NFL Week 6 Running Back Sit/Start Report

If the Chargers fall behind early, Rivers will be looking hard for Danny Woodhead

Start – Danny Woodhead:  On the road to face off against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at Lambeau Field, this matchup has the looks of a shootout. Although Gordon received more touches than Woodhead during Week 4, the veteran back is still the primary ball carrier for passing downs. If the Bolts go down early, the game plan will be for Rivers to air out it a ton. Woodhead is second in targets on the team and is a good bet to get to his average of 10 fantasy points per game.

Start – Antonio Andrews:  There’s a chance that after the bye week and firing their head coach and defensive coordinator, the Miami Dolphins finally figured out what was wrong with their heavily invested defense. My bet is, they still have yet to figure it out. The eighth most generous pass defense in the league, the Titans should be able to find some success on the ground. Albeit Tennessee uses a committee with Sankey, McCluster, and Andrews, it is the latter that is the goal line back and scored a rushing touchdown in the previous two weeks. The Fins won’t get the Dolphins out of the redzone and I’d roll the dice that Andrews is the one who crosses the plane.

Injury Alert – T.J. Yeldon:  Before plugging Yeldon into your lineup, make sure he is available to play. He is dealing with a groin issue and is listed as questionable. The Jaguars vs. Texans will be the most uninspiring offensive matchup to date. However, the rookie has been a workhorse for Jacksonville this season and needs to be started if he can play. The Texans have the ninth worst rushing defense in the league. With back-to-back outings of double-digit fantasy points, look for Yeldon to make it three in a row.

Sit – Jeremy Hill:  It’s hard to imagine that you have a better option than Jeremy Hill coming into Week 6, but the second-year back hasn’t lived up to his draft stock this year. Due to fumbling concerns and Gio Benard handling most of the touches, Hill put up two weeks of 2 fantasy points and a scary negative point during Week 2 against the Chargers. Hill is still ranked as a top 20 fantasy back buoyed by the weeks he scored multiple touchdowns. So which Hill will we see in week 6? The Bills defense excels at stopping the run while also suffering to limit receivers through the air. The red hot Andy Dalton certainly knows this so expect the game flow to go in the opposite direction of Hill’s strengths.

Sit – Jonathan Stewart:  Even after a time off in week five to recover from a lower extremity injury, keep Stewart on the bench for week six against the Seattle Seahawks. Averaging 3.7 yards per carry and 5.8 fantasy points a week, Stewart should not even be considered in the flex role.

Sit – Alfred Morris:  Guarantee you that no one hates running back committees more at this moment than Alfred Morris. After being the feature back of this offense for the past three years, not one, but two other backs have been added to the mix in 2015. Morris received 6, 17, and 8 carries over the past three weeks. With such a lack of consistency and a matchup against a fresh Jets teams, Morris doesn’t deserve to be in any starting lineups.


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