Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Mark Ingram or Brandin Cooks

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Experts' Pick
 
  Brandin Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
vs. KC, Thu 8pm EDT
Mark Ingram
RB - NO
Mark Ingram
at MIN, Mon 7pm EDT
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
9 of 9 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 9 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 45
Best Rank# 15# 32
Worst Rank# 26# 70
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent vs. KC at MIN
Matchup Rank1226
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total168.3196.2
Avg Game11.212.3
Avg Projection143.3147.4
2016 Average11.212.3
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
Weather
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
# 18# 43
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 18# 47
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 15# 37
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 16# 47
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 20# 32
   
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
# 19# 47
   
Adam Pfeifer
RotoCurve
# 19# 47
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 19# 43
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 26# 70
   
  Brandin Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
Mark Ingram
RB - NO
Mark Ingram
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. KC at MIN
Week 2 at NO vs. NE
Week 3 vs. HOU at CAR
Week 4 vs. CAR at MIA
Week 5 at TBBYE WEEK
Week 6 at NYJ vs. DET
Week 7 vs. ATL at GB
Week 8 vs. LAC vs. CHI
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. TB
Week 10 at DEN at BUF
Week 11 at OAK vs. WAS
Week 12 vs. MIA at LAR
Week 13 at BUF vs. CAR
Week 14 at MIA at ATL
Week 15 at PIT vs. NYJ
Week 16 vs. BUF vs. ATL
Week 17 vs. NYJ at TB
  Brandin Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
Mark Ingram
RB - NO
Mark Ingram
2016 Points 
Week 127.48.7
Week 26.84.7
Week 31.918.7
Week 43.116.5
Week 5
Week 623.56.0
Week 711.812.2
Week 810.4-1.5
Week 96.629.1
Week 1015.86.3
Week 114.97.5
Week 1228.7
Week 137.75.3
Week 146.12.3
Week 1530.69.2
Week 169.823.3
Week 171.919.2
  Brandin Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
Mark Ingram
RB - NO
Mark Ingram
2016 Targets 
Week 192
Week 294
Week 386
Week 467
Week 5
Week 693
Week 794
Week 860
Week 962
Week 1052
Week 1184
Week 122
Week 1395
Week 14102
Week 1584
Week 1693
Week 1768
  Brandin Cooks
WR - NE
Brandin Cooks
vs. KC, Thu 8pm EDT
Mark Ingram
RB - NO
Mark Ingram
at MIN, Mon 7pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Chiefs secondary was 18th against fantasy receivers last year and they are going to struggle to keep up with the speed of Cooks, making him an upside WR1.Minnesota was 10th against fantasy running backs last year, but Ingram should see enough carries to have low-end RB2 value.