Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Doug Martin or Ryan Mathews

Doug Martin
Doug Martin TB
vs. CAR  Sun, 4:25 ET
, F, mph
Ryan Mathews
Ryan Mathews PHI
vs. JAC  Sun, 1:00 ET
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy, 79 F, 5 mph
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
ECR
# 14
# 23
Best
# 6
# 7
Worst
# 24
# 44
Ave Projection (?)
11.6
9.8
Best
14.6
15.0
Worst
7.8
5.9
Opponent
CAR
JAC
Points Allowed (?)
13.6
20.1
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
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ECR
# 14
# 23
Best
# 6
# 7
Worst
# 24
# 44
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6
21
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
6
23
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
7
19
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
8
23
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
8
21
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
8
26
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
8
23
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
9
24
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
9
16
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
9
16
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
9
22
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
9
19
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
9
26
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
10
19
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
10
16
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
10
15
Adrian Pereira
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10
25
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
10
14
David Dodds
FootballGuys
10
24
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
10
25
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
10
18
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
10
24
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
11
25
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
11
24
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
11
16
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
11
27
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
11
21
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
11
25
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
11
23
Site Projections
scoutPRO
11
24
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
11
28
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
11
22
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
11
20
John Halpin
Fox Sports
11
23
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
11
25
Micah James
FFMagicMan
11
22
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
12
21
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
12
19
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
12
23
Adam Rank
NFL.com
12
24
Staff Composite
NFL.com
12
24
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
12
26
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
13
16
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
13
15
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
13
20
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
13
21
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
13
20
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
13
16
Seth Klein
Razzball
13
19
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
13
18
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
13
25
John Paulsen
4for4.com
13
25
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
13
23
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
13
20
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
13
22
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
13
25
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
13
26
Christopher Harris
ESPN
13
15
Staff Composite
ESPN
13
19
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
13
20
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
13
21
Matt Smith
NFL.com
13
14
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
13
7
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
13
20
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
14
23
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
14
18
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
14
27
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
14
26
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
14
23
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
14
22
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
14
21
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
14
24
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
14
30
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
14
24
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
14
24
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
14
18
Jeff Paur
RTSports
14
20
Matthew Berry
ESPN
14
20
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
15
24
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
14
25
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
15
21
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
15
23
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
15
25
Bill Enright
FFChamps
15
24
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
15
26
Dave Major
XN Sports
15
21
Chris Heil
Sportable
15
16
Site Projections
numberFire
15
24
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
15
23
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
15
23
Justin Boone
The Score
15
21
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
15
12
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
15
24
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
15
24
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
15
24
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
15
20
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
15
24
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
15
22
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
15
19
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
16
19
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
16
23
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
16
20
R.C. Fischer
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16
33
Staff Rankings
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16
23
Scott Cullen
TSN
16
22
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
16
23
Eric Karabell
ESPN
16
19
Jim McCormick
ESPN
16
24
Nick Vertucci
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16
23
Jason Longfellow
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16
10
Staff
Roto Analysis
16
22
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
17
22
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
17
18
Nathan Miller
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17
25
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
17
23
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
17
25
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
17
25
Mike Krueger
FFToday
17
18
Sean Koerner
STATS
17
25
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
18
23
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
18
24
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
18
25
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
18
24
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
19
13
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
19
44
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
19
22
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
19
23
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
19
24
Raju Byfield
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19
23
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
20
27
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
20
37
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
20
25
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
22
24
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
22
24
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
23
37
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
23
21
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
23
19
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
24
29
Ave Projection (?)
11.6
9.8
Best
14.6
15.0
Worst
7.8
5.9
Rush Yards
69.1
65.4
Rush TDs
0.4
0.3
Receptions
3.2
2.0
Rec Yards
20.1
15.3
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
4.0
2.1
Total Targets
24.0
33.0
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Volume back versus a tough front 7. A ranking just outside of the top-12 is warranted, but he'll see enough touches to be worth starting in most formats.
Tough to love him on the road here, especially since the Chargers appear to want to use all 3 running backs.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Carolina has one of the best defenses in the country and I expect them to keep Martin in check most the game. But if you have him, more than likely, you are starting him. Better days are ahead though, don't worry.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I love Martin, but not this week. CAR is tough overall, but brutal against the run. Martin could struggle to gain footing early.
Mathews could get fed and score if the Chargers dictate the pace, but AZ was suffocating against the run last year.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Martin is an average flex play against a tough Carolina defense. His only hope to tally respectable fantasy points is for the Buccaneers to throw him the ball and let him make plays in space.