Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Steve Smith or Vincent Jackson

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Vincent Jackson
Vincent Jackson

at Jets
Sun, 12 pm EST

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

at Broncos
Thu, 7 pm EST

Expert Pick %
95%
5%
ECR
# 16
# 26
Best
# 5
# 12
Worst
# 38
# 56
Ave Projection (?)
11.1
7.3
Best
15.0
8.9
Worst
9.4
5.9
Ave Points / Game
10.3
6.6
Total Fantasy Points
164.4
98.5
Opponent
NYJ
DEN
Points Allowed (?)
17.6
19.0
Expert Pick %
95%
5%
 Site Projections
NumberFire
Dave Major
XN Sports
 Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
 James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
 Staff Composite
ESPN
Site Projections
scoutPRO
 Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
 Joel Beall
Fox Sports
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
 David Dodds
FootballGuys
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
 Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
 
 Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
 
 Matthew Berry
ESPN
 
 Eric Karabell
ESPN
 
 Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
 
 Christopher Harris
ESPN
 
 Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
 
 Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
 
 Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
 
 Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
 
 Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
 
 Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
 
 Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
 
 Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
 
 Staff Composite
Fox Sports
 
 Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
 
 Justin Boone
The Score
 
 Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
 
 Adam Rank
NFL.com
 
 Staff Composite
NFL.com
 
 Jason Smith
NFL.com
 
 KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
 
 Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
 
 Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
 
 Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
 
 Ben Standig
FFToolbox
 
 Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
 
 Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
 
 Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
 
 Matt Smith
NFL.com
 
 Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 
 Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
 
 Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
 
 Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
 
 Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
 
 Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
 
 Scott Cullen
TSN
 
 Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
 
 John Halpin
Fox Sports
 
 Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
 
 Micah James
FFMagicMan
 
 Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
 
 Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
 
 Staff
Roto Analysis
 
 Joseph Dolan
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 Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 
 Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
 
 Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
 
 Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
 
 John Paulsen
4for4.com
 
 Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
 
 Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
 
 Jeff Paur
RTSports
 
 Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
 
 Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
 
 Paul Greco
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 Terrance Bridgett
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 Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
 
 Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
 
 Scott Engel
RotoExperts
 
 Greg Smith
The Fake Football
 
 Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
 
 Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
 
 Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
 
 Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
 
 Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
 Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
 
 Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
 
 R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
 
 Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
 
 The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
 
 Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
 
 Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
 
 Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
 
 Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
 
 Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
 
 Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
 
 Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
 
 Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
 
 Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
 
 Adrian Pereira
eDraft
 
 Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
 
 Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
 
 Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
 
 Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
 
 Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
 
 Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
 
 David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
 
 Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
 
 Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Sky Sperling
Razzball
 
 Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
 
 Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
 
 Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
 
 Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
 
 Neil Parker
The Fake Football
 
 Mike Krueger
FFToday
 
 Bill Enright
FFChamps
 
 Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
 
 Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
 
 Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
 
 Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
 
 Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
 
 Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 
 Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
 
