Start or Sit Week 15: Running Backs brought to you by Overtime Heroics. Fantasy players that are clear starters will not be included in this article, such as Patrick Mahomes, Christian McCaffrey, and Michael Thomas. All the fantasy stats shown below will be based on a Point Per Reception (PPR) format.
Start of the Week: Phillip Lindsay, Broncos vs. Chiefs
Phillip Lindsay rushed 16 times for 51 yards and a touchdown last week against the Texans. This week he gets to take on a bad Kansas City run defense. Towards the beginning of the year, there was a pretty even split between Lindsay and Royce Freeman; however, Lindsay has received the majority of the touches lately. Kansas City is one of the most generous defenses to opposing fantasy running backs. Expect the Broncos to run the ball heavily in order to keep Patrick Mahomes off the field.
Other Good Starts:
- Chris Carson, Seahawks vs. Panthers
- Raheem Mostert, 49ers vs. Falcons
- David Montgomery, Bears vs. Packers
Sit of the Week: Joe Mixon, Bengals vs. Patriots
Joe Mixon has finally started to produce after being a major disappointment for most of the year. Last week he carried the ball 23 times for 146 yards and a touchdown against the Browns. Don’t expect that production to carry into this next game. This week he gets to play against the Patriots defense. The Patriots are the stingiest defense against fantasy running backs this season. I would not risk playing Mixon in a crucial fantasy playoff matchup this week.
Other Good Sits
- Mark Ingram, Ravens vs. Jets
- Marlon Mack, Colts vs. Saints
- Devonta Freeman, Falcons vs. 49ers
Start or Sit Week 15
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