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DFS Roundtable: Running Back Shuffle

The DFS team discusses the changing running back situations for Week 16

The late-season running back shuffle is a busy one this season with emerging options and a host of injuries. Pick a few which are most interesting for value and DFS lineups and discuss why they are optimal (or avoid) backfields for Week 16.

Phil Alexander:

  • Jamaal Williams - The Jets have snuffed out the run since their Week 12 loss to New England, but Williams is still worth a few shares. Any running back playing next to Aaron Rodgers has pass-catching and touchdown upside and Williams projects to play every snap.
  • Elijah McGuire - Still priced well enough for cash games (DraftKings) but Jets offense caps his ceiling for GPPs.
  • Bills backfield - As of this writing, it's a complete unknown which Bills running back (if any) will be healthy enough to play. Most likely a situation to avoid.
  • Texans backfield - Any running back playing against Philadelphia warrants consideration. Even Alfred Blue.
  • Eagles backfield - Too tough to predict the breakdown in touches with Adams banged up and a difficult matchup vs. Houston to boot. Avoid.
  • Leonard Fournette - You're better served pretending the Jaguars aren't on the schedule from this point forward.
  • Kalen Ballage - Cheap enough to warrant consideration despite poor matchup vs. Jacksonville. Athletic specimen with fresh legs looks like the lead-back with Dolphins favored at home.
  • Tevin Coleman - Can't believe it took this long since Devonta Freeman went down, but with Ito Smith out, we'll finally get to see what Coleman can accomplish with Atlanta's backfield to himself. He's a high-exposure play for me in Week 16.
  • Matt Breida - Setting yourself up for disappointment. Strong chance he doesn't make it through the complete game.

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