The Lions have been historically bad on defense to start the season,
and part of that is giving up a league high eight rushing touchdowns
to backs. (The next closest team is five). Harris and Stevenson
have been one of the most effective running back tandems in the
NFL, and they should get plenty of opportunity with the possibility
of 4th-round rookie Bailey Zappe making his first start in the league.
Find a way to get both of these guys in your lineup.
Weather, game script, and five turnovers limited Robinson to
a season low eight attempts against the Eagles, but the tables
turn this week, as Jacksonvilleís ground game should roll against
one of the NFLs worst run defenses. The Texans are the most generous
defense to fantasy backs, giving up massive weeks to Jonathan
Taylor, Khalil Herbert, and Austin Ekeler.
Since entering the starting lineup in Week 2, Wilson has had
a stranglehold on the 49erís backfield. Heís played on over 60%
of the team snaps this season, good for a spot in the top-15 among
running backs. Heís averaging over 5 yards-per-carry over his
last three games, and has reached at least 74 total yards in every
game heís started this season. A near lock for 15-20 touches a
game, thatís enough opportunity for a solid RB2.
Grab Some Pine
Atlanta RBs @ TB
Patterson going on the IR this week, rookie 5th rounder Tyler
Allgeier and rookie free agent Caleb
Huntley have been hot waiver adds. I hesitate to trust either
than more than a FLEX because itís unclear how touches will be
distributed. Will it be a 50/50 split like last week (both had
10 rushes), or will Allgeier get the first chance to run with
the job? Then again, will either guy get a chance to get the hot
hand with a stingy Tampa defense on tap?
Gibson was on his way down the depth chart before rookie Brian
Robinson Jr. suffered gunshot wounds just prior to Week 1. With
Robinson set to potentially return this week, and with little
to show for his fortune over the first few weeks, Gibson could
see his touch count take a precipitous drop. With poor efficiency
to begin with, any hit Gibson takes will sink his fantasy value.
McCaffrey is an elite physical talent, but much like Kyler Murray,
every yard and play seem to take a heroic effort. With the Panthers
getting next to nothing from their passing game, the easy yards
just haven’t been there for CMC. His freakish dual threat
ability means you can never sit him, but this San Fran defense
is athletic, and feisty, and will make him fight for every yard
he gets. He certainly hasn’t produced up to the same value
that fantasy owners had hoped.