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DFS NFL Running Back Picks for Week 15 – 2021

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CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 27: Christian McCaffery (22) running back of the Panthers during a NFL football game between the Pittsburg Steelers and the Carolina Panthers on August 27, 2021 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire)

There are some excellent values this week for running backs in DFS! Find out here as we break down the winners and losers in DFS for Week 15!

Najee Harris – ($7,800 DK, $8,800 FD)  – With quite a few studs playing sometime other than Sunday, Harris shows up this week as one of the more expensive options at running back. He does have a tough matchup versus the Titans this week as they rank fourth in giving up the fewest fantasy points to running backs so far this year. However, Harris has no problem with those tough defenses as he’s averaged 18.95 fantasy points per game and has been 100 percent consistent in those games. Start him with confidence this week.

Joe Mixon – BEWARE –  ($7,200 DK, $8,300 FD) – Mixon shows up near the top this week as one of the more expensive backs as well. But I’m not so sure, I’m putting any shares into him this week. He has a tough matchup this week playing on the road at Denver. The Broncos rank seventh in giving up fantasy points to running backs so far this season. Mixon has not done well in those game scenarios by averaging only 10.80 fantasy points per game and has only been 44 percent consistent in those games. I’ll look elsewhere this week for value.

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Best Value – RB – Myles Gaskin – ($5,600 DK, $6,600 FD) – The Dolphins return from their bye week and welcome the Jets to town this week. The Jets rank DEAD LAST in giving up fantasy points to running backs so far this year. Gaskins has performed well in these games by averaging 14.14 fantasy points per game and has been 80 percent consistent. In fact, in Week 11 when the Dolphins played the Jets in New York, he scored 18.60 fantasy points. He’s a real nice value this week.

Best Mid-Value – RB – Antonio Gibson – ($6,000 DK, $6,900 FD) – Gibson hasn’t been great so far this year, but he’s good and has pretty much stayed healthy and that’s more important for many fantasy owners. This week, he travels to Philly to tackle the Eagles. The Eagles rank 23rd in giving up fantasy points to running backs so far this year. Gibson has done quite well in these game scenarios when playing away versus a bad defense by averaging 18.80 fantasy points per game and has been 100 percent consistent in those matchups. He’s a great start this week.

Overall, this week we are seeing some potentially huge values but a few people to stay away from that we normally give a full endorsement. 

Bob Lung is a professional fantasy football writer who runs the fantasy football expo in Canton, Ohio every summer. He writes his Consistency Articles and also contributes to Dr. Roto’s new DFS site.

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