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NFL DFS rankings: Running backs in the Divisional Round

Ranking running backs playing this weekend for both FanDuel and DraftKings.

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Sure real fantasy football is over (and has been for a while) but that shouldn’t stop you from still playing the fake game we all love! Here are my rankings for running backs this weekend on both FanDuel and DraftKings:

WR rankings

RANK NAME FANDUEL PRICE DRAFTKINGS PRICE OPPONENT
RANK NAME FANDUEL PRICE DRAFTKINGS PRICE OPPONENT
1 Julio Jones 8800 7900 PHI
2 Antonio Brown 9000 8100 JAC
3 Brandin Cooks 7700 7000 TEN
4 Adam Thielen 7600 7600 NO
5 Michael Thomas 8200 7200 MIN
6 Stefon Diggs 7300 6200 NO
7 JuJu Smith-Schuster 7000 6000 JAC
8 Alshon Jeffery 7200 5500 ATL
9 Martavis Bryant 6700 5000 JAC
10 Ted Ginn Jr. 5900 5800 MIN
11 Marqise Lee 6400 5100 PIT
12 Nelson Agholor 6400 4800 ATL
13 Mohamed Sanu 5800 5700 PHI
14 Dede Westbrook 6100 4400 PIT
15 Keelan Cole 5800 4200 PIT
16 Danny Amendola 5200 4100 TEN
17 Rishard Matthews 5500 4500 NE
18 Corey Davis 5400 3400 NE
19 Eric Decker 4800 3800 NE
20 Chris Hogan 6500 5200 TEN
21 Torrey Smith 5100 3000 ATL
22 Allen Hurns 5400 4000 PIT
23 Willie Snead 4600 3000 MIN
24 Eli Rogers 5400 4000 JAC
25 Jaydon Mickens 5300 3000 PIT

Notes:

  • Clearly DraftKings and myself really like Derrick Henry this weekend. At his FanDuel price, I have a hard time saying no to him, especially when he’s facing a very average Patriots defense this week. I know the Patriots will likely work to take Henry out of the equation and force Mariota to beat them, but as Clark always says, Henry seems to be forgotten at least once a game, and he’ll exploit that into a 50+ yard touchdown.
  • I wanted to put Fournette higher because I think he could have big game against the Steelers if all goes according to the Jaguars’ plan, but he showed me nothing against the Bills to make me supremely confident heading into this showdown.
  • I like Devonta Freeman a lot this weekend at his price.
  • I wish Dion Lewis was still a well kept secret.
  • Put LeGarrette Blount ahead of Jay Ajayi because a) price but b) I could see the Eagles running Blount the bowling ball this week against the Falcons’ fast but undersized linebackers. It might be a big Blount game.
  • Stevan Ridley is at the end of this list just because I could see him either stealing a touchdown or Le’Veon Bell goes down for a stretch of time and Ridley comes in as his replacement.