Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Sammy Watkins or Demaryius Thomas

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Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Demaryius Thomas
WR - DEN
Demaryius Thomas
vs. LAC, Mon 10pm EDT
Sammy Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
vs. IND, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
4 of 8 experts
50%
Recommended by
4 of 8 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 20# 16
Best Rank# 13# 4
Worst Rank# 26# 29
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent vs. LAC vs. IND
Matchup Rank2422
   
   
Stats Allowed   
Rec22.823.6
Rec Yds263.6275.7
Rec TD1.31.7
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total136.355.0
Avg Game8.56.9
Avg Projection139.2127.9
2016 Average8.56.9
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
Weather
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
# 20# 16
   
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
# 20# 10
   
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
# 26# 11
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 18# 4
   
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
# 13# 19
   
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
# 23# 24
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 16# 28
   
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
# 19# 29
   
  Demaryius Thomas
WR - DEN
Demaryius Thomas
Sammy Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC vs. IND
Week 2 vs. DAL vs. WAS
Week 3 at BUF at SF
Week 4 vs. OAK at DAL
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. SEA
Week 6 vs. NYG at JAC
Week 7 at LAC vs. ARI
Week 8 at KCBYE WEEK
Week 9 at PHI at NYG
Week 10 vs. NE vs. HOU
Week 11 vs. CIN at MIN
Week 12 at OAK vs. NO
Week 13 at MIA at ARI
Week 14 vs. NYJ vs. PHI
Week 15 at IND at SEA
Week 16 at WAS at TEN
Week 17 vs. KC vs. SF
  Demaryius Thomas
WR - DEN
Demaryius Thomas
vs. LAC, Mon 10pm EDT
Sammy Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
vs. IND, Sun 4pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions84.965.8
Rec Yards1,072.9963.5
Rec TDs6.25.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.1
Rush Yards0.3-0.1
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points139.2127.9
   
  Demaryius Thomas
WR - DEN
Demaryius Thomas
Sammy Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
2016 Points 
Week 14.84.3
Week 211.02.0
Week 314.0
Week 415.4
Week 510.9
Week 61.5
Week 710.0
Week 87.9
Week 95.6
Week 1014.7
Week 11
Week 126.08.0
Week 136.13.8
Week 1412.611.4
Week 159.11.0
Week 162.021.4
Week 174.73.1
  Demaryius Thomas
WR - DEN
Demaryius Thomas
Sammy Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
2016 Targets 
Week 166
Week 275
Week 37
Week 47
Week 57
Week 610
Week 710
Week 810
Week 910
Week 1011
Week 11
Week 1283
Week 13109
Week 14166
Week 15114
Week 16810
Week 1769
  Demaryius Thomas
WR - DEN
Demaryius Thomas
vs. LAC, Mon 10pm EDT
Sammy Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
vs. IND, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Chargers have very good cornerbacks and the Broncos are shaky at quarterback, which makes Thomas a low-upside WR3.Watkins is a boom / bust WR3 at home with QB Jared Goff facing a bad Colts D.