 Muntradamus
Beast Dome
 
 Rich Hribar
XN Sports
 
 Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
 
 Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
 
 Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
 
 Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
 
 R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
 
ECR
# 16
# 26
Best
# 5
# 12
Worst
# 38
# 56
Dave Major
XN Sports
16
12
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
21
15
Site Projections
NumberFire
9
17
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
9
17
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
29
17
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
10
18
Staff Composite
ESPN
8
18
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
6
19
Site Projections
scoutPRO
20
19
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
10
19
David Dodds
FootballGuys
14
20
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
17
21
Dave Dameshek
NFL.com
10
21
Matthew Berry
ESPN
12
21
Eric Karabell
ESPN
5
21
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
16
22
Christopher Harris
ESPN
7
22
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
15
22
Eric Yeomans
Mr. 52 Pick-Up
10
23
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
15
23
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
9
23
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
16
24
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Sports Empire
13
24
Ryan Hodge
FantasyTrade411
12
24
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
20
24
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
10
24
Brian Dezelske
Pro Football Central
10
24
Justin Boone
The Score
17
24
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
18
24
Adam Rank
NFL.com
19
24
Staff Composite
NFL.com
16
24
Jason Smith
NFL.com
19
24
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
11
24
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
10
24
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
14
25
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
13
25
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
11
25
Ben Standig
FFToolbox
19
25
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
16
25
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
21
25
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
13
25
Matt Smith
NFL.com
16
25
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
13
25
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
13
26
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
16
26
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
13
26
Austin Lee
Pro Football Focus
16
26
Darren Collette
Gridiron Experts
11
26
Scott Cullen
TSN
7
26
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
14
26
John Halpin
Fox Sports
9
26
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
21
26
Micah James
FFMagicMan
18
26
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
15
26
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Football Freaks
10
26
Staff
Roto Analysis
15
26
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
15
26
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
28
27
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
18
27
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
20
27
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
18
27
Site Rankings
Fantasy Football Nerd
21
27
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
15
27
John Paulsen
4for4.com
17
27
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
14
27
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
8
27
Jeff Paur
RTSports
12
27
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
17
27
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
19
27
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
13
27
Terrance Bridgett
FantasyTrade411
6
28
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
18
28
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
9
28
Adam Pfeifer
Rant Sports
17
28
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
11
28
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
23
28
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
18
28
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
12
28
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
26
28
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
17
28
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
20
28
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
8
28
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
11
29
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
35
29
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
14
29
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
16
29
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
21
29
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
7
29
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
23
30
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
18
30
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
21
30
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
11
30
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
25
30
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
15
30
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
15
30
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
12
31
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
16
31
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
32
31
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
16
31
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
16
31
Michael Sherman
Fantasy Team Advice
8
31
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
19
31
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
16
31
Alessandro Miglio
Pro Football Focus
14
32
Tony Mauriello
DraftLegends
23
32
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
14
32
Ryan Hester
footballandbrackets
13
32
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
30
32
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
11
32
Nick Raducanu
FantasyTrade411
13
33
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
17
33
Sky Sperling
Razzball
13
33
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
16
33
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
14
34
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
9
34
Nathan Zegura
CBS Sports
30
34
Neil Parker
The Fake Football
15
34
Mike Krueger
FFToday
10
34
Bill Enright
FFChamps
19
34
Ernie Estrella
Bruno Boys
10
35
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
16
35
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
22
35
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
22
35
Site Projections
Fantasy Football Starters
18
36
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
22
37
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
14
37
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
11
37
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
14
39
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
27
39
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
38
39
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
26
42
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
20
45
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
27
56
Ave Projection (?)
11.1
7.3
Best
15.0
8.9
Worst
9.4
5.9
Receptions
4.3
4.2
Rec Yards
64
54.5
Rec TDs
0.9
0.3
Ave Targets / Game
10.0
6.9
Total Targets
160.0
110.0
Taylor Smith
NFL Soup
Mike Williams is a great No. 2, but Jackson is still the primary target in Tampa. 1,300 yards and somewhere between 8-10 scores seems like a lock for Jackson.   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
It's hard ranking Jackson this low, but if Antonio Cromartie is manned up on him I don't want him on my team if I can avoid it.Richard Sherman and the Seahawks pass defense shut him down last season with Cam Newton targeting Smith 13 times and him only catching 4 of those for 40 yards and no touchdowns. Iíll be shying away from targeting any receiver facing Sherman this season.  
Jordan Tozzi
Legion Report
While practicing against the Patriots in Spring Training, the 6-5 230 WR, dominated the Patriots corners. Schiano plans to move Jackson all around the field, including the slot WR position, to help loosen the double-coverage that heíll be seeing all year. Jackson caught 72 passes on 147 targets (49% catch/target ratio) last season.At age 33, Smith is in the physical shape of a 25 year old. The 1,000 yard season should be there, but youíre looking at a WR who gives you minimal TDs Ė (4 TDs in 2012). Smith is a good 2WR and a strong 3WR option.  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Jackson finished 2012 with career highs in receptions (72) and yards (1,384) on 147 total targets and added 8 TDs to the list. As a unit, the Bucs offense has been on the rise, Jackson is a player worth considering a Top 10 Fantasy WR worth drafting as early as Round 4 in 2013.Smith has never posted consecutive seasons with less than 7 touchdowns since 2001-02 (throwing out 2004 when he got hurt in Week 1). Smith's age makes him a bit scary as he'll be 34 when the season starts but he's still worth drafting as a No. 2 Fantasy WR with a pick starting in Round 6.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
V-Jax is elite but possibly not so much with Antonio Cromartie draped all over him.Seattle corners are brutal, so Smith may not be an elite option this week.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Jackson has big play appeal, but the Jets were the top ranked fantasy receiver defense last year. I do not expect Jackson to have a monster game in the opener.   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
Vincent Jackson is a huge threat every week to win your matchup. He is no longer inconsistent from his Phillip Rivers days, he is a Monster nearly every week. Josh Freeman is in a contract season, he knows he can get those Bandz if he throws the ball to V-Jax often.Steve Smith is a burner. He is also the clear #1 WR for Cam Newton who will be unstoppable in 2013. While Smith has been plagued by Cam's inconsistency in 2012, we all know that Smith can be a 1300 Yard/13 TD WR. Cam is on a mission, and it all starts with throwing the ball deep to Steve.