Who Should I Start? - Week 15

Christian McCaffrey or Ezekiel Elliott

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at IND, Sun 1pm EST
Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
vs. NO, Mon 8pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 3# 4-
Best Rank# 1# 2-
Worst Rank# 4# 5-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at IND vs. NO-
Matchup Rank2030-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att21.817.4
Rush Yds83.663.1
Rush TD0.60.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total239.3238.7-
Avg Game17.118.4-
Avg Projection18.016.9-
Week 1419.222.1-
    
Misc 
    
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WeatherIndoor47 F, Clear-
    
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  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR
15 rush, 69 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
10 rush, 50 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 6 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NYG
17 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at ATL
8 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
15 tar, 14 rec, 102 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at SEA
16 rush, 127 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 3 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
28 rush, 184 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. DET
25 rush, 152 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 88 yds, 1 td
BYE WEEK
Week 5 at HOU
20 rush, 54 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 7 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
17 rush, 58 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 35 yds, 1 td
Week 6 vs. JAC
24 rush, 106 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at WAS
8 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 46 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at WAS
15 rush, 33 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at PHI
7 rush, 29 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. BAL
14 rush, 45 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 11 yds, 1 td
Week 9 vs. TEN
17 rush, 61 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
17 rush, 79 yds, 2 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 78 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at PHI
19 rush, 151 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 36 yds, 1 td
at PIT
14 rush, 77 yds, 1 td
5 tar, 5 rec, 61 yds, 2 td
Week 11 at ATL
23 rush, 122 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 79 yds, 0 td
at DET
13 rush, 53 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. WAS
26 rush, 121 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 5 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
17 rush, 125 yds, 1 td
11 tar, 11 rec, 112 yds, 1 td
Week 13 vs. NO
23 rush, 76 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 60 yds, 1 td
at TB
10 rush, 106 yds, 0 td
10 tar, 9 rec, 55 yds, 1 td
Week 14 vs. PHI
28 rush, 113 yds, 0 td
13 tar, 12 rec, 79 yds, 0 td
at CLE
16 rush, 63 yds, 2 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at IND vs. NO
Week 16 vs. TB vs. ATL
Week 17 at NYG at NO
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at IND, Sun 1pm EST
Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
vs. NO, Mon 8pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts21.014.8
Rush Yards93.466.5
Rush TDs0.70.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions5.16.6
Rec Yards38.952.7
Rec TDs0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.016.9
   
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
2018 Points 
Week 114.67.5
Week 214.713.9
Week 311.819.4
Week 430.0
Week 58.415.3
Week 617.76.6
Week 74.28.0
Week 817.6
Week 911.227.7
Week 1030.731.8
Week 1126.111.0
Week 1220.335.7
Week 1319.622.1
Week 1419.222.1
Week 1510.8
Week 16
Week 17
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
2018 Targets 
Week 149
Week 2615
Week 382
Week 44
Week 576
Week 618
Week 766
Week 86
Week 956
Week 1075
Week 1188
Week 12611
Week 13610
Week 14137
Week 158
Week 16
Week 17
  Ezekiel Elliott
RB - DAL
Ezekiel Elliott
at IND, Sun 1pm EST
Christian McCaffrey
RB - CAR
Christian McCaffrey
vs. NO, Mon 8pm EST
Expert 
Tim McCullough
FantasyPros
Injury-Based Fantasy Advice - START - Elliott should be good-to-go for Week 15 despite dealing with a shoulder injury. He missed practice on Wednesday, but returned as a full participant on Thursday, all but ensuring his availability this weekend. He might be hindered a bit by the injury, but he's definitely still worth the start. 
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
Colts have not allowed 100-yard RB in 6 straight, but Zeke's new pass-catching skills keep upside highSaints 4th best vs RBs Fantasy wise, but McCaffrey's versatility keeps him matchup proof here
Frank Stampfl
RotoExperts
143 total yards or more in five straight 
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Elliott has compiled 582 yards on 119 rushes over Dallas' last five games to establish NFL leads in rushing attempts (268) and yards (1,262). He has also corralled 36 catches for 276 yards in that five-game window, giving him more receptions this season (65) than all but four running backs (Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, James White, and Alvin Kamara). The Colts have quietly contained opponents to 3.8 yards per carry, but Elliott is a matchup-proof RB1 who should ride an absurdly heavy workload to his seventh straight 100-yard tally.McCaffrey has eclipsed 100 total yards in six straight games, depositing 21.5 touches per game and 10 touchdowns in the process. While the Saints have surrendered an NFL-low 77.6 rushing yards per contest, they have also permitted averages of 5.4 catches for 41.5 yards to opposing running backs. Yet to miss a single offensive play since Week 9, McCaffrey maintains too high a floor to worry despite the tough matchup. DFS players, on the other hand, should avoid paying a premium price.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Elliott ranks 3rd among fantasy running backs over the last 4 games and he has a good matchup at the Indianapolis Colts, who rank 13th against fantasy running backs this season. The Saints allow the 3rd fewest points to fantasy running backs, but McCafrrey has been the second highest scoring fantasy running back over the last month. McCaffrey is a matchup proof RB1.