Every year in fantasy football it seems like there is a running back who breaks out late in the season and is the main cog in many fantasy football playoff runs and championships. One of the guys on this list may be that player:
Theo Riddick owned in 33.1% of ESPN leagues
With Kerryon Johnson being all but ruled out for the Lions game on Thanksgiving Day, Theo Riddick is now in line for a huge game against the Bears. Riddick has already had a decent PPR game against Chicago in week 10 with six receptions and 60 yards. He has been arguably, the largest benefactor of Golden Tate‘s absence. The lack of a running game with Johnson out will mean the Lions will probably be throwing the ball early and often in this contest and Riddick should be soaking up the targets. This could be one of Riddick’s better games of the season.
Rashaad Penny owned in 31.4% of leagues
A preseason injury slowed pennies progress and learning the NFL game and cost him valuable time and snaps in preparing for the speed of the NFL. The first round rookie has really come on as of late and has begun to show why the Seahawks we’re so eager to draft him. Over the past 2 weeks he has seemingly caught up with Mike Davis as the second option in the Seahawks backfield, out touching Davis 20-19. With Chris Carson and some of his nagging injuries throughout the past couple seasons Penny could get a shot as the lead running back for a Seahawks team who leads the league in rushing yards.
Josh Adams owned in 27.9% of leagues
The Philadelphia Eagles may have finally found the key to their rushing attack in 2018. Undrafted rookie Josh Adams has been a spark to the Eagles backfield over the last 3 weeks averaging 7 yards per carry. Adams could very well be taking over the lead back position and has a decent matchup against the New York Giants this week at home. New York gives up a League average of 4.4 yards per carry.
Gus Edwards owned in 0.0% of leagues
You may be asking, “who is Gus Edwards?” The undrafted rookie out of Rutgers has not had a whole lot of playing time in 2018 behind Alex Collins and Buck Allen. With Collins unable to get a whole lot going against Cincinnati and week 11, the Ravens turned to Edwards, pairing him with Lamar Jackson for zone reads and run pass options the entire game. With the Cincinnati defense needing to be prepared for either the quarterback or running back to take the ball, both Ravens players were able to get loose for over a hundred yards rushing a piece. For right now it seems that Edwards value maybe tied to Lamar Jackson starting for the Ravens. Even if Joe Flacco comes back in week 12, Edwards is still worth a speculative add to see if the Ravens coaching staff is willing to keep giving him the ball and see what he can do.
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