Wanna win this week in fantasy football? Pay attention, these are some must and don’t plays at running back in the NFL in week 7.
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Put Em In – Edwards
1. Chris Johnson – Early in the season I said I would include CJ until he broke his streak of consecutive 100-yard games. His streak ended that week. Well, I’m putting back on the list and hopefully I don’t jinx him again for his owners. Johnson has an extremely favorable matchup against the Eagles average run defense. After a few weeks of sub-par fantasy performance, he gets back on track this week.
2. Jamaal Charles – The Chiefs running back situation has led to a lot of questions so far this season. Who is getting the bulk of the carries? Is Charles only a 3rd down back? I don’t know that the answers will come this week but I’m betting that Charles pulls off at least a long touchdown run in a Chiefs victory over the Jaguars. He may not have a lot of touches but look for that one play to help your team out in a big way.
3. Peyton Hillis – Hillis has easily been one of the biggest fantasy surprises this year. At best, experts thought he would deliver some goal line touchdowns but no one predicted these types of results. He is consistently delivering 100-yard games and finding the end zone. One thing to note about this is that while Cleveland is a horrible team, their offensive line has great talent. This o-line and Cleveland’s lack of a passing game should lead to a decent day for the former Razorback.
Leave Em Out
1. Cedric Benson – Another week, another matchup I don’t like for Benson. The Falcons have an improved defense this year and Benson is overrated. Look for another option if you can.
2. Knowshon Moreno – Moreno returned last week after missing several games due to a hamstring injury. After a less than stellar return, I’m not sure he’s 100%. While he does have the advantage of playing the Raiders this week, he may not be the best option for your team. See what you can find on the wire or on your bench.
3. Ronnie Brown – Playing the Steelers. Giving up carries to Ricky Williams. Should I continue to state the obvious? Just in case you were thinking of playing him, don’t.
Danny Woodhead – Outside of Kevin Faulk, has there ever been a more perfect running back for the Patriots? He completely fits the bill of their ideal back. I don’t know that he’s going to ever put up huge numbers for you but if you need someone in the flex, throw him in. He’s going to get receptions out of the backfield and he should receive around 10 carries. That’s enough to put some damage on your opponent this week.