Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Marcel Reece or Ryan Mathews

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Ryan Mathews
Ryan Mathews (SD)
vs. Texans
Mon, 6:20pm ET
Marcel Reece
Marcel Reece (OAK)
at Colts
Sun, 9:00am ET
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 25
# 54
Best
# 14
# 39
Worst
# 37
# 69
Ave Projection (?)
8.3
2.9
Best
10.6
4.0
Worst
7.1
1.6
Ave Points / Game
11.5
5.0
Total Fantasy Points
184.4
79.8
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated

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ECR
# 25
# 54
Best
# 14
# 39
Worst
# 37
# 69
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
25
39
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
29
41
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
28
43
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
25
43
Mike Krueger
FFToday
27
43
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
20
44
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
31
45
Sky Sperling
Razzball
25
47
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
26
49
John Paulsen
4for4.com
26
49
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
30
49
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
26
49
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
23
50
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
27
50
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
23
50
Dave Major
XN Sports
35
51
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
24
51
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
27
51
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
25
51
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
25
52
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
24
52
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
24
53
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
27
54
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
22
54
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
26
54
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
25
55
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
27
55
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
27
55
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
24
55
David Dodds
FootballGuys
23
55
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
29
55
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
27
55
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
26
56
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
30
56
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
32
56
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
29
56
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
25
56
Micah James
FFMagicMan
24
56
Justin Boone
The Score
25
56
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
28
57
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
21
57
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
25
57
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
27
57
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
24
57
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
26
57
Dan Clasgens
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26
57
Jake Ciely
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23
58
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
25
58
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
23
58
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
26
58
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
37
58
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
26
59
John Halpin
Fox Sports
25
59
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
25
59
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
32
59
Bill Enright
FFChamps
29
59
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
26
59
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
25
60
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
25
60
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
29
60
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
25
60
Taylor Smith
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25
61
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
23
61
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
23
61
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
24
61
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
20
62
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
27
62
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
26
62
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
26
63
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
27
63
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
28
65
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
14
65
Site Projections
NumberFire
30
68
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
23
69
Scott Pianowski
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21
N/A
Ross Miles
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22
N/A
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
22
N/A
Jon Collins
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22
N/A
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
22
N/A
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
22
N/A
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
23
N/A
Scott Engel
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23
N/A
Ernie Estrella
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23
N/A
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
23
N/A
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
23
N/A
Jason Smith
NFL.com
23
N/A
Eric Karabell
ESPN
23
N/A
Eric Yeomans
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24
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
24
N/A
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
24
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
24
N/A
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
24
N/A
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
24
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
24
N/A
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
24
N/A
Scott Cullen
TSN
25
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
25
N/A
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
25
N/A
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
25
N/A
Staff Composite
NFL.com
25
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
25
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
26
N/A
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
26
N/A
Christopher Harris
ESPN
26
N/A
Staff Composite
ESPN
26
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
27
N/A
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
27
N/A
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
27
N/A
Jeff Paur
RTSports
27
N/A
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
27
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
27
N/A
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
27
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
27
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
28
N/A
Site Projections
scoutPRO
28
N/A
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
29
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
29
N/A
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
29
N/A
Matt Smith
NFL.com
29
N/A
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
29
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
30
N/A
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
30
N/A
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
31
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
32
N/A
Adam Rank
NFL.com
32
N/A
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
33
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
33
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
34
N/A
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
35
N/A
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
35
N/A
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
37
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
8.3
2.9
Best
10.6
4.0
Worst
7.1
1.6
Rush Yards
59.7
9.1
Rush TDs
0.1
0
Receptions
1.9
2.3
Rec Yards
16.5
19.1
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
2.1
3.4
Total Targets
33.0
54.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Matthews has had a good preseason, but he does play a Texans D that gave up the fewest points to fantasy running backs last year.
 
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
last season Houston gave up the least amount of fantasy points to running backs in the league. They were the only team to hold Adrian Peterson to under 100 yards after week 5 and pretty much ruined his chances of breaking the rushing record. They also didn't allow one running back to top 100 yards rushing on the road. Mathews will have a tough road to how even though he has looked good in preseason.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Mathews is always hard to trust, while Texans D is top notch.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Has upside but floor makes him an RB2
 
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
As tantalizing as Mathews is considering his lack of competition in San Diego, he seems to be made of glass. He's never been able to play in more than 14 games in any of his three NFL seasons.
 
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
The Chargers lack one thing. An offensive line. When Phillip Rivers does not get time to throw, this offense does not progress. Ryan Matthews was a bit of a disappointment in 2012 as he never was 100% healthy with collarbone injuries. You should still not count Matthews out as he can easily explode for a comeback player of the year award. Watch his preseason, more importantly the offensive line.
Reece had some MONSTER High RB#2 Numbers in 2012. Now we are back in reality, and Darren McFadden is in a contract year. Look for Reece to have his occasional big moments, with little consistency.