Fantasy Football Running Back Review Week 4

To the Barbershop

My quick advice is don’t go chasing fantasy points (or waterfalls).  With Josh Jacobs down and out, the Raiders went forward with Peyton Barber, but this production won’t last. John Gruden will go with the hot hand between Kenyan Drake and Barber. The second Jacobs is back on the field Peyton Barber will be on your bench. If you do have him on your roster try to bundle him into a trade.  

The Bird’s The Word

James Conner looks like an exciting fantasy option, but most of his fantasy score was from two short-yardage

touchdowns that he collected in the second half. Chase Edmonds has a sizable lead in snaps, and he is dwarfing Conner in total targets.  With the PPR floor that Chase Edmonds brings, he will be a more consistent fantasy option.  James Conner has his upside with touchdowns, but that isn’t something you can rely on week over week.

Mack on the Move?

Marlon Mack is a running back to watch.  The Colts and Mack mutually agreed to seek a trade and the running back is on a one-year $2-million contract.  He is on the perfect one-year  deal for running back needy teams.  If you have a bench spot to waste for about 2 weeks, he is a great hold.  Three awesome landing spots for him in fantasy football would be the Atlanta Falcons who have been relying on Mike Davis, the New England Patriots with James White out

for the season, and the Los Angeles Chargers who could use a change of pace runner to complement Austin Ekeler.   Right now, a good number of teams need temporary fixes at running back from several weeks to the rest of the season, and a $2 million dollar rent a back of Marlon’s caliber isn’t a bad offer.

The Shanahan-an

In what is starting to become a series, the 49ers have turned themselves (yet again; looking at you 2019) into a running back lottery, so if you had Kyle Juszczky in your best ball league – congratulations.  Every other sane person that followed general fantasy advice from everyone, maybe next week? Hopefully, the return of Elijah Mitchell or Jeff Wilson Jr. adds some clarity to this situation, until then I’ll keep you updated.