2015 Fantasy Football: Week 14 DFS Running Backs
Devonta Freeman – $7,700 at Carolina – Outside of Week 1 and his injury-shortened Week 11, Freeman has posted double-digit fantasy points in every game – and 15 points is his lowest output. This is the lowest his price has been since Week 6 despite catching 10 passes and totaling 103 yards Sunday. Carolina has a good defense, but it’s allowed the third-most receptions and targets to running backs. Freeman will see a ton of play this week regardless of game flow, and his lower price makes him very attractive.
Doug Martin – $6,200 vs. New Orleans – Martin doesn’t have the upside Freeman does, but his matchup is a lot cozier. He’s scored in double-digits in each of the last four games, averaging 17 points and totaling at least 98 yards in each game. New Orleans ranks 30th against running backs fantasy-wise; the Saints have allowed 12 touchdowns to backs this year. They’re allowing 180 total yards per game to running backs, too.
Jonathan Stewart – $5,800 vs. Atlanta – Stewart has posted a double-digit point total in seven of his last eight games. He’s also seen at least 20 touches in each of those games, too. He’s scored six times in that span, so while his workload is guaranteed a score is almost just as likely. The Falcons have allowed 16 running-back scores already. This is J-Stew’s highest price since Week 1, but with his performance and matchup – Atlanta ranks 28th against running backs – he’s worth it.
Javorius Allen – $5,300 vs. Seattle – So this is a tough matchup, but since taking over for Justin Forsett two weeks ago Allen has seen 27, 16, and 29 touches, respectively, in each game. He’s totaled 115, 84, and 170 yards, too, scoring twice. Seattle has been elite against running backs this season, but Baltimore has no one else to lean on and Allen’s been getting the workload, producing and scoring (in both starts). This is a tourney play, but he could put up a monster line.
T.J. Yeldon – $4,900 vs. Indianapolis – This is strictly a cash-game play as Yeldon’s shown he doesn’t have crazy upside at least during this year. However, he’s scored in double-digits every game since Week 4, and only once in that time has he seen fewer than 16 touches. He’s been very active in the passing game in the last few weeks, too. Yeldon already has a 100-yard game against Indy this year. The Colts have allowed 12 touchdowns to running backs already, and the Jacksonville offense has been clicking recently so Yeldon should have another quality game.
Shaun Draughn – $4,800 at Cleveland – Draughn has scored in double-digits in his last four games, averaging 86 total yards, 19 touches and 5.5 receptions. He scored Sunday, so hopefully that’s a sign of things to come. But his repeated workload and usage in the passing game present a solid floor to work from. Cleveland has already given up over 2,000 total yards to running backs, and it “leads” the league in allowing 1,543 rushing yards already.