Singletary enjoyed a career day last week against a usually stout
Bengal defense, finishing with a 30-150-1 line. The 5í7íí scat-back
seems to be a better fit in this new wide-open Texan offense. With
Stroud pushing the ball downfield at a historic clip, Singletary
should see more of the giant rushing lanes he had last week, especially
against an Arizona defense yielding the 3rd most fantasy points
to the position.
By most measures Pollard has been a pretty big fantasy bust this
season. Touchdowns seem to be the boogeyman (he hasnít scored
since Week 1), and his lack of burst, and inconsistent deployment
as a pass catcher has capped his ceiling. Despite being an offensive
juggernaut at times, Dallas is 18th in the NFL in redone touchdown
percentage. Iím betting on a positive regression in that area
down the stretch, and Pollard should benefit from one of the worst
rush defenses in the NFL.
Jones and the Packer run game just havenít been able to
find their footing this season. Jones has career low efficiency
numbers as his current 3.7 yards-per-carry is by far the worst
heís ever had. But with the tissue paper Charger defense
coming to town, this could be the week to take advantage of. LA
has given up the 2nd most receptions to backs (61) and the 9th
most total fantasy points.
A brutal 3.3 yards per carry average limits his rushing ceiling,
but White has made up the slack by averaging four receptions a game.
The Niner defense is still one of the best in the league and fresh
off dismantling the Jags. You need to keep rolling him out on a
weekly basis, but without a touchdown there might not be much meat
on the bone.
Chicago RBs @ DET
Not only could this backfield be a mess with the potential return
of Khalil Herbert, but Detroit has really put the clamps on backs.
The Lions have yet to allow a runner to pass 67 yards, and have
given up the 7th fewest fantasy points to the position. Add in the
Justin Fields vulture potential, and this is a backfield to avoid
if you can swing it.
For a few weeks it really looked like McLaughlin had played his
way into a fair share of a committee role with Javonte Williams,
but over the last two weeks Williams has been a workhorse, touching
the ball a whopping 55 times. That volume has all but phased McLaughlin
out of the offense except for a few meager scraps. With a 6-to-8
touch ceiling, McLaughlin is too risky a FLEX start for any format.