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Le’Veon Bell – $7,200 at Tennessee – Bell has scored at least 14 fantasy points in every game this year, and he also has at least 100 total yards and/or a touchdown in nine of 10 games. In its last two games Tennessee has allowed over 170 total yards and three scores to Arian Foster and 112 rushing yards and two scores to Justin Forsett.
Mark Ingram – $6,200 vs. Cincinnati – Ingram has seen 25, 30, and 31 touches, respectively, in the last three weeks, and he’s totaled 175, 110 and 139 total yards, respectively, in those games. He just had the third-best output against the 49ers this season on Sunday, and even though the Saints fell behind by 14 points Ingram still ate. The Bengals have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs as well as the fifth-most rushing yards.
Ahmad Bradshaw – $5,700 vs. New England – Bradshaw had his worst outing of the season in his last game, but that was due to him not scoring, which should’ve been expected after all his early-season touchdowns. This matchup should have an extremely high over-under, and Bradshaw – with his high floor of at least 80 total yards with some catches – has a high ceiling. The Pats rank in the bottom 10 in opposing running back catches and receiving yards, and they’ve allowed the most receiving touchdowns (6) to backs. Shane Vereen ($5,500) also is a very good play here.
Alfred Morris – $5,400 vs. Tampa Bay – Morris scored twice in Robert Griffin III’s comeback start and ran 19 times, his most since Week 3. He doesn’t have too high of a ceiling, so he’s best used in a double-up contest. Tampa has been tied for the second-friendliest fantasy defense to opposing running backs in the past five weeks, giving up six touchdowns to backs in that span.
Matt Asiata – $4,600 at Chicago – It was hard to find another inexpensive RB whom I really like this week, so I’ll go with some high upside. Asiata doesn’t need too many carries to make a dent in the scoreboard.
Frank Gore – $4,500 at New York Giants – After it was hinted that the Niners would be feeding Gore heavily Sunday, the rumors proved true and he posted his best performance since Week 4. The Giants rank second to last in fantasy points per game to opposing running backs, and they’ve allowed 100-yard games in three of their last four. They also were just dominated by Marshawn Lynch. The Niners know that they need to win to get into the playoffs and the high usage of Gore Sunday should be just a start.