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Buy or Sell: RBs – Phong Ta

by Phong Ta

It’s two weeks into the season and hooooo boy! Draft predictions have gone out the window at this point. But if you’re a Fantasy Football Player worth his or her salt, you saw this coming a mile away. No team is ever finished on Draft Day. And as such, here are a few runners to Buy/Sell as we head into Week 3.

Buy

Matt Breida, SF

It’s only two games, so you can never truly tell, but right now Breida looks like the RB to own in San Fran. While it’s hard to tell if he’ll be treated as a true workhorse guy, the fact of the matter is that Breida has outplayed and out touched Alfred Morris through two weeks for the Niners. Add to that Morris’ significant injury history and what looks to be a cupcake matchup for Breida versus a struggling Chiefs’ Defense, I’d keep Breida in your lineup in all formats.

Dalvin Cook, MIN

Cook has somewhat disappointed through two weeks, especially on the ground where he’s had just 26 carries for 78 yards, but at the end of the day Cook is doing one very important thing that should have you remaining a believer; dominating the touches at RB for the Vikings. Through two weeks he has 38 carries + targets(26 carries, 12 targets), compared to just 15 carries with zero targets for primary backup Latavius Murray.

The Vikes are breaking in a new OC, a new QB, and Cook is coming off of a big injury, so a bit of a slow start was expected. But with what looks to be a very friendly matchup for Cook against a hapless Buffalo Bills’ Defense, I think he’ll really show his stuff this week.

Sell

LeSean McCoy, BUF

It’s unfortunate to say about a guy whose career has been as consistently great as Shady’s has been, both in reality and in Fantasy, but my fears that this looks like a good year to bet on his decline seems to be on the money so far. Between an awful supporting cast on offense and now a rib injury, it’s tough to see McCoy bouncing back in his age 30 season.

Even if he wasn’t hurt I don’t know how much I’d believe in him to bounce back, especially against the Vikings. As the only real offensive threat for the Bills, opponents can pay him extra attention both in the running and passing games. Not to mention that the sieve that is Buffalo’s Defense will consistently force the Bills to play catch up on offense, further limiting the rushing attempts for McCoy. It’s hard to see many bright days ahead for this long time veteran as things stand now.

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