Barkley looked quick and healthy. The second part is the key
and you should continue to write his name in as long as he’s
fit. The Panthers were run over by both Nick Chubb and Kareem
Hunt (combined for 38.3 fantasy points) and Barkley has the physical
tools to imitate both of them.
Williams (6.1 ypc) and Gordon (4.8 ypc) both ran well versus
the Seahawks last Monday night, but both fumbled at the opponentís
1-yard line to disappoint Broncos fans and fantasy players everywhere.
They will find the going easy again this week after the Texans
gave up 38.9 fantasy points last weekend to the Colts. Both can
With Elijah Mitchell sidelined, Wilson takes over as the starter,
but beware of the possibility that Deebo Samuel will see addition
usage out of the backfield, limiting Wilsonís ceiling. Still,
the Seahawks allowed the Broncos to rush for over 5.3 yards per
carry. In the four games Wilson saw at least 19 rushing attempts
since 2020, heís averaged 19.5 fantasy points so heís worth the
gamble that Samuel wonít steal too much of his thunder.
The Broncos only allowed 62 yards rushing Monday night and Rashad
Penny is a better back than the rookie, who disappointed in the
opener (11-33-0). Even though the head coach said he wanted to
give more opportunities to the rookie in Week 2, the matchup isnít
Kamara is dealing with bruised ribs and thatís not the time to
face the hard-hitting Bucsí run defense which just held Ezekiel
Elliott and Tony Pollard in check (combined 60 yards). Additionally,
the Saints continue to use Taysom Hill in the Red Zone stealing
valuable touchdown opportunities from Kamara (and Jameis Winston).
If you have a viable alternative option from Kamara, this might
be the week to use it.
The Bengals held Pittsburgh and Najee Harris & Co. to 30
yards rushing on 13 attempts so I’m not excited about Pollard
seeing enough of a workload to produce fantasy-worthy numbers.
He carried six times for just eight yards in the opener with two
receptions for 14 yards (4.2 fantasy points). Elliott was by far
the better runner in Week 1.