Who Should I Start? - Week 16

Steve Smith or Julian Edelman

Steve Smith
Steve Smith BAL
at HOU  Sun, 1:00 ET
Julian Edelman
Julian Edelman NE
at NYJ  Sun, 1:00 ET
Out - Concussion
Expert Pick %
81%
19%
ECR
# 27
# 42
Best
# 17
# 12
Worst
# 54
# 30
Ave Projection (?)
9.9
0.0
Best
14.1
0.0
Worst
7.1
0.0
Ave Points / Game
8.8
9.3
Total Fantasy Points
131.5
130.6
Opponent
HOU
NYJ
Points Allowed (?)
26.6
24.0
Expert Pick %
81%
19%
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The Fake Football
 
ECR
# 27
# 42
Best
# 17
# 12
Worst
# 54
# 30
Mike Krueger
FFToday
14
N/A
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
16
N/A
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
17
27
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
17
N/A
Steve Olson
StatSims
17
N/A
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
18
N/A
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
19
N/A
Staff Composite
ESPN
19
N/A
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
20
N/A
Eric Karabell
ESPN
21
N/A
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
21
N/A
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
22
N/A
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
23
N/A
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
23
20
Bill Enright
FFChamps
23
N/A
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
23
N/A
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
24
12
Site Projections
scoutPRO
24
N/A
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
24
N/A
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
24
N/A
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
24
N/A
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
24
N/A
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
24
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
24
N/A
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
24
17
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
24
N/A
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
24
N/A
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
25
N/A
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
25
N/A
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
25
N/A
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
25
N/A
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
25
N/A
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
25
N/A
David Dodds
FootballGuys
26
N/A
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
26
N/A
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
26
N/A
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
26
N/A
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
26
N/A
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
26
N/A
Matthew Berry
ESPN
26
N/A
Christopher Harris
ESPN
26
N/A
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
26
N/A
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
26
N/A
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
26
N/A
Scott Cullen
TSN
26
N/A
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
27
N/A
Site Projections
numberFire
27
N/A
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
27
N/A
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
27
N/A
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
27
14
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
27
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
27
N/A
Dave Major
XN Sports
27
N/A
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
27
N/A
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
27
N/A
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
27
N/A
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
27
N/A
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
27
N/A
Staff
Roto Analysis
27
16
Matthew Freedman
RotoViz
27
N/A
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
28
16
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
28
N/A
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
28
14
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
28
N/A
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
28
N/A
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
28
N/A
Chris Heil
Sportable
28
17
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
28
N/A
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
28
N/A
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
28
N/A
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
28
N/A
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
28
N/A
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
29
N/A
John Paulsen
4for4.com
29
N/A
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
29
N/A
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
29
N/A
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
29
17
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
29
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
29
N/A
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
29
N/A
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
29
17
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
29
15
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
29
N/A
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
29
17
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
29
N/A
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
29
N/A
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
29
17
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
29
N/A
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
29
N/A
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
29
17
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
29
17
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
29
17
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
29
17
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
29
N/A
Adam Rank
NFL.com
30
20
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
30
N/A
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
30
N/A
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
30
N/A
Jeff Paur
RTSports
30
N/A
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
30
N/A
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
30
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
31
N/A
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
31
N/A
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
31
N/A
John Halpin
Fox Sports
31
N/A
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
31
N/A
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
31
N/A
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
31
N/A
Staff Composite
NFL.com
32
26
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
33
23
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
33
N/A
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
33
24
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
33
N/A
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
34
N/A
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
34
N/A
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
34
N/A
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
34
N/A
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
34
N/A
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
35
N/A
Justin Boone
The Score
35
N/A
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
35
N/A
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
35
N/A
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
39
22
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
40
N/A
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
41
N/A
Matt Smith
NFL.com
52
21
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
54
23
Ave Projection (?)
9.9
0.0
Best
14.1
0.0
Worst
7.1
0.0
Receptions
4.7
0.0
Rec Yards
64.1
0.0
Rec TDs
0.6
0.0
Ave Points / Game
8.8
9.3
Total Fantasy Points
131.5
130.6
Week 15
3.7   vs. JAC
15.4   vs. MIA
Week 14
13.0   at MIA
20.5   at SD
Week 13
0.2   vs. SD
4.8   at GB
Week 12
14.9   at NO
8.9   vs. DET
Week 11
BYE  
8.1   at IND
Week 10
1.7   vs. TEN
BYE  
Week 9
3.6   at PIT
14.9   vs. DEN
Week 8
3.5   at CIN
1.4   vs. CHI
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
7.9
9.6
Total Targets
110.0
134.0
Week 15
5.0
10.0
Week 14
11.0
12.0
Week 13
4.0
10.0
Week 12
6.0
15.0
Week 11
BYE
8.0
Week 10
7.0
BYE
Week 9
8.0
10.0
Week 8
9.0
4.0
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
Smith has basically been a boom / bust WR3 the second half of the season. The Texans have allowed the third most points to fantasy receivers this year, so he does have upside in a favorable matchup.