Start or Sit Week 16: Running Backs


Start or Sit Week 16: 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 fantasy stats shown below will be based on a Point Per Reception (PPR) scoring format.

Start Of The Week: Devonta Freeman vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Devonta Freeman has 10 receptions in the three games he’s played since his return from injury. He’s going against a run defense that has allowed 146.3 rushing yards per game over their last four. Jacksonville is ranked 31st in the league in yards per carry allowed. Freeman should feast at home versus the Jags. In standard formats, he should be solid, but in PPR formats, he will eat.

Other Good Starts

  • Leonard Fournette @ Atlanta Falcons
  • Joe Mixon @ Miami Dolphins
  • Chris Carson vs Arizona Cardinals

Sit Of The Week: David Montgomery vs Kansas City Chiefs

David Montgomery has been a bust so far this year. Although Kansas City is a good matchup for running backs, Montgomery is averaging 8.5 fantasy points per game over his last four. Chicago will likely be playing from behind so there may not be a lot of volume for Montgomery. It also doesn’t help much that head coach Matt Nagy has seemed to abandoned the run game.

Other Good Sits

  • Sony Michel vs Buffalo Bills
  • Carlos Hyde @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Todd Gurley @ San Francisco 49ers

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