Week 13 brings us three games on Thanksgiving Thursday and no more byes! Finally! As always, we’ll trek through the trenches and project which tailbacks will get the touches and targets in their matchups necessary for us to succeed. Enough postulating and posturing (and enough alliterations), let’s get to it.
Aaron Jones, GB at NYG, $6,800Jones has been one of the more inconsistent backs this season, which is the reason he’s hardly ever priced up near Saquon Barkley ($7,400), Alvin Kamara ($8,100) and Christian McCaffrey ($10,500). The upside is clearly there with two games of more than 40 DKFP and now he gets the New York Giants, a team that ranks 29th in total defense.
ProjectionsRushing: 14 attempts
Receiving: 5 Targets; 3 Receptions
Total: 17 Touches
Jonathan Williams, IND v. TEN, $5,300His $1,200 increase in price, the matchup and the question marks about the usage of the backfield with Jordan Wilkins ($3,300) fully healthy will move people off Williams, but his production last week proved he has a “workhorse” role in the range of his weekly potential outcomes. The Titans just gave up 24 attempts and two touchdowns to Leonard Fournette ($7,500) last week, proving that volume RBs can run on the Titans.
ProjectionsRushing: 18 Attempts
Receiving: 3 Targets; 2 Receptions
Total: 20 Touches
Ronald Jones, TB at JAX, $5,100Jones is in one of the most favorable matchups this week going up against the Jaguars, a team that’s given up an average of 241.5 rushing yards over its last two games. Jones hasn’t been filling the stat sheet, but he has scored over 15 DKFP in three of his last four games. It should be easy to produce on the same level this Sunday, especially with his increased usage in the passing game, averaging five targets per contest over his last three outings.
ProjectionsRushing: 14 Attempts
Receiving: 5 Targets; 4 Receptions
Total: 18 Touches
LeSean McCoy, KC v. OAK, $4,800As of this article, Damien Williams still (ribs) isn’t practicing and McCoy is not on the injury report. If Williams is indeed inactive, McCoy should step into a nice matchup against an Oakland team that’s allowed an average of 135 yards rushing and just under five targets per game to opposing backfields.
ProjectionsRushing: 13 attempts
Receiving: 3 Targets; 3 Receptions
Total: 16 Touches
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