Every year late in the season there tends to be one or two running backs that breakout when no one expects them to to help players win their fantasy championships. Let’s see if we can find a couple names who have a chance at fitting in that category.
Jalen Richard – Owned 40 9.8% of ESPN leagues
well Jalen Richard me not when you your fantasy championship this year, he has been a solid player in PPR leagues for almost the entire season. he has had only two games since week 3 under 10 points in PPR, which makes him a solid flex play especially in larger legs. In week 11 he goes up against in Arizona defense that cannot stop running backs. Look for him to be another solid flex play, especially if you have players on bye week.
Mike Davis – Owned in 45.7% of leagues
Mike Davis has had a very solid season so far for the Seahawks in 2018. No he may not have much stand-alone value, he is easily a running back to with running back one potential if Chris Carson misses time. In the games where Mike Davis has taken over for Chris Carson, he has finished with 28.4 points 15.5 points 17.7 points and 18 points. All of those are very solid games that would contribute to any fantasy teams win. If Carson is healthy Davis can still possibly be a flex option however that is risky with Rashaad Penny also coming on of late.
Rashaad Penny – Owned in 13% of leagues
Speaking of penny the first round rookie finally showed the Seahawks what they believed he was capable of when they took him in the 2018 draft. Finishing with 108 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown against the Rams in week 10, Penny looks to be getting more and more comfortable with the speed of the NFL game. His productivity will be heavily based on the availability of Chris Carson, but the rookie could shine the rest of the year if injuries to the players ahead of him give him the chance.
Josh Adams – owned in 5.9% of leagues
Adams is more of a deeper League or desperation addition to your roster as he still has Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood in front of him. Head coach Doug Peterson has stated that Adams will receive more carries as we move forward through the season. Over the last two weeks the undrafted rookie has 16 carries for 108 yards. This next week will be a tough game for Adams as the Eagles go up against the New Orleans Saints who have allowed only 3.7 yards per carry and 80 rushing yards per game in their last eight contests. That being said, I see Adams as more of a speculative add who could possibly provide more production as we get towards the fantasy playoffs.
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