Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Michael Crabtree or Torrey Smith

Michael Crabtree
Michael Crabtree OAK
at NYJ  Sun, 1:00 ET
Chance of a Thunderstorm Chance of a Thunderstorm, 69 F, 7 mph
Torrey Smith
Torrey Smith SF
at DAL  Sun, 4:25 ET
Clear Clear, 59 F, 11 mph
Expert Pick %
80%
20%
ECR
# 16
# 24
Best
# 3
# 10
Worst
# 52
# 44
Ave Projection (?)
11.7
9.7
Best
14.8
13.0
Worst
8.0
7.1
Opponent
NYJ
DAL
Points Allowed (?)
24.5
25.3
Expert Pick %
80%
20%
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
Staff
Roto Analysis
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
David Dodds
FootballGuys
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
Sean Koerner
STATS
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 Chris Heil
Sportable
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Seth Klein
Razzball
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
ECR
# 16
# 24
Best
# 3
# 10
Worst
# 52
# 44
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
3
24
Matt Smith
NFL.com
5
29
Bill Enright
FFChamps
7
31
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
7
22
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
7
22
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
7
21
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
8
26
John Halpin
Fox Sports
8
19
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
19
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
9
19
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
9
15
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
9
18
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
9
37
Site Projections
scoutPRO
9
31
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
9
21
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
9
27
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
9
23
Adam Rank
NFL.com
9
27
Staff Composite
NFL.com
9
29
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
10
24
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
10
23
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
10
25
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
10
21
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
10
33
Chris Heil
Sportable
11
31
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
11
15
Matthew Berry
ESPN
11
19
Christopher Harris
ESPN
11
22
Staff Composite
ESPN
11
21
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
11
27
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
12
17
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
12
23
Dave Major
XN Sports
12
20
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
12
29
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
12
27
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
12
23
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
12
17
Mike Krueger
FFToday
12
16
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
12
19
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
12
23
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
13
27
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
13
23
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
13
28
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
13
17
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
13
24
Jim McCormick
ESPN
13
22
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
13
22
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
14
30
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
14
19
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
14
24
Scott Cullen
TSN
14
24
Jeff Paur
RTSports
14
22
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
14
26
Micah James
FFMagicMan
14
26
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
15
22
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
15
26
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
15
26
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
15
34
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
15
20
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
15
18
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
15
22
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
15
25
Eric Karabell
ESPN
15
26
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
15
23
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
15
17
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
16
23
Seth Klein
Razzball
16
22
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
16
25
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
16
22
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
16
24
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
17
22
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
17
23
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
17
23
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
17
21
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
17
22
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
17
18
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
17
22
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
17
22
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
17
29
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
17
44
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
17
25
Staff
Roto Analysis
17
16
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
17
26
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
18
17
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
18
23
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
18
34
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
22
24
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
18
26
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
19
25
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
19
24
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
19
22
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
20
22
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
20
17
Site Projections
numberFire
20
21
John Paulsen
4for4.com
20
29
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
20
28
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
20
21
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
20
27
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
21
15
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
21
25
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
21
22
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
21
29
Justin Boone
The Score
21
25
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
21
32
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
22
16
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
22
23
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
22
25
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
22
21
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
22
25
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
22
24
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
22
15
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
23
24
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
23
22
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
24
22
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
25
21
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
25
20
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
25
29
David Dodds
FootballGuys
25
20
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
26
29
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
26
29
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
26
10
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
27
19
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
28
21
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
28
22
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
28
27
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
28
11
Sean Koerner
STATS
28
21
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
29
32
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
31
41
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
31
17
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
32
21
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
33
20
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
33
39
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
35
17
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
36
31
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
37
17
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
38
23
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
52
17
Ave Projection (?)
11.7
9.7
Best
14.8
13.0
Worst
8.0
7.1
Receptions
5.2
4.5
Rec Yards
71.9
62.0
Rec TDs
0.8
0.6
Ave Targets / Game
6.6
8.7
Total Targets
33.0
139.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Crabtree is a great play this week against an overwhelmed Dallas secondary. The 49ers shaky offense is a big reason I do not have him in my Top 10.
Smith plays a Bengals D that was 10th against fantasy receivers. In 2 games against the Bengals last year, he had just 8 receptions for 73 yards and 1 touchdown. His big play ability keeps him as a WR3.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Crabtree has a minor injury but if good to go is a nice play against a bad Cowboys defense.
Smith's role expected to expand but I don't love the matchup.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Owners of Crabtree will need to verify his status for Sunday. He did not practice Wednesday due to a calf injury. When Crabtree is a full-go he is a difference maker but don't expect a full season of it.