Who Should I Start? - Week 8

Julius Thomas or Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski NE
vs. CHI  Sun, 1:00 ET
Julius Thomas
Julius Thomas DEN
vs. SD  Thu, 8:25 ET
Expert Pick %
56%
44%
ECR
# 1
# 2
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 4
# 6
Ave Projection (?)
12.2
11.6
Best
14.7
14.4
Worst
9.1
9.4
Ave Points / Game
9.3
14.1
Total Fantasy Points
64.9
84.4
Opponent
CHI
SD
Points Allowed (?)
8.9
4.7
Expert Pick %
56%
44%
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 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
ECR
# 1
# 2
Best
# 1
# 1
Worst
# 4
# 6
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
2
1
Matt Smith
NFL.com
3
1
Adam Rank
NFL.com
2
1
Staff Composite
NFL.com
2
1
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
2
1
John Paulsen
4for4.com
2
1
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
2
1
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
2
1
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2
1
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
2
1
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
2
1
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
2
1
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
2
1
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
2
1
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
2
1
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
2
1
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
2
1
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
2
1
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
3
1
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
2
1
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
3
1
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
2
1
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
2
1
Justin Boone
The Score
2
1
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
2
1
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
2
1
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2
1
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
2
1
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2
1
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
2
1
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
3
1
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
2
1
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
3
1
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
2
1
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
2
1
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
3
1
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
2
1
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
2
1
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
2
1
Jeff Paur
RTSports
2
1
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
2
1
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2
1
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
3
1
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
2
1
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
2
1
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
2
1
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
2
1
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
4
1
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
3
1
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
2
1
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
2
1
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
4
1
Bill Enright
FFChamps
2
1
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
2
1
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
2
1
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
1
2
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
1
2
David Dodds
FootballGuys
1
2
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
1
2
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
1
2
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
1
2
Mike Krueger
FFToday
1
2
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
3
2
Site Projections
NumberFire
1
2
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
1
2
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
1
2
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
1
2
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1
2
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
1
2
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
1
2
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
1
2
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
1
2
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
1
2
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
1
2
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
1
2
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
1
2
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
1
2
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
1
2
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
1
2
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
1
2
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
1
2
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
5
2
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
1
2
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
3
2
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
1
2
Dave Major
XN Sports
1
2
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
1
2
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
1
2
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
1
2
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
1
2
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
1
2
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
1
2
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
1
2
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
1
2
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
1
2
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
1
2
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
1
2
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
1
2
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
1
2
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
1
2
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
1
2
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
1
2
Scott Cullen
TSN
1
2
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
1
2
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
1
2
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
1
2
Steve Olson
StatSims
4
2
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
2
3
Site Projections
scoutPRO
1
3
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
1
3
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
1
3
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
1
3
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
1
3
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
2
3
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
1
3
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
1
3
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
2
3
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
1
3
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
2
3
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
1
3
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
1
3
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
1
3
John Halpin
Fox Sports
1
4
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
2
4
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
1
5
Staff
Roto Analysis
1
5
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
1
6
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
1
6
Matthew Berry
ESPN
1
N/A
Christopher Harris
ESPN
1
N/A
Eric Karabell
ESPN
1
N/A
Staff Composite
ESPN
1
N/A
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
2
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
12.2
11.6
Best
14.7
14.4
Worst
9.1
9.4
Receptions
6.0
5.2
Rec Yards
73.2
61.0
Rec TDs
0.8
0.9
Ave Points / Game
9.3
14.1
Total Fantasy Points
64.9
84.4
Week 7
6.8   vs. NYJ
2.7   vs. SF
Week 6
9.4   at BUF
17.1   at NYJ
Week 5
16.0   vs. CIN
18.6   vs. ARI
Week 4
9.1   at KC
BYE  
Week 3
10.4   vs. OAK
7.7   at SEA
Week 2
3.2   at MIN
9.9   vs. KC
Week 1
10.0   at MIA
28.4   vs. IND
Ave Targets / Game
8.0
6.0
Total Targets
56.0
42.0
Week 7
10.0
6.0
Week 6
9.0
6.0
Week 5
11.0
7.0
Week 4
3.0
BYE
Week 3
6.0
4.0
Week 2
6.0
5.0
Week 1
11.0
8.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Chicago Bears are just 20th against fantasy tight ends and the Patriots should benefit from having a longer rest having played the Jets last Thursday Night.
Thomas is the top tight end regardless of matchup, however the Chargers rank 2nd against fantasy tight ends.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Chicago not good against TEs and he's at home. Due for a big game, too.