3 Fantasy Backs Set to Go Off – NFL Week 1

Jeremy Hill

Jeremy Hill is poised to run right through the Raiders cheese cloth run defense

Of course everyone wants to win Week 1. No matter how poorly your team performed last year, week one is a fresh start and another opportunity to achieve the perfect season. These fantasy running backs are most likely to push almost any team into the win column this weekend.   – ADP rankings powered by FantasyPros.com

Jeremy Hill (ADP: RB #9)

Hill closed out his freshman season breaking the 100-yard mark in 3 consecutive games while notching 3 touchdowns. The good times will keep on rolling as Cincinnati travels to Oakland to face a porous Raiders run defense. The Raiders were dead last in NFL rankings when it came to stopping the run last season. The team’s defense has not improved that much and the Bengals want to run the ball. Expect a heavy dosage of Hill running wild during Week 1.

Eddie Lacy (ADP: RB #3)

Remember when Lacy got off to that slow start last year? Well not this time. Facing their divisional foe, look for the Packers to establish the run game early and often against the Chicago Bears. Without Jordy Nelson and a hobbled Randall Cobb, Green Bay will be pressed to rely heavily on their stud running back. The Bears ranked in the bottom half of the league last year in terms of stopping the run. Look for Eddie Lacy to take advantage of that fact.

Jonathan Stewart (ADP: RB #20)

Jonathan Stewart appeared to be a younger version of himself after the Panthers week 12 bye last season. Now fully healthy, and finally liberated from the shackles of a committee, 2015 may be a career year for Stewart. What better way to start off a career year than with a matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags gave up points in bunches to opposing runners last season. Albeit with an improved defense, Stewart should have no problems finding holes against Jacksonville come Sunday. Furthermore, you may or may not have heard of the Panthers depleted receiving corps. If Cam has no one to throw it to, then run, run, run.


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