# 22
Best
# 5
# 8
Worst
# 17
# 29
Ave Projection (?)
206.6
160.9
Best
238.2
185.9
Worst
192.0
138.0
Opponent
SF
MIA
Points Allowed (?)
16.3
20.4
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Chris Heil
ProjectRoto
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
ECR
# 9
# 22
Best
# 5
# 8
Worst
# 17
# 29
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
5
14
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
5
19
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
5
21
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
5
20
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6
22
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
7
26
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
7
24
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
7
14
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
7
24
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
7
28
Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
7
24
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
7
23
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
7
26
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
7
18
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
7
29
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
7
19
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
8
29
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
8
24
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
8
23
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
8
23
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
8
20
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
8
18
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
8
24
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
8
26
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
8
24
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
8
22
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
8
21
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
8
21
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
9
30
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
9
21
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
9
20
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
9
20
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
9
23
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
9
20
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
9
25
John Paulsen
4for4.com
9
24
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
9
23
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
9
18
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
9
24
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
9
23
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
9
28
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
9
18
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
9
21
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
9
19
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
10
22
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
10
25
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
10
17
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
10
15
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
10
29
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
10
24
Justin Boone
The Score
10
20
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
11
15
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
11
28
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
11
23
Chris Heil
ProjectRoto
11
22
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
11
23
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
11
24
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
12
11
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
12
26
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
12
26
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
13
21
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
13
22
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
13
21
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
13
22
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
13
18
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
13
20
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
14
13
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
14
16
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
14
24
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
15
8
Bill Enright
FFChamps
16
21
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
17
25
Ave Projection (?)
206.6
160.9
Best
238.2
185.9
Worst
192.0
138.0
Rush Yards
1,125.6
593.8
Rush TDs
8.6
2.6
Receptions
54.6
66.1
Rec Yards
404.6
605.2
Rec TDs
1.0
4.4
Ave Targets / Game
4.1
4.3
Total Targets
66.0
69.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The 49ers have enough missing pieces from last year's team that Murray could have a big game against them in the opener.
Vereen is going to be the Pierre Thomas of this offense and with Tom Brady liking to throw the ball a lot, Vereen has a ton of upside as a pass catcher in this offense.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
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.
Reading how this backfield will shake out has been tough, but Vereen vs. and uninspiring LB corps in Miami should do positive things for your fantasy team. A ranking just above Le'Veon is justified this week.