Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Mathews or Zac Stacy (2014)

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14%
ECR
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# 16
Best
# 7
# 7
Worst
# 31
# 28
Ave Projection (?)
13.1
9.8
Best
15.0
15.0
Worst
11.2
5.9
Expert Pick %
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14%
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ECR
# 14
# 16
Best
# 7
# 7
Worst
# 31
# 28
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
8
7
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
14
9
Steve Olson
StatSims
19
11
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
24
12
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
10
13

31
13
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
15
13
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
13
14
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
13
14
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
13
14
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
18
15
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
12
15
Christopher Harris
ESPN
8
15
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
13
15
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
13
15
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
13
15
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
10
15
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
13
16
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
12
16
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
12
16
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
18
16
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
18
16
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
14
16
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
20
16
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
14
16
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
15
16
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
14
16
Chris Heil
Sportable
17
16
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
15
16
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
11
16
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
12
16
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
13
16
John Halpin
Fox Sports
11
16
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
10
16
Jeff Boggis
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9
16
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
21
16
The FFGhost
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15
16
Gene Wang
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19
16
Sean Koerner
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14
16
Staff
Roto Analysis
11
16
James Hatfield
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11
17
Dan Yanotchko
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10
17
Jeff Ratcliffe
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15
17
Bryan Fontaine
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13
17
Michael Fabiano
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15
17
Dave McKay
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11
17
KJ
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13
17
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15
17
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19
17
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13
17
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16
17
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11
17
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11
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14
17
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13
17
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16
17
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13
17
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14
17
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21
17
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15
17
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19
17
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14
17
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12
17
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13
17
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14
17
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12
17
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13
17
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14
17
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9
17
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18
17
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14
17
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13
17
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Pyromaniac
11
17
Emil Kadlec
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14
17
Cory Bonini
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18
17
Site Projections
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22
17
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
13
18
Mike Clay
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15
18
Ross Miles
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8
18
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15
18
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21
18
Micah James
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13
18
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13
18
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13
18
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15
18
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14
18
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13
18
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13
18
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16
19
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17
19
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17
19
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18
19
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18
19
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14
19
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13
19
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18
19
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12
19
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13
19
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16
19
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12
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11
20
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15
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14
20
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11
20
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14
20
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14
20
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17
20
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15
20
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14
20
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10
20
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25
21
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10
21
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12
21
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13
21
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14
21
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7
21
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15
21
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13
21
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12
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17
21
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10
21
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9
21
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18
21
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20
21
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16
21
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13
22
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8
22
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12
22
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9
22
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11
22
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10
23
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10
23
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10
23
Michael Pichan
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22
23
Jeff Haseley
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11
23
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16
23
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16
23
Dave Major
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12
23
Scott Cullen
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20
23
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13
23
Jeff Collins
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17
23
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9
24
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12
24
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8
24
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10
25
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12
25
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23
25
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12
26
Matthew Berry
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13
26
Doug Orth
FFToday
13
28
Ave Projection (?)
13.1
9.8
Best
15.0
15.0
Worst
11.2
5.9
Rush Yards
73.7
65.4
Rush TDs
0.7
0.3
Receptions
2.3
2.0
Rec Yards
16.3
15.3
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
2.7
2.1
Total Targets
35.0
33.0
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
A No-nonsense grinder who has good opportunity to bull way to 1,200+ yards, 10+ TDs
 
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Backup Cunningham pushing him for playing time with a better offseason.
Set career-highs in carries (285), games played (16) and yards (1255) in 2013.
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Just short of 1,000 rushing yards in his rookie season. He had 7 rushing TDs. Zac Stacy will be the focus of the St. Louis Rams offense in 2014. He will need to improve on the 3.9 yards per carry from 2013. The league average was 4.2 YPC.
 
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
We saw enough in his rookie year to know he can produce double digit TD's and 1,500 combined running yards. He doesn't have name brand so he will slip in fantasy drafts, but is a very strong selection.
He is such a risky pick due to his injury history. He has upside, but don't draft him too early.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Coach Jeff Fisher said “over time” Zac Stacy will “probably be that 70-percent of the carries guy.” Stacy will gobble up carries in 2014 and be the focal point of the offense, similar to how Fisher used CJ?K in Tennessee. Rookie Tre Mason will more than likely be used as a change-of-pace back in 2014, if you were wondering. Stacy sits on the fence between RB1/RB2, however we see solid production coming from him this season.
“Ryan is as tough as a runner as I’ve been around,” says Chargers OC Frank Reich. “He’s just a physically dominating runner. And he brings a physical presence to the game, which we love. The offensive line senses it, and they love blocking for him because of his physicality.” Mathews is clearly the workhorse back in a heavy run Offensive Scheme, however, the addition of RBs Donald Brown and Marion Grice will reduce Mathews early season workload. Mathews ran the ball over 26 times per game the last 4 games of the season last year which resulted in his poor playoff performance. This season, the Chargers take on 5 teams that rank below 20th in the league against the Run.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
A very volume-dependent RB, albeit on a run-heavy team.
Productive when healthy, and he actually stayed healthy last season.
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
The injury to Bradford changes Stacy's workload outlook considerably. Rams averaged 38 PA ATT/game with Sam last year and 26.4 w/o him.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Zac Stacy looked fantastic behind the Rams O-Line last season but the fear was that the Rams would draft a good running back in 2014 and they did just that selecting former Auburn standout Tre Mason. Mason has work to do in pass pro but has the natural talent to knock 3.89 ypc Stacy out of the RB1 conversation completely by mid-season.
Ryan Mathews rumbled his way to a post-hype breakout last season and should see 250 plus touches though he will lose work on valuable passing downs.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Stacy looks like the real deal with 1,114 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns in his rookie season. He should be a great bet to finish 2014 as a Top 10 fantasy back. The drafting of RB Tre Mason is a little cause for concern, but Stacy should still be the lead back with Benny Cunningham and Mason used as a change of pace and receiving option.
Mathews had a surprising season with 1,444 yards from scrimmage and seven total touchdowns, making him the 12th ranked fantasy back in 2013. An awful injury history makes me skeptical that he will repeat that in 2014, but the Chargers offense is on the rise and he has a boatload of talent. The signing of free agent RB Donald Brown could also zap his fantasy upside.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Stacy is the #1 back in St. Louis and should have plenty of work this season as the guy behind Sam Bradford. Barring injury, you should count on on Stacy as a low end RB1 or higher RB2.
Ryan Mathews proved to the fantasy community that he can be the player everyone thought he could be. It only took a few years and countless tears from fantasy owners. All signs point to good things... but you know the risk is still there.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
The Rams were at their best last season when Stacy was grinding away and the defense was playing tough. They will try to do the same this season and Stacy is an every down back that can be had cheaper than most every down backs.
Mathews talked about there being a 3 headed monster in the backfield, which must have scared him since he fumbled at the goal line in their first preseason game. I still like him in a run first offense, but his upside is limited.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I'm not overly high on Stacy, who is a pure volume back. However, with Bradford out the Rams will run him into the ground. That gives him RB1 upside.
Mathews might suddenly be one of the most underrated RBs in the league. Odd how that worked out.
  
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
Definitely invest with caution, yet don't overlook Stacy in 2014. Tre Mason is a must-own.