Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Greg Olsen or Kyle Rudolph

Greg Olsen
Greg Olsen CAR
at TB  Sun, 4:25 ET
Kyle Rudolph
Kyle Rudolph MIN
at STL  Sun, 1:00 ET
Clear Clear, 71 F, 15 mph
Expert Pick %
65%
35%
ECR
# 7
# 10
Best
# 3
# 3
Worst
# 16
# 21
Ave Projection (?)
9.1
7.5
Best
11.0
12.0
Worst
6.9
5.3
Opponent
TB
STL
Points Allowed (?)
8.0
6.0
Expert Pick %
65%
35%
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ECR
# 7
# 10
Best
# 3
# 3
Worst
# 16
# 21
Sean Beazley
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3
11
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
3
9
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
4
12
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
4
6
Maurile Tremblay
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4
9
Scott Spratt
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5
13
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
5
10
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
5
11
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
8
13
Terrance Bridgett
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5
14
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
5
7
Eric Mack
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5
9
Raju Byfield
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5
6
Kelly Smelser
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5
10
Scott Cullen
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5
12
Jeff Paur
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5
8
Eric Karabell
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5
10
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
5
12
Staff
Roto Analysis
5
8
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6
8
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6
10
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6
9
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6
7
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6
19
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6
10
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6
16
Nathan Miller
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6
14
Gene Wang
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6
9
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
6
7
Ryan Hodge
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6
12
Chris Heil
Sportable
6
3
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
6
8
Adrian Pereira
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6
11
John Paulsen
4for4.com
6
10
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
6
10
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6
9
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
6
11
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
6
11
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
6
8
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
6
5
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
6
7
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
6
11
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
6
8
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
6
10
James Hatfield
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6
13
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6
15
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Fantasy Sports LR
6
13
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6
11
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6
10
Jim McCormick
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6
10
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6
10
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6
8
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6
12
Russell Clay
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6
11
Paul Greco
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6
10
Matt De Lima
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6
10
Wayne Bretsky
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6
10
Micah James
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6
10
Nathan Jahnke
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7
11
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7
14
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7
9
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7
9
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7
8
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7
10
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7
12
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7
10
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7
10
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7
10
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7
14
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7
14
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7
8
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7
3
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8
7
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8
7
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8
9
Staff Rankings
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8
5
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8
10
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8
6
Walton Spurlin
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8
10
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8
6
John Halpin
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8
9
Matthew Berry
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8
12
Christopher Harris
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8
10
Ben Standig
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8
10
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
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8
10
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8
7
Staff Rankings
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8
5
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8
7
Nate Hodges
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9
13
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9
8
Mike Tagliere
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9
6
Andy Behrens
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9
6
Addison Witt
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9
10
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9
12
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9
16
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9
6
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9
8
Sean Koerner
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9
7
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9
7
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NFL.com
9
8
Mike Clay
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10
15
Brad Evans
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10
5
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
10
7
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
10
8
Kyle Wachtel
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10
8
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
10
7
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
10
8
Neil Parker
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10
11
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11
13
Patrick Thorman
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11
15
Jeff Boggis
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11
4
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11
5
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11
5
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11
9
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11
9
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11
7
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11
6
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11
10
Marcus Grant
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11
7
Dan Clasgens
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11
10
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11
5
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12
13
Derek Lofland
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12
20
Kevin Hanson
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12
16
Tommy Rowan
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12
5
Michael Pichan
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12
15
Jason Willan
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12
5
Tom Schriner
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12
6
Pat Fitzmaurice
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12
9
David Dodds
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12
5
Cedric Hopkins
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12
11
Mike Harmon
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13
3
Tony Mauriello
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14
5
Sigmund Bloom
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14
16
Matt Smith
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14
10
Nick Raducanu
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15
9
Davis Mattek
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15
11
Dave Richard
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16
7
Dawgmatica
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16
21
Ave Projection (?)
9.1
7.5
Best
11.0
12.0
Worst
6.9
5.3
Receptions
4.4
4.8
Rec Yards
47.5
49.3
Rec TDs
0.7
0.4
Ave Targets / Game
6.8
5.8
Total Targets
109.0
46.0
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Olsen is Cam's best weapon so he should at least get targeted quite a bit.
Rams have the LBs to mess with Rudy but he also can be a red-zone nightmare. A bit of a toss up to start week 1.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Tight ends seem to fare well against Lovie's Cover-2 scheme.
 
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Olsen is as steady as they come and QB Cam Newton is going to have to target him a ton with the lack of depth at tight end. Hopefully Cam Newton is healthy enough to target him, it is the reason Olsen is outside my Top 10.
 
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Olsen had 106 yards and a touchdown last season against the Bucs but questions surround how ready Cam Newton will be after being out of practice so long.
Norv Turnerís offense loves throwing to tight ends ... and Rudolph is their main tight end. He'll have a breakout week one in St. Louis.