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Week 9 Fantasy Studs: Running Back Position

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Running Back:

Ezekiel Elliot vs. CLE.

-Elliot is manhandling NFL defenses this season and he already has almost 800 rushing yards under his belt after just 8 games. Cleveland comes into week 9 with the 31st ranked run defense and they have allowed 10 rushing scores already so Elliot figures to have a big game. Ezekiel Elliot is an obvious start this week.

Devontae Booker vs. OAK.

-Last week Booker faced a tough San Diego run defense and he still managed to rack up over 80 yards and a score. This week he will face a struggling Oakland defense that has given up 1000 yards on the ground and we’re only half way through the season. I expect at least 80 rushing yards and a score from Booker against the Raiders.

Matt Forte vs. MIA.

-The Jets have finally discovered how to use Forte over the past few weeks and he hasn’t disappointed his fantasy owners. Bilal Powell has been much more productive on a yards-per-attempt basis, but New York is still using Forte as the workhorse back. Last week he was able to rush for 82 yards and two TDs and this week he will face the 27th ranked run defense.

Devonta Freeman vs. TB.

-Freeman has always been the featured back, but with Tevin Coleman likely out again this week against Tampa, his role is going to be even larger than usual. Last week Freeman played against the Broncos stout run-defense and he still succeeded to put up almost 22 points in NFL.com Fantasy Leagues. The Buccaneers are allowing over 115 rushing yards a game so Freeman should have a good performance.

Charcandrick West vs JAX.

-West came in for Spencer Ware last week after leaving the game with a concussion and was able to run for 52 yards on 15 carries. Those numbers aren’t great, but he has a favorable match-up against the Jaguars this week and he should be able to put up some better statistics. West should not be a RB1 or RB2 option for you, but he could put up some surprising numbers as a flex option.

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