Leveon is ready to go and has a great matchup in Cleveland. Which rookie runningbacks are worth the start? Which Patriots back could be worth a start? Week 1 you should start the players you know will get the best opportunity to get touches and playing time. Guys with questions or in a rotation should be considered more of a flex option until we see them in action.
Last season gave us Ezekiel Elliott who had instant success. As we look back he should’ve been drafted in round 1. But it’s always a gamble with a rookie. I don’t think there’s a rookie I’d touch in the first two rounds at runningback. But after that it could be a pretty deep class if things fall right with injuries and playing time.. Let’s take a look at the names to know:
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Steve Smith is done. Kamar Aiken looks like a good pick up. But Baltimore is on the bye week. Desean jackson finally returns and Julio should explode in San Francisco.
Todd Gurley has over 125 yards rushing in the past 4 games. Dion Lewis continues to impress and DeAngelo Williams is back in the spot light after Le’Veon Bell’s season ending injury.
Hopkins can’t be stopped. Bryant went off in his return to the Steelers and Amari Cooper is back off the bye week. Stefon Diggs should be picked up and started in most leagues.
Travis Kelce has been disappointing. Last week was a step in the right direction. Facing the Steelers could be a Big week for him. Barnidge continues to be a good start every week.
Gary Barnidge’s butt catch was one for the ages. He continues to produce. Kyle Rudolph and Greg Olsen are back from the bye week. Tyler Eifert had a great week against Seattle. He remains a must start in Buffalo. Gates returned to old form Monday night.
Gronkowski and Delanie Walker are back off the bye and Olsen is off. Gates returns and Gary Barnidge has been very productive. .
If you picked up Eric Ebron last week it paid off. lets see who could be a nice addition this week.