There are some very exciting rookies who are going to have an opportunity to make an impact in week 7. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have already heard the name Nick Chubb uttered in the last 24 hours. I saw a tweet yesterday asking “Chubb or Gore ROS?”, some of your league mates may still be sleeping on Chubb so check your waivers. I posted about Chubb in week 3, hopefully anybody that was reeling for a RB stashed him. Let’s take a look at some other running back situations heading into this week, and be sure to check out our tools to see where Chubb falls for the ROS.
Blount is Carrion for Kerryon
Or does Blount vulturing Kerryon’s TD’s make Kerryon the carrion? Now I’m just confused. What I’m not confused about, is how good Kerryon Johnson will be. Blount is still receiving the goal line touches in Detroit which takes some of the excitement away. However, unlike in Green Bay, Detroit has acknowledged that they have a true talent on the roster, and they are going to put it on the field. (Put Aaron Jones on the field McCarthy!) Kerryon’s value is going to sky rocket by the end of the season. With Blount on a 1 year contract, we may be looking at a bell-cow in 2019. Kerryon’s opportunities have been ticking up week after week and will continue to do so. The buy-low window may have already passed. Look for him to break out this week against Miami.
Kenyan believe this?
I wish I knew before Sunday’s game that Brock Oswieler is in the NFL to explicitly beat the Bears. I’m sure by now most of you have seen Kenyan Drakes goal line fumble, which made for an interesting finale in Miami. Drake’s season has been underwhelming at best and his fumble was representative of what you can look forward to from him. If you followed him through his college career, it was clear he was mediocre at best. Kenyan’s ADP is a perfect example of fantasy players being victim to the small sample size of the prior year. There are still some Drake Truthers out there that would be willing to take him off your hands. Cash out while you still can.
What do you do with Leonard? Since entering the league he has suffered from perpetual lower body injuries. Last year it was his toe, this year it’s his hamstring. Leonard was a game time decision for the majority of last year and now it’s been confirmed we will not see him until week 9 at the earliest. There were a bunch of red flags for Fournette coming into the year, the main one being his efficiency rating. Fournette is one of the least efficient running backs in the league. That means he’s compiling all of his fantasy points through sheer volume. Last year the Jaguars ran the most running plays in the league. Targeting volume in fantasy sports is a winning formula, but in this situation it may be an outlier. It is resulting in injury for the running back, and Fournette is already injury prone. For now, hold on to Lenny and wait until he gets healthy. The moment he has a big game, send him to another owner.