Last week we saw some huge performances from the running back position. Ezekel Elliot lead the way with 43.9 fantasy points, but Le’Veon Bell and DeMarco Murray also put up over 30 fantasy points each. This week we will give you a running back to pay up for, mid-range play, and a value pick.
LeVeon Bell, Pittsburg Steelers
Le’Veon Bell easily has the highest ceiling of any running back on this week’s slate. He is always used in the passing game which in PPR scoring is extremely important. This week he has a great matchup against the Cleveland Brown, who rank 26th overall in fantasy points given up to opposing running backs. The only concern is if this game becomes a blowout and they decide to rest Bell, but even still he should easily surpass his value.
Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
The top mid-play this week is Theo Riddick. I have a love/hate relationship with Riddick because every time I use him he does nothing and weeks that I fade him he blows up. I’m going to chance it this week because Riddick is in too good of a spot to pass up. He is still not very expensive and he has a very nice matchup against the Jaguars who rank 21st in fantasy points given up to opposing running backs. We’ll be looking for a bounce-back game for Riddick since he only put up 8.6 fantasy points last game.
C.J. Prosise, Seattle Seahawks
C.J. Prosise blew up last week with 22.3 fantasy points against the Patriots. Although he will be one of the highest owned players of the week he is still a good cash play for his value. This week the Seahawks will take on the Eagles who have been pretty good against the run this season so far. Philadelphia ranks 9th overall in fantasy points given up to opposing running backs, but with Russell Wilson throwing the football like he has then that should open up the running game once again this week.