C.J. Prosise will be a viable option at RB
It is Week 11 the fantasy playoffs are coming up fast. Time to check some running back match ups so that you can whoop your opponent this week. As you know each week I will be here to help alleviate the fantasy decision making process. I offer five starts and five sits at the running back position. Now you will obviously be starting your studs every week so no need for me to tell you that Le’Veon Bell or guys of similar talent are ones that you want in your lineup every week. Instead I will be focusing on the RB2 and Flex positions where you probably aren’t really sure who will be able to produce. Additionally, I will provide some projected stat lines but please take those with a grain of salt. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, share this page and comment down below! Now time to find out why C.J. Prosise is a great play this week. To check out some more advice on other positions be sure to check out the Fantasy Football Start Sit hub.
Must Start: C.J. Prosise, Seattle Seahawks vs PHI
Christine Michael was for some reason cut by the Seahawks this week which really doesn’t make any sense even with the return of Rawls. However, I am not going to complain but rather take advantage of the opportunity here. Prosise is a great third down back who really can catch passes as evidenced by his 87 yards against the Patriots. The 17 carries he received are also impressive and even if he sees a bit of a decrease in work due to Rawls’ return he will still have a high floor and high ceiling. Against the Eagles he in play for a top five RB finish this week.
Projection: 14 carries, 68 yards, 1 TDS; 8 catches, 58 yards, 1 TDS
Start: Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers vs NO
J-Stew has put up two crappy weeks in a row but against the Saints he is a sure bet to bounce back on Thursday Night Football. He has been rested well on the short week and if he gets his usual 15+ carries then he will in good shape for a good night. The two opponents he faced were the Rams and the Chiefs so it is a bit understandable but owners expect more out of Stewart. He will prove to his owners why he is worth the start down the stretch. Start him with confidence.
Projection: 17 carries, 100 yards, 1 TDS; 0 catches
Start: Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers vs NE
Hyde was on fire to begin the season but has begun to cool down after returning from his shoulder injury. He is guaranteed at least 15 totes but in what could be a rainy game he may see upwards of 20. New England has done fairly well against the run but the effectiveness of Hyde should be able to carve them up for some good yardage. He is a safe play and with a trip to the end zone he will be well worth the start. Do not be too afraid of New England.
Projection: 20 carries, 89 yards, 1 TDS; 1 catch, 2 yards
Start: Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns vs PIT
Crowell seems to be in most of my articles this season. Sometimes he finds himself in the green and sometimes he is down in the red. This week Crowell is a start against Pittsburgh who has a defense that is slacking more and more each week. While this game may end up being a blowout it also has the chance to be quite closing seeing as how it is an AFC North rivalry. The Browns do suck but if they are not too far behind at half then owners will have a full game of Crowell who can carry the ball well. Leave him on the bench and you will be disappointed.
Projection: 15 carries, 55 yards, 1 TDS; 3 catches, 21 yards
Start: Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts vs TEN
It is hard for me to imagine any scenario where you would be sitting Gore but just in case you are an owner who believes they have better options, you are wrong. Gore has a real shot at the RB1 spot this week as the old man comes off of a bye and faces the Titan’s defense. This is going to be a fun game and I think the Titans will barely win but I am a big fan of the Colts players in this one for some big fantasy days. Gore will not be excluded as he pounds out 100 yards easily.
Projection: 18 carries, 104 yards, 1 TDS; 2 catches, 8 yards
Sit of the Week: Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ KC
The Kansas City defense is way to good to be putting guys up against this week. Martin is back and looks fully healthy but this is not a game I would be playing him if I had any other options. He was not effective against Chicago taking his 16 carries for a measly 33 yards. The touchdown saved his day but this week he won’t be so lucky. He will be taking more touches for fewer yards and is going to leave fantasy owners scratching their heads going into the fantasy playoffs. Don’t worry, he will get back to normal soon enough.
Projection: 18 carries, 30 yards, 0 TDS; 1 catch, 0 yards
Sit: Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles @ SEA
Mathews killed it last week against the Falcons. I thought Sproles was going to go off but instead it was this guy. But this week he will not be as lucky when the Eagles head into Seattle. I mean this shouldn’t be too bad right? Sure Blount had some great numbers against the Hawks but he is a much more physical runner on a much more efficient offense. Not to mention this game is taking place in Seattle where the defense usually comes alive. This game is going to be low scoring, so in addition to betting the under you probably want to send Mathews back to your bench.
Projection: 18 carries, 54 yards, 0 TDS; 0 catches
Sit: James Starks, Green Bay Packers @ WAS
Those of you that snagged Starks off the wire are not going to see your season saved by him. The Packers are bringing in Christine Michael and while it is unlikely he gets too involved this week there is a good chance he starts to steal carries from Starks. The Redskins aren’t great at stopping the rush but the Packer’s offense has looked disjointed and will really need to click if they want to challenge this Washington team. Do not expect a big game from him at least this week.
Projection: 14 carries, 45 yards, 0 TDS; 2 catches, 6 yards
Sit: Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams vs MIA
What a bust! Seven fantasy points a game? It is consistent but it is not impressive. Gurley is a mistake out of the first round and if you own him then you need to ignore the big name when setting your lineup. Miami is getting hot just at the right time and this game is not going to be a cake walk. Ajayi is going to outscore Gurley for sure, but that is not going to be hard to do. Expect your standard Gurley line just maybe a little worse. This is going to be a rough one even at home.
Projection: 14 carries, 50 yards, 0 TDS; 3 catches, 14 yards
Sit: Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans @IND
Apparently the rookie is dealing with some calf issues and is not going to be a factor in this game. He will purely be used when Murray needs a break and this is going to be a very competitive contest so do not expect that to happen much. I would say about eight carries is the ceiling for Henry and even that would be fortunate. He is a stash in deep leagues but has no business being in your lineup this week. Sorry big guy.
Projection: 6 carries, 22 yards, 0 TDS; 0 catches