Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Dennis Pitta or Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen - photo unavailable
Greg Olsen CAR
vs. PIT  Sun, 8:30 ET
Questionable - Calf
Dennis Pitta
Dennis Pitta BAL
at CLE  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
92%
8%
ECR
# 4
# 8
Best
# 2
# 3
Worst
# 13
# 19
Ave Projection (?)
9.5
8.7
Best
12.1
11.4
Worst
6.8
5.1
Ave Points / Game
10.8
5.7
Total Fantasy Points
21.5
11.3
Opponent
PIT
CLE
Points Allowed (?)
7.6
8.3
Expert Pick %
92%
8%
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NFL.com
 
ECR
# 4
# 8
Best
# 2
# 3
Worst
# 13
# 19
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
6
3
Bill Enright
FFChamps
6
4
Christopher Harris
ESPN
5
4
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
3
4
Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
3
4
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
9
5
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
7
5
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
4
5
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
4
5
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
4
5
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
4
5
Eric Karabell
ESPN
3
5
Staff Composite
ESPN
4
5
Matt Smith
NFL.com
11
6
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
4
6
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
3
6
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
4
6
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
4
6
Scott Cullen
TSN
4
6
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
4
6
Adam Rank
NFL.com
4
7
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
8
7
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
6
7
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
4
7
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
9
7
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
4
7
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
5
7
Matthew Berry
ESPN
4
7
Micah James
FFMagicMan
4
7
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
3
7
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
13
8
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
6
8
John Halpin
Fox Sports
5
8
Mike Krueger
FFToday
4
8
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
5
8
Staff Composite
NFL.com
5
8
Site Projections
scoutPRO
4
8
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
5
8
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7
8
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
5
8
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
4
8
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
5
8
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
6
8
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
5
8
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
6
8
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
4
8
Jeff Paur
RTSports
6
8
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
6
8
Chris Heil
ProjectRoto
4
8
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
5
8
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
4
8
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
3
8
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
4
8
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
4
8
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
4
8
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
4
8
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
4
8
Staff
Roto Analysis
4
8
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
6
9
Site Projections
NumberFire
4
9
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
5
9
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
7
9
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
6
9
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
5
9
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
4
9
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
4
9
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
4
9
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
5
9
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
4
9
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
5
9
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
4
9
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
4
9
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
10
9
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
5
9
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
2
10
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
4
10
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
5
10
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
4
10
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
6
10
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
5
10
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
5
10
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
5
10
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
4
10
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
3
10
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
4
10
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
5
10
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
4
10
Steve Olson
StatSims
9
10
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
3
11
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
5
11
Justin Boone
The Score
4
11
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
5
11
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
5
11
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
3
11
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
6
11
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
7
11
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
7
11
John Paulsen
4for4.com
4
12
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
4
12
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
4
12
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
4
12
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
4
12
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
6
12
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
4
12
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
7
12
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
5
12
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
6
12
David Dodds
FootballGuys
3
13
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
3
13
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
5
13
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
4
13
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
4
13
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
4
13
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
4
14
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
4
14
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4
14
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
9
14
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
4
14
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
4
14
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
6
14
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
4
14
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
5
14
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
9
15
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
5
15
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
6
16
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
5
16
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
5
16
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
5
16
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
7
17
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
6
17
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
6
19
Ave Projection (?)
9.5
8.7
Best
12.1
11.4
Worst
6.8
5.1
Receptions
5.0
4.5
Rec Yards
57.6
41.0
Rec TDs
0.6
0.8
Ave Points / Game
10.8
5.7
Total Fantasy Points
21.5
11.3
Week 2
7.2   vs. DET
3.0   vs. PIT
Week 1
14.3   at TB
8.3   vs. CIN
Ave Targets / Game
9.5
9.5
Total Targets
19.0
19.0
Week 2
8.0
4.0
Week 1
11.0
15.0
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Behind Jimmy Graham and Antonio Gates, Olsen has put up the most consistent numbers across the first two weeks of the season. Now he gets a defense that gave up two scores to Owen Daniels. He will get another 75 yards and a score in week three.
While Owen Daniels found the end zone twice last week, Pitta had a solid but underwhelming day. I do not expect to see that once again as Pitta has proven to be the most reliable target for Joe Flacco in the passing game. Cleveland had a lot of trouble with Jimmy Graham last week and will prove to have trouble with Pitta this week.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Olsen is a huge part of the Panthers passing game and the Steelers are allowing the 7th most points to fantasy tight ends.
Pitta still is a low TE1, although Owen Daniels stealing 2 touchdowns from him last week was depressing for fantasy owners.