Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Demaryius Thomas or Eric Decker

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Demaryius Thomas
Demaryius Thomas

vs. Ravens
Thu, 7 pm EST

Eric Decker
Eric Decker

vs. Buccaneers
Sun, 12 pm EST

Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 6
# 23
Best
# 1
# 11
Worst
# 15
# 40
Ave Projection (?)
14.1
10.7
Best
16.2
13.0
Worst
11.0
8.5
Ave Points / Game
14.2
12.1
Total Fantasy Points
227.0
192.8
Opponent
BAL
TB
Points Allowed (?)
21.5
27.9
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
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ECR
# 6
# 23
Best
# 1
# 11
Worst
# 15
# 40
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
1
18
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
3
17
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
3
23
Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
3
11
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
3
23
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
3
21
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
3
23
Micah James
FFMagicMan
3
15
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
3
27
Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
4
23
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
4
19
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
4
25
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
4
20
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XN Sports
4
14
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
4
19
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Yahoo! Sports
4
19
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Fantasy Football Maniax
4
27
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
4
18
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
4
26
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
4
22
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
4
22
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
4
27
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
4
23
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
4
38
Site Projections
scoutPRO
4
31
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
4
24
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
4
23
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
4
24
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
4
29
John Halpin
Fox Sports
4
20
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
4
27
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
4
25
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
4
35
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
4
17
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
4
13
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
4
23
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
4
21
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
4
19
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
4
24
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
4
20
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
4
21
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
4
17
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
4
21
Bill Enright
FFChamps
4
17
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
23
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
5
23
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
5
28
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
5
22
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
5
19
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
5
18
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
5
26
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
5
25
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
5
23
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5
37
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
5
23
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
5
24
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
5
24
Jeff Paur
RTSports
5
23
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
5
24
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
5
18
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
5
18
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
5
21
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
5
23
David Dodds
FootballGuys
5
22
Ryan Hester
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5
23
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
5
28
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
5
25
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
5
26
Adam Rank
NFL.com
5
26
Jason Smith
NFL.com
5
31
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
5
23
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
5
22
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
5
27
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
5
20
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
5
24
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
6
23
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
6
26
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
6
25
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
6
22
Site Projections
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6
18
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
6
21
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
6
25
Sky Sperling
Razzball
6
23
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
6
21
John Paulsen
4for4.com
6
24
Walter Cherepinsky
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6
21
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
6
19
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
6
19
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
6
25
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
6
28
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
6
24
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
6
37
Justin Boone
The Score
6
23
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
6
26
Staff Composite
NFL.com
6
25
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
6
13
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
6
27
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
6
28
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
7
24
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
7
22
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
7
15
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
7
39
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
7
28
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
7
25
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
7
19
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
7
22
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
7
23
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
7
29
Matt Smith
NFL.com
7
17
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
7
28
Mike Krueger
FFToday
7
21
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
7
33
Staff
Roto Analysis
7
19
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
7
40
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
8
35
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
8
12
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
8
24
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
24
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
8
23
Dave Major
XN Sports
9
34
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
9
21
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
9
30
Scott Cullen
TSN
10
32
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
10
18
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
10
18
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
10
18
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
11
29
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
15
12
Ave Projection (?)
14.1
10.7
Best
16.2
13.0
Worst
11.0
8.5
Receptions
5.4
4.4
Rec Yards
88
56
Rec TDs
0.9
0.9
Ave Targets / Game
8.9
8.5
Total Targets
142.0
136.0
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
With the Broncos' running backs doing their best to not win the job, there's a good chance we will see plenty of Manning passing the ball. Thomas is the #1 target and an easy start this week.Decker may lose out on some targets to Welker, but he's still a monster in the Red Zone. I think Manning will be pass happy Thursday night and Decker has a very good chance to grab a touchdown.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Ravens were ranked 15th against fantasy receivers last year, but they have turned over their secondary from last year. I would expect Thomas to have a big game in the opener.The Broncos are going to go with a lot of three receiver packages and even though Thomas and Welker will see a ton of looks, Manning is not going to forget about Decker.  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Entering his 4th NFL season, finished 8th in and 4th in receiving yards. The percentage of snaps Thomas will face man-to-man coverage is sure to rise with the addition of Welker. Thomas is a solid No.1 Fantasy WR worth targeting in Round 2 come Draft Day.Decker should be considered a solid No. 2 Fantasy WR, worth drafting as early as Rounds 5 and 6 Decker, as expected, had a breakout campaign in 2012. It was his 3rd-Year in the NFL. He broke out with career highs in receptions(85), yards (1,064) and touchdowns (13) as well as posting double digits in Fantasy points 8 times.  
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
Thomas was recently quoted saying that the chemistry between himself and QB – Peyton Manning is “sky-high.” Thomas is another great upside pick, but unlike the options above him, excluding Julio Jones – Thomas is fighting the target battle with Eric Decker and recently acquired new toy – Wes Welker. Thomas is the sure-cut number one in Denver.Look for an obvious regression here from last season. In 2012, Decker grabbed 13 TDs and 1,064 receiving yards. With Welker on the field, Decker should still see around 1,000 yards, but about half the amount of TDs.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Will draw top corner but should be good for a score in this one.I see Broncos putting on a show, so all Denver WRs could be top-25 this week.  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Wes Welker and Eric Decker are going to be involved a lot this season. Montee Ball will be stealing goal line TDs. Through all this, Peyton Manning will be setting records. Now that defenses cannot double team D-Thomas, we can expect big plays often.While Decker offers a lot potential inconsistency in 2013. He does offer some nice upside as there is no way any defense can focus on stopping Decker with D-Thom and Welker. Decker should be a nice threat for some huge weeks, and some weeks you wish Peyton remembered Decker was on his team. His total numbers will put him as an ELITE WR#3.  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Thomas truly broke out with Peyton Manning under center last season, and I doubt the arrival of Wes Welker means Thomas will suddenly become invisible in the end zone. While the yardage may be down a bit, the TDs will be there.   
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
Personnel has changed, but, in two games vs. Ravens last year Thomas caught less than 50% of his balls and totaled 50 yards.   
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
Strength of schedule looks fantastic for Thomas this year. The only top 10 defense vs WRs is week 1 against BAL. Only got 10pts in 2 gms.   
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Should be solid WR3 option with weekly WR2 upside