Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Reggie Bush or Bernard Pierce

Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush SF
at DAL  Sun, 4:25 ET
Bernard Pierce
Bernard Pierce JAC
at PHI  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
85%
15%
ECR
# 18
# 25
Best
# 4
# 10
Worst
# 30
# 43
Ave Projection (?)
11.2
8.3
Best
15.0
11.0
Worst
8.9
4.9
Opponent
DAL
PHI
Points Allowed (?)
24.6
17.8
Expert Pick %
85%
15%
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Fox Sports
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Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
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Swollen Dome
Sean Koerner
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Breaking Football
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
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2MugsFF
David Dodds
FootballGuys
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
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The Fake Football
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
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DavidGonos.com
 
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numberFire
 
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 Jim McCormick
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 Michael Fabiano
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NFL.com
 
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The Washington Post
 
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CBS Sports
 
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Dynasty League Football
 
ECR
# 18
# 25
Best
# 4
# 10
Worst
# 30
# 43
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
4
23
Mike Krueger
FFToday
8
21
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
10
15
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
10
35
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
11
23
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
11
32
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
11
25
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
11
42
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
12
19
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
13
31
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
13
32
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
14
33
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
14
26
Christopher Harris
ESPN
14
23
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
14
26
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
15
21
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
15
21
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
15
37
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
15
16
Site Projections
scoutPRO
15
19
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
16
26
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
16
26
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
16
27
Staff Composite
ESPN
16
26
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
16
30
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
16
20
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
17
27
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
17
28
Seth Klein
Razzball
17
43
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
17
31
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
17
27
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
17
24
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
17
22
Scott Cullen
TSN
17
28
Eric Karabell
ESPN
17
29
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
17
25
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
17
18
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
18
27
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
18
19
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
18
22
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
18
25
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
18
31
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
18
26
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
18
22
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
18
31
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
18
26
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
18
24
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
18
17
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
19
29
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
19
23
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
19
21
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
19
27
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
19
15
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
19
31
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
19
24
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
19
20
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
19
21
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
19
28
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
19
26
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
19
15
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
19
25
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
19
26
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
19
27
Staff
Roto Analysis
19
27
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
20
26
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
20
28
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
20
29
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
20
26
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
20
29
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
20
26
Site Projections
numberFire
20
21
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
20
25
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
20
27
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
20
27
Jim McCormick
ESPN
20
28
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
20
25
Adam Rank
NFL.com
20
27
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
20
26
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
21
19
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
21
35
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
21
28
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
21
26
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
21
25
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
21
30
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
21
29
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
21
22
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
21
31
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
21
26
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
21
24
John Halpin
Fox Sports
21
20
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
21
26
Matthew Berry
ESPN
21
27
Staff Composite
NFL.com
21
27
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
21
29
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
21
38
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
22
18
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
22
34
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
22
33
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
22
29
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
22
24
Bill Enright
FFChamps
22
25
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
22
33
Dave Major
XN Sports
22
24
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
22
13
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
22
27
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
22
31
John Paulsen
4for4.com
22
19
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
22
10
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
22
16
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
22
24
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
22
24
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
22
28
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
22
25
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
22
29
Sean Koerner
STATS
22
19
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
22
28
Matt Smith
NFL.com
22
27
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
23
26
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
23
27
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
23
26
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
23
30
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
23
15
David Dodds
FootballGuys
23
17
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
23
22
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
23
26
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
24
20
Justin Boone
The Score
24
25
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
24
27
Jeff Paur
RTSports
24
27
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
24
32
Chris Heil
Sportable
25
34
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
25
30
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
26
22
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
27
16
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
27
24
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
29
27
Micah James
FFMagicMan
29
23
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
30
24
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
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Bush wasn't great against G-Men last year and their D looks better, but he's so explosive it's hard to bet against him on MNF.
Pierce should get the majority of the touches with Rice out, but the Bengals are nothing to sneeze at against the run.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
Will start with Rice suspended, but not necessarily a shoe-in vs a tough defensive front.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Bush has looked very good in the preseason, highlighted by an 86-yard touchdown run. Bell should lead the team in rushes, but Bush has flex appeal as a receiver.
Pierce will be the featured back in Ray Rice's absence, running the ball against last year's 3rd ranked fantasy running back defense.