Really tough slate for running back depth. I’ve tried to dig as much as possible I just don’t think it’s there unless you stretch outside the box a bit. I love Fournette & Pumphrey on Draftkings if you can make it work. Production falls off real quick after the top names. I’ve ignored the Florida/FSU game, but its a tough call on those two backs. Honestly I think you’re going to be forced to pay up for Fournette because the matchup is good enough that you can’t avoid the upside potential. After that I think you just try to get exposure to RBs as you see fit.
Leonard Fournette – LSU
Best matchup he’s had in weeks.
Donnell Pumphrey – SD State
Another week where he has a favorable matchup.
Christian McCaffrey – Stanford
Solid as always. Not as easy of a matchup as he’s had recently though.
Paul Harris – Hawaii
There’s always a risk Hawaii spreads the love a bit, but Harris has been steady for 3 weeks now. This is a favorable matchup.
Samae Perine – Oklahoma
You’ll need him in the 25+ touch range to reach value in this matchup, but it’s possible.
I think Ballage is the attractive play no matter what, but he’s a near must if Richard is ruled out. If both play, I think I lean toward Ballage simply because he could reach value easier in a split carry environment.
Dalyn Dawkins – CSU
Real deep sleeper with some lineup appeal based on matchup and injuries to other RBs.
Josh Adams – Notre Dame
Not an ideal spot but not terrible. Limited upside though.