Multiple premier running backs have been performing at a below average level in recent weeks but we’ve identified two to start and two to sit ahead of Week 8 to help you find success in fantasy football.
Running Back Starts
Elliott has been terrible for two straight weeks and is approaching a tough matchup against the Eagles. Andy Dalton is in danger of missing Week 8 with a concussion and the Cowboys could be forced to start 2020 seventh-rounder Ben DiNucci. Elliott is still a top 10 running back in standard and PPR leagues and should bounce back with so much uncertainty at quarterback.
Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts vs. Detroit Lions
Taylor hasn’t been as good as many expected him to be since taking over as the Colts’ top back but has an ideal matchup against the Lions’ poor run defense. The rookie accumulated 115 yards from scrimmage against the Bengals in Week 6 and could build on that performance after resting during the Colts’ Week 7 bye.
Running Back Sits
Ronald Jones II, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants
Jones entered Week 7 with three straight 100-yard games under his belt but busted against the Las Vegas Raiders. Leonard Fournette played more snaps than Jones despite his recent success and the starter’s performance was saved by a one-yard touchdown. Now that Fournette is healthy again Jones’ value appears to be on the downstroke.
Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
The Patriots haven’y been good against the run this year but neither of the Bills’ running backs have been very efficient. Singletary is splitting work with Zack Moss down the middle now that the rookie is healthy and the only hope for either to produce a solid fantasy line will likely be through touchdowns, Singletary and Moss both have one score and Buffalo’s offense is built on Josh Allen’s playmaking ability.