For the running backs don’t matter crowd, the Championship Round is one data point on your side. When you look at this list of backs, only Aaron Jones saw over 15 touches per game. Otherwise, we have a lot of passing and running back committees helping their teams on their way to the Super Bowl.
Interestingly enough, when these teams met in Week 6, we saw the best games out of Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Ronald Jones, as both did help lead their team to victory.
Edwards-Helaire was close to returning from injury last week, but ended up not playing. He should be able to go this week, but we don’t know what his workload might look like.
Jones returned last week after missing the Wild Card game and looked good splitting work with Leonard Fournette. I would expect to see him get the majority of the touches by a little this week, but nothing is set in stone.
Devin Singletary is the lone back for the Buffalo Bills and will get the bulk of the work, so has a shot at fantasy usefulness against a middling run defense.
Aaron Jones gets the No. 1 spot due to his usage and ability, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the best run defense going this weekend and did shut Jones down for the most part in their first meeting.
Championship Round RB Rankings
|1||Aaron Jones||GB||vs TB|
|2||Ronald Jones II||TB||@ GB|
|3||Clyde Edwards-Helaire||KC||vs BUF|
|4||Devin Singletary||BUF||@ KC|
|5||Leonard Fournette||TB||@ GB|
|6||Darrel Williams||KC||vs BUF|
|7||Jamaal Williams||GB||vs TB|
|8||Le'Veon Bell||KC||vs BUF|
|9||Darwin Thompson||KC||vs BUF|
|10||AJ Dillon||GB||vs TB|