Who Should I Start? - Week 9

Julian Edelman or Wes Welker

Julian Edelman
Julian Edelman NE
vs. DEN  Sun, 4:25 ET
Wes Welker
Wes Welker DEN
at NE  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
87%
13%
ECR
# 27
# 39
Best
# 11
# 13
Worst
# 52
# 63
Ave Projection (?)
8.1
5.7
Best
9.9
7.7
Worst
6.4
2.1
Ave Points / Game
7.3
4.8
Total Fantasy Points
58.0
24.1
Opponent
DEN
NE
Points Allowed (?)
19.3
15.9
Expert Pick %
87%
13%
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ECR
# 27
# 39
Best
# 11
# 13
Worst
# 52
# 63
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
27
Site Projections
scoutPRO
10
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
11
63
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
11
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
11
46
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
12
54
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
12
29
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
12
30
Christopher Harris
ESPN
14
36
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
14
27
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
14
43
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
15
38
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
16
39
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
18
20
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
18
44
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
19
39
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
19
40
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
19
39
Bill Enright
FFChamps
19
34
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
19
47
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
20
36
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
20
29
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
20
42
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
20
44
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
21
32
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
21
42
Eric Karabell
ESPN
22
32
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
23
37
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
23
38
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
24
27
Staff Composite
ESPN
24
37
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
24
51
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
24
45
Site Projections
NumberFire
25
42
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
25
23
Justin Boone
The Score
25
46
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
25
33
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
25
32
John Halpin
Fox Sports
25
45
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
25
46
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
25
35
Matt Smith
NFL.com
26
39
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
26
50
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
26
39
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
26
39
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
26
34
Mike Krueger
FFToday
27
37
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
27
37
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
27
36
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
27
44
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
27
40
Staff Composite
NFL.com
28
35
John Paulsen
4for4.com
28
44
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
28
39
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
28
53
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
28
52
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
28
39
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
28
36
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
28
37
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
28
37
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
28
47
Micah James
FFMagicMan
28
39
Adam Rank
NFL.com
29
20
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
29
49
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
29
36
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
29
36
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
29
40
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
29
38
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
29
35
Dave Major
XN Sports
29
40
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
29
42
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
29
40
Scott Cullen
TSN
29
42
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
29
40
Staff
Roto Analysis
29
40
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
29
40
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
29
34
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
30
29
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
30
20
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
30
37
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
30
32
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
30
45
Matthew Berry
ESPN
30
46
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
30
37
Jeff Paur
RTSports
30
36
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
30
37
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
30
47
Chris Heil
Sportable
30
42
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
30
41
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
30
40
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
31
38
David Dodds
FootballGuys
31
43
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
31
33
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
31
36
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
31
35
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
31
42
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
31
35
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
31
35
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
31
34
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
31
43
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
31
34
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
31
39
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
32
52
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
32
30
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
32
37
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
32
48
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
33
49
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
33
44
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
33
47
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
33
37
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
33
41
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
33
29
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
33
41
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
34
63
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
34
42
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
35
53
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
35
43
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
36
44
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
37
47
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
38
32
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
38
48
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
39
42
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
40
35
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
41
33
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
41
50
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
41
32
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
42
54
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
43
26
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
43
39
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
43
32
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
49
38
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
49
41
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
50
35
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
52
13
Ave Projection (?)
8.1
5.7
Best
9.9
7.7
Worst
6.4
2.1
Receptions
6.2
3.8
Rec Yards
68.4
41.1
Rec TDs
0.2
0.3
Ave Points / Game
7.3
4.8
Total Fantasy Points
58.0
24.1
Week 8
1.4   vs. CHI
0.5   vs. SD
Week 7
5.2   vs. NYJ
11.0   vs. SF
Week 6
10.1   at BUF
0.8   at NYJ
Week 5
3.5   vs. CIN
5.8   vs. ARI
Week 4
2.3   at KC
BYE  
Week 3
8.9   vs. OAK
6.0   at SEA
Week 2
15.0   at MIN
  vs. KC
Week 1
11.6   at MIA
  vs. IND
Ave Targets / Game
8.6
4.8
Total Targets
69.0
24.0
Week 8
4.0
2.0
Week 7
9.0
3.0
Week 6
12.0
1.0
Week 5
8.0
9.0
Week 4
8.0
BYE
Week 3
13.0
9.0
Week 2
7.0
Week 1
8.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Edelman has lost steam in the last month with the emergence of LaFell, but I still think he has low WR2 to high WR3 value in a game that figures to be a shootout.