Who Should I Draft?

Joseph Randle or Ryan Mathews (2014)

Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 16
# 59
Best
# 7
# 30
Worst
# 28
# 107
Ave Projection (?)
9.8
0.7
Best
15.0
1.3
Worst
5.9
0.0
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Steve Olson
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# 16
# 59
Best
# 7
# 30
Worst
# 28
# 107
Steve Olson
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11
30
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
23
49
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
19
49
Ryan Noonan
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19
65
Russell Clay
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9
65
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
17
66
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
22
66
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
17
66
Matthew Berry
ESPN
26
67
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
16
68
Doug Orth
FFToday
28
69
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
25
69
Cory Bonini
USA Today
17
69
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
16
70
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
16
70
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
21
72
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
17
73
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Fantasy Football Cafe
20
75
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15
76
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19
76
Bryan Fontaine
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17
78
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17
78
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20
79
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
21
79
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Fantasy Six Pack
19
80
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23
81
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23
81
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17
81
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17
81
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15
81
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20
82
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ESPN
15
83
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16
83
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
17
83
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13
84
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16
87
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26
89
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21
90
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18
90
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7
90
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17
91
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19
93

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15
96
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17
96
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23
100
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18
107
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16
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16
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16
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16
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16
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17
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17
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18
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18
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18
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18
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19
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19
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21
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21
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21
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21
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21
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21
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21
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22
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22
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22
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22
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23
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23
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23
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23
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23
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23
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23
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24
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24
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24
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25
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25
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
9.8
0.7
Best
15.0
1.3
Worst
5.9
0.0
Rush Yards
65.4
3.7
Rush TDs
0.3
0.0
Receptions
2.0
0.2
Rec Yards
15.3
1.9
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
2.1
2.0
Total Targets
33.0
10.0
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Set career-highs in carries (285), games played (16) and yards (1255) in 2013.
 
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Mathews had a surprising season with 1,444 yards from scrimmage and seven total touchdowns, making him the 12th ranked fantasy back in 2013. An awful injury history makes me skeptical that he will repeat that in 2014, but the Chargers offense is on the rise and he has a boatload of talent. The signing of free agent RB Donald Brown could also zap his fantasy upside.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Ryan Mathews rumbled his way to a post-hype breakout last season and should see 250 plus touches though he will lose work on valuable passing downs.
Joseph Randle has some talent but Lance Dunbar looks to be the number two back in Dallas meaning he won't have fantasy value unless DeMarco Murray gets hurt again.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Mathews talked about there being a 3 headed monster in the backfield, which must have scared him since he fumbled at the goal line in their first preseason game. I still like him in a run first offense, but his upside is limited.
 
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Productive when healthy, and he actually stayed healthy last season.
Hasn't shown much potential thus far.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
He is such a risky pick due to his injury history. He has upside, but don't draft him too early.
 
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
“Ryan is as tough as a runner as I’ve been around,” says Chargers OC Frank Reich. “He’s just a physically dominating runner. And he brings a physical presence to the game, which we love. The offensive line senses it, and they love blocking for him because of his physicality.” Mathews is clearly the workhorse back in a heavy run Offensive Scheme, however, the addition of RBs Donald Brown and Marion Grice will reduce Mathews early season workload. Mathews ran the ball over 26 times per game the last 4 games of the season last year which resulted in his poor playoff performance. This season, the Chargers take on 5 teams that rank below 20th in the league against the Run.
 
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Ryan Mathews proved to the fantasy community that he can be the player everyone thought he could be. It only took a few years and countless tears from fantasy owners. All signs point to good things... but you know the risk is still there.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Mathews might suddenly be one of the most underrated RBs in the league. Odd how that worked out.