Kareem Hunt, Leonard Fournette, and Todd Gurley II are at the top of the NFL Week 9 Fantasy RB list for Sunday's morning and afternoon games. Hunt is at an $8,600 salary, Fournette is at an$8,400 salary while Gurley II is at $8,100. Mark Ingram is in 4th place at $7,600. Which player offers the most value, and which player should DFS contests players not add? Keep reading to find out!
NFL Week 9 Top Fantasy RBs
1. Kareem Hunt, $8,600, Kansas City at Dallas
2. Leonard Fournette, $8,400, Jacksonville vs Cincinnati
3. Todd Gurley II, $8,100, L.A. Rams at New York Giants
4. Mark Ingram, $7,600, New Orleans vs Tampa Bay
5. Devonta Freeman, $6,600, Atlanta at Carolina
Most Overpriced Salary
Mark Ingram, $7,600, New Orleans vs Tampa Bay
Ingram has been fantastic since the Saints traded Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals. The problem I see with Ingram this week is that he fumbled twice in the 20 to 12 win over the Chicago Bears. The Saints still won the game. It's hard for me to see QB Drew Brees and coach Sean Payton having as much faith in Ingram versus Tampa Bay when RB Alvin Kamara deserves as many carries and targets. We'll see what happens. At a salary that's $1,300 more than Kamara, Ingram's a tough add.
Best Choice Based on Salary
Kareem Hunt, $8,600, Kansas City at Dallas
Let's not forget that in Week 4, the Cowboys gave up 7 catches to Rams' RB Todd Gurley II. Gurley II turned those 7 catches into 94 yards and a TD. Gurley II also rushed for 121 yards on 23 carries. Hunt should have a monster game versus the Boys' D on Sunday.
NFL Week 8 RB Options
Alvin Kamara, $6,300, New Orleans vs Tampa Bay
Kamara might benefit from Ingram's 2 fumbles versus the Bears in NFL Week 8. Even if he doesn't, he's averaging 14.3 fantasy points per game. Versus the Bears last Sunday, he scored 16.6 fantasy points. I think he tears up a bad Tampa Bay defense in the Superdome on Nov. 5
Lamar Miller, $6,200, Houston vs Indianapolis
Miller could have his best game of the season. D'Onta Foreman has become the Texans' RB3. I suppose it's because the offense has been playing well, but Foreman still complained in some way. Miller's okay even though he didn't practice fully on Wednesday. I'd consider at $6,200 because Indy's defense is horrendous.
Doug Martin, $5,800, Tampa Bay vs New Orleans
The Saints' defense yields 120.3 rushing yards per game. For Tampa Bay to have any chance of upsetting New Orleans in the Superdome on Sunday, Doug Martin must carry the load. He can. It's just a question of whether the Bucs' stick with Martin and the rushing attack.
Adrian Peterson, $5,600, Arizona at San Francisco
San Francisco's D ranks 32nd in the NFL versus the rush. AP is now the Cardinals' best option because Drew Stanton starts at QB. I expect the Cards to try and win Sunday's game by leaning on the future hall of fame running back. I like Peterson at the salary.