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This is running under the assumption that Ty Montgomery will miss this week's game. Aaron Jones is likely to be the starter, but if Williams is healthy, he was above Jones on the depth chart. This week they takes on a Cowboys defense that was shredded by Todd Gurley and CJ Anderson. They held down the mighty Paul Perkins and Chris Johnson. It's hard to say who the Cowboys defense really is, but they have allowed over 90 total yards to running backs in each game. Aaron Jones might be the only guy in the backfield this week and at $4,100 is one of the two cheapest starting running backs. If Williams is playing, he is cheaper and was previously ahead of Jones on the depth chart and might be the play.
Wayne Gallman (NYG) $3,900
In a very split backfield, Wayne Gallman began to distance himself from the pack last week with 50 total yards on 13 touches and a score. The Giants are a little bit of a mess right now, but the carry share shold lean even more heavily towards the Giants best running back this week. He is the cheapest starting running back option on Fanball this week. The Chargers just gave up 156 yards to LeGarette Blount, 183 yards to Kareem Hunt, and 126 yards to Jay Ajayi. Even CJ Anderson (88 yards) and Wendall Smallwood (79 yards) got in on the action. Very solid matchup here for a dirt cheap option that can allow you to pay up in other spots.
Doug Martin (TB) $5,900
This is Martin's first week back from suspension, so there is a lot of risk in not knowing his time share or even how well he will play. His $5,900 price tag is completely based on matchup. The Patriots have allowed more total yards to running backs than any other defense. They are bottom five in many defensive categories this year. They have allowed at least 151 yards to running backs in each game and at least four receptions. Rodgers had an OK game last week and may split the touches a little bit this week, but this should be Martin's backfield. Even with split touches, Martin is a far better pass catcher that once caught 70 balls in a season. There is room for both Rodgers and Martin to be productive, but smart money is on Martin and his price is reasonable.
Andre Ellington (ARI) $3,700
Despite Chris Johnson, leading the team in touches, Ellington had nine catches and 104 total yards last week. Over the last two weeks he has 14 receptions. That's as many or more than Sammy Watkins, Jordan Reed, Tevin Coleman, Kareem Hunt, Michael Crabtree, Terrelle Pryor, Kelvin Benjamin and more have on the season! Two of those guys had 4-52 and 3-28 receiving against the Eagles earlier in the season. Ellington may or may not be your touch leader, but he will be your fantasy leader. He has taken on the passing work that David Johnson left behind.
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