Who Should I Start? - Week 16

Giovani Bernard or Pierre Thomas

Giovani Bernard
Giovani Bernard CIN
vs. DEN  Mon, 8:30 ET
Pierre Thomas
Pierre Thomas NO
vs. ATL  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
74%
26%
ECR
# 27
# 31
Best
# 19
# 12
Worst
# 38
# 43
Ave Projection (?)
6.7
7.0
Best
8.1
11.9
Worst
4.5
4.1
Ave Points / Game
10.8
7.6
Total Fantasy Points
118.4
75.6
Opponent
DEN
ATL
Points Allowed (?)
14.5
24.8
Expert Pick %
74%
26%
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Staff Composite
ESPN
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
Mike Krueger
FFToday
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
David Dodds
FootballGuys
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
ECR
# 27
# 31
Best
# 19
# 12
Worst
# 38
# 43
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
19
23
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
21
34
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
21
24
Site Projections
scoutPRO
22
32
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
22
23
Staff Composite
ESPN
22
33
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
22
31
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
23
36
Eric Karabell
ESPN
23
34
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
24
31
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
24
32
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
24
18
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
24
33
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
25
24
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
25
30
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
25
34
Jeff Paur
RTSports
25
37
Christopher Harris
ESPN
25
36
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
25
24
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
26
24
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
26
28
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
26
38
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
26
39
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
26
28
Matthew Berry
ESPN
26
34
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
26
32
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
27
30
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
27
28
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
27
31
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
27
35
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
27
32
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
27
32
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
27
31
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
27
32
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
28
25
John Paulsen
4for4.com
28
29
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
28
29
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
28
31
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
28
34
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
28
32
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
28
32
Justin Boone
The Score
28
35
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
28
25
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
28
35
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
28
30
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
29
38
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
29
32
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
29
32
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
29
32
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
29
35
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
29
35
Chris Heil
Sportable
29
30
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
29
12
John Halpin
Fox Sports
29
33
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
29
32
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
29
33
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
30
22
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
30
32
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
30
22
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
31
27
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
31
32
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
31
32
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
32
34
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
32
33
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
33
42
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
33
21
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
34
28
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
34
26
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
34
28
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
35
20
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
35
30
Mike Krueger
FFToday
37
35
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
38
29
David Dodds
FootballGuys
39
31
Ave Projection (?)
6.7
7.0
Best
8.1
11.9
Worst
4.5
4.1
Rush Yards
31.1
21.3
Rush TDs
0.1
0.3
Receptions
3.3
3.6
Rec Yards
26.1
30.0
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Points / Game
10.8
7.6
Total Fantasy Points
118.4
75.6
Week 15
10.3   at CLE
9.4   at CHI
Week 14
3.6   vs. PIT
5.2   vs. CAR
Week 13
5.3   at TB
3.7   at PIT
Week 12
6.7   at HOU
5.6   vs. BAL
Week 11
  at NO
  vs. CIN
Week 10
  vs. CLE
  vs. SF
Week 9
  vs. JAC
  at CAR
Week 8
10.7   vs. BAL
  vs. GB
Week 7
1.6   at IND
3.0   at DET
Week 6
21.7   vs. CAR
BYE  
Week 5
7.2   at NE
23.2   vs. TB
Week 4
BYE  
2.3   at DAL
Week 3
17.4   vs. TEN
11.1   vs. MIN
Week 2
22.9   vs. ATL
3.2   at CLE
Week 1
11.0   at BAL
8.9   at ATL
Ave Targets / Game
4.2
5.2
Total Targets
46.0
52.0
Week 15
3.0
5.0
Week 14
5.0
6.0
Week 13
1.0
4.0
Week 12
3.0
8.0
Week 11
Week 10
Week 9
Week 8
2.0
Week 7
5.0
4.0
Week 6
5.0
BYE
Week 5
3.0
10.0
Week 4
BYE
2.0
Week 3
3.0
3.0
Week 2
6.0
3.0
Week 1
10.0
7.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Bernard is a poor flex option against a Broncos D that ranks 4th against fantasy backs this year.
The Saints utilize Thomas in the screen game and he should have some chances for big plays against the poor Falcons run defense.