Start of the Week –
Kenyan Drake vs Carolina Panthers
Drake didn’t do bad last weekend against the Lions, but he underperformed to say the least. I still am rolling with him as the start of the week against Carolina. Pass catch backs excel when facing Carolina giving up the most receptions and have the third most yards of scrimmage. Drake should thrive this week.
James Robinson vs Cincinnati Bengals
Don’t look now, but Robinson is becoming one of the most popular running backs in fantasy football. He definitely took the absence of Fournette and ran with it (literally). He is a good pick against the Bengals this week as their run defense is less than valuable against the likes of Ekeler, Chubb, Hunt, and Sanders.
Melvin Gordon vs New York Jets
Gordon didn’t do much last week against Tampa Bay which is sad, but this week he faces a pitiful Jets defense. He will also have Denver’s third string quarterback to work with. That means he is going to rely on Gordon throughout this game. Give me Gordon all day.
Mike Davis vs Arizona Cardinals
Mike Davis has been doing well filling in for the injured Christian McCaffrey. I like his production a lot this weekend against the Arizona Cardinals. Their defense has allowed nearly 29 points to enemy fantasy running backs. It doesn’t hurt that he has 17 receptions in his last two games. He’s a good flex start this week.
Darnell Henderson vs New York Giants
Henderson has commanded the Rams backfield over the last two weeks scoring 20 plus fantasy points in those two games. He has an interesting matchup against the Giants this week. Their front seven isn’t bad, but Goff should pass decent enough to get close to the goal line where Henderson can score. He’s an interesting flex play this week.
Jerick McKinnon vs Philadelphia Eagles
Kareem Hunt vs Dallas Cowboys
Adrian Peterson vs New Orleans Saints
Sit of the Week –
Mark Ingram vs Washington Football Team
Ingram is in serious trouble regarding his fantasy value. He finds himself in a quadruple-headed running assault with himself, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Lamar Jackson. It is just so hard to rely on this committee when which one is going to go off, and a match with the Washington front seven is one I am going to avoid.
Leonard Fournette vs Los Angeles Chargers
I’m gonna be honest guys, the Buccaneers backfield is starting to become like the Patriots backfield where one guy will do good one week, and then the other will excel the week after that. So while Jones had the better week last week, it is still hard to trust Fournette going forward knowing he isn’t the main back.
Antonio Gibson vs Baltimore Ravens
Gibson has done moderately well in his last two weeks scoring two touchdowns. However, he faces a tough Baltimore defense despite what the Chiefs did to them on Monday night. Washington is going to have to have a miracle if it means besting Baltimore, and while Gibson seems like an interesting option, just don’t.
Sony Michel vs Kansas City Chiefs
Patriot running backs are hard to choose, but if I was going to start one this weekend it would probably be Rex Burkhead. While Sony Michel did well last weekend, Burkhead still had three touchdowns. They are going against the Chiefs, and honestly a pass catch running back is better in this case which means Burkhead over Michel this week.
Devonta Freeman vs Los Angeles Rams
Freeman was a nice stash on the waiver wire last weekend after he signed with the Giants. He’s had time to look at the playbook, and he should be going forward as the number one back in New York. However, I feel like this week against the Rams probably isn’t the best one. Wait another week people.
Myles Gaskin vs Seattle Seahawks
D’Andre Swift vs New Orleans Saints
Joshua Kelley vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers