Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Top RB Performances for Week 15

Pierre Thomas 146/1 & 1 rec TD - Thomas has had two very nice games in a row and has peaked just in time to carry you to the Fantasy Championship - where he will face Detroit in one of the better matchups in Week 16. Thomas is certainly earning that permanent gig in the backfield and could seal it up this weekend.


Dominic Rhodes 116/2 - Rhodes looked like he was going to be a good play this weekend even before Addai was deactivated. With the full load, Rhodes showed he made the right decision in heading back home to Indy after the poor choice to go to Oakland. Addai is still shaky and may miss the game this week against Jacksonville. Rhodes will be a decent flex at least even if Addai plays and would bump up if Addai is out again.


Michael Turner 182/1- Turner has long put to rest the concern that he was inconsitent and struggled against better run defenses. You had to start him even against Minnesota's stout defense - and with Pat Williams out the matchup actually looks much better than it did a few days ago.


Tashard Choice 143/1- I don't even know what to make of Tashard Choice. What do you do with him against Baltimore? He's already performed against two of the top run defenses in the league in Pittsburgh and the Giants - performed being Blurb code for BLEW UP. Do you trust him going into the your championship game? It's hard for me to say he is a must start, but he has played very well TWICE against two top 5 run defenses. Can you afford to sit him?


Steven Jackson 127/1 - SJax is back! Kinda. This week. He should have a second good game against the 49rs this comign weekend. He is getting the rock and as long as he stays healthy he should be ok for this weekend, even though Singletary has the San Fran defense working pretty well.

Best of the rest -

Maurice Jones-Drew 70/1 & 1 rec- MJD should play all right against Indy, but has been shaky in terms of yard production.

Kevin Faulk 111 & 1 rec - Faulk shows his owners why he is often a solid flex option.

Darren McFadden 114/1- Darren 'Boom or Bust' McFadden booms last week - may have a decent day against Houston but you never know with the Raiders and the running backs.

Sammy Morris 117/1 - How Faulk and Morris got in on the same list is pretty intriguing and in New England that's pretty rare.

Kevin Smith 119/1 - A pretty good day against the Colts - he might look ok again versus New Orleans if Detroit doesn't abandon the run.

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