Who Should I Start? - Week 8

Steve Smith or Julian Edelman

Steve Smith
Steve Smith BAL
at CIN  Sun, 1:00 ET
Probable - Not Injury Related
Julian Edelman
Julian Edelman NE
vs. CHI  Sun, 1:00 ET
Expert Pick %
82%
18%
ECR
# 16
# 20
Best
# 6
# 10
Worst
# 32
# 44
Ave Projection (?)
10.2
10.5
Best
13.5
13.5
Worst
8.6
8.1
Ave Points / Game
12.3
8.1
Total Fantasy Points
86.0
56.6
Opponent
CIN
CHI
Points Allowed (?)
16.7
21.9
Expert Pick %
82%
18%
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The Fake Football
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Bloomberg Sports
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Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 Alessandro Miglio
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Matthew Berry
ESPN
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
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Legion Report
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
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Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
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Tom Poisal
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Mike Clay
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 James Hatfield
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 Austin Lee
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 Marc Caviglia
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Fantasy Football Metrics
 
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NFL.com
 
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NFL.com
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
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ProjectRoto
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
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The Fake Football
 
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 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
 
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 Jeff Boggis
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The Washington Post
 
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TSN
 
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Beast Dome
 
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NumberFire
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Ken Zalis
Pressbox
 
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ESPN
 
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EDSFootball
 
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Roto Rankings
 
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4for4.com
 
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 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
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The Score
 
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Breaking Football
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 
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Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
 
 Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
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CSN Washington
 
 Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
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CBS Sports
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
 
 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
 
ECR
# 16
# 20
Best
# 6
# 10
Worst
# 32
# 44
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
6
13
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
8
20
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
9
21
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
10
29
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
10
14
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
10
19
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
11
9
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
11
35
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
12
33
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
12
25
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
12
38
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
12
19
Mike Krueger
FFToday
13
10
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
13
24
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
13
30
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
13
28
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
13
28
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
14
24
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
14
22
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
14
19
David Dodds
FootballGuys
15
19
Adam Rank
NFL.com
15
29
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
15
28
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
15
18
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
15
31
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
15
10
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
15
35
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
15
21
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
15
23
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
15
29
Jeff Paur
RTSports
15
28
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
15
22
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
15
30
Bill Enright
FFChamps
15
17
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
15
19
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
16
21
Matt Smith
NFL.com
16
21
Staff Composite
NFL.com
16
23
Site Projections
scoutPRO
16
31
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
16
20
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
16
44
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
16
22
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
16
34
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
16
24
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
16
20
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
16
22
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
16
20
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
16
22
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
16
21
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
16
20
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
16
25
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
16
25
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
16
20
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
16
21
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
16
17
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
16
20
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
16
20
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
16
20
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
16
20
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
16
19
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
16
19
Staff
Roto Analysis
16
21
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
16
20
Scott Cullen
TSN
16
20
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
16
20
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
16
19
Site Projections
NumberFire
17
20
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
17
19
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
17
22
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
17
15
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
17
24
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
17
21
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
17
21
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
17
24
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
17
21
Christopher Harris
ESPN
17
21
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
17
21
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
17
30
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
17
22
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
17
19
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
17
21
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
17
19
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
18
29
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
18
29
John Paulsen
4for4.com
18
20
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
18
26
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
18
31
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
18
20
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
18
22
Justin Boone
The Score
18
23
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
18
28
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
18
23
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
18
20
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
18
24
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
18
40
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
18
28
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
18
11
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
18
24
Eric Karabell
ESPN
18
12
Staff Composite
ESPN
18
14
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
18
26
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
18
27
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
19
38
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
19
16
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
19
18
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
19
17
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
19
29
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
19
29
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
20
14
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
20
14
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
20
18
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
20
24
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
20
22
John Halpin
Fox Sports
20
21
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
20
17
Matthew Berry
ESPN
20
14
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
20
26
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
21
17
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
21
23
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
21
13
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
22
31
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
22
27
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
22
24
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
22
19
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
22
18
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
22
18
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
23
25
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
23
13
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
23
13
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
24
32
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
32
24
Ave Projection (?)
10.2
10.5
Best
13.5
13.5
Worst
8.6
8.1
Receptions
4.9
6.3
Rec Yards
65.9
73.4
Rec TDs
0.6
0.5
Ave Points / Game
12.3
8.1
Total Fantasy Points
86.0
56.6
Week 7
6.7   vs. ATL
5.2   vs. NYJ
Week 6
17.0   at TB
10.1   at BUF
Week 5
1.4   at IND
3.5   vs. CIN
Week 4
25.9   vs. CAR
2.3   at KC
Week 3
10.1   at CLE
8.9   vs. OAK
Week 2
7.1   vs. PIT
15.0   at MIN
Week 1
17.8   vs. CIN
11.6   at MIA
Ave Targets / Game
8.6
9.3
Total Targets
60.0
65.0
Week 7
5.0
9.0
Week 6
6.0
12.0
Week 5
7.0
8.0
Week 4
10.0
8.0
Week 3
7.0
13.0
Week 2
10.0
7.0
Week 1
15.0
8.0
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Bengals are 4th against fantasy receivers, but Smith Sr. is entrenched as a weekly WR2 play.
Edelman has low WR2 appeal against a Bears secondary that ranks 16th against fantasy receivers.