Start’ Em Sit’ Em Running Backs – Week 8

Alright, people let’s look at last week’s start of the week and sit of the week. Henderson was my start, and I am not sure what happened here with his stats as he just didn’t get a lot going against the Lions like we thought he would. Gibson on the hand shit the bed just as I said he would have. Now onto week eight!

Starts

Start of the Week;

Darrell Henderson vs Houston Texans

I am going for it again people. I know he didn’t put up the points to win games last week, but I am very confident that he will do so in this matchup against the Houston Texans. The Rams should get up early and then all the damage leftover is gonna be from Henderson in the run game. He also got targeted six times last week which is great for his receiving option as well. Start him people.

Damien Harris vs Los Angeles Chargers

Harris had a monster game against the Jets last weekend, and I look for him to do some more damage running the ball when and the Patriots face the Los Angeles Chargers this week. The offense is going to have to put trust in the run game knowing how good this secondary is. Their run defense however is a completely different stroy. Harris should flourish here this week in your lineups.

Zack Moss vs Miami Dolphins

Moss is coming off a bye week here. He destroyed the Miami Dolphins in the first go-around, and I firmly believe he will do it again. This team can’t stop the run to save their lives. He also seems to be doing better than Singletary in both running and receiving departments. Look for him to get you some points coming off the bye.

Khalil Herbert vs San Francisco 49ers

Herbert was the one shining light in Chicago’s offense last week against the Bucs. He rushed for over 100 yards and caught five passes for 33 more yards. This seems to be the only guy Justin Fields can find on the field man. A lot of these are dump-offs, but dump-offs are great if done right. The way the Bears are playing right now means putting the ball in the hands of Herbert is the best option for them at this point.

Kenneth Gainwell vs Detroit Lions

Gainwell is the most requested running back on the waiver wire right now. Why you may ask? It is because Miles Sanders got hurt, and somehow he was able to put up better points anyway when Sanders was in. The kid is a big start this week against the Detroit Lions no matter what scenario because Jalen Hurts loves to pass to this kid. He should be bringing you great fortunes this Sunday against Detroit.

Sleepers;

Javonte Williams vs Washington Football Team

Elijah Mitchell vs Chicago Bears

Devonate Booker vs Kansas City Chiefs

Sits

Sit of the Week;

Mike Davis vs Carolina Panthers

Mike Davis is starting to look like the biggest bust of drafts this year as he was expected to take over running the ball for Atlanta. Sadly, Patterson has come in and made him irrelevant. He scored one point last week against the Dolphins. That is honestly unheard of man. So yes bench him because he faces the number one rushing defense according to NFL Fantasy; the Carolina Panthers.

Antonio Gibson vs Denver Broncos

Gibson is struggling in fantasy due to his many injuries and the game script. I don’t like his chances against the Denver Broncos this week. I know that Johnson was able to run for over 100 yards and a score on them, but I don’t see that happening here, and it does it will be through the passing attack with J.D. McKissic. Not a good one man.

Myles Gaskin vs Buffalo Bills

Gaskin joins us yet again on the sit’ em column. Was anybody surprised? Good, I didn’t think so. He will get a hard matchup this week when he takes on the Buffalo Bills. They gave up a lot to Derrick Henry two weeks ago, but let’s be real here. Henry is more than just a normal man, and Gaskin is not Derrick Henry. Therefore, logic details that you sit Myles Gaskin. End of discussion.

Melvin Gordon vs Washington Football Team

This is it, people. This is where I believe the tide turns and the mantle is passed on from Gordon to Williams. Sure, Gordon scored a touchdown last week against the Browns. Oh, wait. So did Williams. I do not believe the Broncos rushing attack will matter here. Williams is the better back regardless, but he can catch better than Gordon. That is the reason Melvin Gordon will become obsolete after this week.

David Johnson vs Los Angeles Rams

A big reason that Johnson is even making this list again is that the Texans are trading Mark Ingram back to the Saints. That means that Johnson and Lindsay will be the two backs ready to go. So far, Johnson has proven to be the better back. However, a matchup with the Rams means less than ideal. Look for him to catch some passes, but this won’t be pretty.

Busts;

Darrell Williams vs New York Giants

Michael Carter vs Cincinnati Bengals

AJ Dillon vs Arizona Cardinals

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