Who Should I Draft?

Reggie Bush or Bernard Pierce (2014)

Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 19
# 36
Best
# 5
# 22
Worst
# 34
# 65
Ave Projection (?)
11.2
8.3
Best
15.0
11.0
Worst
8.9
4.9
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
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ECR
# 19
# 36
Best
# 5
# 22
Worst
# 34
# 65
Steve Olson
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5
48
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
11
38
Muntradamus
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12
40
Adam Rank
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14
65
Jason Smith
NFL.com
14
46
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14
23
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14
45
Paul Greco
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14
36
Site Rankings
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14
44
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Sports Illustrated
14
36
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
14
25
Jeff Brubach
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15
28
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
15
33
David Dodds
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15
36
Chris Heil
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18
45
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15
43
Site Projections
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15
43
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16
37
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16
39
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16
43
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16
45
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16
41
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16
28
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16
53
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16
36
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16
33
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16
38
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16
41
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17
41
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16
40
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17
22
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17
37
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17
46
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17
35
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17
39
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17
43
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17
35
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17
35
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17
41

17
40
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53
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18
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19
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19
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19
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19
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19
29
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19
35
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19
32
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19
38
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19
39
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19
29
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19
29
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19
40
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19
40
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19
40
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20
38
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20
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20
27
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20
34
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20
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20
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20
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20
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20
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20
45
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20
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20
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20
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20
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21
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21
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21
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21
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21
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21
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21
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21
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21
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21
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21
35
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21
35
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22
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22
37
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22
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22
28
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22
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22
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22
41
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22
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22
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22
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22
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22
35
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22
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22
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22
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22
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22
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23
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23
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23
51
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23
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23
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23
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23
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23
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23
30
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24
33
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24
33
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24
38
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24
39
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24
36
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24
29
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25
35
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25
44
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25
41
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25
51
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26
39
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27
32
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29
35
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29
34
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31
47
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34
28
Ave Projection (?)
11.2
8.3
Best
15.0
11.0
Worst
8.9
4.9
Rush Yards
51.7
60.6
Rush TDs
0.4
0.2
Receptions
4.2
2.1
Rec Yards
35.6
14.4
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
5.7
1.6
Total Targets
80.0
25.0
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Finished among top 10 fantasy RBs in '13, and potential in DET remains ripe for a repeat
 
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
New Detroit OC Joe Lombardi is preaching a faster tempo-ed offense this season. There’s a ton of weapons in Detroit with the newly acquired Golden Taint and recent emergence of Joique Bell. “It’s exactly the same,” claims ex-Saint, Reggie Bush, as Joe Lombardi brings the exact same Saints Offense to Detroit. Last season PT Cruiser (Pierre Thomas) caught 77 passes, which ranked 1st in the league, while Darren Sproles caught 71 in a limited role, which ranked 4th in the league. Reggie Bush won’t have the rushing attempts, yards or TD’s, but he has huge PPR value.
Recently cleared for a full go, Pierce looks to rebound off a rough 2013 season. With Ray Rice suspended the first two games, Pierce is the heavy favorite to start those games. In Week 1 Baltimore hosts the Bengals who only gave up a 3rd best 11.8 points to Fantasy Running Backs last season. In Week 2 the Ravens host the Steelers on a Thursday Night Game (short rest) who gave up the 20th most points to RBs last year at 17.1 Fantasy Points Per Game. Under new OC, Gary Kubiak, Pierce is aiming for a comeback/career season. Kubiak has a long list of RBs he’s molded into studs and at 24 years old the talented Pierce fits that mold. We’re taking a shot on the now fully healthy RB in his bounce-back campaign.
  
Staff Rankings
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If he doesn't run away with the job by week 2, there's a good chance he's fairly irrelevant come week 3 when Rice returns.
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
upside is there, but you risk inconsistency and injury with Reggie
 
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Bush is set up for another big PPR year with Lombardi at OC. I like Bell a little more based on his goal line work and similar receiving numbers.
 
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
If I'm buying any Ravens RB for a value bounceback its the one who won't be suspended and is entering his third year in the league.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Bush should run less but he'll still have a monster role.
He'll start the first two weeks, and then what? He really wasn't impressive last year and lacks explosiveness.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
We all know Reggie Bush will miss some games in 2014 due to injury, but when he is on the field he knows how to light it up from a fantasy perspective. He also gets a bump for PPR leagues and if you draft him just make sure to get his hand-cuff. Bell will probably get more carries this year than Bush so his upside is capped.
 
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
A wide range of possible outcomes depending on usage.
Can be a viable RB2 during Rice's suspension; probably RB3-RB4 after that.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Bush has only 1,190 career rushing attempts and 426 career receptions. Even at 29 years old, he has enough tread on his tires to be a good fantasy player. The problem is that the Lions are going to use more two-back sets and Bell should lead the team in carries with Bush having a Darren Sproles type role. Bush is a better PPR option than he is in Standard Leagues.
Pierce is likely to open the season as the starting back for Baltimore's first two games, which are against the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers. I find it unlikely that he will displace Rice in those two games, especially against those defenses.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
With Joique Bell getting a hefty increase in salary, it's very likely that Bush will see a diminished role in 2014. I like him in PPR leagues but for standard, he will get less carries.
Well it's official. Rice is getting suspended two games to start the 2014 season. Not bad if you want to draft Rice but Pierce will try his hardest to show the Ravens that he could be their future star. If he does well out of the gate, it could be a 40/60 timeshare once Rice comes back. And the forty would be Pierce, not the other way around.
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
A reduced passing back role likely with Bell getting the bulk of the early work.
Has outplayed Ray Rice thus far in camp.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Reggie Bush should see a reduction from the 277 touches he received last year as part of the Lions offense, a number around 225 seems more realistic with Joique Bell expected to be the lead back in Detroit.
Bernard Pierce is the Ravens only running back who did not find himself in legal hot water this off-season and may open the season as the starter. Pierce failed to impress last season and despite the favorable scheme shift is just not on a healthy Ray Rice’s talent level.