Samaje Perine (57.5% owned on NFL):
With Chris Thompson breaking his fibula on Sunday, which will force him to miss the remainder of the season, Samaje Perine maximized on his opportunities rushing 23 times for 117 yards and a touchdown. He also added one reception for 9 yards to his total on the day. With Rob Kelley also placed on the IR, Perine doesn't have much competition for touches. As the lead back for Washington Perine is a must-add if you need help at Running Back.
Deep Leagues/Dynasty: Byron Marshall could be worth a speculative add as the only other healthy Running Back on the roster. Could take over receiving back duties.
Orleans Darkwa (50.4% owned on NFL):
The Giant’s backfield has more runners getting usage than you’d hope for with Vereen and Gallman also rotating in, but Darkwa has been the most productive Running Back on the roster the last 6 weeks. Outside of a game against Seattle, Darkwa has had at least 70 yards every game in the last 6 weeks.
Alex Collins (24.8% owned on NFL):
Alex Collins was the beneficiary of a positive game script in Week 11 versus the Packers, but made the most of it heavily out snapping Buck Allen and managed to put together 71 combined yards and a touchdown for decent fantasy performance. Although Collins out snapped Allen, he did average just under 2.5 ypc and the snap count has been a lot closer in previous weeks. There’s still questions with Collins’ usage and efficiency, but as injuries mount he provides good depth for your team and has the potential to preform well if you need to start him.
Mike Davis (.02% owned on NFL):
Here’s the Seattle Running Back of the week. Davis left Seattle’s Monday Night Football game early with a groin injury, but looked explosive prior to exiting the game. Before leaving the game Davis had 6 carries for 18 yards and 2 receptions for 41 yards. It seems like he has a decent chance to play this week in his revenge game against San Francisco. If the Seahawks want to make a run in the playoffs they will need to find a runner to help contribute so Russell Wilson doesn't have to account for 89% of the Seahawks offensive yards. Mike Davis seems like their best chance right now. In redraft leagues he is a lottery ticket wavier add, but definitely someone to monitor down the stretch in deeper leagues and dynasty leagues.
Returning from Injury: David Johnson and Danny Woodhead
Sterling Shepard (40.9% owned on NFL):
Shepard didn’t play this week, but I am keeping him on the waiver wire list until his ownership percentage rises to a reasonable point. Just look at his game logs since coming back from the ankle injury.
Jamison Crowder (65% owned on NFL):
Crowder was an early season disappointment after being lauded by many fantasy analysts as a break out candidate for the 2017 season. Despite his slow start, Crowder has finally begun to put up the stats many people were expecting, and Pyror going to IR should only help him going forward. In Crowder’s last 3 games he’s had stat lines of 9 rec for 123 yards, 4 rec for 76 yards, and 7 rec for 72 yards. He hasn’t scored a touchdown in any of those 3 games, but it’s only a matter of time. Crowder is a safe flex play with WR2 or 1 upside.
Corey Coleman (40.2% owned on NFL):
In Coleman’s first game back he notched 6 catches for 80 yards making him the Browns leading receiver on the day. With such a small sample size on the season it’s hard to predict what Coleman’s stats will look like going forward so there may be some volatility, but as the Browns’ most dynamic receiving threat I imagine they will want to target him often.
Josh Doctson (2.6% owned on NFL):
Doctson hasn’t yet become a consistent fantasy producer, but he keeps showing flashes of his incredible athleticism. In Week 11 he hauled in 4 catches for 81 yards, including one where the CB had position on him and he jumped over the defender to make a phenomenal catch. If you have the space at the end of your bench Doctson could pay off in the playoff stretch, especially with Pryor injured for the season.
Greg Olsen (61.9% owned on NFL):
Greg Olsen is scheduled back to practice this week. He is a locked and loaded TE1 and if he is still on waivers you should pick him up!
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