Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Giovani Bernard or Larry Fitzgerald

Giovani Bernard
Giovani Bernard RB - CIN
at BAL  Sun, 1:00 ET
Mostly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy, 77 F, 10 mph
Larry Fitzgerald
Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARI
vs. SD  Mon, 10:20 ET
Clear Clear, 59 F, 11 mph
Expert Pick %
59%
41%
ECR
# 21
# 25
Best
# 7
# 17
Worst
# 74
# 65
Ave Projection (?)
12.2
12.4
Best
17.0
15.2
Worst
10.0
9.6
Expert Pick %
59%
41%
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ECR
# 21
# 25
Best
# 7
# 17
Worst
# 74
# 65
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
7
27
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
7
45
Staff Rankings
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9
35
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
10
30
Derek Lofland
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10
17
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
10
23
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
12
25
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
12
30
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
12
45
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
12
23
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
12
21
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
16
29
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
16
27
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
16
21
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
16
25
David Gonos
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16
27
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
16
27
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
16
25
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
16
40
Chris Heil
Sportable
16
29
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
16
31
Jeff Paur
RTSports
16
30
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
16
25
David Dodds
FootballGuys
17
29
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
18
19
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
18
47
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
19
40
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
19
29
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
20
23
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
20
27
Seth Klein
Razzball
20
30
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
20
29
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
20
25
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
20
25
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
20
27
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
20
38
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
20
41
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
20
27
Staff
Roto Analysis
20
65
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
21
23
Jeff Ratcliffe
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22
27
Bryan Fontaine
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22
23
Kevin Roberts
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22
40
Allie Fontana
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22
25
Andy Behrens
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22
29
Chet Gresham
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22
30
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
22
34
Staff Rankings
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22
33
Ryan Hodge
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22
26
Tom Schriner
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22
29
Dennis Esser
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22
35
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
22
41
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22
21
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
22
25
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
22
25
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
22
23
Jim McCormick
ESPN
22
25
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
26
27
Bill Enright
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26
44
Brendan Donahue
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26
25
Matthew Hill
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26
38
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26
25
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26
21
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26
25
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26
25
Scott Engel
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26
29
Neil Parker
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26
21
Wayne Bretsky
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26
34
Micah James
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26
30
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
28
21
Ross Miles
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32
34
Jeff Boggis
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32
34
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
32
30
Brent Namejko
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32
29
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
32
27
Ken Zalis
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32
27
Salvatore Stefanile
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32
25
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
32
29
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
32
21
Jake Ciely
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32
25
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
32
25
John Halpin
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32
29
Scott Cullen
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32
21
Jon Collins
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32
27
Ben Standig
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32
29
Russell Clay
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32
44
Matt De Lima
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32
25
Mike Clay
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36
28
Adam Pfeifer
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36
33
Alessandro Miglio
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36
25
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
36
41
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
36
29
Adrian Pereira
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36
27
Mike Rigz
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36
21
Patrick Thorman
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37
19
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
37
19
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
37
38
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37
29
Mike Harmon
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37
30
Paul Greco
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37
23
Eric Mack
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38
36
Tommy Rowan
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39
29
Staff Rankings
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39
21
Jamey Eisenberg
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40
24
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
41
22
Zach Wilkens
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42
32
Dalton Del Don
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46
38
C.D. Carter
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46
33
Cedric Hopkins
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46
27
R.C. Fischer
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47
29
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
51
27
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
58
25
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
60
25
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
74
17
Ave Projection (?)
12.2
12.4
Best
17.0
15.2
Worst
10.0
9.6
Rush Yards
59.2
N/A
Rush TDs
0.4
N/A
Receptions
4.4
5.7
Rec Yards
35.5
75.2
Rec TDs
0.1
0.8
Ave Targets / Game
4.4
8.5
Total Targets
71.0
136.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Baltimore always has a tough run defense, but Bernard is probably going to see 20 touches and he puts up big numbers, because they give him the ball in space.
I like Fitzgerald in the opener, the Chargers defense is improved over last year, but they gave up the fourth most fantasy points to fantasy receivers last year.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Not a good matchup at all and Jeremy Hill could vulture TDs, but you can't run away from the hype now.
Bolts were awful against pass in 2013 so I like Fitzgerald in week 1. Monitor light injury issue, though.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Figures to be a low-scoring affair. Most of Gio's points last year against the Ravens came in the passing game, so it's tough to love him in standard leagues this week.
Brandon Flowers and/or Shareece Wright will have a heck of a time trying to stay with Fitzgerald. Fitz moves all over the field, but even if they stick the smaller Flowers on him he should have a field day in the redzone.