Who Should I Start? - Week 1

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Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 26
# 72
Best
# 14
# 44
Worst
# 37
# 96
Ave Projection (?)
8.3
1.9
Best
10.6
2.7
Worst
7.1
0.2
Ave Points / Game
11.5
2.9
Total Fantasy Points
184.4
34.5
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
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ECR
# 26
# 72
Best
# 14
# 44
Worst
# 37
# 96
Matt Smith
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29
44
Taylor Smith
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25
49
Micah James
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24
49
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25
51
KJ
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22
52
Staff Rankings
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24
52
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
37
53
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
24
54
Site Projections
NumberFire
30
56
Mike Krueger
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27
56
Greg Smith
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27
58
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
23
58
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
32
58
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
20
59
Nick Vertucci
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30
59
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
27
59
Scott Cullen
TSN
25
60
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
32
60
Ben Standig
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25
60
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
25
60
Bill Enright
FFChamps
29
60
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
25
61
Adam Pfeifer
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29
61
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
21
61
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
27
61
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
27
62
Staff
Roto Analysis
27
62
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
25
63
Eddie Cooley
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28
63
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FootballGuys
23
63
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
22
63
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
28
65
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
24
65
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
23
65
Ryan Hodge
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23
66
Steve Wyremski
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14
66
Justin Boone
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25
66
Raju Byfield
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27
66
Dave Major
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35
67
Jeff Brubach
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25
67
Nick Raducanu
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26
68
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30
68
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26
68
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27
70
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25
70
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26
71
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26
72
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25
73
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23
73
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24
74
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26
96
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20
N/A
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21
N/A
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22
N/A
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22
N/A
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22
N/A
Rich Arleo
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22
N/A
Brad Evans
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23
N/A
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Yahoo! Sports
23
N/A
Scott Engel
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23
N/A
Jake Ciely
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23
N/A
Marc Caviglia
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23
N/A
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
23
N/A
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
23
N/A
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
23
N/A
Jason Smith
NFL.com
23
N/A
Eric Karabell
ESPN
23
N/A
Eric Yeomans
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24
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
24
N/A
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
24
N/A
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
24
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
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24
N/A
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
24
N/A
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
24
N/A
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
24
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
24
N/A
Scott Whitfield
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24
N/A
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25
N/A
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25
N/A
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25
N/A
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25
N/A
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25
N/A
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25
N/A
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25
N/A
Mike Tagliere
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25
N/A
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25
N/A
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25
N/A
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25
N/A
Brandon Funston
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26
N/A
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26
N/A
Chet Gresham
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26
N/A
Sean Morris
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26
N/A
Ryan Hester
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26
N/A
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26
N/A
Dan Clasgens
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26
N/A
Christopher Harris
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26
N/A
Staff Composite
ESPN
26
N/A
Michael Pichan
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26
N/A
Joseph Dolan
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26
N/A
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27
N/A
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27
N/A
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27
N/A
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27
N/A
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27
N/A
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27
N/A
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27
N/A
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27
N/A
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27
N/A
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27
N/A
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27
N/A
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28
N/A
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28
N/A
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28
N/A
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29
N/A
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29
N/A
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29
N/A
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29
N/A
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29
N/A
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29
N/A
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29
N/A
Brent Namejko
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30
N/A
Joel Beall
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30
N/A
Derek Lofland
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31
N/A
Nathan Zegura
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31
N/A
Dave Richard
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32
N/A
Adam Rank
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32
N/A
Staff Rankings
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33
N/A
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33
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
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34
N/A
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35
N/A
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35
N/A
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37
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
8.3
1.9
Best
10.6
2.7
Worst
7.1
0.2
Rush Yards
59.7
13.2
Rush TDs
0.1
0
Receptions
1.9
0.7
Rec Yards
16.5
4.6
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
2.1
0.9
Total Targets
33.0
10.0
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
As tantalizing as Mathews is considering his lack of competition in San Diego, he seems to be made of glass. He's never been able to play in more than 14 games in any of his three NFL seasons.
Randle has reportedly been rather unimpressive in training camp thus far, so he may not even have the No. 2 job behind DeMarco Murray if Lance Dunbar continues to excel.
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
The Chargers lack one thing. An offensive line. When Phillip Rivers does not get time to throw, this offense does not progress. Ryan Matthews was a bit of a disappointment in 2012 as he never was 100% healthy with collarbone injuries. You should still not count Matthews out as he can easily explode for a comeback player of the year award. Watch his preseason, more importantly the offensive line.
Randle has some nice upside, but he is never going to see the field unless DeMarcco Murray goes down. Murray does have an injury history, so do not be too surprised to Randle get his opportunities here and there. He has some nice explosion which could be similar to Felix Jones circa 2010.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Mathews is always hard to trust, while Texans D is top notch.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Has upside but floor makes him an RB2
 
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
last season Houston gave up the least amount of fantasy points to running backs in the league. They were the only team to hold Adrian Peterson to under 100 yards after week 5 and pretty much ruined his chances of breaking the rushing record. They also didn't allow one running back to top 100 yards rushing on the road. Mathews will have a tough road to how even though he has looked good in preseason.
 
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Matthews has had a good preseason, but he does play a Texans D that gave up the fewest points to fantasy running backs last year.