As the NFL season enters its late stretch with more than a handful of playoff implications, it sets the stage for some seismic performances from key playmakers. Last week, six running backs finished with 20 or more points in fantasy scoring, with Kyren Williams leading the pack with 32.4 points.
Williams was by far one of the value plays on the slate, and there is no shortage of candidates when looking ahead to Week 13. Here are some of the best options to consider ahead of this weekend’s action, with prices courtesy of DraftKings.
NFL DFS Picks, Week 13: RB value plays
Rachaad White, Buccaneers vs. Panthers, $6,300
Despite being uncertain heading into Week 12, White took the field and delivered for his respective DFS managers. He rushed 15 times for 100 yards while hauling in two receptions for an additional 10 yards, totaling 16.0 DKFP. This marked the first time that White has hit 100 yards on the ground since Week 4, and he should continue to get carries against a far-from-confident Panthers run defense in Week 13.
Carolina is allowing 124.9 rushing yards per game this season, which is good for 24th in the NFL.
Devin Singletary, Texans vs. Broncos, $5,900
Dameon Pierce returned to the fold in Week 12 but didn’t do much with his volume of carries. He finished with five attempts for 14 rushing yards, while Singletary had 12 touches for 72 yards in the same game. The latter has clearly played himself into a solidified role in the backfield week-to-week, and he’ll go up against a Denver defense that is giving up a decent 21.2 DKFP per game to opposing tailbacks.
Jaylen Warren, Steelers vs. Cardinals, $5,400
Warren finally cooled off in Week 12 with just 8.2 DFKP off of 13 carries for 49 rushing yards, but one has to wonder whether his first-quarter fumble played into the game script. He ended up splitting carries with Najee Harris, but prior to the game head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that the Steelers wanted to give Warren more touches on the regular.
He’ll have an excellent opportunity to rebound against a Cardinals team that ranks 30th in rushing defense (140.1 rushing YPG allowed) and is allowing the second-most DKFP per game (30.3) to opposing running backs.