Who Should I Draft?

Steve Smith or Julian Edelman (2014)

Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 29
# 55
Best
# 7
# 26
Worst
# 53
# 82
Ave Projection (?)
9.4
5.3
Best
14.0
6.4
Worst
4.8
4.1
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 Gene Wang
The Washington Post
Scott Cullen
TSN
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Bob Henry
FootballGuys
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
 
 Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Staff Rankings
ESPN
 
 Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Dave Major
XN Sports
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Steve Olson
StatSims
 
 Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
 
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
 
 Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
 
 
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
 Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Jason Smith
NFL.com
 
 Marcus Grant
NFL.com
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Seth Klein
Razzball
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Sean Koerner
STATS
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Cory Bonini
USA Today
 
 Dave Richard
CBS Sports
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
 
 Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
 
 Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
 
 Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
 
 Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Chris Heil
Sportable
 
 Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
 
 Des Bieler
The Washington Post
 
 Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
 
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
 
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Doug Orth
FFToday
 
 C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
 
 Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
 
 Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jim McCormick
ESPN
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Austin Lee
FootballGuys
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
ECR
# 29
# 55
Best
# 7
# 26
Worst
# 53
# 82
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
22
26
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
19
30
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
40
36
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
28
38
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
29
39
Scott Cullen
TSN
41
39
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
13
40
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
34
41
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
17
42
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
32
42
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
19
42
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
29
42
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
32
42
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
32
42
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
24
43
Staff Rankings
ESPN
24
43
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
27
45
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
21
45
Dave Major
XN Sports
25
45
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
27
46
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
23
46
Steve Olson
StatSims
7
46
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
26
47
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
32
47
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
24
48
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
21
48
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
28
48
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
26
48
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
32
48
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
25
49
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
21
48
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
24
49
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
44
49
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
26
49
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
24
50
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
24
50
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
22
50
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
27
51
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
34
51
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
28
51
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
16
52
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
26
52

35
52
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
25
53
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
27
53
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
30
53
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
27
53
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
23
54
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
26
54
Jason Smith
NFL.com
23
54
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
26
54
David Dodds
FootballGuys
34
54
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
29
54
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
30
54
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
24
55
Christopher Harris
ESPN
27
55
Seth Klein
Razzball
26
55
Site Projections
scoutPRO
45
55
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
30
56
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
27
56
Micah James
FFMagicMan
27
56
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
45
56
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
36
56
Justin Boone
The Score
29
56
John Paulsen
4for4.com
31
56
Mike Krueger
FFToday
29
56
Bill Enright
FFChamps
21
56
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
24
56
Sean Koerner
STATS
32
56
Staff
Roto Analysis
31
56
Cory Bonini
USA Today
30
56
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
27
57
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
30
57
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
30
57
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
23
57
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
31
57
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
28
57
John Halpin
Fox Sports
27
57
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
32
57
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
29
57
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
38
58
Adam Rank
NFL.com
24
58
Staff Composite
NFL.com
26
58
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
31
58
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
31
58
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
29
58
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
32
58
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
31
58
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
32
58
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
30
58
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
30
59
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
27
59
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
29
59
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
34
59
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
26
59
Matt Smith
NFL.com
35
60
Chris Heil
Sportable
29
61
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
30
60
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
30
60
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
32
60
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
30
60
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
27
61
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
31
61
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
26
61
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
41
61
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
29
61
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
25
62
Doug Orth
FFToday
46
62
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
23
62
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
36
62
Matthew Berry
ESPN
29
62
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
33
62
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
19
62
Jeff Paur
RTSports
42
62
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
35
62
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
30
62
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
27
63
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
15
63
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
46
63
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
30
63
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
34
63
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
33
63
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
25
63
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
30
64
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
41
64
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
30
65
Eric Karabell
ESPN
29
65
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
36
66
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
30
66
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
25
66
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
32
67
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
26
68
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
26
68
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
32
69
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
28
69
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
33
70
Jim McCormick
ESPN
28
70
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
30
72
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
53
72
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
40
73
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
45
74
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
38
75
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
25
75
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
32
82
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
24
N/A
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
25
N/A
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
25
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
27
N/A
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
38
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
43
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
9.4
5.3
Best
14.0
6.4
Worst
4.8
4.1
Receptions
5.5
3.8
Rec Yards
59.3
47.2
Rec TDs
0.6
0.1
Ave Targets / Game
9.4
7.3
Total Targets
151.0
109.0
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
PPR machine. He's the new Wes Welker and only injury will make that stop.
He can still make things happen down the field but he's the #2 guy at best and working in a run first system now.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
There are a lot of choices in New England, but injuries left Edelman as the de facto choice last season and he shined in PPR leagues.
 
  
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Outstanding preseason. Clearly Brady's number one wideout.
Enters a supporting role in Gary Kubiak's run-first scheme.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
A lot of Edelman’s success last year came from being the only legit option in New England. In 2013 TE Gronkowski missed 13 games, RB Vereen missed 8 games, WR Amendola missed 4 games, WR Dobson missed 4 games and WR Thompkins missed 4 games – that’s a lot of Targets gone for Tom Brady. Edelman was Tom Brady’s only consistent WR which resulted in his 1000+ yard season. With everyone back this year, Edelman will have a hard time receiving the 151 Targets he received in 2013. He’s still a High-End WR3 with WR2 upside in a New England Offense that has had their trouble with injured players.
Would ya look at that – another fight for Steve Smith as he and Ravens CB Chykie Brown were performing blocking drills that eventually led to swinging fist drills during an Early August practice. Smith was also involved in a June practice fight with Ravens CB Ladarius Webb. Smith is coming off a 735 receiving yard performance where he managed to catch just 3 TDs. With diminished vertical play and burst, the Vet is slated to line up as the WR2 (while being the Number 3 Receiving Option) behind Torrey Smith and Dennis Pitta. Smith is on the latter part of his career at the age of 35 and is only considered a desperate Bye Week replacement.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Solid flex option, worry usage could go down if Thompkins and Dobson take looks on outside and Amendola somehow stays healthy in slot
May not be an ideal number one wideout anymore but see resurgence as a number two in single coverage
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Edelman emerged as a big target in the Patriots offense, finishing the season with 105 receptions for 1,056 yards and six receiving touchdowns. He is the Patriots receiver to own right now, but will probably not see as many targets as he did a year ago.
 
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Numbers will fall off if Gronk, Dobson, Amendola stay healthy.
Feisty veteran is running out of gas.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
PPR monster on the Patriots. He showed that he can be the reliable option for Brady and he will find a way to post a ton of receptions, 1,000+ yards and near double digit TDs.
 
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
In theory, the development of the rest of the receiving corps and the presumed good health of Gronkowski cuts into Edelman's top10 target load, but can only drop him so far after impressive, reliable, durable 2013.
 
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Re-Signed with the Patriots for 4-years $17 million. Coming off a career year where he posted 105 receptions for 1,056 yards and 4 touchdowns. It's a much better deal for the Pats than their 5-year, $28.5 million commitment to Danny Amendola appears through one season. Amendola is locked into a roster spot for 2014, but the Patriots could save $2.1 million in salary cap space by releasing him next offseason. The Edelman deal magnifies that 2015 is a make-or-break year for Amendola in New England.
Signed a 3-year $11 million dollar contract with the Ravens. He's the kind of chain mover the Ravens sorely lacked after trading away Anquan Boldin. Smith may only catch 50-60 passes in 2014, but along with a healthy Dennis Pitta, will take pressure off of Joe Flacco. Smith's fantasy value is on the wane, but he'll be in the WR3/4 conversation