Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Stevan Ridley or Ryan Mathews

Ryan Mathews
Ryan Mathews PHI
vs. JAC  Sun, 1:00 ET
Stevan Ridley
Stevan Ridley NE
at MIA  Sun, 1:00 ET
IR - Knee
Expert Pick %
91%
9%
ECR
# 23
# 29
Best
# 7
# 17
Worst
# 44
# 46
Ave Projection (?)
9.8
10.1
Best
15.0
12.1
Worst
5.9
7.1
Opponent
JAC
MIA
Points Allowed (?)
20.1
20.4
Expert Pick %
91%
9%
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Staff Composite
ESPN
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Seth Klein
Razzball
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Site Projections
numberFire
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
ECR
# 23
# 29
Best
# 7
# 17
Worst
# 44
# 46
Site Projections
scoutPRO
24
17
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
21
17
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
25
21
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
24
21
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
25
21
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
25
22
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
14
22
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
24
23
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
24
23
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
37
23
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
19
23
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
27
24
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
19
24
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
19
25
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
16
25
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
21
25
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
44
25
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
18
25
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
23
25
David Dodds
FootballGuys
24
25
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
20
26
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
16
26
John Paulsen
4for4.com
25
26
Matt Smith
NFL.com
14
26
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
25
26
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
25
27
Chris Heil
Sportable
16
27
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
24
27
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
22
27
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
18
27
Staff Composite
ESPN
19
27
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
20
27
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
20
27
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
24
27
Micah James
FFMagicMan
22
27
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
18
28
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
25
28
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
22
28
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
16
28
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
24
28
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
23
28
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
23
28
Matthew Berry
ESPN
20
28
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
23
29
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
23
29
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
24
29
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
20
29
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
33
29
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
23
29
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
12
29
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
23
29
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
21
29
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
23
29
Staff Composite
NFL.com
24
29
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
18
29
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
15
30
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
18
30
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
26
30
Seth Klein
Razzball
19
30
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
23
30
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
16
30
John Halpin
Fox Sports
23
30
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
26
30
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
24
30
Sean Koerner
STATS
25
30
Adam Rank
NFL.com
24
30
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
23
30
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
22
30
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
21
31
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
23
31
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
22
31
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
16
31
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
25
31
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
29
31
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
22
31
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
28
31
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
25
31
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
25
31
Mike Krueger
FFToday
18
31
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
24
31
Christopher Harris
ESPN
15
31
Jim McCormick
ESPN
24
31
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
24
32
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
23
31
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
25
31
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
24
31
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
21
32
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
37
32
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
23
32
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
21
32
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
20
32
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
30
32
Site Projections
numberFire
24
32
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
21
32
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
23
32
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
24
32
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
24
32
Scott Cullen
TSN
22
32
Eric Karabell
ESPN
19
32
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
25
32
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
22
33
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
13
33
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
24
33
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
16
33
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
26
33
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
23
33
Justin Boone
The Score
21
33
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
19
33
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
22
33
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
26
33
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
10
33
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
27
34
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
23
34
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
25
34
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
15
34
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
25
34
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
23
34
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
23
34
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
23
34
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
24
34
Jeff Paur
RTSports
20
34
Dave Major
XN Sports
21
35
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
25
35
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
7
35
Staff
Roto Analysis
22
35
Bill Enright
FFChamps
24
36
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
20
36
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
21
37
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
21
37
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
19
37
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
19
38
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
24
39
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
27
40
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
26
40
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
26
43
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
19
44
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
20
44
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
20
46
Ave Projection (?)
9.8
10.1
Best
15.0
12.1
Worst
5.9
7.1
Rush Yards
65.4
56.2
Rush TDs
0.3
0.8
Receptions
2.0
0.2
Rec Yards
15.3
1.4
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
2.1
0.9
Total Targets
33.0
12.0
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Mathews could get fed and score if the Chargers dictate the pace, but AZ was suffocating against the run last year.
He still has upside if he's the guy, but the feeling is Vereen minimizes him considerably starting now.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
Tough to love him on the road here, especially since the Chargers appear to want to use all 3 running backs.
While a wait and see approach might be best with Ridley, it doesn't appear that anyone has jumped him on the depth chart. This is a decent matchup if you're desperate at RB.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
Boom or bust week, start with caution