Cash, stash, pass RB
If you actually took the time to read the nonsense that I let spill out about the QB position, and you’re following for the RB review then I commend you for being such a degenerate that you’re willing to read my stuff. I started too late in the week to cover all the positions like I originally planned, but I’ll get what I can before lock tomorrow. Now, let’s get this thing COOKing!!
The cash reference is being cash viable, the stash reference is using in format outside of cash with some being possible cash plays as well, the pass reference is not liking or having any exposure to the player.
Alvin Kamara (stash 10.5%pOWN) The big news everyone was waiting on was who was going to be the QB for the Saints. While I still don’t believe that we won’t see any Jameis, going under the assumption that Payton stays true to letting Hill run 100% of the plays then this lowers my liking for AK. I think with Hill there is more likely possibility that he could vulture some TD’s on the ground. It’s also my thinking that he attempts quite a bit less passes and is running more. If he does do that and say he throws 10-12 less pass attempts minimum then that lowers the floor of targets for AK. It is Alvin and he’s more than capable of smashing with more efficiency on those less targets or rushing attempts. He’s a good pivot off of the other high priced guys getting all the ownership.
Dalvin Cook (CASH 42%pOWN)- We’ve heard it all this week and I don’t need to spend a lot of time on it I don’t think. In cash games you lock him in and go from there. The line has moved some this week and they’re still a 7 point favorite, so I think we can expect a lot of Dalvin again.
Derrick Henry (stash 4% pOWN) I like Henry a lot this week and if I find the right build I would consider him for cash. We know he’s going to get the touches, and we saw what NE done to Baltimore running up the middle soon as Brandon Williams left the game. This week the Ravens will be without Williams and Campbell. To me that seems like a great spot to take advantage of low ownership on Henry. It’s a different year sure, but Henry put 195 on the Ravens in the playoffs and this year I don’t think they’re as good as some think against the run, and couple that with the losses of Williams and Campbell I think it leads to a big day for Henry. It’s time for Henry season to come in, and it would be a perfect time for it with the Titans losing 3 of the last 4, they know if they want to go on a run it’s going to be because they got Henry going beast mode again.
James Conner (stash 15%pOWN) The Steelers homer in me wants to believe this is the week he gets it done. I wanted to believe it and fire him up in cash games, and once Tomlin said they want to get the ground game going it cemented that thought in my head. I know Tomlin is usually a pretty straight shooter and I expect them to get the run game going, the only issue I have is thinking with Baltimore 4 days later that maybe they get up on the Jags, and then we saw a combo of Snell and McFarland getting some work. That would help the Steelers stay healthy and a little more rest before the big Turkey Day game. For those reasons and for the fact that I have to see it to believe it with the run game, I can’t safely go to Conner in cash and will have some of him to get some leverage off the Steelers WR ownership.
Mike Davis (pass 8%pOWN) Without CMC and in a good matchup you would think Davis would be a good play. I’m not saying he can’t be, but he’s not been doing anything close to what we saw him doing in the last few games he was the lead guy. This week he is going to be without 2 O-lineman and the one that really hurts is no John Miller. Without Miller at Guard and no Okung I think it hurts Davis quite a bit in the rushing category. He could still get his targets, but the Panthers QB situation isn’t one we can count on that happening with either. I’m off Davis this week.
Zeke (cash 12%pOWN) He’s not getting a lot of talk because he hasn’t done much besides fumble lately it seems. This week at 6500 for his talent and giving a full work load I can see Zeke popping back on the radar and leaving everyone to be like WTF!!! Why didn’t I have any Zeke he’s too cheap for his talent. I don’t want to be one of those this week, and while I probably don’t get him in my cash builds this week I don’t rule the option out either. All the talk is on Dalvin being the best RB and for good reason, so Zeke could have that chip on his shoulder and want to prove that he is still one of the top guys at the position. With them getting Dalton back only helps Zeke too.
Patriots backfield (pass) It was thought that Harris could be a good play, but now they’re activating Sony and there’s just too many mouths in the backfield for me at this point. The only one I would consider would be Burkhead and that is only a part of game stacks probably.
Antonio Gibson (stash 13%pOWN) He’s in a good spot and he has been getting solid usage, in this matchup if you believe the WFT plays with a lead or it’s a slow paced game then Gibson should be a big part of that, and on his way to a solid day. If you think that Cincy puts points up and jumps to a lead then his backfield mate would be the better option.
JD Mckissick (cash 10%pOWN) It wasn’t something I liked at first but with Smith at the helm we know he is check down Charlie and 29 targets in 2 games for JD proves that. At first I thought maybe the 14 was an outlier and was game script, but then followed up with 15 the next game. I think he has a pretty safe floor of targets this week again, and with some of the pricing this week I like him to be good value.
Duke Johnson (cash 19%pOWN) It was ugly last week with the weather, but he still got a good workload and one that we would think be more this week. Only 1 target last week I’d say that goes up by a few, because the way BB will game plan you think he will try and take Fuller and Cooks away and leaving Duke to be the beneficiary of some of those targets they won’t get. This is a better game flow and better weather and if we can safely project Duke for basically all the RB touches and targets then he has the talent and opportunity to bounce back this week.
Colts backfield (pass) If you can pick the back that has the best game then go for it. I don’t like the chances and I don’t like going back to Hines after a big game and falling for a trap. The Colts have been giving Wilkins more work than Taylor and at some point you would like one to take over and that would clear the backfield up some, but right now it don’t look that way and they seem to be fine with splitting the workload how they have been. With a gun to my head and have to pick one I think I would take a chance on Taylor, but I likely won’t have anyone from the Indy offense this week in any format.
Kalen Ballage (cash 17%pOWN) The Chargers are big favorites this week and for that reason I like Ballage even more. The last 2 games since he took over he’s averaged 16.5 carries per game and had 9 targets over the last 2. With a 5600$ price and that workload in a matchup being favored like they are, I like Ballage a lot this week. The Jets have gave up and average of 111 rushing yards per game over the last 3 games. I think Ballage is a safe play with a good floor this week, and has some upside if they get up and lean on the run game.
As always, appreciate taking your time to hear me out. I hope everyone has a good and profitable week to add some more $$ on the accounts for the Turkey Day slate.