Who Should I Start? - Week 9

Steve Smith or Julian Edelman

Steve Smith
Steve Smith BAL
at PIT  Sun, 8:30 ET
Julian Edelman
Julian Edelman NE
vs. DEN  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
ECR
# 9
# 30
Best
# 4
# 7
Worst
# 42
# 51
Ave Projection (?)
11.5
8.2
Best
15.0
10.8
Worst
8.5
6.4
Ave Points / Game
11.2
7.3
Total Fantasy Points
89.5
58.0
Opponent
PIT
DEN
Points Allowed (?)
21.9
19.3
Expert Pick %
97%
3%
 Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
Mike Clay
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Ryan Rufe
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Revelation Sports
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
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4for4.com
 
 Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
 
 Austin Lee
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 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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The Fake Football
 
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DavidGonos.com
 
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2MugsFF
 
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ProjectRoto
 
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ProjectRoto
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Fantasy Team Advice
 
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The Score
 
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Breaking Football
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
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The Fake Football
 
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The Football Girl
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
 Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
 
 Ben Standig
CSN Washington
 
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
 
 Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 
 Site Projections
NumberFire
 
 Site Projections
scoutPRO
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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Yahoo! Sports
 
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 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
 
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Get Sports Info
 
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TSN
 
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Fantasy Six Pack
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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The Fantasy Fix
 
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Fantasy Contrarians
 
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Gridiron Experts
 
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Tags Fantasy Football
 
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ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
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ESPN
 
 Jason Longfellow
Razzball
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
 
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Forensic Fantasy
 
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The New York Times
 
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Pro Football Focus
 
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XN Sports
 
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FFToolbox
 
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The Fake Football
 
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CBS Sports
 
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Fantasy Smack Talk
 
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CBS Sports
 
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ProjectRoto
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
ECR
# 9
# 30
Best
# 4
# 7
Worst
# 42
# 51
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
4
35
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
6
31
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
6
27
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
7
43
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
7
18
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
7
20
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
7
24
Bill Enright
FFChamps
7
19
John Paulsen
4for4.com
8
29
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
8
26
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
8
40
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
8
26
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
8
32
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
8
24
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
8
27
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
8
33
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
8
30
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
8
36
Mike Krueger
FFToday
9
27
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
9
29
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
9
31
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9
26
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
9
40
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
9
29
Justin Boone
The Score
9
25
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
9
30
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
9
31
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
9
33
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
9
31
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
9
30
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
9
19
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
9
41
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
9
33
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
9
28
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
9
29
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
9
20
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
9
36
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
9
30
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
9
28
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
9
42
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
9
31
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
9
30
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
9
30
David Dodds
FootballGuys
10
31
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
10
50
Site Projections
NumberFire
10
25
Site Projections
scoutPRO
10
18
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
10
49
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
10
43
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
10
41
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
10
33
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
10
28
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
10
11
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
10
19
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
10
31
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
10
14
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
10
31
Scott Cullen
TSN
10
29
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
10
38
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
11
22
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
11
31
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
11
21
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
11
17
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
11
27
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
11
38
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
11
34
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
12
26
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
12
26
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
12
26
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
12
28
Matthew Berry
ESPN
12
32
Christopher Harris
ESPN
12
15
Eric Karabell
ESPN
12
24
Staff Composite
ESPN
12
26
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
12
21
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
13
41
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
13
31
John Halpin
Fox Sports
13
24
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
13
35
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
13
41
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
14
23
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
14
26
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
49
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
16
23
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
16
29
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
17
27
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
17
31
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
18
26
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
18
7
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
18
30
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
19
33
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
19
31
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
22
38
Jeff Paur
RTSports
22
30
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
24
16
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
26
47
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
27
26
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
42
51
Ave Projection (?)
11.5
8.2
Best
15.0
10.8
Worst
8.5
6.4
Receptions
4.9
6.3
Rec Yards
70.8
69.3
Rec TDs
0.7
0.2
Ave Points / Game
11.2
7.3
Total Fantasy Points
89.5
58.0
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
8.6
8.6
Total Targets
69.0
69.0
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
The Steelers are just 17th against fantasy receivers and Steve Smith has been reborn in the Ravens vertical passing game.
Edelman has lost steam in the last month with the emergence of LaFell, but I still think he has low WR2 to high WR3 value in a game that figures to be a shootout.