Who Should I Start? - Week 9

Giovani Bernard or Le'Veon Bell

Le'Veon Bell
Le'Veon Bell PIT
vs. BAL  Sun, 8:30 ET
Giovani Bernard
Giovani Bernard CIN
vs. JAC  Sun, 1:00 ET
Questionable - Hip
Expert Pick %
92%
8%
ECR
# 5
# 12
Best
# 3
# 4
Worst
# 16
# 31
Ave Projection (?)
14.1
12.6
Best
18.4
15.6
Worst
11.5
8.0
Ave Points / Game
15.1
13.2
Total Fantasy Points
120.6
92.5
Opponent
BAL
JAC
Points Allowed (?)
12.3
20.0
Expert Pick %
92%
8%
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Site Projections
NumberFire
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
ECR
# 5
# 12
Best
# 3
# 4
Worst
# 16
# 31
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
7
3
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
6
4
Site Projections
scoutPRO
7
5
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
12
5
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
6
5
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
5
6
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
7
6
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
6
8
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
4
8
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
4
8
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
7
8
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
7
8
Eric Karabell
ESPN
3
8
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
9
8
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
7
9
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
5
9
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
6
9
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
4
9
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
4
9
Bill Enright
FFChamps
5
9
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
5
10
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
4
10
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
4
10
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
4
10
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
8
10
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
5
10
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
6
10
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
7
10
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
5
10
Staff Composite
ESPN
5
10
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
5
10
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
5
10
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
3
10
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
5
10
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
5
10
Jeff Paur
RTSports
4
10
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
5
10
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
5
10
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
10
11
Site Projections
NumberFire
7
11
John Paulsen
4for4.com
6
11
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
5
11
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
5
11
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
5
11
Justin Boone
The Score
6
11
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
5
11
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
4
11
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
5
11
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
4
11
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
3
11
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
4
11
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
7
11
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
8
11
Matthew Berry
ESPN
5
11
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
5
11
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
5
11
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
7
11
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
7
11
Scott Cullen
TSN
6
11
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
5
11
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5
11
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
3
12
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
8
12
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
5
12
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
4
12
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
5
12
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
5
12
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
10
12
Christopher Harris
ESPN
5
12
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
4
12
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
7
12
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
3
13
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
7
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
5
13
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
6
13
John Halpin
Fox Sports
6
13
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
16
13
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
4
13
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
4
13
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
7
13
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
10
14
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
6
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
6
14
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
9
15
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
4
15
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
9
15
Mike Krueger
FFToday
10
17
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
4
17
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
7
17
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
5
18
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
5
18
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
10
19
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
5
21
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
3
22
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
12
26
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
5
27
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
6
31
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
4
N/A
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
5
N/A
David Dodds
FootballGuys
6
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
14.1
12.6
Best
18.4
15.6
Worst
11.5
8.0
Rush Yards
72.6
63.1
Rush TDs
0.3
0.6
Receptions
4.9
3.0
Rec Yards
38.8
22.4
Rec TDs
0.2
0.0
Ave Points / Game
15.1
13.2
Total Fantasy Points
120.6
92.5
Week 8
14.8   vs. IND
10.7   vs. BAL
Week 7
20.5   vs. HOU
1.6   at IND
Week 6
10.5   at CLE
21.7   vs. CAR
Week 5
11.8   at JAC
7.2   at NE
Week 4
10.9   vs. TB
BYE  
Week 3
15.7   at CAR
17.4   vs. TEN
Week 2
10.7   at BAL
22.9   vs. ATL
Week 1
25.7   vs. CLE
11.0   at BAL
Ave Targets / Game
6.3
4.9
Total Targets
50.0
34.0
Week 8
7.0
2.0
Week 7
8.0
5.0
Week 6
6.0
5.0
Week 5
6.0
3.0
Week 4
7.0
BYE
Week 3
4.0
3.0
Week 2
5.0
6.0
Week 1
7.0
10.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Bell has a tough matchup against the Ravens 2nd ranked fantasy running back defense, but is still a RB1 regardless of matchup.
Bernard has a nice matchup against the 17th ranked fantasy running back defense of the Jaguars.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Bell is getting utilized in the same way Matt Forte does in Chicago. He is the every down back and should be considered a safe bet for 20+ touches weekly.
It's hard not to be disappointed in Bernard's play of late but things should get better with A.J. Green coming back.