Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Doug Martin or Ryan Mathews

Doug Martin
Doug Martin TB
vs. CAR  Sun, 4:25 ET
Ryan Mathews
Ryan Mathews SD
at ARI  Mon, 10:20 ET
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
ECR
# 16
# 24
Best
# 7
# 15
Worst
# 25
# 42
Ave Projection (?)
199.8
168.8
Best
215.5
179.8
Worst
185.9
160.0
Opponent
CAR
ARI
Points Allowed (?)
13.6
11.9
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
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ECR
# 16
# 24
Best
# 7
# 15
Worst
# 25
# 42
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
7
22
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
8
24
Bill Enright
FFChamps
10
15
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
10
17
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
10
23
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
10
15
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
10
17
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
11
24
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
11
25
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
11
26
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
11
16
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
12
20
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
12
26
Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
12
18
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
13
16
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
13
25
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
13
23
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
13
20
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
13
17
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
13
20
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
13
17
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
13
27
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
13
18
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
14
23
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
14
21
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
14
25
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
14
24
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
14
21
Justin Boone
The Score
14
22
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
14
23
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
14
24
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
15
19
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
15
24
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
15
21
Chris Heil
ProjectRoto
15
16
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
15
30
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
15
21
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
15
21
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
15
18
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
16
22
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
16
22
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
16
23
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
16
19
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
16
23
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
16
25
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
16
24
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
16
34
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
16
24
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
17
18
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
17
24
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
17
19
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
17
24
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
17
21
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
18
23
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
18
23
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
18
26
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
18
26
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
18
25
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
18
21
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
19
15
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
19
42
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
20
23
John Paulsen
4for4.com
20
23
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
20
25
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
20
25
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
21
27
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
23
24
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
23
25
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
24
37
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
25
23
Ave Projection (?)
199.8
168.8
Best
215.5
179.8
Worst
185.9
160.0
Rush Yards
1,188.9
1,120.0
Rush TDs
7.7
6.6
Receptions
40.8
22.4
Rec Yards
297.3
165.8
Rec TDs
1.5
0.6
Ave Targets / Game
1.5
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.
  
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.