Hopefully everyone faded the disaster that was the Cincinnati Bengals offense in the Thursday Night Football game and can now focus on crafting your lineup for the $3 Million NFL Sunday Millions on FanDuel. First prize is $500,000 and a massive 26,405 lineups submitted will make at least double the $25 entry fee.
Before you save that lineup, let’s look at some ideas on how to fill out that roster.
On Wednesday we brought you the quarterbacks that we recommend for this week’s action, and today we will focus on running backs.
Here’s a quick list of some of the ball carriers that we think will have a big weekend:
Along with being the most highly used running back in the league, Forte has a great matchup this week against the Green Bay Packers. The Packers give up tons of points to running backs, and even if the Bears get behind early, which we suspect they might, Forte leads the team in receptions.
With Tony Romo dinged up we expect Murray to be the workhorse, yet again, this Sunday in the UK when the Dallas Cowboys face-off against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. In addition, Jacksonville ranks near the bottom of the league in fantasy points given up to running backs this year so expect Murray to have a big day.
The Broncos are bringing their high-powered offense into Oakland this weekend. We doubt The Black Hole can stop Peyton Manning and company, so expect Hillman to be featured heavily in the second half as the Broncos look to run out the clock and secure the blowout victory.
With Nick Foles out with a broken collarbone and Mark Sanchez coming in off the bench, the stars seem aligned for McCoy to finally have a breakout game this season. After all, the best way to protect your quarterback from making bad decisions is by handing it off, and when you’re facing the team with a run defense bad as the Carolina Panthers, there’s even more reason to lean on your stud running back.
Tomorrow we will look at the wide receivers that we think will lead a team to fantasy football victory this weekend. But don’t dilly dally, ok? There is $3 Million being awarded in a single contest this week and on FanDuel, so you won’t want to miss our picks.