Should I Start Larry Fitzgerald or Marvin Jones: Fantasy Football Analytics vs Hilarious Impulses

Should I Start Larry Fitzgerald or Marvin Jones?

This year, I’ve decided to share my wife’s fantasy football “insight” with the world. We will be looking at some sticky fantasy football lineup decisions each week, and each of us will pick the player that we think should be started. I will use mostly statistical analysis, with just a touch of gut feeling. Erin will use whatever thing she uses to tell you what name speaks to her. Without further ado, let’s get into it:

Larry Fitzgerald vs. Marvin Jones Jr.

Larry Fitzgerald was the clear winner in Week 1. He led the Cardinals in targets (13), catches (8), and receiving yards (113). Not bad for the #2 WR. Christian Kirk is still #1 there, right? On the other side (literally – they played in the same game) Marvin Jones Jr. had a rather meager stat line: four catches for 56 yards on four targets. One would expect he would have been a lot more involved in an OT game, where Matthew Stafford threw it 45 times. According to the box score, the Lions leading receiver was… wait… I must be looking at the wrong year or something. Seriously? Danny Amendola?! Will the tale of these two receivers change in Week 2?

Bryan’s Pick: Give me Larry Fitzgerald. I don’t know how to quit him! He will continue to get tons of targets, and he has hands like coconut crab claws.

Erin’s Pick: I like Marvin Jones. Marvin just sounds like a nice guy you can introduce to your family: “This is my friend, Marvin.” On the other hand, Larry Fitzgerald sounds like an old man. I can’t imagine a Larry being good at football.

Check back as we keep score on who made the best call for Larry Fitzgerald vs Marvin Jones, and two other fantasy football choices each week..

For more from Bryan Sclar, follow him on Twitter (@FA_BryanSclar)and check out their other week 2 start/sit calls:

Start Sony Michel or Marlon Mack Week 2

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