Already a big part of the offense, Dillion should see a full complement
of touches with Aaron Jones sidelined. He essentially carried the
offense against the Seahawks, scoring both Green Bay touchdowns
and setting a season high with 21 rushing attempts. Matchup and
opportunity make Dillon a must start in Week 11.
We havenít seen Barkley much over the last 14 months. He started
the year off slow in return from injury, made a few big plays in
a key win vs the Saints, then missed the last month with a bad ankle
injury. Expected to return in a must win vs the Bucs, Barkley gets
a defense missing its best run stopper in Vita Vea, and should be
chomping at the bit to quiet the critics in a prime time game against
the defending champs. If he can stay healthy, Barkley could be a
forgotten league winner.
With Mitchell a question mark with a fractured finger, itís
still too early to make a definitive call on either of these guys,
but however things shake out, the starter against the Jags will
be worth a long look. The Niners have slowly reintroduced Wilson
into the fray since his return from the injured list, so heíll
be in a bust out spot if Mitchell is out. On the other hand the
rookie 6th rounder has proved his chops and could be a serious asset
down the stretch if he can avoid these continued nagging injuries.
At the time of writing itís still unknown if Clyde Edwards-Helaire
will return this week, but when he does, this backfield is going
to be an absolute mess. Darrel Williams has been more productive
than CEH ever has, and though the 2nd year back might be a favorite
of the coaching staff, I canít see Williams being phased out.
If CEH is kept out again to rest through the bye, then all bets
are off, and Williams remains a must start. Monitor this situation
right up until Sunday, and plan accordingly.
Howard has risen from the ashes of the practice squad to somehow
become a fantasy asset during a key run of the season. Suddenly
becoming one of the most run heavy teams in the league (after being
allergic to the run over the first quarter of the season), Howard
has gotten 41 rushing attempts and turned those into 211 yards and
3 touchdowns. Unfortunately the Saints thrive on eating run games
for lunch, so I can see the Eagles flipping the script and throwing
the ball a bunch this week not to mention the fact Miles Sanders
could return in some form. Either way, chasing the one dimensional
Howardís stats could lead to disappointment.
Since a 20-101-1 day against the Steelers in Week 6, Collins has
been nearly invisible with less than 5 fantasy points per game over
the last three weeks. This offense was terrible last week, and should
be better with Wilson having another week to work the rust off,
but hoping to get right against an 8-2 team on the road isn’t
a recipe for success. With little if any meaningful work in the
passing game, Collins is a low floor touchdown or bust FLEX option