2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 13 Running Backs
The following values are my recommended running back plays for Week 13 at DraftKings – the best daily fantasy sports site on the Internet. Here are the scoring settings for running backs, and if you have any more questions about DraftKings or fantasy football in general ask us on Twitter@TheFantasyFix or @44AMiller.
DeMarco Murray – $8,400 vs. Philadelphia – Most if not all Thanksgiving games are a part of their own tournaments, so to use Murray you’ll probably only get to pick from the three Thursday games. But he does make for a good play. Philly ranks 25th in fantasy points allowed to running backs in the last five weeks, and Murray’s rebounded well from his only non-100-yard game in Week 9. In his last two games he’s rushed for 221 yards on 5.1 yards a pop and a combined eight catches for 53 yards.
Eddie Lacy – $7,300 vs. New England – Lacy has been on fire in his past four, scoring 26 points per game, gaining at least 114 total yards in each game, and scoring five times. New England has allowed the seventh-most fantasy points per game to running backs in the past five weeks. This game is going to be a shootout, and I don’t think it’s wise to bet against the Packers or a shootout.
Justin Forsett – $6,300 vs. San Diego – I’m writing this before Baltimore’s Monday night game, but I don’t believe anything will change my recommendation of Forsett. Despite facing several ‘meh’ run games in its last few games San Diego has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to running backs. Forsett has at least 95 total yards in each of his last seven games
Denard Robinson – $6,000 vs. New York Giants – Robinson had the worst game of his season since becoming the starter against Indianapolis with just 25 rushing yards on 14 carries. He also lost a fumble, but he did catch four passes for 47 yards. He’s scored in double-digits in all five games he’s started. New York has allowed 180 total yards a game in its last four games to running backs, including five touchdowns.
Alfred Morris – $5,500 at Indianapolis – Morris has been unscathed by Washington’s quarterback problems this year, and he’s really turned it on in his past four games: 19 points per game, four touchdowns and 111 total yards per game. He’s had at least 19 touches in each of those games, and as long as Washington doesn’t fall behind 30-0 immediately he’ll continue to see that workload. Indy has given up 165 total yards a game and five touchdowns in its last four games.
Tre Mason – $4,600 vs. Oakland – Mason doesn’t have or at least he hasn’t shown that much upside so far into his rookie season, but he has been consistent if a bit underwhelming in his past six games. He has at least 17 touches in five of those games, and he’s easily St. Louis’s lead back now. Oakland’s given up 800 total yards and six scores to running backs in its last five games.