Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Julius Thomas or Rob Gronkowski

Julius Thomas
Julius Thomas DEN
at SEA  Sun, 4:25 ET
Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski NE
vs. OAK  Sun, 1:00 ET
Questionable - Knee
Expert Pick %
69%
31%
ECR
# 2
# 3
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 9
# 10
Ave Projection (?)
10.8
11.5
Best
14.1
15.1
Worst
7.4
9.4
Ave Points / Game
19.2
6.6
Total Fantasy Points
38.3
13.2
Opponent
SEA
OAK
Points Allowed (?)
6.7
7.5
Expert Pick %
69%
31%
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ECR
# 2
# 3
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 9
# 10
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
1
4
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
1
5
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
2
3
David Dodds
FootballGuys
2
4
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
2
8
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
2
5
John Halpin
Fox Sports
2
3
Mike Krueger
FFToday
2
3
Matt Smith
NFL.com
2
3
Adam Rank
NFL.com
2
3
Staff Composite
NFL.com
2
3
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
2
3
Site Projections
NumberFire
2
3
John Paulsen
4for4.com
2
3
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
2
3
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2
4
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
2
3
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
2
3
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
2
3
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
2
3
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
2
3
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
2
3
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
2
3
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
2
3
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
2
10
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
2
3
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
2
3
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
2
3
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
2
3
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
2
3
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
2
3
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
2
3
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
2
3
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
2
3
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
2
3
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2
3
Justin Boone
The Score
2
3
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
2
4
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
2
3
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2
3
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2
3
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
2
3
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
2
3
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
2
3
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
2
3
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
2
3
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
2
3
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
2
3
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
2
4
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
2
3
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
2
3
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
2
3
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
2
3
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
2
10
Bill Enright
FFChamps
2
3
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
2
3
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
2
3
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
2
3
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
2
3
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
2
3
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
2
3
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
2
3
Matthew Berry
ESPN
2
3
Christopher Harris
ESPN
2
3
Eric Karabell
ESPN
2
4
Staff Composite
ESPN
2
3
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
2
5
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
2
4
Chris Heil
ProjectRoto
2
3
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
2
6
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
2
3
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
2
3
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2
3
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
2
3
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
2
4
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
2
3
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
2
3
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
2
3
Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
2
6
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
2
3
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
2
3
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2
3
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
2
3
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
2
3
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
2
3
Micah James
FFMagicMan
2
3
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
2
3
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
2
4
Staff
Roto Analysis
2
3
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
3
2
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
3
2
Site Rankings
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3
2
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
3
2
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The Fake Football
3
2
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
3
2
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
3
2
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
3
2
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
3
2
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
3
4
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
3
2
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
3
2
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
3
2
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
3
2
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
3
2
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
3
2
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
3
2
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
3
2
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
3
2
Jeff Paur
RTSports
3
2
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
3
1
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
3
2
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
3
2
Scott Cullen
TSN
3
2
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
3
2
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
3
2
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
3
2
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
3
2
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
3
2
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
4
5
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
4
2
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
4
2
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
4
2
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
4
2
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
4
2
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
5
2
Site Projections
scoutPRO
5
2
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
5
2
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
5
2
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
5
2
Steve Olson
StatSims
6
2
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
9
4
Ave Projection (?)
10.8
11.5
Best
14.1
15.1
Worst
7.4
9.4
Receptions
5.0
4.8
Rec Yards
58.9
62.2
Rec TDs
0.8
0.9
Ave Points / Game
19.2
6.6
Total Fantasy Points
38.3
13.2
Week 2
9.9   vs. KC
3.2   at MIN
Week 1
28.4   vs. IND
10.0   at MIA
Ave Targets / Game
6.5
8.5
Total Targets
13.0
17.0
Week 2
5.0
6.0
Week 1
8.0
11.0
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Antonio Gates shredded the Seahawks last week with three touchdowns and now Orange Julius heads into town. While the Seahawks are much better at home, Thomas is great no matter where he plays. He has scored in the first two weeks this season and there is no reason not to believe that he will find the end zone once again.
Gronk has played under 40% of the Patriots' offensive snaps this season. While he is working his way back into full playing shape, we all need to temper expectations. He will always have a good look at getting a touchdown, but the catches and yards will be tough to accumulate given the number of snaps he is in.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Seattle is giving up the fourth most fantasy points to tight ends, look for Denver to involve Julius Thomas early and often.
The Raiders are 5th against fantasy tight ends, but they have not faced anyone on the same level as Gronk this year.