Who Should I Start? - Week 1

DeMarco Murray or Shane Vereen

DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray PHI
vs. JAC  Sun, 1:00 ET
Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen NYG
at DET  Mon, 7:10 ET
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
ECR
# 8
# 21
Best
# 5
# 6
Worst
# 16
# 33
Ave Projection (?)
14.1
9.4
Best
17.0
14.6
Worst
11.8
6.9
Opponent
JAC
DET
Points Allowed (?)
20.1
15.3
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 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
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 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
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 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
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 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
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 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
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
ECR
# 8
# 21
Best
# 5
# 6
Worst
# 16
# 33
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
5
14
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
5
18
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
5
21
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
5
18
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
6
19
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
6
18
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
6
18
Mike Krueger
FFToday
6
33
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
6
18
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
6
20
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
7
28
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
7
23
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
7
26
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
7
23
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
7
13
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
7
23
Bill Enright
FFChamps
7
14
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
7
21
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
7
19
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
7
22
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
7
24
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
7
15
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
7
29
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
7
21
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
7
19
John Halpin
Fox Sports
7
26
Matthew Berry
ESPN
7
12
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
7
12
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
7
11
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
8
18
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
8
29
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
8
22
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
8
23
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
8
18
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
8
18
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
8
26
Dave Major
XN Sports
8
19
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
8
14
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
8
19
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
8
26
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
8
19
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
8
24
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
8
14
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
8
26
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
8
22
Site Projections
numberFire
8
23
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
8
19
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
8
23
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
8
21
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
8
18
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
8
21
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
8
21
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
8
21
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
8
14
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
8
31
Staff Composite
NFL.com
8
20
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
8
26
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
8
19
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
8
25
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
9
25
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
9
18
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
22
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
9
19
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
9
18
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
9
24
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
9
24
Seth Klein
Razzball
9
23
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
9
20
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
9
22
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
9
27
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
9
29
John Paulsen
4for4.com
9
23
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
9
16
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
9
23
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
9
20
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
9
26
Justin Boone
The Score
9
19
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
9
22
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
9
22
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
9
24
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
9
20
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
9
21
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
9
23
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
9
18
Scott Cullen
TSN
9
24
Jeff Paur
RTSports
9
22
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
9
27
Staff Composite
ESPN
9
17
Jim McCormick
ESPN
9
22
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
9
13
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
9
23
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
9
17
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
9
20
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
9
25
Staff
Roto Analysis
9
20
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
10
22
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
10
16
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
10
14
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
10
23
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
10
21
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
10
24
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
10
28
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
10
21
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
10
22
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
10
22
Christopher Harris
ESPN
10
25
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
10
19
Adam Rank
NFL.com
10
23
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
10
20
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
11
20
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
11
15
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
11
26
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
11
28
Chris Heil
Sportable
11
22
Eric Karabell
ESPN
11
20
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
11
21
Matt Smith
NFL.com
11
25
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
12
11
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
12
20
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
12
22
Site Projections
scoutPRO
12
6
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
12
20
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
12
21
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
12
23
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
12
17
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
12
19
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
12
16
Micah James
FFMagicMan
12
17
Sean Koerner
STATS
13
29
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
13
22
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
14
8
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
14
15
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
14
24
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
14
21
David Dodds
FootballGuys
14
30
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
14
25
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
15
11
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
16
12
Ave Projection (?)
14.1
9.4
Best
17.0
14.6
Worst
11.8
6.9
Rush Yards
73.7
36.4
Rush TDs
0.6
0.1
Receptions
3.7
4.6
Rec Yards
28.6
39.1
Rec TDs
0.1
0.2
Ave Targets / Game
4.7
8.6
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.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
PPR league owners have to start Vereen this week.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
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.
Health has always been the question mark. Vereen should be heavily involved but prob has more value in PPR leagues.