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Giovani Bernard or Pierre Thomas (2014)

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Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 10
# 32
Best
# 6
# 16
Worst
# 26
# 55
Ave Projection (?)
12.2
8.2
Best
17.0
11.5
Worst
10.0
5.0
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
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ECR
# 10
# 32
Best
# 6
# 16
Worst
# 26
# 55
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
6
26
Adam Rank
NFL.com
6
55
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
6
37
Jeff Paur
RTSports
6
37
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
7
49
Bill Enright
FFChamps
7
29
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
7
30
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
7
31
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
7
39
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
7
32
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
8
43
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
8
34
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
8
30
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
8
35
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
8
34
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
8
34
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
8
30
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
8
29
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
9
32
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
9
31
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
9
34
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
9
30
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
9
25
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
9
25
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
9
33
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
9
31
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
9
43
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
9
32
Chris Heil
Sportable
9
28
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
9
30
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
9
30
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
12
34
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The Washington Post
9
33
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
9
27
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
9
32
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
9
31
Sean Koerner
STATS
9
36
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
10
36
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
10
30
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
10
29
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
10
30
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Yahoo! Sports
10
34
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
10
29
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Gridiron Experts
10
31
Jason Willan
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10
21
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10
33
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NFL.com
10
39
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10
45
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10
32
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10
50
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10
32
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FootballGuys
10
35
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10
35
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10
21
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The Football Girl
10
30
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10
39
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10
28
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10
28
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10
30
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10
31
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10
34
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10
31
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11
36
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11
30
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EDSFootball
11
29
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11
33
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11
29
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11
33
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11
31
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Gridiron Experts
11
31
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
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11
38
Matthew Hill
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11
34
Kyle Wachtel
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11
31
Michael Pichan
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11
28
Justin Boone
The Score
11
29
Seth Klein
Razzball
11
32
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
11
33
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
11
29
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DavidGonos.com
11
29
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
11
28
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
11
33
Matthew Berry
ESPN
11
29
Brent Namejko
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11
25
Adrian Pereira
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11
31
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
11
33
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
11
33
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
11
50
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
11
31
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
11
33
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
11
30
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
11
37
Cory Bonini
USA Today
11
30
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
12
29
Addison Witt
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12
26
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The NY Times
12
29
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12
37
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FootballGuys
12
22
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4for4.com
12
31
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Fox Sports
12
27
Doug Orth
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12
34
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FFToday
12
32
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12
29
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XN Sports
12
20
Tom Poisal
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12
41
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12
25
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12
30
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12
29
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Roto Analysis
12
31
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12
38
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13
40
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13
38
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13
30
Kelly Smelser
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13
30
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13
26
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Roto Rankings
13
30
Mike Krueger
FFToday
13
38
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
13
31
Eric Karabell
ESPN
13
32
Jim McCormick
ESPN
13
25
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
13
32
Russell Clay
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13
23
Wayne Bretsky
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13
30
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
13
30
Steve Olson
StatSims
13
16
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
14
36
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
14
31
Christopher Harris
ESPN
14
38
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
14
40
Raju Byfield
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14
42
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
14
32
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
14
35

14
32
Staff Rankings
ESPN
14
31
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
14
31
Dave Major
XN Sports
14
N/A
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
14
28
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
15
36
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
15
35
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
15
36
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
15
31
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
15
42
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
15
31
Scott Cullen
TSN
15
42
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
16
37
Micah James
FFMagicMan
16
31
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
16
27
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
16
33
Matt Smith
NFL.com
17
43
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
19
37
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
26
22
Ave Projection (?)
12.2
8.2
Best
17.0
11.5
Worst
10.0
5.0
Rush Yards
59.2
31.1
Rush TDs
0.4
0.1
Receptions
4.4
4.3
Rec Yards
35.5
32.8
Rec TDs
0.1
0.2
Ave Targets / Game
4.4
5.3
Total Targets
71.0
84.0
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.
On the positive side, he had 147 rushes for 549 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 77 receptions for 513 yards and three touchdowns. The negative is he turns 30-years old in December and is in the last year of his contract. The Saints pass the ball a ton, Thomas will have RB3 value, even if he does not lead the team in carries.
  
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.
Thomas is the only running back now in New Orleans that will see multiple targets per game and he will make good use of them.
  
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.
 
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
He'll be worth a first-round pick even if touch volume increases only slightly.
May well be the Saints' best RB, but he's destined to be a committee member.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Gio is very much on the rise. There is tons to love about his game and role for 2014.
Role has taken a hit and is in full blown RBBC.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
With the system in place from Hue Jackson, Bernard has the most to gain. Expect big things from Gio this season.
These darn New Orleans RB's are going to continue to drive fantasy owners up-the-wall. Don't touch them unless the value is great. They will once again be splitting time on any given Sunday.
  
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.
Better PPR option as he'll operate almost exclusively as the passing down back.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Out with the old and in with the new in Cincy! Many people may not recognize that Bernard didnít 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 Ė Bernard had 56 Receptions in 2013, which was 8th amongst RBís)
Pierre Thomas has never had more than 150 Rushing Attempts in a Season, he has only once accumulated over 700 Rushing Yards and will not light up the scoreboard with TDís for fantasy owners. With Darren Sproles out of town, there will be a level of consistency associated with his 77 Receptions from last season. Thomasí numbers are balanced between rushing and receiving yards, but he is a much better option in PPR Leagues due to the uptempo NOLA Offense and the receptions that he grabs as benefactor to that aerial assault.
  
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.
Pierre Thomas saw 77 receptions last season and should approach that number again with Darren Sproles out of town. Some believe Mark Ingram will finally get feature back looks but Thomas will remain a fantasy asset regardless of how Ingram performs this season due to Thomasí superior hands out of the backfield.