2013 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 17 Running Back Recommendations

Well, we’ve reached the end folks. It’s been a very fun fantasy season this year, and I hope you’ve enjoyed my Daily Fix and Target Practice articles this season.

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DraftKings Running Back Recommendations

LeSean McCoy – $9,200 – at Dallas/DeMarco Murray – $8,000 – vs. Philadelphia – This week it’s important to make sure your studs are going to be playing the whole game, and these two guys will be on the field the entire game Sunday night. McCoy’s been very, very consistent this season, and even in his bad games he’s still scoring in double-digits. Dallas is tied with Chicago for most fantasy points allowed to running backs this season, and the Cowboys have also allowed the most catches (104) and receiving touchdowns (eight) to running backs. Murray’s been hot lately, averaging 26 points in his last four games. Just like McCoy, even in his bad games he still scores in double-digits. He might be a little bit more attractive due to his lower price.

Eddie Lacy – $6,600 – at Chicago – Lacy didn’t practice Thursday, but he should be ready to go Sunday. Even with the return of Aaron Rodgers the Pack should ride Lacy hard against the league’s worst defense against the run. Chicago’s the only team to allow over 1,900 rushing yards (it’s allowed 2,107) on the season, and it’s giving up almost 168 total yards a game to running backs. Lacy saw at least 22 carries in the four games leading up to Rodgers’s injury, and he scored in two of them. So don’t worry about Lacy’s workload with Rodgers back. He’s going to be fine.

Le’Veon Bell – $6,500 – vs. Cleveland – Cleveland ranks in the middle of the pack against running backs, but in the last two games opponents have rushed for over six yards a carry. Bell has scored in double digits in every game but one this year, and in three of his last four he’s scored 20-plus.

Edwin Baker – $4,200 – at Pittsburgh – The Steelers have given up five touchdowns to running backs in the last three weeks. Baker’s playing time last week was almost doubled from his debut two weeks ago, and he was active again in the passing game. His touches went from 12 in his debut to 19 last week. He’s a decent, cheap flex play this week.

 

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