Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Lamar Miller or Zac Stacy

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Lamar Miller
Lamar Miller (MIA)
at Browns
Sun, 9:00am ET
Zac Stacy - photo unavailable
Zac Stacy (STL)
vs. Cardinals
Sun, 12:25pm ET
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 19
# 60
Best
# 12
# 40
Worst
# 32
# 69
Ave Projection (?)
11.2
2.7
Best
16.0
4.4
Worst
9.2
0.6
Ave Points / Game
6.1
11.2
Total Fantasy Points
97.9
157.4
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated

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ECR
# 19
# 60
Best
# 12
# 40
Worst
# 32
# 69
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
12
N/A
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
13
64
Matt Smith
NFL.com
14
46
Dave Major
XN Sports
15
60
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
15
N/A
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
15
60
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
15
55
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
16
63
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
16
N/A
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
17
N/A
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
18
N/A
Sky Sperling
Razzball
18
56
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
18
N/A
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
18
N/A
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
18
63
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
18
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
19
66
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
19
N/A
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
19
60
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
19
60
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
19
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
19
57
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
19
N/A
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
19
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
19
N/A
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
19
58
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
19
53
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
19
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
19
58
Jeff Paur
RTSports
19
N/A
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
19
N/A
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
19
N/A
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
19
40
Adam Rank
NFL.com
19
N/A
Staff Composite
NFL.com
19
56
Matthew Berry
ESPN
19
N/A
Christopher Harris
ESPN
19
N/A
Eric Karabell
ESPN
19
N/A
Staff Composite
ESPN
19
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
19
60
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
20
58
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
20
62
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
20
65
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
20
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
20
N/A
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
20
51
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
20
N/A
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
20
N/A
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
20
N/A
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
20
59
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
20
59
Site Projections
scoutPRO
20
N/A
John Paulsen
4for4.com
20
59
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
20
N/A
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
20
63
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
20
N/A
Micah James
FFMagicMan
20
N/A
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
20
44
Justin Boone
The Score
20
54
Jason Smith
NFL.com
20
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
20
N/A
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
20
50
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
20
63
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
20
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
20
56
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
21
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
21
53
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
21
64
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
21
N/A
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
21
N/A
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
21
N/A
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
21
N/A
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
21
64
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
21
N/A
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
21
N/A
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
21
65
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
21
N/A
John Halpin
Fox Sports
21
N/A
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
21
N/A
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
21
61
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
21
N/A
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
21
N/A
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
21
56
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
21
62
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
21
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
21
67
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
21
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
21
58
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
21
59
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
21
64
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
21
66
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
21
N/A
Mike Krueger
FFToday
21
N/A
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
21
N/A
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
21
62
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
21
N/A
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
21
67
Bill Enright
FFChamps
21
N/A
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
21
59
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
21
64
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
22
N/A
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
22
56
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
22
51
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
22
N/A
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
22
63
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
22
N/A
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
22
N/A
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
22
N/A
David Dodds
FootballGuys
22
53
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
22
57
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
22
N/A
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
22
N/A
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
22
69
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
23
N/A
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
23
63
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
23
57
Scott Cullen
TSN
24
54
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
24
54
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
24
54
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
24
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
24
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
24
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
24
N/A
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
24
N/A
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
24
67
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
25
N/A
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
26
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
28
N/A
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
31
54
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
31
N/A
Site Projections
NumberFire
32
58
Ave Projection (?)
11.2
2.7
Best
16.0
4.4
Worst
9.2
0.6
Rush Yards
71
19.9
Rush TDs
0.5
0.1
Receptions
2.6
0.7
Rec Yards
18.9
3.9
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
2.2
2.9
Total Targets
35.0
35.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
I like Miller this week facing a Browns D that was just 21st against fantasy backs last year, I think he will start the season off with a good game.
 
  
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
He's getting the start against a below average Browns run defense. If he can start strong, he'll be rewarded with 3 great matchups in a row.
 
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Miami faces Buffalo twice, the Jets twice, the Colts and Saints 6 games against teams finishing in the bottom 5 of rush defense last season. With an improved offense, Miller should have a strong second season in the NFL.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Pegged to be the starter ahead of Thomas
With only Pead and Richardson to contend with he should be feature back by week 10
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Browns D is rising and his exact role is still unclear. He still has great upside to get things rolling, though.
 
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
The Dolphins love this guy, and he has everything you'd want out of a lead back: size, speed, quickness. He's just unproven.
Stacy could be useful from a fantasy perspective for his between-the-tackles ability. That bodes well for potential goal-line situations.
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
While everyone is jumping on the Lamar Miller bandwagon, you have to be semi-cautious about Daniel Thomas as of now. Daniel Thomas as a rookie showed a couple BEASTLY performances in 2011. He looked like such a Fantasy stud, owners were starting to use him as a RB#2 consistently. D-Thomas is not going away quietly, which will put the pressure on Miller to perform every week.
Even though Stacy could be the featured back a few weeks for the Rams, the path to making that happen requires a Mandatory BEAST preseason. Isiah Pead and Daryl Richardson are both ahead of Stacy on the depth chart. No reason to draft someone and just wait all season, even though he may be nothing special when he gets his chance.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Miller's value was a little squashed this preseason by the Daniel Thomas hype from the Dolphins, but it was more of a motivational ploy to keep Miller sharp than anything. He is the undisputed starter and a talented one at that. Last season the Browns ranked 23rd in rushing yards allowed and 26th in receptions allowed to running backs. Of course Daniel Thomas still may get a series or two, stupidly.