Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Giovani Bernard or Pierre Thomas

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19
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38
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46
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25
32
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40
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26
41
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26
44
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26
37
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45
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26
46
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26
38
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26
38
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27
38
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27
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47
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27
40
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27
31
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37
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33
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27
47
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28
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44
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29
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29
38
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29
38
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29
34
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29
43
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29
34
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29
36
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29
37
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29
35
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29
38
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29
39
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29
38
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29
48
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30
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30
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30
36
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30
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30
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30
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30
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30
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31
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31
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31
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31
42
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31
32
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31
40
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31
43
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31
38
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31
40
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31
43
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31
34
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32
38
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32
36
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32
41
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32
37
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32
38
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32
29
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32
41
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32
39
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32
42
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32
39
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32
31
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32
55
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33
38
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33
40
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33
43
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33
35
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33
41
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33
37
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33
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33
45
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34
39
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34
41
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34
39
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34
39
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34
40
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35
42
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35
39
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35
36
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35
34
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36
47
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36
41
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36
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36
41
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36
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36
39
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36
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36
48
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37
31
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37
40
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37
35
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37
39
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37
44
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38
45
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38
46
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38
47
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38
41
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38
28
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38
43
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39
44
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39
40
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39
N/A
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41
45
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41
55
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41
49
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43
39
Site Projections
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46
39
Ave Projection (?)
8.0
6.5
Best
9.0
8.1
Worst
6.0
4.0
Rush Yards
50
41.1
Rush TDs
0.1
0
Receptions
3.3
2.4
Rec Yards
26.3
19.6
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
4.4
5.3
Total Targets
71.0
84.0
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Bernard is as shifty as they come, and I'd imagine his role with the Bengals will increase as the year progresses. However, The Law Firm seems destined to get the carries in scoring situations, so that gives me some pause with Bernard.
Thomas was also pretty useless in the Saints' backfield a year ago. May want to just avoid any Saints RB not named Darren Sproles.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Bernard is the RB Cincinnati has always lacked, as he is explosive and capable of catching passes out of the backfield. We expect Bernard to have a strong shot at Rookie of the Year. FYI – Bernard is currently driving his Girlfriend’s Mom’s tan mini-van to training camp. Look for that to change soon.
 
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
I do not think the Law Firm is going to have much luck running up the middle of the Bears D, but I think Bernard could give them some problems on the outside and in the passing game.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Not the ideal matchup for your NFL debut.
 
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Bernard faces a tough defense on the road for his NFL debut. The Bears ranked 4th best in fantasy points given up to running backs last season and Bernard will split carries with Green-Ellis to start the season. It's tough to know exactly how much work he'll get so I'm shying away.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Will start season in timeshare before becoming clear lead back; too talented to leave BJGE on field
Solid flex appeal with bye-week filler floor; role depends on how impressive a finally healthy Ingram looks
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
If you want to make a strong play in your draft, go for Bernard before Green-Ellis is off the board. The Bengals need Bernard to make them an electric offense like they know they can be. Bernard brings that Reggie Bush "X" Factor to the team if he gets going, while I will not compare him to Reggie now. He could be something special in the consistent Darren Sproles range.
Pierre is a great RB on the wrong offense. Thomas has 80 Yards/1 TD with a handful of receptions written all over him. Though those numbers are hard to come by when you have to compete with Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles itching for PT every single snap.