Daily Fantasy Football Strategy: Week 2 Running Backs
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Matt Forte – $7,700 vs. Arizona – Forte was vintage Forte on Sunday, racking up 166 total yards with five catches and a touchdown. Arizona gave up 149 yards on 13 catches to Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson last week, so Forte should have another monster day here.
Mark Ingram – $5,900 vs. Tampa Bay – Ingram should see plenty of work this week as there’s a good chance this turns into a blowout and the Saints have plenty of clock to burn. Ingram had 17 touches (eight receptions) against Arizona, and he turned them into 122 total yards. Tampa Bay’s defense allowed 35 points overall and well over four yards per carry to Tennessee’s top two running backs.
Chris Ivory – $4,700 at Indianapolis – Indy gave up 147 rushing yards and two scores on the ground, and its defense didn’t look good at all against Buffalo. Ivory had 100 total yards on 21 touches and scored twice, although he wasn’t heavily involved in the pass game as was rumored to be the case heading into the season. But you can’t complain with his performance, and I think even if the Jets fall behind we’ll see him with several more targets and receptions.
Bishop Sankey – $4,500 at Cleveland – Sankey beasted for 86 total yards and two scores against Tampa Bay and over six yards per touch. Cleveland gave up two scores to Chris Ivory and 4.8 yards per carry to him and Bilal Powell. Sankey also tied for the team lead in targets (4) so it’s good to see him involved somewhat in the passing game and being able to have a large return on his touches.
Benny Cunningham – $4,400 at Washington – Cunningham worked well for my picks last week, so as long as Tre Mason is inactive again he should be start-worthy. Cunningham had 122 total yards on 20 touches, and, like always, worked well in the passing game. Washington didn’t give up much on the ground in Week 1, but I’ve watched Cunningham work for a while now and know he’s a good value here if the starter.
Danny Woodhead – $4,000 at Cincinnati – Woodhead had 16 touches (four catches) and 62 total yards, but he scored twice and that really saved his Week 1. But the good thing is his touches and his red-zone work – two things that should stay steady all year long. He led non-Keenan Allen Chargers in targets, and as long as he’s priced so low he should be in as many lineups as possible. His floor is very high due to his involvement in the passing game, and if he stays heavily involved in the red zone like he should he’ll have several big games.