Who Should I Draft (PPR)?

Pierre Thomas or Trent Richardson (2014)

Pierre Thomas
Pierre Thomas NO

IR - Ribs
Trent Richardson
Trent Richardson IND

Suspended - Suspension
Expert Pick %
75%
25%
ECR
# 25
# 29
Best
# 5
# 10
Worst
# 48
# 54
Ave Projection (?)
12.5
10.0
Best
15.8
15.3
Worst
9.3
7.2
Expert Pick %
75%
25%
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Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
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Beast Dome
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
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 Mike Clay
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Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
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 John Halpin
Fox Sports
Jason Smith
NFL.com
 Ryan Boser
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Jeff Paur
RTSports
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
Kevin Roberts
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Matt Smith
NFL.com
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The Fantasy Fix
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Scott Cullen
TSN
 Dan Yanotchko
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Dan Clasgens
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The Fake Football
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Gene Wang
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 Doug Orth
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Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
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Dave Major
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 Jeff Haseley
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 Kyle Wachtel
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 Seth Klein
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 Russ Bliss
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 Antonio DArcangelis
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 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Austin Lee
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 David Gonos
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 Greg Smith
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Fantasy Team Advice
 
ECR
# 25
# 29
Best
# 5
# 10
Worst
# 48
# 54
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
5
33
Steve Olson
StatSims
9
51
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
12
20
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
15
41
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
15
19
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
16
33
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
16
36
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
17
28
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
17
38
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
18
31
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
18
37
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
19
29
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
19
23
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
19
28
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
19
28
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
19
28
John Halpin
Fox Sports
19
31
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
19
34
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
20
38
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
20
32
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
20
35
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
20
10
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
20
37
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
20
30
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
21
31
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
21
33
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
21
44
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
21
39
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
21
28
Doug Orth
FFToday
21
27
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
22
46
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
22
34
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
22
24
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
22
38
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
22
33
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
22
24
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
22
24
Jim McCormick
ESPN
22
47
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
22
39
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
22
37
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
22
28
Cory Bonini
USA Today
22
39
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
23
32
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
23
38
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
23
33
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
23
29
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
23
27
Bill Enright
FFChamps
23
38
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
23
27
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
23
35
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
23
49
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
23
34
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
23
28
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
24
30
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
24
28
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
24
30
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
24
34
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
24
38
Seth Klein
Razzball
24
33
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
24
30
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
24
29
Adam Rank
NFL.com
25
29
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
25
29
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
25
21
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
25
31
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
25
24
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
25
35
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
25
54
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
29
32
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
25
39
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
25
29
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
26
37
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
26
34
Justin Boone
The Score
26
36
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
26
33
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
26
29
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
26
30
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
26
37
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
26
33
Sean Koerner
STATS
26
28
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
27
34
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
27
34
David Dodds
FootballGuys
27
31
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
27
28
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
27
19
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
28
26
Staff Composite
NFL.com
28
30
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
28
34
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
28
25
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
28
32
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
28
13
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
29
30
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
29
36
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
29
27
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
29
33
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
30
32
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
30
27
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
30
25
Micah James
FFMagicMan
30
20
Staff Rankings
ESPN
30
18
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
30
28
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
31
33
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
31
34
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
32
31
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
33
25
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
33
26
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
33
34
Jason Smith
NFL.com
36
29
Jeff Paur
RTSports
36
29
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
36
31
Matt Smith
NFL.com
37
30
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
37
29
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
37
27
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
38
28
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
38
31
Scott Cullen
TSN
38
32
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
40
25
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
41
27
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
42
25
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
47
49
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
48
29
Dave Major
XN Sports
N/A
43
Ave Projection (?)
12.5
10.0
Best
15.8
15.3
Worst
9.3
7.2
Rush Yards
31.1
44.3
Rush TDs
0.1
0.3
Receptions
4.3
2.1
Rec Yards
32.8
18.0
Rec TDs
0.2
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
5.3
3.3
Total Targets
84.0
52.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
On the positive side, he had 147 rushes for 549 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 77 receptions for 513 yards and three touchdowns. The negative is he turns 30-years old in December and is in the last year of his contract. The Saints pass the ball a ton, Thomas will have RB3 value, even if he does not lead the team in carries.
Trent Richardson was as disappointing as any fantasy player in the NFL in 2013, but he is in a great offense and with Donald Brown in San Diego, Richardson will have every chance to rebound in 2014.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Thomas is the only running back now in New Orleans that will see multiple targets per game and he will make good use of them.
 
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
No competition and a year to learn the playbook, I'm actually buying the '3 down back' speak the Colts are putting out there.
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
 
will have plenty of opportunities
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Pierre Thomas has never had more than 150 Rushing Attempts in a Season, he has only once accumulated over 700 Rushing Yards and will not light up the scoreboard with TD’s for fantasy owners. With Darren Sproles out of town, there will be a level of consistency associated with his 77 Receptions from last season. Thomas’ numbers are balanced between rushing and receiving yards, but he is a much better option in PPR Leagues due to the uptempo NOLA Offense and the receptions that he grabs as benefactor to that aerial assault.
Richardson will be given a short leash in INDI this season. Both fantasy owners and the Colts organization are grabbing anything they can to point the blame at Richardson’s awful 2013 performance. Ironically, Indi has shifted media attention from Richardson lacking instinct to him not being completely comfortable or understanding the offense after being traded. Pagano said he wants a “bellcow” back this year in Indi as Richardson looks to reclaim his 3rd overall pick value. Indi has casted early support on Richardson and he will get every opportunity to produce. Consider Richardson a RB3 in 2014.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
May well be the Saints' best RB, but he's destined to be a committee member.
Getting harder to maintain optimism; his suckage might be permanent.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
Do you like to gamble for a player with upside? Richardson had a horrible 2013, but I would love to gamble on Richardson as an RB with only Ballard and Bradshaw behind him.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
These darn New Orleans RB's are going to continue to drive fantasy owners up-the-wall. Don't touch them unless the value is great. They will once again be splitting time on any given Sunday.
Now that Vic Ballard is lost for the season to a torn ACL, T-Rich has one less back to worry about during camp. His main competition is veteran Ahmad Bradshaw who, if healthy, is a talented capable runner.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Role has taken a hit and is in full blown RBBC.
I have lost all faith in Trent Richardson.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Pierre Thomas saw 77 receptions last season and should approach that number again with Darren Sproles out of town. Some believe Mark Ingram will finally get feature back looks but Thomas will remain a fantasy asset regardless of how Ingram performs this season due to Thomas’ superior hands out of the backfield.
Trent Richardson should see enough volume to be a solid RB2 option with RB1 upside this season and should see the biggest lanes of his career with the Colts wide array of weapons at wideout and tight end. He could turn out to be a draft day steal.