The running back position has been a tough one to figure out this year, but don’t worry we got you covered. Find out here as we break down the winners and losers in DFS for Week 8!
Derrick Henry – ($8,900 DK, $10,500 FD) – Henry has been unstoppable for season-long leagues as he’s been 100 percent consistent all season. However, he’s so expensive on the DFS sites, that you really need some big numbers to win any money with him on your team. This week is one of those weeks, that he may be overvalued based on his matchup. He plays on the road versus the Colts. The Colts currently rank fourth in giving up the fewest points to running backs. Henry has averaged 13.33 fantasy points per game and only a 58 percent consistency rating. I’ll pass this week.
Najee Harris – BEWARE – ($7,500 DK, $9,000 FD) – Harris is the second most expensive active running back. He’s playing against a tough Browns run defense who currently ranks fifth in giving up the fewest points to running backs. In his only game on the road against a tough defense, Harris scored only 5.90 fantasy points. He’s a little too rich for my blood this week.
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Best Value – RB – Zack Moss – ($5,200 DK, $6,100 FD) – Moss has truly broken free from sharing touches with Devin Singletary and has been a fantasy bargain this year. That’s no different in DFS. This week, Moss gets the Dolphins at home and they are currently ranked 27th in giving up fantasy points to running backs this season. Moss has averaged 14.70 fantasy points per game and is 100% when playing at home versus a bad defense. There’s great value here this week.
Best Mid-Value – RB – James Robinson – ($6,600 DK, $8,200 FD) – Robinson has been given the reigns to the backfield once again in Jacksonville and he’s proving why he should have never lost them. Robinson has earned four straight Clutch Games. This week he gets to travel to Seattle where the Seahawks rank 31st in giving up fantasy points to running backs. Robinson has historically averaged 17.30 fantasy points per game and has been 89 percent consistent when playing on the road versus a bad defense. He’s another good value as well this week.
Jonathan Taylor – BEWARE – ($7,200 DK, $8,500 FD) – Taylor is the fourth or fifth most expensive running back this week, depending on the site. The Colts welcome the Titans to town. They are a good defense so far this year ranking 10th against running backs. Taylor has averaged 8.35 fantasy points per game and has had a zero percent consistency in those games in the past. I’m going to pass on that value 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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