There are some familiar names at the top of NFL Week 12 DraftKings Fantasy list. Todd Gurley II can be had to rush against the New Orleans Saints for only $8,800. After Gurley, LeSean McCoy at $8,500 makes the list. So does Saints' rusher Mark Ingram, who is at $8,300. Leonard Fournette and Kareem Hunt are the other 2 running backs in the Top 5. Check out my take on NFL Week 12's Top Fantasy RBs!
NFL Week 12 Top Fantasy RBs
1. Todd Gurley II, $8,800, L.A. Rams vs New Orleans
2. LeSean McCoy, $8,500, Buffalo at Kansas City
3. Mark Ingram, $8,300, New Orleans at L.A. Rams
4. Leonard Fournette, $8,100, Jacksonville at Arizona
5. Kareem Hunt, $8,000, Kansas City vs Buffalo
Most Overpriced Salary
Todd Gurley II, $8,800, L.A. Rams vs New Orleans
Gurley II could be exceptional versus the Saints' defense on Sunday. Run stopping linebacker A.J. Klein might be back for the Saints, though. Not only that, but New Orleans almost always forces teams to go to the pass. They've become much better at stopping the run while New Orleans' offense averages 30.2 points per game. I'm laying off at an $8,800 salary.
Best Choice Based on Salary
Mark Ingram, $8,300, New Orleans at L.A. Rams
You know Sean Payton's going to utilize running back Mark Ingram versus a Rams' defense that yields 123.3 rushing yards per game. Ingram probably won't have a 3 TD rushing game like he did against the Bills a couple of weeks ago. He should score at least 20 fantasy points, though. There's a chance he scores closer to 27 to 28 points.
NFL Week 12 RB Options
Alvin Kamara, $7,900, New Orleans at L.A. Rams
Payton extensively uses both Ingram and Kamara. Kamara averages 18.6 fantasy points per game. If the battle turns into a shootout, a real possibility, Alvin Kamara could score over the 25.6 fantasy points he racked up against Washington in Week 11.
Christian McCaffrey, $6,900, Carolina at New York Jets
McCaffrey could have a decent game versus a Jets' defense that's great versus straight rushers while prone to getting beat by pass-catching running backs.
McCaffrey figures to be on the field for more snaps than RB Jonathan Stewart. That's because the Jets are going to commit players to stopping Stewart from rushing the football.
Tevin Coleman, $6,500, Atlanta vs Tampa Bay
Devonta Freeman might not play. More importantly, Atlanta should take advantage of a Tampa Bay defense that has trouble stopping pass-catching running backs. If the Falcons want to bury the Bucs in this game, they'll lean on Coleman in the passing attack to open things up downfield in the second half for Ryan to Julio Jones.
Derrick Henry, $4,700, Tennessee at Indianapolis
Derrick Henry's best game this season occurred versus the Indianapolis Colts. He rushed for 131 yards from 19 carries. He scored a rushing TD. He also caught a pass for 14 yards. Henry averages 4.4 yards per carry while DeMarco Murray averages 3.8 yards per carry. Doesn't everyone believe it's time that the Titans settle on Henry as their starting RB?
Maybe, this is the week they do that.