Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Pierre Garcon or Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson
Jordy Nelson GB
at SEA  Thu, 8:30 ET
Pierre Garcon
Pierre Garcon WAS
at HOU  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
83%
17%
ECR
# 11
# 22
Best
# 7
# 8
Worst
# 64
# 31
Ave Projection (?)
12.0
9.5
Best
15.1
12.1
Worst
9.7
8.0
Opponent
SEA
HOU
Points Allowed (?)
15.1
19.2
Expert Pick %
83%
17%
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 Seth Klein
Razzball
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
Bill Enright
FFChamps
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Christopher Harris
ESPN
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Chris Heil
Sportable
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Staff Composite
ESPN
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
Eric Karabell
ESPN
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
David Dodds
FootballGuys
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
ECR
# 11
# 22
Best
# 7
# 8
Worst
# 64
# 31
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
13
8
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
15
8
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
11
9
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
8
10
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
7
10
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
8
11
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
24
11
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
15
11
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
15
12
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
13
12
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
11
12
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
13
12
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
9
13
Seth Klein
Razzball
8
13
Bill Enright
FFChamps
16
14
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
10
14
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
13
14
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
10
14
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
10
15
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
14
15
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
21
15
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
11
16
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
11
16
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
18
20
Chris Heil
Sportable
13
16
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
18
16
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
18
17
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
12
17
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
8
17
Christopher Harris
ESPN
N/A
17
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
11
17
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
12
18
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
11
18
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
19
18
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
11
18
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
13
18
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
9
18
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
9
18
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
11
18
Jeff Paur
RTSports
10
18
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
19
18
Matt Smith
NFL.com
10
18
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
9
19
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
15
19
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
13
19
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
17
19
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
14
19
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
16
19
Staff Composite
ESPN
N/A
19
Jim McCormick
ESPN
9
19
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
8
19
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
8
19
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
12
20
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
10
20
Site Projections
scoutPRO
22
20
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
9
20
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
11
20
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
10
20
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
10
20
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
10
20
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
10
20
Staff Composite
NFL.com
11
20
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
9
20
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
16
20
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
10
20
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
10
21
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
9
21
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
9
21
John Halpin
Fox Sports
10
21
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
10
21
Eric Karabell
ESPN
N/A
21
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
N/A
21
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
8
21
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
19
21
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
10
21
Staff
Roto Analysis
9
21
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
12
22
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
13
22
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
13
22
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
11
22
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
10
22
Scott Cullen
TSN
12
22
Matthew Berry
ESPN
N/A
22
Sean Koerner
STATS
9
22
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
30
22
Adam Rank
NFL.com
10
22
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
20
22
Micah James
FFMagicMan
11
22
Dave Major
XN Sports
8
23
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
12
23
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
20
23
Site Projections
numberFire
10
23
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
8
23
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
16
23
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
8
23
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
10
26
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
10
24
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
11
24
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
15
24
David Dodds
FootballGuys
64
24
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
11
25
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
10
25
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
16
25
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
13
25
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
11
25
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
7
25
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
13
25
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
9
25
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
28
25
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
9
26
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
9
26
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
21
26
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
11
26
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
7
26
Justin Boone
The Score
12
26
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
9
26
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
9
26
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
9
26
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
9
27
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
11
27
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
11
27
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
9
27
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
10
27
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
18
27
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
14
27
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
22
27
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
15
28
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
10
28
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
10
28
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
12
28
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
17
29
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
11
29
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
27
30
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
7
30
John Paulsen
4for4.com
12
30
Mike Krueger
FFToday
18
30
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
13
31
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
7
31
Ave Projection (?)
12.0
9.5
Best
15.1
12.1
Worst
9.7
8.0
Receptions
5.5
5.5
Rec Yards
73.4
67.4
Rec TDs
0.8
0.4
Ave Targets / Game
7.9
11.4
Total Targets
126.0
183.0
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
As expected, Nelson was the favorite target from Aaron Rodgers in the opener garnering a staggering 14 targets, catching nine of them. As long as he's healthy, Nelson is a bonafide WR1.
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
GB should move Jordy around to get him different matchups. He won't dominate, but I can't see him getting shut down, either.
Texans pass D is solid and RG3 is shaky, plus added weapons. Garcon should still get his, though.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Nelson will be a WR1 most weeks, but he has a bad matchup against a Legion of Boom defense that allowed the fewest points to fantasy receivers. Nelson is a WR2 this week.
The Houston Texans were eighth against fantasy receivers last year, but Garcon is targeted enough that he should maintain WR2 value.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Downgrade him because it's Seattle, but also keep in mind that Richard Sherman doesn't shadow a team's #1. Jordy will get his looks.
Against Houston's ferocious front, Garcon should be the favored target. But neither he nor Jackson are overwhelmingly impressive options with Griffin struggling to get comfortable in the pocket.