David Johnson once again did not disappoint in week 13. His price had sky rocketed up to $9500 last week, but I was still on him as my most used running back play and he didn’t disappoint putting up a massive 38.5 DK point week for his best showing of the season. My second favourite running back play was Howard against the 49ers and he also went off for 32.7 DK points on 3 touchdowns and over 100 rushing yards. I also was touting Rawls as a cheaper option and he went off for 27.8 DK points. My one miss was Starks who was used very sparingly last week.
If you used Johnson, Howard and Rawls in your DK lineup last week you would have been on pace for a massive week. The Milly Maker winner had Johnson and Howard as his two running backs last week. Hopefully I can steer you in the right direction once again this week.
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David Johnson ($9800)
His price jumped again and he’s now the most expensive player in the entire slate by quite a margin, but I still think it’s advantageous to fit Johnson into your lineups. He’s being used a ridiculous amount by this Cardinals offense. He’s basically two players at this point: a running back and a wide receiver, with the amount of usage he’s getting on offense. He’s had over 10 targets in each of the last 3 games and is a legitimate threat to get the 100 yard bonus both on the ground and through the air each week. His floor seems to legitimately be around 25 points. The Cards will continue to use him a ton moving forward as Palmer is not on top of his game throwing deep and the Cards need every win they can get, so they will continue just to feed the ball to Johnson.
DeMarco Murray ($7000)
Murray is back at home this week and coming off a bye week, which should have helped his sore toe and will allow him to have a big week against the Broncos. His price has dropped back down to $7000 from $8200 and $7700 the two weeks before the Titans bye week. You’re getting him at a bargain in a great spot against a Broncos defense that has a great secondary, but has given up points to running backs all season.
The fact that the Titans are small favourite also makes Murray a better option. The Broncos don’t have the firepower to get a big lead in this one, which should keep Murray as a huge part of this Titans offense throughout.
Thomas Rawls ($5700)
Just like David Johnson, I’m also going right back to Rawls this week. Last week he looked like the Rawls of last season putting up 106 yards on the ground on 15 attempts including 2 touchdowns. He had great lateral movement and with the Seahawks as favourites this week I have no problem playing him on the road in Green Bay. The Packers have given up the 7th fewest DK points to running backs to this point in the season, but they’ve given up an average of 127 rushing yards against over the past four games, while only giving up over 100 rushing yards once in the first 9 weeks of the season. The Packers D-line is starting to have leaks and Rawls will take advantage.
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