Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Mikel Leshoure or Vick Ballard

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Expert Pick %
96%
4%
ECR
# 37
# 55
Best
# 21
# 35
Worst
# 54
# 75
Ave Projection (?)
7.3
3.1
Best
10.2
6.7
Worst
5.0
1.7
Ave Points / Game
5.8
0.3
Total Fantasy Points
5.8
0.9
Expert Pick %
96%
4%
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ECR
# 37
# 55
Best
# 21
# 35
Worst
# 54
# 75
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
42
35
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
21
39
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
21
40
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
35
40
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
50
40
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
47
43
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
31
43
John Halpin
Fox Sports
54
45
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
34
45
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
33
46
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
48
46
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
34
46
Eric Karabell
ESPN
33
46
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
38
46
Matthew Berry
ESPN
30
47
Scott Cullen
TSN
44
49
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
41
49
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
42
49
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
47
49
Staff Composite
ESPN
35
49
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
23
50
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
34
50
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
44
50
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
42
50
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
37
51
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
47
51
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
42
51
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
35
51
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
41
52
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
37
52
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
37
52
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
36
53
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
44
53
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
31
53
Bill Enright
FFChamps
36
53
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
42
54
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
38
54
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
35
54
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
37
54
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
34
55
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
34
55
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
37
55
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
38
56
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
39
56
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
45
56
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
37
56
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
28
57
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
40
57
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
33
57
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
37
57
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
43
58
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
36
58
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
38
58
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
44
58
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
37
59
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
36
62
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
45
63
Justin Boone
The Score
34
63
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
41
63
Dave Major
XN Sports
46
64
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
36
69
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
34
75
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
25
N/A
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
26
N/A
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
27
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
27
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
30
N/A
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
31
N/A
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
31
N/A
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
32
N/A
Sky Sperling
Razzball
33
N/A
David Dodds
FootballGuys
33
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
33
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
34
N/A
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
34
N/A
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
34
N/A
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
34
N/A
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
34
N/A
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
34
N/A
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
35
N/A
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
35
N/A
Site Projections
scoutPRO
35
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
35
N/A
Christopher Harris
ESPN
35
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
35
N/A
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
36
N/A
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
36
N/A
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
36
N/A
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
36
N/A
Micah James
FFMagicMan
36
N/A
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
36
N/A
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
36
N/A
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
36
N/A
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
37
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
37
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
37
N/A
Site Projections
NumberFire
37
N/A
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
37
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
37
N/A
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
37
N/A
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
37
N/A
Mike Krueger
FFToday
37
N/A
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
38
N/A
John Paulsen
4for4.com
38
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
39
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
39
N/A
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
39
N/A
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
39
N/A
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
40
N/A
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
40
N/A
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
40
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
40
N/A
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
41
N/A
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
41
N/A
Jeff Paur
RTSports
41
N/A
Staff Composite
NFL.com
41
N/A
Jason Smith
NFL.com
41
N/A
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
42
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
42
N/A
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
42
N/A
Adam Rank
NFL.com
42
N/A
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
42
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
43
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
43
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
44
N/A
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
46
N/A
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
46
N/A
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
47
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
48
N/A
Matt Smith
NFL.com
50
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
7.3
3.1
Best
10.2
6.7
Worst
5.0
1.7
Rush Yards
43.9
15.1
Rush TDs
0.3
0.3
Receptions
1.7
0
Rec Yards
11.7
0.4
Rec TDs
0
0
Ave Targets / Game
0.1
Total Targets
2.0
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
Bradshaw will play, but could be limited. The Raiders are soft on the run. There is some room for Ballard to work this week.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
Should prove to be closer to 100% this year and may get more touches than many expect in Lions backfield
  
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Ballard is pretty average, but seems like the most likely Colts back to pick up the scraps left behind by Ahmad Bradshaw.
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
Vick 'The Brick' Ballard will be the change-of-pace RB to Bradshaw, and that is best case scenario. Luckily for Ballard, Bradshaw is not the type of RB who makes it through a season healthy. Ever. And coming into 2013 with Bradshaw at less than 100%, you already know Ballard will get his Fantasy RB#2 chances.
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.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Ahmad is listed as questionable for now and we think Ballard will still get a significant amount of playing time.