Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Mikel Leshoure or Ryan Mathews

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Ryan Mathews
Ryan Mathews

vs. Texans
Mon, 9 pm EST

Mikel Leshoure
Mikel Leshoure

vs. Vikings
Sun, 12 pm EST

Expert Pick %
100%
0%
ECR
# 26
# 55
Best
# 14
# 35
Worst
# 37
# 75
Ave Projection (?)
8.3
3.1
Best
10.6
6.7
Worst
7.1
1.7
Ave Points / Game
11.5
0.3
Total Fantasy Points
184.4
0.9
Opponent
HOU
MIN
Points Allowed (?)
12.7
16.3
Expert Pick %
100%
0%
 Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports

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ECR
# 26
# 55
Best
# 14
# 35
Worst
# 37
# 75
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
31
35
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
30
39
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
27
40
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
37
40
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
27
40
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
25
43
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
27
43
John Halpin
Fox Sports
25
45
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
25
45
Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
20
46
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
23
46
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
22
46
Eric Karabell
ESPN
23
46
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
27
46
Matthew Berry
ESPN
24
47
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
28
49
Scott Cullen
TSN
25
49
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
25
49
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
24
49
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
14
49
Staff Composite
ESPN
26
49
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
28
50
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
24
50
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
29
50
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
25
50
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
25
50
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
23
51
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
28
51
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
24
51
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
25
51
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
23
52
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
26
52
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
26
52
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
25
53
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
29
53
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
26
53
Bill Enright
FFChamps
29
53
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
24
54
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
32
54
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
26
54
Paul Greco
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26
54
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
25
55
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
24
55
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
23
55
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
25
56
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
21
56
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
29
56
Dan Clasgens
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26
56
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
25
57
Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
26
57
Nick Vertucci
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30
57
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
23
57
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
27
58
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
24
58
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
25
58
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
26
58
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
22
59
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
25
62
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
24
63
Justin Boone
The Score
25
63
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
32
63
Dave Major
XN Sports
35
64
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
28
69
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
30
75
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
20
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
21
N/A
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
22
N/A
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
22
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
22
N/A
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
22
N/A
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
23
N/A
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
23
N/A
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
23
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
23
N/A
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
23
N/A
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
23
N/A
David Dodds
FootballGuys
23
N/A
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
23
N/A
Jason Smith
NFL.com
23
N/A
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
24
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
24
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
24
N/A
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
24
N/A
Micah James
FFMagicMan
24
N/A
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
24
N/A
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
24
N/A
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
25
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
25
N/A
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
25
N/A
Sky Sperling
Razzball
25
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
25
N/A
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
25
N/A
Staff Composite
NFL.com
25
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
25
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
26
N/A
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
26
N/A
John Paulsen
4for4.com
26
N/A
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
26
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
26
N/A
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
26
N/A
Christopher Harris
ESPN
26
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
27
N/A
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
27
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
27
N/A
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
27
N/A
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
27
N/A
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
27
N/A
Jeff Paur
RTSports
27
N/A
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
27
N/A
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
27
N/A
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
27
N/A
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
27
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
27
N/A
Mike Krueger
FFToday
27
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
27
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
28
N/A
Site Projections
scoutPRO
28
N/A
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
29
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
29
N/A
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
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
Site Projections
NumberFire
30
N/A
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
31
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
32
N/A
Adam Rank
NFL.com
32
N/A
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
33
N/A
Jordan Tozzi
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
3.1
Best
10.6
6.7
Worst
7.1
1.7
Rush Yards
59.7
15.1
Rush TDs
0.1
0.3
Receptions
1.9
0
Rec Yards
16.5
0.4
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
2.1
Total Targets
33.0
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Has upside but floor makes him an RB2Should prove to be closer to 100% this year and may get more touches than many expect in Lions backfield  
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.Leshoure showed some flashes when healthy last year, but now Reggie Bush has come to take over. But when they're down near the goal like, look for Leshoure.  
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.Leshoure is not completely out of the picture with the signing of Reggie Bush. Leshoure will be the goal line and short yard RB for the Lions. Joique Bell is still a factor, but Leshoure should have him BEAT. Let us not forget that Reggie Bush is not 100% guaranteed to make it healthy all season long, give Leshoure a few weeks with RB#2 possibilities.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Mathews is always hard to trust, while Texans D is top notch.   
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.   
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.