Who Should I Draft?

Giovani Bernard or Lamar Miller (2014)

Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 10
# 34
Best
# 6
# 19
Worst
# 26
# 52
Ave Projection (?)
12.2
6.4
Best
17.0
7.4
Worst
10.0
5.4
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax

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ECR
# 10
# 34
Best
# 6
# 19
Worst
# 26
# 52
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
6
39
Adam Rank
NFL.com
6
31
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
6
26
Jeff Paur
RTSports
6
28
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
7
29
Bill Enright
FFChamps
7
34
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
7
23
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
7
34
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
7
30
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
7
34
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
8
30
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
8
25
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
8
33
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
8
32
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
8
38
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
8
29
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
8
37
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
8
33
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
9
39
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
9
28
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
9
29
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
9
34
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
9
33
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
9
27
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
9
41
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
9
27
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
9
35
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
9
33
Chris Heil
Sportable
9
35
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
9
31
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
9
34
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
12
40
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The Washington Post
9
31
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
9
28
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
9
30
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Football Diehards
9
33
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STATS
9
26
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
10
31
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CBS Sports
10
33
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RotoGrinders
10
32
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Revelation Sports
10
46
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Yahoo! Sports
10
26
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10
35
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Gridiron Experts
10
29
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10
29
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10
30
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10
32
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10
34
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10
30
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10
26
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10
35
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FootballGuys
10
30
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10
24
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10
44
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The Football Girl
10
37
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10
35
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10
30
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10
35
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10
34
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10
36
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10
28
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10
29
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11
31
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11
32
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11
35
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11
27
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11
32
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11
35
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11
37
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11
30
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11
37
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11
36
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11
33
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11
42
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11
39
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11
38
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11
43
Dennis Esser
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11
30
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11
31
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
11
27
Staff Rankings
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11
19
Matthew Berry
ESPN
11
30
Brent Namejko
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11
27
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11
32
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11
38
Ryan Hodge
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11
27
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11
36
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
11
32
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11
38
Mike Harmon
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11
29
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Fantasy Contrarians
11
43
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11
33
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12
39
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12
39
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12
40
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12
35
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12
24
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12
41
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12
30
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12
27
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FFToday
12
33
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12
25
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XN Sports
12
28
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12
23
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12
42
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12
33
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12
38
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Roto Analysis
12
36
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12
41
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13
26
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13
30
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13
36
Kelly Smelser
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13
29
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13
34
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13
37
Mike Krueger
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13
36
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13
29
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13
36
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13
30
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13
30
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13
30
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13
38
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13
32
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13
52
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14
41
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14
29
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14
23
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14
26
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14
44
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14
36
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14
40

14
25
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14
37
Rich Hribar
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14
33
Dave Major
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14
32
Ryan Boser
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14
38
Joel Beall
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15
46
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Fox Sports
15
40
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15
42
Nick Raducanu
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15
44
Cedric Hopkins
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15
31
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
15
34
Scott Cullen
TSN
15
37
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
16
36
Micah James
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16
38
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
16
23
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
16
20
Matt Smith
NFL.com
17
41
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
19
35
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
26
45
Ave Projection (?)
12.2
6.4
Best
17.0
7.4
Worst
10.0
5.4
Rush Yards
59.2
45.2
Rush TDs
0.4
0.1
Receptions
4.4
1.7
Rec Yards
35.5
13.2
Rec TDs
0.1
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
4.4
2.2
Total Targets
71.0
35.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Bernard finished his rookie season as the 16th ranked fantasy back, despite tallying only 170 rushing attempts and 56 receptions. He should have a bigger role in the Bengals offense this year and be a Top 10 running back. Think Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice in his second year with the Ravens.
I think Miller will benefit from new offensive coordinator, Bill Lazor. The problem is that with the addition of RB Knowshon Moreno, he is going to be stuck in a committee with Moreno and RB Daniel Thomas.
  
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
I rank Gio Bernard higher than most, and I think he actually has top 5RB upside (with 60-70 reception capability). At No. 14 overall value here, but even later in many recent drafts (I've seen him go as late as 18-20 overall), that's value!
 
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Bernard is one of my favorite players this season. He gets Hue Jackson to help make the run game better and bigger and he's still a great 3rd down/receiving back. We may see Jeremy Hill near the goal line, but i don't believe it will be 100% of the time and Jackson will give enough looks to Gio for it not to be a huge detriment.
 
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
I love watching Gio run on the field. He is an outstanding RB talent and his PPR upside is amazing. He will be given more workload in 2014 and will see double-digit TDs.
He doesn't find the end-zone enough for me and he is typically in a running back by committee situation. He is bench worthy, but his upside is limited.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
He'll be worth a first-round pick even if touch volume increases only slightly.
Could have better blocking, better scheme, bigger role. A potential bargain.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Gio is very much on the rise. There is tons to love about his game and role for 2014.
Probably one of the more undervalued gems in the middle of drafts thanks to shaky 2013. Moreno is looking like a bust, which could mean big things for Miller.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
With the system in place from Hue Jackson, Bernard has the most to gain. Expect big things from Gio this season.
The Lamar Miller hype train is cranking up to full speed again. He's been bandied about as the #1 back heading into training camp and is "well ahead" of Moreno but is it all for not? The talent is there but can he cash in?
  
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
10 targets (6/62) tops among RBs in W1; Rookie Hill no threat to workload in opener (20 touches for Gio, 4 for Hill)
 
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Will handle featured run/pass duties in new OC Jackson's run first scheme.
Has failed to impress through three preseason games.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Out with the old and in with the new in Cincy! Many people may not recognize that Bernard didn’t start a single game in 2013, but Marvin Lewis and the Gang expect big things as Bernard is expected to be used heavily in the Cinci Offense. Previous OC Jay Gruden allowed Andy Dalton to toss 586 passes last season (The Red Rifle averaged 543 Passing Attempts over the past 3 Seasons). New OC Hue Jackson is dedicated to the ground game and the philosophy will be adapted in 2014. Expect Bernard to be heavily utilized (touching the ball around 300 times) as a dual-threat this season with huge break-out potential. (BTW – Bernard had 56 Receptions in 2013, which was 8th amongst RB’s)
There’s a lot of “things” that can happen in Miami that can end up changing Lamar Miller’s rank, ala Knowshon Moreno. The Dolphins brought in former Philly Eagles OC Bill Lazor who had the 4th most rushing attempts in the NFL last year (the Dolphins ranked 29th in rushing attempts.) Lazor plans to open the field a lot more this year (a good thing for Mike Wallace) and play at a faster pace, all good things for Lamar Miller owners. The Miami Dolphins have improved their Offensive line since the drama that occurred last season, which will limit the amount of Pass Protection from Miami RB’s. Last season Lamar Miller stayed in to pass protect 127 times (5th most in the NFL) and Daniel Thomas 91 (19th most). A healthy and in shape Knowshon Moreno will definitely pose a threat to Lamar Miller’s Fantasy Production, keep posted to @LegionReport as I’m sure things will change closer to drafts.
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Bernard had 3 receiving TDs and 5 rushing TDs in 2013, resulting in over 1,200 all purpose yards. Better in PPR formats, Bernard could be good for 4-5 receptions per game this season. I see Bernard with at least 300 touches this season. He is a low RB1.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Giovani Bernard will approach RB1 numbers this year especially in PPR formats but lost a bit of his appeal when the Bengals drafted the talented Jeremy Hill to replace BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
Lamar Miller has been impressing more than the out-of-shape KnowShown Moreno and is the new favorite for lead back duties in Miami though both figure to have weekly flex upside until a clear lead back emerges.