Who Should I Start? - Week 1 - PPR

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
# 5
# 23
Best
# 3
# 7
Worst
# 17
# 39
Ave Projection (?)
14.1
10.7
Best
16.2
13.0
Worst
11.0
8.5
Ave Points / Game
19.8
19.0
Total Fantasy Points
316.0
304.2
Opponent
BAL
TB
Points Allowed (?)
21.5
27.9
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
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ECR
# 5
# 23
Best
# 3
# 7
Worst
# 17
# 39
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3
23
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3
16
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3
24
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3
23
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3
25
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3
21
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4
23
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4
19
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FantasyTrade411
4
14
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4
21
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
4
14
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
4
19
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
4
18
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
4
23
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
4
39
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
4
24
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
4
22
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
4
22
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
4
27
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
4
25
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
4
29
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
4
7
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
4
23
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
4
19
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
4
20
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
4
17
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
4
21
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
5
20
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
23
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
5
23
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
5
28
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
5
20
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
5
23
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
5
26
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
5
23
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5
36
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
5
25
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
5
22
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
5
23
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
5
23
Nick Vertucci
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5
23
Ben Standig
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5
24
Mike Tagliere
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5
21
Jeff Paur
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5
23
Sean Morris
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5
24
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
5
21
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
5
23
Ryan Hester
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5
24
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
5
28
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EDSFootball
5
25
Justin Boone
The Score
5
23
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
5
29
Adrian Pereira
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5
22
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
5
27
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
5
20
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
5
23
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
6
29
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
6
25
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
6
25
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
6
21
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
6
19
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
6
25
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
6
19
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
6
19
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
6
29
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
6
28
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
6
35
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
6
18
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
6
13
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
6
27
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
6
22
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
6
25
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
7
23
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
7
37
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
7
29
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
7
22
David Dodds
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7
19
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
7
23
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
8
12
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
8
25
Sky Sperling
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8
24
Dan Clasgens
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8
23
Bill Enright
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8
16
Mike Rigz
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9
23
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
9
24
Alessandro Miglio
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10
34
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10
20
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10
23
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12
30
Staff Rankings
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12
23
Scott Cullen
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13
31
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13
32
Nathan Miller
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14
19
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15
12
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17
18
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
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.   
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.