Start’ Em Sit’ Em Running Backs – Week 9

Starts

Start of the Week –

James Conner vs Dallas Cowboys

Conner has been surging through the glory of Pittsburgh’s run game once again. He has an insanely enticing matchup this week against the Dallas Cowboys who suck against running backs. They give up about an average of almost 25 points to enemy running backs per game. Start Conner with confidence.

Chase Edmonds vs Miami Dolphins

Edmonds was a worthy snatch if you picked him up while he was on a bye week last weekend. Kenyan Drake will be sidelined for a number of weeks so Edmonds will be stepping up and he’s got a great matchup against the Miami Dolphins who are 26th against running backs, and they give up an average of over 26 fantasy points each week to backs.

James Robinson vs Houston Texans

Robinson gets a shot at redemption this weekend against a Houston Texans team that held him to only ten points. I don’t see that being the case here. Most likely, the Jaguars fall behind with a rookie quarterback and the rookie will rely on Robinson a lot of his pass-catch ability.

David Johnson va Jacksonville Jaguars

Johnson hasn’t been bad behind any shadow of a doubt this season. The problem is that he just hasn’t had his big break for Houston yet and by big break, I mean to 20 some points yet. That could all change this week as they face Jacksonville are ranked 27th against running backs.

Justin Jackson vs Las Vegas Raiders

While Pope and Kelley got their licks in last weekend, Jackson still scored a modest 17 points. Now he has an incredible matchup against a team that can’t stop running backs; the Raiders. They are 28th in the league at defending the run, and they give up about an average of almost 30 points a game to them.

Sleepers;

Antonio Gibson vs. New York Giants

D’Andre Swift vs Minnesota Vikings

Matt Breida vs Arizona Cardinals

Sits

Sit of the Week –

Ezekiel Elliot va Pittsburgh Steelers

It isn’t the most popular option, but we have to consider it at this point. Dallas hasn’t seen the light this year at all, and they are also starting their fourth quarterback of the season. Elliot’s numbers have seriously dwindled, and it will be hard to trust him against a Pittsburgh rush defense despite what happened at Baltimore last weekend.

Melvin Gordon vs Atlanta Falcons

Gordon has kind of seen his workload decrease after his DUI incident as Phillip Lindsay keeps eating into his time. Call me crazy for sitting him against a defense that doesn’t do much, but with the time unsure, and the Falcons actually being 13th in the NFL against the run, maybe I’ll pass this week.

Jonathan Taylor vs Baltimore Ravens

So that was weird right? Against one of the worst rush defenses in the NFL, Taylor came up short. Wilkins and Hines took over produced the points I’d figured Taylor would produce. Now he heads into a match with Baltimore with an injury. Yeah I think not. Sit.

Ronald Jones vs New Orleans Saints

Jones’s costly fumble last weekend against the Giants made him lose work for essentially the rest of the night to Leonard Fournette. It’s not the first time this has happened either. So the question comes into play as to how much he will play against the Saints with Fournette healthy.

Devin Singletary vs Seattle Seahawks

Singletary didn’t too terrible by any means, but he lost a lot of end zone work to rookie Zack Moss. It will remain to be seen how much he plays into part as Singletary’s usage in the end zone has been decreasing every week. Plus they’ll probably be relying on the passing attack in this one.

Busts;

Damien Harris vs New York Jets

Wayne Gallman vs Washington Football Team

Gus Edwards/J.K. Dobbins vs Indianapolis Colts

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