With the Fantasy Knuckleheads Week 7 RB Fantasy Football Rankings coming your way, Week Six had it's share of surprises in terms of fantasy production. Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw ripping off 100+ yards against a stout 49ers run defense in San Francisco was definitely one of them. Over the past two weeks, Bradshaw now has a whopping 316 rushing yards against the 49ers and the Browns from Week Five. His value is growing.
Those who own Bills running backs Fred Jackson and/or CJ Spiller got a nice treat against the Cardinals. In standard PPR leagues, Spiller pumped out 21 fantasy points. And despite the continuing running back by committee, Jackson put up a whopping 19.3 fantasy points. Owners hoping one breaks away from the other shouldn't be too excited, however. Unless one of these guys gets hurt, head coach Chan Gailey is going to continue to use both, which will continue to limit both players' fantasy value. Sorry everyone.
Felix Jones gets a huge boost this week with the news that DeMarco Murray out against the Panthers. I won't go into details here, but make sure you read the Felix Jones piece I wrote up this morning.
Don't Let Anyone Sucker You Into Trading For Shonn Greene
This is geared more towards those fantasy newbies who might get taken advantage of. Greene's 161 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Colts might look enticing, but don't let anyone fool you into thinking he's now turned the corner. The Colts had their Super Bowl in Week Five with the close upset win over the Packers. It was even more emotional right after head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia. Coming into Week Six, the Colts fell flat on offense and defense. The Jets and Greene took advantage of it. In the 3 weeks prior, Greene managed 100 yards TOTAL. And with matchups against the Patriots, Dolphins and Seahawks, Greene will come crashing back down to Earth. He was averaging a mere 2.9 yards a carry going into Sunday's game. That's the Greene we all know and lov......hate.
Trent Richardson Owners Should:
Pick Monterio Hardesty up ASAP. As of now, Trent Richardson's availability in a supreme matchup against the Colts is uncertain. It could be a game-time decision, with Richardson's pain tolerance being the deciding factor. Hardesty ran well against the Bengals, with 56 yards and a score, so T-Rich owners need to pick him up as insurance. We will know if Richardson can play with the game being at 1pm EST. Owners should check out the Week Seven Pre-Kickoff Show as this will be one of the hot topics we will talk about. As you will see, I have Richardson ranked in the top 5. Hardesty could easily put up similar numbers if he is forced to start.
Also, make sure to check the rankings again on Friday to see if anyone has been downgraded going into the weekend.
UPDATE: 10/19 - Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw is listed as questionable after missing practice Friday. It might be wise to keep Andre Brown handy against the Redskins as he figures to get most of the workload. David Wilson will likely be used in a change-of-pace role.
Steelers RBs Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Isaac Redman (ankle) are OUT against the Bengals after missing a third consecutive practice on Friday. Jonathan Dwyer will get the start, but makes a shaky flex option despite the matchup.
Browns RB Trent Richardson (ribs) was limited all week in practice, but is expected to start against the Colts.
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