Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Julius Thomas or Rob Gronkowski

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Julius Thomas
Julius Thomas DEN
vs. IND  Sun, 8:30 ET
Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski NE
at MIA  Sun, 1:00 ET
Questionable - Knee
Expert Pick %
61%
39%
ECR
# 2
# 3
Best
# 2
# 2
Worst
# 4
# 7
Ave Projection (?)
158.2
150.9
Best
164.3
162.3
Worst
155.5
128.7
Opponent
IND
MIA
Points Allowed (?)
6.6
9.2
Ave Projection (?)
158.2
150.9
Best
164.3
162.3
Worst
155.5
128.7
Receptions
76.2
69.6
Rec Yards
937.8
938.5
Rec TDs
10.9
9.5
Ave Targets / Game
5.6
6.6
Total Targets
90.0
66.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Colts were the 4th ranked fantasy tight end defense last year, but I think that flies out the window with the suspension of DE Robert Mathis. I really question if the Colts will be able to generate a pass rush and if they cannot, Manning can find any target.
Gronk appears to be healthy headed into the season and when he is healthy, he is a target machine. Confidently start him this week in Miami, the Dolphins allowed the fifth most points to fantasy tight ends last year.