Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Doug Martin or Ryan Mathews

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Doug Martin
Doug Martin

at Jets
Sun, 12 pm EST

Ryan Mathews
Ryan Mathews

vs. Texans
Mon, 9 pm EST

Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 3
# 26
Best
# 1
# 14
Worst
# 15
# 37
Ave Projection (?)
17.6
8.3
Best
19.6
10.6
Worst
14.9
7.1
Ave Points / Game
9.4
11.5
Total Fantasy Points
56.2
184.4
Opponent
NYJ
HOU
Points Allowed (?)
19.4
12.7
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Darren Collette
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Best
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# 14
Worst
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28
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1
27
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34
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2
27
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2
25
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2
23
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2
22
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2
23
Dawgmatica
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2
35
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2
25
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2
26
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2
23
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2
27
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2
24
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2
26
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2
27
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2
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3
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4
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4
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4
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4
22
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4
27
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4
35
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4
27
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4
26
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5
22
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5
29
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5
28
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5
28
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5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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6
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6
24
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23
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6
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6
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6
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6
25
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6
23
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7
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7
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8
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8
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8
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9
20
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9
24
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9
14
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10
25
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10
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10
29
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15
20
Ave Projection (?)
17.6
8.3
Best
19.6
10.6
Worst
14.9
7.1
Rush Yards
93.8
59.7
Rush TDs
0.9
0.1
Receptions
3.3
1.9
Rec Yards
27.2
16.5
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
1.5
2.1
Total Targets
24.0
33.0
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
Doug Martin is expected to play on third downs this season which only boosts his overall fantasy value each week. And the New York Jets gave up the 9th most fantasy points to Running Backs last season.   
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
More talent in backfield this year than last; Mike James should see snaps, Hillis could vulture some goal line touchesHas upside but floor makes him an RB2  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The same logic I used with Charles applies to Martin. The Jets were 25th against fantasy running backs last year and the Jets offense is not good enough to turn this game into a blowout. Martin should see a ton of touches this week.Matthews has had a good preseason, but he does play a Texans D that gave up the fewest points to fantasy running backs last year.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Jets struggled against run last year and Bucs will probably have to run to win, so Martin should be pretty busy.Mathews is always hard to trust, while Texans D is top notch.  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
MUSCLE HAMSTER. Martin does a little bit of everything, and he won't be losing carries to Peyton Hillis, so don't worry about that.As tantalizing as Mathews is considering his lack of competition in San Diego, he seems to be made of glass. He's never been able to play in more than 14 games in any of his three NFL seasons.  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
The Jets have a tough defense, but their lack of offense gave opponents plenty of chances to run the ball and wear their defense down. That doesn't look like it will change much this season. Look for Martin to get plenty of touches both in the run and receiving game.last season Houston gave up the least amount of fantasy points to running backs in the league. They were the only team to hold Adrian Peterson to under 100 yards after week 5 and pretty much ruined his chances of breaking the rushing record. They also didn't allow one running back to top 100 yards rushing on the road. Mathews will have a tough road to how even though he has looked good in preseason.  
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
TB has the 5th ranked offensive line - allowing the third fewest sacks and ranked 11th in YPC at 4.42 yards. Unless you were locked in a Russian Prison last year, itís obvious that the entire fantasy football world knows about Doug Martin. TB Coach Greg Schiano said he would like to involve Martin in the passing game more and that he could see him reaching 2,000 total yards in 2013. If thatís the case, heís going to be your best friend for about 17 weeks.   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
<nobr><a href="#" class="FAtxtL" id="FALINK_2_0_1">Teach</a></nobr> me how to Douggie has an opportunity to take his game to the next level. Josh Freeman had the Bucs offense clicking like the #1 Scoring offense for a good stretch of the 2012 season, and now he is in a contract year. The Bucs are a great darkhorse to <nobr><a href="#" class="FAtxtL" id="FALINK_3_0_2">win</a></nobr> the Superbowl, Doug will be a big reason why. Peyton Hillis ...The Chargers lack one thing. An offensive line. When Phillip Rivers does not get time to throw, this offense does not progress. Ryan Matthews was a bit of a disappointment in 2012 as he never was 100% healthy with collarbone injuries. You should still not count Matthews out as he can easily explode for a comeback player of the year award. Watch his preseason, more importantly the offensive line.  
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The Jets are terrible for the most part. But for some reason I have reservations against Martin in New York. The defense still holds a lot of pride and will do everything they can to limit Martin.