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by committee approach [url=][/url] , the “bell cow” back who carries the ball 20 times per game has become a hot commodity in fantasy football.According to consensus draft rankings in point-per-reception (PPR) scoring formats, 10 of the first 15 players taken in typical drafts are running backs. If you want to field a competitive lineup this season, focus on RBs early.Todd Gurley, Le’Veon Bell, Ezekiel Elliott and David Johnson are usually the first running backs selected in typical drafts.Gurley flourished in Rams coach Sean McVay’s revamped offense last season, leading all RBs with 13 rushing TDs, and he posted 64 receptions. He’s the major cog in a top offense.Bell has been a top 3 fantasy RB three of the past four seasons, but he’s expected to miss his second straight training camp due to a contract dispute with the Steelers. Missing camp last season may have contributed to his slow start. He’ll likely have another productive season, but buyer beware; Bell’s played the most snaps of any NFL RB since the 2013 season.Elliott led all RBs in 2017 with 98.3 rushing yards per game and will be the centerpiece of a depleted Cowboys offense. He’ll also likely play a bigger role in the Cowboys pass offense this season.Johnson missed most of the 2017 season due to a wrist injury, but he’ll be the focal point of the Arizona offense. He rushed for 1,239 yards, scored 20 total TDs and registered 80 receptions in 2016. He’ll run behind a fullback this season to minimize injury risk. Expect him to approach 2016 rushing and pass-catching stats.Alvin Kamara caught 81 passes last season, but the Saints may need him to play more snaps than he’s accustomed to while Mark Ingram serves a four game drug suspension. He may not match last season’s combined 13 TDs, however he’ll play a big part in the Saints passing game.Saquon Barkley is expected to have a big impact in his rookie season [url=]Womens Chase Daniel Jersey[/url] , both in the Giants run game and in their passing offense. He was going to have a big role anyway, but Barkley’s pass protection abilities will ensure he’ll be on the field for the majority of the Giants’ offensive snaps.Kareem Hunt led NFL RBs with 1,327 rushing yards and added 53 receptions last season. He’ll be the Chiefs‘ primary back in 2018 and may see a slight uptick in receiving targets with inexperienced QB Patrick Mahomes potentially using him as a safety valve in pressure situations.Melvin Gordon’s 3.8 career yards per carry (YPC) may not impress, however he had the third-most red zone carries among RBs last season and has scored 24 TDs in his last 29 games. TDs are hard to predict, but the Chargers consistently provide Gordon with a high volume of scoring opportunities. Gordon caught 58 balls out of the backfield in 2017 and his reception totals have increased in each of the past three seasons.The Jaguars run-first offense will provide Leonard Fournette plenty of opportunities. He rushed for 1,040 yards and scored 10 total TDs in his 2017 rookie campaign, but wore down as the season progressed. He’s had a history of foot related injuries dating back to his college days, and may not have prolific ball-catching skills, but if Fournette’s health holds up, he should post another 1,000-yard rushing season.Dalvin Cook is recovering from a torn ACL, but should be ready for Week 1. Although Latavius Murray will have a role in the Vikings backfield, Cook will be their primary back. Barring setbacks, pencil him in for 1 [url=]Bennie Fowler III Jersey[/url] ,000-plus rushing yards and about 40 catches.Although he’ll still have fantasy value in standard (non-PPR) leagues, Christian McCaffrey’s 80 receptions from 2017 make him extra valuable in PPR. The Panthers have suggested he could get 25 to 30 touches per game. That sounds optimistic considering that C.J. Anderson is now in the mix, but if he approaches that workload, McCaffrey can possibly outplay his expectations of being a top 12 fantasy RB.Falcons RB Devonta Freeman landed in the NFL’s concussion protocol twice last season. He also sprained both his MCL and PCL. When healthy he is one of the top RBs in all scoring formats.Jerick McKinnon never had more than 159 carries in a season, but he’ll be the featured back in the 49ers offense. His outstanding pass-catching abilities make him valuable in PPR leagues, however his lack of experience as a bell cow back and smallish frame makes you wonder if he can withstand the rigors of a 16 game NFL season.Bengals RB Joe Mixon has immense talent, however inconsistency, a bad offensive line and uneven usage contributed to his underwhelming rookie season. As the Bengals’ primary back, if his offensive line improves its level of play he could enjoy a breakout season.Jordan Howard has an outstanding career 4.6 YPC, however he’s had problems catching the ball. The Bears insist he’ll be their featured back, however Tarik Cohen’s abilities as a pass catcher could cut into Howard’s snaps.LeSean McCoy’s offseason troubles and the anemic Bills offense make him risky. Jay Ajayi may break some runs this season but he’s an injury risk in a crowded Eagles backfield. Avoid the Seahawks backfield until there is more clarity regarding Rashaad Penny’s and Chris Carson’s playing time. Sony Michel is expected to miss the rest of the preseason due to a knee injury that could also affect his availability to start the regular season.Royce Freeman is a very talented RB who may end up being Denver’s featured back. Keep an eye on De’Angelo Henderson as well. Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch is a mid-level RB2 who is being drafted as an RB3.ROTOEXPERTS TOP 15 RBS, PPR LEAGUESDavid Johnson, Arizona CardinalsLe’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh SteelersTodd Gurley [url=][/url] , Los Angeles RamsAlvin Kamara, New Orleans SaintsMelvin Gordon, Los Angeles ChargersSaquon Barkley, New York GiantsEzekiel Elliott, Dallas CowboysKareem Hunt, Kansas City ChiefsDalvin Cook, Minnesota VikingsChristian McCaffrey, Carolina PanthersLeonard Fournette, Jacksonville JaguarsDevonta Freeman, Atlanta FalconsJerick McKinnon, San Francisco 49ersLeSean McCoy, Buffalo BillsKenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins All statistics and snap counts are taken directly from the NFL’s Game Statistic and Information System.In a game where the Chicago Bears struggled, they still found a way to pull out a 14-9 win on the road against the San Francisco 49ers. Sure [url=]Womens Trey Burton Jersey[/url] , the Niners haven’t been very good this year, but a road win is still a big deal in the NFL. The Bears made plays when they had to on offense and on defense, and they now sit at 11-4 with a chance at the two seed in the NFC. San Fran has been playing decent football of late with two straight wins, so Chicago knew they’d be in for a fight.The Bears had the edge in total yards (325 to 279), first downs (20 to 15), time of possession (35:30 to 24:30), and player ejections (2-1), but the 49ers had the edge in takeaways (2 to 1) and third down percentage (7/14-50% to 5/11-45%). The Bears did go 1 for 1 on fourth downs, with the Niners going 0-1. The Bears also had fewer penalties 4 for 30 yards to 6 for 45. Now let’s take a closer look at the playing time break downs for the Bears, and also a few of the individual stats.OFFENSEThe first half of this game was very inconsistent from the Bears offense and they went into the half trailing 9-7. It honestly seemed like they were just working on some different things early, but in the second half they buckled down and got after it. Mitchell Trubisky was 16 of 17 for 109 yards in the second half of the game, including going 9 for 9 in the third quarter. That third quarter also saw the Bears go on their lengthiest (by time) scoring drive of the season with a 7:43, 12 play 90 yarder. Trubiksy was 25 of 29 for 246 yards, with a TD and a passer rating of 113.5. He had a fumble on an ill-advised backwards pass and he was sacked three times. Jordan Howard was the games leading rusher with 13 carries for 53 yards and a TD. He also had 2 catches for 17 yards. Chicago’s leading receiver was Allen Robinson II with 8 targets [url=]Cody Parkey Jersey[/url] , 6 receptions, and 85 yards (and a fumble). Trey Burton caught 5 for 30 yards, and Anthony Miller caught Trubisky’s lone TD pass among his 3 grabs for 24 yards, plus he had a 30 yard kick return. It was a quiet game for Tarik Cohen with just one catch for 7 yards, and 6 runs for 12. DEFENSEOnly one sack for the Bears’ D on Sunday and that went to rookie sensation, Roquan Smith. He led the team in tackles with 9 (2 tackles for loss). Danny Trevathan had 7 tackles, 1 interception and 2 passes defended.Adrian Amos had 8 tackles and a PD. Khalil Mack had 5 tackles 1 TFL and 3 QBH. Leonard Floyd had 2 QBH and a tackle. Akiem Hicks had 3 PD and a tackle. While I don’t like seeing Hicks’ playing time percentage so high, a closer look tells me that he played his fewest snaps since October. That 11 minute edge in time of possession helped keep the D fresh. SPECIAL TEAMSThe players listed above only appeared in the third phase.The Bears have a kicking problem. Cody Parkey was the best placekicker on the market last offseason, but he’s not doing nearly as well as his 91.3 field goal percentage. Parkey missed another field goal and is now 22 of 29 on the season (75.9%). He did make both extra points though. Patrick O’Donnell punted three times for a 33.0 net average, with 1 punt placed inside the 20. Nick Kwiatkoski, Joel Iyiegbuniwe, and Kevin Toliver II each had a special teams tackle. Any of these numbers stand out to you guys this week?To check out all the team and individual stats from the game, I find that ESPN has an easy to navigate site. Just click the links above to see the full statistical picture.
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