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2013 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 8 RB Recommendations

News and Notes

  • Peyton Manning practiced fully Thursday after missing Wednesday’s practice and will play Sunday against Washington.
  • Michael Vick will run full-speed Friday to gauge if he’ll be able to play Sunday against New York. Nick Foles didn’t practice Thursday and in all likelihood will miss Sunday’s game with a concussion suffered last week. If Vick plays bump DeSean Jackson up your rankings a bit and Riley Cooper down a bit.
  • Steven Jackson saw an increased workload Thursday in his second day back at practice since Week 2. Jackson didn’t declare himself ready to play Sunday, but as long as he makes it through practice unscathed Friday the veteran should be starting and in your lineups, unless you have much better options, against Arizona.

DraftKings Running Back Recommendations

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  • 10 Rushing Yards = +1PT (+0.1PT per yard is awarded)
  • Rushing TD = +6PTs
  • 100+ Yard Rushing Game = +3PTs
  • 10 Receiving Yards = +1PT (+0.1PT per yard is awarded)
  • Reception = +1PT
  • Receiving TD = +6PTs
  • 100+ Yard Receiving Game = +3PTs
  • Punt/Kickoff Return for TD = +6PTs
  • Fumble Lost = -1PT
  • 2 Point Conversion (Pass, Run, or Catch) = +2PTs

Expensive

Marshawn Lynch – $7,300 – at St. Louis – Lynch has over 100 total yards or a touchdown in five of seven games this season, and this week’s matchup could hardly be better: The Rams allow the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs. They’ve given up eight touchdowns and over 1,000 total yards to backs this year, too. Lynch should see at least 80 yards and a touchdown.

Frank Gore – $7,200 – at Jacksonville – The Jags have also allowed eight scores to running backs while also giving up 161 total yards per game to them. Gore has either 100 total yards or a touchdown in six of seven games this season and is averaging 101 rush yards a game in the last four.

Reasonable

Eddie Lacy – $6,100 – at Minnesota – In the past three games Lacy has 23, 23 and 22 rush attempts, respectively, with at least 82 yards in each game. Lacy will get fed often against the second worst defense against running backs. Minnesota’s allowed eight touchdowns on the season and 152 total yards per game to running backs.

Knowshon Moreno – $6,000 – vs. Washington – It’s surprising Moreno’s this cheap considering his production to date and his matchup. By fantasy points Washington is the worst team against opposing running backs, having allowed eight touchdowns and 150 total yards a game. Even with such a dominant passing offense Moreno’s been very consistent this season, scoring in each of the last four games.

Cheap

Le’Veon Bell – $5,800 – at Oakland – The Raiders have been surprisingly decent against the run this season, but they have given up five touchdowns in six games to running backs. Bell has between 16 and 19 rush attempts in each game this season and just rushed for 93 yards on 19 attempts against Baltimore, fantasy’s best D against RBs. He should see close to 20 touches, 100 yards and/or a touchdown.

Alfred Morris – $5,600 – at Denver – Denver’s allowing just 2.8 yards a carry, but Morris currently leads all qualified running backs in yards per carry at 5.2. Even with Roy Helu scoring three times last week in a shootout, Morris still carried 19 times for 95 yards. His carries are trending up from the start of the season, and even though this game figures to be another shootout he’ll still see plenty of work.

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