Who Should I Draft (PPR)?

Giovani Bernard or Trent Richardson (2014)

Trent Richardson
Trent Richardson IND

Suspended - Suspension
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
ECR
# 8
# 29
Best
# 3
# 10
Worst
# 22
# 54
Ave Projection (?)
16.6
10.0
Best
21.4
15.3
Worst
14.4
7.2
Expert Pick %
98%
2%
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ECR
# 8
# 29
Best
# 3
# 10
Worst
# 22
# 54
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
3
25
Bill Enright
FFChamps
3
38
Jeff Paur
RTSports
3
29
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
4
34
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
4
31
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
4
33
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
4
38
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
5
27
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
5
41
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
5
34
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
5
19
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
5
25
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
5
34
Adam Rank
NFL.com
6
29
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
6
30
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
6
26
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
6
25
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
6
21
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
6
28
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
6
29
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
6
35
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
6
36
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
6
37
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
11
32
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
6
28
Seth Klein
Razzball
6
33
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
6
28
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
6
29
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
7
26
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
7
38
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
7
33
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
7
27
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
7
29
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
7
33
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
7
33
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
7
31
Sean Koerner
STATS
7
28
Matt Smith
NFL.com
8
30
Staff Composite
NFL.com
8
30
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
8
31
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
8
32
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
8
33
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
8
23
David Dodds
FootballGuys
8
31
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
8
38
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
8
28
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
8
33
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
8
30
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XN Sports
8
33
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
8
28
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
8
39
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The Fantasy Fix
8
20
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8
30
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The Washington Post
8
25
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Breaking Football
8
31
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Fantasy Team Advice
9
49
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EDSFootball
9
44
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FootballGuys
9
34
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Forensic Fantasy
9
24
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
9
25
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
9
28
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
9
24
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
9
35
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
9
54
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
9
28
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
9
37
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
9
30
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
10
46
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
10
27
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
10
32
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
10
29
Staff Rankings
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10
28
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
10
24
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
10
24
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
10
35
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
10
39
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
10
37
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
10
49
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
10
33
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
10
38
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
10
29
Doug Orth
FFToday
10
27
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
10
29
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
10
13
Cory Bonini
USA Today
10
39
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
11
34
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
11
34
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
11
37
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
11
38
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
11
32
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
11
31
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
11
27
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
11
39
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
11
27
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
11
34
John Halpin
Fox Sports
11
31
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
12
34
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
12
28
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
12
29
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
12
29
Justin Boone
The Score
12
36
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
12
32
Micah James
FFMagicMan
12
20
Staff Rankings
ESPN
12
18
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
12
28
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
12
31
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
12
10
Steve Olson
StatSims
12
51
Jason Smith
NFL.com
13
29
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
13
36
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
13
27
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
13
30
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
13
33
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
13
34
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
13
28
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
13
34
Dave Major
XN Sports
14
43
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
14
30
Jim McCormick
ESPN
15
47
Scott Cullen
TSN
15
32
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
16
37
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
22
19
Ave Projection (?)
16.6
10.0
Best
21.4
15.3
Worst
14.4
7.2
Rush Yards
59.2
44.3
Rush TDs
0.4
0.3
Receptions
4.4
2.1
Rec Yards
35.5
18.0
Rec TDs
0.1
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
4.4
3.3
Total Targets
71.0
52.0
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!
 
  
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.
Trent Richardson was as disappointing as any fantasy player in the NFL in 2013, but he is in a great offense and with Donald Brown in San Diego, Richardson will have every chance to rebound in 2014.
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
 
will have plenty of opportunities
  
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.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Gio is very much on the rise. There is tons to love about his game and role for 2014.
I have lost all faith in Trent Richardson.
  
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.
Do you like to gamble for a player with upside? Richardson had a horrible 2013, but I would love to gamble on Richardson as an RB with only Ballard and Bradshaw behind him.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
He'll be worth a first-round pick even if touch volume increases only slightly.
Getting harder to maintain optimism; his suckage might be permanent.
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
No competition and a year to learn the playbook, I'm actually buying the '3 down back' speak the Colts are putting out there.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Out with the old and in with the new in Cincy! Many people may not recognize that Bernard didn’t 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 – Bernard had 56 Receptions in 2013, which was 8th amongst RB’s)
Richardson will be given a short leash in INDI this season. Both fantasy owners and the Colts organization are grabbing anything they can to point the blame at Richardson’s awful 2013 performance. Ironically, Indi has shifted media attention from Richardson lacking instinct to him not being completely comfortable or understanding the offense after being traded. Pagano said he wants a “bellcow” back this year in Indi as Richardson looks to reclaim his 3rd overall pick value. Indi has casted early support on Richardson and he will get every opportunity to produce. Consider Richardson a RB3 in 2014.
  
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.
Trent Richardson should see enough volume to be a solid RB2 option with RB1 upside this season and should see the biggest lanes of his career with the Colts wide array of weapons at wideout and tight end. He could turn out to be a draft day steal.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
With the system in place from Hue Jackson, Bernard has the most to gain. Expect big things from Gio this season.
Now that Vic Ballard is lost for the season to a torn ACL, T-Rich has one less back to worry about during camp. His main competition is veteran Ahmad Bradshaw who, if healthy, is a talented capable runner.
  
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.