Who Should I Start? - Week 9

Demaryius Thomas or Steve Smith

Demaryius Thomas
Demaryius Thomas DEN
at NE  Sun, 4:25 ET
Steve Smith
Steve Smith BAL
at PIT  Sun, 8:30 ET
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 3
# 9
Best
# 1
# 5
Worst
# 9
# 43
Ave Projection (?)
15.5
11.8
Best
17.1
15.0
Worst
14.0
8.6
Ave Points / Game
16.4
11.2
Total Fantasy Points
114.7
89.5
Opponent
NE
PIT
Points Allowed (?)
15.9
21.9
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
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ECR
# 3
# 9
Best
# 1
# 5
Worst
# 9
# 43
David Dodds
FootballGuys
1
10
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
1
18
Mike Krueger
FFToday
1
9
Matt Smith
NFL.com
1
13
Adam Rank
NFL.com
1
10
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
1
9
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1
9
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
1
10
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
1
9
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1
10
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
1
8
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
1
43
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
1
19
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
1
14
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
1
12
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
1
6
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
1
16
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
1
11
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
1
8
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
1
8
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
1
9
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
1
18
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
1
28
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
1
29
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
1
15
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
1
16
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
1
16
Christopher Harris
ESPN
1
12
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
1
9
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
1
4
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
1
10
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
1
10
Jeff Paur
RTSports
1
22
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
1
8
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
1
9
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
1
19
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
2
13
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
2
18
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
2
6
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
2
10
Staff Composite
NFL.com
2
9
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
2
10
Site Projections
NumberFire
2
10
John Paulsen
4for4.com
2
8
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
2
9
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
2
10
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
2
9
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
2
14
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2
9
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
2
10
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
2
12
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
2
10
John Halpin
Fox Sports
2
13
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
2
14
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
2
7
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
2
10
Eric Karabell
ESPN
2
12
Staff Composite
ESPN
2
12
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
2
9
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2
10
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
2
8
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
2
8
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
2
15
Chris Heil
Sportable
2
7
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
2
9
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
2
12
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
2
13
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
2
15
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
3
9
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
3
9
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
3
20
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
3
7
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
3
19
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
3
7
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
3
7
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
3
10
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
3
24
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
3
7
Justin Boone
The Score
3
9
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
3
9
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
3
9
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
3
9
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
3
9
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
3
13
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
3
11
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
3
8
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
3
9
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
3
9
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
3
12
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
3
9
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
3
11
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
3
8
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
3
15
Dave Major
XN Sports
3
9
Matthew Berry
ESPN
3
12
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
3
9
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
3
9
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
3
24
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
3
18
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
3
11
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
3
9
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
3
9
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
3
7
Bill Enright
FFChamps
3
7
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
3
8
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
3
12
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
3
13
Scott Cullen
TSN
3
10
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
3
9
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3
10
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
3
12
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
3
9
Staff
Roto Analysis
3
8
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
3
10
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
3
9
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
3
8
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
4
13
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
4
11
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
4
9
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
4
11
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
4
9
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
5
17
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
5
9
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
5
16
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
5
14
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
6
10
Site Projections
scoutPRO
6
11
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
7
17
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
8
5
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
8
13
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
8
11
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
9
11
Ave Projection (?)
15.5
11.8
Best
17.1
15.0
Worst
14.0
8.6
Receptions
6.5
5.1
Rec Yards
97.5
72.2
Rec TDs
1.0
0.8
Ave Points / Game
16.4
11.2
Total Fantasy Points
114.7
89.5
Week 8
10.5   vs. SD
3.5   at CIN
Week 7
29.1   vs. SF
6.7   vs. ATL
Week 6
18.4   at NYJ
17.0   at TB
Week 5
34.6   vs. ARI
1.4   at IND
Week 4
BYE  
25.9   vs. CAR
Week 3
5.1   at SEA
10.1   at CLE
Week 2
12.2   vs. KC
7.1   vs. PIT
Week 1
4.8   vs. IND
17.8   vs. CIN
Ave Targets / Game
10.9
8.6
Total Targets
76.0
69.0
Week 8
12.0
9.0
Week 7
9.0
5.0
Week 6
12.0
6.0
Week 5
16.0
7.0
Week 4
BYE
10.0
Week 3
9.0
7.0
Week 2
7.0
10.0
Week 1
11.0
15.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Thomas is allowing the third fewest points to fantasy receivers, but Thomas is still a solid WR1 playing with QB Peyton Manning.
The Steelers are just 17th against fantasy receivers and Steve Smith has been reborn in the Ravens vertical passing game.